COVID-19: To Mask or Not to Mask?
As we enter the second phase of our movement control order (MCO) and start to plan for the future, there are many issues that need to be thought through and one of them is whether we should wear masks...
New York City goes virtual in one-stop-shop site
Armchair travelers can now take a stroll through Central Park one minute, and then teleport to the Museum of Modern Art the next via a new portal that groups together all the New York City attractions that can be visited virtually.
WHO: Malaysia COVID-19 cases to peak in mid-April
KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 — The number of coronavirus cases in Malaysia is expected to peak in mid-April and there are signs of a flattening of the infection curve, the World Health Organization (WHO) s...
European industry retools to fight coronavirus
A multitude of 3D printers hum nonstop at Spanish firm BCN3D which, like dozens of others across Europe, has switched gears to supply hospitals with equipment to fight the coronavirus.
Amazon exec called fired worker ‘not smart’ in leaked memo
A senior Amazon.com Inc executive called a fired Staten Island warehouse worker “not smart or articulate” in internal discussions about how the company should respond to employee criticism of its handling of the pandemic, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Nokia: Internet can cope with US and Europe lockdown surge
Fears that Internet networks could buckle after millions of people went into coronavirus lockdown have proven unfounded, according to a report released Thursday which details huge surges in streaming and video conferencing in Europe and the US.
Zoom video’s meteoric rise complicated by privacy concerns
Zoom Video Communications has been one of the few stand-outs in the current market, with shares doubling and usage surging during the coronavirus pandemic, but now the company’s high profile has raised concerns about user privacy and security.
Apple Card holders can skip their April payments, too
Last month, Apple launched an assistance programme that allowed Apple Card holders to skip their March payment without accruing interest; the company has now updated its information page to reveal that it is offering the same option for April.
These 2020 April Fool's video game jokes are actually real
Three video games whose 2020 April Fool's silliness continues past the first of the month: A swords and sorcery makeover for "PUBG”, an abundance of tricksters for homebound Pokémon Go, and a plethora of bugs in Totally Accurate Battle Simulator, plus daylong pranks from Call Of Duty, Overwatch and Apex Legends.
Virus masks, apps: The race is on to avoid hidden Covid-19 carriers
The worldwide race to protect people against unwitting coronavirus carriers intensified on April 2, pitting governments against each other in the race to buy protective gear and prompting new questions about who should wear masks, get temperature checks or even be permitted to go outside.
Covid-19: Demand for health gadgets surges in lockdown, likely to last
Fitness-tracking gadgets are selling out, home exercise classes have never been more popular and industrial robot designers are pivoting to making sanitation bots. The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a seismic wave of health awareness and anxiety, which is energising a new category of virus-fighting tech.
Elon Musk’s SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns, according to memo
Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX has banned its employees from using video conferencing app Zoom, citing “significant privacy and security concerns”, according to a memo seen by Reuters, days after US law enforcement warned users about the security of the popular app.