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Trump Administration Coronavirus Testing Strategy Draws Concerns: 'This Isn't the Hunger Games'

Trump Administration Coronavirus Testing Strategy Draws Concerns: 'This Isn't the Hunger Games'

The Trump administration’s report to Congress sees states taking responsibility for coronavirus testing with federal guidance.
Watch squirrels battle an epic bird feeder obstacle course

Watch squirrels battle an epic bird feeder obstacle course

From the guy who brought you package thief glitter bombs comes American Ninja Squirrel. On Sunday, former NASA engineer-turned-YouTuber Mark Rober shared the spoils of his quarantine time-killing
Millions of periodical cicadas to emerge in parts of US

Millions of periodical cicadas to emerge in parts of US

After spending most of their lives in the soil, periodical cicadas will come out in three US states.
Linux chief says he's picking AMD over Intel

Linux chief says he's picking AMD over Intel

Linus Torvalds also hinted that he hopes to one day run an ARM-powered desktop.

Review: Level Lock is the invisible smart home lock with HomeKit for your front door

Level Lock is an innovative new smart lock that brings connected home features and security to your front door, including Apple's HomeKit, while remaining entirely hidden.
Virgin Orbit Launch Attempt Ends Without Trip to Space

Virgin Orbit Launch Attempt Ends Without Trip to Space

The company, founded by Richard Branson, had hoped to show that it can send small satellites to orbit from virtually anywhere.
Coronavirus stimulus check: Qualifications, prepaid debit card, payment status, more     - CNET

Coronavirus stimulus check: Qualifications, prepaid debit card, payment status, more - CNET

If you're eligible for a stimulus payment of up to $1,200, we'll help you find out exactly what you'll get, if it's scheduled and how it may arrive.
Robot barista helps South Korean cafe with social distancing

Robot barista helps South Korean cafe with social distancing

A new robot barista at the cafe in Daejeon, South Korea is courteous and swift as it seamlessly makes its way toward customers.
Best Linux distros for small businesses in 2020

Best Linux distros for small businesses in 2020

These distros emphasise stability, support, and other important business considerations.
Texas Instruments makes it harder to run programs on its calculators

Texas Instruments makes it harder to run programs on its calculators

Texas Instruments’ graphing calculators have a reputation as hobbyist devices given their program support, but they just lost some of their appeal. Cemetech has learned (via Linus Tech Tips) that
R&D Roundup: ‘Twisted light’ lasers, prosthetic vision advances and robot-trained dogs

R&D Roundup: ‘Twisted light’ lasers, prosthetic vision advances and robot-trained dogs

I see far more research articles than I could possibly write up. This column collects the most interesting of those papers and advances, along with notes on why they may prove important in the world
Over 40% of Republicans think Bill Gates will use COVID-19 vaccine to implant tracking microchips, survey says     - CNET

Over 40% of Republicans think Bill Gates will use COVID-19 vaccine to implant tracking microchips, survey says - CNET

A survey from Yahoo News and YouGov finds that the conspiracy theory is popular among Fox News viewers, Republicans and Trump voters.
More than 40% of Republicans think Bill Gates will use COVID-19 vaccine to implant microchips, survey says     - CNET

More than 40% of Republicans think Bill Gates will use COVID-19 vaccine to implant microchips, survey says - CNET

A survey from Yahoo News and YouGov finds that the conspiracy theory is popular among Fox News viewers, Republicans and Trump voters.
OnePlus 8 Pro international giveaway!

OnePlus 8 Pro international giveaway!

This week, we're giving away a brand new OnePlus 8 Pro!
Weird tech we’ve bought during lockdown – and how it might help you

Weird tech we’ve bought during lockdown – and how it might help you

Lockdown continues to impact our daily lives, but the right tech can help make things easier… even if it is a bit weird.
Nasa SpaceX launch: Who are the astronauts?

Nasa SpaceX launch: Who are the astronauts?

BBC News profiles the space travellers who will launch in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule on Wednesday.
Trump’s Press Secretary Appears to Have Exposed President’s Banking Information

Trump’s Press Secretary Appears to Have Exposed President’s Banking Information

Kayleigh McEnany held up the $100,000 check that she said Trump would donate to the Department of Health and Human Services.
Hertz declares bankruptcy, blames COVID-19     - CNET

Hertz declares bankruptcy, blames COVID-19 - CNET

The rental-car giant will seek to reorganize under Chapter 11 protection.
Boston Dynamics' Robodog Roams New Zealand Countryside with a New Purpose: Sheep Herding

Boston Dynamics' Robodog Roams New Zealand Countryside with a New Purpose: Sheep Herding

Canines beware: Apparently we humans aren’t the only ones who need to worry about our inevitable robot overlords replacing us. Read more...
Over 40% of Republicans think Bill Gates will use COVID-19 vaccine to implant microchips, survey says     - CNET

Over 40% of Republicans think Bill Gates will use COVID-19 vaccine to implant microchips, survey says - CNET

A survey from Yahoo News and YouGov finds that the conspiracy theory is popular among Fox News viewers, Republicans and Trump voters.