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US has a “very serious” problem with Covid-19 vaccine uptake

Vaccines are by far the most powerful tool available against the coronavirus, protecting people from getting seriously ill, being hospitalized, and dying from the virus. Unlike many less developed countries, the US has enough doses to vaccinate everyone as well as the necessary infrastructure to support the rollout. The problem: not everyone wants the shot. …

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Garmin Edge 1040 (with Solar) In-Depth Review

Garmin Edge 1040 (with Solar) In-Depth Review

With Garmin’s introduction of the Edge 1040 Series they’ve become the first bike computer to not only add solar panels to it, but also add multiband GNSS, dramatically increasing the accuracy of the GPS tracks – especially in tougher conditions. Beyond that the company has added a slate of long-asked for upgrades, including things like …

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Smartphones must have common charging port by 2024, E.U. says

Smartphones must have common charging port by 2024, E.U. says

Placeholder while article actions load The European Union will require all new smartphones and tablets sold within its borders to have a common charging port by the fall of 2024 — and laptops by 2026 — under a new provisional agreement, pushing technology companies such as Apple to fall in line with other smartphone makers …

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I had to travel to four cities to find baby formula. American parents are desperate | Blair Hayse

How did I spend a recent afternoon? I spent it traveling to four different cities to find a canister of formula for my baby. Gone are the days of simply dashing to the local market, located a couple of miles from my house, to grab the formula. Instead, I have to carve out about six …

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The Apple Watch now has a new mystery, thanks to watchOS 9

The Apple Watch now has a new mystery, thanks to watchOS 9

There’s been something that’s bugging me for years about the Apple Watch, specifically the way it’s used as a training tool for running. It’s safe to say that Apple’s timepiece has been on an upward trajectory regarding its run-tracking prowess over the years. After all, the first incarnation didn’t even have GPS on board, so …

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No, you're not going crazy - package sizes are shrinking

No, you’re not going crazy – package sizes are shrinking

It’s the inflation you’re not supposed to see. From toilet paper to yogurt and coffee to corn chips, manufacturers are quietly shrinking package sizes without lowering prices. It’s dubbed “shrinkflation,” and it’s accelerating worldwide. In the U.S., a small box of Kleenex now has 60 tissues; a few months ago, it had 65. Chobani Flips …

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What’s Really Going on with Revolving Consumer Credit?

What’s Really Going on with Revolving Consumer Credit?

Beyond some of the iffy stuff in the headlines today. By Wolf Richter for WOLF STREET. Revolving credit balances in April, not seasonally adjusted – so the actual dollar balances – were $1.04 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve this afternoon. This includes credit card balances, personal loans, etc., and was up by only 2.6% from April 2019. …

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Stocks Rebound; Tesla's New Battery Supplier Is Its Top Rival

Stocks Rebound; Tesla’s New Battery Supplier Is Its Top Rival

Dow Jones futures fell slightly overnight, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures. The stock market rally had a strong response Tuesday to another Target (TGT) earnings warning, rebounding from early lows to close higher. X China EV and battery giant BYD (BYDDF) will supply batteries to Tesla (TSLA), a BYD executive said Wednesday …

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HoloLens leader Alex Kipman to leave Microsoft in mixed reality reorg after report on ‘toxic’ behavior

HoloLens leader Alex Kipman to leave Microsoft in mixed reality reorg after report on ‘toxic’ behavior

Alex Kipman, Microsoft technical fellow, led the company’s HoloLens mixed reality team. (File Photo) Microsoft is splitting its HoloLens mixed reality group and parting ways with Alex Kipman, the leader of the group who was the subject of a recent Insider story that cited him as an example of “toxic” behavior inside the company. The …

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A big 32-hour workweek test is underway. Supporters think it could help productivity

A big 32-hour workweek test is underway. Supporters think it could help productivity

More than 3,300 workers in the U.K. are participating in the largest pilot of the four-day workweek. The experiment will last six months as researchers track how people respond to having an extra day off. Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images More than 3,300 workers in the …

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