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Bose Sleepbuds II give snooze-focused relaxing earbuds a second try

Bose Sleepbuds II give snooze-focused relaxing earbuds a second try

Bose has launched its second-generation Sleepbuds II, taking another attempt at the soothing night-time earbuds. Promising more comfort and better noise-masking compared to the first-generation Sleepbuds, this new model should hopefully also avoid the persistent battery issues that forced Bose to discontinue the originals and refund all owners.

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Hand sanitizer recalled because it’s not “Edible Alcohol”

Hand sanitizer recalled because it’s not “Edible Alcohol”

Bottles of hand sanitizer were voluntarily recalled this month because of a major label mistake. At some point in the design / pre-press process, the latest batch of Leafree Instant Hand Sanitizer Aloe Vera was labeled as "EDIBLE ALCOHOL." This substance should not have been labeled as edible, as it is not safe to ingest.

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Apple Fitness+ subscription uses Watch, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV for health

Apple Fitness+ subscription uses Watch, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV for health

There's a new subscription service from Apple called Apple Fitness+ that's centered on the Apple Watch. This service utilizes the sensors and the display powers of the Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV to deliver an all-encompassing health and fitness service. It'll be available soon in the USA, UK, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, and Australia.

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The CDC just rewrote the US airport rules for COVID-19 travel

The CDC just rewrote the US airport rules for COVID-19 travel

New rules concerning who can enter the US during the COVID-19 pandemic have been rolled out, with the CDC tearing up its old policy and replacing it with one that focuses less on coronavirus screening. The updated process kicks in on September 14, 2020, and will end enhanced entry health screening for passengers arriving in the US from countries with known COVID-19 hotspots.

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Distance Learning will force you to learn one vital skill

Distance Learning will force you to learn one vital skill

In the Fall of the year 2020, students will learn how to troubleshoot on a computer. This is a skill that they'll use for the rest of their lives. Because of the way one must learn how to work with a computer, and fix issues with a computer, they'll become familiar with the way our modern, connected, technology-infused world must be handled if they want to be successful. Students are going to need to learn how to turn it off and turn it back on again.

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iOS 13.7 and Android bake in COVID-19 exposure notification to speed up tracing

iOS 13.7 and Android bake in COVID-19 exposure notification to speed up tracing

Apple and Google are launching the second stage of their digital COVID-19 exposure notification system, baking the technology into iOS and Android. Currently, though both platforms support digital contact tracing - and can monitor proximity regardless of whether a person is using an iPhone or an Android device - it requires a separate app in order to work.

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CDC Director gives flu shot warning – and a big COVID-19 prediction

CDC Director gives flu shot warning – and a big COVID-19 prediction

Flu season vaccinations may already be available, but the CDC's Director has cautioned against being too eager to get the shot, amid ongoing concerns that influenza and COVID-19 could cause a perfect storm of sickness this winter. Speaking on a call, CDC chief Dr. Robert Redfield advised against immediately getting a flu shot, while doubling-down on recommendations that could not only help prevent coronavirus but influenza too.

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Phonak Audéo Paradise Review – Next-gen hearing aids

Phonak Audéo Paradise Review – Next-gen hearing aids

While the audio world might be obsessing over noise-canceling earbuds, Phonak just unveiled what could well be one of the most advanced medical hearables so far. The next-generation Paradise hearing technology is the heart of the company's new Audéo Paradise hearing aids, complete with a whole new chipset, motion sensor, speech enhancer, tap control, personalization, and last but by no means least, true multi-device connection to any Bluetooth enabled devices. These are about as far from your grandparents' hearing aids as you can imagine.

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Mutant mosquitoes approved to help Florida fight dengue and Zika

Mutant mosquitoes approved to help Florida fight dengue and Zika

750 million genetically-modified mosquitos will be released in Florida, as a project to use the mutant bugs to try to control dengue fever, Zika, and other diseases gets the green light. The controversial Oxitec project was granted EPA approval earlier this year, but it was only this week that local regulators gave the go-ahead to the trial.

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Pharmacists can now vaccinate children 3-18 in all 50 states

Pharmacists can now vaccinate children 3-18 in all 50 states

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an amendment to the PREP Act that allows pharmacists to administer vaccines to children in all 50 states. This update to the PREP Act (Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act) was a third amendment made on August 19, 2020. This authority has several requirements which must be met before vaccinations can be ordered and/or administered.

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CDC drops bombshell on COVID-19 immunity after infection assumption

CDC drops bombshell on COVID-19 immunity after infection assumption

People recovering from COVID-19 should not assume they automatically have three months of immunity from reinfection, the CDC has warned, after misleading reports suggested those recovering from coronavirus would be naturally resistant to catching it again. The caution follows misinterpreted guidance by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about when COVID-19 retesting should be carried out.

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COVID-19 symptoms timeline details the order to watch out for

COVID-19 symptoms timeline details the order to watch out for

New research pinning down the likely order in which COVID-19 symptoms appear could help identify potential new cases faster, scientists claim, particularly in situations where people are uncertain whether they are in fact infected. Effective triaging of new coronavirus cases has proved difficult during the growing pandemic, in part because many people infected with COVID-19 show only mild symptoms or no symptoms whatsoever.

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