Coronavirus

Elon Musk tweets 'time to break up Amazon' in defense of coronavirus skeptic

Elon Musk tweets ‘time to break up Amazon’ in defense of coronavirus skeptic

Elon Musk is tweeting again.  The eccentric billionaire ended his short Twitter sabbatical to post about how ecommerce giant Amazon is a monopoly that needs to be broken up. Usually, this is a call that would be echoed by progressives such as Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. However, the reason Musk jumped back …

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Coronavirus lockdowns are hurting the dark web’s illicit drug markets

Coronavirus lockdowns are hurting the dark web’s illicit drug markets

The fate of your favorite bar or takeout place may have crossed your mind during lockdown, but have you taken a moment to consider how your local drug dealer’s been making out during the crisis, too? According to a new report by cybersecurity firm Sixgill, many offline dealers flocked to the dark web amid the …

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Cancer patients have new app to calculate the bigger risk: Delaying treatment or catching coronavirus

Cancer patients have new app to calculate the bigger risk: Delaying treatment or catching coronavirus

University of Michigan researchers develop app that personalizes risk analysis with 45 data points including type of cancer, age, and the local COVID-19 case load. Cancer patients have a new app to help them calculate how risky it is to delay treatment to avoid catching COVID-19, thanks to researchers at the University of Michigan.  Since …

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Coronavirus or not, it's a great time to be a YouTuber

Coronavirus or not, it’s a great time to be a YouTuber

Chris DeGraw/Digital TrendsThe coronavirus has brought down the airline industry, shuttered many small businesses for good, and crushed once-dominant legacy retail chains. And according to some reports, it’s also dealt a blow to influencers. Coronavirus-related lockdowns have made it far more difficult for influencers to maintain their perfectly curated feeds and churn out content that …

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By minimizing close contact, this robot food delivery startup is filling a vital gap amid coronavirus

By minimizing close contact, this robot food delivery startup is filling a vital gap amid coronavirus

Refraction AI, a robot delivery startup by two professors at the University of Michigan, is having its moment during the coronavirus pandemic. With severe disruptions to deliveries and increased risk of exposure for gig workers, it seems that when it comes to providing essential services like these, one solution is letting robots do the job.  …

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Martin Shkreli won't get released from prison to research coronavirus

Martin Shkreli won’t get released from prison to research coronavirus

A federal judge denied Martin Shkreli’s request to be released from prison to do coronavirus research, the Associated Press reported Sunday. Shkreli, popularly dubbed “pharma bro” and imprisoned for seven years for fraud, asked if he could do some laboratory work in New York City at his fiancé’s apartment.  U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto was …

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