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BOJ to hold fire, signal willpower to work carefully with Suga’s brand-new cabinet

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan is set to keep monetary policy steady on Thursday and stress its readiness to work closely with the new government led by Yoshihide Suga, who has vowed to do whatever it takes to ease the economic blow from the coronavirus.The BOJ board may also debate how the Federal…

Pulsing signal raises hope for survivor nearly a month on from Beirut port explosion

BEIRUT — A pulsing signal was detected Thursday from under the rubble of a Beirut building that collapsed during the horrific port explosion in the Lebanese capital last month, raising hopes there may be a survivor still buried there.The effort unfolded after the sniffer dog belonging to the Chilean search and rescue team first detected…

Supremes Indicate a Brave New World of Popular Presidential Elections

Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Elena Kagan prior to the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., February 4, 2020 (Leah Millis/Reuters) The Court’s decision in Chiafalo v. Washington seems sure to intensify the partisan fight over the Electoral College’s future. Whither the Electoral College? The Supreme Court…

How to Change to Signal and Bring All your Texts With You

Signal is your best choice for text messaging if security and privacy are your most important priorities. It's growing in popularity and gaining more useful features over time, and it's easier than ever to get your existing messages into Signal—and to move them between phones if you upgrade to a new one.The main appeal of…

Signal: The Advantages And Disadvantages of a Truly Personal Chat App

Signal is having a moment. The pandemic drove unprecedented sign-ups on the encrypted messaging app, as people started communicating more online. Then, nationwide protests over police brutality prompted another round of records. Signal saw about one million downloads world-wide in May, according to analytics firm App Annie. Protesters have...

Now Signal on iOS can firmly transfer your data to a brand-new gadget

It’s now finally possible to transfer your Signal data from one iPhone to another. The encrypted messaging service has launched a new tool that can securely transfer information in case it’s time to upgrade or change your device. All you need for the transfer are your old and new iOS devices — unfortunately, that means…

Signal is including automatic face blurring to assist protesters

Home News (Image credit: Postmodern Studio/Shutterstock) Signal, the open-source secure-messaging app whose encryption protocol is also used by WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger, plans to introduce a new feature to let you quickly blur people's faces when sharing photos with the app."Right now, people around the world are marching and protesting against racism and police brutality,"…

From Person to Signify, the most popular apps show America’s demonstrations

As protests against police brutality have swept across the United States, Americans’ app downloads have shifted. The list of most popular apps right now offers a glimpse into how people are using technology to take action. After the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer last week, people have flocked in record numbers…

Astrophysics Signal Does What The LHC Can not: Constrain Quantum Gravity And String Theory

Photons always propagate at the speed of light and obey the same rules of nature, regardless of... [+] their energy. If certain models of quantum gravity or string theory are correct, photons above a certain energy threshold should decay as they propagate through the Universe. The HAWC collaboration just tested this, and found that no…

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You need Premium to view this Subscribe to Giant Bomb Premium to get access to this and more premium shows, live streams, and podcasts. Get Premium Learn More Jan, Abby, and Ben are back for another round of nostalgia. This time we get down into the science and morals of cloning, dancing in the cafeteria,…

Latasha Harlins’ Death Sustained the 1991 LA Riots. A New Documentary Commemorates Her Life.

Any 1990s news viewer is familiar with the footage of Rodney King being kicked and beaten with batons by four members of the LAPD—it’s been seared into the American consciousness. But that attack wasn’t the only filmed assault that sparked L.A.’s 1992 riots. Just thirteen days after Rodney was beaten, a fifteen-year-old Black girl named…

The Kumiho From Lovecraft County Is Actually Much Scarier in Ancient Mythology

If you haven’t heard—obscure, terrifying monsters from international folktales are in vogue right now. Who could forget 2020’s breakout TV star, The Outsider’s hungry-as-hell creeper, El Cuco? We have A24’s The Green Knight coming up, too, which will most definitely ruin all our Spamalot-esque, rowdy ideas of Arthurian legend. In Sunday night’s episode of HBO’s…

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Appetite for Energy/Tasteaholics Thinking of going on a low-carb diet? Good news: while you need to be more conscious of what you choose to imbibe, there's no need to ditch alcohol altogether. (Cue the sighs of relief.) Yes, some drinks are higher in sugar (and therefore higher in carbs) than others. So while you can’t…

Everything We Know So Far About Season 2 of Euphoria

Season 2 of HBO's Euphoria was supposed to debut in 2020, but COVID put a wrench into things; the series is now expected to begin filming in 2021.Zendaya, who just won an Emmy for Best Lead Actress in a Drama, will return along with everyone else you expect to return (yes, of course Fez will…

HBO’s Watchmen Is Officially Dead (For Now)

HBO's Watchmen showrunner, Damon Lindelof, says he will likely not be returning for a second season.Lindelof told HBO they can move forward without him should they desire to.It’s likely the series will end indefinitely after just 1 season.With Watchmen nominated for more Emmy nominations than any other series this year (26!), fans are likely wondering…