Are Online Transcription Services Safe and Private?

by Matthew Hughes Transcription was once a manual, tedious process. Doctors, journalists, and a swath of assorted professionals would record their notes and conversations on scratchy Dictaphone tape, and then sit down in front of their computers to type them up. Fast-forward to 2020, and there are a variety of services you can use to […]

Today’s Birthday (Mar 27)

Nathaniel Currier (1813) Before photojournalism rendered illustrations of the news obsolete, Currier printed more than 7,000 lithographs—prints made using a stone block etched with grease to reproduce drawings—that greatly increased the public demand for graphic images. With his partner James Ives, he established outlets across the country, selling high-quality prints of disasters, landscapes, satirical subjects, […]

Quake Shakes Utah

Earthquake shakes Utah, rattling frayed coronavirus nerves By BRADY McCOMBS and LINDSAY WHITEHURST SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A moderate earthquake Wednesday near Salt Lake City temporarily shut down a major air traffic hub, damaged a spire atop a temple and frightened millions of people already on edge from the coronavirus pandemic. There were no […]

The coronavirus fake news pandemic sweeping WhatsApp

The voice of the woman, introducing herself as “Elisabeth … you know, Poldi’s mom,” sounded genuinely concerned. A friend of hers, who was a doctor at the university hospital of Vienna, had called her with a warning, she said in German. The clinic had noticed that most patients with severe symptoms of COVID-19, the disease […]

Manchester Bombing Conviction

Manchester Arena bombing: Hashem Abedi guilty of 22 murders The brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi has been found guilty of murdering 22 people. Hashem Abedi had denied helping to plan the “sudden and lethal” blast which killed or injured “nearly 1,000”. The Old Bailey heard the pair worked together to source materials used […]

The Dos and Don’ts of ‘Social Distancing’

Experts weigh in on whether you should cancel your dates, dinner parties, and gym sessions. by Kaitlyn Tiffany The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidelines for “community mitigation strategies” to limit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, which include recommendations for “social distancing”—a term that epidemiologists are using […]

Trick To Stop Hoarding

Supermarket In Denmark Comes Up With A Brilliant Pricing Trick To Stop Hand Sanitizer Hoarding by Judita Kusaitytė  While the whole Internet is laughing and creating memes about people hoarding toilet paper from supermarkets all over the world, there are a couple of other things particularly hard to buy these days. Masks and respirators and […]