Woodstock Wire: NewsTidBits

October 28, 2020

President Trump's Campaign Website Defaced by Cryptocurrency Scammers

Infosec -- TripWire - The State of Security - Unknown individuals temporarily defaced the official campaign website of President Donald Trump with a cryptocurrency scam. Twitter user Gabriel Lorenzo Greschler was among the first to spot the defacement, which is...

October 28, 2020 08:47 PM

T-Mobile Nearly Doubles Its Supercharged Mid-Band 5G in Just One Month

Business Wire -- Largest 5G network? Check. Blazing fast speeds customers can actually find? Check. T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced it has nearly doubled the number of cities and towns that get supercharged mid-band 5G, adding even more capacity and superfast...

October 28, 2020 08:17 PM

Samsung might follow Apple in removing charging brick from the box

Media -- The Next Web - Apple took an unpopular decision this year by removing the wall charging brick from the iPhone 12 and new Apple Watches citing environmental reasons. Now Samsung, after mocking its rival, is set to follow the same course. Citing a report...

October 28, 2020 07:37 PM

Short film shows frantic work by engineers to test ventilators last spring

Media -- FierceElectronics - Short film shows frantic work by engineers to test ventilators last spring

October 28, 2020 07:20 PM

Got Moxie? Fitness Startup Enables Trainers To Work From Home

Media -- PYMNTS.com - The team at Moxie had big plans for 2020. It was going to be the year that the on-demand fitness platform broke into the technology categories of blockchain and micro-transactions. Then February and COVID-19 happened, and self-described serial...

October 28, 2020 07:16 PM

National Diversity & Leadership Conference Announces the 2020 Top Chief Technology/ Information Officers Award

Justmeans -- NDC announces the Top CTO/CIO Award as part of the 2020 National Diversity & Leadership Conference on Oct. 27-28 & Nov. 4-5. The virtual event features keynote speakers Donna Brazile, Anne Chow, Tony Plana, Carly Fiorina...

October 28, 2020 04:53 PM

October 27, 2020

Seattle startup Membrion creating spray coating to help cloth masks better guard against coronavirus

Tech -- GeekWire - Employees at Membrion in Seattle work on a new product that can be sprayed onto cloth face masks. (Membrion Photo)Membrion, the Seattle startup that spun out of the University of Washington four years ago, is working on new technology that...

October 27, 2020 08:18 PM

Office for iPad now has mouse and trackpad support

Tech -- The Verge - Microsoft is bringing mouse and trackpad support to its Office for iPad apps today. The software maker promised it would update its Office iPadOS apps earlier this year, and the updates are now live in...

October 27, 2020 08:17 PM

Mailman's new Gmail assistant aims to tame your inbox

Tech -- TechCrunch - A new startup, Mailman, recently launched an email assistant that helps Gmail users to get better control over their inbox. Unlike many email startups, which require users to switch to a new platform or even adopt a new email address, Mailman...

October 27, 2020 08:15 PM

The FDA just approved the first coronavirus drug - but this new medicine might be even better

Tech -- BGR - Researchers tested a cancer drug called plitidepsin as a coronavirus therapy and discovered it can block the virus's ability to replicate.

The use of plitidepsin reduced viral loads after just seven days and improved blood test markers for inflammation.


October 27, 2020 08:11 PM

Five-minute breath test for Covid-19

Media -- eeNews Europe - imec in Belgium is developing a PCR test that can identify Covid-19 in breath in under five minutes.

The research lab in Leuven has been given a grant of €2 million by the Flemish government and is teaming up with UZ Leuven...

October 27, 2020 04:31 PM

The iPhone 12 Pro can measure people's height - here's how

Media -- The Next Web - The dating game may never be the same again, that's right: the iPhone 12 Pro can measure people's height. One of the new features on Apple's most recent premium handset was the introduction of a LiDAR sensor. If you're uncertain of what...

October 27, 2020 04:22 PM

Baseball, Softball and 5G for All. T-Mobile Turns Up Donations for Little League(r) During the World Series

Justmeans -- TMobile increases its commitment to @LittleLeague, donating $10,000 per home run hit during the World Series to the T-Mobile Little League Call Up Grant Program, which ensures kids can participate in local Little League...

October 27, 2020 04:01 PM

October 25, 2020

As the pandemic forces businesses to accelerate digital transformation, they must adapt to a boundaryless workplace

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - A year ago, most knowledge workers commuted to an office. Today, they work from home. As communication goes digital, companies are faced with new challenges and new pressures on their network infrastructure. "Every day we are running something...

October 25, 2020 10:35 PM

Remote schooling in the pandemic has made Chromebooks a bigger force in the computer market

Media -- CNBC - Tech - Chromebooks have been around since 2011, but the coronavirus has made them suddenly more popular in schools and businesses.

October 25, 2020 10:31 PM

Chrome is readying a new feature that will help you sort prices on multiple websites at once

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - One of Chrome's newer features on mobile is the addition of the tab grid switcher. Most of the phones I've had lately (yeah, I go through quite a few devices) have all had the newer tab grid view that presents your open tabs in a grid...

