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Apple produces COVID-19 masks
Published in News
Thursday, 10 September 2020 12:16

Apple produces COVID-19 masks


Only for staff for now

Apple has developed two types of masks that the company is beginning to distribute to corporate and retail employees to limit the spread of COVID-19.

Machine learning finds coronavirus just got more infectious
Published in AI


AI found 50 flavours


A novel machine learning model developed by researchers at Michigan State University has discovered that mutations to the SARS-CoV-2 genome have made the virus more infectious.

COVID-19 gives outsourcing a bit of a cough
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Managed services drop by 21 percent

The COVID-19 pandemic had a chilling effect on second quarter outsourcing, according to the latest report from Information Services Group (ISG).

Interest in unified communications as a service spiked during COVID-19
Published in Network

 

Companies suddenly wanted it

Beancounters at Avant Analytics have noted a sudden surge in interest in Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) products as a direct result of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Russia denies trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine
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Tsar Putin has invented his own vaccine he does not need yours

The Kremlin rejected Western allegations Russia had tried to steal COVID-19 vaccine data, Russian news agencies reported.

COVID-19 has not stalled Linux development
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2020 is still the year of Linux on the desktop

Linus Torvalds and Dirk Hohndel have been telling anyone who will listen that while COVID-19 has slowed down many technologies, while speeding up other tech developments, it hasn't affected Linux development much at all.

COVID-19 not to blame for Apple and Huawei’s falling growth
Published in Mobiles


It’s a mess says GlobalData

While supply chain disruptions and retail store closures due to COVID-19 lockdowns in early 2020 have impacted smartphone revenues, other factors such as post-holiday seasonality, slowing phone upgrade rates and geopolitics have played a part on their bottom line, says GlobalData.

Swan advises to stop looking at benchmarks
Published in PC Hardware


Intel is the best you just have to take our word for it

We were looking through the transcripts of last week’s Computex and noticed that Intel CEO Bob Swan made a surprising comment about benchmarking.

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.

Apple and Google roll out COVID-19 exposure notification system
Published in News


Unified programming interface for public health 

Tech giants  Apple and Google have rolled out a COVID-19 exposure notification system, essentially a unified programming interface that will allow public health departments to create their own contact tracing applications.