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Amazon could challenge loss of $10 billion Pentagon cloud deal
- April 01, 2020

In July, Trump told reporters that he was "getting tremendous complaints about the contract with the Pentagon and with Amazon ... they're saying it wasn't competitively bid". Microsoft, which doesn't break out comparable sales for its Azure unit, likely pulled in a fraction of that, analysts say. Based on both companies' earnings reports last week, Synergy Research Group expects Amazon to boost its share of the market to about 33.5% and Microsoft to rise to around 16.5%. (more...)
Apple Acquires Weather App Dark Sky Apple Acquires Weather App Dark Sky
- March 31, 2020

Dark Sky's website will also stop working by the same date. "Our goal has always been to provide the world with the best weather information possible, to help as many people as we can stay dry and safe, and to do so in a way that respects your privacy", Dark Sky's blog post reads. (more...)
Varcoe: Keystone XL to proceed with $7B commitment from Alberta government Varcoe: Keystone XL to proceed with $7B commitment from Alberta government
- March 31, 2020

TC Energy Corp . said on Tuesday it would proceed with the construction of the long-delayed $8 billion US Keystone XL pipeline project after getting a $1.1 billion US equity investment from the Alberta government. Last month the company said there was too much uncertainty to fully commit to the project right away. The pipeline, which which will boost shipments of crude from Alberta's oil sands to U.S. (more...)
United States tracking mobile phones to map spread of COVID-19 United States tracking mobile phones to map spread of COVID-19
- March 31, 2020

Several laws, including those meant to combat terrorism, are being invoked for the use of this data, say experts. USA government officials are using cellphone location data from the mobile ad industry -not data from the carriers themselves- to track Americans' movements during the coronavirus outbreak, the Wall Street Journal reports . (more...)
Nymbus automates COVID-19 payroll relief for banks to small business Nymbus automates COVID-19 payroll relief for banks to small business
- March 31, 2020

While borrowers will continue to be expected to meet their financial obligations under the agreement, this flexibility will provide a needed lifeline to those facing foreclosure or eviction. It includes funds for assisting large and small businesses , state and local government programs, and aid in the form of individual payments. Until that time, The Maine State Chamber of Commerce with the U.S. (more...)
Niantic is letting players in Pokemon Go raid from home Niantic is letting players in Pokemon Go raid from home
- March 31, 2020

And if you think coronavirus blockages and movement restrictions have had a serious impact on the game's money production, the truth will surprise you. Notably, Pokemon Go will now have more habitats where trainers can find monsters easily while playing in locations close to their home. We do know that Pokemon Go has been getting cheap bundles for Pokeballs since you can't go out and get them now. (more...)
‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare’ Offering Double XP To End Season 2 ‘Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare’ Offering Double XP To End Season 2
- March 31, 2020

Following in the footsteps of the hugely successful Modern Warfare Remaster, the Call of Duty sequel has a March 31 release date. The 100 tier pass takes a lot of time and dedication to get through, so it's a nice little boost that will make the weekend actually feel like a weekend. (more...)
Continue rumors: iPhone 5G can hit launch Continue rumors: iPhone 5G can hit launch
- March 31, 2020

It looks like Apple has been planning to launch a host of new hardware even as most of the company's employees are working from home. "In early March, in a contrast to its normal practices, Apple started allowing engineers to take home early versions of future devices to continue work during the lockdown period". (more...)
Riot Games is rolling out the Valorant closed beta on April 7 Riot Games is rolling out the Valorant closed beta on April 7
- March 31, 2020

Sign-ups are already live over on the game's official website , though space is now limited to players in Europe, Canada, United States, Turkey, Russia and CIS countries. The game's release is scheduled for "summer 2020", but nothing is set in stone in our current reality. There's a possibility the closed beta will become available to more regions in the future, depending on the current coronavirus pandemic. (more...)
Super Mario back catalog reportedly being remastered for Nintendo Switch Super Mario back catalog reportedly being remastered for Nintendo Switch
- March 31, 2020

This would include Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine , and then Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. Its tropical island setting, Mario-as-villain dramatic stakes, and incredible variety of the F.L.U.D.D. If VGC's sources are correct, then the existing back catalog games will be remastered for the Switch. Beyond these exciting Switch remasters, we're also expected to get a new Paper Mario in 2020. (more...)
Huawei launches new mid-range HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G platform Huawei launches new mid-range HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G platform
- March 31, 2020

