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Gadgets: Sennheiser doesn't miss on headphones

True, those incredibly popular true wireless white earbuds are great, but are they the best? If I was going to give another pair, which gives them a run for the money, the nod goes to Sennheiser and the new Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds.

And before I get into details, the Momentum True Wireless 2 earbuds are available in black and now in ...Read more

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Coronavirus models do not give us what we desperately want: a crystal ball on the pandemic

PHILADELPHIA - Most inhabitants of the U.S. spent the month of April abiding by economically devastating stay-at-home orders, hoping that would crush the coronavirus epidemic.

It hasn't. Not even close. While the daily toll has leveled off, the numbers remain staggeringly high. On Monday, the nation had about 23,000 new cases, and 1,200 more ...Read more

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CNET: Best Mother's Day gifts under $100 in 2020

This year, Mother's Day in the U.S. is May 10. But with the worldwide coronavirus outbreak separating families and making travel impossible for vast swaths of the population, this will be a Mother's Day unlike any in our lifetime.

Many of us are prioritizing frugality in these uncertain economic times, which is why CNET has a full list of ...Read more

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Review: Solid 'Gears Tactics' can't quite find an identity

To prove that tastes moves in cycles, tactical turn-based strategy games have seen a resurgence again. Sparked by the success of "XCOM: Enemy Unknown," more titles have tried to find their niche in the category.

Ubisoft adapted it to perfection in the crossover hit "Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle" and Sega has done well on the console with "...Read more

They're not really called 'murder hornets.' And they're probably not as bad as you think

When news of the Asian giant hornet's arrival in the United States first broke, the public was understandably worried: First the coronavirus, now "murder hornets"? What's next, three days of darkness?

But bug experts from Washington, where the hornet was discovered in the U.S., to California agree is that the 2-inch hornet is probably not worth...Read more

Work-from-resort: How Ken Griffin stayed on top of markets

It took a thousand extra servers, new trenches for fiber-optic lines and a bunch of rooms at the Four Seasons resort in Palm Beach, Florida, for one of the world's biggest trading shops to cope with the pandemic -- all accomplished in less than a week.

That's part of how billionaire Ken Griffin's Citadel Securities has kept humming at a record ...Read more

Facebook names first 20 members of its new oversight board

Facebook on Wednesday followed through with its promise to establish an oversight board by naming the first 20 members of the group that will the power to regulate what content can be removed from the social networker's platform.

The board will be responsible for hearing appeals on posts that have been removed from Facebook and Instagram and ...Read more

Why TikTok is planting roots in L.A. even amid a pandemic

Adam Waheed struggled to make it as a comedian soon after he moved to Los Angeles from Texas three years ago, never quite succeeding on the stand-up circuit.

But the New York native, 27, is now making millions of dollars through social media, with 5.2 million followers on the video-sharing app TikTok.

Waheed's fast-paced, highly edited ...Read more

Tech Q&A: Home network can cause video delays on Zoom

Q: During Zoom video calls, my screen image follows my actual movements very slowly. If I move my head or speak, there's sometimes a delay of two seconds or more before it happens on my screen. (This didn't happen during a Microsoft Teams video call.) Other people in the Zoom meeting say they don't have the same problem. I've updated Zoom and my...Read more

Coronavirus models do not give us what we desperately want: a crystal ball on the pandemic

PHILADELPHIA -- Most inhabitants of the U.S. spent the month of April abiding by economically devastating stay-at-home orders, hoping that would crush the coronavirus epidemic.

It hasn't. Not even close. While the daily toll has leveled off, the numbers remain staggeringly high. On Monday, the nation had about 23,000 new cases, and 1,200 more ...Read more

From robo-advisers to cashless society, fintech vexes Congress

The explosion in financial innovation is prompting a diverse set of worries from lawmakers, from potentially adverse impacts on lower-income and minority consumers to the increasing reliance on artificial intelligence to decide where investors should park their money, according to government researchers.

The Congressional Research Service, ...Read more

The coronavirus lockdown is miserable. Rushing herd immunity could be worse

You are so done with this coronavirus lockdown.

You're tired of Zoom cocktail hours, the never-ending pile of dishes, Netflix.

You miss your friends. You want to hug your parents. You want to see people's faces, no masks please.

And if you are among the more than 30 million Americans who filed for unemployment since mid-March, you are ...Read more

Does the coronavirus-killing power of sunlight make it safe to go to the beach?

President Donald Trump has alleged that warmer weather could help slow the spread of the coronavirus, and a top official at the Department of Homeland Security repeated that claim this week. But many experts say there's little evidence that hot, sunny days actually make beaches safer.

Although sunlight can help kill coronaviruses on surfaces, ...Read more

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Jim Rossman: What is Wi-Fi 6?

Last week, I mentioned Wi-Fi 6 in my review of the OnePlus 8 Pro.

I mentioned it in passing while listing some of the phone specs, but I had more than one person write to ask me what Wi-Fi 6 was all about because they had not heard of it.

We all know what Wi-Fi is, but not a lot of us know there are different versions of the 802.11 Wi-Fi ...Read more

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Delta to manufacture mobile hospital care pods for military aircraft

ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines plans to manufacture mobile hospital care pods for the U.S. military to fly home deployed members who have contracted the coronavirus.

Atlanta-based Delta said its Technical Operations division and its advanced manufacturing subsidiary Delta Flight Products plan to convert dozens of 40-foot shipping containers into ...Read more

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Brain Corp. raises another $36M for mobile robots that clean during pandemic

SAN DIEGO - Brain Corp.'s autonomous driving software doesn't power sexy machines. Its mobile operating system instead controls squat, floor scrubbing robots used in supermarkets, malls and airports.

Though it lacks sizzle, the BrainOS self-driving platform has turned out to be a good business for the San Diego company - with more than 10,000...Read more

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CNET: Best TVs under $500

In the age of coronavirus we've been asked to shelter in place at home, which leads to watching more TV than ever. At the same the economy is in recession and lots of Americans face financial stress. That combination means you might be looking to buy a new TV without spending a lot of money. The good news is that you can get a second TV, or a ...Read more

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Gadgets: Vlogging kit is a welcome addition for content creators

With the GorillaPod Mobile Vlogging Kit, launched in Joby's new custom line, Mobile Accessories for Content Creation at Playlist Live, the tools will be a welcome addition for bloggers, vloggers or anyone wanting to create video content with clear audio and adjustable lighting.

Joby put it a nice way in a recent press release saying the new ...Read more

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Johns Hopkins-linked company gets funding to develop skin, muscle tissue from cells

BALTIMORE - A Baltimore company spun out of research at Johns Hopkins University raised $28.5 million in its first financing round to support development of aesthetic and regenerative tissue products.

LifeSprout's lead product, called Lumina, promotes regeneration of tissue, such as skin or muscle. The first product will be a filler that is ...Read more

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UPS to deliver medicine by drone to large Florida retirement community

UPS plans to use drones for deliveries of prescription medicines from a CVS pharmacy to The Villages retirement community in Florida.

The shipping giant said the service by its drone-subsidiary UPS Flight Forward will support social-distancing efforts and allow faster same-day delivery of medicines as an alternative to visiting a pharmacy.

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