Children can be infected with COVID-19, just like adults, albeit not at the same rate or to the same degree -- and, moreover, they don't necessarily present the same coronavirus symptoms, either.
A team of UK researchers is out with the results of a new study running through a list of some of the most common COVID-19 symptoms reported in children who were symptomatic for the virus.
The team's study also walks through ways to differentiate COVID-19 and the common cold in children.
The CDC said in recent days that a coronavirus vaccine may not be recommended for children at first, guidance that seems related to the fact that most of the drugmakers working on a vaccine have only been testing it on adults. "However, clinical trials continue to expand those recruited to participate," the CDC notes, hinting that the trials could encompass children down the line. However, immunologist Sallie Permar, MD, PhD, recently told the Association of American Medical Colleges that “A pediatric vaccine would not only help children -- it will be the basis of eventually eliminating COVID-19 in our population." Which is the same reason that the American Association of Pediatrics penned a letter this month to the Food and Drug Administration, which includes the following: “It is counter to the ethical principle of distributive justice to allow children to take on great burdens during this pandemic but not have the opportunity to benefit from a vaccine … because they have not been included in vaccine trials."
For now, knowing the coronavirus symptoms that can present themselves in children will be the key to keeping young people safe. Along those lines, a team of researchers from the UK -- including researchers from the data science company Zoe, as well as King's College London and Guy's and St. Thomas' hospitals -- is out with new data that highlights COVID-19 symptoms at different ages.
The Pixel 5 might suffer from a serious design or manufacturing issue, as several buyers report that the screen’s plastic bumper is peeling off of the bioresin-coated aluminum frame.
The resulting gap might impact the Pixel 5’s water and dust resistance.
It’s unclear how many people have experienced the issue and what's causing it.
Google called an audible with the Pixel line this year. The company launched three distinct devices rather than four, and there’s no real flagship this time. Google compromised on the hardware to release a $699 Android device that offers 5G connectivity. That’s still a high price to pay for Google’s best phone this year, considering what’s available from Apple. For $399 or $599, you can get an iPhone 11 with a processor that’s significantly better than the Snapdragon 765G. For $829, you can get the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 that will run laps around the Pixel 5. Then on Android, you have the $749 OnePlus 8T or Samsung’s $699 Galaxy S20 FE.
While Google failed to compete on hardware with the Pixel 5, we still expected the phone to feature a build quality worthy of flagship status. But then we learned of another significant compromise that Google made with the Pixel 5. The rear-facing shell is made of metal and features a large cutout on the back to make wireless charging possible. That's not a problem yet, but Pixel 5 owners have run into an unexpected issue: The Pixel 5 is breaking apart.
The CDC has issued its recommendations for staying safe during Thanksgiving in the middle of the pandemic.
Keeping gatherings small, with those in your household, is the best bet.
Avoid large gatherings, including parades and get-togethers with extended family.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means homes filled with happy, healthy people eating good food and not talking about politics or anything like that. Wait, sorry, I zoned out for a second there. What I meant to say was OMG THANKSGIVING IS ALMOST HERE... RUN.
As if dealing with opinionated relatives during an election year wasn't stressful enough already, we're in the middle of a global pandemic. Just being around relatives you haven't seen in months can be nerve-wracking as none of us know where the other has been, what precautions they've been taking, and whether or not the green bean casserole is served with a side of COVID-19. Thankfully, the CDC is here to help, and they're basically giving us all an excuse to get out of Thanksgiving gatherings almost entirely.
Some Apple Watch SE owners have encountered overheating issues that have left marks on their arms.
Six Apple Watch SE overheating incidents have been reported in South Korea to date, but all of them resulted in a burnt patch in the same corner of the device.
In the hours since the original report, MacRumors reported on another incident taking place in the US.
On September 15th, Apple hosted its first fall hardware reveal event of the season, primarily to announce the Apple Watch Series 6 as well as the more affordable Apple Watch SE. Reviews were positive for both devices, but a highly concerning issue with the SE is being reported. According to a Reddit post, there have been six confirmed instances of Apple Watch SE models overheating between October 10th and October 19th, all in South Korea.
As the Reddit post explains, the reported incidents all occurred with 40mm Apple Watch SE models, including Silver, Space Gray, and Nike. Everyone who was allegedly affected by this overheating issue points to the same spot, which an iFixit teardown reveals is above the display connectors and between the Taptic Engine and digital crown. Notably, the spot that appears to be overheating on the Apple Watch SE is not near the battery.
The 3rd-generation Echo Dot is one of Amazon's best-selling devices of all time, and it's pretty easy to see why. At just $40, it's a remarkably affordable way to put Alexa in any room of your home. Now, after years of seeing Dots with pretty much the same design, Amazon is about to give the Echo Dot its biggest redesign ever.
Amazon's next-generation Echo Dot features a bold new round design that lets it project higher-quality sound much more efficiently. It also has better voice command detection and a more powerful processor. Despite all the big changes and improvements, Amazon is keeping the new Echo Dot's price steady at $49.99 — but there's an awesome pre-order deal that sweetens the pot even more. Pick up a new Dot today or tomorrow before the official release date on Thursday and you can add a wildly popular Amazon Smart Plug for just $10!
Dr. Osterholm, a top infectious disease doctor, believes the next 2-3 months “are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic.”
Osterholm anticipates new coronavirus cases will surge past 75,000 per day by November.
More than 10 states have recently seen coronavirus infections reach peak levels.
When the coronavirus pandemic first began sweeping across the country in March, many people assumed that life would return to normal after a few short months. Unfortunately, the U.S. hasn't even come close to defeating the coronavirus over the past seven months. A look at the current coronavirus data is beyond sobering, to say the least.
Just this past weekend, more than 10 states reported a record-breaking number of coronavirus infections. Wisconsin, in particular, has been especially ravaged by the coronavirus in recent weeks. On Monday, the cheese state reported more than 7,500 new coronavirus cases, a figure that's three times higher than the number of new cases the state reported just four weeks prior.
Each of the states in the U.S. has been ranked based on a hatred index to determine which is the most hated state in the country.
Can you guess what #1 is? Of course you can.
If your state ranks high on the list you have to move away immediately... just kidding this list doesn't really mean anything, but it's fun to look at.
How much do you love your home state? How much do you hate other states? For most of us, it's something we probably don't think about that often, but the folks at BestLife? Well, they're on top of it, and they've crunched the numbers to come up with a ranking of the 50 U.S. states based on how much they are hated.
The "Hatred Index" that BestLife came up with is based on a number of factors, including surveys where residents expressed how much (or little) pride they had in their state, how many people are moving into or out of the state, and a poll where people picked which state they hate the most, whether it was their own home state or a different one.
Apple rolled out iOS 14.2 beta 4 and iPadOS 14.2 beta 4 for developers on Tuesday.
Now that public beta versions are rolling out as well, everyone with an iOS or iPadOS device can try the new software and all of the features that Apple is adding in the next update.
iOS 14 is a massive update packed with hundreds of new features that you can read about right here — some highlights include home screen widgets, new Compact UI features, an App Library with all of your installed apps, and the redesigned Messages app.
Hours after Apple rolled out iOS 14.1 to the public, the newest beta is now available for developers. iOS 14.2 beta 4 was pushed out on Tuesday afternoon, and while we don't know what it includes quite yet, we can assume it will bring the same 10-bit HDR video playback support as iOS 14.1. We already know iOS 14.2 also features a Shazam button in the Control Center, revamped AirPlay 2 controls, and new emoji characters.
Dr. Fauci believes that coronavirus safety measures like mandatory masks will remain necessary through 2022.
A noted epidemiologist recently said that the next three months will be the "darkest of the entire pandemic." With colder weather approaching, experts are anticipating a huge increase in new coronavirus cases.
Over the weekend, more than a dozen states reported a record number of new coronavirus infections.
As the coronavirus continues to spread like wildfire across the country, it's become overwhelmingly clear that the world isn't going to return to normal for quite some time. If anything, the next few weeks, according to medical experts, could prove to be worse than anything we've seen yet. Especially with colder weather already hitting most areas of the country, not to mention the arrival of flu season, it stands to reason that we're going to see a massive spike in new coronavirus infections and associated deaths over the next 2-3 months.
To this point, Michael Osterholm, a prominent infectious disease doctor who works at the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, said that the next 6 to 12 weeks "are going to be the darkest of the entire pandemic."
This big sale only lasts until the end of the day on Tuesday, so don't miss out.
Prime Day has come and gone after being delayed for so long, but you undoubtedly still have a bunch of holiday shopping left to take care of. If that's the case, you'll definitely want to check out Amazon's big one-day sale on Aukey headphones and audio accessories.
Like Anker, Aukey is a brand that has become widely known for selling high-quality products at rock bottom prices. But on Tuesday, those rock-bottom prices sink even lower thanks to a huge one-day Gold Box sale at Amazon. Prices start at just $9.09 for an Aukey FM transmitter that lets you play music from your smartphone in cars that don't have auxiliary inputs, and Aukey true wireless earbuds start at just $20.99. Those aren't cheapo earphones, mind out — they have a whopping 8,000 5-star reviews on Amazon. You can also upgrade to Aukey true wireless noise cancelling earbuds for just $44.99.
Shop the entire Aukey sale right here on Amazon to see all the deals, and you can check out a few of our favorites down below.
AUKEY True Wireless Earbuds Bluetooth 5 Headphones
Superior Sound Quality: Experience crisp, high-fidelity sound while Bluetooth 5 provides faster pairing and a stable, efficient wireless connection
One-Step Reconnection: Simply take the earbuds out of the charging case and they will automatically connect to your phone (after being paired the first time)
Convenient Touch Control: Effortlessly manage audio playback & calls with the multi-function touch panel and microphone on each earbud. The earbuds can even be used alone like a Bluetooth headset
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AUKEY True Wireless Earbuds Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth 5
Advanced Active Noise Cancelation: With the advanced ANC technology, these earbuds detect and cancel a maximum 28dB of ambient noise so you can focus on your music. The 10mm dynamic drivers enhance bass and deliver incredible sound
35-Hour Playtime & USB-C Quick Charge: The earbuds offer 7 hours of music and calls on a single charge with ANC off (4.5 hours with ANC on), while the charging case extends that to 35 hours. USB-C Quick Charge fully charges the charging case in 120 minutes
Dual Microphones: Each earbud has two microphones for improved voice pickup and background-noise suppression, which ensures that you’re heard clearly without interference
Ahead of the holidays, however, Amazon is running a surprising sale that slashes it down to a new all-time low price.
This deal won't last long so you'll need to hurry up if you want to get in on the action.
You know that stunning LG OLED TV you've been drooling over but told yourself you wouldn't buy because it's priced out of your reach? Well, a crazy sale on Amazon just slashed $503 off the price tag, dropping it to the lowest price ever. As they say, it's now or never!
Treat yourself to the deepest blacks and vivid colors that only the LG OLED55CXPUA 55" 4K Smart OLED TV can provide. This $2,000 TV has all the bells and whistles you might need in addition to that incredible LG OLED display. It even has Alexa built right in, as well as the class-leading webOS smart TV platform and LG's beloved Magic Remote.
Thanks to Amazon's huge $503 discount, this incredible TV that was just released in 2020 can be yours for $1,496.99! If that price looks familiar to anyone out there who has been tracking this TV and just waiting for the perfect opportunity to pick one up, it's because this discounted sale price for the 55-inch model is the same price LG charges for the much smaller 48-inch model. How crazy is that?
There's no way this deal is going to last very long, so definitely hurry up or you'll almost certainly miss out.
LG OLED55CXPUA 55" 4K Smart OLED TV - $1,496.99
LG OLED TV: Only OLED pixels emit their own light, allowing for perfect black, intense color, and stunning picture.
PIXEL LEVEL DIMMING: Millions of pixels emit their own light. Only OLED can turn pixels off completely and independently. See stunning picture, perfect black, infinite contrast, and over a billion rich colors.
WEBOS AND MAGIC REMOTE: LG's fan-favorite webOS platform makes it surprisingly fast and easy to stream movies and shows with your favorite apps and find new obsessions based on what you like. While our Magic Remote lives up to its name with voice and motion control — just speak or simply point, scroll and click.
α9 GEN 3 AI PROCESSOR 4K: Everything you see and hear is automatically made better, clearer, smoother, and more dynamic with our a9 Gen 3 AI Processor 4K. You don’t have to do a thing. Our most advanced 4K processor does it for you with AI Picture Pro, AI Sound Pro, AI 4K Upscaling, and the ability to help your TV to evolve over time.
GAMING: LG OLED TV is built for gaming. AI-powered picture quality transports you to the moment. Gaming features and the latest tech, like NVIDIA G-SYNC and FreeSync, give you an edge with less lag, high refresh rates, and incredibly smooth and responsive gameplay.
OLED MOTION PRO: our most advanced motion handling for fast movements in sports and action sequences | Native Refresh Rate: 120Hz
INPUTS & OUTPUTS: HDMI (HDMI 2.1 & HDCP 2.2) x4, USB 2.0 x3, RF Connection Input (Antenna/Cable) x1, AV Input x1 (breakout cable required, not included), Ethernet Input x1, RS-232C Input (Mini Jack) x1, Digital Audio Output (Optical) x1 | Wi-Fi (802.11ac) & Bluetooth 5.0 Enabled
DIMENSIONS W/O STAND(WxHxD): 48.3" x 27.8" x 1.8" | DIMENSIONS W/ STAND: 48.3" x 29.1" x 9.9" | STAND WIDTH: 39.3"
A closely watched COVID-19 model is predicting a scary new reality when it comes to the number of coronavirus deaths the US is expected to see over the next four months.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine is predicting the US to see around 171,000 additional coronavirus deaths between now and February.
That's a roughly 80% increase in COVID-19 deaths.
For months, we've heard scary predictions about a tough fall and winter being in store for the US as a result of the country not getting a strong-enough handle on our coronavirus outbreak. Just a few weeks ago, White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said we all need to plan to "hunker down" for the final months of the year, based on how nasty things are expected to get.
Well, now it seems that time is almost at hand. A closely watched coronavirus model that tracks the outbreak is predicting a nearly 80% surge in coronavirus deaths between now and February, according to data from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
How many times have you told yourself that you want to learn another language? Well, now is your chance to finally make it happen — and you'll save a ton of cash in the process.
Amazon is running the perfect one-day sale for the holiday season, shaving a whopping 53% off the price of the wildly popular Rosetta Stone Bonus Pack Bundle with Lifetime Online Access. This awesome bundle with unlimited lifetime online access typically sells for $319, but right now it's on sale for just $149. That is an unbeatable deal!
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This awesome Rosetta Stone bundle comes in five different languages including Spanish, French, German, Italian, and English. But if you want to learn even more languages, you'll get unlimited access to 24+ using the bundled online access. Learn one or learn them all, you'll never pay another penny thanks to this awesome sale.
Whether you're planning your next vacation or a honeymoon, this is the perfect gift to surprise your husband, wife, or family member. Rather than just pointing to items on a menu that you think you understand while you're on your trip, you'll be able to speak more fluently. Being cultured will only help to improve your business and traveling skills.
Everyone wants to learn another language or brush up on a language they learned back in school, so this is the perfect Christmas or Chanukah present for just about anyone on your list. The only bad news is that Amazon's deep discount on Rosetta Stone Bonus Pack Bundle with Lifetime Online Access only lasts until the end of the day on Tuesday, so you'll need to hurry or you might miss out.
Rosetta Stone Bonus Pack Bundle with Lifetime Online Access - $149
Everything you need to learn Spanish in one box plus with Rosetta Stone: Unlimited languages, you'll receive access to all 24+ of our languages for life, that means you can switch between languages without any additional subscription fees
Rosetta stone lifetime subscription: Access our award-winning program from the cloud. It syncs across desktop, mobile, and tablet for convenient learning
Barron’s grammar guide: Learn essential grammar tips, such as verb agreements and sentence structure
Barron’s dictionary: Look up important definitions from this trusted source
Lifetime of the product: This lifetime product will be supported for its life, meaning as long as Rosetta Stone makes the product available. A lifetime subscription is for an individual user and cannot be transferred to another person
Dozens of seasonings have been recalled over the fear that they were contaminated by Salmonella.
The recall affects over a dozen kinds of spices and seasonings.
Check your pantry to ensure that you're not eating something that is potentially contaminated.
I don't know if it's simply the fact that the pandemic has made us all more acutely aware of microscopic dangers, but it sure feels like there's been an increase in the number of food products being recalled over the fear of various contaminates recently. Peaches, onions, and various meats have all been recalled over concerns that they could make you sick, and now a pair of new recalls over seasoning made by two separate companies have been added to the growing list.
The two recalls — one by Red Monkey Foods, Inc. linked to parsley, and the other by Sauer Brands, Inc. linked to cinnamon, black pepper, and several other spices — have been initiated because the products may be tainted with Salmonella.
Apple rolled out iOS 14.1 and iPadOS 14.1 for iPhone and iPad on Tuesday.
