Coronavirus deaths in US top 100,000 Image copyright Reuters The US has passed 100,000 deaths in the coronavirus outbreak in less than four months. It has seen more fatalities than any other country, while its 1.69 million confirmed infections account for about 30% of the worldwide total. The first US infection was reported in Washington state on 21 January. Globally there have been 5.6 million people recorded as infected and 354,983 deaths since the virus emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year. Microsoft's Surface Duo launches with $1,399 price tag Microsoft's dual-screen Surface Duo officially launched on Wednesday, and the device looks to be a multitasking machine with a $1,399 price tag. The American tech company has been reluctant to call the Android-powered gadget a smartphone. Although that's essentially what it is: a pocket-sized device that can be used to call and text people. The smartphone enables you to run different apps on each of the two screens. You can also run the same app across both screens at the same time.
Tech that's so 2020: Why Google, PS5 make our Tech Turkeys list this year Thursday is around the corner, and while many of us will be refraining from traveling for Thanksgiving, USA TODAY will continue our annual tradition. It's time to roll back the clock and look at the top tech turkeys of the year, the products or companies that let us down, big time in 2020. Let's start with Google Photos. The pitch was hard to ignore. Facebook shuts down pro-Trump 'Stop the Steal' group over 'worrying calls for violence' Falsely declaring victory while votes are still being counted, President Donald Trump threatened to ask the Supreme Court to halt the counting of legally cast absentee ballots, which he described as a "fraud." USA TODAY Facebook shut down a fast-growing pro-Trump “Stop the Steal” group calling for "boots on the ground to protect the integrity of the vote” over “worrying calls for violence.” The Facebook group, which attracted more than 350,000 members and nearly 7,000 posts in two days, was being used to organize protests with the rallying cry that Democratic challenger Joe Biden was trying to steal the election. It was named after a hashtag weaponized by President Donald Trump and his allies to boost unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud that could delegitimize a Biden win. “In line with the exceptional measures that we are taking during this period of heightened tension, we have removed the Group ‘Stop the Steal,’ which was creating real-world events,” Facebook said in a statement.
Coronavirus live news: Sweden virus chief says 'we could have done better'; global deaths pass 380,000 Sweden should have done more to combat the coronavirus and prevent a much higher national Covid-19 death rate than in neighbouring countries, the man behind the Public Health Agency’s pandemic strategy said today. Nearly 4,500 Swedes have died in the outbreak, a higher mortality rate than in Denmark, Norway and Finland, and criticism has been growing over the government’s decision not to impose lockdown measures as strictly as elsewhere in Europe. Anders Tegnell, the chief epidemiologist at the Public Health Agency, said that in hindsight Sweden should have done more. “If we were to run into the same disease, knowing exactly what we know about it today, I think we would end up doing something in between what Sweden did and what the rest of the world has done,” Tegnell told Swedish radio. “Yes, I think we could have done better in what we did in Sweden, clearly.” “Maybe we will find this out now that people have started removing measures, one at a time,” he said.
What's going on with the post office? Here's what we know President Trump says he doesn't take any responsibility for the 50,000 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. Also says he won't bail out the USPS. (April 24) AP Domestic WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump offered conflicting statements Thursday about whether he opposes supplementary funding for the U.S. Postal Service, which has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and recently been mired in controversy with its new leadership. Black Friday: Why not save money with a refurbished Samsung Galaxy smartphone, Apple iPhone or laptop? Sure, you can buy the latest iPhone 12 starting at $699, but doesn't a classic iPhone for $200 sound more up your alley? Or why not $849 on a 21-inch Apple iMac, instead of $1,099 for a new one? In other words, instead of spending big money on Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, why not save money on a refurb? In a refurbished product, you won't get the latest technology, but you will get a workable device that didn't need to be thrown away – one that's been cleaned, inspected and repackaged to continue serving customers.
Protests Draw Thousands Over State Stay-At-Home Orders During Coronavirus Pandemic Thousands of cars jammed streets surrounding Michigan's state capitol in protest of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home order. USA TODAY WASHINGTON – Multiple states have seen protests as stay-a-home orders meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus continue. Many protesters were angry about the economic ramifications the restrictions are causing.