Kevin Truong

Tech news

Scientists Say They Developed a 'Nanobody' That Protects Against COVID-19

The tiny antibodies normally found in llamas and camels may have found a new use: aerosolized prevention and early treatment of COVID-19, according to a new study.
Kevin Truong
8.14.20
Tech news

Researchers Say PDFs Are 'Unfit for Human Consumption'

This won't necessarily be news to anyone who uses a smartphone, but not everyone agrees.
Kevin Truong
8.12.20
Internet

Madewell Now Sells 'Video-Chat-Friendly' Jewelry

For those wanting to look “extra-cute” on their next Zoom call, Madewell has the accessories for you.
Kevin Truong
8.11.20
Tech news

Software Can Recreate 3D Spaces From Random Internet Photos

A new machine learning approach from Google researchers can turn people's tourist photos on the internet into incredibly detailed 3D scenes.
Kevin Truong
8.10.20
Tech news

A Private Equity Firm Bought Ancestry, and Its Trove of DNA, for $4.7B

Blackstone, which says it will not have access to people's data, acquired the genealogy and home DNA testing company from a group of other investment firms.
Kevin Truong
8.7.20
Games News

This 'RollerCoaster Tycoon' Maze Takes Trillions of Years to Complete

The maze will take simulated park guests park 6.6 * 10 ^ 19,758 years to complete. That is a very long time.
Kevin Truong
8.6.20
DoorDash

DoorDash Gives Drivers an Extra $0.78 a Day for Working During Pandemic

The announcement was made in relation to a local ordinance in San Francisco that requires delivery drivers to disinfect high-touch surfaces in their vehicles and be compensated for doing so.
Kevin Truong
8.5.20
catfishing

A Queer Indigenous Professor Who Died of COVID-19 Didn’t Actually Exist

Academic Twitter users made friends with the nonexistent professor, mourned her death, and then discovered they had been catfished.
Kevin Truong
8.3.20
Tech news

Smart Glasses to Become Dumb Glasses a Month After Google Buys Company

Canadian smart glasses maker North announced it was bought by Google on June 30, and now its $600 Focals will be non-functional as of July 31. The company is offering full refunds.
Kevin Truong
7.30.20
Coronavirus

Scientists Just Released a DIY Coronavirus Vaccine Under a Creative Commons License

The citizen scientists, associated with Harvard University, have been testing the vaccine on themselves.
Kevin Truong
7.30.20
direct action

Activists Are Flooding ICE’s New Vigilante Academy With Fake Applications

The agency is offering training in “defensive tactics, firearms familiarization, and targeted arrests.” Activists are encouraging people to flood the application process with fake submissions
Kevin Truong
7.29.20
Tech news

The Republican Coronavirus Relief Bill Would Fund Fighter Jets

The proposed relief package contains some provisions for rental assistance and nutrition programs, and a bucketload of cash to buy military aircraft.
Kevin Truong
7.28.20
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