The biggest update for iOS 14 since the software was released last month, iOS 14.1 includes support for 10-bit HDR video playback and fixes a bunch of annoying bugs.
iOS 14.1 will likely be preloaded on iPhone 12 devices out of the box.
Apple has released the first major update for iOS 14 ahead of the iPhone 12's release date on Friday. The big addition of this update is support for 10-bit HDR video playback and editing on all iPhone 8 and newer devices, but it also features a number of bug fixes for widgets, emails, calls, UI problems, and more.
Wouldn't it be great to ditch your Brita pitchers and never have to wait to drink filtered water again?
That's exactly what happens when you get the new Sawyer TAP Water Filter for sinks, which attaches to any threaded faucet and filters water as it's dispensed.
Everyone knows about the LifeStraw portable water filter for hiking and camping, but most people are unaware that they can get a similar product for home use.
The LifeStraw portable water filter is one of the most popular products on Amazon ahead of the holidays each year, and it sold out fast during Prime Day 2020. Using this great portable filter, you can turn just about any water you come across into potable water that's safe and refreshing. It's basically a portable Brita filter!
Speaking of Brita filters, so many people use the company's popular pitchers at home so they can drink tap water without worrying about all the contaminants. But what if we told you there's a much better way and you'll never have to wait for your water to filter again? You definitely need to check out the brand new TAP Water Filter from Sawyer, which is available right now at Amazon for just $39.95.
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Sawyer is known far and wide for its best-in-class water filter products, but this new model might be our favorite one yet. Just attach it to any threaded faucet in your home and you instantly have filtered water without having to wait for a pitcher. How well does it filter, you ask? According to Sawyer, the TAP removes 99.99999% of all bacteria including salmonella and E. coli, 99.9999% of all protozoa like giardia, and 100% of microplastics. It doesn't get any better than that.
This compact little filter attaches to any faucet or garden hose spigot using the included adapters, and there's also an extension hose you can use in shallow sinks. According to Sawyer, it can filter up to 500 gallons of water per day, and it'll last up to 10 years if you follow the manufacturer's care instructions. It's definitely time to ditch the pitcher.
It's so simple to use, as all you have to do is attach it to start filtering. There's no waiting like you do with a Brita filter water pitcher. Plus, being able to use it indoors or outdoors really makes this worthwhile. But don't take our word for it. Here are the product details from the Amazon page.
Sawyer TAP Water Filter - $39.95
Makes bacteria-contaminated tap water potable; Ideal for use in rural locations, emergency kits, boil alerts, at campgrounds, festivals, events, in RVs, and for travel
Filter up to 500 gallons of water per day; reusable high-performance 0.1-micron absolute inline filter fits taps 17mm to 20mm (11/16" to 3/4"); hose bibs (garden hose spigot); and some (not all) faucet aerators
Removes 99.99999% of all bacteria (salmonella, cholera, and E. coli); removes 99.9999% of all protozoa (such as giardia and cryptosporidium); also removes 100% of microplastics
TAP adapter attaches directly to other Sawyer filters such as MINI, Dual Threaded MINI, Micro Squeeze, and Squeeze Water filter (not included)
Includes: TAP filter, backwash adapter, threaded spigot adapter, dual threaded adapter, tap gauge, extension hose for use in a shallow sink
Some of the patients who have survived the initial coronavirus infection can continue to experience “Long COVID” symptoms for weeks or even months after clearing the virus.
One of the post-COVID issues that many people fight is a condition called “brain fog,” and doctors still don't fully understand it.
One doctor explains that people can experience severe headaches and memory loss for months, as well as the feeling of not being as sharp as before.
Surviving a novel coronavirus infection is just the first battle against the pathogen. Most people recover from COVID-19, but the survival rate doesn't show that many people who survive the illness aren't done fighting coronavirus complications even after the virus clears. This “Long COVID” phenomenon has been widely observed, with plenty of COVID-19 patients battling symptoms for weeks to months after testing negative for SARS-CoV-2. Clearing the virus often leaves the body in a world of hurt, and some people need additional therapy to get back to their normal selves. More recently, doctors have observed that adults are also likely to experience a post-COVID syndrome that was first diagnosed in children. That’s the MIS-A version of MIS-C, and both of them can be deadly. It’s unclear whether MIS-A and Long COVID have any direct relationship.
New reports indicate that doctors are now trying to figure out a particularly annoying symptom of Long COVID, one that bothers some patients for months after the initial infection. That’s the so-called “brain fog” phenomenon that can be quite serious for some people.
Despite a surge in new coronavirus cases, Dr. Fauci doesn't believe we need a nationwide lockdown just yet.
While the number of coronavirus cases jumped by 30% over the last two weeks, the death rate has remained steady.
Fauci said the coronavirus pandemic would have to get much worse for him to recommend a nationwide shutdown.
The U.S. is currently in the midst of a huge coronavirus surge the likes of which we haven't seen since July. Over the past few days, several states have reported a record-breaking number of new coronavirus infections. What's more, the cumulative number of coronavirus cases across the country has shot up by 30% over the last two weeks alone.
Unfortunately, the current situation is likely to get worse before it gets better due to colder weather and the arrival of flu season. With indoor gatherings accounting for a disproportionate number of coronavirus cases, experts are anticipating an even greater surge in new infections once people start staying inside for longer periods of time come November and December.
Millions upon millions of people across the country and around the world suffer from insomnia or other sleep problems.
A recent study by Infinium Global Research estimates that the sleep aids market will reach more than $110 billion by 2025.
Forget all those expensive solutions and sleeping pills — new research from Sweden says there's one simple thing that's 20 times more likely to help you sleep than anything else on the market: A weighted blanket.
Countless people out there have difficulty sleeping. I should know since I'm one of them. Problems can run the full gamut from occasional troubles falling asleep or waking up early on occasion to full-blown insomnia that makes people feel completely helpless. A full night of restful sleep is absolutely crucial in so many ways, and it impacts everything from energy levels the following day to overall health. That's right — a lack of sleep has been shown in many studies to have the potential to cause serious health problems.
Plenty of studies look to shed light on potential cures for insomnia, but there's one recent study in particular that we want to draw your attention to. It's a peer-reviewed study by researchers in Sweden that was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, and it's an intriguing read from start to finish. If you'd rather skip to the end, here's the key takeaway: The researchers found that a simple weighted blanket is 20 times more likely to cure a person's sleepless nights than any other sleep aid that was tested.
Weighted blankets are hugely popular and now you know why. Not only do they work, but they work far better than anything else on the market right now. Looking to find out for yourself just how helpful a high-quality weighted blanket can be? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Three of Amazon's best-selling and highest-rated weighted blankets can be found below, including the beloved YnM Weighted Blanket that comes in 14 different size and weight combinations and has more than 16,000 5-star reviews. There's even a coupon that'll save you $40 on the beloved RELAX EDEN Adult Weighted Blanket with Removable, Washable Duvet Cover!
YnM Weighted Blanket
While this comes in 14 different sizes to match you and your lifestyle the best, the fact that it has glass beads that help set your temperature is what makes this really wearable. Now you won't feel too hot or cold while you're using it.
Use This Weighted Blanket on Its Own Or With a Duvet Cover; Great Gift for Every Age. Purchase Matching Ynm Duvet Together to Enjoy a Discount.
The original YnM weighted blanket offers a natural way to help calm your body for a restful night of sleep; a great calming sensory blanket for adults and children to help decompress and provide comfort
This is an extremely durable blanket that will be with you for many years. It is breathable with nanoceramic beads that won't even let others hear you moving and will calm your body if you toss and turn.
FUNCTION - Many of the latest scientific research reports show that Weighted Blanket can evenly fit your body and create a calm feeling of being held or hugged to encourage a restful great all-natural use environment, which can significantly increase people's deep sleep time.
PREMIUM MATERIAL - Our weighted blankets use 100% natural cotton to make our weighted blankets more comfortable, breathable, and safe. Nanoceramic beads can reduce the noise generated by movement, and it is more effective in the body to improve sleep.
It is hypoallergenic, so anybody can use this blanket. Plus, it's perfect to use all times of the year, as it's good for the winter and breathable enough for the summer.
NO MORE RESTLESS NIGHTS - Our cotton weighted blanket works two-fold to calm and soothe both your muscles and mind for complete relaxation. This promotes a deep, peaceful sleep leaving you fresh and rejuvenated.
COZY & COMFORTABLE - With 7 layers, soft cotton, and polyester construction our weighted blanket for adults offers a deluxe feeling that is simply unparalleled. This hypoallergenic blanket is filled with non-toxic, high-end glass beads, evenly distributing the weight across your body.
The first reviews for iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are out, and they all agree they're the best iPhones so far. But 5G connectivity is so limited and spotty it shouldn’t even be a consideration unless you're future-proofing.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are very similar to their predecessors when it comes to overall design and specs, with the Pro getting a better camera system, more base storage, and a stainless steel frame.
Most reviewers agree that the iPhone 12 is the new iPhone for most people. However, the Pro does have a few key advantages and can appeal to iPhone owners upgrading from its direct predecessors like the iPhone X, iPhone XS, or iPhone 11 Pro.
This year is different when it comes to buying the latest iPhone, and it’s not just because of the novel coronavirus pandemic that forced Apple to delay its releases. One thing that makes the iPhone 12 launch unique was Apple’s decision to introduce four distinct iPhone 12 models this year, including iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. All the handsets feature a brand new design, they run on the same powerful A14 chip, they all support 5G networks, and they feature OLED screens with tiny bezels. The handsets come in various colors and prices start at just $699 (with carrier offers). This makes choosing a new iPhone a bit more difficult than in previous years, and the first wave of Apple's iPhone 12 release proves that. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are nearly identical handsets that are similar when it comes to specs and design. The Pro has a stainless steel frame, more storage, and two additional camera sensors on the back that will offer additional features and improved AR experiences (at some point down the road) — but you’ll have to pay $200 more for the Pro.
The first iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 reviews are now out, and they could help you choose the right iPhone 12 version for you. Mind you, the Pro is mostly sold out for the moment so if you want a new iPhone right away, the decision might be made for you.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin continue to "narrow their differences" on a new stimulus package with $1,200 checks for Americans.
If a stimulus package is going to pass before the election, the details need to be finalized and a deal needs to be reached by the end of the day on Tuesday, according to Pelosi.
President Trump says he wants an even bigger deal than what Pelosi is proposing, but many Republican Senators have said they will refuse to vote for a multi-trillion dollar bill.
We are now exactly two weeks away from the November election, and yet we still don't know whether or not another major stimulus package is going to be passed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have been trying to reach a deal for weeks on end, and at long last, there finally appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel. According to Pelosi's deputy chief of staff, the two "continued to narrow their differences" in a call this Monday, and now committee chairs are cutting deals with their GOP counterparts on key elements of the bill.
Amazon's Prime Day MyQ sale was so popular that the device completely sold out — but now it's back in stock with a 15% discount.
Prime Day 2020 was huge last week, with thousands of deep discounts available on just about every type of popular product you can think of. Of course, there were a few deals in particular that people gravitated toward more than anything else. Examples include Apple's AirPods Pro, which are still on sale right now at their $199 Prime Day Price, and FDA-authorized Powecom KN95 face masks that NIOSH says work even better than most 3M N95 masks. They're also still on sale with Prime Day 2020's deep 42% discount, so you can pick them up for just $2.61 each.
In addition to those best-sellers, there's one more deal that flew off Amazon's virtual store shelves last week during Prime Day — and this deal is on a product you might not have even heard of. It's called the MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener, and it might be the best smart home purchase you ever make.
This great little gadget installs in 10 or 15 minutes and it lets you control your garage door right from your smartphone. Whether you never want to worry again about wondering if you remembered to close it as you rushed to work or you're just sick and tired of dealing with that annoying keypad that never seems to work on the first try, the MyQ is an awesome purchase. It also works with Amazon's Key service for in-garage deliveries, and you can get a $30 Amazon credit if you enter the promo code KEY30 when placing your first Amazon Key order.
The MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener is back in stock right now after having sold out on Prime Day, and it's also 15% off for a limited time. If you take advantage of that Amazon Key promotion, you're basically getting a MyQ for $3.99!
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Tests by an independent lab found that these masks filter up to 97.4% of small airborne particles like coronaviruses, which is better performance than the 95% minimum required for N95 face masks.
Bluegrass masks work almost as well as FDA-authorized Powecom KN95 face masks, but they weren't tested by NIOSH or authorized by the FDA like Powecom's masks.
N95 masks are still the gold standard in respiratory protection, and we have some important news on that front. Head over to Amazon right now and you'll find 3M N95 masks, Moldex N95 masks, Honeywell N95 masks, and more in stock. It's extremely rare that N95 masks from top brands like these are actually in stock on Amazon, and even more rare that they're available for anyone to order instead of just hospitals and government agencies. These masks are definitely some of the best ones out there — but there's a big caveat.
The problem with N95 masks is that they cost a fortune right now, but there's another option that's just as good for much less money. Powecom KN95 face masks are currently the only KN95 masks on Amazon that are FDA-authorized for medical use. They were tested by NIOSH and found to filter up to 99.2% of small airborne particles, so they work even better than most top N95 masks. They're even on sale with a huge 42% discount right now, so you'll only pay $2.61 per mask.
Looking for COVID-19 protection that's just as good but far more affordable than all those masks? We found a terrific new option that you should definitely check out.
Anyone who hasn't yet heard of Bluegrass Masks Multi-Layer Face Masks before is definitely not alone. We had never heard of them ourselves until we stumbled upon them while digging for deals. As it turns out, however, they're a fantastic option for anyone looking for protection from the novel coronavirus, and they cost far less than any N95 face masks you'll come across.
The first thing you need to know about these face masks is that they're made right here in the USA instead of in China, which is where most alternatives to N95 masks are made. There's nothing wrong with masks made in China as long as they're FDA-authorized, of course, but many people will be happy to have a USA-made option that works just as well. The manufacturer had these masks tested at an independent lab and found that they filter up to 97.4% of 3-micron particles. That's even better performance than some 3M N95 face masks, though it's important to note that these masks have not been tested by NIOSH or authorized by the FDA.
And last but not least, you can get masks that are much less expensive for low-risk situations like when you're around other people but outdoors and socially distanced. Jointown 3-ply masks are the best-selling option on Amazon and they're on sale right now at a new all-time low price — just $0.23 each. You can also pick up similar black 3-ply face masks for $0.28 apiece.
Experiencing a sudden loss of taste and smell has been found to be an accurate indicator of a coronavirus infection.
Coronavirus patients who experience a loss of taste and smell typically endure less severe coronavirus symptoms.
A recent study found that 82% of coronavirus patients experience neurological symptoms at some point during their illness. Of this subset, a loss of taste and smell was observed in 15% of patients.
While typical coronavirus symptoms tend to mirror symptoms associated with the flu -- with fever, fatigue, and headaches being common examples -- many people who test positive for the coronavirus also experience a loss of taste and smell. It's undoubtedly one of the more bizarre coronavirus symptoms, and while it's not necessarily incapacitating, it can understandably take a toll emotionally.
Doctors first began noticing an association between the coronavirus and a sudden loss of taste and smell back in mid-late March of this year.
It has now been almost nine months since the novel coronavirus pandemic first began and at this point, everyone knows the three things that need to be done to protect yourself and your family from contracting COVID-19.
First and foremost, you need to wear a face mask. Amazon has FDA-authorized Powecom KN95 face masks that have been tested by NIOSH and found to filter more than 99% of small airborne particles. What's more, they're actually on sale right now with a rare discount, which is crazy when you consider that they're the only KN95 face masks on Amazon that have been authorized by the FDA. Anytime you're in a high-risk situation like riding public transportation or anytime you're indoors around other people. For lower-risk situations, Amazon's best-selling 3-ply masks are on sale for just $0.23 each.
The second thing you need is even easier: you need to practice social distancing. Always. The coronavirus is transmitted from person to person in droplets or aerosols ejected from the mouth when a person coughs, sneezes, yells, or even just speaks normally, so stay as far away from other people as you possibly can.
Finally, the third you need to do is wash or disinfect your hands anytime you touch an object or surface in a public space. You should also clean your hands after bringing anything from the outside world into your home.
Purell is obviously the biggest hand sanitizer brand out there, and it's the most sought-after brand as well. But since it's in such high demand and availability is still somewhat limited, prices are inflated. Pricing for some popular Purell options has definitely come down in recent months — prime examples include 6-packs of 2oz Purell bottles for just $15 and 4-packs of 1oz Purell bottlesfor under $10.
If you want enough Purell to refill the bottles you already have, you can pick up 4-packs of 1 liter Purell bottles for $55, which is a great price. It's also sold directly by Amazon as an added bonus. But some of the most desirable Purell options are still grossly overpriced — head over to Amazon right now and you'll find that a decent-sized pump bottle of Purell costs a whopping $30!
