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The strongest hand sanitizer you can get on Amazon is down to a new lower price

Hand sanitizer with Amazon Prime shipping has been difficult to come by lately, but the strongest available sanitizer on Amazon is now back in stock at a new lower price. It's called Forward Science 80% Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Spray, and 6-packs are now available again with free Prime shipping. Purell is still impossible to find in most areas and it will be for quite some time, so this is one of the best alternatives. Amazon's best-selling face masks are still the most popular coronavirus purchase among our [..]

The 5 best places to buy coronavirus face masks online right now

If you're on the lookout for a good site where you can buy face masks online to protect you from the novel coronavirus, we've got some great recommendations. By now we would hope that everyone knows the CDC recommends that we all wear face coverings anytime we leave our homes. Amazon's best-selling face masks are by far the most popular option and tens of thousands of our readers have bought them in the past month. Check out the CDC website and you'll see the recommendation clear as day: everyone should wea[..]

Big leak shows all four new iPhone 12 designs with a small surprise

A series of iPhone 12 leaks have already revealed the design, main features, and price of the upcoming iPhone flagships. The iPhone 12 release date may have been delayed by a few weeks on account of the novel coronavirus health crisis, but some iPhone 12 models may soon hit production. The iPhone 12 design has probably been finalized, and a new video shows us 3D-printed mockups of all four new iPhones. This might be the year of the novel coronavirus, but Apple is still expected to unveil new iPhones in the [..]

iOS 14 will maintain a huge advantage over Android

The iOS 14 update will work on all the iPhones that can run iOS 13, a new leak claims. If the iOS 14 rumor is accurate, the 2015 iPhone 6s will be the oldest iPhones to run Apple’s latest operating system. Providing five years of software support to smartphones is a crucial iOS feature that Google can’t even dream of matching. Apple’s new software innovations should be unveiled in a few weeks, during an online-only WWDC 2020 keynote presentation. That’s assuming the protests against police brutality won’t f[..]

Coronavirus cases in Israel increased once public transportation restrictions were loosened

The number of coronavirus cases in Israel increased in the wake of the country easing restrictions on public transportation. Buses and trains tend to pack in riders closely together and can be a catalyst for widespread exposure. The coronavirus pandemic is still ongoing, but the virus has seemingly started to subside in many areas across the country. This, coupled with the fact that many people are growing increasingly restless on quarantine, has prompted a number of states to loosen up coronavirus-related [..]

If you want to avoid the coronavirus, avoid this public place above all others

The coronavirus' US toll is continuing to get worse, even as everyone's attention has moved on to more acute tragedy that's dominating attention in the country right now. More than 1.8 million people have been infected with the coronavirus to-date in the US, and there have been more than 105,000 reported deaths here. Experts say one particular public setting should probably especially be avoided by anyone worried about catching the coronavirus. What extraordinary times we're living in, when as recently as F[..]

Chris Evans says he’s done with Captain America

The main Avengers timeline will continue after Endgame without three important heroes: Black Widow, Iron Man, and the original Captain America. There have been some rumors about Iron Man returning to the MCU, and fans have wondered whether Chris Evans will ever reprise his role as Captain America. The actor made it clear during a recent interview that it would be too risky to revisit Steve Rogers. Their numerous appearances entertained us for more than 10 years, but three of our favorite Marvel superheroes [..]

NASA spots piping hot batch of new sunspots, hinting at increased solar activity

New sunspots and solar flares on the Sun were spotted by NASA and could be an indication that we're entering a period of increased solar activity. The solar minimum, a period of low activity on the Sun, may be ending, but we won't know for sure for a few more months. Solar flares and coronal mass ejections can impact communications on Earth and even damage satellites. Our Sun is incredibly important to our survival. We'd like to make sure it's nice and warm and happy at all times, but our nearest star goes [..]

The most-watched streaming series right now on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu

The list of the most-watched TV shows across the major streaming services over the past week leans heavily on new titles, not so much the old favorites that are usually included on the list. The list of shows from services like Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu reflects Americans' desire for escapism and entertainment to counterbalance the stream of negative headlines right now. Our list of the most-watched TV shows comes once again from the team at the streaming search engine service Reelgood. I don't know about y[..]

