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CDC may roll out seasonal Covid-19 boosters to protect against variants

As experts grow concerned about a possible Covid-19 surge in the winter, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may roll out seasonal vaccine boosters.

ESPN.com

Rat? Raccoon? Mets' in-game debate causes stir

What was thought to be an incident in the Mets' tunnel between infielders Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil turned out to be simply a commotion caused by a rat in the dugout, according to Lindor and McNeil.

ESPN.com

NBA playoff watch: Lakers, Celtics inch closer to play-in

The Lakers and Celtics keep falling, while the Sixers strengthen their No. 1 seed.

The Verge

Sean Hollister

TiVo’s first Android TV dongle also appears to be its last

Last May, TiVo attempted to muscle in on Roku and Amazon with an HDMI streaming dongle of its own — the $70 TiVo Stream 4K, which traded in the company’s traditional live TV + DVR functionality for the likes of Sling TV, Netflix, HBO and YouTube. It now appears that attempt was so unsuccessful, the company’s planning to abandon its Android TV dongle efforts entirely.

Xperi Holdings CEO Jon Kirchner explained in an earnings call (via Zatz Not Funny) that it no longer feels it can...

Mashable

Joseph Green

Master Microsoft Excel for under £30 with this online class bundle

TL;DR: The Excel Automation Skills for Accounting and Finance Course Bundle is on sale for £21.57 as of May 8, saving you 95% on list price.

You probably know Microsoft Excel as the gold standard spreadsheet software, but in reality, it's much more. 

When it comes to data entry and automation, Excel is actually a major time-saving tool that has the power to streamline business operations and make revenue projections and goals more clear-cut. With this Excel University bundle, you'll be...

Mashable

Joseph Green

Save 99% on this stacked cybersecurity training bundle

TL;DR: The Complete 2021 CyberSecurity Super Bundle is on sale for £50.34 as of May 8, saving you 99% on list price.

With the Complete 2021 Cyber Security Bundle, you can learn crucial cybersecurity skills — or get a solid base if you want to explore a career in the field.

This bundle includes two dozen expert-led courses and over 400 hours of training that will teach you how to keep files and data safe. You'll get lifetime access to each of the courses, so you can learn at your own pace...

Mashable

Joseph Green

Learn to code for free this weekend on Udemy

TL;DR: As of May 8, you can take free online coding courses on Python and HTML from Udemy.

You've probably got big plans for this weekend, right? You're probably seeing friends and family. Going out for a meal. Marching through the great outdoors. Oh, you're not doing any of that? No problem, because we've got the perfect alternative lined up.

As of May 8, you can take free online coding courses on Python, HTML,  from Udemy. All you need to access these free online courses is a set of...

Mashable

Joseph Green

Master Microsoft Excel with these free online courses

TL;DR: As of May 8, you can master Microsoft Excel with free online courses on Udemy.

There are absolutely loads of online courses out there that provide you with the opportunity to learn something new. The problem is that the best courses don't tend to come cheap.

Sometimes it's necessary to spend big on an education in a specialist subject, and we're all for investing in your future, but there is another way. If you're patient and ready to capitalise on an opportunity when it presents...

NYT > Home Page

Emily Schmall and Karan Deep Singh

India's Serum Institute Struggled to Meet Its Covid-19 Vows

The Serum Institute vowed to protect the country from Covid-19 and inoculate the world’s poor, but India’s crisis has pushed it past its limits.

ESPN.com

Reds' Miley no-hits Indians for MLB's 4th no-hitter

Wade Miley pitched baseball's second no-hitter in three days -- and fourth already this season -- leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 win Friday night over the Cleveland Indians.

The Verge

Adi Robertson

Apple is using Itch.io’s ‘offensive and sexualized’ games as a cudgel against Epic

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Shortly before the Epic v. Apple trial, Epic Games made an interesting announcement: it would offer the indie game storefront Itch.io as an app on its own Epic Games Store. The Fortnite publisher was going to trial with the aim of making Apple offer competing app stores on its iPhone and iPad, so the move showed that Epic was willing to open up its own store in the same way.

On the fifth day of court, however, Apple tried to turn Itch.io into a...

CNN.com - Top Stories

Six countries around India are seeing cases skyrocket as the virus puts pressure on their health systems

As India's coronavirus catastrophe worsens, new waves of infections are fast engulfing a growing number of nations across South and Southeast Asia -- with some grappling with their worst outbreaks since the pandemic began.

The Verge

Elizabeth Lopatto

In Epic v Apple, everybody is losing at the game of defining games

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Is Roblox a game or not?

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TechCrunch

Richard Dal Porto

Daily Crunch: A huge fintech exit as the week ends

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BuzzFeed - Latest

Can You Get 8/10 On This IQ Test Simulation?

Your brain better be ready!

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BuzzFeed - Latest

The Oath Keepers Are Facing New Obstacles To Recruit And Raise Money Since The Capitol Riot

BuzzFeed News has gained a rare look inside the controversial organization through financial documents and membership data.

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BuzzFeed - Latest

The Biden Administration Is Allowing Some Families Separated By Trump To Reunite In The US

The Biden administration allowed four families separated at the border by the Trump administration to reunite in the US.

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