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Netflix Raising US Streaming Prices Amid Booming Growth

Netflix Raising US Streaming Prices Amid Booming Growth

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | Oct 31, 2020

Netflix is raising most of its U.S. prices by 8% to 13% as its video streaming service rides a wave of rising popularity spurred by government-imposed lockdowns that corralled people at home during the fight against the pandemic.

Judge Postpones Trump's TikTok Ban in Suit Brought by Users

Judge Postpones Trump's TikTok Ban in Suit Brought by Users

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien | Oct 31, 2020

A federal judge has postponed President Donald Trump's threatened shutdown of the popular short-form video app TikTok, siding with a Pennsylvania comedian and two other TikTok creators who say Trump's order hampers their free speech.

Delicious Experiences Redefines the Culinary Future, One Virtual Meal at a Time

Delicious Experiences Redefines the Culinary Future, One Virtual Meal at a Time

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 31, 2020

For Delicious Experiences, the possibilities for cooking, mixing, eating, and drinking entirely online are only just beginning.

FBI Warns Ransomware Assault Threatens US Health Care System

FBI Warns Ransomware Assault Threatens US Health Care System

PERSONAL TECH | By Frank Bajak | Oct 30, 2020

Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals could unleash a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. health care system.

Election 2020: Mobilizing the LGBTQ Digital Generation

Election 2020: Mobilizing the LGBTQ Digital Generation

PERSONAL TECH | By Kelsy Chauvin | Oct 30, 2020

If younger LGBTQ Americans transform their passions for issues like climate change, gun control, and racial and gender equality from social media likes into actual votes, voter-turnout records could be smashed in November.

Can Video Games Help You Level Up Your Health?

Can Video Games Help You Level Up Your Health?

VIDEO GAMES | Oct 29, 2020

While nobody is suggesting you trade in your gym membership for a game subscription, it turns out there probably are worse things you could be doing with your leisure time, experts say.

Social Media CEOs Get Earful on Bias, Warning of New Limits

Social Media CEOs Get Earful on Bias, Warning of New Limits

PERSONAL TECH | By Marcy Gordon | Oct 28, 2020

With next week's election looming, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google received a hectoring from Republicans at a Senate hearing Wednesday for alleged anti-conservative bias in the companies' social media platforms.

Love Blossoms Amid Pandemic, TikTok Turmoil for Two Creators

Love Blossoms Amid Pandemic, TikTok Turmoil for Two Creators

PERSONAL TECH | By Leanne Italie | Oct 28, 2020

With love and pranks, Ian Paget and Chris Olsen are among millions of U.S. newbies looking to soak up social media stardom on TikTok.

Scientists Warn Americans Are Expecting Too Much From a Vaccine

Scientists Warn Americans Are Expecting Too Much From a Vaccine

SCIENCE | By Liz Szabo | Oct 28, 2020

The White House and many Americans have pinned their hopes for defeating the COVID-19 pandemic on a vaccine being developed at "warp speed." But some scientific experts warn they're all expecting too much, too soon.

Telemedicine or In-Person Visit? Pros and Cons

Telemedicine or In-Person Visit? Pros and Cons

PERSONAL TECH | By Bernard J. Wolfson | Oct 28, 2020

The COVID-fueled surge has tapered off as patients venture back to doctors' offices. But medical professionals and health experts predict that when the pandemic is over, telehealth will still play a much larger role than before.

Lilly Antibody Drug Fails in COVID-19 Study, Others Go On

Lilly Antibody Drug Fails in COVID-19 Study, Others Go On

SCIENCE | By Marilynn Marchione | Oct 27, 2020

U.S. government officials are putting an early end to a study testing an Eli Lilly antibody drug for people hospitalized with COVID-19 because it doesn't seem to be helping them.

Washington State Discovers First 'Murder Hornet' Nest in US

Washington State Discovers First 'Murder Hornet' Nest in US

SCIENCE | By Nicholas K. Geranios | Oct 23, 2020

Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said.

Oxford Vaccine Trial Continues Amid Death Report

Oxford Vaccine Trial Continues Amid Death Report

SCIENCE | Oct 22, 2020

The University of Oxford says the late-stage trial of its COVID-19 vaccine in Brazil will continue following reports of a participant's death.

Short-Video App Quibi Shutting Down Just Months After Launch

Short-Video App Quibi Shutting Down Just Months After Launch

PERSONAL TECH | By Tali Arbel | Oct 22, 2020

Short-video app Quibi said it is shutting down just six months after its early April launch, having struggled to find customers.

New App Aims to Help Unblock Global Air Travel

New App Aims to Help Unblock Global Air Travel

PERSONAL TECH | Oct 21, 2020

A new smartphone app could make it easier for international airline passengers to securely show they've complied with COVID-19 testing requirements

Next in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

Next in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

SCIENCE | By Lauran Neergaard | Oct 21, 2020

The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging start that has some U.S. pediatricians worried they may not know if any shots work for young children in time for the next school year.

Begin a Successful Career in Azure with the Microsoft Certified Azure  Fundamentals Certification

Begin a Successful Career in Azure with the Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals Certification

SPONSORED CONTENT | Oct 21, 2020

Microsoft Azure provides an ever-growing collection of services that ensure the success of businesses. Moreover, this leads to the opportunity for professionals to build an interesting and rewarding career.

Netflix Reports a Summer Slump in Subscriber Growth

Netflix Reports a Summer Slump in Subscriber Growth

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke and Barbara Ortutay | Oct 21, 2020

Netflix's subscriber growth slowed dramatically during the summer months after surging in the spring fueled by pandemic lockdowns that corralled millions of people in their homes.

In US & UK, Trans Youth Turn to TikTok to Fund Gender Confirmation Surgeries

In US & UK, Trans Youth Turn to TikTok to Fund Gender Confirmation Surgeries

PERSONAL TECH | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 20, 2020

Transgender youths in the United States and Britain are turning to TikTok to help raise the money they need for their gender transitions.

India Holds Digital Fashion Week Amid Pandemic

India Holds Digital Fashion Week Amid Pandemic

PERSONAL TECH | By Manish Swarup | Oct 19, 2020

Unlike a fashion show, the models aren't swaying on a ramp in real life. They are depending on digital technology to rescue their annual extravaganza from the coronavirus pandemic.

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