But the greatest benefit of masking the masses, Cowley and others argue, likely comes not from shielding the mouths of the healthy but from covering the mouths of people already infected. People who feel ill aren’t supposed to go out at all, but initial evidence suggests people without symptoms may also transmit the coronavirus without knowing they’re infected. Data from contact-tracing efforts—in which researchers monitor the health of people who recently interacted with someone confirmed to have an infection—suggest nearly half of SARS-CoV-2 transmissions occur before the infected person shows symptoms. And some seem to contract and clear the virus without ever feeling sick. “If I knew who was asymptomatic and presymptomatic [for COVID-19], I’d … triage the face masks to those individuals,” Monto says. Unfortunately, he adds, “We don’t know who these are.” … [Read more...] about Would everyone wearing face masks help us slow the pandemic?
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That's bad news for Huawei, but it's like a gift to companies like Oppo and Xiaomi, who are also Chinese brands but not involved in Patriot Games like Huawei is at the moment. The two companies also make some really great phones with the latest specs, extras like pop-out cameras and bezel-less displays, and great prices considering the hardware you're holding. Just like Huawei does. The difference is that Oppo and Xiaomi have the Play Store and all the services that go along with it. … [Read more...] about What’s bad for Huawei is good for companies like Xiaomi and Oppo
The Galaxy Tab S6 Lite will come with a 10.4-inch LCD display featuring 2000 x 1200 resolution and S Pen support. It will be powered by Samsung's 10nm Exynos 9611 chipset, which will be coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. WinFuture claims a variant of the tablet with 128GB storage will be available too, although only in certain markets. … [Read more...] about New Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite leak reveals key specs, Tab S6-like design
I bring this up because when Google introduced its new pill-shaped gesture area on Android P's first public beta, it was immediately apparent that Google was not aiming to recreate the simplicity, or even the convenience, of its decade-old three-button navigation scheme. Swiping up does not, in fact, go to the home screen but to the multitasking menu. Swiping up again, and only from that in-between state, reaches the app drawer. Indeed, reaching the home screen requires tapping the pill, something that's not at all obvious from its shape, or from precedent set by Apple and the rest of the industry. … [Read more...] about Android P’s gestures are a jagged pill you should learn to swallow
Last Saturday, OneWeb successfully launched 34 satellites on a Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan. The company has a license from the Federal Communications Commission to launch an initial constellation of 648 low-flying satellites, to provide high-speed internet around the world to homes, boats, and planes all located above the 60th parallel north latitude. Its plans included providing “fiber-like internet” coverage to the Arctic sometime this year. … [Read more...] about OneWeb files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection