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A microneedle patch from a Taiwan tradeshow. A UK company with a U.S. subsidiary will begin phase 1 clinical trials in Switzerland of a microneedle patch COVID vaccine targeting T-Cell response in January of 2022.
UK Company To Begin Microneedle Patch COVID Vaccine Trial in Switzerland
A UK-based health company announced it will begin phase 1 clinical trials of a novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine that utilizes a microneedle patch in Switzerland starting in 2022.  Emergex Vaccines Holding Limited made...
Iceland Comes Up With Parody of Zuckerberg’s Meta Promotional Ad
A couple of weeks back, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the rebranding of the platform into “Metaverse.” In a video, Zuckerberg explained the 3D virtual reality of Metaverse by having himself inserted into computer-generated imagery....
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YouTube Erases Dislike Count, Claims Change Is For ‘Creators’ Sake’
On Wednesday, Nov. 10, YouTube announced it will be removing the dislike count across its platform, citing concerns over creators’ wellbeing, which is, according to some, newspeak for more censorship.  “The dislike button is staying...
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DoD Buys Huge Swaths of Silicon Chips to Keep its B-2 Bomber Airborne
The Department of Defense (DoD) has placed a $2 billion rush order for customized semiconductors for use in the nation’s B-2 stealth bombers and GPS-dependent systems because the production line, responsible for the manufacturing of...
One in Eight Facebook Users are Addicted to the Platform
Billions of people around the world use social media to express themselves, connect with others, and share their experiences. While it does provide users a platform to engage themselves constructively, excessive use of social media...
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US Government Offering $10 Million Reward for Information on Ransomware Group
Ransomware is one of the major security threats faced by organizations around the world. Particularly in the U.S., it has turned into a national security risk as cybercriminals target critical elements of the country’s infrastructure....
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‘Whistleblower’ Frances Haugen Calls Facebook’s Transition to Meta a ‘Distraction’
Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen said Facebook’s recent renaming of its parent company to Meta was born out of profit over safety, calling it a “distraction” while others called the Metaverse project “dead on arrival.”...
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SoftBank Suffers Loss Amidst China’s Tech Crackdown
Tokyo-based investment management company SoftBank Group has announced a net loss for the July-September quarter. This is the company’s first quarterly net loss in a year and a half. Softbank is popular for its Vision...
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How China Stole And Cloned Its Way to Becoming a Military Powerhouse
When in 1949, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) seized power in mainland China, the country, after a long-fought civil war,  was devoid of the means to build up its economy, let alone create a military...