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The Paycheck Protection Program Has Reached Its $350 Billion Cap The Paycheck Protection Program Has Reached Its $350 Billion Cap
- April 16, 2020

It provides forgivable loans to companies that meet size and other requirements. The program was plagued by technical difficulties and delays from its opening on April 3. Congressional lawmakers are working to unlock additional funds for the program but Democrats and Republicans have struggled to reach a compromise. Though lawmakers appear close to extending funds for the programs, the pace at which US small businesses exhausted the initial $350 billion program likely speaks to the extent ... (more...)
Google and Apple to release contact tracing update to restrain Coronavirus Google and Apple to release contact tracing update to restrain Coronavirus
- April 16, 2020

Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . Apple and Google have entered into a rare partnership to help health authorities around the world stop the spread of COVID-19 amid the global pandemic . The companies also mentioned that in the coming months, they will work to enable a "broader Bluetooth-based contact tracing platform by building this functionality into the underlying platforms". (more...)
Honor 30 Pro and Pro Plus are the company's latest affordable flagships
- April 16, 2020

Built on TSMC's 7nm process, similar to the Kirin 990 , it features a single-chip 5G baseband solution without a plug-in. Honor unveiled the Honor 30 trio recently, as the company's new flagships. Over at the front, both the Pro models have an OLED waterfall display. The Honor 30 Pro has same set of specs as the Honor 30 Pro + except for its rear camera system, as well as its lack of support for 90Hz screen refresh rate and wireless charging. (more...)
Facebook Debuts A New Messaging App For Apple Watch Users Facebook Debuts A New Messaging App For Apple Watch Users
- April 16, 2020

After downloading the app, you'll log in by scanning a QR code on your watch or enter an access code at a Facebook site. In addition to sending an alert in the form of notification for the user to calm down, the next Apple Watch should also offer quick breathing exercises that help to keep calm. (more...)
Resident Evil 4 remake has been all but confirmed
- April 16, 2020

Obviously, Capcom likes it well done, because it does it well, and it is well seasoned, if not noticed. We would assume that Capcom was referring to the Resident Evil 3 new version, which was unknown to us at the time. It's been reported that the original Resident Evil 4 director, Shinji Mikami, was approached to direct the remake but he's now busy working on Bethesda's GhostWire: Tokyo, but has " blessed " the remake instead. (more...)
Coronavirus tracking will come through Google Play Services Coronavirus tracking will come through Google Play Services
- April 16, 2020

Apple and Google intend to build the contact-tracing technology into their mobile operating systems ( iOS and Android ), tying the capabilities into apps from public health authorities. You could presumably deactivate the contact tracing if you just left Bluetooth turned off on your phone. Contact tracing for iOS and Android will begin to roll out in mid-May, according to Bloomberg . (more...)
Apple rolls out new iPhone SE model Apple rolls out new iPhone SE model
- April 16, 2020

For those of you wondering if there's a headphone jack, I'm sorry to disappoint you. What sounds less insane, and great to consumers, is that by using the A13 Apple can support the iPhone SE for years - and this phone will outlive the iPhone 8 it is slated to replace for a handful of extra years because of the new chip. (more...)
Nubia launches global presales of RedMagic 5G gaming flagship Nubia launches global presales of RedMagic 5G gaming flagship
- April 16, 2020

KitGuru says: How much of a priority is a high refresh rate display for you? It's also one of the most affordable phones to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and Snapdragon X55 5G modem. Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC, clubbed with Adreno 650 GPU. Plus, it houses touch-sensitive shoulder buttons on the right side for an improved gaming experience. (more...)
Nancy Pelosi: ‘Truth’ Is That Trump Worsened the Coronavirus, Destroyed Economy Nancy Pelosi: ‘Truth’ Is That Trump Worsened the Coronavirus, Destroyed Economy
- April 16, 2020

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday called President Donald Trump's decision to halt funding for the World Health Organization senseless and unsafe, and said it would be challenged. This came after Taiwan released a letter that revealed it was asking the World Health Organization about the virus outbreak back in December 2019. "The WHO's reliance on China's disclosures likely caused a 20-fold increase in cases worldwide, and it may be much more than that", Trump ... (more...)
Coronavirus: Nigerian doctor dies of COVID-19 in Lagos Coronavirus: Nigerian doctor dies of COVID-19 in Lagos
- April 16, 2020

