Booster Shots 90% Effective at Preventing Omicron Hospitalizations: CDC Data

Jan. 24, 2022 — Booster shots of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines appear to be highly effective at preventing hospitalizations due to the Omicron variant, according to three new CDC studies published on Friday. The extra doses were 90% effective at keeping people out of the hospital after infection and 82% effective at preventing … Read more

Moto Watch 100 review: There are much better options available – Video

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Smartwatch blood pressure sensor technology is getting close | ZDNet

Blood pressure tracking capabilities on Apple Watches have been a long-awaited feature, and the technology to make it happen appears to be in the works.  The sensor-making company Apple partners with for its smartwatch sensors, Rockley Photonics, recently announced that initial tests of its photonics-based sensor could measure blood pressure non-invasively when worn on the … Read more

Omicron Slows the Global Economy, Hitting the U.S. Particularly Hard

Rising infection rates driven by the faster-spreading Omicron variant of Covid-19 led to a U.S. and global economic slowdown as the year got under way, surveys of purchasing managers said. The pullback was particularly pronounced in the U.S., where both the services and manufacturing sectors reported slower growth, according to surveys by data firm IHS … Read more

Third wave drags business resumption to pre-Covid levels

The third wave of Covid pandemic has dragged down business resumption to pre-pandemic levels, Nomura said Monday, citing a 20 percentage point fall in its tracker. The financial services firm expects the budget to prioritise growth with marginal reduction in fiscal deficit for FY23 at 6.4% of GDP. The Nomura India Business Resumption Index fell … Read more

Meta Unveils New AI Supercomputer

Meta Platforms Inc. said Monday that its research team built a new artificial intelligence supercomputer that the company maintains will soon be the fastest in the world. The supercomputer, the AI Research SuperCluster, was the result of nearly two years of work, often conducted remotely during the height of the pandemic, and led by the … Read more

Google Deceived Users About Location Tracking, States Allege

WASHINGTON— Alphabet Inc.’s GOOG -2.88% Google deceived consumers by recording their location even after users tried to turn off the company’s tracking, according to lawsuits by Washington, D.C., and three other states. Google falsely told customers that if they opted out of collection of their “Location History” or other settings, Google wouldn’t store the places … Read more