Virus-hit Wuhan cautiously revives amid thicket…

Residents of Wuhan are cautiously returning to shopping and strolling in the streets of the city where the coronavirus pandemic began

Facebook Gaming Launches Tournaments

Facebook Gaming Launches Tournaments The new feature will allow users to create and organize virtual tournaments from the comfort of their homes. Users will be able to create tourneys in a variety of formats, including round-robin or double elimination. The feature is also made for a wide range of levels from casual to high-level esports play. 'Tournaments' is currently debuting in early access. Facebook Gaming has experienced a huge growth in the last year, with streaming hours doubling due to the current pandemic.

They're Fighting the Virus. Now, Their Own Google…

Do a Google search today and you'll notice a new Google Doodle —a temporary redo of the company's logo, often used to mark holidays or commemorate important people and events—dedicated to a group that CNET calls "largely unsung heroes" in the coronavirus pandemic. Hover with your cursor over the...

Pandemic has set the number of air travelers back…

The steep drop in air travel is passing a milestone

HBO Is Unlocking Nearly 500 Hours Of Content To…

The premium cable channel is making hours of programming available to stream, including some of its most popular shows and documentaries.

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Zoom Hid Security Flaws: Shareholder

Shares in videoconferencing app Zoom hit record highs at the end of last month as COVID-19 forced people to work and socialize from home. Then came the drop, coinciding with concerns about " zoombombing " and other security and privacy issues. Another drop in stock price came Tuesday, with shares closing at...

Help Researchers With The COVID Symptom Tracker…

Help Researchers With The COVID Symptom Tracker App Massachusetts General Hospital's Dr. Andrew T. Chan is a lead researcher on the app, which takes seconds to complete and is being encouraged to be used daily. The physician-epidemiologist explains that the app will help determine "hot spots" or new symptoms. According to Lifehacker, COVID Symptom Tracker asks you two simple questions: 1. Have you taken a coronavirus test before? 2. Are you currently feeling healthy or experiencing symptoms? You will also provide some demographic information. Giving your name or number is optional. Dr. Andrew T. Chan, via Lifehacker Dr. Andrew T. Chan, via Lifehacker

Fast Food Workers in California Are Planning to…

Non-union fast-food workers across California, including cooks and cashiers, are staging a walkout on Thursday demanding that the company does more to keep them safe while working during the coronavirus pandemic.

Virus outbreak delivers tech darlings a harsh…

Just as the coronavirus outbreak has boxed in society, it’s also squeezed high-flying tech companies reliant on people’s freedom to move around and get together

Sprint and T-Mobile Complete $30 Billion Merger

Sprint and T-Mobile Complete $30 Billion Merger The nation's third and fourth-largest wireless carriers have finally united after a long process to become more competitive. With more than 100 million users, the newly-formed company has the base to challenge other mobile giants such as AT&T and Verizon. As part of the deal, T-Mobile's longtime CEO, John Legere, stepped down from his post, and COO Mike Sievert will take over in May 2020. The company will make use of the added infrastructure from Sprint to develop and deploy 5G service to its customers. As part of the deal, those on Sprint's prepaid brand, Boost, will be going to Dish as part of a divestiture T-Mobile agreed to with the Justice Department.

Twitter Founder Is Giving $1B to Fight Coronavirus

Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey says he is donating more than a quarter of his considerable wealth to help the fight against COVID-19. In a tweet Tuesday, Dorsey, who also founded and leads payment app company Square, said he is giving $1 billion in Square equity to the Start...

Housing market chills, layoffs, companies boost…

There are growing indications of a severe economic disruption from the pandemic for both national economies and small businesses

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Facebook Plans To Hire 10,000 New Workers By The…

COO Sheryl Sandberg made the announcement to CNBC on Thursday.

Zoom CEO: 'I Really Messed Up'

As many companies shift gears or close doors in the coronavirus economy, Zoom has had the enviable problem of managing what the Wall Street Journal calls "breakneck growth." Except that, per the Journal, "it hasn't been going well" as the videoconferencing company has been beset with security and privacy issues...

Tips for a Stable and Faster Internet Connection

Tips for a Stable and Faster Internet Connection As millions of people self-isolate to help flatten the curve of COVID-19, internet usage has surged, causing strain on connections. As a result, YouTube even announced plans to reduce video quality over the course of a month to better handle the high demand. Here are some tips to make your connection more stable during the coronavirus pandemic: 1. Make sure your router is connected properly and placed in an ideal area. Keep it away from TVs, cordless phones and stereos. 2. Don't use your microwave. According to U.K. telecoms regulator Ofcom, using your microwave can interfere with Wi-Fi signals. 3. Disconnect other devices from the Wi-Fi when you're not using them. They can use the internet in the background even when you're not using them, causing your connection to slow down. 4. Connect your computer to your router via Ethernet. Connecting your computer directly to the router provides better internet speeds than Wi-Fi.

Helicopter Service Blade Pulls Audible to Keep…

The on-demand helicopter service, Blade, is pulling an audible to keep its business afloat during the COVID-19 outbreak. The business has been impacted by the closures of nonessential businesses but has adapted to the new normal by offering an on-demand car service similar to Uber.

Report: Outbreak triggers drop in…

President Donald Trump will preside over one of America's sharpest drops in climate-changing emissions despite mocking the idea of climate change himself

Most People Think Technology Is Moving Too Fast…

Most People Think Technology Is Moving Too Fast, Survey Says According to a survey conducted by American public relations and marketing consultancy firm Edelman, 60 percent think technology is evolving too rapidly. They also believe that due to governments not fully having a grasp on it, regulations are not formally being placed. Over 34,000 people worldwide were used in the communications firm's report. The analysis from Edelman adds that global trust in technology has dropped four percent. In the United States, the decrease is seven percent. Edelman says trust has fallen in 21 out of 26 global markets. 66 percent worry that technology will eventually make them even question their own senses. Edelman's Sanjay Nair, via statement

Working From Home During Virus? Beware of…

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, people stuck at home have taken to using videoconferencing apps to hold work meetings and chat with family and friends. One such app that's become ubiquitous: Zoom, founded by Cisco engineer Eric Yuan. But be careful before you log in for that virtual happy...

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Twitter's Dorsey sets up $1B fund; consumers get…

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is setting aside $1 billion in stock to establish a philanthropic venture focused initially on global relief efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic

T-Mobile Completes Merger With Sprint

The $26 billion merger had been approved by the Justice Department and the FCC.

Apple Debuts Screening App for COVID-19

You can now ask Apple your coronavirus questions. A website and a free app that launched Friday provide general information about the disease and a COVID-19 screening tool that can lead the user to next steps, the Verge reports. It asks about possible contact with infected people, travel and symptoms,...