New study shows remdesivir works in coronavirus therapy, but it might not be enough

Data from a new coronavirus drug trial shows that a 5-day course of remdesivir therapy is more effective than standard care, and works just as well as a 10-day course. The results only apply to a specific set of COVID-19 patients, namely people who developed a moderate case, which included pneumonia without reduced oxygen levels. The new Phase 3 SIMPLE remdesivir study indirectly suggests the drug won’t work in severe cases, and it will not affect COVID-19 mortality rates. The results are in line with a pre[..]

SpaceX Crew Dragon hit a huge milestone, but it’s not done yet

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule has passed several milestones over the past few days, but it still has to complete a safe return to Earth before NASA can certify it. Once Crew Dragon is certified, it can be used whenever NASA wants to send humans back and forth to the International Space Station. With its own spacecraft to launch from US soil, NASA no longer has to rely on seats aboard Russian spacecraft headed for the ISS. When SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule traveled to space atop a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday,[..]

Wild video shows a Tesla Model 3 on Autopilot crashing into a truck

A Tesla Model 3 on Autopilot recently crashed into a stationary truck on a highway in Taiwan. The Tesla crash was captured on video The Model 3 driver was uninjured. Video released over the weekend shows a Tesla Model 3 on Autopilot crashing into a truck that had fallen on its side. The incident took place on a highway in Taiwan and footage of the crash -- which was obtained via nearby security cameras -- has since gone viral. The Model 3 driver, it's worth noting, emerged unscathed, which is a testament to[..]

The 10 best movies and shows coming to Netflix in June 2020

Netflix is adding dozens of shows and movies to its streaming service in June, but these are the ten we think you should add to your queue this month. 13 Reasons Why and F is for Family are both returning for their fourth seasons, while Queer Eye will be on its fifth. This is also the final season of the breakout hit 13 Reasons Why. Eric Andre's first stand-up special should be absolutely insane. Over the past three months, the only topics of discussion between myself, my friends, and my family (other than [..]

Incredible video shows SpaceX’s Starship prototype exploding

SpaceX's Starship prototype SN4 exploded during a static fire test on Friday, just hours before the second launch attempt of the Crew Dragon. The two projects are completely different and the explosion had no impact on the NASA mission. Video of the explosion shows the rocket prototype spilling what appears to be oxygen shortly before the explosion destroys the vehicle. SpaceX had an incredibly eventful weekend. Its Crew Dragon capsule traveled to the International Space Station and for the first time ever [..]

If there are more coronavirus stimulus checks, they may go to the neediest

There's still plenty of speculation about when a new round of coronavirus stimulus checks might be approved and distributed, never mind that plenty of taxpayers are still waiting on their first check to arrive. A number of ideas have been floated as to how to implement a new round, but some Senate Democrats are warming to one idea, in particular. The idea is to target any new coronavirus stimulus checks at people who need them the most, unlike the much broader first round of checks. It's been overshadowed i[..]

Top Italian doctor claims that the coronavirus is disappearing

Italy has seen an improvement in coronavirus statistics over the past few weeks, as the curve has been flattened significantly. The country is opening up slowly, with some demanding more swift action from the government. One doctor claims that the coronavirus “clinically no longer exists in Italy,” a claim that’s not backed by actual data. The novel coronavirus has infected almost 6.3 million people as of Monday morning, with more than 375,000 people having died of COVID-19 complications. The curve has been[..]

Sony is already hinting at a high price for the PS5

Sony has yet to announce its PS5 price, but in an interview last week, SIE CEO Jim Ryan said that the console will provide the "best possible value" but not the "lowest price." Sony will hold a PS5 reveal event on June 4th to show off games running on the console. The price and release date of the PS5 are not expected to be revealed at the event. Providing its plans haven't changed, Sony will host a digital event on Thursday, June 4th to showcase "The Future of Gaming" on the PlayStation 5. Sony Interactive[..]

