• COVID-19 anxiety taking a toll? There's a subreddit for that

    5 monthes ago - By The Verge

    COVID-19 is all anyone can talk about in real life, which means it's all anyone can talk about on the internet, which means it's all anyone is discussing on Reddit. There's r/Coronavirus , r/Covid19 , and the racist-ly named r/China flu. These subreddits have quickly been overflowed with people seeking news about how the pandemic has thrown world economies and health care systems into collapse. They exist to disseminate information - and of course, are victim to misinformation.
    But there's one much smaller, more intimate COVID-19 subreddit - Covid19 support , which boasts only 11,900...
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  • Telus offers remote installations for in-home services during COVID-19

    Telus offers remote installations for in-home services during COVID-19

    5 monthes ago - By MobileSyrup

    Vancouver-based national telecom Telus has moved to remote installations for in-home services.
    As of March 20th, Telus began performing remote installations to help protect both staff and customers.
    In an email to MobileSyrup , the company notes that it will exclusively complete “any field work outside of customers' homes.” Further, Telus will deliver the necessary install equipment to customers' homes.
    The company says it will use “the latest technology, like mobile apps, external wiring and remote technician-assisted support” to help customers install their Telus services and get...
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  • TrickBot Mobile App Bypasses 2‐Factor Authentication for Net Banking Services

    TrickBot Mobile App Bypasses 2‐Factor Authentication for Net Banking Services

    5 monthes ago - By The Hacker News

    The malware authors behind TrickBot banking Trojan have developed a new Android app that can intercept one-time authorization codes sent to Internet banking customers via SMS or relatively more secure push notifications, and complete fraudulent transactions.
    The Android app, called "TrickMo" by IBM X-Force researchers, is under active development and has exclusively targeted German users
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  • How unified communications is providing continuity and comfort during the coronavirus pandemic

    How unified communications is providing continuity and comfort during the coronavirus pandemic

    5 monthes ago - By TechRadar

    Remote working has been, until very recently, the exception rather than the rule. With the development of the coronavirus public health crisis, and COVID-19 being declared a pandemic by the World Heath Organisation, this has all been flipped on its head. Millions are suddenly coming to terms with a different way of working, using communications interfaces that can do more than just help them make audio calls with colleagues and customers. Unified Communications and Collaboration may be new to some, but is already familiar to lots of organisations. The good news is that adoption is fast and...
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  • Tech's coveted internships are getting canceled due to COVID-19

    Tech's coveted internships are getting canceled due to COVID-19

    5 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Victoria Stafford, a third-year student at UC Berkeley, was set to begin working at Yelp in June as a sales intern - the only internship she applied to. And then it was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    “When I first read the cancellation email, I didn't believe it. I refreshed my inbox; I rubbed my eyes as if I were waking up from a dream. It was clear that COVID-19 was becoming a mounting concern, but it never occurred to me that my internship was in jeopardy,” Stafford said.
    Internship cancellations hurt more than just summer plans. The programs are often pipelines into future...
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  • Rogers launches self-install program for internet, TV services amid COVID-19

    Rogers launches self-install program for internet, TV services amid COVID-19

    5 monthes ago - By MobileSyrup

    Rogers is launching a new self-installation program for its Ignite home internet packages and TV services to help lessen the spread of COVID-19.
    The move comes hand-in-hand with the company's decision to temporarily stop its technicians from entering customer's homes on March 25th. Rogers hopes to protect both its employees and its customers from COVID-19 this way.
    In place of technicians, Rogers launched its new Ignite Self-Installation program. Customers can contact Rogers through phone, direct message or live chat to arrange no-contact delivery of an equipment kit. Rogers will deliver...
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  • O'Reilly pulls the plug on in-person events

    5 monthes ago - By InfoWorld

    In the wake of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, prominent technology conference producer O'Reilly has shut down its in-person events business, permanently. From now on, O'Reilly events will be held online. The producer of events such as OSCON and the Strata Data & AI conference, O'Reilly noted in a March 24 bulletin the impact of the virus on its in-person events division. In response, the company recently switched its Strata conference, which was to be held in San Jose last week, to an online format, drawing more than 4,600 remote attendees. To read this article in full,
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  • New rapid coronavirus test kit would give an instant diagnosis at home

    New rapid coronavirus test kit would give an instant diagnosis at home

    5 monthes ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Researchers from the UK have developed a smartphone-connected coronavirus testing device that can be used at home for a fast diagnosis.
    The COVID-19 test kit would not have to be delivered to a laboratory and could help medical professionals expand the scope of coronavirus screening.
    The device would only cost around $120 and could process up to six swabs at the same time.
    Visit BGR's homepage for more stories .
    Extensive testing for the novel coronavirus is what helped South Korea reduce the number of new cases, or flatten the curve , even though a few weeks ago it looked like the country...
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  • These work-at-home essentials are all still available from Dell

