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1Password now lets you create virtual credit cards

Tech - BGR - Password manager 1Password partnered with Privacy.com to offer users unique virtual credit cards that can be used to pay for online goods and subscriptions.
1Password will automatically suggest virtual credit cards for all the services you've saved...
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 16:13:07 - #coronavirus #databreach #newstidbits

Microsoft Teams getting breakout rooms, virtual commute, and new 'Together Mode' backgrounds

Tech - GeekWire - Microsoft Teams is getting several updates as part of the company's virtual Ignite tech conference this morning, looking to keep pace with its rivals and keep up with the demands of users increasingly relying on the collaboration technology...
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:36:49 - #coronavirus #microsoft #newstidbits

Does forgetting a name or word mean that I have dementia?

Think - Big Think - The number of cases of dementia in the U.S. is rising as baby boomers age, raising questions for boomers themselves and also for their families, caregivers and society. Dementia, which is not technically a disease but a term for impaired ability...
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:13:26 - #coronavirus #boomer #retirement #alzheimer #dementia #newstidbits

61% of Americans Support Abolishing Electoral College

Life - Gallup Headlines - Americans have become more supportive of abolishing the Electoral College since 2019, as 61% overall now hold this view, including 89% of Democrats and 23% of Republicans.
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:13:18 - #newstidbits

Plurality Says High Court Ideological Makeup 'About Right'

Life - Gallup Headlines - A plurality of Americans (42%) say the ideological makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court is "about right," while about one in three (32%) say the high court is "too conservative" and 23% say it is "too liberal."
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:13:17 - #newstidbits

Life Ratings Among Black Americans Erode During Trump Era

Life - Gallup Headlines - The overall life ratings of Black Americans have eroded since 2016, but negative emotional experiences are unchanged in recent years.
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:13:15 - #newstidbits

ISS Transits Mars

Life - Astronomy Picture of the Day - Yes, but have you ever seen the space station do this?
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:13:14 - #newstidbits

Your Ultimate Guide to Different Types of Coffee

Life - Reader's Digest - We've all been there, standing in line at a favorite coffeeshop, sweating because we're not entirely sure of the difference between a cold brew vs. a classic iced coffee. Oh gosh, I know I have. Good news: we're covering everything from...
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:39:14 - #maker #newstidbits

Fructose Made in the Brain Could Be a Mechanism Driving Alzheimer's

Life - Neuroscience News - Alzheimer's disease may be driven by excessive fructose metabolism in the brain. The findings shed light on why diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, are linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's.
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:39:13 - #alzheimer #diabetes #newstidbits

Photoacoustic microscopy for identifying sentinel lymph nodes of breast cancer

Life - Phys.org - Tumor metastatic sentinel lymph nodes are difficult to distinguish from normal or inflamed lymph nodes (Inf-LN). Researchers designed a dual-targeting nanoparticle 5K-HA-HPPS for fluorescent/photoacoustic imaging of sentinel LN. Photoacoustic...
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:39:12 - #cancer #newstidbits

Scientists devise 'Trojan horse' approach to kill cancer cells without using drugs

Life - Phys.org - Cancer cells have been killed in lab experiments and tumor growth reduced in mice, using a new approach that turns a nanoparticle into a 'Trojan horse' that causes cancer cells to self-destruct, a research team at the Nanyang Technological...
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:39:11 - #cancer #newstidbits

New insights into colorectal cancer: Growth factor R-spondin suppresses tumor growth

Life - EurekAlert - R-spondin, which enhances the growth of healthy cells in the gut, suppresses the growth of intestinal adenoma cells, thus reducing the formation of intestinal tumors.
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:39:08 - #cancer #newstidbits

6 Effective Negotiation Skills to Master

Life - Lifehack - I don't know about you, but many times when I hear the word negotiate I think of lawyers working out a business deal or having to do battle with a car salesman to try to get a lower price. Since I am in recruiting, the term "negotiation" comes...
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:39:07 - #retirement #newstidbits

High-Tech Aids for Aging in Place

Life - Kiplinger - Heidi Wilson, 69, loves to watch British television shows with her husband, but the accents and her hearing impairment made it difficult to catch all the dialogue. "I was always interrupting to ask him to repeat what the characters said or...
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:39:06 - #boomer #afib #iphone6s #ai #retirement #alzheimer #dementia #smartphone #newstidbits

Why do we need smart kitchen appliances?

