EU needs to tackle 5G disinformation
It does not spread COVID-19
European Union leaders need to tackle urgently disinformation on 5G technology, which is central to the bloc's economic recovery from COVID-19 and its plans to catch up with the United States and China, a study by telecoms lobby group ETNO showed.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.