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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

Villeneuve: Hamilton must “be aggressive” to reclaim F1 world title

Jan 15, 2022

Read Time:2 Minute, 6 Second Villeneuve won his 1997 championship for Williams following a controversial finale at Jerez, where Ferrari’s Michael Schumacher crashed into him as they battled over the title. Speaking at Daytona, where he was testing ahead of a planned NASCAR Cup Series comeback next month, Villeneuve said the disputed ending to the 2021 F1 season in Abu Dhabi was “good for the sport” as it sets up a narrative for Hamilton to return and avenge his defeat. “It’s go ...read more

Defiant middle order dashes English hopes

Jan 15, 2022

Another day of Test cricket, and another day of England leaving the field with a sense of frustration and resignation. After a brilliant start, fans who've had very little to cheer about may have started to dream of a consolation win in a series from hell, but instead it was advantage Australia as rain halted play just after 9pm AEDT. The phrase 'a good toss to win' can be overused, but it was certainly the case here, Hobart offering one of the greenest tops ever seen on these shores. AS IT HA ...read more

New rule makes thousands of federal inmates eligible for release

Jan 15, 2022

WASHINGTON — Thousands of federal inmates will become eligible for release this week under a rule released Thursday by the Justice Department that allows more people to participate in a program that allows prisoners to earn shorter prison sentences .Under these guidelines, the Federal Bureau of Prisons has begun transferring eligible inmates to supervised release programs, residential rehabilitation centers or home confinement.The rule, along with a department ruling last month that well-behav ...read more