    These work-at-home essentials are all still available from Dell

    5 monthes ago - By Windows Central

    The sudden increase in people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has rendered huge demand for home-office related equipment. It's getting hard to find for a lot of people, but one store you may not have thought of when shopping is Dell. Not only can you buy the company's own PC hardware, but also a range of accessories from both Dell and other manufacturers, too. Here's the best stuff you can buy from Dell right now to help you work better from your home.
    King of Ultrabooks
    Dell XPS 13
    Staff Pick
    You can't mention Dell and not mention the king of the Ultrabook, the XPS 13. If...
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  • SF survey addresses gig workers' concerns amid COVID-19 pandemic

    SF survey addresses gig workers' concerns amid COVID-19 pandemic

    5 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    With the novel coronavirus pandemic posing an ongoing threat to people's health, especially the health of essential workers, San Francisco is conducting a survey to learn more about the issues gig workers are facing during this time. The results of this survey, which should be available within four to six weeks, will help shape local policy decisions.
    The survey seeks to understand how COVID-19 has impacted the number of gig jobs available, pay, and companies' stances on health insurance and paid sick leave. It also asks what workers feel they most urgently need, whether it's access to...
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  • Brilliant app gets you extensions if you can't pay bills due to the coronavirus

    Brilliant app gets you extensions if you can't pay bills due to the coronavirus

    5 monthes ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    The novel coronavirus' impact on the economy remains profound and destructive in a way that's wholly separate from the toll it takes on human lives, having killed more than 19,000 people around the world and sickened almost 440,000.
    That's according to the latest coronavirus stats from Johns Hopkins University .
    A new AI-based legal service has launched to work on behalf of people who need help paying their bills as a result of the coronavirus having disrupted their income.
    Visit BGR's homepage for more stories .
    DoNotPay , the company behind the chatbot known as "The World's first robot...
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  • Apple iPhone production grinds to a halt in India

    Apple iPhone production grinds to a halt in India

    5 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    China is the world's largest market for smartphones, although thanks to COVID-19, that market is shrinking. Can you guess which country represents the second-largest smartphone market? Hint: it is not the U.S. Actually, it is India; but as a developing country, Indian consumers don't have much money to spend on top-shelf models. This explains why value for money manufacturers like Xiaomi are ripping it up in the country. It also explains why the mid-range Samsung Galaxy A series does so well in this market.
    Apple did a brisk business in India with its budget-priced ...
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  • Prototype thrusters designed for use on the Moon undergo key hot-fire testing

    Prototype thrusters designed for use on the Moon undergo key hot-fire testing

    5 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    NASA's renewed efforts to return to the Moon may be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but works still proceeds on a number of projects related to the effort, including a series of hot-fire test of thrusters designed by NASA and partner Frontier Aerospace. These tests, more than 60 in total performed over the course of just 10 days, were performed under conditions designed to simulate what it would be like to use them in space, and provided key information that could lead to the verification of this thruster design for future use by NASA and its commercial partners.
    The prototype thrusters...
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  • Tencent launches $100M fund to fight COVID-19

    Tencent launches $100M fund to fight COVID-19

    5 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Tencent this week announced the launch of the Global Anti-Pandemic Fund , a $100 million effort designed to help curb the devastating spread of COVID-19. The news follows the launch of $100 million funds from fellow tech giants, Netflix and Facebook.
    In the case of the Shenzhen-based corporation, initial funding will go to practical and vitally important health supply donations, including protective gear and other products for hospitals and health care first responders.
    Tencent notes that that the effort is only the latest from the company. It previously set up an Anti-Pandemic fund to...
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  • The Covid-19 Pandemic Is a Crisis That Robots Were Built For

    5 monthes ago - By Wired

    Robots can help doctors distance from patients, and help those in isolation cope. But getting the machines into hospitals is fraught with difficulties.
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  • How B2B companies can be proactive about managing paid media during COVID-19

    5 monthes ago - By Marketing Land

    To navigate this changing landscape, make sure your brand continues to deliver value while building a pipeline for the future that isn't tone deaf to the crisis.
    Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.
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  • You Can Get Bill Extensions By Using DoNotPay's New Service, During COVID-19 Pandemic

    You Can Get Bill Extensions By Using DoNotPay's New Service, During COVID-19 Pandemic

    5 monthes ago - By Android Headlines

    If you're one of the millions that have been put out of work during this COVID-19 pandemic, DoNotPay is here to help with getting you bill extensions.
    DoNotPay is an established service that can share Netflix passwords with you, so you can get the service for free. Among other things. Now it has a new service that is going to help you get bill extensions during this pandemic when you're likely out of work and not able to pay.
    While members of Congress are lobbying to get mortgage, rent and utility payments suspended during this pandemic, there's no guarantee that it'll actually happen. So...
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