Archive for October, 2020

17 Tips to Help You Survive Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

October 31st, 2020
This battle royale is insane. Here are some basics and tricks to outlast your 59 opponents and be the last bean standing.

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Is It Better to Plant Trees or Let Forests Regrow Naturally?

October 31st, 2020
Nations are pledging to plant billions of trees. But a new study shows that we've underestimated the power of natural forest regrowth to fight climate change.

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The tech antitrust problem no one is talking about

October 31st, 2020

After years of building political pressure for antitrust scrutiny of major tech companies, this month Congress and the US government delivered. The House Antitrust Subcommittee released a report accusing Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook of monopolistic behavior. The Department of Justice filed a complaint against Google alleging the company prevents consumers from sampling other search engines.

The new fervor for tech antitrust has so far overlooked an equally obvious target: US broadband providers. “If you want to talk about a history of using gatekeeper power to harm competitors, there are few better examples,” says Gigi Sohn, a fellow at the Georgetown Law Institute for Technology Law & Policy.

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As Cars Get Smarter, Massachusetts Votes on Their Future

October 31st, 2020
Question 1 would amend the state's right-to-repair law and expand access to car data. But big automakers are pushing back.

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A Guide to Safely Holiday Road-Tripping Through a Pandemic

October 31st, 2020
Any necessary travel this year takes an extra level of preparation. Here’s how to think it through.

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A Ton of Our Favorite Headphones Are on Sale This Weekend

October 31st, 2020
From the exceptional Sony WH-1000XM4 to the attractive Master & Dynamic MW65, there are discounts on cans for all your needs right now.

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What’s in a Linux executable?

October 31st, 2020
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Judge: Trump Admin‘s TikTok ban would cause “irreparable harm” to creators

October 30th, 2020
Visitors visit the booth of Douyin (TikTok) at the 2019 smart expo in Hangzhou, China, Oct. 18, 2019.

Enlarge / Visitors visit the booth of Douyin (TikTok) at the 2019 smart expo in Hangzhou, China, Oct. 18, 2019. (credit: Costfoto | Barcroft Media | Getty Images)

A federal judge in Pennsylvania has blocked a Trump administration order that would have banned TikTok from operating inside the United States as of November 12, finding that content creators who use the short-form video platform to make a living would suffer "irreparable harm" if the ban were to go through.

The "significant and unrecoverable economic loss caused by the shutdown of the TikTok platform" was grounds for granting an injunction, Judge Wendy Beetlestone of the US District Court for Eastern Pennsylvania wrote in a ruling (PDF) today.

President Donald Trump in August issued an executive order declaring TikTok (as well as another China-based app, WeChat) to be a national emergency. That order gave the Department of Commerce 45 days to put a list of banned actions into place. Commerce did so, prohibiting new TikTok downloads after September 20 and banning nearly every other TikTok feature after November 12.

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“Not just a virus that kills people”—WHO spotlights long-term COVID-19

October 30th, 2020
A patient receives oxygen inside the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Covid-19 tent at the Ana Francisca Perez de Leon II hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020.

Enlarge / A patient receives oxygen inside the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Covid-19 tent at the Ana Francisca Perez de Leon II hospital in Caracas, Venezuela, on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg)

A significant number of people infected with the pandemic coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, are experiencing long-term symptoms and taking many weeks or months to fully recover, the World Health Organization emphasized in a press conference today.

“I have heard first hand from people who face mid- to long-term effects of COVID-19 infection,” WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. “What’s really concerning is the vast spectrum of symptoms that fluctuate over time, often overlap, and can affect any system in the body.”

While there have long been reports of COVID-19 long-haulers, the WHO worked to raise awareness of the problem today. It’s still unclear what proportion of infected people go on to have mid- to long-term health problems, Tedros noted. But, it's clear that "this is not just a virus that kills people." And with more than 45 million cases globally—and counting—even a small percentage will mean a large number of people will have long-term disability.

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New Wroba Campaign Is Latest Sign of Growing Mobile Threats

October 30th, 2020
After years of mostly targeting users in Japan, Korea, and other countries in the region, operators of the Trojan expanded their campaign to the US this week.

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