Apple News Today
Apple News Today
Dec 2, 2020
Which countries have responded to COVID-19 best — and worst?
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ABC News reports on Attorney General William Barr, who said on Tuesday that the Department of Justice found no evidence of widespread voter fraud. NBC News has a story about an alleged bribery-for-pardon scheme being investigated by the DOJ.

Bloomberg News ranks countries based on the success of each nation’s response to the pandemic.

Lisa Miller writes about how the pandemic is affecting kids’ mental health for the Cut at New York Magazine.

An artificial-intelligence tool has solved a scientific mystery that had eluded researchers for more than 50 years. The Guardian has the story.

Fox News reports on the growing number of American cities offering financial incentives for people to relocate there.

The Straits Times Audio Features
The Straits Times Audio Features
The Straits Times and The Business Times
2020's Pop culture milestones & mishaps #PopVultures Ep 38
#PopVultures Ep 38: 2020's Pop Culture milestones & mishaps 34:49 mins Synopsis: The Straits Times examines the ins and outs of pop culture in the Asian entertainment and Hollywood industries. It's been an unprecedented year of viruses, face masks and Zoom calls, but nevertheless, pop culture soldiers on. The #PopVultures Jan Lee and Yeo Sam Jo pay tribute to some of this year's dearly departed stars before recapping the biggest and wildest celebrity stories of 2020. Remember the epic takedown of Taiwanese singer Show Lo or the cringeworthy Imagine video led by Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot? What about Ellen DeGeneres' fall from grace after her talk show was exposed as a toxic workplace? And what will become of local YouTuber Dee Kosh? On the bright side, it's been a strong year for South Korea, with Bong Joon-ho's Parasite sweeping the Oscars, as well as BTS and Blackpink dominating our playlists. The #PopVultures also run through some of their favourite pop culture products that got them through a difficult year - from Stefanie Sun's surprise online concert to Arashi's last hurrah before their indefinite hiatus - and discuss what they're most looking forward to in 2021. Listen to the episodes Sam Jo and Jan reference here: (Show Lo and Grace Chow's ugly break-up - will the Show be able to go on?: #PopVultures Ep 26) (Cancel culture and celebrities: #PopVultures Ep 30) (The Tea on Dee Kosh: #PopVultures Ep 31) (Parasite and plagiarism controversies in film, TV and music: #Pop Vultures Ep 21) (Stefanie Sun and the 2000 Mandopop scene!: Pop Vultures Ep 29) (Cardi B's coronavirus rant, Gal Gadot's cringy Imagine, JJ Lin's free concert and more: #PopVultures Ep 24) Produced by: Jan Lee ( & Yeo Sam Jo ( Edited by: Muhammad Firmann Subscribe to #PopVultures Podcast series and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: Apple Podcasts: Google Podcasts:  Spotify:  Website: Feedback to: Follow Jan Lee on Instagram: Read her stories: See for privacy information.
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Gadget Lab: Weekly Tech News
Gadget Lab: Weekly Tech News
CES Wrap-Up
You'd be forgiven if you didn't pay much attention to CES this week. There's been quite a lot going on outside the world of consumer tech, plus the virtual event wasn't nearly as splashy as the Las Vegas extravaganzas of years past. Still, there were a bunch of gadgets on display this year, and we pored over all of it to find the most important devices and trends, from rollable screens to cleaning tech to X-Men arcade games. This week on Gadget Lab, WIRED digital director Brian Barrett joins us to talk all about the good, the bad, and the just plain weird of CES 2021. Show Notes:  Find our picks for the best of CES here or watch the video here. Read more about rollable phone screens here. Read more about all the clean tech at CES here. Follow all of our CES coverage here. Recommendations:  Brian recommends Athletic Brewing non-alcoholic beer. Mike recommends the Instagram account Siblings or Dating? Lauren recommends journalist Sachi Cunningham’s Instagram account, seasachi, for photos of surfers on giant waves. Brian Barrett can be found on Twitter @brbarrett. Lauren Goode is @LaurenGoode. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the main hotline at @GadgetLab. The show is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Solar Keys. If you have feedback about the show, or just want to enter to win a $50 gift card, take our brief listener survey here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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BT Money Hacks
BT Money Hacks
The Business Times
Protecting your digital financial assets: BT Money Hacks Ep 88
BT Money Hacks Ep 88: Protecting your digital financial assets 11:43 min Synopsis: Updated fortnightly on Mondays, The Business Times breaks down useful financial tips. In this week's episode we look at how you can make the most out of your digital assets while making sure they stay safe and sound. BT's digital editor Chris Lim hosts Michael Shaulov, CEO and co-founder of digital asset security platform Fireblocks. They discuss the following: Advantages and disadvantages of dealing with digital financial assets and transfers (0:34) How mistakes in basic digital money transfers can be catastrophic (3:20) How retail customers or consumers can ensure safe crypto or digital wallet transactions (5:53) Secure technical steps to protecting digital transactions, even for large amounts like 1 bitcoin (worth more than S$40,000 as of January 2021) (9:01) Produced by: Chris Lim and Ernest Luis Edited by: Adam Azlee Subscribe to BT Money Hacks Podcast series for our new episodes fortnightly on Mondays and rate us on your favourite audio apps: Channel: Apple Podcasts: Spotify: Google podcasts: Website: Feedback to: Do note: Any financial or investment information in this podcast is for use in Singapore only and is intended to be for your general information. Any particular investment or decision should only be made after consulting with a fully qualified financial adviser. See for privacy information.
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