Some of the most unforgettable photos and scenes from protests this weekend

The George Floyd protests continued to multiply and escalate around the country over the weekend, resulting in everything from peaceful marches to violent clashes in major cities around the US. The protests stem from Minneapolis police killing an unarmed man named George Floyd as he was taken into custody last week. The protests also come as the coronavirus pandemic is still very much a part of American life, sparking fears of a second wave. What a profound, unsettling, and historic weekend in America. It w[..]

A drug that provides temporary coronavirus immunity started human trials

Companies working on brand new coronavirus drugs meant to treat COVID-19 and provide limited immunity are approaching human trials. Monoclonal antibodies are artificially grown antibodies based on the ones the immune system develops when fighting off the coronavirus infection. Eli Lilly is the first pharmaceutical company to have started human testing, with the Phase 1 drug trial already underway at several US hospitals. The coronavirus epicenter moved from China to Europe to the US and then South America i[..]

Sony postpones PS5 games showcase due to protests

Sony announced on Monday that its PS5 games showcase scheduled for June 4th has been delayed due to the protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota. In a statement, Sony explained that this is not "a time to celebrate" and that it would rather "stand back and allow more important voices to be heard." Sony did not announce a new time or date for the PS5 showcase. Following the protests that took place across the United States and even spread around the world this past weekend, Sony has decided tha[..]

Apple just released the first iOS 13.5.5 beta for the iPhone

Apple just released its first iOS 13.5.5 beta and iPadOS 13.5.5 developer beta on Monday. The release came shortly after the public releases of iOS 13.5.1 and iPadOS 13.5.1, which appear to have been security fixes to kill the new iOS jailbreak tool. It's unclear what the main improvements and updates are in iOS 13.5.5, but it's expected to be a minor interim release following iOS 13.5, which was a more significant update. Shortly after releasing iOS 13.5.1 and iPadOS 13.5.1 to the general public, Apple on [..]

It looks like we know when the first iPhone 12 model will enter production

Apple will reportedly begin production of the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models as early as July, ahead of the other two models that are expected to launch this fall. Apple's staggered production schedule is reportedly due to touch modules that need to be outsourced for the 6.1-inch models, but not for the 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch models. The report claims that the iPhone 12 launch "is likely to be in October." When the novel coronavirus pandemic began earlier this year, and virtually every major developer conference,[..]

How coronavirus is hurting people even if they don’t catch the disease

Two new studies show that the novel coronavirus is impacting mental health as well because of two separate side-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Millions of people lost their jobs as lockdown measures intensified, prompting many to worry about their finances more than usual. Some patients who suffer from mental health issues that require support also said they had less access to help than before, and the available support wasn't as effective. The novel coronavirus hasn't disappeared, although news detailin[..]

iOS 13.5.1 out now on iPhone with ‘important security updates’

Apple just rolled out iOS 13.5.1 and iPadOS 13.5.1 for the public to download. Apple says that iOS 13.5.1 "provides important security updates and is recommended for all users," but has yet to offer any additional details about what security issues were addressed. Hackers on Twitter have said that the update patches the kernel vulnerability in iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 used by the new unc0ver jailbreak tool. Nearly two weeks after the launch of iOS 13.5 and iPadOS 13.5 on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, Apple [..]

This $21 sleep mask has a special feature that helps keep you asleep

The best sleep mask for men and women is unlike anything you've ever seen before, and it's back in stock on Amazon right now with a price discount. It's called the Lightimetunnel Sleep Mask and it has one key feature you won't find on normal sleep masks: Built-in headphones that let you listen to calming music as you fall asleep. This sleep mask is also remarkably comfortable thanks to soft materials and memory foam. Our readers have bought tens of thousands of boxes of coronavirus face masks over the past [..]

Look at the crazy plastic pods restaurants are using to protect people from coronavirus

A French designer invented a plastic cylinder designed to be placed around restaurant patrons as they eat to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The product, called "Plex'Eat," is being put into production and will be sold to more restaurants soon. There are a number of drawbacks to this approach, but the inventor claims he has interest from restaurants in several different countries and plans to produce the shields for retail. The coronavirus pandemic has affected the restaurant industry in some s[..]

