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With President Trump expected to nominate a Supreme Court pick sometime this week, Pelosi is considering ways to prevent a vote on the nomination.
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Lawmakers across the political spectrum praised judicial icon "RBG," who died Friday at the age of 87 due to complications from cancer.
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Fears that the government may force people to pay for a Covid-19 test are mounting, HuffPost UK understands. It comes after the government’s test and trace service was plunged into fresh chaos this week, with demand far outstripping supply. Health secretary Matt Hancock, who introduced new lockdown measures in the north-east on Thursday, has faced criticism for suggesting people without symptoms are putting pressure on the service. Speaking on the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme on Friday, he said: “I shouldn’t be surprised, as a Conservative and a trained economist, if you make something free and easily accessible then demand often exceeds supply.”He has also hinted in the Commons that “when you have a free service it’s inevitable that demand rises”, sparking concern that new charges could be introduced. Shadow health minister Justin Madders told HuffPost UK he feared people may be forced to pay for a test privately. He said: “We wouldn’t want to see worried people desperate for a test pushed into paying vast sums for costly tests from those profiteering in the private sector.“The testing system is in meltdown. And when testing breaks down, tracing breaks down and infections rise. It is now more urgent than ever that ministers fix testing now.” A new rationing system has been introduced, which sees health workers, the clinically vulnerable and care home residents put at the front of the queue for tests. But, when pressed about the pressure on NHS Test and Trace, Hancock told MPs on Wednesday: “I don’t deny that it is an enormous challenge and when you have a free service it’s inevitable that demand rises.“The challenge is to make sure that we prioritise the tests we have as a nation to those who most need it.”On Friday, he refused to rule out a time-limited second national lockdown after the R rate jumped above 1.0 last week and the daily case count hitting almost 4,000 on Wednesday. Pictures emerged of large queues at testing sites on Thursday and there has been a flurry of reports that the government website is regularly running out of tests. Dido Harding, the head of NHS Test and Trace, was told at a Commons committee hearing on Thursday that she had failed to prepare for the rush, despite ministers frequently warning a second wave was always a possibility. Harding claimed no-one foresaw a peak in demand, but admitted: “Plainly we don’t have enough testing capacity.”When asked whether the government had plans to introduce charging for tests, Downing Street sidestepped the question on Thursday. A spokesperson said: “I’m not aware of any plans to introduce charging.”Related... Are Ministers Spreading The Covid Blame Again, This Time To The Public? No Staff To Swab Dozens Who Turned Up At North East Coronavirus Test Site Revealed: Here's Who Is Actually Running NHS Test And Trace
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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek addressed employee concerns about "The Joe Rogan Experience" in an all-hands meeting on Wednesday, sources told Vice.
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Biz is not going to make any impact in core areas – but there's much more to life than HR, supply chains, accounting, analyst tells us ServiceNow, the workflow company home to humble-bragging CEO Bill McDermott, on Wednesday launched a package of tools to help organizations scratch an itch incumbent management software suites may not be able to reach.…
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Canon revealed two new cameras today, both with the ability to instantly print stickers of images they’ve captured. One goes by the name Canon IVY CLIQ+2, the other is called IVY CLIQ2. That’s not confusing at all, is it? These “instant camera printer” devices will work with a new sort of pre-cut circle sticker paper, too. IVY CLIQ+2 (connects to … Continue reading
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Virgin Media combines 4G and fixed line services to keep customers connected.
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Market analyst Jeffrey Halley said markets have priced in the "FOMC will be extremely dovish even if they upgrade their GDP forecasts."
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Wallenius Marine is a shipbuilding company out of Sweden, and it has announced a unique sailing vessel called the Oceanbird. The ship is a car and truck carrier with a capacity of 7000 cars. The major difference between Oceanbird and other vehicle carrying ships is that the wind powers Oceanbird. Most will envision a massive ship with giant sails, but … Continue reading
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Living in a digital age makes it almost too easy to accumulate clutter in the form of files, especially given how small these files can be. That’s true for files you keep locally on your laptop or phone but cloud storage still comes at a cost, even if it’s offered for free. To ensure you don’t run out of space … Continue reading
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US agencies aren't patching publicly known exploits in time — and hackers are taking advantage of that to successfully breach government systems.
