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Today’s Cartoon: The Wi-Fi King

Thursday, February 20, 2020. By Brooke Bourgeois, with cartooncollections.com. Not getting everything you need from your router? WIRED has some simple tips to make your Wi-Fi faster, and how to make your home network more secure. ...

Bluetooth-Related Flaws Threaten Dozens of Medical Devices

Bluetooth is used in everything from speakers to implanted pacemakers, which means that Bluetooth-related vulnerabilities can affect a dizzying array of devices. In the latest instance, a newly discovered round of 12 Bluetooth bugs potentially ...

South Korea reports first COVID-19 death; cases rise to 104

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- South Korean officials reported the nation's first coronavirus death on Thursday and 53 new cases in a single day, bringing the total number of cases to 104. Of the new COVID-19 cases, 51 are concentrated in the city of Daegu ...

Nick Sutton set to die by electric chair for 1985 slaying

Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Tennessee is set to carry out its first execution of 2020, that of Nicholas "Nick" Sutton, who killed a fellow prisoner in 1985. Sutton has chosen to die by electric chair at Riverbend Maximum Security Institute. Tennessee typically ...

2 passengers of coronavirus-infected ship die in Japan

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Two passengers of a quarantined cruise ship in Japan have died after contracting a deadly coronavirus that has infected more than 600 people on the vessel, Japanese government officials said. The 87-year-old man and 84-year-old ...

Study: People skip Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s meds as prices rise

Rising drug costs are hampering the care of patients with debilitating neurological disorders like Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's, a new study finds. Patients are less likely to fill necessary prescriptions as out-of-pocket costs increase, said ...

Famous birthdays for Feb. 20: Cindy Crawford, Charles Barkley

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Pisces. They include: -- American Revolutionary War hero William Prescott in 1726 -- Architect Louis Kahn in 1901 -- Photographer Ansel Adams in 1902 -- Fashion designer Gloria ...

Florida scientists study health effects from exposure to toxic algae

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 20 (UPI) -- People in Florida have tested positive for exposure to blue-green algae toxins just from breathing air around it, and scientists are ramping up studies into how toxic algae blooms affect long-term health. Public ...

On This Day, Feb. 20: Thousands support Nazism at Madison Square Garden rally

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- On this date in history: In 1816, The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini opened in Rome. In 1872, the Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in New York City. In 1938, Anthony Eden resigned as Britain's foreign secretary to ...

Vinyl record production hurt by California factory fire

Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Vinyl records survived the onslaught from CDs, but a factory fire at a California manufacturer of special parts worries the industry because a supply chain link appears to be broken. The Apollo Masters plant in Banning, Calif., ...