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Ventilators May Leave COVID Survivors With Windpipe Injuries

U.S. News - COVID-19 patients who end up on a ventilator may be at risk of rare but...
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 15:36:32 - #coronavirus #ventilator #newstidbits

Lockdown Loneliness Could Worsen Parkinson's Symptoms

U.S. News - Social isolation during the coronavirus pandemic may worsen...
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 15:36:31 - #coronavirus #parkinsons #newstidbits

Diabetes, High Blood Pressure Raise Odds of COVID Harming Brain

U.S. News - COVID-19 patients with high blood pressure or diabetes may be more...
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 15:36:30 - #coronavirus #diabetes #newstidbits

First Blood Test to Help Diagnose Alzheimer's Goes on Sale

U.S. News - A company has started selling the first blood test to help diagnose Alzheimer's disease.
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 15:36:29 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

Women are more likely than men to develop heart failure or die after a heart attack, study says

Media - USATODAY - News Top Stories - A study found that women face a 20% increased risk of developing heart failure or dying within five years after their first severe heart attack.
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 15:36:26 - #heart #newstidbits

DeepMind's protein-folding AI has solved a 50-year-old grand challenge of biology

Think - MIT Technology Review - For years DeepMind has notched up a streak of wins, showcasing AIs that have learned to play a variety of complex games with superhuman skill, from Go and StarCraft to Atari's entire back catalogue. But Demis Hassabis, DeepMind's...
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 14:37:43 - #coronavirus #ai #newstidbits

Chinese submarine reaches the deepest place on Earth

Life - Live Science - The Chinese submarine Fendouzhe has completed a months-long expedition to the deepest part of the ocean, a feat matched by only James Cameron, a hobbyist investor and the U.S. Navy.
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 14:13:10 - #usnavy #newstidbits

New DNA scanning method could lead to quicker diagnosis of cancer and rare disease

Life - Phys.org - Understanding the sequence of human DNA gives scientists information about diseases, including potentially how to diagnose or treat them. In a new paper published in Nature Biotechnology, scientists from the School of Life Sciences at the University...
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 13:36:04 - #cancer #newstidbits

How Biden's Tax Changes Could Affect Your 401(k)

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We knew even before the election was over that whatever...
Fri, 04 Dec 2020 13:36:02 - #retirement #newstidbits

11 Upgrades For a Better Home Office Setup

Life - Lifehack - Working from home is the new norm with the pandemic and with a rise of people looking to start their own business, however not every person is prepared to do that. Even with this pandemic going on for so long, there are still many people who...
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 14:53:59 - #sonos #diabetes #newstidbits

Baltimore County Public Schools Closed Due to Ransomware Attack

Infosec - Dark Reading - The incident struck the day before Thanksgiving and interfered with online classes for some 115,000 students, officials report.
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 14:53:57 - #cybersecurity #newstidbits

Nikola shares drop as GM pulls plug on investment deal

Tech - TechCrunch - GM is backing away from an agreement to take a stake in electric automaker Nikola Corp, marking the collapse of a deal that has been problematic since it was announced just two months ago.
Shares of Nikola plummeted more than 20% in pre-market...
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 14:38:25 - #supplychain #newstidbits

Walmart Adds Free Shipping To Walmart+ Subscription Program

Media - PYMNTS.com - Another day, another move to capture consumer spend as the holiday shopping season enters into its second half in 2020. This time around it's an announcement of a new perk for Walmart's subscription membership offering, Walmart+. Now the...
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 01:13:29 - #coronavirus #robotics #newstidbits

Teardown: The new Roku Ultra

Media - EE World - The Roku and remote. Below, with the rubber pealed off the bottom to reveal screws and a reset switch.Roku bills its new Ultra device as its fastest and most powerful player ever. Its features include 50% more range for its wireless capabilities,...
Thu, 03 Dec 2020 00:38:19 - #maker #heat-sink #memory #pcb #flash #newstidbits

Walmart, Target Take In-Store Spending Title For Black Friday

Media - PYMNTS.com - Although most consumers did their Black Friday shopping online this year, new research shows young shoppers were most likely to head into physical stores, suggesting their fear of COVID-19 was dwarfed by their desire to get out of the house...
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:38:46 - #coronavirus #boomer #newstidbits

Study: Security flaw could allow hackers to trick lab scientists into making viruses

Media - The Next Web - Cyber-security researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev recently discovered a computer attack that could allow hackers to remotely trick laboratory scientists into creating toxins and viruses. The setup: Medical professionals...
Tue, 01 Dec 2020 13:38:41 - #cybersecurity #newstidbits