We learnt he had COVID-19 patients in his facility that he was treating. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allows the use of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19 through an emergency investigational new drug application process with academic institutions to evaluate its safety and efficacy. (more...)
Nokia 8 Sirocco Android 10 update starts rolling out in India
- April 16, 2020

But, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Android 10 update time for all the devices were revised by the company. If you're in one of the approved countries and haven't received the update yet, then be a little patient as if should come though, latest by April 20. (more...)
Grand Theft Auto 6 reportedly in 'early development' Grand Theft Auto 6 reportedly in 'early development'
- April 16, 2020

While the main thrust of the report is that management appears to be making an effort to reduce crunch and high levels of stress among employees, there was some interesting news regarding Grand Theft Auto 6 . What do you all want to see from Grand Theft Auto 6? So, maybe be with regular updates, GTA 6 might end up even bigger than all other GTA installments combined, which is truly exciting. (more...)
Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition Swoops In To Replace E3
- April 16, 2020

Good news, everyone! Geoff Keighley has announced that The Game Festival will be returning once again, and it's arriving much sooner than you might think - another edition of his special game preview event will be arriving in the summer of 2020. (more...)
AAHOA calls for action on federal Paycheck Protection Program AAHOA calls for action on federal Paycheck Protection Program
- April 16, 2020

Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) announced the approval of 30,000 loans, totaling more than $6.7 billion. "The PPP provides a crucial liquidity lifeline to them but will likely run out of money by the end of this week". "With Congress not scheduled to reconvene until May and many hotel owners still awaiting action on PPP loan applications that could make or break their business, they literally cannot afford to wait". (more...)
Big Problems for Small Business Aid Programs Big Problems for Small Business Aid Programs
- April 16, 2020

That's why I'm fighting for more funding for the Paycheck Protection Program . When applying for the loan, business owners must provide payroll documentation. An email to the SBA seeking comment about the status of the program was not immediately answered. "We won't have to hire new people and train them". (more...)
Apple's Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is now available to order Apple's Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro is now available to order
- April 16, 2020

The 11-inch iPad Pro actually costs $799. While the new Magic Keyboard works with all older iPad Pro models, the new features make it pricier than previous versions of the tablet keyboard. Additionally, it comes with a built-in trackpad to use with trackpad support built into iPadOS 13.4. The trackpad supports a variety of gestures, too: pinch your fingers for multitasking, swipe three fingers to switch apps, place two fingers next to each other to zoom, and more. (more...)
BlackBerry could vanish as TCL ends partnership BlackBerry could vanish as TCL ends partnership
- April 16, 2020

TCL Communication , the electronics enterprise that makes BlackBerry smartphones , announced Monday that the partnership has ended. Blackberry like Nokia and Motorola have struggled ever since Steve Jobs and his iPhone showed them how a smartphone should be built and marketed. (more...)
PS4 Exclusives Listed for PC on Amazon Are an Error PS4 Exclusives Listed for PC on Amazon Are an Error
- April 16, 2020

It's worth noting that Atlus attempted to take down RPCS3, the PS3 emulator that could play Persona 5 . The listing frenzy even included a Nintendo-published PC edition of Super Mario Odyssey . As pointed out by posters on ResetEra , Amazon France also still has a listing for Scalebound , an Xbox action game that was canceled years ago. Other retailers like Wal-mart have had similarly bogus listings in the past. (more...)
Sony closing VR-focused Manchester studio
- April 16, 2020

With the PlayStation 5 on the horizon, a dip was expected, but despite it being the calm before the storm, the PS4 is still performing admirably. And then there is a sign-up widget so gamers can stay abreast of any PlayStation 5 news, such as information on its specific launch date, price and games. (more...)
Slanted Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 color options, S-Pen compatibility unlikely Slanted Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 color options, S-Pen compatibility unlikely
- April 15, 2020

Samsung has quietly taken the covers of the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite , its new budget-focused Android tablet that could take on Apple's iPad. The new Galaxy Tab S6 Lite measures 244.5x154.3x7.0mm and weighs 467 grams. The amount of RAM available is 4 GB and the storage is available in two flavors: 64 GB and 128 GB, expandable through microSD cards. According to the Argos listing , the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite will start at £339.00 in the United Kingdom for the 64GB Wi-Fi model. (more...)

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