Dr. Fauci fires back amid allegations he’s mishandled the response to the coronavirus

Dr. Anthony Fauci recently defended himself amid complaints that he’s mishandled the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump recently lamented that Fauci has a higher approval rating. Trump supporters have suggested that Fauci’s coronavirus response strategy has been flawed. For reasons that … Read more…

Face masks often aren’t enough to defeat facial recognition, study finds

Well, there goes the tiniest privacy silver lining on that otherwise dark coronavirus cloud.  A new study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) found that many commercially available facial-recognition systems are still able to correctly identify people … Read more…

Hilariously out of sync cheerleading robots dazzle during baseball game in Japan

The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks filled their seats with robots in place of humans. SoftBank’s ‘Pepper’ and Boston Dynamics’ ‘Spot’ performed a collaborative cheer during the game. While other sports have tried cardboard cutout crowds, the Hawks decided they’d go where … Read more…

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Saturday: 3M N100 face masks, Purell, new lower AirPods Pro price, $50 off iPad, more

If you’re on the lookout for the absolute best deals of the day, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Highlights include a coupon you can clip to get the best-selling coronavirus face masks on Amazon’s whole site for $ … Read more…

Google’s chief compliance officer Andy Hinton left in March, advising start-up for reporting workplace issues

Andy Hinton left Google in late March and is becoming an advisor to a start-up called #NotMe, which allows employees to make anonymous complaints about workplace issues, including the types of complaints Google has faced in recent years. Tech BEST … Read more…

Amazon memo reveals Covid-19 was more prevalent in Minnesota warehouse than surrounding areas

Top Amazon executives including Dave Clark, the company’s senior vice president of global operations, have said infection rates at warehouses match or are lower than the cities they’re in. A newly revealed May memo shows this wasn’t the case in … Read more…

CERN wants to build massive super-collider to unlock secrets about fabric of reality

When CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, built the Large Hadron Collider it was a monumental undertaking. The super-collider was unlike anything that had ever been built for the purpose of scientific research into particle physics. Now, over a … Read more…

Popular Google Chrome extensions might’ve been spying on you and stealing data

Tens of malicious Google Chrome Store add-ons that were downloaded more than 32 million times spied on browsing data and stole personal information, including credentials for various services. Google has removed the spyware add-ons from its store after researchers notified … Read more…

Mark Zuckerberg wants to register 4 million new voters but keep showing them Trump’s posts

As the U.S. presidential election approaches, tech companies’ responsibility to halt misinformation has become all the more pressing. To that end, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Tuesday that Facebook will announce on Wednesday “the largest voting information campaign in American … Read more…

Canada spy agency warned of ‘shock waves’ from arrest of Huawei founder’s daughter

Canada’s intelligence agency warned that arresting the daughter of billionaire Huawei founder Ren Zheng would set off global “shock waves” and seriously affect ties with China, just before her detention in Vancouver on a U.S. extradition request, new court documents … Read more…

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Sunday: Exclusive Prime deals, 3M respirators, 54¢ face masks, $29 Echo Dot, more

Great deals have been hard to find for the past few months, but things are finally getting back to normal because there are killer deals online right now everywhere you look! Highlights from Sunday’s roundup of the 10 best daily … Read more…

Tesla safety boss tries to calm factory workers, some are concerned about lax coronavirus precautions

Tesla’s Laurie Shelby emailed employees on Thursday claiming the company has “had zero COVID-19 workplace transmissions” since restarting operations in May. However, some workers remain worried about lax safety precautions. Tech BEST DEAL UPDATE:

Coronavirus tracing apps could be used by hackers to access your personal data, report says

Cybercriminals could trace your device or access sensitive personal data through contact-tracing apps built for the coronavirus pandemic, a new report says. In a report released Thursday, cybersecurity firm Check Point noted that U.S. developers are working on contact tracing … Read more…

Joanna Hoffman, the former right-hand woman of Steve Jobs, says Facebook is ‘peddling in an addictive drug called anger’

Joanna Hoffman, once a close advisor to the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs, has criticized leadership at Facebook for not being accountable for some of the harmful effects the social media platform has had on society. Tech BEST DEAL UPDATE:

This waist-mounted robot arm is as light as a human arm, but powerful enough to smash through walls

The Supernumerary 3DOF Robotic Arm is a waist-mounted limb created by researchers at Université de Sherbrooke in collaboration with Exonetik. The arm can help with a variety of day-to-day tasks and chores and even has the capacity to smash through … Read more…

Facebook removes 190 white supremacist accounts trying to incite anti-protest violence

Facebook’s hate group whack-a-mole continues. The social network removed 190 accounts tied to white supremacist groups Proud Boys and American Guard, the Associated Press first reported, and Facebook confirmed to Mashable. The company said that those accounts were planning to … Read more…

Israeli stadium deploys disinfectant tunnel in push for safer public gatherings

Researchers out of Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv have discovered disinfectant technology that is now being used for a sanitation tunnel, which sprays visitors with disinfecting liquid before they enter large venues to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The industrial … Read more…

Zuckerberg really said Trump’s ‘shooting’ comment has ‘no history’ as a ‘dog whistle’

You’d think all that money could buy a history lesson.  In leaked audio obtained by Recode, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told his employees Tuesday that Trump’s incitement to violence — hosted by, and spread via Facebook — could remain on the … Read more…

Zuckerberg really said Trump’s ‘shooting’ comment has ‘no history’ as a ‘dog whistle’

You’d think all that money could buy a history lesson.  In leaked audio obtained by Recode, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told his employees Tuesday that Trump’s incitement to violence — hosted by, and spread via Facebook — could remain on the … Read more…

Coronavirus cases in Israel increased once public transportation restrictions were loosened

The number of coronavirus cases in Israel increased in the wake of the country easing restrictions on public transportation. Buses and trains tend to pack in riders closely together and can be a catalyst for widespread exposure. The coronavirus pandemic … Read more…

Amazon sees strong demand for pepper spray and Black Lives Matter merchandise as protests rage

Amazon’s Sports and Outdoors category showed pepper spray as the top-selling item, while a rechargeable taser was listed at No.44, illustrating that consumers are buying self-defense items amid protests that have turned violent in some areas of the country. Tech … Read more…