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Second stimulus check from the IRS: Would you qualify? The story today

Second stimulus check from the IRS: Would you qualify? The story today

Esto también se puede leer en español.Don't show this againIf Congress does approve a second stimulus check, will you get one? That's all part of a debate this month in Washington.If you met the requirements to receive a under the passed in March, you might be fantasizing about receiving the Washington is talking about-- assuming Congress approves another package in 2020. (.)But it isn't clear yet who exactly would qualify for more stimulus money. There's been talk of making more people eligible for an extra round of stimulus funds, but also discussions that could limit future IRS checks to...

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NASA Perseverance rover and its epic Mars mission: Everything you need to know

NASA Perseverance rover and its epic Mars mission: Everything you need to know

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againNASA is returning to the surface of Mars with a fancy new rover and a daring helicopter.Perseverance rover hopes to answer our biggest burning question about Mars history: ?The dry, dusty Mars we know today was very different in the deep past. Humanity's latest rover is making a beeline for an area of Mars that was once home to a lake, a perfect place to look for signs of ancient microbes.Since Sojourner in 1997, NASA has sent a succession of increasingly sophisticated wheeled explorers to Mars. Perseverance is the latest and...

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How to watch the 'buck moon' lunar eclipse over the July 4 weekend

How to watch the 'buck moon' lunar eclipse over the July 4 weekend

Esto también se puede leer en español.Don't show this againThere's a partial penumbral eclipse on tap for the US on the night of July 4 and morning of July 5.After the Independence Day fireworks this year, skywatchers in the US may get to enjoy a bonus celestial show. A "buck moon" lunar eclipse is set for the night of July 4 and the morning of July 5, depending on where you are.The eclipse will be visible across most of North and South America as well as parts of southwestern Europe and Africa. This NASA map shows visibility for the globe.  for your specific location. A penumbral eclipse...

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Parler: The Twitter alternative for conservatives

Parler: The Twitter alternative for conservatives

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe service has even caught the attention of President Donald Trump.permanently booted in 2018 for violating the site's rules against hateful conduct. But that didn't stop the right-wing provocateur from finding an alternative platform. That year, Loomer joined a new social media app called Parler, where she now has more than 574,000 followers. Loomer, who's also barred from and its photo service Instagram, describes herself in all capital letters as the "most banned woman in the world" on her Parler profile.  Twitter permanently...

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Fastest-growing black hole devours about one sun every day

Fastest-growing black hole devours about one sun every day

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe yawning void known as J2157 eats stars like ours for breakfast. Perhaps every breakfast.The fastest-growing black hole known to humans is astonishingly large, and apparently very, very hangry, according to new research from an international team of astronomers. "The black hole's mass is also about 8,000 times bigger than the black hole in the center of the Milky Way," in a release.To localize it even further, the yawning void, , is 34 billion times the mass of our sun and consumes the equivalent of one sun each day.  "If the...

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What Trump's Twitter feed looks like

What Trump's Twitter feed looks like

We and our partners use cookies to understand how you use our site, improve your experience and serve you personalized content and advertising. Read about how we use cookies in our and how you can control them by clicking . By continuing to use this site, you accept these cookies.AcceptRejectUpdate ConsentCNET spent a week monitoring the feed of tweets from the 46 accounts that President Donald Trump follows.Social media offers you a river of information and updates catered to your tastes and preferences. It's not unusual to follow people who share your beliefs and political views. But for...

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Hertz bankruptcy turns into $11B standoff in court over used car fleet - Roadshow

Hertz bankruptcy turns into $11B standoff in court over used car fleet - Roadshow

The rental car giant and its creditors don't agree on what will become of its nearly 500,000 vehicles.While  triggered a , the rental company still holds a master lease for nearly 500,000 vehicles -- some $11 billion worth. What becomes of them will be decided in court, and the decision could have major implications. Wednesday the 494,000 used vehicles are tied to a master lease, further tied to Hertz's asset-backed securities. Typically, when a company with this type of ABS files for bankruptcy, the entity must accept or reject the master lease. That's not what Hertz wants to do in this...