Media - Robotics and Automation News - Kitchen technology is constantly evolving to make cooking easier. The latest innovation is smart technology. This describes the suite of devices that are designed to connect with the internet. In some cases, you might be...
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:13:47 - #robotics #smartphone #newstidbits

To Combat Lockdown Loneliness, Seniors Are Turning to Tech

Media - Electronics Maker - The threat associated with the contraction of COVID-19 is especially pronounced for older individuals. Between 2015 and 2050, the world's population of those aged 60 and over is expected to double - but in order to stay safe, those...
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:13:40 - #coronavirus #maker #newstidbits

Nike CEO: Digital Is The New Normal

Media - PYMNTS.com - Nike's earnings call on Tuesday (Sept. 22), in which it set a new standard for companies capitalizing on the digital-first economy, just might have had the quote of the year.
"We know that digital is the new normal. The consumer today is...
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 12:13:35 - #ecommerce #ai #newstidbits

Time for a Home Tech Upgrade? Here's How to Do It Safely and Responsibly

Justmeans - Learn how to protect your data and reduce environmental impact when you're ready for an update to your work-from-home...
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:13:31 - #smartphone #daas #cybersecurity #newstidbits

Scenes From a 3-Week New England Foliage Road Trip

Life - New England Today - In the fall of 2015, Rachael Mullins left her home in Australia for a tour of the American northeast, include a three-week New England fall foliage road trip. We were so charmed by the images she shared on Instagram - from cider donuts...
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:40:59 - #newstidbits

Best Forms of Exercise for Those Over 50

Life - Retirement - Only the Beginning - Written by John Moran - There was a time when the phrase "50 is the new 40" created scandalized waves through media outlets and lifestyle magazines. But thanks to the work against ageism and improved ability to understand...
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:40:57 - #retirement #newstidbits

Parkinson's Disease Is Not One, but Two Diseases

Life - Neuroscience News - Parkinson's disease can be divided into two variants that start in different places in the body. For some, the neurodegenerative disease starts in the intestines and spreads to the brain. In others, the disease begins in the brain...
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:14:30 - #parkinsons #brain #newstidbits

Beware, Your Phone Data Says a Lot About Your Personality

Life - Psychology Today - New research explores the relationship between personality and smartphone use.
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:14:29 - #smartphone #newstidbits

Thinking About Day Trading? Read This First

Life - Kiplinger - In the midst of the pandemic, you may have noticed a rather unusual trend: More and more people are jumping into the stock market.
Despite, or perhaps even because of, extreme volatility in the market and endless speculation about what could...
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:14:27 - #coronavirus #retirement #newstidbits

Why Perfectionists May Become Helicopter Parents

Life - Psychology Today - Over-parenting is so common that it's almost the norm. New research shows that parents who are perfectionists are more likely to become helicopter parents.
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:14:26 - #newstidbits

Expert says west coast wildfires will likely mean smoky-tasting wine for years to come

Life - Phys.org - Professor of Supply Chain Management and wine industry expert Burak Kazaz says along with exacting a heavy human toll, West Coast wildfires will also affect the flavor of your favorite California wine.
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:14:25 - #supplychain #newstidbits

Uber To Help Coordinate Carpools With New Service

Media - PYMNTS.com - Uber on Tuesday (Sept. 22) announced new services to help co-workers share Uber rides.
The offerings, which will roll out in the "new few weeks," according to a company post, are among Uber for Business initiatives aimed at profiting from...
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 13:13:56 - #coronavirus #servicenow #newstidbits

