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Chromebook users get three free months of Stadia Pro – Engadget

August 1st, 2020

Adele Debuts Wavy Hair & Twins With Beyoncé In ‘Black Is King’ Look – Access

August 1st, 2020

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17 new confirmed deaths, 290 cases due to COVID-19 in Massachusetts, state reports Saturday – The Boston Globe

August 1st, 2020

The death toll due to the coronavirus grew by 17 Saturday, the state reported, bringing the total confirmed dead in Massachusetts to 8,406. Confirmed cases of the disease also grew by 290, and reached a total of 110,077.

A total of 1,193,200 people have been given molecular tests for the virus, including 12,595 new people tested as of Saturday, the state reported.

The seven-day weighted average positive rate for the molecular tests was 2.1 percent Friday. After remaining below percent for much of July, the positive rate returned to that level on July 26, and grew to 2.1 percent on Thursday.


The three-day average of confirmed COVID-19 deaths increased from 13 on Tuesday to 14 as of Wednesday.

Probable deaths from the coronavirus were 220 as of Saturday, and the state reported no new probable deaths because of COVID-19.

Probable cases of the disease total 7,963 as of Saturday, up 138 from a day earlier, according to the state.

The state also reported that 784 new people have been given antibody tests, for a total of 96,964 people tested as of Saturday.

Four hospitals were using surge capacity to treat COVID-19 patients as of Friday, according to the state. That’s up from Thursday, when it was three hospitals.

And the three-day average number of hospitalized coronavirus patients was 361 as of Friday, down from 368 on Thursday.

Due to ongoing delays in the reporting of test results to the Department of Public Health, the case count Saturday “appears higher than usual,” the state said in Saturday’s dashboard report.

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Vietnam reports four new COVID-19 cases; two are imported – MSN Money

August 1st, 2020

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© Reuters/KHAM Measures to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hanoi

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam’s health ministry on Sunday reported four new coronavirus cases, including two locally transmitted and two imported cases.

The Southeast Asian country has registered a total of 590 cases, of which 144 infections are linked to the recent outbreak in the costal city of Danang. Vietnam has recorded three deaths, the health ministry said in a statement.

(Reporting by Phuong Nguyen; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)


This is how you play music from any streaming service on your Amazon Echo – CNET

August 1st, 2020

Google starts testing its replacement for third-party cookies – Engadget

August 1st, 2020

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August 1st, 2020

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Brace yourselves: Google’s Pixel 4A is finally, probably coming Monday – The Verge

August 1st, 2020

Is SC‘s curve plateauing? It’s too early to tell, but masks help. – WIS10

August 1st, 2020

“For Richland and Lexington counties in early July various counties and cities in that area passed masking ordinances in quick succession,” she said. “About a week to 10 days after that we started to see the numbers, the COVID-19 case numbers reported by DHEC for Lexington and Richland county, plateau. So they stopped climbing, they haven’t really started to go down, but they stopped the dramatic increase,” Self explained.


‘Thank you Queen’: Adele praises ‘Black is King’ while matching outfits with Beyoncé – USA TODAY

August 1st, 2020

Beyoncé’s “Black is King” has just gained another fan – Adele.

The 32-year-old British artist shared a rare Instagram photo of herself crouching down under a TV playing “Black is King.” Adele is raising her arm drawing attention to the screen while wearing a brown shirt that matches Queen Bey’s in the frame.

“Thank you Queen for always making us all feel so loved through your art,” Adele captioned the post, adding two black heart emojis.

On Friday, Beyoncé released the visual companion piece (now streaming on Disney+) to “The Lion King: The Gift” soundtrack, which she produced after starring as Nala in the 2019 Disney remake. “Black is King” explored the beauty of blackness while retelling young Simba’s quest through self-identity.

Adele’s twinning photo almost immediately became the trending topic of the day on Twitter with many adoring the “Set Fire to the Rain” artist’s love for Beyoncé.

“Adele might forget to post about her new music but she would never forget to show her love and support for beyonce, her admiration is so real and authentic!” tweeted @queenadeleslays.

The artist’s last album, “25,” was released in 2015.

“If it’s one thing Adele gonna do she gonna love her some Beyoncé,” wrote  @_barzdalyricist.

User @AyoubJabbar3 wrote: “Adele and beyoncé is an endless love story.”

This isn’t the first time, and probably won’t be the last, that Adele has shown her support for the “Love on Top” artist.

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When Adele won a Grammy for album of the year in 2017, her acceptance speech was mostly about how the honor should’ve gone to Beyoncé for “Lemonade.” While she appreciated the win she noted that she “can’t possibly accept this award.”

“And I’m very humbled, and I’m very grateful and gracious, but my artist of my life is Beyoncé, and this album for me, the Lemonade album, was just so monumental. Beyoncé, it was so monumental, and so well-thought out and so beautiful and soul-bearing,” she said. “And we all got to see another side to you that you don’t always let us see and we appreciate that and all us artists here adore you. You are our light and the way that you make me and my friends feel, the way you make my Black friends feel is empowering and you make them stand up for themselves. And I love you. I always have, and I always will.”

Though this is the third picture of herself Adele has shared on social media within the last five weeks, the artist isn’t always so forthcoming with selfies. 

She made an appearance in May for her birthday thanking fans for sending “the birthday love” and extending her best wishes to everyone in the wake of the coronavirus. 

“I hope you’re all staying safe and sane during this crazy time,” she captioned the photo. “I’d like to thank all of our first responders and essential workers who are keeping us safe while risking their lives! You are truly our angels.”

In the photo, she was all smiles, showing off a fitted black mini-dress with balloon sleeves and pointed black heels. 

Contributing: Hannah Yasharoff

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