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Running Out Of Storm Names, Atlantic Season Goes Greek

Running Out Of Storm Names, Atlantic Season Goes Greek

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Sep 19, 2020

The Atlantic's record-breaking "crazy" hurricane season got a bizarre European remake Friday as forecasters ran out of traditional names and trotted out the Greek alphabet for subtropical storm Alpha.

 US Bans Wechat, Tiktok from App Stores, Threatens Shutdowns

US Bans Wechat, Tiktok from App Stores, Threatens Shutdowns

PERSONAL TECH | By Tali Arbel, Matt O'brien and Matt Ott | Sep 18, 2020

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S.

US Banning Use of WeChat, TikTok for National Security

US Banning Use of WeChat, TikTok for National Security

PERSONAL TECH | By Matt Ott | Sep 18, 2020

The U.S. will ban the downloads of the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat on Sunday, with a total ban on the use of the latter, citing national security and data privacy concerns.

Solace: The App That Supports Transitioning, One Step at a Time

Solace: The App That Supports Transitioning, One Step at a Time

PERSONAL TECH | By Merryn Johns | Sep 17, 2020

A support system, advocacy portal and resource guide, Solace empowers transgender individuals through their transition through a tech-savvy and easy-to-use app.

Sony's New $500 PlayStation 5 Will Launch Nov. 12

Sony's New $500 PlayStation 5 Will Launch Nov. 12

VIDEO GAMES | By Mae Anderson | Sep 17, 2020

Sony's upcoming PlayStation 5 video game console will cost $500 and launch Nov. 12, the company said Wednesday, setting up a holiday battle with Microsoft's Xbox Series X over whose new console will turn up under more trees this year.

Study Hints Antibody Drug May Cut COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Study Hints Antibody Drug May Cut COVID-19 Hospitalizations

SCIENCE | By Marilynn Marchione | Sep 16, 2020

A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet.

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