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The surgeon general wants Americans to stop buying face masks

(CNN)The United States’ top doctor has one simple request: Stop buying face masks.US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams’ message, posted to Twitter on Saturday, was a response to face mask shortages as people stocked up due to coronavirus concerns. “Seriously people,” he began, and though it’s a tweet, you can almost hear the exasperation in…

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Fear and liability in algorithmic hiring

It would be a foolish U.S. business that tried to sell chlorine-washed chicken in Europe — a region where very different food standards apply. But in the high-tech world of algorithmically assisted hiring, it’s a different story. A number of startups are selling data-driven tech tools designed to comply with U.S. equality laws into the…

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Teebike turns any bike into an electric bike – TechCrunch

TC Video 9 hours Teebike is a new French startup that wants to make it easier to switch from a good old sweat-based bike to an electric bike. With Teebike, you don’t have to get rid of your existing bike and buy a new one. You just have to replace the front wheel. The device…

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Here’s what a Sanders-Trump map could look like

Washington (CNN)With Bernie Sanders looking more and more like the potential Democratic presidential nominee, the good people at the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia have released their first take on what the electoral map might look like in a matchup between the senator from Vermont and President Donald Trump.The map allots 260…

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HHS whistleblower claims US workers received coronavirus evacuees without proper precautions

(CNN)A whistleblower at the Department of Health and Human Services is seeking federal protection after complaining that more than a dozen workers who received the first Americans evacuated from Wuhan, China, lacked proper training or protective gear for coronavirus infection control.”We are hopeful that Congress and the OSC will investigate this case in a timely…

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Original ‘Reflection’ singer Christina Aguilera has recorded new material for live-action Mulan

Christina Aguilera is once again going to find that her reflection shows who she is inside. During a Wednesday night performance of her Las Vegas residency Xperience, Aguilera announced to the audience that she’s recorded a new take on classic Mulan ballad “Reflection,” as well as some new material for Disney’s live-action update of the 1998 film. “The live…

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A guide to the hidden references and Easter eggs in Taylor Swift’s ‘The Man’ video

Taylor Swift has dropped her new music video for “The Man,” off her Lover album, and she doesn’t pull her punches. The video is as much a critique of how society treats women through depictions of various gender hypocrisies as it is about specific moments from Swift’s own life. “The Man” could be seen as…

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Candyman trailer looks to hook your attention

Jordan Peele is a producer and one of the co-writers of Candyman (out June 12), a “spiritual sequel” to the 1992 horror film which starred Tony Todd as a hook-wielding supernatural killer. On Tuesday morning, at a Los Angeles screening of the sequel’s trailer, the Get Out writer-director explained why the original film is so…

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The Dow Jones drops nearly 1200 points as coronavirus fears batter stock markets

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped nearly 1200 points today to close at 25,766.64, marking the single worst week for the index since 2011. The Nasdaq stock market fell over 400 points. Behind the collapse was a growing realization that COVID-19, the coronavirus strain sweeping across the globe, has indeed landed on U.S. shores and will…

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SaaS earnings bump Dropbox, Box and Sprout Social

A quick hit as we have a podcast to record, but a few public companies in the broader SaaS market reported earnings in the past week. Their results are worth unpacking as they paint a good picture of what the markets are hunting for in modern software companies. Of course, we’re covering the firms’ share-price…