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AstraZeneca, J&J resuming US tests of COVID-19…

Two drugmakers say they have the go-ahead to resuming U.S. testing of their COVID-19 vaccine candidates

Voters Voices

With the election right around the corner and voting underway, Stringr took to the streets of some key swing states: Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania to find out what's on voters' minds. We ask them who they are voting for and what issues are most important to them this year.

Quibi Is Shutting Down Just 6 Months After Launch

Quibi Is Shutting Down Just 6 Months After Launch. According to 'The Wall Street Journal,' the streaming service is to be one of the shortest-lived to date. The company launched on April 6, 2020, providing content to be specifically viewed on mobile devices. Two plans — one with ads and one without — were available for under $10 per month. . In July, app-tracking firm Sensor Tower claimed Quibi lost over 90% of its subscribers after the three-month free trial was up. . According to The Verge, Quibi has refuted those numbers but never provided alternate figures for reference. Factors that may have contributed to the company's demise include its mobile-only content as people are stuck at home amid the pandemic. or that short-form video content can be found for free with competitors such as YouTube and TikTok. Co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg attempted to sell off the floundering company earlier this year, but no one took the bait

NATO chief says Greece, Turkey agree to cancel…

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says that Greece and Turkey are going to cancel war games scheduled for next week on each other’s national holidays, in a further sign of easing of tensions between the two NATO allies and historic rivals

BONUS: How COVID-19 Patients Are Treated

Dr. Ross McKinney the Chief Scientific Officer at the Association of American Medical Colleges analyses which treatments have been effective in treating COVID-19 patients and explains what course of treatment a person suffering from the disease can expect.

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Nokia to Build First Cellular Network on the Moon…

Nokia to Build First Cellular Network on the Moon for NASA. On Monday, Nokia Oyj announced that they had been chosen by NASA to create the first ever cellular network on the moon. . The network is expected to be available by late 2022. . The Finnish telecommunications firm said that their partnership with NASA would create a “sustainable human presence on the lunar surface.” . The technology will be “ideally suited” for providing the technology that “astronauts need.” . It will make remotely controlled rovers, high definition streaming and real-time navigation possible. . Nokia is working with Intuitive Machines to integrate their work into a lunar lander for delivery and self-configuration on the surface of the moon. . The LTE/4G communications system will also be “ultra-compact, low-power” and “space-hardened.”. The solution has been specially designed to withstand the harsh conditions of the launch and lunar landing, and to operate in the extreme conditions of space, Nokia, via Bloomberg

AmEx profits plunge as travel spending comes to a…

American Express’ fourth-quarter profits dropped by 39% as the pandemic’s deep impacts on travel, entertainment and dining dramatically impacted results of the credit card giant

Time-Wasting Habits and How to Avoid Them

Everyone loves to save time, but many often have several time-wasting habits, here's a few tips on how to avoid them

Sony Releases Free Black Lives Matter PS4 Theme

Sony Releases Free , Black Lives Matter , PS4 Theme. On Oct. 19, Sony released the "Black Lives Matter Theme" on the PlayStation Store. When the theme is enabled, the bottom of the user interface appears with black and yellow graphics, as well as a raised fist. The hashtag #BLM also appears as part of the free theme. Other companies have taken similar actions. In June, Activision released a 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' update that displayed a message supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Developer Bungie introduced several items supporting Black Lives Matter, including 'Destiny 2' emblems and a "be heard" enamel pin.

Veggie burgers are still burgers, at least in…

European lawmakers say that plant-based products that do not contain meat can continue to be labeled “sausages” or “burgers.”

How To Meet Your Productivity Goals

With everyone more connected and distracted than ever, here is how to meet your productivity goals.

Coos County has first death from COVID-19

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YouTube Vows to Ban Misleading Claims About COVID…

YouTube Vows to Ban Misleading Claims About COVID-19 Vaccines. The video-sharing platform has announced a new effort to crackdown on COVID-19 misinformation, . warning it will ban any clips that contradict expert advice from local health authorities. A COVID-19 vaccine may be imminent, therefore we're ensuring we have the right policies in place to be able to remove [related] misinformation, YouTube, via statement. According to YouTube, it has already removed 200,000 dangerous or misleading videos about coronavirus. Similarly, Facebook has announced plans to ban ads that discourage people from getting vaccinated

Dutch hospital airlifts patients to Germany amid…

A bright yellow helicopter has flown a COVID-19 patient from the Netherlands to a German intensive care unit, the first such airlift since the pandemic first threatened to swamp Dutch hospitals

The Catholic Faith of Amy Coney Barrett…

Voter turnout 'looking excellent' after first week

Microsoft Hires Another Naughty Dog Developer for…

Microsoft Hires Another Naughty Dog Developer for the Initiative. The gaming giant has added a new member to the team for its Xbox studio with Lauren Garcia. Garcia, who worked as character shading technical director on 'The Last of Us: Part II,'. is joining as senior shader technologies developer. So happy to announce that this week I joined at The Initiative. This is an incredible team working on something truly special, Lauren Garcia, via Twitter . It was so hard to left behind my friends at NaughtyDog. But I need to say thank you to @Xbox @XboxP3 to allow me be part of Xbox family!

Spain PM appeals for public unity, sacrifice in…

Spanish Prime Minster Pedro Sánchez is appealing for Spaniards to pull together and defeat the new coronavirus, warning: “The situation is serious.”

COVID-19: The Return Of In-Person Teaching

New York has yet to see coronavirus upticks, despite a return to classrooms. Are the risks of getting kids back into classrooms lower than we thought? Dr. Ross McKinney the Chief Scientific Officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges weighs in.

David Cage Thinks the Xbox Series S Will Be…

David Cage Thinks the Xbox Series S Will Be ‘Confusing’. Microsoft previously announced that in addition to the Xbox Series X, . they will also be releasing another next-gen console, the Xbox Series S. It will be a cheaper and lower-spec version of the Xbox Series X. While some gamers thought this was a great idea, it seems David Cage isn’t a fan. The Quantic Dream CEO is known for directing cinematic games like ‘Heavy Rain, ‘Beyond Two Souls’ and ‘Detroit: Become Human.’ . Cage thinks that “most developers will focus on the lower-end version to avoid doing two different versions”. Many developers prefer consoles to PC because on consoles you only have to deal with one hardware, whereas on PC there are so many configurations, graphic cards, drivers, controllers. , David Cage, to WCCFTech. When a manufacturer offers two consoles with different specs, there is a strong chance that most developers will focus on the lower-end version to avoid doing two different versions, David Cage, to WCCFTech. He also added that he thinks that this will be “confusing” for both developers and players. I think it is confusing for developers, but also for players, and although I can understand the commercial reasons behind this choice I think the situation is questionable, David Cage, to WCCFTech

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Hitler speeches sell at Munich auction despite…

Handwritten speech notes by Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler sold at auction in Munich despite concerns from Jewish groups they could encourage neo-Nazis

Downballot Politics And The Supreme Court

This election cycle, nothing is for certain. Will Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court have an impact on competitive Senate races? We look at the impact it may have on the South Carolina race, hearing from Jaime Harrison who is challenging Lindsey Graham in that seat. We also speak to Alex Vogel, CEO/Lobbyist Vogel Group, Matt Klink, Campaign Strategist, Klink Campaigns and Dr. Steven Voss of the University of Kentucky, who all have different things to say on the topic.