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Clothing Reseller ThredUp Files For IPO

Media - - Online clothing retailer ThredUP has filed confidentially for an initial public offering (IPO) in the U.S., Bloomberg reports.
The company, based in Oakland, California, is one of the growing numbers of eCommerce sites trafficking in used...
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 16:36:58 - #coronavirus #ecommerce #newstidbits

eBay Debuts reCommerce Marketplace

Media - - The reCommerce trend continues to gain momentum. eBay announced on Wednesday (Oct. 21) that it is launching a new destination for electronics products to feature Certified Refurbished products, not from its sellers but from brands like De'Longhi,...
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 16:36:51 - #microsoft #samsung #lenovo #dell #newstidbits

Amazon Introduces No-Charge One-Hour Pickup At Whole Foods

Media - - Amazon is rolling out free, one-hour grocery pickup at Whole Foods across the U.S. for Prime members, Amazon said in a statement on Wednesday (Oct. 21).
Minimum order for free pickup is $35 and can be placed through the Amazon app on the...
Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:13:07 - #coronavirus #ecommerce #newstidbits

Community noise may affect dementia risk

Life - EurekAlert - Results from a new study published in Alzheimer's & Dementia support emerging evidence suggesting that noise may influence individuals' risk of developing dementia later in life.
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:30:45 - #alzheimer #dementia #newstidbits

Cholesterol medications linked to lower cancer-related deaths in women

Life - EurekAlert - Among women with breast cancer, colorectal cancer, or melanoma, those who were taking cholesterol-lowering medications, were less likely to die from cancer, according to an analysis published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:30:44 - #cancer #newstidbits

Curbing COVID Had Benefit for Asthma Patients

Life - WebMD - Hospitalizations for COVID-19 were first recorded during week seven of 2020. Further analysis found a significant decrease in the average number of asthma hospitalizations during weeks nine to 22 of this year compared to 2017-19.
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:30:43 - #coronavirus #asthma #newstidbits

60+ Funny, Clever, Cool Wi-Fi Network Names

Life - Reader's Digest - When you set up an Internet network for your home with a router, often you can name it so that you can distinguish your network from your neighbors' networks. Some people have gone way beyond giving their network a simple name like "The...
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:30:42 - #smartphone #linksys #newstidbits

Researchers develop method for earlier detection of Alzheimer's Disease

Life - EurekAlert - Washington State University scientists have developed a method to detect the biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease that is 10 times more sensitive than current blood testing technology.
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:30:41 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

New CubeSat will observe the remnants of massive supernovas

Life - - Scientists at CU Boulder are developing a satellite about the size of a toaster oven to explore one of the cosmos' most fundamental mysteries: How did radiation from stars punch its way out of the first galaxies to fundamentally alter the make-up...
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:37:33 - #hamradio #newstidbits

Study shows active older adults have better physical and mental health

Life - EurekAlert - Older adults with higher physical activity and lower sitting time have better overall physical and mental health, according to a new study from the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:37:32 - #cancer #newstidbits

51% in U.S. Want Amy Coney Barrett Seated on Supreme Court

Life - Gallup Headlines - A slim majority of Americans support Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, and 46% oppose it.
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:37:31 - #newstidbits

The Basics of FIRE: Financial Independence and Early Retirement

Life - Lifehacker - Financial independence? Sounds great! Retiring early? Sign me up. The FIRE movement (financial independence, retire early) embraces the concept of saving most of your income in your 20s or 30s so you can retire in your 30s or 40s, but this...
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:37:30 - #retirement #newstidbits

Severe burn damage from California wildfires seen from space

Life - Live Science - New satellite imagery of California reveals not just the extent of its wildfire damage, but the depth of the loss.
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:13:31 - #newstidbits

Regular social engagement linked to healthier brain microstructure in older adults

Life - EurekAlert - Older people who report greater levels of social engagement have more robust gray matter in regions of the brain relevant in dementia, according to new research. It is the first to use a particularly sensitive type of brain imaging to conduct...
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:13:28 - #coronavirus #dementia #newstidbits

How cancer cells escape crowded tumors

Life - EurekAlert - (Vienna, 16.10.2020) When trapped in a crowded environment, cells of the human body try to escape. Scientists now discovered that it is the cell nucleus, which triggers the "evasion reflex". This reflex is activated once cell compression...
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:13:27 - #cancer #newstidbits

Earth observation instruments pass review

Life - - As part of the atmospheric environment monitoring satellite (DQ-1) programs, the Environmental Trace Gas Monitoring Instrument (EMI-II) and Particulate Observing Scanning Polarization (POSP) passed the delivery acceptance review on science...
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:13:25 - #newstidbits

Amazon extends remote work policy for office employees to June 2021

Tech - GeekWire - A lone dog walker uses the park near The Spheres at Amazon's headquarters campus.