October 25, 2020 10:26 PM

Avoid work from home burn out with this highly rated meditation app, now over half off

Media -- The Next Web - TLDR: With the Omvana Meditation app, users get help beyond calming anxiety to actually prompt real growth and improved results in your daily life. Most meditation courses and programs have the same basic purpose: to help you relax, center...

October 25, 2020 10:25 PM

Best smartwatch: Apple and Samsung battle for a spot on your wrist

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - It's been five years since the first Apple Watch was released, and it is clear that Apple's wearable is the best smartwatch available today. It requires an iPhone, though, so others are better for Android phone owners and those looking for...

October 25, 2020 10:17 PM

Best iPhone models to buy now: The iPhone 12 is not your only great choice

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - Apple recently revealed four new iPhone 12 models, but last-generation models are also worth considering at a more affordable price in 2020.

October 25, 2020 10:15 PM

Best mesh wi-fi systems for the office and home: Netgear, Google and more

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - With remote working and video calls becoming the 'new normal', now is a good time to upgrade your wi-fi with the latest mesh networking systems for improved coverage.

October 25, 2020 09:54 PM

'Walk-And-Talk' Therapy Popular Option in W.Va. Amid Virus

U.S. News -- According to the Mayo Clinic, a brisk walk helps maintain a healthy weight, manages conditions from high blood pressure to diabetes, strengthens bones and muscles, and improves one's physical coordination.

October 25, 2020 08:58 PM

Coronavirus updates: Record-setting new infections sweep nation, Pence staffers test positive

Media -- USATODAY - News Top Stories - The rise in COVID-19 cases continues unabated, while there were more than 900 additional deaths Saturday. Hospitalizations reached a 2-month high.

October 25, 2020 08:57 PM

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows says 'we're not going to control the pandemic' as coronavirus cases hit record high

Media -- CNBC - Business - Pressed on why the U.S. can't make efforts to control the coronavirus pandemic, Meadows said: ""Because it is a contagious virus just like the flu."

October 25, 2020 08:56 PM

A secret hidden in our DNA could help cure cancer

Tech -- BGR - Researchers discovered that a delicate dance between two proteins in our cells helps them replicate safely without dying.

By altering this process, the scientists say we could potentially attack cancer cells and prevent them from reliably replicating....

October 25, 2020 08:54 PM

This groundbreaking new coronavirus cure is unlike any other drug we've seen so far

Tech -- BGR - A new antiviral drug that might become the first oral medicine for the novel coronavirus is currently being tested, as Atea Pharmaceuticals has announced a deal with Swiss giant Roche for development and distribution.

The drug is called AT-527 and...

October 25, 2020 08:53 PM

Dr. Fauci just gave a crucial coronavirus warning that everyone needs to read

Tech -- BGR - Dr. Fauci recently said that trusting public health agencies is crucial if we ever want to defeat the coronavirus.

Some agencies, like the CDC, have unfortunately modified statements and safety guidelines in response to pressure from White House...

October 25, 2020 08:47 PM

New model predicts which patients with kidney disease may develop heartbeat irregularities

Life -- EurekAlert - * A new model that incorporates a type of artificial intelligence can accurately predict which individuals with chronic kidney disease face a high risk of developing atrial fibrillation.* Results from the study will be presented online...

October 25, 2020 03:24 AM

Exercise Boosts Physical, Mental Well-Being of Older Cancer Survivors

U.S. News -- Active older adults -- cancer survivors included -- are in better...

October 25, 2020 01:22 AM

Technogym Bets on Home Fitness Boom as Virus Empties Gyms

U.S. News -- Italian fitness-equipment maker Technogym is working to supply more of its exercise machines and virtual...

October 25, 2020 01:20 AM

The Pandemic Shopping List: Dolls, Detergent and Campers

U.S. News -- Consumers have been snapping up everything from disinfectant wipes and robot vacuum cleaners to Barbie dolls and motorhomes over the...

October 25, 2020 01:18 AM

OSIRIS-REx collected too much asteroid material and now some is floating away

Think -- MIT Technology Review - NASA confirmed that the OSIRIS-REx mission picked up enough material from asteroid Bennu during its sample collection attempt on Tuesday. In fact, the spacecraft's collection chamber is now too full to close all the way, leading...

October 25, 2020 12:59 AM

Know What You're Paying for When You Buy an Annuity

Life -- Kiplinger - Even if you've spent your entire career stashing away money to pay for retirement, you may still be worried the nest egg you've worked so hard to build will not last as long as you need it to.

October 25, 2020 12:56 AM

Cause of Alzheimer's disease traced to mutation in common enzyme

Life -- EurekAlert - Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered a new mechanism by which clumps of tau protein are created in the brain, killing brain cells and causing Alzheimer's disease. A specific mutation to an enzyme called MARK4 changed...

