A Second Potential COVID-19 Vaccine Is Entering Human Testing – This Week in Tech

A Second Potential COVID-19 Vaccine, Backed by Bill and Melinda Gates, Is Entering Human Testing

A new COVID-19 vaccine candidate is entering Phase 1 clinical human testing today, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted an application from Inovio Pharmaceuticals under the regulator’s Investigational New Drug program. Inovio plans to inject its first volunteer test subject with the INO-4800 DNA vaccine candidate it has developed, following promising results from preclinical studies performed on animals that did indicate increased immune response…


San Francisco Film From 1906 Upscaled to 4K Quality Using Neural Networks

This film was shot on April 14, 1906, just four days before the San Francisco earthquake and fire which killed an estimated 3,000 people and destroyed over 80% of the city of San Francisco…


Scientists Debut System to Translate Thoughts Directly Into Text

Researchers say they’ve built a system that can translate brain signals directly into text — a promising step toward a “speech prosthesis” that could effectively allow you to think text directly into a computer…


Scientists Design “Smart Toilet” That Recognizes Your Butt and Analyzes Poop for Diseases

Toilets are a part of our lives that we don’t think about often, and while some nations – particularly, Japan – have upgraded their restroom visits to the next level with heating seats and comforting background noises, the rest of us are content with our sit-flush-leave policy regarding toilets…


Bluetooth Tracker Hits 26 Million Sales and Claims 90% of the Bluetooth Tracker Market

If you find that you’re often scrambling to locate your keys or bag as you’re heading out the door, a Bluetooth tracker can be a lifesaver. Tile Mate (2020) is the one you should attach to your gear. It has a range that’s long enough to cover most homes or workplaces, a loud alarm, and a replaceable battery. And it costs a little less than the top-of-the-line Tile Pro (2020)…


Roku Remote Upgrade: Add Voice, TV Control and More for Just $20

Roku boxes and sticks are the most popular streaming players around. With a selection of channels and apps that includes pretty much all major services, a simple interface and an affordable price range, they have long been a CNET favorite…


Apple and Google Are Building a Coronavirus Tracking System Into iOS and Android

On Friday, Apple and Google announced a system for tracking the spread of the new coronavirus, allowing users to share data through Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) transmissions and approved apps from health organizations…

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