Amazon employees can now work from home until June 30. The Seattle tech giant extended its remote work policy, which previously...
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:13:24 - #coronavirus #microsoft #newstidbits

Feast your eyes on the all-new, all-electric GMC Hummer EV

Tech - TechCrunch - GMC has a new all-electric version of its classic Hummer oversized SUV. This thing is a beast, as you might expect, with an advertised 350-mile range and a 3-second zero to 60 mph time. It's a bit ridiculous to be honest, which is kind of...
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:13:23 - #newstidbits

The Pixel 5 was just released and it's already falling apart

Tech - BGR - The Pixel 5 might suffer from a serious design or manufacturing issue, as several buyers report that the screen's plastic bumper is peeling off of the bioresin-coated aluminum frame.

The resulting gap might impact the Pixel 5's water and dust resistance.
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:13:22 - #iphone11 #pixel5 #iphone12 #samsung #android #newstidbits

For $6.99 a month, Google will send you prints of your 10 best photos, as picked by AI

Tech - The Verge - Your memories, as picked by an algorithm. | Image: Google

If you're someone who never prints out any of the photos you take with your smartphone, Google might have a good solution. For $6.99 a month, it'll use machine learning to automatically...
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:39:23 - #ai #machinelearning #smartphone #newstidbits

China CDC says you can get coronavirus from frozen food packaging

Tech - BGR - The Chinese CDC has concluded that the recent Qingdao outbreak started after two people were infected from handling contaminated frozen food packages.
The conclusions seem to be in line with what is known about the virus so far. SARS-CoV-2 can...
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:39:16 - #coronavirus #supplychain #newstidbits

More hours, more burned out: Survey finds remote tech workforce feeling strain of working from home

Tech - GeekWire - The pandemic and remote work are wearing on the tech workforce, with 68% of respondents to a new survey saying they are more burned out than when they worked in an office.
The data comes from a survey by Blind, the anonymous...
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:39:11 - #newstidbits

Driving the 2021 Cadillac Escalade was one of the most stressful experiences of my life

Tech - The Verge - When Cadillac reached out recently with an offer to test out the new 2021 Escalade for a day, I eagerly responded in the affirmative. I wanted to try out the latest version of the automaker's partially autonomous...
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:39:09 - #newstidbits

Amazon To Pay Consumers For Their Shopping Data

Media - - Amazon has launched a new program to gain information about users' purchasing activity beyond on its own website, a post from the eCommerce giant states, through monetary incentives.
Named the Amazon Shopper Panel, it will pay users in exchange...
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:37:47 - #ecommerce #newstidbits

AT&T Offers iPhone 12 For Free When Paired With Unlimited 5G Plan

Media - - AT&T is offering new and existing customers a free Apple iPhone 12 - with a trade-in and the selection of an unlimited 5G network plan. The deal is available now online, a press release said.
"Last week's iPhone launch was an important milestone...
Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:13:37 - #iphone11 #iphone12 #samsung #newstidbits

Holiday 2020: Consumers Will Spend Less Overall, Spend More Time Online

Media - - It's just a week into the earlier-than-usual 2020 holiday selling season and already three facts are clarifying the retail picture: consumers are going to spend less overall, they are going to spend more time online and they don't want to...
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:35:09 - #coronavirus #boomer #ecommerce #newstidbits

US Department Of Justice Says Google Is A Monopoly

Media - - The shoe dropped.
Tuesday, Oct. 20, in a move that surprised maybe no one, the Justice Department filed an antitrust lawsuit in Washington, D.C. against Google, joined by 11 states attorneys general, alleging the tech giant has used its dominant...
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 17:13:08 - #newstidbits

Study: Combining Brain Training and Walking Helps Heart Failure Patients

Globe Newswire - A new study from Emory University found a combined therapy of brain training and aerobic exercise improved multiple measures that drive better health outcomes and lower costs in patients with heart failure. The brain training used in the study was the...
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:14:17 - #heart #newstidbits

PicsArt's Design Tools Are Now Available on Web

Business Wire - PicsArt, the world's largest creative platform, today announced that more than two dozen of its most popular editing and AI-based tools are now available for free and subscription on Currently available tools include a template editor, background...
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:14:12 - #maker #newstidbits

Cardiac Insight Increases Access to Lifesaving Wearable ECG AFib Detection Technology with Record Sales

Business Wire - #AFib--Cardiac Insight Awareness
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:14:02 - #wearables #newstidbits

FedEx and Happy Returns Team Up to Offer Box-Free Returns at Most FedEx Office Locations

Business Wire - FedEx and Happy Returns Team Up to Offer Box-Free Returns at Most FedEx Office Locations
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:13:56 - #newstidbits

Google/Fitbit Merger Delay Gets Longer As EU And US Regulatory Picture Gets Murkier

