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Foxconn is all set to start manufacturing ventilators with Medtronic Foxconn is all set to start manufacturing ventilators with Medtronic
- April 10, 2020

Foxconn's contract for its Wisconsin plant was signed with great fanfare in late 2017. The virus, which can affect patients' lungs, requires that they be given oxygen to assist with breathing. The plant has been the focus of criticism amid doubts about Foxconn's promises of jobs. The business missed its first hiring goal by a large margin, finishing 2018 with 178 fulltime workers. (more...)
Google launches free version of Stadia for anyone with a Gmail account Google launches free version of Stadia for anyone with a Gmail account
- April 10, 2020

You'll need to enter a payment method to gain access to the perks of Stadia Pro, so be sure to cancel before the trial period runs out if you don't want to eventually be charged $9.99 for a month's subscription. If it can't, no streaming game service is going to be worth your time and money, regardless of what you think of the underlying product. Following that, you'll need to pick an avatar, but this choice can be changed at any time in the future. (more...)
Mobile World Congress 2020 cancelled due to "global concern" of coronavirus
- April 10, 2020

Earlier today (Feb. 12), a Wired story reported that the organization was lobbying the Spanish government to declare the virus a public health emergency so that it'd be able to claim insurance to mitigate losses it would've incurred if it chose to cancel the event. (more...)
Google Pixel 4a Retail Packaging Surfaces Online, Reveals Design Google Pixel 4a Retail Packaging Surfaces Online, Reveals Design
- April 10, 2020

On the box sitting on its side near the top of the image, we can also see that Google's continuing the contrasting power button design it started using on the Pixel 3a . If Google is preparing a May launch, this recent discovery slots right into the timeline for an imminent launch. Expect the Google 4a to be priced around INR 40,000, just like its predecessor. (more...)
Google Makes Support for ‘Seamless Updates’ Mandatory on Android 11 Devices Google Makes Support for ‘Seamless Updates’ Mandatory on Android 11 Devices
- April 09, 2020

This has been a thing for a number of years now, first getting introduced with Android 7 .0 Nougat, but with Android 11 it looks like it's going to be a mandatory requirement for manufacturers of Android devices. And when they actually have to install a new update, they can simply perform a quick reboot. However, devices without A/B partitions lock users out of the phone during the update process. (more...)
Louisiana newborn dies after coronavirus-positive mom gives birth prematurely Louisiana newborn dies after coronavirus-positive mom gives birth prematurely
- April 09, 2020

However, the baby has not tested positive for the CCP virus , Clark said on Facebook. East Baton Rouge Parish coroner William Clark told NBC News that the mother had tested positive for the coronavirus and suffered from a high fever and shortness of breath. (more...)
'No Man's Sky' update adds giant mechs with jetpacks 'No Man's Sky' update adds giant mechs with jetpacks
- April 09, 2020

Once properly installed in the cheerfully thick Minotaur, travelers can explore the mainland with a strong and satisfying stomp, completely immune to all hostile environmental effects, including radioactivity and extreme temperatures. This update also includes several other updates, such as new graphical options, powerline management, and other QOL changes. Best of all, with the right upgrades, you won't have to leave your new Exocraft in order to mine for valuable resources. (more...)
Quibi gains 300K launch day downloads, hits No. 3 on App Store Quibi gains 300K launch day downloads, hits No. 3 on App Store
- April 09, 2020

It has lined up a host of Hollywood stars including Idris Elba, Sophie Turner , Steven Spielberg, Chrissy Teigen and Jennifer Lopez . Turning the phone may reveal extra details in some scenes. Social media has not been particularly kind to the new platform, however. But consumer demand for a mobile streaming service designed for our busy, on-the-go lives where we only have minutes of downtime to spare is something that's no longer relevant in the quarantine era where we have endless ... (more...)
It's Way Too Early to Start Nitpicking the Surface Duo's Camera It's Way Too Early to Start Nitpicking the Surface Duo's Camera
- April 09, 2020

The company informed employees of the new change in strategy internally yesterday, and it affects the upcoming Surface Neo, too. A late afternoon blog post by Mary Jo Foley reveals that, according to her sources, Microsoft won't be delivering its Windows 10X powered Surface Neo dual screen device this year, nor will it ship Windows 10X to other OEMs for 3rd party Windows 10X dual screen devices in 2020. (more...)
LG Reveals New Design Language for Upcoming Smartphone LG Reveals New Design Language for Upcoming Smartphone
- April 09, 2020