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If you have Purell bottles at home already or any other hand sanitizer bottles that you can simply refill instead of buying new ones, there's a sale right now on Amazon that you definitely need to take advantage of. It's on a terrific brand of high-quality hand sanitizer that is exclusively sold by Amazon, and it has the same 70% alcohol content as Purell. The brand is called Clean Revolution and you will be shocked at how inexpensive it is right now thanks to a sale on Amazon.
Remember how we told you that a single 12oz bottle of Purell costs $30. Well, you can pick up 1-gallon jugs of Clean Revolution Hand Sanitizer for just $25.99 each. That's 128 ounces for just $26 when 12-ounce pump bottles of Purell costs as much as $30! This is a fantastic deal indeed, but it's only available for a limited time so take advantage now before it's too late.
As the days get shorter and the sunlight seems to wane even faster, we are sprinting towards the end of daylight savings time. Springing forward gives a lot of hope going into the warmer months while falling back gives you a day of extra sleep but it gets darker much earlier out. Rather than feeling glum about the lack of sunlight we're about to experience, you should think about the amazing sales that are heading our way during the back end of the year. HP has some great ones to whet your appetite before the holiday shopping begins in earnest.
The weekly deals are where it's at when it comes to shopping at HP.com. These are the tried and tested products that are the favorites of many loyal HP customers. From laptops to desktops to all-in-one computers to printers to many other exciting accessories, you're sure to find something that you love. Let's take a look at some of the best this week has to offer, so you can snag some fantastic devices before the sun sets on these deals.
If you're looking for a new laptop and a great deal on it to boot, check out the HP Laptop - 17t-by300. This is an extremely reliable and responsive laptop that will let you work on many tasks. You can surf, stream, and do it all with incredibly long-lasting battery life. This has a 17.3" diagonal HD+ display and boasts an Intel® processor and graphics. Saving $160 off the bat, this starts at only $589.99! Plus, you'll have access to a ton of special offers including 15% off audio accessories, cases, bags, keyboards, mice, and more.
Spending more time at home this year has been a gamer's delight. So is this deal on an HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop - TG01 - 0170m. Boasting an AMD Ryzen 5 processor and AMD Radeon RX 550 4GB graphics, this is ready to play. This features customizable LED lights and up to 9 USB ports to support your accessories. The high-speed performance is what you really care about and this won't let you down. Save $100 by snagging this for only $619.99!
Rather than spending a ton of money on a bunch of equipment, get it all together with the HP ENVY All-in-One - 32-a0035. One of our favorite all-in-one setups, this has a 31.5" diagonal 4K display to give you so many more views of what you're working on. Supported by a 9th generation Intel® Core i5 processor, this lets you create without any restrictions. It fits nicely on a desk too, so you can fit it in most home offices. For $100 off, it can be yours for $1,799.99.
Other great deals like saving 66% off a year of McAfee LiveSafe or $30 off an HP 27er monitor are also highlighted in this week's event. As always, you'll enjoy free shipping and easy returns when you make a purchase. Get ahead of the game before the clocks roll back by saving some money with HP.
A woman in her 30s died of coronavirus complications on a flight this summer.
The woman received oxygen but ultimately died on the jetway. She suffered from undisclosed high-risk health problems.
The COVID-19 patient died in late July, but her COVID-19 diagnosis was just announced.
The mortality rate of COVID-19 is low, and most people recover. That’s what statistics tell you. They also say that it’s people with preexisting conditions that are more likely to die of coronavirus complications, and it’s usually the older patients who are at risk. Men also tend to be more affected than women. But there are exceptions to all those rules. A few days ago, a 33-year-old influencer who denied COVID-19 until he contracted the illness died of complications after eight days of fighting the illness. According to his ex-wife, the man suffered from a heart condition that complicated his illness. A woman in her 30s died this summer while on a flight from Arizona to Texas. Her COVID-19 diagnosis wasn’t released at the time, but officials now say she died of COVID-19 complications.
The first iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro unboxing videos show what the two handsets look like in real life.
The 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models are both available for preorder, and they’ll ship to buyers on Friday.
The phones are virtually identical, with the iPhone 12 Pro featuring a better camera and a stainless steel frame instead of aluminum.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are available for preorder and should ship to buyers on Friday, although the Pro sold out a few hours after preorders started last week. iPhone 12 demand is still very high, despite the coronavirus-related economic crisis, and millions of people will get to experience the new devices in a few days. But you don’t have to wait for the new iPhone to ship to your door to see what the device looks in real life. The first iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro unboxing videos have popped up online, showing how good the new handsets look in real life.
The Chinese CDC has concluded that the recent Qingdao outbreak started after two people were infected from handling contaminated frozen food packages.
The conclusions seem to be in line with what is known about the virus so far. SARS-CoV-2 can survive on surfaces for hours, it lives longer in dark, cold places, and fomite transmission is possible.
However, the CDC failed to provide irrefutable proof that the two people were not infected elsewhere and then contaminated the food packages themselves. Also, it’s unclear from the available reports whether the virus on those packages was infectious.
The Chinese CDC released a new warning on Saturday saying that frozen food packaging contaminated by active coronavirus could cause infection. The latest finding concerning food packaging and the novel coronavirus in a few months. China battled a COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing a few weeks ago, months after the capital had no confirmed cases. In the process, Chinese scientists disclosed they’d discovered traces of coronavirus on a table in a market used for cutting salmon. This drove the entire salmon supply chain in a temporary frenzy, with the crisis spanning thousands of miles to China’s trade partners.
The WHO reminded people at the time that food isn’t infectious, although fomite transmission was a theoretical possibility. For months, we’ve known that the virus can survive for hours to days on certain materials; that’s why authorities advise people to wash their hands often and clean commonly used surfaces. A more recent study showed that the virus could survive for 28 days at room temperature in total darkness.
Samsung is trolling Apple on social media for removing the power adapter from the iPhone retail box.
Last week at the iPhone 12 reveal, Apple announced the box of the iPhone 12 and all other iPhones will no longer include a power adapter or a pair of Lightning headphones.
Apple says it removed the accessories for the sake of the environment, but it could have done more for the environment by killing Lightning altogether.
It wasn't exactly a surprise, considering all of the leaks ahead of the announcement, but it was still a notable change of pace when Apple revealed last week that it no longer plans to ship power adapters or headphones in iPhone retail boxes. Always ready to strike, Samsung immediately took to social media after the iPhone 12 event on October 13th and reminded everyone that a charger is still included if they choose to buy a Galaxy instead.
NASA's Curiosity rover was drilling into a curious rock when it accidentally cracked.
The crack isn't a big deal, and the sample was still able to be studied by the rover.
NASA's Perseverance rover is currently headed to the Red Planet for a landing in February.
When it comes to exploring pristine areas of the planet or, even better, another world, scientists usually do their best to leave things as they found them. Respecting Mother Nature is important, but doing your best to avoid damaging previously unexplored worlds is important for other reasons as well, including the fact that future explorations of the area may accidentally "rediscover" things that earlier missions messed up.
Sometimes, however, accidents just can't be helped, and as NASA's Mars Curiosity mission update website reveals, a recent attempt to drill into a Martian rock to obtain a sample resulted in the rock actually splitting. It's not a big deal, and the hole is still useful for scientists to investigate, but it's not something you see every day.
Scientists successfully measured an event using zeptoseconds, which is an incredibly brief fraction of a second.
The time it took for a photo to pass through a hydrogen molecule was measured at 247 zeptoseconds, which is the smallest measurement ever achieved.
In the future, more and more accurate measurements of time on this small scale could help us unlock nature's secrets.
It probably took you a couple of seconds to read this sentence. Seconds are very short, and they come in handy for measuring time in everyday situations. As we dive deeper into fractions of a second, we get down to milliseconds, and then we kind of stop. I mean, what could be so brief that it would need to be measured in even shorter units of time? How about the time it takes for light to pass through a hydrogen molecule?
If you're trying to measure something that short, you definitely need to a shorter unit of measurement... much, much shorter. And so, scientists used zeptoseconds, each of which is a mere 0.000000000000000000001 seconds long. The time it took for a photo to cross the hydrogen molecule was 247 zeptoseconds, and that's a new record for time measurement.
The coronavirus' impact on the movie theater industry has been unquestionably brutal on two fronts -- COVID-19 has decimated consumer demand to visit theaters, as well as leading scores of movies to push their release dates forward.
Those delays ensure that even if consumers felt it was safe to visit a theater right now, there wouldn't be much of anything new to see.
This is why a number of the major cinema chains are rolling out deals that allow patrons to enjoy private screenings, free from any other guests.
No question, the coronavirus' impact has been particularly brutal on the movie exhibition business, with cinemas in many parts of the US now finding themselves in the unfortunate position of being back open -- but with few new movies to show. And, even worse, they're also facing a scarcity of customers, since many people still feel skittish -- and understandably so -- about the prospect of sitting alone in a room for two hours or so with strangers whose health you can't vouch for.
Granted, movie theaters have gone to great lengths, as have other industries like airlines, to implement and talk up stringent new cleaning and COVID-19 safety protocols. But that nagging fear still lingers. What to do?
A new study focusing on personality changes in dogs finds that dogs tend to stop novelty-seeking around age three and experience personality changes up until age six.
Dogs tend to become jaded about new places and experiences after they reach the age of three.
The study shows that personality changes in dogs are a lot like those in humans.
Human personalities tend to change over time. It's rarely an abrupt change, but over the course of several decades, our outlook on life and our opinions about various things shift in a way that shapes our personality in new ways. Around four or five decades into our lives, some people experience a profound and sometimes unsettling realization that their lives are roughly half-over, and a "mid-life crisis" can ensue.
As it turns out, man's best friend experiences similar changes in personality, though on a much shorter timeframe than humans. In a new study published in Scientific Reports, researchers reveal that dogs tend to undergo a shift in their perception of the world at a relatively predictable point in the lives, and that change makes them less interested in new experiences and, in a way, more jaded.
A 33-year-old coronavirus denier died of COVID-19 complications after battling the illness for just over a week.
Dmitriy Stuzhuk was a fitness influencer that 1.1 million people follow on Instagram. He acknowledged that he was wrong about the severity of COVID-19 in his final, hopeful post on the social network.
His ex-wife broke the news to fans that he passed away, indicating that his preexisting heart problems may have complicated his recovery.
He was 33-year-old, and his Instagram content showed he was in the best shape of his life. He was also a denier of the novel coronavirus. Dmitriy Stuzhuk died of COVID-19 complications a little over a week after receiving his positive diagnosis, posting about his experience from the hospital.
We’ve seen this situation over and over since the beginning of the pandemic. People who didn't think the illness was real or who thought they’d have no problem beating the illness suddenly found themselves fighting for their lives against the COVID-19. Some of them survived. Some of them died of complications from an illness they ignored and denied, or watched as a loved one suffered. The case of Stuzhuk is all the more important as he also happens to have been a fitness influencer with a huge following. More than 1.1 million fans might have listened to his opinions, including his thoughts on COVID-19. But they also witnessed his warning that COVID-19 is very real in what turned out to be his last message on Instagram.
High-quality smartphone accessories used to cost an arm and a leg, and people would have no choice to pay top dollar because the only alternative was getting cheap junk from no-name brands. Then Anker came along and completely changed the game. The company made and sold smartphone chargers, cables, and other accessories that were as good or better than top brands, including the biggest names in the business like Apple and Samsung.
Now, Anker has done the same thing in the smart home market.
Brands like Nest, Arlo, and Ring make great products that are worth their high-prices in some ways, but they're a much tougher sell now that Anker's eufy smart home brand has entered the home security space. You know the Nest Cam Indoor that launched at $200 and still costs $130 right now? Well, you can get pretty much the same thing from the eufy Security 2K Indoor Cam today in Amazon's big one-day sale for just $27.99. Meanwhile, Arlo's wireless home security camera can cost more than $200 each, but eufy Security eufyCam 2 Wireless Home Security Add-on Cameras are down to $97.99 right now, and they have 365-day battery life instead of lasting just a few months. And finally, the $120 eufy Security Wi-Fi Video Doorbell is already more affordable than a comparable Ring model, and today it's down to $89.99.
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White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci has pushed back strongly against the herd immunity strategy that some White House officials have flirted with as a means of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
Basically, herd immunity calls for letting the coronavirus rip through a population and exposing young, healthy people to it so that everyone can learn to live with the virus.
Fauci called this strategy "nonsense" and potentially dangerous as it would lead to a significant increase in death.
Stronger, pointed language is starting to be the norm from White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, as is stepped-up criticism of the doctor from President Trump -- who's taken to openly berating the venerable director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In fact, President Trump's unproductive haranguing of Dr. Fauci took a particularly weird turn on Monday, when the president tweeted that he wants Fauci to "make better decisions" and that, besides, the doctor also has a "bad arm!" in reference to the ceremonial opening pitch of the 2020 baseball season that Fauci threw earlier this year. Moreover, Trump derided Fauci as a "disaster" in a call with campaign officials that he allowed reporters to listen in on.
Meantime, Fauci is arguably dropping the diplomatic pretense a bit more than usual these days, such as in his strident criticism of the so-called herd immunity strategy for fighting COVID-19 that the White House keeps flirting with. It's an idea that Fauci says is "nonsense," "dangerous," and would lead to a significant number of deaths.
NASA wants to build a 4G/LTE communications network on the Moon, and it's hoping that Nokia will be able to make it happen.
Nokia's Bell Labs will work on adapting technology used on Earth for use in lunar communications.
The company received a $14.1 million deal for the work, according to NASA.
If I asked you to guess what company NASA thought was most capable of building a 4G communications network on the Moon, what would you say? I mean there's Verizon, AT&T, the T-Mobile/Sprint monolith, and several other companies that provide that service here in the United States and abroad, so there's many to choose from.
Well, NASA didn't tap any of those big names to build its own 4G lunar network. Nope, it picked a company that, as far as the U.S. mobile industry is concerned, is little more than a blast from the past: Nokia. As part of a huge list of companies that NASA is throwing money at to develop various technologies, the space agency announced that Nokia would receive $14.1 million to build out a 4G/LTE system in space.
The holidays in 2020 might not be quite as festive as they normally are due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it's still a great opportunity to revitalize your kitchen with great deals on best-selling products.
Head over to Amazon right now, however, and you'll find it on sale with a huge $110 discount.
The coronavirus pandemic is only getting worse right now in the US, where a combination of factors like school reopenings, colder weather, and general pandemic fatigue are sending case numbers soaring yet again. The good news is we all know what we need to do in order to get all these new outbreaks under control — wear high-quality face masks, sanitize hands constantly, and practice social distancing. The bad news is that the flu season is right around the corner so things are probably only going to get worse.
If you're smart, you won't have your entire extended family over for Thanksgiving or Christmas this year. But you can still have a great celebration with your immediate family and maybe even some other nearby family members if everyone agrees to isolate for two weeks beforehand. That means you have a great excuse to upgrade some of the aging gear in your kitchen, and Amazon has the perfect sale to get you started.
The Ninja Mega Kitchen System Blender and Food Processor is one of the highest rated blender systems on Amazon despite its hefty $260 price tag. In a nutshell, this one awesome device can handle pretty much every blending and food processing task you could possibly throw at it. It's also made by Ninja so you know it's a high-quality device that can take a licking and keep on ticking.
While it's true that this is a worthwhile investment at $260, this is BGR Deals so there's no way you're going to pay that much. Head over to Amazon right now and you'll find it on sale with a huge $110 discount!
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Not only does this come with a huge discount, it comes with multiple devices to use in the kitchen. The blender and food processor can work through different household tasks, helping you get the results you're looking for. This is one of the top brands on the market, so it'd be silly not to take advantage of this. Here are the product details from the Amazon page:
72 ounce total crushing pitcher pulverizes ice to snow in seconds for creamy frozen drinks and smoothies; 2 horsepower
Eight cup food processor bowl provides perfect, even chopping and makes up to 2 pounds of dough in 30 seconds
Two 16 ounce Nutri Ninja cups with to-go lids are perfect for creating personalized, nutrient-rich drinks to take on the go
Dishwasher safe and BPA free parts include one 1500 watt base, a food processor bowl, 72 ounce total crushing pitcher, two 16 ounce Nutri Ninja cups with to-go lids, and a 30 recipe inspiration guide
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Samsung's Galaxy S21 is expected to launch in January 2021, and now the first renders revealing the phone's design have leaked online.
Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) shared renders of the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Ultra, both of which have new designs for their rear camera arrays.
The front sides of the S21 and S21 Ultra look virtually identical to those of the S20 and S20 Ultra.
If there's one thing that the pandemic hasn't been able to slow down, it's the ceaseless flows of smartphone leaks that have been flooding the internet throughout the year. Every flagship phone has leaked weeks or even months ahead of its launch in 2020, despite all of the chaos and confusion surrounding manufacturing and release dates, and the trend continued this weekend with the first major Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Ultra leaks.
On Sunday, Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks on Twitter) shared renders of the 2021 Galaxy S flagship on Voice. We still aren't entirely sure what the phone is going to be called, as Samsung has jumped from Galaxy S9 to Galaxy S10 to Galaxy S20 over the last three years, but Galaxy S21 seems to be the consensus guess.
