Month: August 2021

RNA vaccines seem to produce very different antibody levels

Enlarge / A phlebotomist draws blood meant for antibody testing. (credit: Frederic J. Brown / Getty Images) We’ve tended to treat the RNA-based vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech as functionally equivalent. They take an identical approach to producing immunity and have a very similar set of ingredients. Clinical trial data suggested they had very similar …

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GM throws LG under the bus as Chevy Bolt production pauses amid recall

(credit: Jeffrey Sauger / Chevrolet) General Motors has lost confidence in battery supplier LG Chem after defective cells from the company caused a string of fires and sparked a massive recall of Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles and electric utility vehicles. The automaker recalled more than 140,000 electric cars and crossovers—every single one that the company …

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MGM releases last trailer for No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s final 007 film

Daniel Craig is back for one last stint as James Bond/007. [credit: YouTube/MGM ] One of the first major films to be postponed due to the pandemic was No Time to Die, Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007. Originally slated for an April 2020 release, the film was first postponed until November 2020 and then …

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Reddit’s teach-the-controversy stance on COVID vaccines sparks wider protest

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | SOPA Images ) Over 135 subreddits have gone dark this week in protest of Reddit’s refusal to ban communities that spread misinformation about the COVID pandemic and vaccines. Subreddits that went private include two with 10 million or more subscribers, namely r/Futurology and r/TIFU. The PokemonGo community is one of 15 …

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Bose launches its latest set of wireless noise-canceling headphones

Bose’s latest wireless noise-canceling headphones: the QuietComfort 45. [credit: Bose ] Bose on Tuesday announced its latest set of wireless noise-canceling headphones, the QuietComfort 45. The new headphones cost $330 and are up for preorder today, with shipping to begin on September 23. A familiar design The QuietComfort line has proven popular for Bose over …

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Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes on trial as jury selection begins

Enlarge / Elizabeth Holmes, founder and former CEO of Theranos, arrives for motion hearing on Monday, November 4, 2019, at the US District Court House in San Jose, California. (credit: Getty | Yichuan Cao) Nearly a decade ago, Theranos touted a revolutionary diagnostic device that could run myriad medical tests without having to draw blood …

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South Korea law forces Google and Apple to open up app store payments

Enlarge / Let’s see, you landed on my “Google Ads” space, and with three houses, that will be $1,400. (credit: Ron Amadeo / Hasbro) South Korea will soon pass a law banning Apple’s and Google’s app store payment requirements. An amendment to South Korea’s Telecommunications Business Act will stop app store owners from requiring developers to …

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Far Cry 6 hands-on preview: Enough issues to make us say “ay, Dios mío”

The trailer for Far Cry 6 featuring a very familiar voice for modern TV fans. Roughly six weeks before Far Cry 6‘s upcoming launch on PC and consoles, Ubisoft elected to unlock the entirety of this first-person shooter’s opening beats for a press-only, hands-on demo. This kind of access differs from the carefully selected “slices” …

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