What’s different about it? BinaxNOW is an antigen test, meaning it detects proteins that are present on the surface of the coronavirus. This differs from the standard polymerase chain reaction test, which detects the genetic sequence of the virus itself. While antigen tests are considered less accurate than PCR tests, they’re much faster—PCR tests typically take days to return results, stymieing healthcare providers across the country, but BinaxNOW has a turnaround time of just 15 minutes. … [Read more...] about Abbott’s rapid COVID-19 test: Here’s how it’s different from the rest
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Interviews with cultural game-changers such as Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, cofounders of Team Downey; Michelle Pfeiffer, actress and founder of Henry Rose, a clean fragrance company; and writer, producer, and actress Lena Waithe. Sessions with Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg, Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman, Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan, and Intel CEO Bob Swan—executives who are leading the conversation on the role of the corporation in the world. A panel on how the music industry will support artists post-pandemic, featuring Scooter Braun, singer/songwriter Jessie Reyez, and Shara Senderoff, president of music investment firm Raised in Space. NEW! One-on-one mentoring with executives from companies such as digital agency Work & Co. and brand studio Mythology. Workshops for attendees at every stage of their careers, from people just starting out to senior leaders, all with an eye toward thriving in a teleconferencing world. Virtual visits to cool companies and organizations all … [Read more...] about 7 reasons to sign up for the sixth Fast Company Innovation Festival
Biden’s campaign believes that he is enough of a known quantity that voters beyond Trump’s base simply won’t buy the president’s descriptions of the former vice president. If they are right, they see Trump’s base-driven campaign as one that opens up a wide coalition -- from progressives who aren’t in love with Biden to anti-Trump moderates Republicans -- for the Democratic ticket. … [Read more...] about Explainer: With the conventions now over, what’s next in the US presidential election campaign 2020?
The Finalists Leap Motion: Three-dimensional gesture-control technology that could replace the computer mouseOru Kayak: A flat-pack kayak suited to cramped city living.Dyson Airblade Tap: A faucet and dryer in one, for a cleaner public-restroom experience.Automatic: A smartphone-enabled driving assistant for greater gas efficiency.The Ice Record Project: An album that poetically melts as it plays, by the band the Shout Out Louds.Lapka: iPhone accessories that can sense if your environment is healthy (or not).Makey Makey: A circuit-board invention kit that can turn (almost) anything into a mouse and keyboard interface.Nike Vapor Laser Talon Cleat: The first 3-D-printed football cleat, weighing in at 5.6 ouncesSmile Makers: Cheeky vibrators for women, based on four erotic characters. … [Read more...] about Behind The Scenes With The Judges: Products
The tactical sniping game Sniper Elite V2 is finally going to see a retail release in India. Not that the first game was a pathbreaking shooter, but it seems publisher 505 Games has been gearing up for another Sniper Elite game. The reins of development have been passed over to British developer Rebellion of Aliens VS. Predator fame. In case the name hasn’t tipped you off yet, you will be playing as an elite sniper in the game.Sniper Elite V2 was announced in 2011 for a 2012 release. The game has been out for some time now, and even on the PC version of the game has been available on Steam for some time. At last, Origin Games are going to be publishing the retail version of the game in India. Here’s what Jason Kingsley, CEO of Rebellion had to say during the announcement for Sniper Elite V2, "It's very exciting to be working with one of the new breed of major publishers like 505 Games. Sniper Elite was an important, genre-defining property and we're hoping to have even … [Read more...] about Origin Games releasing retail copy of Sniper Elite V2 in India