Trump’s plotting for a pre-election vaccine carries real dangers for your health

Hellen Wadman

The Trump administration is plainly counting on a vaccine for COVID-19 becoming approved by the Nov. 3 election, in the expectation that news of the discovery will inspire a tide of public optimism that will sweep Trump to reelection.

Here’s a more judicious counsel about how you should be reacting to the administration’s push for rapid approval of a vaccine: Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Premature approval of a COVID-19

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The best monitor arms for desk-mounting your display

Hellen Wadman

If you spend any time working on your computer at a desk, a monitor arm is an essential piece of equipment that will streamline your workflow and keep your space ergonomic and tidy. Not only can an arm lift your display off a surface, freeing the desktop up for other uses and reducing wire clutter, but it also brings the screen to a comfortable height and allows you the flexibility

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Semiconductor stock Skyworks could be best way to play 5G rollout

Hellen Wadman

Semiconductor stocks have suffered losses this week as part of the broader tech sell-off, but one trader is betting on a recovery and eventual breakout in one name.

Todd Gordon, managing director of Ascent Wealth Partners, is betting on Skyworks Solutions, which largely makes cellphone chips, as a play on the 5G rollout.

“They’re trying to diversify away from just mobile phones and into the Internet of Things, specifically 5G.

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Ocean City’s Dolan Grisbaum to swim for Boston University | Atlantic City Sports News

Hellen Wadman

Ocean City High School swimmer Dolan Grisbaum was impressed by the coaches and the academics of Boston University in conversations and during a July visit.

Seeing the campus helped, too.

Grisbaum, a 17-year-old rising senior and Ocean City resident, has committed to attend the university and will swim for the Terriers’ NCAA Division I program.

“It’s certainly humbling and overwhelming, but it’s definitely exciting,” said Grisbaum, a first-team Press All-Star

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Your guide to a trio of new trackers

Hellen Wadman

Fitbit has a trio of new devices, each one aimed at providing you with varying levels of health information and insight. In some cases, that means new types of information we haven’t seen in a wearable as of yet. Take the new Fitbit Sense, which has a dedicated EDA (that stands for “electrodermal activity”) app that measures your body’s reaction to stress. Something we think we can all use and

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Rivian to test its electric pickup’s ‘adventure’ capability in Rebelle Rally

Hellen Wadman

Rivian is going to test its claim that its R1T electric pickup is adventure-capable in the Rebelle Rally next month.

Ever since coming out of stealth mode with their electric vehicles, Rivian made it clear that they are targeting people who get the most out of their trucks: People who like to go on adventures.

They specifically call their R1T pickup and R1S SUV “electric adventure vehicles.”

Rivian already tested

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World’s fastest internet speed recorded at 178TB/s

Hellen Wadman

(Pocket-lint) – For those of us living on more mortal planes, an internet speed anywhere over around 50MB/s can feel seriously nice – you don’t have to worry about pages loading slowly, and you can handily power most streaming services at high resolutions.

As it turns out, though, we’re all playing with baby toys compared to what researchers are achieving in labs. A team at University College London (UCL)

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The Marine Technology Society announces its 2020 award recipients

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IMAGE: The Marine Technology Society has announced its 2020 Award Winners. The diverse field of individual recipients have distinguished themselves in their work, through technological accomplishment, volunteer service, or mentorship. In…
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WASHINGTON, DC– The Marine Technology Society has announced its 2020 Award Winners. The diverse field of individual recipients–students, young professionals, and career professionals–have distinguished themselves in their work, through technological accomplishment, volunteer service, or mentorship.

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Amazon gets into health tracking now with wearable gadget, challenges Apple & Fitbit

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Los Angeles: Amazon.com Inc. introduced a wearable fitness gadget called the Halo Band, entering the market for health monitoring devices dominated by Apple Inc. and Fitbit Inc.

The wrist band uses what Amazon describes as artificial intelligence software to monitor a range of personal wellness metrics, from physical activity to sleep and even mood. The device’s features include 3D scans for body fat and voice-tone

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Beware of computer vision syndrome amid the COVID-19 pandemic – Health

Hellen Wadman

The COVID-19 epidemic has been going on for six months in Indonesia. The government has implemented policies such as large-scale social restrictions (PSBB), physical distancing, contact tracing and the establishment of emergency hospitals to overcome and reduce the spread of the coronavirus. 

