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Doctors think coronavirus can attack the heart directly

Doctors think the novel coronavirus might affect the heart directly in some COVID-19 patients. The virus might be damaging the heart even in patients who do not suffer from heart disease. → Read More


The WHO wants coronavirus vaccines to be widely available ASAP

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that coronavirus vaccine and cure research is advancing at “incredible speed.” The WHO will soon announce an initiative to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines will be widely available in the future. → Read More


Bill Gates-backed coronavirus vaccine enters human trial phase

A novel coronavirus vaccine that received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has begun human trials. The INO-4800 DNA vaccine from Inovio has shown promise in preclinical trials, and the conclusions of the Phase 1 study will be ready this summer. → Read More


Scientists might be able to tell which coronavirus cases will be fatal

Researchers have examined the detailed medical records of 85 patients who died in Wuhan of COVID-19, looking for commonalities. They searched for comorbidities, symptoms, and test results that could indicate a poor coronavirus prognosis. → Read More


Xbox Series X will have a huge price advantage over the PS5

Microsoft isn't ready to announce the Xbox Series X price, but the company will sell the new console through its Xbox All Access subscription plan. → Read More


New leak shows the iPhone 12 Pro’s purported design

A new iPhone 12 leak shows the phone’s purported design, including changes to the notch, the rear camera, and the home screen. The iPhone 12 Pro is expected to feature a LiDAR sensor on the back in addition to three regular cameras. → Read More


Marvel’s first Phase 4 shows on Disney+ might still launch in 2020

Disney just announced the new schedule for its MCU Phase 4 films, with Black Widow set to premiere on November 6th instead of The Eternals. Phase 4 also features eight series that will premiere on Disney+ and tie directly into the six films. → Read More


New iPhone 12 leak reveals all four upcoming models

A series of iPhone 12 leaks suggests Apple will have four new iPhone 12 models in stores this year. All four handsets are expected to feature smaller notches, 5G support, and A14-series chips. → Read More


Scientists have found another potential coronavirus cure

Researchers discovered an anti-parasitic drug can kill the novel coronavirus in 48 hours in lab tests. Ivermectin hasn't been tested on COVID-19 patients, and human trials are mandatory to determine whether the drug is efficient and safe at fighting SARS-CoV-2 after infection. → Read More


New study says coronavirus can survive up to 7 days on a face mask

A pair of new coronavirus studies looking at the virus’s ability to survive on different surfaces reveals that traces of SARS-CoV-2 were found on face masks for up to seven days after contamination. → Read More


Google Maps has another new feature to help during coronavirus lockdown

Google Maps now highlights nearby restaurants that deliver food or offer takeout on the map. The feature should make it even easier to find local places that are still open for business during the novel coronavirus pandemic. → Read More


This potential new coronavirus vaccine is a fingertip-sized patch

A new coronavirus vaccine candidate might deliver its payload via a fingertip-sized patch made of sugar microneedles infused with a critical SARS-CoV-2 component. Researchers are targeting the virus's spike protein that allows it to latch onto human cells during infection. → Read More


Xbox Series X release might be delayed

The Xbox Series X launch hasn't been delayed because of the coronavirus, but things are still in flux, Microsoft's Phil Spencer said. The safety and security of Microsoft teams and the quality of the product come first, so the COVID-19 pandemic could still alter the original launch plans for ... → Read More


Microsoft offers free Skype video chat as Zoom’s privacy nightmare continues

Skype’s Meet Now free video calling tool could be a great alternative to Zoom as the latter is scrambling to fix a slew of security and privacy issues. Microsoft’s video conferencing app can be used without an account or app downloads and provides free, unlimited video calls. → Read More

Rep. Chris Smith: China's deception on coronavirus – here's how to hold their leadership accountable

A recent intelligence community report confirms that disinformation began as early as November, when China misreported the seriousness of the disease. → Read More


How hospitals may choose who lives and dies of coronavirus

Severe COVID-19 cases often require intubation and a mechanical ventilator for the patient to breathe, and he or she could be on a machine for weeks before being able to breathe unassisted again. → Read More


Iceland’s early coronavirus testing model shows 50% of cases have no symptoms

Iceland's coronavirus testing campaign stands out as the country started aggressive COVID-19 screening months ago. Iceland is testing all patients who are at risk or show symptoms, and anyone else who wants to get tested. → Read More


5 tips for using coronavirus masks (and how to make your own)

The CDC is now recommending the use of cloth masks in public settings in an attempt to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus. Cloth face coverings may not be as effective as surgical masks or N95 respirators, but the general public should avoid buying medical-grade masks, which are in ... → Read More


Bill Gates risking billions on new factories for 7 coronavirus vaccine candidates

Bill Gates said in an interview with Trevor Noah that his foundation will invest billions of dollars in building factories for seven vaccine candidates for the novel coronavirus. → Read More


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Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. → Read More