Woodstock Wire: NewsTidBits

April 02, 2020

Microsoft Family Safety app will be included in the rebranded Office 365 subscription

Tech -- BGR - Microsoft rebranded the popular Office 365 productivity subscription to Microsoft 365 while keeping the same pricing structure in place.

Microsoft...

April 02, 2020 04:51 PM

Seattle startup Tomorrow sees app usage increase as interest in legal wills surge amid COVID-19 crisis

Tech -- GeekWire - Seattle startup Tomorrow is seeing a surge in activity with its legal will-creating app amid the novel coronavirus outbreak that has...

April 02, 2020 04:48 PM

Google gets serious about podcasts with updated app layout and launch on iOS

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - It seems like Google is finally starting to take podcasts seriously. Last week, Google announced a redesign of the Google Podcasts...

April 02, 2020 04:48 PM

Covid-19 'Arsenal of Health': Automakers Are Building Ventilators, Masks

Tech -- ExtremeTech - Ford's Dave Jacek, 3D printing technical worker, with a prototype of a 3D-printed medical face shield done at Ford's Advanced Manufacturing...

April 02, 2020 04:47 PM

Univ. of Washington studies antimalarial drug's use to head off COVID-19, with Gates Foundation's aid

Tech -- GeekWire - The University of Washington is part of a multi-site study focusing on hydroxychloroquine's effect on COVID-19. (CatherineL-Prod Photo...

April 02, 2020 04:45 PM

Chrome OS 83 is already here in the Developer Channel

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - In the past couple weeks as the world has come to grips with life on this side of the COVID-19 pandemic, we've watched as Google...

April 02, 2020 04:44 PM

Instacart shoppers say company's response to strike demands are 'insulting'

Tech -- TechCrunch - Over the weekend, Instacart outlined its plans to better support shoppers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For starters, Instacart has...

April 02, 2020 04:44 PM

Microsoft previews new Teams family features in broader push to expand Office beyond work

Tech -- GeekWire - Microsoft previewed new family features for its Teams collaboration app.

Microsoft will add new features for individuals...

April 02, 2020 04:42 PM

Everything you need to know about the USNS Comfort, the giant hospital ship in NYC

Tech -- The Verge - At 10AM ET on March 30th, the US Navy's gigantic floating hospital ship,...

April 02, 2020 04:42 PM

Microsoft Teams is coming to consumers - but Skype is here to stay

Tech -- TechCrunch - Microsoft today announced that later this year, it will launch what is essentially a consumer version of Teams, its Slack-like...

April 02, 2020 04:41 PM

Stratolaunch reveals updated fleet, including two hypersonic aircraft and a space plane

Tech -- TechCrunch - High-altitude launch startup Stratolaunch has gone through some changes, but on Monday it revealed design details of two hypersonic...

April 02, 2020 04:40 PM

Stratolaunch resurrects its hypersonic rocket vehicle under a new name: Talon-A

Tech -- GeekWire - An artist's conception shows Stratolaunch's Talon-A hypersonic test vehicle.

Now that it's under new management,...

April 02, 2020 04:37 PM

We should all be wearing masks, China CDC director says

Tech -- BGR - The general director of the Chinse CDC said in an interview that the biggest mistake Europe and US are making when dealing with the novel...

April 02, 2020 04:36 PM

5 things you need to avoid going crazy in coronavirus quarantine

Tech -- BGR - Things are getting exponentially worse in many regions of the United States, and more people are finally beginning to grasp the severity...

April 02, 2020 04:36 PM

Let NASA Bring the Universe to Your Home

Military -- NASA - NASA's new Internet and social media special, NASA at Home, will show and engage you in the agency's discoveries, research, and exploration...

April 02, 2020 04:35 PM

Opera helps provide 120 million users in Africa with official information about COVID-19

Globe Newswire -- Technology - The Norwegian browser developer has introduced an always-on speed dial and a dedicated news channel in the Opera Mini and Opera...

April 02, 2020 04:34 PM

Some Very Cool Retirement Charts

Life -- The Retirement Manifesto - I came across some very cool retirement charts in this Guide To Retirement from JP Morgan and found them fascinating....

April 02, 2020 04:17 PM

Breast density, microcalcifications, and masses may be heritable traits

Life -- EurekAlert - An analysis of a large Swedish cohort revealed that breast density, microcalcifications, and masses are heritable features, and...

April 02, 2020 04:16 PM

The Secret iPhone Feature That Could Save Your Life

Life -- Reader's Digest - iPhone features are constantly updating, sometimes so frequently that it's hard to keep up with them. But there is one function...

April 02, 2020 04:16 PM

Americans Hesitant to Return to Normal in Short Term

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Few Americans would stop practicing social distancing today if it were up to them. Most are inclined to "wait to see what...

April 02, 2020 04:16 PM

Why You Shouldn't Take Money From Your Retirement Account, Even Now

Life -- Lifehacker - The coronavirus relief package that was signed into law last week included relaxed rules for taking money out of your retirement...

April 02, 2020 04:16 PM

Control of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes Guidelines (2020)

Life -- WebMD - 2020 guidelines on infection control and prevention of COVID-19 in nursing homes by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CM

April 02, 2020 04:15 PM

Scientists discover gene that increases risk of Alzheimer's disease

Life -- Neuroscience News - The ECE2 gene has been linked to an increased risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease.

April 02, 2020 04:13 PM

Can't Find Yeast? Grow Your Own at Home With a Sourdough Starter

Life -- Mental Floss - Yeast has become hard to find at grocery stores, but as long as you have water, flour, and time, you can grow your own yeast to...

April 02, 2020 04:10 PM

Klotho and Lina

Life -- NASA Image of the day - Appearing as strings of orange dots, the brightest sets of dots belong to asteroids Klotho and Lina. Both orbit out in...

