Sensor approved for detecting coronavirus heart problems

[ad_1] VitalConnect The COVID-19 pandemic has steered us toward a lot of “new normals,” one of which may be closer monitoring of our vital signs. Apple Watches, Fitbit bands, Omron Heartguides and various glucose monitors are the first wave, but more comprehensive clinical-grade monitoring may have just become more likely.  Now playing: Watch this: Wearable…

US Marshals says prisoners’ personal information taken in data breach – TechCrunch

[ad_1] A data breach at the U.S. Marshals Service exposed the personal information of current and former prisoners, has learned. A letter sent to those affected, and obtained by , said the Justice Department notified the U.S. Marshals on December 30, 2019 of a data breach affecting a public-facing server storing personal information on current…

California turns to vote-by-mail to keep residents safe come November – TechCrunch

[ad_1] California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Friday that his state would issue a mail-in ballot to every registered voter for November’s election. Newsom issued the decision as an executive order in coordination with other California officials. The order will require all county election officials to provide mail-in ballots to voters, but it also provisions for…

Both Defcon and Black Hat, originally scheduled for August, have cancelled in-person events, instead opting to host conferences online (Lily Hay Newman/Wired)

[ad_1] Lily Hay Newman / Wired: Both Defcon and Black Hat, originally scheduled for August, have cancelled in-person events, instead opting to host conferences online  —  For real this time.  Its sister conference, Black Hat, has also been called off.  —  For years, a simple and elegant inside joke has permeated Defcon, the influential hacking…

Best weighted blanket for 2020: Layla, Gravity, Bearaby and more

[ad_1] Weighted blankets might be helpful for far more than just getting a good night’s sleep. By providing deep pressure all over your body, weighted blankets — which are typically between 10 and 20 pounds — promote the production of serotonin, the neurotransmitter that regulates mood, maintains the digestive system and battles insomnia. Weighted blankets are also said…

Sources: Zeus, a long-term corporate housing marketplace, raises $15M from existing investors, halving the company's valuation to ~$110M from December round (Bloomberg)

[ad_1] Bloomberg: Sources: Zeus, a long-term corporate housing marketplace, raises $15M from existing investors, halving the company’s valuation to ~$110M from December round  —  – Housing startup raises $15 million at about $110 million value  — Raised new money from backers CEAS, Initialized and Soros [ad_2] Source link

Praying mantises will save us all from murder hornets

[ad_1] Seeng a praying mantis nibble on the brains of a murder hornet is both gruesome and gratifying. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET If you haven’t heard about murder hornets invading the US, you probably are living an innocent, “insect nightmare”-free existence under lockdown. Some of the rest of us are wondering when murder hornet…