coronavirus

Cape Cod’s Largest Hospital Gets Bitcoin Donations Worth $800K

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>One of Cape Cod’s largest hospitals received two bitcoin donations this year totaling $800,000 in value. The Massachusetts-based not-for-profit medical centre (NPO), Cape Cod Healthcare, explained that an anonymous donor donated $400k last Friday and the NPO received a $400k bitcoin donation last month as well.</strong> Cape Cod Healthcare Gets $800K in …

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Darknet Market Joker’s Stash Retires After Raking in $1 Billion in Cryptocurrencies

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>One of the largest darknet marketplaces for selling identity data and stolen credit card information, Joker’s Stash retired last month after making off with a cool $1 billion in cryptocurrencies. Weeks ago, U.S. and European officials seized some of the web portal’s servers tied to Joker’s Stash site, but were unable to …

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China refused to hand over key data to WHO team probing pandemic’s origin

Enlarge / Liang Wannian (2nd L) and Peter Ben Embarek (3rd R) both members of the WHO-China joint study team, shake hands after the WHO-China joint study press conference in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, Feb. 9, 2021. Getty | Xinhua News Agency The Chinese government failed to share key data on early COVID-19 cases …

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Spotify will let employees work from almost anywhere

The shift to working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic will be a temporary one for many companies, but like Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft, it seems Spotify is embracing remote work for the long haul. It announced a Work From Anywhere program, through which it will allow employees to set up shop pretty much wherever …

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CDC study backs mask doubling with exposure to risky particles down 83%

Enlarge / Self-sewn protective face masks in a fabric store on April 3, 2020, in Jena, Germany. Getty | Jens Schlueter With the pandemic still raging and several dangerous variants looming, many experts have suggested doubling up on masks. Now, a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doubles down on that …

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Scary 22% vaccine efficacy in South Africa comes with heaps of caveats

Enlarge / Vials in front of the AstraZeneca British biopharmaceutical company logo are seen in this creative photo taken on 18 November 2020. Getty| NurPhoto Dismal preliminary data on AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa—where the B.1.351/ 501Y.V2 coronavirus variant is spreading widely—lead the government there to rethink its vaccination rollout and raised further international …

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Zoom’s meeting room features help you safely return to the office

Zoom There will come a time when it’s safe to return to the office, and Zoom wants to ease your concerns once you’re inside. It’s rolling out Zoom Rooms updates that help you minimize contact with others in meeting rooms and beyond. It starts at the front desk — a Kiosk Mode (above) lets a …

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Apple is temporarily closing more stores due to COVID-19

Apple Apple will temporarily close more than 20 of its retail locations in Georgia, North Carolina and Texas as coronavirus cases continue to climb in those states. In an update on its website first spotted by Bloomberg, the company indicates five Apple Stores in Georgia, five in North Carolina and about a dozen in Texas …

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Android COVID-19 tracking apps are experiencing loading issues

Paresh Dave / reuters Apps that use the Android Exposure Notifications System are currently experiencing loading issues. The Android apps, which track the spread of COVID-19 via Bluetooth, are taking longer to load and carry out exposure checks, according to The Verge. Google’s engineers are attempting to resolve the issue, which is reportedly affecting all …

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