If the design of the new LG phone is as good as this looks, then LG might be able to breathe some life into its smartphone line - and sales - again. LG has said the "rainbow" camera design will bring a distinction to the square-shaped multiple-camera setups are mounted on phones nowadays. (more...)
LG G-series smartphones arriving on May 15, G9 spotted on Geekbench LG G-series smartphones arriving on May 15, G9 spotted on Geekbench
- April 09, 2020

The report says that the device will be powered by Qualcomm's 700-series and will support 5G connectivity, which means it will house either Snapdragon 765 and 765G chipset. It remains to be seen if LG is developing this phone for global release or for its domestic market only. As for LG's G series, the company issued a statement shortly after reports about it dropping the flagship G series emerged. (more...)
Microsoft’s Forza Street to Hit Android and iOS on May 5 Microsoft’s Forza Street to Hit Android and iOS on May 5
- April 09, 2020

Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios' Forza Street racing game is coming to iOS on May 5. It was then officially brought under the acclaimed Forza franchise banner previous year, when it was promised for a future mobile release. This mobile game has nothing to do with the Forza itself, except for the name. Races in the game last just a minute or two. Racing games are among the most popular in all of mobile gaming. (more...)
UK PM spends second night in intensive care fighting coronavirus UK PM spends second night in intensive care fighting coronavirus
- April 09, 2020

In late March, the prime minister announced that he had "mild" symptoms of coronavirus and was self-isolating whilst continuing to run the country. Asked if anyone had been in contact with Mr Johnson since he was moved to intensive care , the spokesman said: 'The PM is not working, he's in intensive care, he has the ability to contact those that he needs to, he's following the advice of his doctors at all times'. (more...)
Navigating the CARES Act for Small Businesses Navigating the CARES Act for Small Businesses
- April 09, 2020

Several Maryland counties are offering residents access to loan or grants programs for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown. The U.S. Treasury has assured small business owners that there will be enough relief funding to help them weather the coronavirus outbreak. That amount hasn't been given to firms yet, but represents the value of loans SBA has registered and guaranteed for lenders to complete the process and disburse funds, according to a senior ... (more...)
Apple is reportedly scrapping the Beats headphone lineup Apple is reportedly scrapping the Beats headphone lineup
- April 08, 2020

However, there are reports that the United States tech giant is planning to retire the Beats brand. For several years Apple pushed new audio products under the Beats label, but as AirPods and AirPods Pro appear in more ears, it's possible the company is looking to shift its branding and consolidate the division. (more...)
PlayStation 5 DualSense controller revealed; brings the PlayStation 5 DualSense controller revealed; brings the "power of touch"
- April 08, 2020

Among other things, the controller has a new design and a built-in microphone. Sony has wisely chose to keep much of what gamers liked about the DualSense's predecessor (the DualShock 4) intact, while adding new functions and refining the design. (more...)
Sony Reportedly Struggling With PS5 Pricing Over Component Sourcing
- April 08, 2020

Some Sony Interactive Entertainment staff think the new console should be sold at a loss if necessary to match the price of Microsoft's Xbox Series X , as the platform would profit from game software and online service sales, while others would prefer the hardware make a profit from the get-go, says the report. (more...)
Modern Warfare Season 3 Roadmap and Trailer Released Modern Warfare Season 3 Roadmap and Trailer Released
- April 08, 2020

In addition to this accommodation for numbers, the season update will also bring some fresh weaponry and skins. Check out the trailer below. As per usual, the new season will bring a ton of new features, modes, playlists, weapons, maps, and operators, so expect the update to be pretty sizable when it gets released tomorrow. (more...)
Facebook releases couples-only messaging app Facebook releases couples-only messaging app
- April 08, 2020

What we can take away from this is, if the Tuned app doesn't work out and prove popular with couples, it may be taken down swiftly. The service comes from the social network's New Product Experimentation workshop and has been designed as a "private space" to let couples interact and share intimate, romantic moments with each other. (more...)
British PM Boris Johnson Conscious, 'On Oxygen' British PM Boris Johnson Conscious, 'On Oxygen'
- April 08, 2020

Johnson had already spent Sunday night at a London hospital after being taken in for tests following concerns he still had a cough and high temperature, 10 days since being diagnosed with COVID-19. WATCH l Can COVID-19 be spread by talking? "We all know that Germany got ahead in terms of its ability to do testing for the virus and there's a lot to learn from that and we've been trying to learn the lessons from that", he said. (more...)

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