Halloween candy safety techniques are more important than ever in 2020

Halloween candy safety

Parents this year are going beyond checking their kids’ loot and are disinfecting it, too. Halloween candy safety has taken on a new definition in 2020 as parents face concerns beyond the usual worries.  This year, additional tools like a UV disinfecting wand can give parents peace of mind. Even before the Halloween candy safety checking can begin, many parents are making sure that the items kids have brought home are disinfected.  This way, they can feel confident that they are keeping their kids safe after their trick-or-treating is done.…

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A portable phone charger can keep your Halloween spooky this year

Portable phone charger

In this year of altered celebrations, smartphones offer a great way to keep the evening creepy. A portable phone charger has become a rather unexpected top accessory for Halloween in recent years.  Despite the fact that the pandemic has altered celebrations to varying degrees this year, this popularity hasn’t changed. This gadget has the unique advantage of keeping things spooky but not actually scary. Many cities, states and even countries have decided to alter their Halloween celebrations for 2020 due to the risks associated with the pandemic.  While some regions…

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US military tests augmented reality goggles for dogs

Augmented reality goggles - dog wearing goggles - military

The animals could one day find themselves wearing AR technology so solders can issue remote commands. New augmented reality goggles for dogs in the United States military could one day become standard gear for the working animals. This would provide soldiers with the ability to issue remote commands to the dogs during operations. The high-tech eyewear for dogs is under development by Seattle-based Command Sight. Command Sight has received US Army research funding to develop the augmented reality goggles for military dogs. The goal is to create gear that will…

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UVC light sanitizer sales explode as lab confirms COVID-19 stays on a phone for 28 days

UVC Light Sanitizer for Virus

New research from Australia shows SARS-CoV-2 can remain on some surfaces for almost a month. Researchers in Australia have determined that COVID-19 can stay viable on surfaces such as glass or even money for up to 28 days, sending UVC light sanitizer sales through the roof. This study is a powerful reminder of the importance of disinfecting surfaces and washing hands. According to the research, which was published in the Virology Journal on October 7, 2020, “SARS-CoV-2 can remain infectious for significantly longer time periods than generally considered possible. These…

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Facebook ad ban lifted on Canadian company’s “overtly sexual” onions

Facebook ad ban - basket of onions

The social media giant also reversed its decision on peas flagged as promoting alcohol consumption. A seed company from Newfoundland, Canada has had a Facebook ad ban lifted after the social media platform labeled its picture of a wicker basket of onions as being “overtly sexual.” The Gaze Seed Company has found itself having to have more than one ban reviewed by the platform. According to the company’s manager, Jackson McLean, he was required to request a manual review of the Facebook ad ban in order to have it lifted.…

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