Day: April 23, 2021

Officials lift pause on Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Federal officials said that the United States should resume use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, which has been on pause since April 13th. The company updated the fact sheets about the vaccine for doctors and patients to include information about the risks of clots. Vaccinations with the Johnson & Johnson shot could start …

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Bad software sent postal workers to jail, because no one wanted to admit it could be wrong

For the past 20 years UK Post Office employees have been dealing with a piece of software called Horizon, which had a fatal flaw: bugs that made it look like employees stole tens of thousands of British pounds. This led to some local postmasters being convicted of crimes, even being sent to prison, because the …

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Humble Bundle will test limiting charitable contributions to 15 percent

Starting in late May, Humble Bundle plans to test a new store page that will do away with its signature sliders. Since selling its first charity bundle back in 2010, the company has allowed customers to decide how much of what they pay for a collection of games, software or books is split between itself, …

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CDC, FDA lift pause of J&J vaccine after advisors vote in support of use [Updated]

Enlarge / Boxes of Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Florida. Getty | Paul Hennessy Update 4/23/2021 7:00pm ET: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration announced late Friday that the pause on the use of Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine is now lifted. …

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Volvo gets IIHS’ Top Safety Pick Plus for all 2021 models – Roadshow

Every 2021 Volvo is a Top Safety Pick Plus, according to the IIHS. Kyle Hyatt/Roadshow <p class=”speakableTextP1″>If you are a vehicle manufacturer that sells most of your cars to people with families — or anyone, really — then getting your vehicle rated as a Top Safety Pick Plus award by the Insurance Institute for Highway …

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Bitcoin funding rate flips negative after $48K retest — Was it a bear trap?

As Bitcoin (BTC) lost the $52,000 support on April 22, the futures contracts funding rate entered negative terrain. This uncommon situation causes the shorts, investors betting on price downside, to pay fees every 8 hours. While the rate itself is mildly damaging, this situation creates incentives for arbitrage desks and market makers to buy perpetual …

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The world’s ‘most powerful’ tidal turbine is nearly ready to power on

Earlier this week, a company Orbital Marine Power successfully launched its latest tidal turbine. Once it’s connected to the European Marine Energy Centre off the Orkney Islands, the two megawatt O2 will have the capacity to generate enough energy to power 2,000 UK households annually, making it one of the world’s most powerful tidal turbines …

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New 12.9-inch iPad Pro doesn’t support the previous Magic Keyboard

The Magic Keyboard with a 12.9-inch 2020 iPad Pro. Samuel Axon The iPad is suspended in air just above the keyboard. Samuel Axon It’s also a protective case that looks quite similar to the Smart Keyboard from this angle. Samuel Axon It’s a bit thick and heavy. Samuel Axon Here’s the keyboard layout, which mirrors …

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Backdoored password manager stole data from as many as 29K enterprises

Enlarge Getty Images As many as 29,000 users of the Passwordstate password manager downloaded a malicious update that extracted data from the app and sent it to an attacker-controlled server, the app maker told customers. In an email, Passwordstate creator Click Studios told customers that bad actors compromised its upgrade mechanism and used it to …

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PlanB speculates that BTC price fall doesn’t mean the end

Bitcoin’s (BTC) price has declined over the past day or so, falling from highs above $60,000 to below $50,000. That, however, does not necessarily mean the asset’s bull run is over, according to a well-known crypto analyst, PlanB.  “Nothing goes up in a straight line,” PlanB said in a Tweet on Friday. “#Bitcoin has gone …

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