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Apple Apple has announced the Apple Watch SE, a successor to the three-year-old Apple Watch Series 3. The device starts at $279; cellular models start at $329. It’s available this Friday, but you can order it today. The model shares some of the features of the new Apple Watch Series 6, including built-in accelerometer, gyroscope, and always-on altimeter, as well as sleep tracking and hand-washing detection. Cellular models can be used to make emergency calls, even internationally, with the Emergency SOS feature. The SE doesn’t seem to have an always-on display, which was a highlight of the Series 5. The watch uses the S5 System in Package (SiP) and dual-core processor, which Apple says will allow for up to two times better performance than we... Continue reading…
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The GMC Hummer EV will get its big reveal on October 20, the automaker has confirmed today, rebooting the iconic nameplate but adding some new features that the original, gas-guzzling Hummers never had. It’s been a later-than-expected announcement for the all-electric SUV, with General Motors’ initial intention of an earlier debut in 2020 yet another casualty of what’s been a … Continue reading
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Apple started the trend of truly wireless earbuds with the AirPods in 2016. Since then, a lot of companies have made wireless earbuds with a design somewhat inspired by Apple‘s buds. If you’re not a stickler for detail, chances are that you would mistake another company’s buds with AirPods. And the US Customs made the same mistake. Earlier this morning, the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) tweeted that it had seized 2,000 counterfeit Apple AirPods worth nearly $400,000 at John F. Kennedy International Airport. However, the twist in the tale was that these were legitimate buds from OnePlus. Weird thing… This story continues at The Next Web
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This week it’s become apparent that the first few reports of a broken back panel on Google Pixel 3 devices weren’t isolated incidents. If you believe your Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 3 XL is thicker today than it was when you first obtained it – now’s the time to take action. An expanding battery is NOT a small … Continue reading
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Forty prototypes, premium materials, and a no-nonsense design has made Everlane's underwear line among the best we've ever tried — even years later.
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The Ulefone Armor 9 is one of the best flagship rugged smartphones the brand has released in a while and as such it has received ... The post Ulefone Armor 9 Official Camera Review: Camera Performance gets Tested appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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The speculation about Huawei’s Kirin chip is making waves again. It’s customary for Huawei to unveil its latest Kirin chip at the IFA conference every ... The post Yu Chengdong: Huawei has no way to produce chips – a big lesson for us appeared first on Gizchina.com.
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T-Mobile has detailed its plans to roll out free internet access to US students, with the promise of wireless hotspots and low-cost tablets or laptops. Part of the carrier’s pre-Sprint-merger promises, the so-called “Project 10Million” will see T-Mobile supply data and subsidized devices as it attempts to tackle “the homework gap.” It’s a topical problem as increasing numbers of young … Continue reading
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How Mediatonic developers found the perfect balance for their wobbly runaway hit
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Pitch your startup at Startup Arena Pitch Battle.
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We got an in-depth look at Samsung's latest foldable phone but sadly there were no appearances by BTS this time.
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The TrueLimb is the flagship model from Unlimited Tomorrow that relies on muscle sensors to execute the intended movements.
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Review: Hilary Swank heads to Mars as a NASA astronaut with Earthly baggage.
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Optical illusions can be a useful tool for studying how we see stuff, but it’s hard to uncover just how they work. Unless, that is, you show them to flies.
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But Ireland’s helping with $4.9bn tax benefit from IP shift VMware has posted another pandemic-defying quarter and said it would have better if its customers had been able to go to their offices, especially in the Americas.…
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The Making of The Witcher is a new documentary about how the show was made.
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Facebook Reality Labs will show audiences the future of Oculus, Spark AR, Facebook AR and Portal later this year.
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