Amazon Prime Day set for October 13 and 14 after coronavirus delayed original summer date

  • Amazon Prime Day will take place on Oct. 13 and 14 this year, the company announced Monday.
  • The company postponed its biggest shopping day of the year after the coronavirus generated unprecedented strain on its warehouses and shipping and logistics networks. 
  • The timing means the holiday shopping season will kick off earlier than ever. 

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Men work at a distribution station in the 855,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island, New York.

Amazon has finally set a date for this year’s Prime Day after months of coronavirus-related delays.


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Prime Day will once again run two days this year, with discounts kicking off at midnight PT on Oct. 13 and lasting through Oct. 14, Amazon announced Monday. Members of Amazon’s Prime subscription program will get access to “over 1 million deals across every category,” including toys, electronics and apparel, the company said.

It had already been

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Genome of Alexander Fleming’s original penicillin-producing mold sequenced — ScienceDaily

Researchers have sequenced the genome of Alexander Fleming’s penicillin mould for the first time and compared it to later versions.

Alexander Fleming famously discovered the first antibiotic, penicillin, in 1928 while working at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, which is now part of Imperial College London. The antibiotic was produced by a mould in the genus Penicillium that accidentally started growing in a Petri dish.

Now, researchers from Imperial College London, CABI and the University of Oxford have sequenced the genome of Fleming’s original Penicillium strain using samples that were frozen alive more than fifty years ago.

The team also used the new genome to compare Fleming’s mould with two strains of Penicillium from the US that are used to produce the antibiotic on an industrial scale. The results, published today in Scientific Reports, reveal that the UK and US strains use slightly different methods to produce penicillin, potentially

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‘Among Us’ Sequel Canceled, Devs To Focus On Making Original Game Better


  • Innersloth, the developers behind “Among Us,” canceled the sequel announced last month
  • The devs said they will focus on improving the first game
  • They plan to add a new stage and other identifiers aside from colors in “Among Us” 

“Among Us,” the popular deduction game where players are tasked to find the “impostor” in the group before they get killed one by one, is not getting a sequel anytime soon.

In a new blog post, the developers behind “Among Us” announced that they have canceled the sequel and will instead focus on improving the existing title.

“Seeing how many people are enjoying ‘Among Us 1’ really makes us want to be able to support the game and take it to the next level. We have decided to cancel ‘Among Us 2’ and instead put all our focus into improving ‘Among Us 1,’” Innersloth said.

This came over a 

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Among Us Sequel Canceled, New Content Will Be Added To Original Game Instead

Developer Innersloth has decided to cancel Among Us 2 and instead focus on expanding the content offered in Among Us. In a blog post, the developer wrote that the decision was made in response to the recent spike in popularity for the party survival game.

“All of the content we had planned for Among Us 2 will instead go into Among Us 1,” Innersloth writes. “This is probably the more difficult choice because it means going deep into the core code of the game and reworking several parts of it. We have lots of things planned and we’re excited to bring new content to everyone as you continue to enjoy playing.”

These content expansions include new servers, colorblind support, a friends/account system, and a new stage, though Innersloth added that there are “lots of other things planned too, we just need to prioritize and organize.”

Innersloth did not provide an

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The original digital watch button foretold the battery life struggle of modern smartwatches

In hindsight, it sounds almost ridiculous. An expensive watch with technology that’s never been put on your wrist before that costs hundreds of dollars more than a traditional timepiece. And get this: this fancy, futuristic gadget cant even continuously show the time.

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No, I’m not talking about the original Apple Watch. I’m talking about the Pulsar Time Computer, the first commercially sold digital watch, which was released back in the 1970s by Hamilton. But despite the 50-year difference, the Pulsar foretold the same issues that we still struggle with today on our modern smartwatches — and fixed them the way we do, too: with a button.


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50 years later, we still struggle with battery life

The original Pulsar was a revolutionary device, so cool and futuristic that it appeared in Live and Let Die on the wrist of Roger Moore’s

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A New 360 Camera From The Minds Behind The Original

In the beginning, there was the Ricoh Theta. The small, convenient camera was the first to bring 360 photography to the masses. From Tiny Planets to 360 photospheres, it was a new way to photograph the world. I bought one immediately.

The 360 camera market has grown and changed considerably since then, with the GoPro Max and Insta360 One R dominating the discussion. But these high-end, high-performance cameras aren’t what everyone needs.

Enter Vecnos, a company spun out of Ricoh, that features many of the people who worked on the Theta. The IQUI, pronounced ee-qui, is their first camera. It’s a sleek, pencil-like design for those who don’t need something elaborate like the Max and One R. It’s for people who just want to take some cool pictures and videos when they’re out with their friends and share the results easily.

Here’s a look.


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