• Coronavirus, April 6: Trending questions in the US on Google Search
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    Coronavirus, April 6: Trending questions in the US on Google Search

    When are stimulus checks coming IRS? According to distribution plans obtained by The Washington Post, the IRS will begin electronically administering the coronavirus-induced stimulus checks on Thursday, April 9; however, the agency plans state that paper checks will begin being mailed out to those most

  • Samsung's solid chip sales unlikely to help profits
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    Samsung's solid chip sales unlikely to help profits

    The global shift to working from home is boosting demand for Samsung's memory chips as laptop makers and data centers snap them up. But in guidance set to release Tuesday (April 7), the South Korean tech giant's first-quarter profits are still likely to remain flat.

  • Best VPN: Why you should use a 'virtual private network' on your computer as you work from home during coronavirus lockdown
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    Best VPN: Why you should use a 'virtual private network' on your computer as you work from home during coronavirus lockdown

    The coronavirus pandemic has inadvertently brought with it a major new threat to the millions of people now forced to work from home as part of measures to contain the outbreak.This sudden influx of remote workers has presented an opportunity for cyber criminals to exploit the relatively lax security

  • How to make sure your internet connection is as good as possible as you work from home during coronavirus lockdown
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    How to make sure your internet connection is as good as possible as you work from home during coronavirus lockdown

    As people across the world stay at home in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus, many are finding themselves especially frustrated by troubles with internet connection and wifi dropouts.Relying on the internet for working, studying and entertainment can very quickly exacerbate any issues you

  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake review: a breathtaking but bloated retread of a classic
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    Final Fantasy 7 Remake review: a breathtaking but bloated retread of a classic

    Despite being decorated for single-handedly breaking the Japanese role playing game genre in the West, Final Fantasy 7 was also maligned for many years as the videogame most returned to vendors by disgruntled customers. The story went that American gamers seduced by its stunning CG cutscenes and hysterical

  • Apple to design, produce and ship face shields to in-need medical workers
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    Apple to design, produce and ship face shields to in-need medical workers

    Over the weekend, Apple's CEO published a video to Twitter outlining the various ways the company is working to bring medical supplies to healthcare workers like making and sending their own masks. On Sunday, Apple CEO Tim Cook tweeted a video of himself describing the ways in which Apple is doing

  • KT to Export IPTV Service to Thailand
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    KT to Export IPTV Service to Thailand

    Contract Signed with 3BB TV for US$19 Million IPTV Service Comprehensive Solutions for Installation, Operation, Quality Management Springboard to KT's Effort to be Asia's Top Media Enterprise SEOUL, South Korea, April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- KT Corp. (KRX: 030200; NYSE: KT) announced the signing

  • Best apps to play games with friends during coronavirus lockdown
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    Best apps to play games with friends during coronavirus lockdown

    More than a third of the world’s population is currently under some form of coronavirus lockdown as governments attempt to stem the spread of the deadly pandemic.This has left an estimated 3 billion people stuck indoors for the foreseeable future.

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    UAE agriculture tech start-up secures $120 million investment commitment

    United Arab Emirates agriculture technology start-up Pure Harvest Smart Farms has raised $20.6 million in fresh funding and secured commitments for a further $100 million, it said on Monday. Wafra International, an investment firm owned by the Kuwait state pension agency, is investing $10 million of

  • PH eyeing to launch SG-based contact tracing app amid COVID- 19 worries
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    PH eyeing to launch SG-based contact tracing app amid COVID- 19 worries

    The Philippines is eyeing to launch a Singapore-based contact tracing app to help the government in containing the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said they are coordinating with the Department of Health (DOH) and other government

  • Tesla engineers show ventilator prototype on YouTube
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    Tesla engineers show ventilator prototype on YouTube

    Engineers at Tesla Inc showed a prototype for a ventilator on Sunday evening in a video published on the company's YouTube channel, as hospitals around the country overwhelmed by coronavirus patients face device shortages. The design for the ventilators relies heavily on Tesla car parts, one of

  • Stay home and karaoke: Tencent's JOOX sees usage spike in Southeast Asia
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    Stay home and karaoke: Tencent's JOOX sees usage spike in Southeast Asia

    Lockdowns and travel retrictions prompted by the new coronavirus have been a boon to JOOX, Chinese tech giant Tencent's international music streaming platform, driving traffic to its karaoke services up by as much as 50%, an executive said. Launched in 2015, JOOX is an overseas version of China&

  • The Guardian view on internet access: life, death and learning
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    The Guardian view on internet access: life, death and learning