A new coronavirus update has emerged in the form of a study about COVID-19 risk factors, published in recent days in the journal Scientific Reports.
It comes to the conclusion that the data doesn't show that old people are necessarily at greater risk of contracting the coronavirus (even though they are at greater risk of experiencing a severe illness from COVID-19 once they have contracted it).
This should serve as another reminder to all age groups, but especially to younger adults who take more risks, that anyone can contract the virus.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has dragged on, it's truly remarkable when you stop and think how much has changed -- how comprehensively the pandemic has altered our lives, and even how much we've learned about this novel virus in the few months that humanity has been aware of its existence.
Part of that learning process involves updating, challenging, and ditching old assumptions as new facts are acquired. For example, a new coronavirus update in the form of a study published in the journal Scientific Reports in recent days makes it clear that a basic fact everyone thought they understood at the beginning of the pandemic was essentially wrong. Older people are generally understood to be more at risk of becoming severely ill when infected with COVID-19 (per CDC data), which could lead you to think that demographic is also the most vulnerable in general when it comes to the virus. But being most likely to develop a severe illness is not the same thing as being more likely to get infected by COVID-19 in the first place.
Until we manage to put the novel coronavirus pandemic behind us sometime in 2021 or 2022, there are two things you need to always make sure you protect: Your face and your hands.
Honeywell PPE Safety Packs have both of those areas covered, and you should always carry a couple with you when going to school, work, or anywhere else.
Each of these genuine Honeywell PPE kits contains Honeywell 3-ply face masks, latex-free gloves, and five disinfecting wipes that contain more than 60% ethyl alcohol.
The COVID-19 pandemic won't last forever, and it's so important for your wellbeing to remember that someday this will all be over. We will put this health crisis behind us, and life will go back to normal. If you're feeling stressed out, try to keep telling yourself that.
Of course, it's also important to remember that things aren't going to get back to normal anytime soon. Coronavirus vaccines and drugs that are safe and effective at combating COVID-19 infections should start rolling out within the next few months, and that's great news. But experts believe it will still take at least a year or a year and a half before enough of the population in the United States is immunized. According to Dr. Fauci and countless other health experts, things should finally go back to normal sometime in late 2021 at the soonest. That means we're all going to have to continue to take basic precautions for the foreseeable future if we want to protect ourselves and our loved ones from this potentially deadly virus.
You all know what those basic precautions are and you know that it's really not that big a deal to keep yourself and those around you protected. The most important thing you can do is wear a face mask anytime you leave your home. For situations like riding public transportation or being indoors around other people, our readers have been swarming Amazon to get Powecom KN95 face masks. They're the only KN95 masks on Amazon that are FDA-authorized and they've been found by NIOSH to filter up to 99.2% of small airborne particles including viruses. That's even better performance than most 3M N95 masks, and yet these Powecom face coverings cost just $2.61 each while they're on sale with a huge 42% discount. For lower-risk situations like being outdoors while socially distanced, Amazon's best-selling 3-ply masks are perfect and they're only 23¢ each thanks to a big discount.
Hand hygiene is important as well, and Amazon actually has Purell pump bottles in stock right now with a deep discount for the first time in months. In addition to all those masks and Purell sanitizer though, there's a new all-in-one option that you definitely need to check out.
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There is no question whatsoever that Honeywell PPE Safety Packs are perfect for the coronavirus pandemic. These brilliant kits are great for anyone who goes to an office or job site to work. And it should go without saying that they're a must-have for children going to school or for college students. Everything you need for coronavirus protection is right there in one handy resealable bag, including Honeywell 3-ply face masks, latex-free gloves, and disinfecting alcohol wipes that are individually wrapped.
It's important to note that the 3-ply masks in these packs aren't like the cheap Chinese masks that cost 5¢ each online. According to Honeywell, these masks have bacterial particle efficiency greater than 95% and they meet the ASTM Level 1 Standard as well as EN14683:2016. That's as good as nearly any medical-grade mask you might find! The gloves are certified to meet the EN CE 2015/425 standard, and they're latex-free so you don't need to worry about allergies. Finally, the five included wipes use ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol, which is an ingredient that has been proven to kill the novel coronavirus when used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
These awesome Honeywell PPE Safety Packs are perfect to take with you anywhere, and they cost as little as $6.99 each. Definitely grab a bunch and keep one in your bag or briefcase at all times, because you never know when you'll need it.
Dr. Fauci said he is "absolutely not" surprised that Donald Trump contracted the novel coronavirus.
During an interview with 60 Minutes, Fauci also made other surprising statements — like admitting that the White House has restricted his ability to appear before the media.
With coronavirus cases peaking, Fauci believes people may have to start wearing masks even inside their homes at times.
During a wide-ranging interview on 60 Minutes yesterday, Dr. Anthony Fauci made a number of startling revelations with respect to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In fact, Fauci's appearance on the program in and of itself was something of a pleasant surprise in light of the fact that the Trump administration has been actively trying to curtail his public appearances as of late. That said, Fauci, per usual, was honest and forthright when answering questions about Trump, the coronavirus pandemic, and much more.
One of the more interesting tidbits from Fauci centered on Trump contracting the coronavirus earlier this month. Not mincing words in the slightest, Fauci said he wasn't at all surprised about Trump's positive diagnosis. Trump, of course, has since recovered from the virus, but only after receiving a cocktail of expensive and experimental antibody drugs that are not yet available to the public.
Microsoft quietly started putting weird ads for Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word in the Start menu of Windows 10 PCs without giving users advance warning.
These apps are actually links that open up the Microsoft Edge browser, but if you don't know that, you might think that you have been hacked.
Thankfully, the apps are very easy to remove from your Windows 10 PC.
Windows 10, for all its flaws, is one of the more stable and usable versions of the operating system that Microsoft has ever made. Some of those flaws are far more egregious than others, though, such as the ads the company runs for its own products in the Start menu. As spotted by Born's Tech and Windows World (via gHacks), Windows 10 users have begun to see entries for Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word in the Start menu of their computers running Windows 10 version 2004, despite never having manually installed any of those programs.
Amazon's deals are really starting to heat up now that the holidays are right around the corner. On Monday, the nation's top online retailer is hosting a bunch of impressive one-day Gold Box sales. You can see them all in Amazon's Holiday deals hub, but there's one blowout sale in particular that we wanted to bring to our readers' attention.
It's never a bad idea to restock up on light bulbs, even if you aren't in need of immediate replacements. Because light bulbs do die out, and you would rather have some in waiting than have to scramble. For a limited time only, you'll be able to get stunning deals, so hurry up and get to shopping.
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President Trump desperately wants to give Americans good news regarding a stimulus check update soon.
Accordingly, he told an interviewer this weekend that he may intervene if Senate Republicans don't fall in line and support a compromise that can make it through the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said Trump has until Tuesday to make a stimulus deal if he wants one to pass before the election.
Americans are in the final stretch of a particularly nasty, contentious presidential election campaign with a lot that they no doubt wish was different -- including the fact that the latest stimulus check update is that everyone in Washington DC is playing the ultimate game of chicken, one in which it seems all but certain there will be absolutely no winners.
All sides involved are essentially still talking past each other, still nowhere close to finding enough common ground to pass a new coronavirus stimulus accord that includes funding for things like new stimulus checks. On Sunday, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared on ABC's This Week talk news program and said President Trump has 48 hours from that point to put a viable stimulus plan on the table, else there won't be enough time to pass it before the November 3 election, which is now basically two weeks away. Trump, meanwhile, has been making pronouncements of his own, including vague threats to intervene if Senate Republicans don't give the president what he wants, which is a big stimulus win as he closes out a tough re-election bid.
Bose is known for making incredible personal audio products that are priced out of reach for most people, but sometimes the brand surprises us with a terrific value.
Such is the case with the Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar, which packs big Bose sound into a compact enclosure that retails for just $250.
The Solo 5 sold out during Prime Day 2020 but then appeared back in stock this weekend for $199 — right now, however, it's on sale at Amazon for only $169.99.
There were so many incredible deals to be found during Amazon's big Prime Day 2020 blowout last week, but some deals were more popular than others. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that AirPods Pro were near the top of the list among our readers, and they're still available right now at the same $199 price Amazon was charging last week. Powecom KN95 face masks were also top-sellers since they're the only KN95 masks on Amazon that are FDA-authorized and have been tested by NIOSH. They're also still 42% off right now, just like they were on Prime Day.
Another wildly popular deal our readers swarmed Amazon to get was the big sale on the Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar. With a retail price of $250, it's Bose's best-selling soundbar of all time because it packs big Bose sound into a compact soundbar that's actually quite affordable.
The bad news is that the Bose Solo 5 TV Soundbar sold out on Prime Day, but the good news is that it came back in stock this past weekend. Want even better news? Amazon was offering a $50 discount this past weekend, but today that discount shot up to $80! That means you can pick one up right now for just $169.99, which is truly a steal. Definitely don't miss out on this killer deal.
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Dr. Fauci says we need to cancel Thanksgiving this year and you can expect the same recommendation for other upcoming holidays like Christmas and Chanukah. With coronavirus cases skyrocketing again across the country and the flu season right around the corner, we need to do everything we can to keep the potentially deadly virus in check. If there's one holiday COVID-19 can't completely ruin, however, it's Halloween. And now, Amazon is running a huge one-day sale on all the Halloween candy you could possibly need this year.
While certain types of Halloween fun are ill-advised right now, plenty of action takes place outdoors — especially for young children. Since the coronavirus doesn't have to stand in the way of trick or treating as long as people stay safe and socially distanced, you're still going to need plenty of Halloween candy. That goes double for any parents whose children are partaking in Halloween festivities at school.
A recall of pet food contaminated with elevated levels of a toxin has hit nearly 20 different popular brands.
The company behind the various food brands, Sunshine Mills, has been forced to expand the recall once already.
Check your pet food with the specified lot codes to ensure you're not feeding your dog or cat contaminated food.
A wide-ranging recall of pet food products originally popped up well over a month ago and was then expanded recently to include even more lot codes and new products. The recall is due to the presence of elevated levels of aflatoxin, which is produced by mold. A certain level of aflatoxin in food is considered acceptable, but pet food made by Sunshine Mills, Inc. tested for higher-than-acceptable levels and therefore had to be recalled.
The company sells its foods under a variety of brand names, complicating the recall a bit, as it's not just one kind of food you have to look out for but several. In fact, there are a whopping 20 different brands of pet food included in the recall, so let's dive into the list.
Immunity to the novel coronavirus virus has been the subject of several studies. It’s not important just for managing patients and public health measures, but also for the development of vaccines and vaccination guidelines.
A brand new study shows that coronavirus immunity can last anywhere between five to seven months, with researchers speculating that it can even last up to two years.
The scientists set out to develop an accurate antibody test, and the research also allowed them to measure COVID-19 immunity in nearly 6,000 survivors.
Observing the health measures authorities recommend to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus won’t just help you avoid a COVID-19 infection. Reducing the transmission rate also helps hospitals attend to patients without worrying about local healthcare systems becoming overloaded. Wearing masks, social distancing, and washing hands often also buy much needed time for researchers to finalize vaccine trials, create new treatment protocols, and deliver the kind of coronavirus data that takes time to collect.
Studying COVID-19 immunity is the kind of research that needs time. The first studies that appeared early in the pandemic indicated that monkeys who survived the illness would indeed develop immunity. But the early conclusions could not predict how long immunity would last or how mutations to the virus might affect immunity. Studies on humans that arrived much later indicated that coronavirus immunity might not last very long at all. Some scientists observed that the antibodies that neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus could disappear within a few months following recovery. Others countered that it’s not just antibodies that prove immunity — T cells that can remember and kill the pathogen are equally important.
Now, nearly 10 months after the virus first began sweeping across the world, we have a study that says COVID-19 immunity lasts much longer than we thought.
Prime Day 2020 came and went last week but so many incredible deals were still available this past weekend.
As it turns out, plenty of them carried over to Monday and are still available now — like Kasa Smart Plugs for $7.50 each and the best-selling Bose soundbar ever for just $170.
Here, we'll show you the 10 hottest deals from this past weekend that you can still get now if you hurry.
Last week's huge Prime Day 2020 sale was off the charts. It crammed a full week of deep discounts into just two days, and it was much-needed after Amazon's big annual sales event was delayed this past summer. Of course, Prime Day deals after never fully contained to whatever time span Amazon announces, so there were still plenty of incredible deals available this past weekend. And now we have even more good news: Several of those fantastic bargains are still available now.
Coronavirus cases are surging in the US, with the country heading to a new peak after the scary records set in mid-July.
Dr. Fauci is advising people to implement two new precautions for avoiding the virus during the cold season, in addition to the five safety measures he’s been advocating all summer long.
Fauci says people should air their homes and wear a mask inside your house whenever someone visits.
The novel coronavirus is surging in most states, and the current data shows the country might soon hit a new peak. On Friday, nearly 70,000 cases were reported, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, with other sources reporting a slightly higher figure (over 71,500). Health experts including Dr. Anthony Fauci have stressed the importance of reducing the number of daily cases before the fall and winter arrive. That was during the previous spike in cases this past summer, when Fauci warned against the dangers of having COVID-19 overlap with the flu this winter. At the time, he said the country should be aiming to reach under 10,000 new cases per day. Needless to say, that didn't happen.
Fauci has also been recommending the same five safety measures that anyone can use to reduce transmission risk. And now, he has two other precautions that everyone needs to make note of this winter.
CDC director Robert Redfield is urging Americans to avoid indoor gatherings whenever possible. Redfield notes that small household gatherings are responsible for coronavirus outbreaks in dozens of states across the U.S.
Indoor gatherings can be a breeding ground for the coronavirus due to poor ventilation and people mistakenly assuming that they can ease up on COVID-19 safety precautions.
According to CDC director Robert Redfield, large coronavirus outbreaks across the country can be traced back to indoor gatherings. Hardly a surprise, health experts have long pointed out that indoor gatherings are disproportionately responsible for the coronavirus spreading rapidly in many states across the U.S.
The explanation behind this is that people at indoor gatherings -- especially when it's just friends and family -- tend to feel a sense of comfort and, as a result, are more lenient when it comes to following basic safety guidelines such as mask-wearing and social distancing. What's more, the coronavirus tends to spread more easily in indoor settings, especially in spaces with poor ventilation.
Winter weather is on the way, which means the flu season is right around the corner. On top of that, so many schools across the country have reopened and restaurants are even open for dining. Coronavirus case numbers are soaring all across the country and it appears as though the third wave of coronavirus infections is imminent in the US. With all that in mind, the countless reports of grocery stores stockpiling supplies should come as no surprise as they prepare for what could be another crazy rush of grocery shopping like we saw back in March and April.
Essentials like face masks, hand sanitizer, bleach, household cleaners, and of course toilet paper were impossible to find back then. But the good news is that availability has improved dramatically in recent months, so there's no way things will get as bad as they were the first time around. That said, it's still probably a good idea to stock up now on some key essentials now in case people start stockpiling groceries again.
Everyone knows by now that they need to wear face masks whenever they go outside. They also know they need to use hand sanitizer like Purell whenever they touch a surface or object in public or anything foreign that comes into the home, such as packages and groceries. They know they need to sanitize things in their homes and offices with disinfectant wipes all the time (Lysol Wipes and Purell wipes are in stock right now at less inflated prices than we've been seeing). Not everyone is as smart or as cautious though, and there will likely be supply shortages in the coming weeks and months as case numbers continue to soar.
No one wants to have to deal with another rush of grocery hoarding, but you may be running out of time to get out ahead of it. That's why you should definitely stock up now, and there are five key things you'd be wise to focus on.
When it comes to high-risk activities like riding on public transportation, flying, or being anywhere indoors around other people, more effective KN95 face masks are good to have. Powecom KN95 face masks are very popular with our readers and are back in stock right now on Amazon. This is a rare opportunity to pick up FDA-authorized KN95 masks on Amazon that have been tested and found to filter up to 99.2% of small airborne particles. That's better performance than almost every 3M N95 mask you can buy! 10-packs are on sale right now for $26.06 instead of $45 — that's a huge 42% discount that matches an all-time low!
If you don't mind spending a little more money, you can also get actual N95 masks from top brands like 3M and Honeywell, Moldex, Harley Brand, and more. And if you're willing to buy in bulk, you can actually get highly sought-after 3M 8210 N95 masks for just $6.56 each.
Amazon's best-selling face masks have been Jointown 3-layer face masks since the start of the pandemic, and they're perfect for low-risk situations like being outside. Right now they're on sale for just $0.23 per mask, so you should definitely stock up whether or not you think a grocery rush is coming. Reusable cloth face masks from an Amazon-exclusive brand are also a great buy at $1.95 each.
MedEx Hand Sanitizer Gel with the same formulation as Purell has been very popular among our readers and it's now finally back in stock. It's a soothing gel with moisturizers including vitamin E, and it's more than strong enough to kill coronavirus. It's also a well-known brand that's sold in stores like CVS, Costco, Whole Foods, and 7-Eleven.