October 25, 2020 12:56 AM

The Straight Arrow

Life -- Psychology Today - An underappreciated lifestyle?

October 25, 2020 12:55 AM

U.S. Catholics Have Backed Same-Sex Marriage Since 2011

Life -- Gallup Headlines - While Pope Francis' comments supporting same sex civil unions were a drastic shift in Catholic church guidance, U.S. Catholics have supported gay marriage for about a decade.

October 25, 2020 12:53 AM

Most People Shouldn't Pay for Identity Theft Protection

Life -- The Wirecutter - Not a year passes without someone asking me if they should sign up for an "identity theft protection service" like IdentityForce, IDShield, or LifeLock. These types of services are good at marketing-seeking to sell an expensive monthly...

October 25, 2020 12:52 AM

How to Cope with Hair Loss Due to Chemotherapy

Life -- Psychology Today - October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here are some practical tips from a breast cancer survivor on how to cope with hair loss due to chemotherapy.

October 25, 2020 12:52 AM

Defining Seniors as an Age Group

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Most pollsters define seniors as those 65 and older, but analysis shows there are significant political differences within this broad group.

October 25, 2020 12:52 AM

Hubble Views a Galactic Waterfall

Life -- NASA Image of the day - In this spectacular image captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, the galaxy NGC 2799 (on the left) is seemingly being pulled into the center of the galaxy NGC 2798 (on the right).

October 25, 2020 12:51 AM

Why Are Roth Conversions So Trendy Right Now? The Case FOR and AGAINST Them

Life -- Kiplinger - Roth IRAs are a hot topic these days. I get multiple media inquiries every week regarding the pros and cons of Roth conversions. But while they can be a great proposition for some people, for others they just aren't a good idea.

A little...

October 25, 2020 12:48 AM

Know What You're Getting - and Giving Up - With an Annuity Income Rider

Life -- Kiplinger - For many retirees and soon-to-be retirees, if there's one nagging worry that tops all others, it's that they might run out of money someday.

Their fear is not unfounded. Americans are living longer. The number of employers offering pensions...

October 25, 2020 12:48 AM

NASA collected dust from asteroid Bennu. But now the material is leaking into space.

Tech -- Mashable - In case you missed the news, NASA pulled off a pretty complicated maneuver: It collected dust from the asteroid Bennu, a rock speeding through space some 200 million miles from Earth.

In fact, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft did the job so well...

October 25, 2020 12:48 AM

Scientists will destroy first 'murder hornet' nest found in Washington state

Tech -- Mashable - Remember "murder hornets"? You know, the two-inch long wasps that stoked unreasonable fear in people all around the United States.

Well, scientists in the U.S. have located the first nest of the invasive species in Blaine, Wash. and they...

October 25, 2020 12:41 AM

Google Messages for Web gaining Google Fi support, allows texting when phone is off

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Now that Google Chat is trying to clean up the mess that Hangouts left, we learned that it would begin by killing off support for Google Fi users to text, call and check voicemail through the Hangouts app itself. Back in May of this...

October 25, 2020 12:37 AM

A deadly coronavirus complication is affecting people after they think they've recovered

Tech -- BGR - Physicians have learned better ways to treat COVID-19 patients and save more lives than in the early months of the pandemic, but the coronavirus is still killing people every day.

A doctor explains that the most dangerous coronavirus complication...

October 25, 2020 12:34 AM

Health experts warn that the coronavirus will actually never go away, even with a vaccine

Tech -- BGR - The first coronavirus vaccines might be ready for emergency use in late 2020, with a wide rollout expected for the first half of next year.

Health experts warn that the virus is likely to become endemic just like the flu, regardless of whether or...

October 25, 2020 12:32 AM

Researchers might've just solved a huge coronavirus mystery

Tech -- BGR - Researchers may have discovered a previously unknown step involved in the mechanism that allows the novel coronavirus to infect cells.

Scientists have discovered that SARS-CoV-2 binds to a receptor called neuropilin-1, which is found in various...

October 25, 2020 12:31 AM

Are you Chrome OS ready? Google launches testing tool for Enterprise migration

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Google is ramping up its efforts to help companies effectively move to Chrome OS and life in the cloud. The recent announcement of Parallels Desktop for Chromebooks will allow enterprise customers to make the shift to the security and...

October 25, 2020 12:18 AM

Holiday shopping is officially here with the first-ever sale on the Lenovo Chromebook Duet

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Holiday shopping in 2020 is just as bizarre as everything else that happened this year. Prime Day was late and Black Friday is kicking off weeks ahead of schedule with deal scattered here and there from most major retailers. To kick...

October 25, 2020 12:17 AM

October 24, 2020

Here's why scientists think women are better suited to space travel

Media -- The Next Web - Are women better astronauts than men? This question will become central to the selection of crews to the Moon, Mars, and beyond as we undertake the colonization of space. In the struggle for gender equality, women have already proven they...

October 24, 2020 11:28 PM