Household Checklist

Life - CDC - You can plan and make decisions now that will protect you and your family during a COVID-19 outbreak. Learn what you can do to prepare your home and family.
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 15:13:41 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

Baltimore County Schools Still Closed Following Cyber Attack

U.S. News - School continues to be out for more than 100,000 students in Baltimore County following a ransomware attack on the district's network.
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 15:13:40 - #cybersecurity #newstidbits

25 Gift Ideas For The Indoorsman

Life - GearMoose - Some guys like to spend every waking moment soaking up the sun and the scent of pine in the great outdoors. They live for weekends hiking, camping, and risking life and limb on their latest outdoor adventure.
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 15:13:39 - #robotics #newstidbits

Record-shattering 2020 Atlantic hurricane season officially comes to an end

Media - USATODAY - News Top Stories - After six long months and 30 storms from Arthur to Iota, the record-shattering 2020 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends Monday.
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 13:36:24 - #hurricane #newstidbits

Women found to be at higher risk for heart failure and heart attack death than men

Life - EurekAlert - Researchers found women face a 20% increased risk of developing heart failure or dying within five years after their first severe heart attack compared with men. In addition, women were more likely than men to be older and have a more complicated...
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 13:13:11 - #heart #newstidbits

Biden's Favorability Rises to 55%, Trump's Dips to 42%

Life - Gallup Headlines - Joe Biden is viewed favorably by 55% and President Donald Trump by 42% of Americans.
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 13:13:10 - #newstidbits

A patent reveals that Google Assistant may be prepping more human-like interactions

Tech - Chrome Unboxed - A new patent on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website reveals that Google Assistant may soon act as an "intermediary" between you and "3P" or third-party services on your Assistant-enabled smart speakers, displays, and...
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 13:13:08 - #chromebook #newstidbits

Maserati commits to going all-electric by 2025, COO says

Media - The Next Web - As governments around the globe seek to push citizens towards greener modes of transport by banning gasoline vehicles, automakers have no other option but to embrace electrification. One of the latest to join the transition is Italian sportscar...
Mon, 30 Nov 2020 12:35:32 - #maker #newstidbits

The Absolute Best Gift for Anyone Working Remotely

Life - Reader's Digest - This year, 2020, is officially the year of working remotely. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many workers and students quickly set up home offices and plugged in to work and learn online. If someone on your gift list is part of the work-at-home...
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 18:13:21 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

How Ryan Reynolds and Mint Mobile worked without becoming the joke

Tech - TechCrunch - In the past decade, celebrity interest and investment in tech companies has significantly increased. But not all celebrity investments are created equally. Some investors, like Ashton Kutcher, have prioritized the VC pursuits. Some have invested...
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 18:13:20 - #t-mobile #acquisition #newstidbits

Women More Likely to Survive Lung Cancer After Surgery: Study

U.S. News - Women have higher survival rates after lung cancer surgery than men,...
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 18:13:16 - #cancer #newstidbits

The Best American Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

Life - Kiplinger - Some of the biggest funds in the country, as measured by assets, are from American Funds, but do-it-yourself investors probably aren't familiar with the firm. That's because, for a long time, these funds were only available for purchase through...
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 18:13:12 - #retirement #newstidbits

21 Money Making Ideas to Try At Home Now

Life - Lifehack - Working from home is a widely used term these days. According to The Commonwealth Fund, around 16 million people lost their jobs in the US alone. Other researchers put the number at 20-40 million.((The Commonwealth Fund: How Many Have Lost...
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 17:35:06 - #newstidbits

Turned off by Low CD Rates? Consider a Fixed Annuity

Life - Kiplinger - Rates on bank certificates of deposit are dismal. The best you can do as of early November 2020 is a mere 0.65% for a one-year CD, 0.85% for a three-year CD, and 1.00% for a five-year certificate, according to Bankrate.com.
While you're certain...
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 17:35:05 - #retirement #newstidbits

How to Turn Your Retirement Savings into Retirement Income

Life - Kiplinger - I have been working a long time on retirement planning that creates more and safer income for retirees. So long, in fact, that I sometimes forget the subject is new to most investors. They get much of their financial information from their...
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 17:35:04 - #retirement #newstidbits

Suspected North Korean hackers targeted COVID vaccine maker AstraZeneca

Infosec - Office of Inadequate Security - The Tribune reports: Suspected North Korean hackers have tried to break into the systems of British drugmaker AstraZeneca in recent weeks, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, as the company races to deploy...
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 17:35:02 - #coronavirus #maker #newstidbits

AstraZeneca needs a new coronavirus vaccine trial after a mystery left questions unanswered

Tech - BGR - The AstraZeneca/Oxford coronavirus vaccine has shown an average of 70% efficacy, according to an announcement a few days ago.