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Space calendar 2020: Never miss another launch again

Space calendar 2020: Never miss another launch again

Here's everything significant happening on the launch pad and beyond the atmosphere.Ah, 2020. When we look back on you, there's going to be one word we use to describe your never-ending barrage of grim news: unprecedented. Unprecedented bushfires. An unprecedented pandemic. Unprecedented levels of misinformation. Unprecedented lockdowns. Unprecedented warming in the Arctic. Unprecedented economic devastation. It can be hard to find positives in a year when every month feels like a decade. But in space, there have been many admirable achievements. Unprecedented, you might say.  took...

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Twitter removes image from Trump tweet for violating copyright policy

Twitter removes image from Trump tweet for violating copyright policy

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Facebook shared user data with developers after access should have expired

Facebook shared user data with developers after access should have expired

Esto también se puede leer en español.Don't show this againThe social network says it fixed the problem.said Wednesday that it shared user data with thousands of developers even after access should have expired. The social network said it fixed the issue, but the mistake allowed an estimated 5,000 developers to continue receiving user data for a longer time than expected. In 2018, said that developers would no longer have access to user data if the person hadn't use the developer's app for 90 days. People can use their Facebook account to log into various apps, which provides developers...

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Apple's 5G iPhone is still expected to launch this year despite coronavirus, report says

Apple's 5G iPhone is still expected to launch this year despite coronavirus, report says

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe report says Apple's next-gen smartphone may still face delays due to COVID-19, but it's less likely.For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the .fans largely know what to , from its likely new colors to its capabilities. What they're not as sure of is the launch date.The iPhone maker was among the first companies to raise the alarm about the pandemic that's  and killed more than half a million. In February, Apple warned that the coronavirus , and would likely disrupt its business....

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This robot quickly disinfects spaces using UV-C light

This robot quickly disinfects spaces using UV-C light

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againIt neutralizes around 90% of surface microorganisms.Disinfecting spaces such as warehouses is especially critical during the , but doing so while keeping workers safe can be challenging. So MIT's  came up with a solution: use a  and neutralize aerosolized forms of coronavirus. Through a collaboration with  and the , CSAIL mounted a custom UV-C lamp on an Ava Robotics mobile robot base. The lamp neutralizes around 90% of surface microorganisms, according to CSAIL. The robot is initially operated by a remote user and subsequently...

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Even the coronavirus can't stop 5G's momentum

Even the coronavirus can't stop 5G's momentum

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe next-generation wireless faces a few speed bumps with the global pandemic, but we're still seeing phones launch and coverage expand.For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the .This was supposed . Huge swaths of the world would be blanketed with coverage. Every major handset maker -- including -- would offer a wide variety of . After years of hype and last year's early deployments, consumers would finally start to enjoy the benefits of the super-fast wireless technology in a real...

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Watch this epic NASA 10-year time-lapse video of our sun's fiery adventures

Watch this epic NASA 10-year time-lapse video of our sun's fiery adventures

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Facebook and Google should audit algorithms that boost fake news, say UK Lords

Facebook and Google should audit algorithms that boost fake news, say UK Lords

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againDemocracy is under threat from a "pandemic of misinformation," warns a report published by a UK parliamentary committee on Monday.The global has left governments, the and citizens reeling, not just from the devastating effects of the virus, but from the slew of misinformation that has accompanied it. How best to tackle the spread of false information , especially with regard to just how much responsibility the tech platforms hosting it bear.In the UK, the House of Lords Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee published a...

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NASA findings boost theory that Jupiter moon Europa is a top spot to check for alien life

NASA findings boost theory that Jupiter moon Europa is a top spot to check for alien life

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againA new model suggests Europa's hidden ocean could be very lively.Swimming could turn out to be the most common way of getting around in our solar system.  NASA researchers say new modeling shows the interior ocean of Jupiter's moon Europa should be able to support life. It's long been suspected that the , which lie beneath its icy shell and are heated by tidal motion or some element of the moon's subsurface geology, might be habitable.From the lab to your inbox. Get the latest science stories from CNET every week.The underrated...