3M Extends Accessible STEM Distance-learning Resources With Science at Home

Business Wire - Across the U.S., schools, teachers, parents, and students are adjusting to new learning modules as uncertainty and precautions around COVID-19 continue. Promoting accessible learning modules is essential - according to a recent study. A majority of parents...
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:14:51 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

ABCmouse Brings Master Teachers and Daily Classroom Instruction into the Home with the Launch of My ABCmouse Classroom Live!

Business Wire - Age of Learning, Inc., the education innovator behind ABCmouse Early Learning Academy, today announced the launch of My ABCmouse Classroom Live!, an engaging new learning experience within ABCmouse featuring a daily schedule of video lessons from master...
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:14:39 - #newstidbits

T‑Mobile Teams Rally to Give School Supplies to Teachers

Justmeans - On September 21, 100 teachers were delighted to find their school supplies ordered and on their way thanks to ...
Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:14:38 - #t-mobile #newstidbits

Anthem to study whether Apple Watch could help people with asthma

Media - CNBC - Tech - The two-year study is looking at whether data collected from the Apple Watch can help people with asthma predict potentially serious outcomes, which could lead to hospitalization. About 1.8 million people end up in emergency rooms from...
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 19:36:13 - #asthma #newstidbits

Bill Gates: 'We underestimated the value of masks'

Media - CNBC - Business - "It took a while to get that message out," Gates said. "Some political leaders helped with that, some political leaders did not."
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 19:36:12 - #billgates #newstidbits

Chromebook, headphones, desks: COVID-era virtual school supplies come with real spike in spending

Media - USATODAY - News Top Stories - With many schools going virtual, households with children in kindergarten through 12th grade will spend an average of nearly $790 a family this year.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 19:36:11 - #chromebook #newstidbits

America is a Tale of Fractured Economic Realities and That's Stopping Us From Fixing this Crisis

Media - Time - Business - The congressional impasse over more stimulus to a COVID-stricken country continues to deepen. Senate Republicans attempted to pass a small supplementary package and failed, leaving serious doubts as to whether anything will be...
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 19:36:10 - #coronavirus #retirement #newstidbits

There may not be enough coronavirus vaccine doses to quickly supply the world, Gates Foundation says

Media - CNBC - Business - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released a new report that found global routine vaccinations during the coronavirus pandemic have dropped to levels last seen 25 years ago.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 19:36:09 - #coronavirus #gatesfoundation #melindagates #newstidbits

Online holiday sales to surge 25-35%

Web Marketing - Digital Commerce 360 - Research firm Deloitte expects online holiday sales to increase 25%-35% for the 2020 season and reach $182-$196 billion for ecommerce sales in November, December and January.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:35:53 - #coronavirus #ecommerce #newstidbits

How to make the most of iOS 14 widgets and iPhone home screen customization

Tech - TechCrunch - You've probably seen the screenshots going around that show iOS home screens that differ considerably from the stock options that Apple provides. Yes, if you're an Android user you're probably laughing at iPhone owners for finally (nearly)...
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:13:05 - #android #newstidbits

Microsoft Is Buying Bethesda Parent ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

Tech - ExtremeTech - The Elder Scrolls franchise is one of Bethesda's biggest hits.
Microsoft might have failed to get a piece of TikTok during the recent scramble for a US partner, but it just secured a much more valuable prize: ZeniMax. The company...
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:13:04 - #microsoft #newstidbits

NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service is now available on Roku

Tech - The Verge - After months of negotiations leading to a public showdown last week between NBCUniversal and Roku, NBCUniversal's streaming service, Peacock, is now on Roku.
Peacock, which offers a combination of...
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:36:56 - #acquisition #newstidbits