    The Guardian view on internet access: life, death and learning. The coronavirus pandemic is showing that the digital divide has serious repercussions for people in the UK and around the world

  • Tencent’s music app Joox sees surge in karaoke users as virus brings Hong Kong’s love for singing online
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    Tencent’s music app Joox sees surge in karaoke users as virus brings Hong Kong’s love for singing online

    The karaoke function on Tencent Holdings’ Joox music streaming app has recorded a 50 per cent surge in users, according to the Chinese internet and social media giant, as the coronavirus outbreak changes the way people consume music and entertainment, and the way they pay for it.The app recorded an increase

  • Coronavirus or not, 78% of dating app Crush users risk it all to meet in person
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    Coronavirus or not, 78% of dating app Crush users risk it all to meet in person

    A survey of users shows that a majority of dating app users would meet potential love interests in-person, despite global stay-at-home orders NEW YORK, April 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In a survey of more than 4,000 of its users, creators of the dating app, Crush, report that 78% of respondents say that

  • 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is dangerous fake nonsense, UK says
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    5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is dangerous fake nonsense, UK says

    A conspiracy theory that links 5G mobile telecommunications masts to the spread of the novel coronavirus is dangerous fake news and completely false, Britain said on Saturday after masts in several parts of the country were torched. When asked by a reporter about the so called "theory" that

  • 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is dangerous fake nonsense, UK says
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    5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is dangerous fake nonsense, UK says

    A conspiracy theory that links 5G mobile telecommunications masts to the spread of the novel coronavirus is dangerous fake news and completely false, Britain said on Saturday after masts in several parts of the country were torched. When asked by a reporter about the so called "theory" that

  • Asian Americans use social media to mobilize against attacks
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    Asian Americans use social media to mobilize against attacks

    Kyle Navarro was kneeling down to unlock his bicycle when he noticed an older white man staring at him. Navarro, who is Filipino, tried to ignore him, but that soon became impossible. The man walked by, looked back and called Navarro a racial slur.

  • Mormons unveil new official logo at crowd-less conference
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    Mormons unveil new official logo at crowd-less conference

    Leaders from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sat 6 feet apart inside an empty room as the faith carried out its signature conference Saturday by adhering to social distancing guidelines that offered a stark reminder of how the global coronavirus pandemic is affecting religious practices

  • It's time for Zoom to look at the bigger picture
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    It's time for Zoom to look at the bigger picture

    It's time for Zoom to look at the bigger picture. Zoom is rapidly becoming a synonym for video conferencing – so it needs to grow up and take data security seriously

  • SoftBank CEO Son's coronavirus poll shows 80% favour state of emergency
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    SoftBank CEO Son's coronavirus poll shows 80% favour state of emergency

    More than 80% of respondents to a Twitter poll initiated by SoftBank Group Corp's CEO Masayoshi Son would support a declaration of a state of emergency to fight the coronavirus, as the number of cases exceeded 100 in Tokyo for the first time on Saturday. The poll by Son, who has 2.5 million Twitter

  • Exclusive: Amazon in contact with coronavirus test makers for potential screenings on employees
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    Exclusive: Amazon in contact with coronavirus test makers for potential screenings on employees

    The chief executives of Abbott Laboratories and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc have told Amazon they would like to work with the e-commerce company, though the U.S. government is taking up all of their testing capacity at present, the notes said. The nature of Amazon's conversations with the test

  • How did Huawei fall foul of the US government and find itself at the epicentre of a new tech war?
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    How did Huawei fall foul of the US government and find itself at the epicentre of a new tech war?

    Like many Chinese entrepreneurs, Huawei Technologies’ founder Ren Zhengfei knew he would have to crack the US market before the company could truly become a global operation.Ren, who studied the management techniques of US tech giants like IBM, had been trying to make headway in the US since the early

  • Smartphone vs virus, is privacy always going to be the loser?
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    Smartphone vs virus, is privacy always going to be the loser?

    In Europe, officials, doctors and engineers are looking at how smartphones could be enlisted in the war against the spread of the new coronavirus. One obvious attraction for health officials is the possibility of using smartphones to find out with whom someone diagnosed with COVID-19 has been in contact

  • Video app Zoom rockets to fame, with some hiccups, amid pandemic
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    Video app Zoom rockets to fame, with some hiccups, amid pandemic

    What does British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have in common with virtual happy hour celebrants and thousands of students around the world? All use the Zoom videoconferencing application to get together while staying apart during the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Created by engineer Eric Yuan in 2011