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Trump says he’d take hydroxychloroquine again, which is even more dangerous than it sounds

May 30th, 2020

President Trump said he would take hydroxychloroquine again “if he thought he was exposed” to the novel coronavirus, even after extensive testing has proven that the anti-malaria drug isn’t as effective in treating COVID-19 as initially believed. The drug can have serious side-effects, and there’s no proof it can prevent infection either. Separately, a study …

Coronavirus Spread

CDC: Coronavirus began spreading in the US much sooner than we thought

May 30th, 2020

The novel coronavirus began spreading in the US even earlier than believed, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). COVID-19 community transmission may have happened as early as January, several weeks before the original official estimate. The study proves the failure of authorities at finding coronavirus patients and stopping …

Coronavirus Treatment

Another coronavirus vaccine candidate might be ready sooner than expected

May 30th, 2020

Another potential coronavirus vaccine might be available this fall. Pfizer said the candidate it’s developing with BioNTech could be ready by October if everything goes well. There’s no guarantee that any of these vaccines will work, and several logistic challenges have to be addressed before mass immunization campaigns can be conducted. The development of vaccines …

Android 11 Beta

Android 11 announcement delayed due to protests over police brutality

May 30th, 2020

The Android 11 beta release date was just postponed, as Google decided to cancel the launch event it had planned for June 3rd. Google announced the change of schedule via Twitter, saying that “now is not the time to celebrate.” The move comes in response to the wave of protests against police brutality that followed …

coronavirus mask effectiveness

Study says you should wear a coronavirus face mask even at home

May 30th, 2020

A new study shows that coronavirus masks are super effective when wearing them at home to prevent the spread of disease to family members. The research shows that wearing a mask reduces the chances of transmission by 79%. The study also examined the effectiveness of bleach and other disinfectants in halting the spread of the …

Minnesota protest

Federal officials are flying a Predator drone over the Minnesota protests

May 29th, 2020

Federal officials have been flying a Predator drone over Minneapolis on Friday, presumably to surveil Minneapolis protestors angry over the killing of George Floyd by police. The drone appears to be a Predator drone operated by US Customs and Border Protection, according to news accounts. This news comes as rioting and protests continued to intensify …

Refurbished iPhone XR

Refurbished iPhone XR models now on sale at Apple’s website

May 29th, 2020

Apple began selling refurbished iPhone XR models in the US for the first time this week. Refurbished iPhone XR models start at $499 for the 64GB model and go up to $629 for the 256GB model, which was actually discontinued in September 2019 when the iPhone 11 launched. Depending on which iPhone XR model you …

iPhone vs. Pixel

Here’s one way that Google’s Pixel crushes the iPhone

May 29th, 2020

Pixel vs. iPhone: In a viral tweet, someone recorded a video of how much better Google’s Pixel is at voice-to-text dictation than Apple’s iPhone. The voice-to-text email on the Pixel is virtually flawless, while the iPhone email is riddled with errors. iPhones might come out on top in performance, but they aren’t always the smartest …