Apple Watch Series 5 has a massive $100 discount at Amazon

The Apple Watch Series 5 price on Amazon has been discounted a few times in the past couple of months, but Monday marks the first time that both the 40mm and 44mm versions have been available at all-time low prices at the same time in their best-selling color and finish. That's right, the Space Gray aluminum model with a black Sport Band is on sale with a huge $100 discount in both 40mm and 44mm sizes. These deals each involve a $15 on-site discount plus an additional $85 discount that is applied at checkou[..]

Best Buy has tons of Apple deals today, and more – here are the 10 best ones

Best Buy's sale is one of the best ways to start off June, with tons of great deals to be found on top-selling product from Apple and more. Here, we have rounded up 10 of the very best deals you'll find today at Best Buy, and you won't believe how good some of them are. June is truly starting off with a bang when it comes to deals. The BGR Deals team has a slew of fantastic bargains for our readers to check out on Monday, and you'll find them all over in our deals channel. Just a small sampling of highlight[..]

Get the $450 Roomba 891 for $299.99 in Amazon’s special 1-day sale

Looking for the best Roomba for pet hair that's available at an affordable price? You've come to the right place, but you'll have to hurry or you'll miss out. For one day only, Amazon is offering a big $150 discount on the popular Roomba 891 robot vacuum cleaner, slashing the price to just $299.99 instead of $450. If you want a huge upgrade and you're willing to spend more than twice as much, the Roomba i7+ that empties itself after it cleans has an even bigger $200 discount on Monday. There are so many rob[..]

Dr. Fauci finally has some good news about the coronavirus second wave

Dr. Anthony Fauci says a coronavirus second wave is possible, but not inevitable. Speaking in an interview with CNN, the doctor said that we don't have to accept the second wave of infections as a sure thing, and we should do everything in our power to mitigate the risk of another large spike in new cases. Fauci says that guidelines need to be followed, including self-isolation and contact tracing, in order for us to avoid a new increase in cases. Ever since we began to get a slight hold on the rapid spread[..]

Today’s best deals: 60¢ coronavirus face masks, KN95 masks under $4, hidden AirPods Pro deal, free Echo Show 5, more

June has arrived and while every day still feels the same for countless people around the world who are still self-isolating due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, today's top daily deals will definitely feel fresh and new. Highlights from today's roundup include the best-selling coronavirus face masks on Amazon at a new lower price of just 60¢ per mask, even more protection from KN95 face masks that are down to $3.75 each, Superfy 70% alcohol hand sanitizer that's finally back in stock, a free $90 Echo Sho[..]

Tim Cook addresses George Floyd killing in company-wide email

George Floyd was killed by a police officer who forcefully pressed his knee against Floyd's neck for 8 minutes straight. The senseless killing sparked a wave of protests against racial inequality and police abuse all around the country. Tim Cook on Sunday sent a memo to Apple employees addressing racial injustice and more. The killing of George Floyd over Memorial Day, coupled with the delay to arrest and charge Derek Chauvin, set off a wave of mass protests across scores of major U.S. cities this past week[..]

Webcams are finally back in stock at Amazon – if you hurry

Amazon has had best-selling 3-layer face masks back in stock for a while now, and you should definitely stock up because the CDC's recommendation that we all wear masks isn't going away anytime soon. Aside from masks, there's one other type of product that everyone has been searching for lately: webcams. If you're tired of having to use your smartphone for all of your video calls, you'll be so happy to learn that there are finally several great webcam options back in stock at Amazon. Visit BGR's homepage fo[..]

AirPods Pro are back down to Amazon’s lowest price – but the deal is hidden

Apple's AirPods Pro true wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation were on sale all week last week for just $227.99, a new all-time low. That deal is now over, and you'll find them on Amazon this week with a smaller discount — the $250 headphones are currently listed at $234.95. As it turns out, however, there's a hidden deal on Amazon that slashes another $6.96 off the price at checkout, dropping AirPods Pro back down to Amazon's all-time lowest price. If you want AirPods Pro and you want to pay as l[..]

