Pfizer Plans to Seek FDA Approval of a Covid-19 Booster in August

Pfizer is looking to fast-track approval for a third booster
dose of its covid-19 vaccine and will request emergency authorization from the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration in August, Pfizer research head Mikael Dolsten said in a
Thursday interview with Bloomberg.

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Source: io9 – Pfizer Plans to Seek FDA Approval of a Covid-19 Booster in August

Windows 11 Is the Overhaul Microsoft Needed

Today Microsoft announced the next big chapter for its ubiquitous operating system: Windows 11 is here, and while there’s some awkwardness to work out (specifically in the way Microsoft is handling Android app integration), Windows 11 feels like the big facelift Microsoft really needed.

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Source: io9 – Windows 11 Is the Overhaul Microsoft Needed

Windows 11 Is the Overhaul Microsoft Needed

Today Microsoft announced the next big chapter for its ubiquitous operating system: Windows 11 is here, and while there’s some awkwardness to work out (specifically in the way Microsoft is handling Android app integration), Windows 11 feels like the big facelift Microsoft really needed.

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Source: io9 – Windows 11 Is the Overhaul Microsoft Needed

Windows 11 Is the Overhaul Microsoft Needed

Today Microsoft announced the next big chapter for its ubiquitous operating system: Windows 11 is here, and while there’s some awkwardness to work out (specifically in the way Microsoft is handling Android app integration), Windows 11 feels like the big facelift Microsoft really needed.

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Source: io9 – Windows 11 Is the Overhaul Microsoft Needed

Reducing Stress Can Sometimes Reverse Gray Hair, Study Finds

Researchers at Columbia University and elsewhere say they’ve found a way to track the graying of a person’s hair over time. It’s a discovery that also suggests stress really can turn people’s hair gray or white, and that relieving this stress can then turn the color back on, at least up to a certain point.

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Source: io9 – Reducing Stress Can Sometimes Reverse Gray Hair, Study Finds

Chinese Mountain Cat Is Fully Wild Despite Its Cuddly Appearance, DNA Shows

An intrepid team of biologists embarked on an extensive genetic survey of Chinese cats to determine the true identity of the Chinese mountain cat, an enigmatic feline that inhabits a swath of the Tibetan Plateau. It turns out that the creature is its own wildcat subspecies—Felis silvestris bieti—and, despite its…

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Source: io9 – Chinese Mountain Cat Is Fully Wild Despite Its Cuddly Appearance, DNA Shows

Workhorse Is Taking the USPS to Federal Court Over Lost Mail Vehicle Contract

The electric vehicle startup Workhorse filed a complaint in federal court on Wednesday challenging the U.S. Postal Service’s decision to award a 10-year, multibillion-dollar vehicle manufacturing deal to a defense contractor earlier this year.

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Source: io9 – Workhorse Is Taking the USPS to Federal Court Over Lost Mail Vehicle Contract

Revisiting Mass Effect After I Came Out: A Trip In and Out of the Closet

Video games give us a chance to live out fantasies beyond imagination—becoming magical heroes, traveling distant galaxies, owning a house. But they also give us a chance to see ourselves, exploring aspects we might not be as comfortable doing so in our real lives at a given moment. Mass Effect was one of those games…

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Source: io9 – Revisiting Mass Effect After I Came Out: A Trip In and Out of the Closet

Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Metalocalypse, and The Venture Bros. Are All Getting New Movies

Some of your favorite weird, unforgettable animated shows are coming back in a major way. Adult Swim just announced it’s producing feature length films based on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Metalocalypse and The Venture Bros.

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Source: io9 – Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Metalocalypse, and The Venture Bros. Are All Getting New Movies

The Forever Purge's First Trailer Exposes the Movie's Fatal Flaw

Although there have been about a million Purge movies (and a TV series), I believe The Forever Purge is the first to explore the revolutionary idea that even though all crime is legal for one day, what if some people didn’t stop Purging when the day was over? What if some people decided to keep committing crimes when…

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Source: io9 – The Forever Purge’s First Trailer Exposes the Movie’s Fatal Flaw

Netflix's Wish Dragon Trailer Looks a Lot Like Aladdin Ball Z

Finding a wish-granting dragon in a teapot seems a lot easier than summoning a wish-granting dragon by collecting seven Dragon Balls. Or so it seems in Wish Dragon, a new animated movie from Netflix about a young man who stumbles upon his own extremely genie-esque dragon.

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Source: io9 – Netflix’s Wish Dragon Trailer Looks a Lot Like Aladdin Ball Z

Regina King Is Set to Direct a Bitter Root Movie Adaptation

Courteney Cox teases her return to the Scream franchise. LeVar Burton is joining the CW’s Tom Swift spinoff in the weirdest way. Jensen Ackles prepares to head to The Boys. Plus, what’s coming on The Flash, and AMC has tapped itself a new moon-set sci-fi adventure. Spoilers, away!

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Source: io9 – Regina King Is Set to Direct a Bitter Root Movie Adaptation

Spiral's Ending Almost Saves a Gross But Bland Saw Sequel

There’s good news and bad news when it comes to Spiral: From the Book of Saw. The good news is you don’t need to rewatch any of the eight previous Saw films to completely understand what’s going on here. The bad news is, devoid of that dense mythology, the film lacks a much-needed identity and originality. The ending…

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Source: io9 – Spiral’s Ending Almost Saves a Gross But Bland Saw Sequel

Castlevania's Final Season Gets There, in the End

There’s a moment roughly halfway through Castlevania’s final season when, at the height of an arduous, suitably bloody, and rather fantastic fight sequence, one character yells at another “This is about Dracula, isn’t it!?” And… that’s it. That’s the show, for better and worse, as Netflix’s Castlevania cracks its…

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Source: io9 – Castlevania’s Final Season Gets There, in the End

Untitled Earth Sim 64 Asks: What Would You Do if the World Was a Simulation?

Imagine learning all of a sudden that your suspicions are on target, and the Earth as you know it is actually a computer simulation. Absolutely nothing is real. What would you do? That’s the question posed by sci-fi comedy short Untitled Earth Sim 64.

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Source: io9 – Untitled Earth Sim 64 Asks: What Would You Do if the World Was a Simulation?

If You Didn't Watch These Indiana Jones 4K Ultra HD Trailers You Chose… Poorly

Okay, admittedly, unlike the Holy Grail, watching these Indiana Jones movie trailers celebrating the franchise’s long-awaited jump into 4K ultra high-definition is not going to grant you eternal life, but boy howdy do they look good.

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Source: io9 – If You Didn’t Watch These Indiana Jones 4K Ultra HD Trailers You Chose… Poorly

Open Channel: Which Monster Movie Bug Should Inherit the Earth?

Over the course of the next few weeks, billions of cicadas will emerge from the ground to swarm across chunks of the eastern U.S. to eat, mate, sing, and remind everyone what a powerful force insects can be en masse. Though there’s a certain majesty to cicada swarms whenever they burst out of the earth, they can also…

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Source: io9 – Open Channel: Which Monster Movie Bug Should Inherit the Earth?

Amazon's Sci-Fi Anthology Solos Clones Anthony Mackie and Shoots Helen Mirren Into Space

“We all feel alone in different ways,” says Morgan Freeman in this new trailer for Solos. “In feeling alone, we are somehow all together.” That seems as perfect a thesis statement for Amazon Prime’s upcoming TV series as possible.

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Source: io9 – Amazon’s Sci-Fi Anthology Solos Clones Anthony Mackie and Shoots Helen Mirren Into Space