April 02, 2020 04:09 PM

Retirees, Pick the Perfect Financial Planner

Life -- Kiplinger - When you're trying to get a handle on your money, from investments and savings to figuring out retirement and preparing for your...

April 02, 2020 04:09 PM

Are You Feeling SECURE about Retirement?

Life -- Kiplinger - The SECURE Act has changed a lot of the retirement rules we've been living by for years. Take a look at the most significant changes...

April 02, 2020 04:06 PM

Add a News Ticker to Your Desktop With the Windows News Bar

Life -- Lifehacker - Keeping up with the news is important, but unless you're rocking a news aggregation app, it can be hard to catch up on the most...

April 02, 2020 03:56 PM

Estrogen, Menopause, & Breast Cancer

Life -- Psychology Today - Science says HRT makes life better after menopause. So why are we so afraid of it?

April 02, 2020 03:55 PM

Amyloid formation drives brain tissue loss

Life -- Neuroscience News - Animal study reveals the formation of amyloid plaques drives brain tissue loss and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease....

April 02, 2020 03:55 PM

Discovery of new biomarker in blood could lead to early test for Alzheimer's disease

Life -- Neuroscience News - Increased levels of PHGDH exRNA levels were found in the blood approximately two years before people were clinically diagnosed...

April 02, 2020 03:54 PM

These Weather Apps Are Great Alternatives to the Apple-Owned Dark Sky

Life -- Lifehacker - Dark Sky just announced it has been acquired by Apple, and with the sale come a few big problems for fans of the hyper-local weather...

April 02, 2020 03:52 PM

Individuals taking class of steroid medications at high risk for COVID-19

Life -- Neuroscience News - People who use glucocorticoids, a class of steroids used to treat asthma and arthritis, are at higher risk of developing...

April 02, 2020 03:51 PM

Dolly Parton Is Reading Books From Her Imagination Library to Kids Stuck Inside

Life -- Mental Floss - Dolly Parton has donated more than 100 million books to kids through her Imagination Library program, and now, she's reading bedtime...

April 02, 2020 03:49 PM

New study explores fiscal issues related to NYC teachers retirement system

Life -- Phys.org - The volatility of the financial markets amid the COVID-19 pandemic has significant implications for taxpayer-supported pension systems...

April 02, 2020 03:48 PM

New quantum technology could help diagnose and treat heart condition

Life -- Phys.org - Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a heart condition that causes an irregular and abnormally fast heart rate, potentially leading to blood...

April 02, 2020 03:44 PM

When It Comes to Retirement, Look for a Plan, not a Pitch

Life -- Kiplinger - Pick your plan, and your planner, with your eyes wide open. The ability to dig beneath the surface of a pitch can be a retirement...

April 02, 2020 03:43 PM

Researchers discover molecule's unusual cell-killing mechanism

Life -- Phys.org - Soon after Jake Eaton joined the lab of Stuart Schreiber at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in 2015, the postdoctoral researcher...

April 02, 2020 03:43 PM

What to Do When You Can't Pay Your Bills Due to Coronavirus

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - That pile of bills may suddenly look like a mountain if your income has been affected by COVID-19.

Under normal circumstances,...

April 02, 2020 03:42 PM

Why Panic Buying Is Not Actually Helpful

Life -- Reader's Digest - Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, protective masks, Tylenol, flour and so many other items have suddenly become hot commodities...

April 02, 2020 03:40 PM

Too Many Patients, Too Few Ventilators: How U.S. Hospitals Cope With COVID-19

Life -- WebMD - Intensive care units at besieged hospitals in New York and other cities are taking an "all hands on deck" approach -- recruiting doctors...

April 02, 2020 03:39 PM

U.S. Army Opens Field Hospital in New York City

Life -- WebMD - The field hospital at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan is meant to free hospitals in the city to boost their fight against the...

April 02, 2020 03:38 PM

What Is a Ventilator, Anyway?

Life -- Lifehacker - As we all know, ventilators are in short supply in hospitals around the world-and patients who go into respiratory failure as a...

April 02, 2020 03:46 AM

How to Buy a Laptop for Your Kid-or Revive an Old One

Life -- The Wirecutter - With millions of kids home from school and parents juggling childcare and working from home, many families are finding they...

April 02, 2020 03:45 AM

Experimental AI tool predicts which COVID-19 patients develop respiratory disease

Life -- Neuroscience News - AI model determined three key features that accurately predict subsequent, severe disease in COVID-19 patients. The three...

April 02, 2020 03:45 AM

To Avoid Grocery Shopping, Quarantined Americans Are Reviving Wartime-Era Victory Gardens

Life -- Mental Floss - Victory gardens were originally a way to supplement food supplies during World Wars I and II. Now, Americans are bringing them...

April 02, 2020 03:44 AM

Common Heart Drugs' Risk With COVID-19 Unproven.

Life -- WebMD - Could a blood pressure or diabetes medicine make COVID-19 more severe?

April 02, 2020 03:44 AM

3 Financial Rules You Should Know Before You Retire

Life -- Better After 50 - We are all going to retire at some point in our lives. There are some of us who may retire younger than others, but we all...

April 02, 2020 03:22 AM

Air pollution linked to dementia and cardiovascular disease

Life -- Neuroscience News - Long-term air pollution exposure was associated with a higher risk of dementia. Ischemic heart disease and heart failure...

April 02, 2020 03:22 AM

4 Coronavirus Retirement Savings Rules That Could Bring Relief

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - If you're experiencing financial trouble due to coronavirus, tapping into your 401(k) is about to get less expensive.

The...

April 02, 2020 03:18 AM