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I got my COVID-19 vaccine earlier than expected. What the shot is like – CNET

Getting the vaccine made me more grateful than ever for tireless scientists and researchers.  Sarah Tew/CNET <div class=”c-tagMessage” readability=”7.1111111111111″> For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the <a href=”https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019″ rel=”noopener noreferrer nofollow” target=”_blank” data-component=”externalLink”>WHO website</a>. </div> <p class=”speakableTextP1″>Ten minutes after getting the <span class=”link” section=”shortcodeLink”><a href=”https://www.cnet.com/health/not-everyone-will-get-the-exact-same-covid-19-vaccine-what-to-know/”>COVID-19 vaccine</a></span>, I climbed behind …

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ExamSoft’s proctoring software has a face-detection problem

Gabe Teninbaum, a professor at Suffolk University Law School, is calling on ExamSoft to fix a serious bug with its test-taking software: failure to recognize faces. It’s a problem that can delay test takers — or bar them from starting their exams altogether — and per reports, it disproportionately impacts people with dark skin tones. …

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10 Highly-Anticipated VR Games We’re Excited To Play In 2021

This is shaping up to be one hell of a year for VR gaming. 2021 is absolutely packed with exciting releases, from VR adaptations of tentpole franchises to highly-anticipated originals built from the ground up for VR headsets. Whether you’re on the Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, or a SteamVR headset, you’ll find there’s plenty of …

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Verizon extends reach of low-cost broadband program Fios Forward – CNET

Verizon’s low-cost Fios Forward broadband program will be offered to more households that qualify. James Martin/CNET <p class=”speakableTextP1″>Verizon has begun offering its broadband program Fios Forward to low-income households. The service, introduced in April 2020, will be offered to new and existing customers who qualify for the Lifeline government assistance program for as little as …

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Trump signs executive order blocking transactions with Alipay, WeChat Pay, and six other Chinese apps

President Trump has signed a new executive order prohibiting transactions with the companies behind eight Chinese apps, including Ant Group’s Alipay and Tencent’s QQ and WeChat Pay. Transactions will be prohibited in 45 days, according to text of the order shared by Voice of America White House bureau chief Steve Herman on Twitter. Reuters was …

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VR Film ‘Symphony’ Hopes To Introduce Younger Generations To Classical Music

Maestro Dudamel’s ambitious four-year project consists of 100 musicians from 42 countries. Symphony, a new VR film featuring the music of Beethoven, Bernstein, and Mahler, premiered recently in Madrid after roughly four years in development. Brought to us by Gustavo Dudamel, music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Venezuelan-born orchestra director hopes his immersive …

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Bose’s latest sport earbuds won’t block out the outside world

Bose’s latest true wireless earbuds, the Sport Open Earbuds, are designed to keep you aware of your surroundings while you listen. While most other earbuds sit inside the ear canal, blocking out at least some ambient noise, the Sport Open Earbuds instead sit outside it. Bose has officially announced the earbuds a little over a …

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Watch: Alvo VR Shooter PSVR Gameplay With PS Aim Controller

Alvo is a very fast-paced 10-player online VR shooter with influence from non-VR shooters like Counter-Strike that’s planned to hit PSVR first this March, followed by PC VR and Quest with full crossplay across all three platforms. [embedded content] This one has been on our radar for years and it’s finally nearing release now. We …

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AT&T’s ‘secret’ prepaid plan is great for those who don’t need unlimited data – CNET

Here’s how to find one of AT&T’s most affordable wireless plans. It amortizes out to just $25 a month (when paid 12 months in advance). AT&T <p class=”speakableTextP1″>For the last few years, Mint Mobile has courted new customers by offering low rates — but with the stipulation that you have to buy service in bulk, …

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Minecraft Earth Is Ending In June 2021 After Less Than Two Years

Microsoft and Mojang Studios are pulling the plug on Minecraft Earth after less than two years of live service. A post on Minecraft.net announced the AR game will end in June 2021, after having just launched in October 2019. “Minecraft Earth was designed around free movement and collaborative play – two things that have become …

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