The two partners disclosed that one cohort of the vaccine reached 90% efficacy, prompting some criticism of how the study...
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 17:13:09 - #coronavirus #smartphone #newstidbits

Supply of iPhone 12 Pro tight in Taiwan

Media - DIGITIMES - Sales of the iPhone 12 Pro have been higher than expected in the Taiwan market since its launch, with the current supplies of the model lagging demand by 40%, and it will take about one month to fill the gap, according to sources from local...
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 16:35:10 - #iphone12 #newstidbits

Anxiety independently linked to faster onset of Alzheimer's disease

gizmag - Feelings of apprehension and fear are often observed in those suffering mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and previous research has suggested that anxiety could be an early indicator for Alzheimer's disease, which often follows MCI. Now a new study has...
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 00:13:09 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

Working from home: Making those Zoom calls and Microsoft Teams meetings a bit more comfortable

Enterprise - ZDNet News - Working from home needn't be uncomfortable. Here's the kit I've been using to made it feel better.
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 02:37:15 - #newstidbits

5 tips to help you stay safe when shopping online

Enterprise - Silicon Republic - Pandemic restrictions, online deals and the countdown to Christmas could create the perfect storm for scamming consumers.
A number of cybersecurity and financial experts have issued stark warnings to online shoppers about the potential...
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 02:13:52 - #coronavirus #proofpoint #cybersecurity #newstidbits

Gmail encryption: Everything you need to know

Enterprise - Computerworld - Encryption may sound like a subject best left to hackers and tinfoil hat wearers, but don't be fooled: It's a critical part of contemporary life and something that's important for everyone, especially business users, to understand. And...
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 02:13:41 - #newstidbits

Trump Says Coronavirus Vaccine Deliveries to Begin Next Week

U.S. News - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that delivery of the coronavirus vaccine would begin next week and the week...
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 00:35:59 - #coronavirus #newstidbits

'Keep the faith': Alex Trebek shares inspiring posthumous Thanksgiving message

Media - USATODAY - News Top Stories - "Jeopardy!" posted a clip from Thursday's show on Twitter with an inspiring message from Trebek, which had been pre-recorded.
Fri, 27 Nov 2020 00:35:58 - #newstidbits

Hospitals can care for Medicare patients at home in pandemic

ABC - Money - Hospitals will be allowed to care for Medicare patients in their own homes during the pandemic under a new program to help hospitals deal with the latest surge
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 23:36:01 - #retirement #newstidbits

Microsoft starts adding consumer features to Teams desktop and web apps

Enterprise - ZDNet Blogs - Microsoft also is adding more new consumer-focused features to the Teams mobile apps for iOS and Android.
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 22:36:26 - #microsoft #android #newstidbits

Big data powers design of 'smart' cell therapies for cancer

Life - EurekAlert - Finding medicines that can kill cancer cells while leaving normal tissue unscathed is a Holy Grail of oncology research. In two new papers, scientists at UC San Francisco and Princeton University present complementary strategies to crack...
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 22:13:31 - #cancer #bigdata #newstidbits

Quick Bursts of Exercise Can Help Diabetics' Hearts

U.S. News - Frequent, short exercise sessions may be better for diabetes patients' blood vessels than longer and...
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 22:13:24 - #diabetes #newstidbits

MS Has Mixed Impact on Patients' Cancer Risk: Study

U.S. News - How does having multiple sclerosis (MS) affect a person's odds for cancer? The answer may depend on...
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 22:13:22 - #cancer #ms #newstidbits

Obamacare Boosts Colon Cancer Diagnosis, Care: Study

U.S. News - Colon cancer treatment for low-income Americans has improved with...
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 21:36:32 - #cancer #newstidbits

How to Manage Holiday Spending in Retirement

U.S. News - Think through finances before making purchases for the holiday season.
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 21:36:31 - #retirement #newstidbits

Sitting Raises Women's Odds for Heart Failure

U.S. News - Too much sitting or lying down significantly increases older women's...
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 21:36:30 - #heart #newstidbits

Mediterranean Diet Cuts Women's Odds for Diabetes

U.S. News - Overweight women who eat a Mediterranean-like diet may reduce their...
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 21:36:29 - #diabetes #newstidbits

Anxiety Might Speed Alzheimer's: Study

U.S. News - Older adults with memory problems may progress to Alzheimer's more...
Thu, 26 Nov 2020 21:36:28 - #alzheimer #newstidbits