It makes sense that certain things like Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Clorox bleach cleaners would be in high demand since they kill germs and viruses, including human coronaviruses. If you recall back to March and April though, most cleaners from top brands were sold out in stores. Stock up now on all the household cleaners you need because there's no telling when they might start flying off the shelves again. Even Lysol Wipes are in stock today at slightly less inflated prices, but only if you hurry.
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No one wants to relive what was happening across the country back in March and April. That said, some top TP brands are still somewhat difficult to come by online and in local stores. Do yourself a favor: Visit Amazon's toilet paper page and stock up — Charmin, Cottonelle, and Quilted Northen are all in stock today, so you don't have to settle for Amazon brand or, heaven forbid, Scott.
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Paper towel hoarding was nowhere near as bad as the run on toilet paper, but good brands are still difficult to find in some regions. This is something that never expires and you'll always need them, so you might as well stock up on paper towels while some decent options are still available.
Purell hand sanitizer is one of the most important things you can have on hand during the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite improving availability online, Purell is still impossible to find in most grocery stores and prices with some internet retailers are still gouged.
Surprisingly, Amazon has Purell in stock right now with discounts up to 31% on highly sought-after Purell pump bottles.
There are two main things you need to protect yourself and your family during the novel coronavirus pandemic, and they both happen to be on sale right now with deep discounts at Amazon.
First and foremost, you need high-quality face masks and the quality doesn't get much higher than Powecom KN95 face masks. They're the only KN95 masks on Amazon that have been tested by NIOSH and authorized for medical use by the FDA. What's more, they were found to filter up to 99.2% of small airborne particles, which is actually even better performance than most 3M N95 masks that can cost $10 or $15 each these days. Powecom's masks are a bargain at $45 per 10-pack, but a huge 42% discount at Amazon slashes them to $26.06. That's just $2.61 each!
The second thing you need is Purell hand sanitizer. You should be cleaning your hands anytime you touch any surface or object outside your home, and using soap and water each time obviously isn't always an option. That's obviously why Purell is in such high demand right now, and it's still next to impossible to find in grocery stores in many regions — especially now while coronavirus case numbers are surging yet again. As it turns out, however, Amazon has plenty of Purell in stock. What's more, several of the most popular listings are on sale at deep discounts!
Purell 8oz pump bottles are the most sought-after Purell bottles out there of course, and 12-packs are 31% off right now at just $51.90. That's only $4.33 per bottle, which is the lowest price anywhere online since the pandemic began. You can also save 22% on big 1-liter Purell bottles if you just want to refill the pump bottles and travel bottles you already have. Also of note, Purell alcohol wipes that are impossible to find in stores right now are back in stock at the lowest price of 2020, though we're pretty sure they're going to sell out fast now that we've let the cat out of the bag.
Check out five discounted Purell listings from Amazon below, including several that are being sold directly by Amazon at the lowest prices online.
Smartphone wireless charging speeds go up to 80W, thanks to the advancements made by Chinese handset maker Xiaomi.
A typical smartphone battery of 4,000 mAh can be fully recharged in under 20 minutes with the 80W wireless charger from Xiaomi.
The previous record belonged to Oppo’s 65W wireless charger, also launched this year. Apple’s MagSafe charger for the iPhone 12 supports speeds of up to 15W.
Apple brought back from the dead the MagSafe brand last week, but this time around, it’s all about the iPhone. All iPhone 12 models feature magnetic wireless charging, which is supposed to be more efficient. The MagSafe charger sticks to the back of the iPhone and charging speeds go up to 15W, which is double than the 7.5W maximum attained by regular chargers. Still, that wireless charging speed upgrade fades compared to the 80W wireless charger that was just announced, which needs less than 20 minutes to recharge a typical smartphone battery fully.
A Marvel leaker with a proven track record says the studio is considering going the “Carrie Fisher route” to give Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther character closure.
Disney used CGI and a body double to shoot Leia scenes for The Rise of Skywalker after Fisher passed away unexpectedly.
Fans have been urging Disney not to recast the Black Panther role in the wake of Boseman’s untimely death, asking the company to turn T’Challa’s sister Shuri into the next Black Panther superhero, which is what happened in the comics.
As if 2020 wasn’t shocking enough with everything that’s been going on, devastating news hit Marvel fans in late August. Chadwick Boseman, who played King T’Challa in Marvel’s iconic Black Panther, died after a long battle cancer that almost no one knew about. At that time, we learned that his diagnosis was well hidden, with few people in the industry aware of the actor’s personal challenge. Boseman was already fighting the terrible illness while filming some of his latest roles, including Marvel movies. According to reports, he was preparing for Black Panther 2 in the weeks before his death. Boseman was reportedly planning to get in shape for the role and was hopeful he’d start filming soon.
That never came to be, and Disney found itself having to deal with a major, unexpected problem. The leading actor of one of the most anticipated MCU sequels would not get to play the part. This also complicates Marvel’s plans to have Black Panther appear in other crossover films. Disney and Marvel refrained from commenting on the Black Panther franchise's future as the world was grieving for Boseman, but fans quickly took to social media and urged Marvel not to recast the role. That’s always a possibility and it happened before, although it was at a time when Edward Norton failed to see how massive the MCU would become. But Marvel reportedly knows how to replace Boseman in the sequel, and it’s good news for fans.
Media reports out of Japan suggest that the government is poised to announce a plan to flush the radioactive water used to cool the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant back into the ocean.
The water would be treated and diluted before being reintroduced into the ocean.
Many have pushed back against this plan, while some scientists believe it will be safe.
When the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan suffered a catastrophic meltdown after an earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the area, it sparked a years-long contaminant and cleanup effort that is still ongoing. One of the biggest problems, when a reactor melts down, is heat, and dumping lots and lots of water to flood a failed reactor can cool it down and prevent explosions and make things worse.
However, with a whole bunch of contaminated water piling up in Japan, the country is struggling to find somewhere to put it. Storage tanks are reaching their maximum, and based on how much water is being used to cool the reactor, there will be no more space for the water within a couple of years' time. Now, a decision by the Japanese government has reportedly been made to release the water into the ocean, despite years of debate between environmental groups and scientists.
Netflix is adding 15 new shows, movies, and specials on the week of October 18th.
New originals coming to Netflix this week include Unsolved Mysteries: Volume 2, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction season 3, and The Queen's Gambit.
Netflix is losing Paper Year and While We're Young.
There are a bunch of interesting originals coming to Netflix this week, but the one that has piqued my interest is The Queen's Gambit, starring Anya Taylor-Joy. An orphan with addiction problems and a preternatural talent for chess? Why yes, I think I will watch this limited series when it starts streaming on October 23rd.
An Apple insider familiar with the company’s plans says the iPhone 12 demand is higher than expected, particularly with Apple's high-end iPhone 12 Pro.
Several versions of the iPhone 12 Pro started selling out within hours after preorders started this past Friday.
The analyst revised his estimates for the iPhone 12 split and now says the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will outsell Apple's lower-priced models this quarter.
This comes as a big surprise considering Apple's more affordable iPhones always sell faster than Pro models that all cost $1,000 or more.
The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro started selling online on October 16th, and they’ll hit stores on Friday. Those who preordered the handset will receive it on the same day, assuming they were quick enough to secure their preorder. The iPhone 12 phones started selling out within hours from the preorder start, especially the iPhone 12 Pro versions. Shipping estimates slipped anywhere from 5-7 days to 2-3 weeks from some Pro models, while the various iPhone 12 configurations were still available. We explained at the time that Apple never shares details about iPhone stock for preorders, so we have no idea on the iPhone 12/iPhone 12 Pro split. After all, this is an unusual year when it comes to product launches and sales. The novel coronavirus health crisis impacted schedules, and the resulting economic crisis will prevent many people from buying expensive iPhones. And the cheapest iPhone 12 that Apple will sell this year is the iPhone 12 mini, which doesn’t go on sale for a few weeks — the most expensive iPhone 12 also goes on sale in mid-November.
An Apple insider familiar with Apple’s plans said in a new note to customers that the iPhone 12 demand is indeed higher than anticipated, seemingly confirming the anecdotal observations from the first day of preorders.
iPhone 12 sales have just started, and the phones are already selling out. But the first rumor about future iPhones is already here.
A reliable leaker says that Apple plans to bring back one of the iPhone's most popular features: the Touch ID fingerprint sensor.
The iPhone 13 might be the first iPhone to feature both Touch ID and Face ID if this leak turns out to be accurate.
The iPhone 12 just got here, but we already have an exciting rumor about future models to get us talking. After all, it’s widely known that development for the next-gen iPhone starts about a year before the latest phone launches, so Apple must already be working on iPhone 13 prototypes in its secret labs.
And we already have what might be one of the most exciting iPhone rumors in years, from a cryptic source that has provided plenty of hard-to-decipher clues about unreleased Apple devices. Many of those clues turned out to be true, and the person now indicates that Apple might be working on a feature iPhone fans would love.
A symptom that might seem benign could indicate that a person who has already beaten COVID-19 is developing a scary, potentially deadly coronavirus complication.
Adults are also at risk of developing the same multisystem inflammatory syndrome that has been seen in children who survived COVID-19.
People who develop a skin rash a few weeks after clearing the COVID-19 infection might need immediate medical attention for a condition called MIS-A.
Coronavirus statistics include a misleading figure, one that will fool many people into thinking that COVID-19 isn’t as dangerous as people say. Out of nearly 40 million cases that have been recorded, about 1.12 million people died of the disease. That means everyone else either recovered (29.23 million people) or is currently fighting the illness (9.36 million). Many of those active cases will also recover in the coming weeks. What those figures don't tell you is that many people who clear the virus will then experience unexpected and potentially severe complications. The phenomenon has come to be called “Long COVID,” a chronic version of the illness where patients continue to exhibit various symptoms even after beating the virus. In addition, some people risk developing a potentially-life-threatening syndrome that was first seen in children who survived COVID-19. And it can all start with a symptom you might not think is very serious.
To the Lake is a new original Netflix show that debuted this month, a sci-fi drama about families in Russia risking their lives as a plague is on the verge of breaking down society.
The 8-episode TV series was shot in 2019, well before the novel coronavirus pandemic began.
Regardless of the real-life parallels, To the Lake is a terrific new Netflix show you won’t be able to stop watching once you’ve started it.
When To the Lake premiered on Netflix a week ago, I thought there was absolutely no way I was going to watch a TV series about a pandemic. I fully intended to check out a different Netflix original was about to hit the streaming service called The Haunting of Bly Manor. It's the follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House which has now become an anthology series in the same vein as American Horror Story. Once I was done, however, I decided to make To the Lake my next binge on Netflix.
It’s really the show's premise that convinced me to check it out, and I wouldn’t even have needed to read the synopsis of the show had Netflix used the original title. You don’t have to understand Russian to know what Epidemiya means, especially given what’s happening in the world right now. But before you write off To the Lake due to pandemic fatigue, you should know that it’s actually the quality of the show itself and not the parallels with real life that makes me want more.
All of the new shows and movies coming to Disney+ in November 2020 have been revealed.
The biggest addition is the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, which "reunites Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose and the droids for a joyous feast on Life Day."
There will also be a bunch of new episodes of Disney+ original shows such as The Mandalorian, The Right Stuff, Weird But True, and Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
From start to finish, November is probably going to be the best month of the year for Disney+.
First and foremost, we will be getting four episodes of The Mandalorian season 2. There are a few exciting exclusives dropping in November as well, such as Inside Pixar, Marvel's 616, and Black Beauty. But the most exciting addition of all has to be the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, which will feature the voices of Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), and Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), among others.
A discarded Chinese rocket stage and a Soviet-era satellite nearly collided over Earth overnight.
The collision would have created a huge amount of new space debris and made our current space junk problem even worse.
As we continue to launch more and more satellites, the potential for space junk to impact crewed missions increases.
In case you hadn't already heard: Space junk is becoming a real problem. There's so much manmade trash floating around in Earth's orbit that it's actually posing a danger to future space missions and even ongoing programs like the International Space Station. It's bad, and with companies like SpaceX planning on launching thousands of more satellites on a regular basis, it's only going to get worse.
On Thursday night, the seriousness of our space junk problem became abundantly clear when it looked like an old rocket stage from a Chinese mission was on course to collide with an already-dead Soviet satellite. Scientists monitoring both objects crunched the numbers and determined that there was an over 10% chance that the objects would collide, which is quite high and certainly worth paying attention to. Thankfully, the two large pieces of space debris missed one another, but that doesn't mean we can go back to ignoring our space junk woes.
Researchers have devised a coronavirus score based on blood test results for two molecules that can predict severe COVID-19 cases.
The scientists explain that a more informed prognosis would allow them to adapt treatments accordingly and potentially save far more lives.
The Dublin-Boston score is a ratio between two cytokines, IL-6 and IL-10. Each 1-point increase of the score has been associated with an increased likelihood of severe COVID-19.
Fall brought a resurgence of the coronavirus in the northern hemisphere, the so-called second COVID-19 wave that health experts anticipated. It’s not just that colder weather and lower humidity favor the spread of a virus that still quite resilient during the summer months. The virus is also taking advantage of people who are either have covid fatigue or who still deny the virus exists. Many people still think they’re safe just because they do not suffer from other medical conditions or are relatively young. While COVID-19 generally kills older people and those with preexisting conditions, there are plenty of exceptions to those rules. There’s no way to tell how your COVID-19 experience will be if you catch it. And while doctors have made significant progress when it comes to saving lives and reducing the death toll, many people still succumb to COVID-19 complications on a daily basis.
A team of doctors has devised a first of its kind COVID-19 severity score to predict the severity of the illness in individuals. Knowing in advance that a patient’s condition is about to worsen might be the kind of valuable information that can save lives. Doctors would be forewarned and could take appropriate measures in the early stages of the illness to attempt to stop the onset of complications before they arrive.
The company making the only coronavirus vaccine with a theoretical chance of being approved before the US presidential election made it clear such a timeline is unfeasible.
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said his company might have the efficacy data this month, but the crucial safety data will not be available until the third week of November.
It’s not enough for a vaccine to work; it also has to be safe. FDA’s strict approval guidelines will make it impossible for Pfizer to seek authorization before the election.
Dr. Anthony Fauci has said a few times in recent days that the earliest results for COVID-19 vaccine trials will be ready in November or December, adding that some people might be inoculated by the end of the year. Experts from the World Health Organization echoed those remarks in their own statements about coronavirus vaccine research, going even further than that to say that healthy young individuals might not get access to vaccines earlier than 2022.
The current progress on the vaccine front gives everyone hope that at least one of the hundreds of candidates can block the infection and offer immunity, no matter how long that protection might last. Preventing severe COVID-19 might also be a satisfactory outcome from vaccination campaigns. Still, vaccines won’t eradicate the illness, and the first ones won’t bring back life to normal. People will still need to observe safety precautions for at least a year, in addition to getting vaccines.
That said, it seems like there’s no chance for any experimental drugs of the several frontrunners to receive emergency use authorization before the presidential election. However, one of the drugs might still release efficacy data this month.
Today's roundup of the top daily deals on the web is packed full of great deals on best-selling items, which makes sense since holiday sales are really starting to heat up. Highlights include a rare opportunity to get actual 3M N95 masks for less than $7 each! These are the highly sought-after 3M 8210 respirator masks that sell for $15 or $20 each elsewhere on the web, but you have to be willing to buy in bulk. If you're a business owner or you just want to have enough masks to last through the end of next year when experts think a coronavirus vaccine will finally be widely available, this is your best bet. Or, if you don't want quite so many masks, you can get 20-packs of 3M R95 masks instead. R95 masks are just like N95 masks, but they also filter oil-based particles whereas N95 masks do not.
Scientists studying the star Betelgeuse have determined that it's actually roughly 25% closer than previous estimates.
The star is also slightly smaller than scientists assumed, though it still appears as though it's reaching the end of its life.
The star poses no threat to Earth when it eventually blows up.
Objects in space may be closer than they appear. At least that seems to be the case with the supergiant star Betelgeuse, which has been studied at length by countless scientists. Researchers believed they knew how far away the massive star was from Earth, and the best estimate was around 642 light-years. Researchers worked with that number for a long time, but it now appears it may have been way, way off.
According to an international team of scientists led by researchers from The Australian National University and The University of Tokyo, Betelgeuse is not only around 25% closer to Earth than previously thought, but it's also considerably smaller.
Microsoft has revealed 31 launch games for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
Some of these games are already out and some are launching alongside the new Xbox consoles, but all 31 have been fully optimized for the next-gen hardware.
Some of the highlights include Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Gears Tactics, and Tetris Effect: Connected.
Traditionally, launch day for a new video game console has been something of a double-edged sword. On one hand, early adopters get to unbox and set up brand new hardware, exploring every nook and cranny of the software (once it finishes updating). On the other, there usually aren't many great games available on launch day. When the PS4 came out in 2013, its best game that you couldn't play on any other device was probably Killzone: Shadow Fall, which was mediocre at best. The Xbox One was just as bad. Do you remember Ryse? I'm guessing you don't.
