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Changing the Game: How Small Studios and Creators are Raising the Bar for LGBTQ Representation

Changing the Game: How Small Studios and Creators are Raising the Bar for LGBTQ Representation

VIDEO GAMES | By Kate Gray | Sep 4, 2021

The gaming industry is the latest big business to face a diversity reckoning, with independent creators and publishers advocating for LGBTQ inclusion.

 Apple Delays iPhone Photo-Scanning Plan Amid Fierce Backlash

Apple Delays iPhone Photo-Scanning Plan Amid Fierce Backlash

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke And Matt O'Brien | Sep 4, 2021

Apple is indefinitely delaying plans to scan iPhones in the U.S. for images of child sexual abuse following an outcry from security and privacy experts who warned the technology could be exploited.

Rocket 'Terminated' in Fiery Explosion Over Pacific Ocean

Rocket 'Terminated' in Fiery Explosion Over Pacific Ocean

SCIENCE | Sep 4, 2021

A privately designed, unmanned rocket built to carry satellites was destroyed in an explosive fireball after suffering an "anomaly" off the California coast during its first attempt at reaching Earth's orbit.

Stream like the Stars: Keep on Subscribing, Maybe Watching

Stream like the Stars: Keep on Subscribing, Maybe Watching

PERSONAL TECH | By Lynn Elber | Sep 3, 2021

While about a third of households have one subscription, the average number is 3.8, a significant increase from 3.1 in 2020, said Jennifer Chan, the research service's global insight director.

Getting Personal With Booksy

Getting Personal With Booksy

PERSONAL TECH | Sep 1, 2021

A decade ago, the term 'virtual workout' would have had most people scratching their heads but, in 2020, this very much became a thing.

COVID Variants and the Experts Designing a Single Vaccine to Defeat Them All

COVID Variants and the Experts Designing a Single Vaccine to Defeat Them All

SCIENCE | Sep 1, 2021

Given the difficulties encountered in creating a universal flu vaccine, this may seem a tall order. But a number of scientists believe it is possible based on the rapid development of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

J&J: Potential HIV Vaccine Falls Short in Mid-Stage Study

J&J: Potential HIV Vaccine Falls Short in Mid-Stage Study

SCIENCE | Aug 31, 2021

A potential HIV vaccine being developed by Johnson & Johnson did not provide protection against the virus in a mid-stage study, the drugmaker said Tuesday.

Dealing with Mental Health Crisis One Zoom Call at a Time

Dealing with Mental Health Crisis One Zoom Call at a Time

PERSONAL TECH | By Don Babwin | Aug 30, 2021

First responders are turning to technology to cope with the increasing number of mental health issues emerging from 911 calls.

What is a COVID-19 Vaccine Passport, and Do I Need One?

What is a COVID-19 Vaccine Passport, and Do I Need One?

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt O'Brien | Aug 27, 2021

"Vaccine passports" are digital or paper documents that show you were vaccinated against COVID-19, and could help you get into a growing number of places.

Microbiome Startups Promise to Improve Your Gut Health, but Is the Science Solid?

Microbiome Startups Promise to Improve Your Gut Health, but Is the Science Solid?

SCIENCE | By Hanna Norman | Aug 26, 2021

Viome's troubles provide a cautionary tale for consumers in the wild west of microbiome startups, which have been alternately hailed for health breakthroughs and indicted for fraud.

Hot Spots Where Covid Vaccination Lags Push Experimental Antibody Treatment

Hot Spots Where Covid Vaccination Lags Push Experimental Antibody Treatment

SCIENCE | By JoNel Aleccia | Aug 25, 2021

"It's a backwards strategy," says Dr. Christian Ramers. "It's so much better to prevent a disease than to use an expensive, cumbersome and difficult-to-use therapy."

Vivint Proves That Home Security Can Be Smart Too

Vivint Proves That Home Security Can Be Smart Too

SPONSORED CONTENT | Aug 25, 2021

Beyond its daily use, smart home technology is also proving to be a smart real estate investment. But not all products are created equal. Here's a look at some of the most popular smart home products on the market.

OnlyFans Planned Porn Ban Suspended after User Outcry

OnlyFans Planned Porn Ban Suspended after User Outcry

PERSONAL TECH | By Tali Arbel | Aug 25, 2021

OnlyFans says it has suspended a plan to ban sexually explicit content following an outcry from its creators and advocates for sex workers.

'We Sent a Terrible Message': Scientists Say Biden Jumped the Gun With Vaccine Booster Plan

'We Sent a Terrible Message': Scientists Say Biden Jumped the Gun With Vaccine Booster Plan

SCIENCE | By Rachana Pradhan | Aug 23, 2021

The Biden administration's plans to make COVID-19 booster shots available next month has drawn a collective scream of protest from the scientific community.

Adult Performer Josh Moore Lashes Out at Those Laughing at Sex Workers Impacted by OnlyFans Decision

Adult Performer Josh Moore Lashes Out at Those Laughing at Sex Workers Impacted by OnlyFans Decision

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 22, 2021

The economic and emotional fallout from OnlyFans decision to block explicit content from the site after October 1 continues with sex workers most impacted. Adult performer Josh Moore expressed his frustration in a tweet.

Twitter Users Slam OnlyFans' Decision to Ban Explicit Sexual Content

Twitter Users Slam OnlyFans' Decision to Ban Explicit Sexual Content

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 21, 2021

On Thursday OnlyFans, the site where content is shared for profit, content after October 1. On Twitter many call the decision as being based on moral judgment and will hurt sex workers.

China's Mars Rover Soldiers on after Completing Program

China's Mars Rover Soldiers on after Completing Program

SCIENCE | Aug 21, 2021

China's Zhurong Mars rover is soldiering on after completing its initial program to explore the red planet and search for frozen water that could provide clues as to whether it once supported life.

Watch: 'Rainbow Six Siege' Latest Game to Feature Trans Character

Watch: 'Rainbow Six Siege' Latest Game to Feature Trans Character

VIDEO GAMES | Aug 20, 2021

LGBTQ+ representation in gaming has taken another step forward with the introduction of a transgender operator in Ubisoft's "Rainbow Siege Six" — the company's first trans character.

OnlyFans Website to Ban 'Sexually Explicit' Content

OnlyFans Website to Ban 'Sexually Explicit' Content

PERSONAL TECH | Aug 19, 2021

OnlyFans, a site where fans pay creators for their photos and videos, is planning to ban "sexually explicit" content. The ban will start Oct. 1 and is the result of requests from banking partners and companies that handle financial transactions.

Pfizer CEO to Public: Just Trust Us on the Covid Booster

Pfizer CEO to Public: Just Trust Us on the Covid Booster

SCIENCE | By Sarah Jane Tribble | Aug 16, 2021

Pfizer announced its global phase 3 trial on a third dose in mid-July. That trial's completion date is in 2022. Phase 3 results generally are required before regulatory approval.

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