How Bill Gates Sr., late father of the Microsoft co-founder, helped Howard Schultz buy Starbucks

Tech - GeekWire - For all the remembrances tied to the passing of Bill Gates Sr., who died Monday at age 94, perhaps no story is more surprising or entertaining than one told over the years by Howard Schultz, former...
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 13:37:52 - #microsoft #melindagates #billgates #newstidbits

World's largest vaccine maker just made a horrible prediction about the coronavirus

Tech - BGR - The US, as well as the rest of the world, is keenly awaiting the arrival of a successful coronavirus vaccine, as it's generally assumed that this is what will finally bring about the end of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, the CEO of the world's...
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 13:37:48 - #coronavirus #maker #newstidbits

5 Reasons Why the Lobster Dinner Is Better Than the Lobster Roll

Life - New England Today - I've been on the New England seafood trail intensively for the past seven summers, and I've had more wonderful gustatory experiences than anyone can reasonably expect in a lifetime. It recently occurred to me that with the continuing...
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:38:58 - #newstidbits

Hurricane season is so active in 2020, we ran out of names

Life - Live Science - With the formation of Tropical Storm Wilfred on Sept. 18, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season reached the end of its storm names list and will now "go Greek."
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:38:56 - #hurricane #newstidbits

Everglades restoration to 'get the water right' estimated at $7.4 billion through 2030

Life - Phys.org - Everglades restoration projects will require about $7.4 billion over the next 10 years, compared with $6 billion spent through 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said while presenting a draft of its work schedule.
Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:38:55 - #usarmy #newstidbits

Google Drive will start to delete trashed files after 30 days starting on October 13th

Tech - The Verge - Google is changing how Google Drive handles trashed files and documents. Starting on October 13th, files in the trash will automatically delete after 30 days. The change means that Drive's trash will...
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 23:13:02 - #google #newstidbits

Dr. Fauci says this is the state that's doing the best job containing COVID-19

Tech - BGR - There's one state above all others that White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci says has done the best job in the US of keeping a lid on coronavirus cases and handling its COVID-19 pandemic -- that state is Vermont.
Fauci shared this praise...
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 22:13:02 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

3 Times You Should Never "Accept Cookies" on a Site

Life - Reader's Digest - Cookie-consent pop-ups are one of the biggest annoyances on the Internet. Almost every site you visit has a notice saying, "This website uses cookies to improve your experience. Do you agree?" or something similar. Typically, we click...
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 21:38:13 - #cybersecurity #newstidbits

The Annuity With a Tax-Planning Twist

Life - Kiplinger - Retirees sometimes feel like they're being squeezed by two opposing goals. On the one hand, they should conserve their nest egg to prepare for longer life expectancies and the rising cost of long-term care. On the other, the IRS requires retirees...
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 21:38:12 - #boomer #retirement #newstidbits

10 Reasons to Own Life Insurance in Every Decade of Your Life

Life - Kiplinger - There has always been value in protecting your loved ones, perhaps even more now as the COVID‑19 global pandemic continues to devastate households and put the question of mortality front and center. While life insurance can be an unsettling...
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 21:13:35 - #coronavirus #retirement #newstidbits

TikTok, WeChat survive in US app stores - one with a deal, the other with a judge's help

Infosec - CyberScoop - China-based TikTok and WeChat remained in U.S. app stores on Monday, surviving a Trump administration ban that was supposed to take effect at the end of the weekend.
TikTok's reprieve came on Saturday, when President Trump announced that...
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 21:13:32 - #oracle #newstidbits

Demand For Books Surprisingly Outstrips Supply During Pandemic

Media - PYMNTS.com - The pandemic has had something of a strange effect on the world of book publishing. Shut-down bookstores and closed classrooms initially depressed sales in the market, particularly of educational books. But that drop-off has reportedly been...
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 21:13:19 - #coronavirus #ecommerce #digitaltransformation #supplychain #newstidbits