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You Can Go Back to the Office—You Just Need a Virtual-Reality Headset

Sometimes, when I’m sick of being boxed in on the video-chat checkerboard, I slip into my 3-D holographic self and wander, like a floating digital ghost, in search of colleagues. Sometimes we meet in a virtual conference room overlooking the mountains. Sometimes we just chat in an elevator to nowhere. . Sure, I’m physically in…

Millions of Rapid Covid-19 Tests to Be Distributed in the U.S.

Now Playing 9/28/2020 5:31PM      At a Monday press conference, President Trump announced that the federal government would distribute 150 million rapid coronavirus tests in the coming weeks, to vulnerable populations and states to help open economies and schools. Photo: Mandel Ngan/Getty Images Up Next Editor Picks Shelf 2:05 Anthony Fauci on What It Will Take…

Cindy McCain Joins Biden Transition Team Advisory Board – The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—Cindy McCain, the wife of the late GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona, is joining the board of Joe Biden’s presidential transition team, becoming the second Republican to sign on to formally advise the Democratic nominee as he plans for his possible presidency. Mrs. McCain endorsed the former vice president last week, calling Mr. Biden…

Hacker Releases Vegas Students Info After Officials Don’t Pay Ransom…

A hacker published documents containing Social Security numbers, student grades and other private information stolen from a large public-school district in Las Vegas after officials refused a ransom demanded in return for unlocking district computer servers. The illegal release late last week of sensitive information from the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, with…

Disney Sells Ad-Tech Firm TrueX to Gimbal – Wall Street Journal

Walt Disney Co. has sold TrueX Inc., an advertising-technology company it absorbed as part of its $71.3 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets in 2019, to Gimbal, a company that provides location-based technology and ad services. Financial terms of the deal weren’t announced. Gimbal, the customer-facing name of PaeDae Inc., paid less than $100…

Cyber Daily: TikTok’s Future Remains Unclear | Amazon’s Home Drone Prompts Privacy Worries –...

Sept. 28, 2020 10:20 am ET | WSJ Pro Good day. An eleventh-hour ruling blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to ban TikTok downloads in the U.S. The popular video-sharping app says it plans to continue its discussion with the U.S. government to reach an agreement. Other news: Russian pleads not guilty in scheme to invade Tesla’s…

Russia’s Embrace of Lukashenko Puts the West on Alert – The Wall Street Journal

Russia’s tightening embrace of embattled Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is raising concerns at NATO that the balance of military power in the alliance’s weak northeast corner could tip further in the Kremlin’s favor. Western capitals have lambasted Mr. Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus for 26 years, for declaring himself the winner of a disputed election…

Patients Seek Surgery to Combat Major Covid-19 Risk Factor: Obesity

Eliza Henderson has been thinking about getting surgery to shrink her stomach and help her lose weight for more than a year. At age 48, she’s 5-foot-3 and weighs 232 pounds, giving her a body-mass index of 41, well over what the National Institutes of Health defines as obese. “I just never wanted to take…

What’s It Like Inside Empty NFL Game?

Foxborough, Mass. I wanted to see it for myself. Actually, I wanted to hear it: real-life, consequential, NFL-variety professional football, played in an empty stadium, as in really, really empty, count-the-crowd-on-your-fingers-and-toes empty—the ultimate socially-distant 2020 sports scenario, owing to, well, you know why. The situation. I don’t have to explain. Everyone knows what’s up. My…

Stocks Open Higher as Traders Bet on Volatile Election Season – The Wall Street...

U.S. stocks rose Monday, recovering some ground after four consecutive weeks of declines. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 319 points, or 1.2%, in morning trading. The S&P 500 rose 1.1%, while the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite climbed 1.2%. The gains came as investors said last week’s selloff was overdone. “There’s...
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