Thankfully, both the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S can play games from previous generations, so even if nothing were coming out this fall, you would still have something to do on your shiny new machine. But as Microsoft revealed this week, you'll have much more to play than just your old Xbox One games, as 31 titles (some brand new and some a bit older) that have been fully optimized for the Series X and Series S will be available on day one.
Cottonelle has recalled several lots of its disposable wipes due to the possibility that they have been contaminated with bacteria.
The bacteria is fairly mild, but those with compromised immune systems may be at greater risk of a serious reaction.
You can request a refund from the company on the recall page.
Everyone is more than a little bit on edge regarding the cleanliness of their homes these days thanks to the coronavirus pandemic that continues to claim lives around the world. Cleaning products like disposable wipes are a highly sought-after item for obvious reasons, and Cottonelle is one of the biggest brands in the business. Unfortunately, the company has been forced to issue a recall of some of its disposable wipes after an investigation revealed that they may be tainted with a bacteria. That's right, the cleaning wipes had bacteria on them. Oops!
The bacteria, Pluralibacter gergoviae, is relatively mild in terms of the impact it can have on a person. In fact, most people won't have much of a reaction at all to coming into contact with the bug, but as HealthDigest notes, those with weakened immune systems may be at risk for more serious complications, and Kimberly-Clark, the parent company of Cottonelle, is taking no chances when it comes to making people sick, so it's issued a recall.
Two new studies published this week suggest that the risk of being infected with the novel coronavirus might be linked to one's blood type.
One study showed that those with Type O blood were less likely to catch COVID-19, while the other showed that those with Type O blood didn't get as sick.
More research needs to be done, and even if blood type can affect the likelihood of COVID-19 infection and serious illness, it's not enough to change anyone's behavior.
We've learned a great deal about the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began seven months ago, but there are still countless mysteries left unsolved. Dozens of studies have been published on a weekly basis with viable theories about how contagious the virus is, who is most likely to be infected, how dangerous the virus can be for certain types of people, and so on and so forth. Early on, several of those studies indicated that one's blood type could impact the severity of the illness, and this week, two more studies backed up that assertion.
When it comes to personal audio deals that really shined bright during Amazon's big Prime Day 2020 sale earlier this week, there were a few sales in particular that stood out. Sony and Bose noise cancelling headphones were both on sale, but those deals are now done. A huge $50 discount on AirPods Pro was the most popular personal audio deal we covered during Prime Day, and it's actually still available at Amazon right now.
Aside from those deals though, deep discounts on popular JBL headphones and speakers were big sellers with our audience. Don't worry if you missed out on that sale though, because some of the hottest deals are back!
Before you pre-order your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro from a major carrier, there's an MVNO deal that you might want to check out.
Red Pocket Mobile is offering iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro preorders with savings up to $200 of Apple's list prices, as well as free AppleCare for life.
The brand new iPhone 12 starting at just $629 through Red Pocket, and iPhone 12 Pro models start at $799 instead of $999.
Red Pocket service is provided through all four major wireless carriers in the US, and plans start at just $15 per month.
Remember back when wireless carriers made you sign a contract for service as opposed to the current setup where you only sign a contract for your smartphone? It was a trade-off — in exchange for locking in a multi-year service contract, the carrier would give you a cell phone either for free or at a deep discount. Those days are long gone thanks to a major policy shift that was started by T-Mobile. Now, you pay for your smartphone separately, either upfront or with installments spread out over a period of time.
There are still arguments on both sides of the fence and there are clear benefits with either option. Of course, there's no reason to argue about it these days because no major carrier offers service contracts with their standard service plans anymore. One smaller carrier is going back to the basics, however, and is offering subscribers the best of both worlds. Customers can choose from low-cost unlimited plans starting at $15 per month, and they'll receive a discount of up to $170 on a new iPhone 12 or up to $200 on a new iPhone 12 Pro. On top of that, contract terms start at just one month and you can also get free AppleCare for as long as you keep your account open.
You can save up to $70 on the latest and greatest from Arlo, but only while supplies last.
When it comes to home security cameras, there's Arlo and there's everything else. Everyone knows that Arlo is the best in the business when it comes to wireless home cameras. They're remarkably easy to set up and operate, yet they offer all the features and options you could possibly want. They also last for months on a charge and the Arlo app makes it so easy to configure your security settings.
Why doesn't everyone have Arlo cameras if they're so great? The answer is pretty simple: Arlo cameras are expensive.
Arlo is priced out of reach for many people, but that's not necessarily the case today on Amazon. The retailer's big Holiday Dash sales event promises new Black Friday-worthy deals each day, and today's big sale includes discounts of up to 20% on some of the newest and hottest Arlo cameras on the market.
With coronavirus infections rising rapidly across more than two dozen U.S states, Dr. Fauci recently cautioned Americans to hold off on traditional Thanksgiving meals.
Large indoor gatherings have been responsible for several large coronavirus outbreaks in recent months.
"You may have to bite the bullet and sacrifice" Thanksgiving this year, Fauci said.
With the coronavirus pandemic still an ongoing concern across dozens of states, Thanksgiving this year may look a little bit different. While it's a longstanding tradition for Americans to celebrate Thanksgiving by getting together with friends and family, large indoor gatherings have been found to be disproportionately responsible for coronavirus infections. As a result, Dr. Anthony Fauci recently said that Americans may have to suck it up and either cancel their Thanksgiving meal plans or, at the very least, keep such gatherings quite small.
"You may have to bite the bullet and sacrifice that social gathering," Fauci said during an interview with CBS News this week, "unless you're pretty certain that the people that you're dealing with are not infected either."
If you're not tied to the Purell brand though, Amazon also has Clorox hand sanitizer in stock right now at great prices — it's actually even a little bit stronger than Purell.
Medex hand sanitizer is another terrific alternative because it has the exact same formulation as Purell for less money.
Purell is still so difficult to find in stores during the coronavirus pandemic, but Amazon finally has some in stock at prices that actually aren't gouged. In fact, they're sold directly by Amazon at the lowest prices on the internet! Both 12-packs of Purell 8oz pump bottles and 4-packs of Purell 1-liter bottles are in stock today, though you can expect them to sell out quickly if history has taught us anything.
There happens to be one more option for hand sanitizer you should consider as you look to stock up on essentials that help prevent coronavirus infections. Were you aware that Clorox makes hand sanitizer as well?
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On top of all that, it's a good idea to stock up on face masks while there are some great deals to be found. Best-selling 3-ply face masks are down to $0.23 each thanks to a coupon, and FDA-authorized Powecom KN95 face masks that are perfect for higher-risk situations like riding public transportation or being indoors around other people are back in stock for the first time in a while. NIOSH tested them and found that they filter up to 99.2% of small airborne particles, which is even better performance than most 3M N95 masks! 10-packs are on sale for $26.06 instead of $45, which is a huge 42% discount.
There are only eight areas of the United States that aren't dealing with high numbers of COVID-19 cases right now.
Most of the country is dealing with a new wave or even a dramatic spike in new cases.
Continue to practice social distancing and wear your mask when around others to keep yourself as safe as possible.
When the coronavirus pandemic first began to wreak havoc in the United States back in February and March, we were all hopeful that by the time October rolled around we'd be through the worst of it. Unfortunately, that's not the case — not even close, really — and right now there are far more states seeing spikes in new cases than there are states with steady or declining cases.
The CHEF iQ brand isn't quite a household name like Instant Pot, but it's a company you won't soon forget once you check out the CHEF iQ Smart Cooker.
This brilliant multi-use pressure cooker takes everything people love about Instant Pots and adds brilliant new features that you won't find anywhere else.
CHEF iQ's Smart Cooker will undoubtedly be the smartest gadget in your kitchen, and Amazon is offering a hefty $40 discount right now for a limited time.
Ask any Instant Pot owner whether he or she can imagine going without an Instant Pot for even a few weeks and the answer will be an emphatic "no way." These wonderful multi-use electric pressure cookers make it so easy to cook delicious meals with minimal effort, and that's something we can all appreciate.
Do you remember how eye-opening it was when you got your first Instant Pot and began using it? Well, I was recently able to experience that feeling once again when I upgraded from an Instant Pot to the new CHEF iQ Smart Cooker.
On the surface, CHEF iQ's Smart Cooker looks like yet another Instant Pot rival that will never measure up to the original. Once you turn it on for the first time, however, you can tell right away that the Smart Cooker is an entirely different beast. Yes, it looks like an Instant Pot. And yes, it offers plenty of different cooking modes like an Instant Pot. But this brilliant kitchen tool is actually the next logical step in the evolution of electric multi-cookers.
First and foremost, the CHEF iQ Smart Cooker is about more than just cooking a meal once you've prepared the ingredients and dumped them into the inner pot. This brilliant device connects to the CHEF iQ app and walks you through each step of the process when you're preparing the meal, from start to finish. These guided recipes are wonderfully easy to follow, just like your favorite YouTube chef tutorials. But these are interactive — the CHEF iQ Smart Cooker will even weigh liquid and dry ingredients as you add each one to the pot, ensuring that you get the perfect result each and every time.
The Smart Cooker has more than 300 cooking presets and it comes with everything you need to enjoy them all. It blew me away the very first time I used it, and I'm not sure I'll ever be able to go back to my Instant Pot. The CHEF iQ Smart Cooker retails for $200 and it's worth every penny, but a 20% discount on Amazon right now slashes the price to just $159.99. Don't miss out on the perfect holiday gift for anyone on your list — including yourself!
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Here are all the key details that CHEF iQ supplied on the Smart Cooker product page:
THE CHEF iQ APP: Connect your Smart Cooker to the CHEF iQ App via WiFi and Bluetooth. Access 100+ Guided Cooking recipes and culinary how-to videos, control and monitor your Smart Cooker, and access the Cooking Calculator for precise cooking parameters for every ingredient
BUILT-IN SCALE: Use the precise built-in scale to easily measure ingredients and cook by weight, simplifying both prep and cleanup-no measuring cups needed. Four integrated smart sensors measure ingredients accurately and tell you exactly how much liquid is needed to cook meals to perfection
AUTO PRESSURE RELEASE: Automatically releases steam at the end of pressure cooking for increased safety and convenience. Programmed with 3 pressure release methods: quick, pulse, and natural
GUIDED COOKING: Guided Cooking recipes provide step-by-step video cooking instructions and enable you to send precise cooking parameters to your Smart Cooker for every step, no need to enter time and temp settings or set any timers. Plus, five additional recipes are added to the app each week
COOKING PRESETS: 300+ presets are stored on the Smart Cooker and 1000+ presets are built into the Cooking Calculator in the CHEF iQ App. Simply input your ingredient and we’ll provide exact cooking time and temp settings
WIRELESS UPDATES: Receive wireless firmware updates on your Smart Cooker via the CHEF iQ App. Your Smart Cooker will gain additional features and improve its cooking algorithms while sitting on your countertop
INCLUDED ACESSORIES: This all-in-one cooker includes a convenient steam rack and steam basket, and more Smart Cooking essentials. Use the steam rack to perfectly steam larger food items like fish, chicken, and whole vegetables, above the liquid. The steam basket, when paired with the steam rack, allows users to steam smaller pieces of food, like chopped vegetables and meat
Scientists used a supercomputer to model the transmission of the novel coronavirus in various indoor settings.
The virus spreads faster and easier indoors than outdoors. Some researchers continue to stress the importance of aerosol transmission, just as the WHO and CDC insist that COVID-19 spreads mainly via droplets.
The supercomputer simulations have shown that aerosol transmission is increased in indoor environments with low humidity.
The novel coronavirus spreads in three ways, including droplets, aerosols, and fomites, although they all stem from the same phenomenon. When we cough or sneeze, particles are expelled from our mouths. For people with COVID-19, those saliva droplets can contain the infectious virus. They land on surfaces, and the virus remains active for a period of time, depending on various factors including temperature and light. Touching those surfaces and then touching the face is how fomite transmission occurs.
Some of the ejected droplets are smaller in size, and the water evaporates quickly. They become aerosols that linger in the air much longer than droplets, and other people can inhale them. Aerosols are expelled even while talking or just breathing, and that’s what makes the virus so dangerous. Of the three avenues of infection, officials insist mostly on droplets as the primary way to catch COVID-19, although both the WHO and the CDC have acknowledged the increased risk of airborne spread. Germany’s measures to beat the second wave of the pandemic include the mandatory airing of public spaces, which will move those aerosols faster and reduce transmission risk.
Public health measures are all meant to prevent COVID-19 from spreading. Face masks can block droplets and aerosols, frequent hand washing diminishes the risk from touching potentially contaminated surfaces, and social distancing puts several feet between you and a potentially infected stranger. Avoiding crowds, especially in indoor settings, will further reduce the risk of spread. But it’s at home and in indoor spaces where the virus is the most dangerous. Researchers fed data to a supercomputer to generate simulations that explain how the virus behaves indoors, and they offer a solution to reduce the risk of transmission.
Prime Day 2020 might be over, but there are still a bunch of best-selling Prime Day deals that are available right now at Amazon.
There of the hottest remaining deals are on best-selling Roku players, including the Roku Streaming Stick+ for $37 and the Roku Express HD for just $21.
All three of these Prime Day deals will disappear at the end of the day today, so don't miss out.
There are some product categories that are always big sellers during Prime Day each year, like deeply discounted AirPods Pro and Instant Pots. You can also bet on Roku streamers to be top sellers since Roku always has deep discounts on Prime Day — but this year the company truly outdid itself.
Amazon only offered a brief discount on the Fire TV Stick 4K that lasted for a few hours on Tuesday evening. The rest of the time, there weren't any deals on Fire TV Sticks. Roku saw an opening and took it, apparently, because the streaming media player maker offered three of the best deals we've ever seen on Prime Day. What's more, all three deals are still available right now!
First and foremost, the $29 Roku Express HD is always near the top of Amazon's best-sellers chart even when it's not on sale. Right now, however, you can score one for just $21. That's a new all-time low price, and it also happens to be the lowest price we've ever seen for any Roku device.
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A lot of you out there might be looking for a similar device but with support for 4K streaming content and HDR. If that describes you, you're definitely in luck because the $39 Roku Premiere is on sale for $27 for Prime Day. That's also an all-time low price, this time by an even wider margin.
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Last but certainly not least, we have a device that takes all the best things about the Roku Premiere and stuffs them into a tiny dongle that disappears behind your TV. That's right, we're talking about the best-selling Roku Streaming Stick+ with 4K and HDR support in a dongle form factor. It recently got a price cut from $60 to $50, but right now you can get one for just $37!
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All three of these fantastic Prime Day deals are still available right now, but we expect them to disappear either today or sometime this weekend. In other words, this is your last chance to save on the perfect holiday gift for yourself or anyone on your list.
The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 are available for preorder in various countries, and some models are already selling out in America.
The two phones are virtually identical, with the iPhone 12 Pro getting two extra camera sensors and a stainless steel chassis instead of aluminum.
Prices start at $799 for the iPhone 12 with carrier offers and $999 for the iPhone 12 Pro.
Apple started selling two iPhone 12 versions online on Friday, following its well-known iPhone launch pattern. The new iPhones go on sale on the first Friday after Apple's announcement, and they ship to buyers — and launch in stores — a week later. Only, 2020 isn’t anything like previous years. The iPhone 12 launch event came about a month later than it was supposed to, as coronavirus-related lockdowns impacted Apple’s iPhone production schedule. Moreover, only two of the four iPhone 12 models that Apple unveiled earlier this week are available to order. That’s the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max are coming in mid-November, with preorders set to kick off on November 6th.
Even in the year of this horrific pandemic, the only thing that doesn’t seem to change is iPhone demand. The iPhone 12 has started selling out within minutes after preorders opened, especially the more expensive iPhone 12 Pro version.
Apple's new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are both finally available for pre-order after being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Whether you've already placed your order or you're waiting to buy one in a store, there are plenty of iPhone 12 cases and other accessories you'll need.
Here, we've rounded up all the most essential accessories to complement your sleek new iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro.
Happy iPhone 12 day, Apple fans! It might've launched a month late, but we'd say Apple has a pretty good excuse for the delay this year. The important thing is that Apple's sleek new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are both now available for pre-order, with the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max set to be released next month.
Whether you just pre-ordered an iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro today or you're planning to buy one in the coming weeks, one thing is certain: You're going to need cases and accessories to go along with it. Don't worry, of course, because we have you covered in both departments.
Where iPhone 12 cases and iPhone 12 Pro cases are concerned, many people will opt for an Apple Silicone Case with MagSafe. It comes in eight gorgeous colors and they're all available right now at Amazon. Since the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 are both the same size, this popular Apple case will fit either model.
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As everyone knows at this point, Apple's new iPhones don't ship with headphones or with charger adapters. With that in mind, there are some sales on Amazon you really need to check out. First and foremost, AirPods Pro are $50 off right now so you can score a pair for just $199. If you'd rather spend even less money, you can snag entry-level AirPods 2 for $124.99. Other awesome options that are discounted right now include best-selling Mpow 059 over-ear wireless headphones with more than 30,000 5-star ratings for just $21.99 and Tozo T6 true wireless earbuds with almost as many 5-star ratings for $31.99.