Media - - If regulators wring concessions from Big Tech - in a way that blunts at least some of Big Tech's competitive advantages - isn't that enough to keep the watchdogs satisfied, giving rise to the level playing field they (in theory) want to create...
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 15:36:27 - #wearables #acquisition #android #newstidbits

Helping Alzheimer's Patients Bring Back Memories

Scientific American - The targeting of recall processes could let for people in the disease's early stages access what they currently can't remember
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:37:43 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

Here's What Bill Gates Says You Should Expect in 2021 and Beyond

Girl Power: Female CEOs - - At the GeekWire Summit, the Microsoft founder talked pandemic, climate change, and cement.
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:13:45 - #microsoft #billgates #newstidbits

Fukushima's radioactive water may be pumped back into the ocean

Tech - BGR - Media reports out of Japan suggest that the government is poised to announce a plan to flush the radioactive water used to cool the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant back into the ocean.
The water would be treated and diluted before being...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:13:42 - #newstidbits

JPMorgan Chase Launches 401(k) Solution For SMBs

Media - - J.P. Morgan Chase has announced a new program called Everyday 401K by J.P. Morgan to help smaller clients prepare for retirement, a press release says.
Leading retirement solutions provider SS&C Technologies will be the underlying record...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:13:40 - #retirement #newstidbits

Children with autism, ADHD have more doctor and hospital visits during infancy

Life - EurekAlert - Children who are later diagnosed with autism and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder visit doctors and hospitals more often in their first year of life than non-affected children, suggesting a potential new way to identify the conditions...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:13:35 - #newstidbits

Americans' Social Distancing Habits Have Tapered Since July

Life - Gallup Headlines - Americans' likelihood to avoid contact with others outside their household dropped to new lows as 53% say they have avoided public places in the week before the survey, and 45% have stayed away from small gatherings during that time.
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:13:33 - #newstidbits

More Voters Than in Prior Years Say Election Outcome Matters

Life - Gallup Headlines - Over three-quarters of voters say this year's presidential election is more consequential than others in the past, the highest reading since 1996 when it was first asked.
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:13:32 - #newstidbits

Tina Turner Was Once a Battered Wife

Life - Psychology Today - Tina Turner is known as The Queen of Rock and Roll, a legend in the music industry. But her success has been hard-won...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:13:31 - #newstidbits

CBD helps reduce lung damage from COVID by increasing levels of protective peptide

Life - EurekAlert - One way CBD appears to reduce the 'cytokine storm' that damages the lungs and kills many patients with COVID-19 is by enabling an increase in levels of a natural peptide called apelin, which is known to reduce inflammation and whose levels...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:13:30 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Galactic Waterspout

Life - ESA-Hubble POW - In this spectacular image captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the galaxy NGC 2799 (on the left) is seemingly being pulled into the centre of the galaxy NGC 2798 (on the right).
Interacting galaxies, such as these, are so...
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:13:29 - #newstidbits

UGC 1810: Wildly Interacting Galaxy from Hubble

Life - Astronomy Picture of the Day - What's happening to this spiral galaxy?
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:13:28 - #newstidbits

Finding the Flow Again and Again

Life - Psychology Today - Evidence-based tricks to detach from work, reattach to work, and proactively manage your engagement when at work.
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 13:13:27 - #newstidbits

Big babies could be at higher risk of common heart rhythm disorder in adulthood

Life - EurekAlert - Elevated birth weight is linked with developing atrial fibrillation later in life, according to research presented at the 31st Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC).
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:37:09 - #afib #newstidbits

Should Amy Coney Barrett Withdraw Her Name?

Life - Psychology Today - Feelings of unfairness are linked to strong emotions, and undermine people's trust in government, so Barrett could do a great public service by withdrawing till after the election.
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:37:08 - #newstidbits

President Trump's Desperate Pleas to 1950s "Suburban Women"

Life - Psychology Today - President Trump has been making desperate pleas to the "suburban women" of America to please like him and please vote for him. But who is he talking to? And why should they listen?
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:37:07 - #newstidbits

'Aren't We All A Bit OCD?' No, Actually

Life - Psychology Today - We need to challenge misconceptions around what it means to have obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Here's what it's like to experience OCD that isn't related to tidiness or symmetry.
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:37:06 - #newstidbits

GM to invest $2.2B to create a flagship facility for EV production

Media - Evertiq - General Motors' Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center will in the future be known as Factory ZERO, as the automaker is reconfiguring it to an all-electric vehicle assembly plant.
Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:13:31 - #newstidbits

iPhone 12 Ceramic Shield means half the glass on your new iPhone is harder to smash

Enterprise - ZDNet News - iPhone 12 brings with it something that users with butterfingers will sort of benefit from -- tougher display glass.
Sun, 18 Oct 2020 18:37:26 - #iphone12 #newstidbits