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Vir to extend COVID-19 treatment approach to HIV, malaria with $50M from Gates Foundation

Jan 15, 2022

The Bill Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $40 million in equity investment and $10 million in grant funding to Vir Biotechnology for the development of therapies against HIV and Malaria, Vir announced Friday. San Francisco-based Vir developed the COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment sotrovimab with Glaxo Smith Kline, which the U.S. government has been buying to fight Omicron. The new initiative will extend the treatment approach and includes a clinical trial to test the ability of thera ...read more

Best smartphone deals available right now: January 2022

Jan 15, 2022

ZDNet Shopping for your next smartphone upgrade? There's an abundance of high-performance options on the market, with a generous selection to choose from within every price point. In fact, below we've rounded up the very best smartphone promotions from Apple, Samsung, Google, OnePlus, and more -- all which currently sell for significantly less than the original price. So if you had an ideal smartphone in mind, at least one of these deals should fit right into your budget. Also: Be ...read more

Obamacare deadline is Saturday, and grants boost signups

Jan 15, 2022

For Americans who need health insurance, now is the time to sign up. The end of the 2022 open enrollment period for Obamacare markets in most states is Saturday.So far, a record 14.2 million Americans have signed up for market coverage for this year, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. New grants created by Congress as part of last year’s stimulus bill have temporarily reduced premiums for almost everybody who buys his own insurance. And the Biden administration ...read more

Covid testing: The best at-home rapid test kits

Jan 15, 2022

iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Affordable rapid tests for home or work Jump to details $20 at Amazon BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Self-Test at Home Kit A commonly available rapid test Jump to details $20 at Walmart Cue Health COVID-19 Test Pricey but more advanced and reliable Jump to details $225 at Cue Health $35 at Amazon After nearly two years, one thing is clear: COVID-19  isn't going away anytime ...read more

How Perseverance is dealing with its pebble problem

Jan 15, 2022

The Perseverance rover, currently exploring Mars’s Jezero Crater, has run into a challenge when collecting samples from the planet. It recently attempted to collect a sample from a rock called Issole, but sensors detected an anomaly during the collecting process and the rover had to pause its activities. “This is only the 6th time in human history a sample has been cored from a rock on a planet other than Earth, so when we see something anomalous going on, we take it slow,” wrote Louise Ja ...read more

Caption Competition 174: Raikkonen on the mic | Caption Competition

Jan 15, 2022

Kimi Raikkonen was notorious for being a man of few words during a Formula 1 career that spanned 349 races. But what was the 2007 world champion’s final message during his farewell send off at the Alfa Romeo factory at Hinwil? Can you come up with the best caption for this picture? Post your funniest suggestion in the comments below. A selection of the best will feature in a future edition of the RaceFans Round-up. Advert | Become a RaceFans supporter and Caption Competition Browse a ...read more

Eddie Basinski, who played both infield and fiddle, dies at 99

Jan 15, 2022

Eddie Basinski, a 1940s Brooklyn Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates infielder who, in an unusual combination of abilities, was also a concert violinist, died Saturday in Gladstone, Oregon, near Portland. He was 99 years old.His death, in a care facility, was announced by his son Dave.Basinski was the second-oldest former major league player. George Elder, 100, outfielder for the St. Louis Browns in 1949, is the oldest.Basinski, who had taken classical violin lessons since childhood, played with th ...read more

Life insurance provider Ethos acquires digital wills and estate-planning startup Tomorrow

Jan 15, 2022

Some of Tomorrow’s services, as seen on the company’s website. (Tomorrow Image) Tomorrow, a Seattle startup that helps people set up digital legal wills and trusts, has been acquired by life insurance provider Ethos, the companies announced Thursday. Founded in 2016, Tomorrow’s iOS and web apps offer online estate planning services without the need for a lawyer. The company has seen usage skyrocket since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more than 600,000 users have created leg ...read more

Southwest Airlines just made a confession that may make customers weep

Jan 15, 2022

When you're spreading LUV, you should also spread technology, no? Screenshot by ZDNet I hope you haven't been on a plane during the last few weeks. It's not that I want to stop you from having a good time, visiting family, or seeing your abysmal NFL team squander its chances and stomp on your hopes. It's that many airlines have managed their businesses about as well as I manage to play the ukulele. Thousands of flights have been canceled. Hundreds of excuses have been given. Alright ...read more

The 50 best movies on Netflix right now

Jan 15, 2022

No matter what type of film you’re in the mood for, Netflix has plenty to offer. The streaming service has a library filled with new and classic movies, and it just keeps growing, with new movies coming to Netflix every month. In order to help you decide which film to watch next, we search through the entire collection of films available every week to bring you this list of the best movies on Netflix right now. Breaking Netflix news ... MORE: Netflix increases price in January 2022 Looki ...read more