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5G helping fight coronavirus
Published in Network
Friday, 10 July 2020 11:14

5G helping fight coronavirus

Apparently it was not the cause after all

While very stupid people in the UK and US think 5G is responsible for the coronavirus, the technology could be the key to actually fighting it.

Coronavirus increased the value of video games companies
Published in Gaming

Market cap of leading video game companies jumped by $354.5 billion this year

As an industry custom built for people to stay indoors, the global video games market has boomed in the last few months, bringing huge profits for the leading gaming companies and their shareholders.

Wearables market kung flued
Published in IoT
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 10:34

Wearables market kung flued

Device sales dropped

Beancounters at ABI Research have noted that sales of wearables have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic because consumer interest in buying non-essential devices has dropped in the first quarter of 2020, along with the issues associated with a hampered supply chain.

Google lets workers back into the office
Published in News
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 10:51

Google lets workers back into the office

If they want to come that is is

Google CEO Sundar Pichai told employees that the search giant is targeting July 6 to reopen offices for workers that want to come back to in person.

Working from home could make you nuts
Published in News
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 11:35

Working from home could make you nuts

Nadella calls for a middle way

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has warned that making remote work permanent could have serious consequences for social interaction and mental health for workers as virtual video calls cannot replace in-person meetings.

Penn State Quantum cats set to work on coronavirus
Published in AI


So it is potentially dead and alive

Quantum machine learning, an emerging field that combines machine learning and quantum physics, is the focus of research to discover possible treatments for COVID-19.

Nvidia's top boffin makes an open-source ventilator
Published in News

It can be quickly assembled with off the shelf parts

Nvidia Chief Scientist Bill Dally has released plans for an open-source ventilator hardware design he developed in order to address the shortage resulting from the global coronavirus pandemic.

Half of Telecom Italia will stay working from home
Published in News


As the lock down eases

Telecom Italia (TIM) will keep just over half of its staff working from home when Italy’s biggest phone group begins a gradual reopening of its offices across Italy next week.

EU worried about data protection in coronavirus
Published in News

Just because you are in a crisis there is no reason to bend the rules

The EU has warned its members that just because there is a pandemic, they have no reason to get lax on their data protection rules.

UK snubs Apple and Google’s coronavirus tracking
Published in News

Will do its own thing thanks

The UK's coronavirus contact-tracing app is set to use a different model to the one proposed by Apple and Google, despite concerns raised about privacy and performance.