Due to the pandemic, we have been forced to spend a lot more time at home, both for school and/or work. Inevitably, the use of gadgets continues to

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The Versatile Bag Line Upcycled from Plastic Bottles in Ocean Ecosystems

Hellen Wadman

It’s all too easy to think of summer travel that could’ve been: that rafting trip planned with your crew, the yearly pilgrimage to Chicago’s Riot Fest, flying across the country to surf, the list goes on. Someday we’ll be there again, whining about overbooked flights and mishandled luggage along the way. Until then, we need to make the most of the end of summer and fall with the adventures reachable

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The High Risk Heroics Behind Making Sure You Get New Gadgets This Fall

Hellen Wadman

For as long as consumer electronics have been tied to the holiday season cycle, engineering heroism is what got those devices on shelves. There is incredible pressure to deliver high quality devices, in abundant quantity, on schedule in order to meet revenue targets. To make it happen, engineers become heroes: last-minute flights, all-nighters, hand carries, and strokes of genius are all baked into these epic deliveries. I was an

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More Zegna Than Brooks Brothers

Hellen Wadman

In 1914, brothers Alfieri, Ettore and Ernesto from Bologna, Italy founded a company that bore their family name: Maserati. In 1926, they produce their first original automobile, the Tipo 26. Over the next century, the company produces race cars, sports cars, luxury coupes, sedans and convertibles — some memorable, some forgettable. In 1966, Maserati unveils the Ghibli, a two-door sports car designed

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AI device for nursing homes can monitor elderly residents using radio waves

Hellen Wadman

AI device for nursing homes can monitor elderly residents’ precise movements using radio waves and call for help if needed

  • The device bounces radio waves around a room to look at objects and movement
  • When it detects movement it bounces the signal back to the mounted sensor 
  • Artificial Intelligence analyses the data to create a constant picture of activity
  • The team say this could be used in care home to
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Melania Trump’s Lime RNC Dress Provided the Internet With the Perfect Green Screen

Hellen Wadman



Donald Trump, Melania Trump are posing for a picture: During Thursday's final night of the 2020 Republican National Convention, Melania Trump wore a lime green dress by Valentino that got the internet moving on making memes, and using her dress as a green screen. The results are what you would expect.


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During Thursday’s final night of the 2020 Republican National Convention, Melania Trump wore a lime green dress by Valentino that got the internet moving on making memes, and using her dress as a green screen. The results are what you would expect.

On August 10, 2012, Melania Trump tweeted out one of the internet’s finest gems—a photo of a smiling beluga whale with

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NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research

Hellen Wadman

While approximately 20% of the seafloor has been mapped to modern standards, only about 5% of the ocean has actually been explored.

Sometimes menacing, sometimes serene, there’s still so much to be learned about our ocean and what lies beneath its surface. Image courtesy of Art Howard, Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration, NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2019 Southeastern U.S. Deep-sea Exploration. Download image (jpg, 9.9 MB).

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Best Batman gadgets of all time

Hellen Wadman

Batman is known as the ultimate ‘man with a plan’ – an ultra-prepared, impeccably skilled, unflappably cool crimefighter who always has the right tool for the job.

And when we say tools, we mean the arsenal of groovy gadgets Batman keeps stashed away for just the right occasion – from Batarangs, to grappling hooks, to Bat-shark repellent and beyond – some of which are just as iconic as the Caped

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Intel’s DAOS tops the IO500 speed challenge for HPC storage

Hellen Wadman

Intel’s Distributed Application Object Storage (DAOS) object storage system – now open-sourced, but developed to make use of its super-fast Optane storage – came out top this summer in the IO500, which measures high-performance computing (HPC) hardware, software and file system combinations against each other.

DAOS arrived in 2015, and is an object storage system designed around Intel’s 3D Xpoint Optane technology, which provides something approaching the high-speed access capabilities

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How to Add a Second Monitor to Your MacBook

Hellen Wadman

This is how to add a second monitor to your MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or MacBook. These are all great portable computers, and when you are at the office or at home you can upgrade your productivity with a second display.

You can easily add a monitor to your MacBook to get more space to do work. This works with all MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro screen sizes, and

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Conexon debuts at No. 325 on Inc. 500 fastest-growing private company list, with three-year revenue growth of 1,400%

Hellen Wadman

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Rural fiber-optic network design and construction management leader Conexon has earned a spot on the Inc. 500 listing of America’s fastest-growing private companies, with three-year revenue growth of over 1,400%. The company debuted as No. 9 within the telecommunications industry and No. 325 overall. Within Missouri, Conexon was ranked as the 4th fastest-growing private company.

Conexon recently marked its

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