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Lunar loo ideas? NASA wants you to design a toilet for missions to the moon

Lunar loo ideas? NASA wants you to design a toilet for missions to the moon

Esto también se puede leer en español.Don't show this againGot an idea for the ultimate lunar loo? You could cash in by helping NASA design a toilet that works in microgravity and on the moon.If you could create a toilet worthy of space travel, what would it look like? is preparing to and it needs help developing a new way for astronauts to go about their business on their journeys to the lunar surface and back.  asking for ideas for the ultimate space toilet with the . The winner of the space toilet challenge could win $35,000 (approximately £28,000, A$51,000) for the top concept. From the...

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Stimulus check 2: Will you get a second $1,200 payment from the IRS? The update so far

Stimulus check 2: Will you get a second $1,200 payment from the IRS? The update so far

We and our partners use cookies to understand how you use our site, improve your experience and serve you personalized content and advertising. Read about how we use cookies in our and how you can control them by clicking . By continuing to use this site, you accept these cookies.AcceptRejectUpdate ConsentIf the Senate and House can agree to send another economic stimulus payment to you -- and that's not guaranteed -- this is what we're hearing about how much money might actually arrive.For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the .Will Congress...

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Apple is locking down a network channel that can leak your private data

Apple is locking down a network channel that can leak your private data

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againApple's approach lets browsers and other apps, too, use encrypted DNS technology on the company's devices.will take advantage later this year of new technology that protects an important type of network communication called DNS. It's part of a broader movement to build into internet technology like email and the web that initially sent sensitive data unprotected. , looks up the numeric internet addresses needed to communicate with online sites we know by human-readable names like cnet.com or wikipedia.org. Loading a website,...

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Google collects a frightening amount of data about you. How to find and delete it now

Google collects a frightening amount of data about you. How to find and delete it now

Esto también se puede leer en español.Don't show this againGoogle now auto-deletes data, but only for some users, and only after a year and a half. You can do better.collects a staggering amount of personal data about its users -- far more than you might even realize. The company records every search you perform and . Whether you have an  or an Android, , the route you use to get there and how long you stay -- . When you look closer at everything Google knows about you, the results can be eye-opening, and maybe even a little unsettling. Thankfully, there's something you can do about...

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Rugged phones no longer look like rocks

Rugged phones no longer look like rocks

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againCNET editors pick the products and services we write about. When you buy through our links, we may get a commission.Rugged phones are coming into vogue as they get slimmer or offer cool new features.It's 2020 and you're still putting a cheesy $15 cover on your $1,000 phone, making a mockery of the millions of dollars that and spent to engineer it. Rugged that don't need cases aren't new, but usually looked like parts that fell off a dump truck. Now a new breed of durable phones is here with some combination of slimness, elegance...

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Facebook will bar more hateful content in ads as boycott picks up steam

Facebook will bar more hateful content in ads as boycott picks up steam

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe company will also start labeling some posts that violates its rules but are left up because of newsworthiness.CEO said Friday that the social network will start labeling content it finds newsworthy but would violate its rules. Facebook will also bar a wider category of hateful content in ads, a move that comes as major brands pull ads from the social network in protest. The labeling doesn't apply to content that suppresses voting or incites violence, which Facebook said it will remove even if it comes from politicians....

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Why tech made racial injustice worse, and how to fix it

Why tech made racial injustice worse, and how to fix it

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againCNET editors pick the products and services we write about. When you buy through our links, we may get a commission.Ruha Benjamin shares research from her book Race After Technology, as part of our Now What series.A month ago today, George Floyd was killed when a Minneapolis police offer put his knee on Floyd's neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds while Floyd pleaded that he couldn't breathe. That's led to a global outcry for people, communities and governments to reexamine long-standing issues around racial injustice. And the tech...

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Boston votes to ban government use of facial recognition

Boston votes to ban government use of facial recognition

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againIt's the largest city on the East Coast to ban the technology.Boston joined cities like San Francisco, Oakland, California, and Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Wednesday in passing a vote to ban facial recognition technology for municipal use. It's the second largest city in the US to ban facial recognition, after . The ordinance passed unanimously and will prevent the capital city from using facial recognition technology or obtaining software for conducting surveillance using the technology. Entertain your brain with the coolest...

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