Netflix is releasing 46 original movies and shows in June – here’s the complete list

Looking for all the new Netflix movies releasing in June 2020, and all the new and returning Netflix shows arriving this month? You've come to the right place. June is set to be a busy month with 46 different original movies and shows set to debut on Netflix, and that's in addition to all the great content being licensed from other studios. Highlights on Netflix this month include new seasons of 13 Reasons Why, F is for Family, The Order, Queer Eye, and The Politician. May was a positively huge month for ne[..]

The coronavirus face masks people swarm Amazon for are now only 60¢

Looking for face masks for sale online? After selling out briefly over the weekend, Amazon's best-selling 3-layer face masks are back in stock and back down to a new all-time low price of 60¢ per mask. Now that the economies of many states are reopening prematurely, people are stocking up on coronavirus face masks yet again ahead of the inevitable second wave of COVID-19 infections. Face masks are a necessity for everyone because the CDC recommends that we wear them at all times whenever we leave our homes [..]

This wallpaper image might crash your Android, so avoid it all costs

An Android wallpaper is enough to crash handsets made by Samsung and other handset makers, and that’s thanks to an improper Google color profile. The crash might force you to restore the phone to factory settings, which means you’d lose all the data in the process. There is a way to save the sunset image and use it as a wallpaper, and it involves editing the photo or taking a screenshot of it. We usually warn you to avoid specific messages on iPhone that can crash your device. It’s usually a string a strang[..]

Samsung quietly launched a new smartphone subscription service

The Galaxy Note 20 price hasn’t even leaked, but Samsung’s flagships launching in the second half of the year will probably be expensive, especially the new Galaxy Fold 2 foldable device. Samsung launched an interesting smartphone subscription program called Access, which bundles financing with Premium Care, and Microsoft 365. The Galaxy S20 phones are available under Access, with prices starting at $37 per month for the bundle. The Galaxy S20 series has hardly been the sales success Samsung envisioned, and[..]

Prediction: President Trump will blame a spike in coronavirus cases on all the protests

George Floyd protests have multiplied and escalated around the country this weekend, as Americans poured into the streets to protest the killing by Minneapolis police of an unarmed man during his arrest. This all comes even as the US is still trying to deal with the coronavirus pandemic -- infections, and deaths from which are still on the rise. President Trump will likely point to the protests this weekend if we see a spike in coronavirus cases over the coming days, to take attention away from his administ[..]

‘Minecraft Dungeons’ review: Diabolically simple

Minecraft Dungeons is a dungeon-crawling action-adventure game set in the Minecraft universe. In Minecraft Dungeons, you battle against zombies, creepers, and skeletons while gathering powerful gear that will let you take on greater challenges as you progress. Minecraft Dungeons is available on Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC right now. Gauntlet and Diablo are my personal dungeon-crawling touchstones. Some nights I’d hole up in the study, plunging into the hellish depths beneath Tristram to defeat the Lord of[..]

Audiences are actually loving ‘Space Force’ despite the terrible reviews

The release of the new Netflix comedy series Space Force came on Friday, and while it was highly anticipated as a result of being Steve Carell's first return to TV comedy since The Office, early reviews were pretty brutal. Most accused the show of being directionless and of being reverse-engineered around the title and basic idea. Early reaction from audiences, meanwhile, was much different, with a significant positive reception seen once the show started streaming. I have to confess, I was pretty surprised[..]

Everything coming and going on Netflix the week of May 31st

Netflix is kicking off the month of June with 45 new shows, movies, and specials this week. Two very popular Netflix original series -- Fuller House and 13 Reasons Why -- will come to an end next month, with their final seasons debuting just a few days apart. There are a bunch of great movies being added in June as well, including Clueless and Lady Bird. June is a relatively light month for Netflix, at least compared to the rest of 2020 up to this point, but there are a few undeniable highlights coming in t[..]