It's that time of the year again: iPhone season and Apple has finally announced their highly anticipated flagship devices. The iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, and 12 mini models revive the classic Apple square-edge design while upgrading it with the new 5G technology.
And Spigen's at it again - here with another timely release. A casemaker of over 12 years now, their lineups include something for almost everyone without sacrificing style and of course, protection.
Everyone's biggest fear with clear cases is worrying that they might turn yellow. Well, that’s where Spigen got their idea to create one that'll at least leave the back flawlessly clear - Ultra Hybrid. While still keeping the shock-absorbent bumper, they designed the back to stay non-porous and clear everlasting, making this a perfect option for those wanting to showcase their new Pacific Blue or Navy.
Tough Armor is by far Spigen's most signature case, best known for its extra-durable protection while remaining shockingly slim. Lined with special impact foam in addition to its dual-layer design, this case is built to survive even the biggest falls. Best of all, it comes with a built-in kickstand so you don't have to hold your phone while watching videos during this global pandemic.
Fun fact - Thin Fit was actually one of Spigen's very first case designs with the attempt to make the slimmest, best-looking case. Now, for the first time in 10 years, it's got a major upgrade to make sure it not only stays slim but also protective like the rest. Its new full-coverage design and a thin layer of cushion ensure your new iPhone stays looking good even when it drops.
And if you’re in for some options with a hint of modern femininity, surprise, Spigen’s got a sister named, Cyrill. Cyrill has a complete lineup for the entire iPhone 12 series that include a similar level of variety and quality, such as in the clear Color Brick and floral Cecile.
Be sure to check out the latest for both Spigen and Cyrill’s iPhone 12 Collections on Amazon.
The latest stimulus update is rather intriguing, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's deputy chief of staff said this week that President Trump himself will speak to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell if the House Democrats and the White House can strike a deal on a new package.
McConnell has repeatedly indicated that Senate Republicans are unwilling to pass any bill that would cost more than $1 trillion, while the current HEROES Act would cost $1.8 trillion.
Sen. McConnell has also said the Senate will vote on a targeted $500 billion relief bill next week.
Reports surrounding a new stimulus package to buoy the US economy have become increasingly confusing in recent days. House Democrats came to the table with a $3 trillion bill in May, but Senate Republicans balked at the price and refused to bring it to the floor for a vote. Months later, Democrats returned with this updated $2.2 billion HEROES Act, but it was still too high a price for the Senate. Meanwhile, the White House has tried to negotiate with the Democrats, eventually landing on a $1.8 trillion bill which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promptly dismissed. But throughout the negotiations, it has been unclear if the Senate would pass any bill that came its way regardless.
Amazon's huge Holiday Dash sales event has now begun and Amazon is promising new Black Friday-worthy deals each and every day. Has the retailer been true to its word so far? Well, take a look at today's roundup of top daily deals and you can be the judge!
The nation's top online retailer is promising new Black Friday-worthy deals each day, and so far Amazon has kept its promise.
Amazon's big Prime Day 2020 sale only lasted for two days this year instead of a full week like last year. It was packed so full of crazy deals, however, that we weren't sure what Amazon might have left ahead of the holidays this year. Well, we now have our answer — and it's like nothing we've ever seen before from the country's #1 online retailer.
The Holiday Dash sales event takes Black Friday and makes it a month-long affair. Crazy new deals will continue to pop up every single day during the sales event, and Amazon claims they'll be "Black Friday-worthy" deals with huge discounts on popular products. That's a pretty lofty claim, but so far Amazon is definitely delivering on its promise.
Wondering what kind of deals you can expect to see during this huge sales event? Here are some examples that are all available right now:
42% off FDA-authorized Powecom KN95 face masks that NIOSH tested and found to work even better than most 3M N95 face masks — just $2.61 each
That's seriously just the tip of the iceberg and you can see all the hottest deals in Amazon's Holiday Dash sale right here. If you'd like to learn even more about this huge sale, you'll find everything you need to know in Amazon's press release, which we've pasted down below.
Shop Now, Save Now—Amazon’s Holiday Dash Event Starts Today with Black Friday-Worthy Deals Dropping Daily
‘Tis the season for early holiday savings with deep discounts, fast, free shipping and more than a million deals worldwide
Black Friday-worthy deals across the most giftable categories—from small businesses and top brands, including toys, fashion, electronics, home, kitchen, beauty and more—all available at amazon.com/holidaydash
Beat the holiday hustle with epic deals from brands including Levi’s, LEGO, SharkNinja, Marvel, Nintendo, Samsung and more
SEATTLE – (BUSINESSWIRE) – October 16, 2020 – (NASDAQ:AMZN)– Customers can shop now and score Black Friday-worthy deals with Amazon’s Holiday Dash deals event—deep discounts from small businesses and top brands are available across the hottest categories from toys to fashion, electronics, home, kitchen, beauty and more at amazon.com/holidaydash. With new deals dropping every day starting today, customers can shop early and with confidence that they are getting Black Friday-worthy deals and incredible savings on a huge selection of products—making it easy to check everyone off the gift list earlier than ever. Plus, Amazon will offer customers over a million deals worldwide throughout the season, in addition to the biggest-ever collection of Holiday Gift Guides and a wide selection of products at everyday low prices, making it truly a season of savings for customers all around the world.
Customers can start snatching up deals at amazon.com/holidaydash, on the Amazon App, or by simply asking, “Alexa, what are my deals?” Customers can also shop on smile.amazon.com/holidaydash or use AmazonSmile on the Amazon App and support their favorite charities while they check gifts off their lists—they’ll find the same amazing deals and Amazon shopping experience, with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price of eligible products to a charity of their choice.
See below for more details on Amazon’s Holiday Dash deals event, more ways to shop all season long, and fast, free and convenient delivery options.
Holiday Dash: Early Black Friday Deals Daily
Amazon’s Holiday Dash deals event is serving up holiday cheer and epic savings early this year to give customers more time to shop and save. There’s no need to wait to secure great deals—with Holiday Dash, Amazon is making it easier than ever to find top gifts at amazing prices ahead of the holiday hustle—plus most items shipped now through December 31, 2020 can be returned until January 31, 2021. The deals included below, and many more, will be available on various dates and times beginning today, while supplies last.
Save up to 30% on select kid’s clothing and more from our brands including Amazon Essentials, Spotted Zebra, and Simple Joys by Carter’s
Save up to 30% on select men's and women's clothing and more from our brands including Amazon Essentials, Daily Ritual and Goodthreads
Save up to 20% on AmazonBasics
Save 40% on Wag dog food, and treats
Save 20% on household and personal care products from Solimo
Save 20% on Presto! Refillable Cleaners
Save 20% on baby care products from Mama Bear and Solimo
Save 20% on Belei skincare
Save 20% on nutrition and wellness products from Amazon Elements and Revly
Save 20% on coffee, snacks, and other grocery essentials from Solimo, Happy Belly, and Amazon Fresh
Toys & Games
Save up to 40% on Star Wars toys
Save up to 40% on Collectible toys from L.O.L. Surprise!, Calico Critters, Fingerlings, and more
Save up to 30% on Hot Wheels toys
Save up to 30% on Building Sets from LEGO, Magna-Tiles, and PlayMonster
Save up to 30% on Marvel toys
Save up to 30% on Fortnite, Pokemon, Roblox and more
Save up to 40% on Tegu Building Blocks
Save up to 30% on Funko POPs!
Save up to 30% on Arts & Crafts sets
Save 30% on Evenflo Pivot Explore Wagon
Save up to 30% on preschool toys from Jazwares, Spin Master, Hape, and more
Save on AmScope 52-piece kids beginner microscope STEM kit
Save up to 40% on select apparel from Calvin Klein
Save up to 40% on select Levi's apparel for the whole family
Save up to 40% on Star Wars apparel
Save up to 30% on select New Balance footwear and apparel
Save up to 40% on select Tommy Hilfiger apparel
Save up to 40% on select kids' clothing from Gerber, Hudson Baby, and more
Save up to 50% on select watches from Citizen, Bulova, Anne Klein, and more
Save up to 30% on select Lacoste apparel, shoes, and accessories
Save up to 30% on Marvel apparel
Save up to 30% on select seasonal fashion trends
Save up to 25% on select Nautica men's and women's apparel
Save up to 48% on select Hanna Anderson pajama sets and underwear styles
Save up to 30% on select styles from The Drop
Save up to 40% on select women’s shoes from Shopbop
Save up to 15% on select women’s accessories from Shopbop
Household, Kitchen, Home Improvement & Smart Home
Save on Le Creuset Cast Iron and Stoneware, including up to 48% on select Le Creuset 3.5Qt Oval Dutch Ovens
Save up to 50% on select Bissell Vacuums
Save up to 40% on SharkNinja Shark Navigator Lift-Away
Save up to 35% on Eufy by Anker RoboVac
Save up to 30% on Eureka Stick Vacuum
Save on iRobot Robotic vacuums and mops
Save up to 30% on iLife Robotic vacuum cleaner
Save up to 25% or more on Samsung vacuums
Save up to 36% on select Blueair air purifiers
Save up to 20% on select Molekule air purifiers
Save up to 40% on KitchenAid tools
Save up to 20% on the Instant Pot Duo Mini Plus
Save up to 30% on Hallmark gift wrap, ornaments, and cards
Save up to 20% on select Breville Smart Ovens
Save up to 20% on OXO BREW coffee makers
Save up to 30% on Tineco floorcare products
Save on Ninja AF161 Air Fryer and Ninja FG551 Foodi Indoor Smart Grill
Save on select SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker Bundle
Save on the Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker
Save up to 20% on OXO Good Grips Smart Seal and bakeware
Save up to 35% on Ayesha Curry Cookware
Save 30% on Linenspa 10" hybrid mattresses
Save up to 30% on Zinus furniture and mattresses
Save 30% on Sweetnight mattresses
Save up to 30% on Moen bathroom fixtures and up to 20% off on Moen kitchen products
Save up to 25% on select Hansgrohe products
Save 15% on GE Profile Ice Maker
Save 20% on select Broan appliances
Save up to 15% on select Delta Faucet products
Save up to 15% on Whirlpool softeners
Save 15% or more on gaming, home education and home office furniture
Save on select August Smart Locks
Save on select Kwikset Smart and Mechanical Locks
Save on Smart Home products from Emerson, Kasa TP-Link, and more
Beauty, Health & Personal Care
Save up to 50% on your favorite Premium Beauty brands from Elemis, Mario Badescu, Redken, and more
Save up to 40% on Premium Beauty appliances from T3, Foreo and more
Save up to 40% on Waterpik and Colgate oral care appliances
Save up to 45% on skin care from NIVEA, Aquaphor, and Eucerin
Save up to 30% on hair dryers and products from Revlon, Bed Head, and more
Save up to 35% on razors from Braun, Gillette, and more
Save 33% on Panasonic and Norelco shavers
Save up to 20% on Fitbit Activity and Fitness Trackers
Save up to 33% on select Nintendo Switch games
Save up to 35% on Nixplay Digital Frames
Save up to 30% on Kodak Instant Cameras and Printers
Save 25% on Adobe Creative Cloud Entire Collection
Save up to 20% on Samsung TVs
Save up to 20% on Sony TVs
Save up to 50% on JBL Speakers
Save up to 33% on Sony Headphones
Save up to 33% on Bose Headphones
Save up to 40% on select Mynt 3D printing pens and accessories
Save 30% on Mynt 3D PRO Pen with OLED Display
Save up to 30% on VAVA 4K Projectors
Save up to 30% on TaoTronics Headphones
Small Businesses on Amazon Launchpad
Save up to 50% on Kids Against Maturity: Card Game for Kids and Families
Save up to 30% on the SOLIOM S600 Outdoor Security Camera
Save up to 25% on the Zen Laboratory DIY Jumbo Slime Kit for Kids
From October 26 to November 19, Prime members can save 10% or more on select unique products from small brands on Amazon Launchpad like: Mobile Pixels Duex Portable Monitor for Laptops and Scentered Travel Essentials Aromatherapy Balm gift set
Entertainment: Amazon Music, Audible, Books & Prime Video
Amazon Music: Beginning October 23, new Amazon Music Unlimited customers can get three months of the premium streaming tier free, to enjoy unlimited access to more than 60 million songs, ad-free and a wide selection of popular podcasts.
Amazon Music: Beginning October 29, current Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can upgrade to the Family Plan free for three months, with access for up to six accounts.
Audible: Between November 1 and December 31, new members save nearly 40% on the first six months of an Audible Plus membership at just $4.95 per month. Membership includes unlimited access to more than 10 thousand Audible Originals, audiobooks and podcasts.
Books: Deals on select multi-genre books and ebooks throughout the season
Prime Video: This holiday season, Prime Video will offer up to 50% off select popular Halloween, family and holiday movies to rent or buy. Deals will roll out over the next few months, so be sure to check www.amazon.com/pmd for updates.
Amazon Gift Cards
Starting today, customers using Amazon Reload to replenish their Amazon Gift Card balance for the first time will receive a $10 bonus with their reload of $100 or more. Offer available through December 31.
Starting October 26, first-time Amazon Gift Card shoppers will receive a $15 promotional credit with the purchase of $50 or more in Amazon Gift Cards. Offer available through December 20. The promotional credit expires on February 6, 2021. Other restrictions apply.
Amazon Credit Cards:
Now through December 22, with an eligible Prime membership, customers who apply and are approved for the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card will instantly receive a $100 Gift Card. Prime Cardmembers earn 5% back at Whole Foods Market and Amazon.com. Additionally, starting November 1 through December 22, customers without a Prime membership can apply for the Amazon Rewards Visa Card and receive a $60 Gift Card upon approval, in addition to earning 3% back at Whole Foods Market and Amazon.com as a cardmember. Restrictions apply. Visit amazon.com/visa for details.
Automotive, Tools and Lawn & Garden
Save 50% on tire installation
Save up to 25% on Miracle-Gro Expand 'n Gro concentrated planting mix
Save 25% on Castrol GTX Conventional motor oil
Save 20% on Select Tonno Pro Tonneau covers
Save up to 20% on select Streamlightflashlights
Save on select DEWALT cordless drills and tools
Save up to 30% on select SKIL tools
Save up to 15% off on select ZGrills Pellet Grills & Smokers
Save up to 15% on Shintenchi 4 piece wicker rattan outdoor patio furniture set
Save on select Renogy monocrystalline solar panels
Sports & Outdoors
Save up to 20% on Select Coleman Tents & Gear
Save up to 20% on select CamelBak kids water bottles
Save up to 25% on select Sawyer Products water filters
Save up to 30% on select Stanley drinkware
Save up to 28% on select Segway scooters and kids bikes
Save up to 30% on select Stiga table tennis rackets and Zume badminton set
Save up to 30% on select Legendary Whitetails apparel
Save up to 30% on select Osprey Outdoor Packs
Save 20% on Catit Creamy cat treats
Save on Petsafe electronic dog toys
Save on The Honest Kitchen human grade pet treats
Save on Friends Forever donut pet beds
Whole Foods Market:
Both in-store and online, Prime members can receive discounts on customer favorites including 35% off Bare Bones broths and 35% off all packaged teas, available now through October 27.
Available now through October 20, customers can get 20% off pumpkins and gourds – excluding squash.
More Ways to Shop, All Season Long
Gift Guides: Get an early start on holiday shopping with Amazon’s biggest-ever selection of gift guides and exclusive storefronts, available earlier than ever before at amazon.com/gifts. Amazon’s gift guides are easy to navigate and include thoughtful collections with something for everyone on your list, no matter your budget.
(RED) Gift Guide: For the fourth consecutive year, (RED) is teaming up with Amazon to provide customers a single destination to shop an array of products that give back, spanning tech, fashion, health and wellness, kitchen and home, and more: amazon.com/red
Amazon App: Shop anytime, anywhere with the Amazon App and ensure you never miss a deal.
Amazon.com in Spanish: Customers can visit Amazon.com/espanol or use the Amazon App to shop, browse and search for millions of products, view their carts, and place orders in Spanish. On the mobile App customers can go to Settings and tap on “Country and Language” to select Spanish. Amazon.com in Spanish gives customers the same convenient shopping experience in their preferred language.
Alexa Shopping: Alexa makes it easy to find the best holiday deals. Just ask, “Alexa, what are my deals?”
Alexa Donations: Simply say, “Alexa, I want to make a donation,” and you can make a monetary donation to the organization of your choice. For more information and charities to support, visit pay.amazon.com/alexadonations.
AmazonSmile: This holiday season, customers can visit smile.amazon.com and find the exact same Amazon experience – amazing deals, wide selection, fast and free delivery options – with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price on eligible products to a charity of their choice. Customers can shop with AmazonSmile via the Amazon app on iPhones and Android phones, or by starting at smile.amazon.com on a web browser.