This price is for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model. Connectivity options on the Honor 30S include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.10, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G with active 4G on both SIM cards. It is powered by Kirin 820 5G chipset which has four ARM-Cortex A55 cores clocked at 1.84GHz and four ARM-A76 cores with varying clock speeds. There's a 64MP main sensor, an 8MP telephoto module with 3x optical and up to 20x hybrid zoom, an 8MP ultrawide snapper and a 2MP depth helper. (more...)
Windows 10 KB4554364 Update Fixes Internet Connectivity Issues Windows 10 KB4554364 Update Fixes Internet Connectivity Issues
- March 31, 2020

Microsoft promised that a solution would be available quickly, and the target date was early April, but the software giant has evidently given this a top priority, because a patch for Windows 10 has now been released before the end of March. (more...)
You'll Love This Subtle Google Play Store Change You'll Love This Subtle Google Play Store Change
- March 31, 2020

Some apps begin downloading as quickly as they're clicked, however on some apps you can too cancel request from permission request earlier than downloading. You now know if an app is rated poorly, if it has been installed a lot (which could mean it is trustworthy), and if you might need WiFi vs. your cellular connection to download it. (more...)
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces stay-at-home order Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announces stay-at-home order
- March 30, 2020

A picnic area inside of Oriole Park at Camden Yards is empty in Baltimore, Maryland on March 26, 2020. Any person knowingly or willingly violating the order is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, is subject to imprisonment of up to one year, Hogan said. (more...)
This Florida megachurch is ignoring social distancing during coronavirus This Florida megachurch is ignoring social distancing during coronavirus
- March 30, 2020

Howard-Browne isn't yet in custody, but the sheriff believes he will turn himself in soon. "We are hopeful that this will be a wake up call for him..." The pastor faces charges of unlawful assembly and violation of public health emergency order, said Chronister. (more...)
Microsoft Teams for consumers is coming later this year with new features Microsoft Teams for consumers is coming later this year with new features
- March 30, 2020

Editor, the built-in AI assistant tool in the document editor that provides grammar, spelling and style suggestions, can now help users rephrase sentences to improve readability. Of course, there's nothing you can do right now than wait, as Microsoft is the only one to resolve the issue. Plus, parents can also manage the screen time of their kids throughout different devices, including their phones, computers, and Xbox consoles. (more...)
The LG G9 ThinQ is probably not happening after all The LG G9 ThinQ is probably not happening after all
- March 30, 2020

In an emailed response to Android Authority's query, LG's Global Communications Director Ken Hong said: "There are many proposals being batted around and when it's time to announce our strategy for our next device, Android Authority will hear that directly from us, not through the Korean media ". (more...)
Microsoft Azure Demand up 775% in Social Distancing Areas Microsoft Azure Demand up 775% in Social Distancing Areas
- March 30, 2020

According to Microsoft Azure, its cloud management division, the use of its services has increased by 775% "in regions (of the world) that have used confinement or reinforced social distancing". Interestingly, Mixer also added a new Education category to cater to those learning from home while in self-isolation . "To manage surges in demand, we will expedite the creation of new capacity in the appropriate region". (more...)
Trump, Biden neck and neck in 2020 presidential race: new poll Trump, Biden neck and neck in 2020 presidential race: new poll
- March 30, 2020

Among registered voters, Biden is favored by 49 percent and Trump by 47 percent. Former Vice President Joe Biden's national lead over President Donald Trump has almost evaporated according to an ABC News/Washington Post poll that shows the Democratic frontrunner facing a "massive enthusiasm gap" in the November general election. (more...)
Muriel Bowser get federal disaster declaration for D.C. Muriel Bowser get federal disaster declaration for D.C.
- March 30, 2020

Federal funding will be made available to state. tribal and eligible local governments, along with certain private non-profit organizations for emergency measures for all areas in the state of Kansas impacted by the pandemic. Congress passed and President Trump signed the $2.2 trillion dollar bill that was supposed to help America with the COVID-19 crises. The request for a major disaster declaration, if approved, will provide the same emergency protective measures available under the ... (more...)

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