Doctors may have found a new way to predict and treat severe coronavirus cases

Future coronavirus treatment may include meds that boost the number of T-cells in the blood, which are capable of neutralizing pathogens that infect the body. Researchers from the UK discovered that severe COVID-19 cases show a much lower lymphocyte count than expected, and that can be a marker for COVID-19 complications. A trial is looking at whether interleukin 7, which can boost T-cell levels, can help patients experiencing a severe version of COVID-19 recover. Statements from experts including the WHO a[..]

One vaccine maker is thinking about intentionally exposing volunteers to the coronavirus

Coronavirus vaccine trials have hit a serious snag, as there aren’t enough COVID-19 patients in the communities where volunteers might reside. If not enough people get sick, researchers can’t assess the effectiveness of the vaccine candidate. AstraZeneca, which will produce the promising Oxford vaccine, confirmed that it’s considering challenge trials where subjects are exposed to COVID-19 intentionally after being given the vaccine candidate. More than 100 novel coronavirus vaccines are currently in develo[..]

FDA approves an at-home coronavirus testing kit

The FDA this week approved a new coronavirus testing kit for home use from Quest Diagnostics. Users will be able to take a swab from their nostril and send in the sample for quick analysis. The company is aiming to have 500,000 testing kits ready to go by the end of next month. The FDA this week approved a coronavirus testing kit from Quest Diagnostics that will allow individuals to test themselves for COVID-19 from the comfort of their own home. After taking a swab from their nostril, users can then FedEx [..]

10 deals you don’t want to miss on Sunday: Coronavirus face masks, strongest hand sanitizer, $50 off iPads, more

Sunday brings with it a slew of new daily deals that you'll definitely want to check out. Highlights include Amazon's best-selling coronavirus face masks at the new lower price of just 60¢ each, the strongest hand sanitizer on Amazon with 80% alcohol for $49.99 per 6-pack, AirPods Pro at Amazon's lowest price ever, an Echo Show 5 for FREE when you buy a Ring Video Doorbell Pro refurb for just $179, a huge $50 discount on Apple's newest 10.2-inch iPad, the best-selling Wi-Fi range extender on the entire Amaz[..]

Minnesota is now using contact tracing to track protestors, as demonstrations escalate

Minnesota protests are continuing to escalate and inspire similar demonstrations around the country in the wake of police killing an unarmed Minneapolis man this week named George Floyd. Minnesota officials say they're using contact tracing to better understand who the protestors are and where they're coming from. Contact tracing has previously been used as part of a comprehensive coronavirus response. As the Minnesota protests have spilled across the country, fueled by protestors angered over the police ki[..]

The best photos and reactions from this historic day for SpaceX and NASA

Saturday's SpaceX launch made history by launching astronauts from US soil for the first time since the Space Shuttle era that ended almost a decade ago. The launch was also a milestone moment in history for being the first time this has happened after being facilitated by a private company -- in this case, SpaceX, working in partnership with NASA. This is the last step for SpaceX before Crew Dragon is certified for use by NASA. To me, one of the most inspiring things about Saturday's SpaceX launch of the f[..]

Trump says he’d take hydroxychloroquine again, which is even more dangerous than it sounds

President Trump said he would take hydroxychloroquine again "if he thought he was exposed" to the novel coronavirus, even after extensive testing has proven that the anti-malaria drug isn't as effective in treating COVID-19 as initially believed. The drug can have serious side-effects, and there's no proof it can prevent infection either. Separately, a study looking at hydroxychloroquine prescriptions during a 10-week period found a significant increase in orders compared to 2019, especially after Trump end[..]

CDC: Coronavirus began spreading in the US much sooner than we thought

The novel coronavirus began spreading in the US even earlier than believed, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). COVID-19 community transmission may have happened as early as January, several weeks before the original official estimate. The study proves the failure of authorities at finding coronavirus patients and stopping the spread of the disease at a time when the dangers surrounding COVID-19 were already known. The novel coronavirus started to spread in t[..]