Charity Lists: Charity Lists give charitable organizations an easy way to create wish lists of needed products while providing customers a convenient way to donate items directly to these causes. Customers can shop thousands of Charity Lists this holiday season by visiting smile.amazon.com/charitylists, with new charities joining all the time.
Climate Pledge Friendly: Customers can discover and shop for products that have one or more of 19 different sustainability certifications, which help preserve the natural world. Get details at amazon.com/ClimatePledgeFriendly
Amazon’s Holiday Wish Book: Discover the top toys and gifts for kids in Amazon’s “Joy Delivered” shoppable look book, which arrives in homes this week and is available digitally at amazon.com/wishbook
Amazon Live: Throughout the holiday season, tune-in to amazon.com/live for shoppable livestreams featuring holiday inspiration, gift guides, and live demonstrations of this season’s top deals and gift ideas from influencers and celebrities.
Shop In-Store: Customers can visit Amazon’s retail locations, including Amazon Books, Amazon 4-star, Amazon Pop Up, Amazon Fresh, and Whole Foods Market to find incredible deals and amazing savings this holiday season.Find your nearest store at amazon.com/stores or wholefoodsmarket.com/stores.
Fast, Free & Convenient Delivery Options
At Amazon, incredible employees come together to deliver magical experiences for customers—every day and throughout the holiday season—and that includes offering fast, free and convenient delivery options for customers. Amazon announced just last month that it is hiring an additional 100,000 regular full-time and part-time jobs in its fulfillment and logistics network throughout the U.S. and Canada. With more than 150 new process improvements and safety measures implemented over the last several months, these permanent positions will work safely alongside the hundreds of thousands of employees already across Amazon’s network to ensure fast, and efficient delivery for customers throughout the holiday season, and beyond. In addition to free delivery on millions of items for all Amazon customers, Amazon offers a number of ways for customers to shop for and receive holiday gifts.
Fast One-Day & Same-Day Delivery: Prime members in the U.S. can shop a selection of over 10 million items eligible for Prime Free One-Day Delivery with no minimum purchase, and millions of items available for Same-Day Delivery in 47 major metropolitan areas. These delivery options are not only convenient for customers but they’re better for the planet because One-Day and Same-Day deliveries ship from local fulfillment centers so they travel shorter distances and generate less carbon emissions. This is just another way that Amazon is leveraging its scale for good to make investments that support communities. Learn more at amazon.com/primedelivery. Not a Prime member yet? Join Prime or start a 30-day free trial at amazon.com/prime.
Ultrafast & Free Grocery Delivery: Prime members in more than 2,000 cities and towns have access to free, two-hour delivery on more than 170,000 products from Whole Foods Market and Amazon Fresh. Plus, in addition to groceries, Prime members can find toys, gifts, household products, and everyday essentials, electronics, Amazon devices, and more available with free, two-hour delivery from Amazon Fresh. Prime members also get free one-hour pickup at all U.S. Whole Foods Market and Amazon Fresh locations.
Delivery Where it’s Needed Most: Whether road-tripping to see family, staying home and need a secure delivery location, or sending a gift to a loved one or friend, there are thousands of alternative package pickup options customers can choose from via Amazon Hub. These locations are conveniently located near or in offices, convenience stores, malls, apartment buildings, and grocery stores, in more than 900 cities and towns across the country. Tens of millions of products can be easily and conveniently delivered to an Amazon Hub pickup point at Whole Foods Market, 7-11, Chase Bank, Rite-Aid, HealthMart, GNC, Stage Stores, and more. To find an Amazon Hub location, visit amazon.com/hub.
Extended Returns Window: Customers can buy gifts with confidence on Amazon knowing that millions of items are eligible for free and convenient returns at over 18,000 locations in the U.S. and this year’s return window is even longer—items shipped between October 1 and December 31, 2020 can now be returned until January 31, 2021. In addition, over 5,800 locations including Amazon Books, Amazon 4-star, UPS Store locations and Kohl's—and new this year Whole Foods Market—offer label-free, box-free returns, making it even easier than ever to check returns off your list.
Netflix's releases list for October 2020 is quite impressive, and it's great news that the company isn't slowing down after a huge month in September.
We already showed you the full release schedule, but not it's time to focus solely on all the new movies set to arrive in Netflix's US content catalog this month.
There are so many highlights this month that it's difficult to know where to start — and 44 movies have already been added to Netflix in just the first week of October.
September was a massive month for new movies on Netflix, both when it comes to Netflix's original films as well as popular movies that Netflix has licensed from other studios. Highlights from among the content Netflix licensed starting in September include Pineapple Express, Red Dragon, Glory, and all three installments of Back to the Future, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Then, when it comes to Netflix's new original films, there were three in particular that Netflix subscribers seemed to love the most: The new Charlie Kaufmann movie I'm Thinking of Ending Things starring Jesse Plemons, The Devil All The Time starring Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson, and Enola Holmes starring Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill. 57 new movies in total were added to Netflix in September, and you can check them all out in our earlier coverage so you can be sure you caught all of the biggest new releases.
September is now behind us and October has arrived, so it's time we turn our attention to Netlfix's October 2020 movies list.
3M N95 masks for sale online are slightly easier to come by these days, but only if you're willing to pay inflated prices.
The good news is that Amazon has another option that's far less expensive: Powecom KN95 face masks on sale with a deep discount.
They're Amazon's only KN95 masks that are FDA-authorized, NIOSH tests showed that they filter up to 99.2% of small airborne particles — that means they filter even better than most 3M N95 face masks.
For basic coronavirus protection in low-risk situations, Amazon's best-selling 3-layer coronavirus face masks are fine. They're also on sale right now for just $0.23 each so it's a great time to stock up. You'd have to be crazy not to at least pick up a box since we'll all need to keep wearing face masks for the foreseeable future. If you want something a little sleeker, you'll also find black 3-ply face masks and reusable cloth face masks in stock right now. For higher-risk situations like riding public transportation or being anywhere that's indoors near other people, you need a better face mask that does more to protect you — 3-ply masks mainly keep you from spreading COVID-19 if you're already infected.
Powecom KN95 face masks are the only KN95 masks on Amazon that have been tested by NIOSH and are on the FDA's list of authorized KN95 masks. Of note, NIOSH's testing found that these masks are up to 99.2% effective as opposed to the 95% minimum for an N95 or KN95 mask. Most N95 masks from 3M have been found by NIOSH to filter between 95% and 97% of small airborne particles like human coronaviruses, so these Powecom masks offer even better protection than the market leader.
You'll easily pay $100, $150, or even more for a 10-pack of comparable N95 masks, but these FDA-authorized Powecom KN95 face masks only cost $45 for a 10-pack. Grab them today, however, and you'll only pay $26.05 — that's $2.61 per mask! What's more, this is a straight discount as opposed to a coupon, so you can buy as many packs as you want at this price instead of just one. These masks sold out last week when tens of thousands of our readers swarmed Amazon to get them, so you shouldn't expect them to stay in stock too long.
There's no question that those masks are our top choice and they're the best-selling KN95 masks among our readers, but there are two more great options we want to share. If those masks sell out of if you're looking for some variety to ensure you get masks with the best possible fit, check out COVAFLU KN95 face masks and SupplyAID KN95 face masks. The COVAFLU masks are by a British healthcare company called Clinova, and they're extremely popular on Amazon at under $3.00 each. SupplyAID masks are just as good, and 5-packs have a rare discount right now.
The World Health Organization’s massive Solidarity study of COVID-19 therapies has been finalized, revealing that the promising coronavirus cure remdesivir can’t save lives.
The WHO research also showed that none of the other drugs tested during the Solidarity trial can prevent COVID-19 deaths.
Solidarity studied remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir, ritonavir, interferon, and combinations thereof.
Remdesivir was the first drug to confirm in clinical trials that it’s effective against the novel coronavirus, speeding up the recovery of hospitalized patients. The initial study showed that the drug couldn’t save lives, and Dr. Anthony Fauci made it clear from the start it isn't the “knockout” drug we're all waiting for. Instead, Remdesivir looked like a promising drug that might need additional help from other medicines to save lives. Remdesivir maker Gilead has been studying the drug in combination with other meds, including monoclonal antibody drugs. President Trump received a complex COVID-19 treatment that included an experimental antibody cocktail, remdesivir, and dexamethasone. A few days ago, a remdesivir study showed a “trend toward reduced mortality” in certain patients, which is still not the good news we wanted, as it implies there will be people who can't be saved by remdesivir.
This brings us to the biggest remdesivir study so far, the one that the World Health Organization (WHO) started a few months ago. The results are in and the research shows remdesivir isn’t the life-saving COVID-19 cure we're all desperately awaiting. On top of that, none of the other drugs that were included in the Solidarity trial were able to reduce COVID-19 mortality.
A top-rated robot vacuum for just $89.99? Seriously?! Of course we're serious — we would never joke about something as important as a great deal.
Amazon's big Holiday Dash sale has begun and according to the nation's top online retailer, it will offer new Black Friday-worthy deals each day. And if the deals we're seeing in today's sale are any indication, Amazon absolutely plans to make good on that promise.
There are so many great deals available right now at Amazon, but there's one in particular that you really need to check out. It's a special one-day sale that slashes up to 40% off already-affordable Yeedi robot vacuums. Prices start at just $89.99 for the awesome entry-level Yeedi K600 Robot Vacuum Cleaner that punches well above its weight class and even tackles pet hair without any problem. If you want to step up to a mid-range model with stronger suction, longer battery life, and a larger dust bin, the Yeedi K650 Robot Vacuum that normally costs $220 is on sale for $149.99.
【Pet Friendly】The yeedi K600 robotic vacuum uses an advanced brushless motor. The motor runs up to 20,000 r/min to generate powerful suction. The design reduces vacuuming noise to just 55dB*, about the same as a microwave.
【Ideal for Deep Cleaning】Dual side brushes and a V-shaped nylon & rubber rolling brush work together to grab dust, dirt, and large debris. Double click the auto button to activate Turbo Mode increasing suction power up to 1500Pa for deep cleaning.
$89.99 Available from Amazon Prime. BGR may receive a commission.
Yeedi K650 - $149.99
【More Power, Less Noise】 An upgraded power system with up to 2000Pa of strong suction, perfect for carpet and hard floor cleaning. Improved design for noise reduction, 56dB on quiet mode (close to a running microwave), keeps vacuuming from disturbing you when you are working from home.
【Pet Approved Design】The newly-designed silicone tangle-free brush eliminates trapped hair. The XXL-sized dustbin (800ml) in a 3.1" high slim body helps to find and hold the hidden hairs under sofas during shedding seasons. Protected with a top cover made of anti-scratch tempered glass.
$149.99 Available from Amazon Prime. BGR may receive a commission.
Yeedi K700 - $189.99
【Overall Coverage】Smart navigation with Camera Mapping technology allows the robot vacuum to map its surroundings, and plan a zigzag path to clean an entire level of your home, to avoid missing spots, more efficient and cleaner than random cleaning.
【2 in 1 Vacuum & Mop】The vacuuming mode can last for 110min, with the largest 2000Pa suction, perfect for cleaning pet hair, food fragments, pet food on the carpet. The mopping mode can last for 250min, and can start and stop automatically to prevent slips on the hard floor. Ultra slim body, easy to clean under furniture without missing any dead corner for deep cleaning.
Google significantly upgraded the way it displays busyness information about places in Google Maps to provide more accurate data about crowdedness.
Google Maps will tell users how busy a place is likely to be, showing the information prominently on the map and in the directions panel.
The busyness information will also be included in the Live View AR experience, providing instant information about stores and restaurants that should help with social distancing precautions.
From the first months of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Google brought several new features to its most important products to help people manage these tough times. Google set up a COVID-19 resource information, gave COVID-19 coverage prominent placement inside News and YouTube, and updated Google Maps regularly with features meant to help people navigate the pandemic. Google Maps allowed store owners to update their listings with accurate information during lockdowns and offered warnings when users started looking for doctors. The app also started highlighting restaurants that deliver food at the time. Google also used location information to show whether communities were respecting lockdown measures. More recently, it added a new layer to Maps that offers information at-a-glance about the infectivity rate of a region and the trend so that people can alter travel plans in real-time.
This brings us to what might be one of the most important coronavirus-related changes Google made to Maps. And one of the best things about it is that it’ll work inside Google’s most exciting trick for Google Maps so far, Live View.
Amazon's Prime Day is over, but there's no rest for the wicked, and it's apparently time to start revving up for Black Friday. Despite the fact that Thanksgiving is still nearly a month and a half away, Dell has already released its Black Friday catalog for 2020, featuring 30 pages of deals on desktops, laptops, monitors, and more.
The sale itself is appropriately confusing, with multiple start dates for different offers. The Black Friday Sneak Peek has actually already begun, with deals on select Alienware, Precision, and Vostro, and XPS products now available on Dell's website. The main sale starts on November 16th and lasts through November 28th, with doorbuster deals throughout the sale. Then Dell's Cyber Week sales will go live from November 29th to December 6th.
Dr. Anthony Fauci was not happy with a recent Trump campaign video that used his remarks about the coronavirus out of context.
Trump, in response, called Fauci a "Democrat" and said that he keeps him around because "he's a nice guy."
Bill Gates defended Fauci, noting that he "has risen above the noise level, in talking about masks and best practices."
Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began, Dr. Anthony Fauci and President Trump haven't exactly been on the same page. Recently, the tension between the two intensified when Fauci on Monday said that the Trump campaign should remove a campaign ad featuring some of Fauci's own remarks about the coronavirus.
As Fauci explained to CNN, he didn't consent to his remarks being used in the ad and, beyond that, was displeased that the quote attributed to him was taken completely out of context and, as a result, was wholly misleading.
A new study suggests that Earth's Moon may have been vital to the protection of Earth's atmosphere early on in its development.
A sort of "lunar shield" may have protected the atmosphere long from the Sun, giving life on Earth the opportunity to take root.
Missions to the Moon in the coming years could prove this theory correct.
Thanks to the incredible work of scientists around the world, we know a lot about how life took root here on Earth. We know that a combination of water, heat, and maybe even impacts from extraterrestrial objects likely played a role in taking the building block of life and turning them into something more. However, a new study suggests that the Moon may have played a pivotal role in maintaining Earth's habitability in those very early days.
Earth wasn't always habitable, of course. It started out as a volatile rock with very little in terms of life-supporting resources. The Sun's intense radiation may have threatened to degrade Earth's atmosphere to a point that life could never catch on, but the Moon, as it turns out, may have helped a lot.
The next phase of Marvel movies and TV shows will introduce plenty of new superheroes and villains, some of which will replace the dead or retired Avengers and the defeated villains.
Spider-Man 3 will also introduce at least one brand new villain for Peter Parker to face, although there might be several bad guys trying to defeat Spider-Man now that his identity has been revealed.
A new report says that one Spider-Man villain has been growing right under our noses, hiding in plain sight. The character will become a villain at some point after Spider-Man 3.
An increasing number of reports seem to indicate that Disney and Sony haven’t just gotten over their silly fight about money from last summer that threatened to remove Peter Parker for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but they’re actually closer than ever. If everything we’ve heard in the past few weeks pans out, Spider-Man will have a much bigger presence in the MCU than ever before. Some of Sony’s Spider-Man-related characters that the studio will use its SUMC might also appear in the MCU. Also, a beloved Avenger will become Spider-Man’s new mentor in the upcoming Spider-Man 3.
To top it all off, word on the street is that Kevin Feige wants Sony’s former Spider-Men to join the MCU in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield would further advance the multiverse concept and bring the Spider-verse to live-action Marvel movies. If that’s not enough, Miles Morales is also coming to future MCU films, and he might pair up with none other than Robert Downey Jr.’s iconic Tony Stark. But an alternate reality Stark.
So, yes, the joint Marvel-Sony Spider-Man effort might pay off handsomely for both parties by keeping the MCU and SUMC tightly connected. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. It turns out that one of the upcoming Spider-Man villains has been hiding in plain sight all this time, and he might soon come to the fore.
The number of daily COVID-19 cases in America and the coronavirus test positivity rate are climbing steadily, worrying health experts and public officials involved in managing the pandemic.
"This winter — this November, December, January, February — could be the worst time in our epidemic," Dr. Peter Hotez said in an interview, warning everyone that they should “hunker down.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci explained that the increasing positivity rate of tests is a reliable indicator of the virus's resurgence, which will lead to more hospitalizations and deaths.
The novel coronavirus infection rate in the US has been trending up since early September, when the number of daily infections settled at around 35,000 cases a day. This week’s figures are significantly higher, with the total number of new COVID-19 cases averaging between 40,000 and 50,000. Health experts warn that the worst is yet to come and that the US might be about to experience the worst phase of the COVID-19 pandemic yet. Winter could bring a major spike in cases, and the current infection rate in some states is seen as an indication that things will worsen before they get better.
"This winter — this November, December, January, February — could be the worst time in our epidemic," Dr. Peter Hotez said in an interview. "Get ready to hunker down." Hotez is the dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.