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Iran says USA ships started provocation Iran says USA ships started provocation
- April 22, 2020

It condemned Iran, calling the vessels' activities "dangerous and provocative". It warned the United States that any error in calculation will receive a decisive response. "They should be assured that the Revolutionary Guards navy and the powerful armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran see the risky actions of foreigners in the region as a threat to national security and its red line, and any error in calculation on their part will receive a decisive response". (more...)
Trump Says He'll Ask Bigger Companies to Return Emergency Loans Trump Says He'll Ask Bigger Companies to Return Emergency Loans
- April 22, 2020

This is meant for workers, this isn't meant for one of the richest institutions, not only, far beyond schools in the world. "They got to pay it back". After Congress earlier Tuesday passed another $400 billion emergency aid package , most of that for small business relief, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said anyone abusing the funding would be punished. (more...)
Facebook invests $ 5.7 billion for 9.9% stake in RILs Jio Platforms Facebook invests $ 5.7 billion for 9.9% stake in RILs Jio Platforms
- April 22, 2020

Analysts and telecom experts have said Facebook and Reliance Jio both have a large customer base in India, which will be beneficial for Reliance's retail business. Ambani said he was confident of India's economic recovery and resurgence in the shortest period of time in the post-Corona era. RIL has been seeking strategic partnerships across its businesses while targeting to deleverage its balance sheet. (more...)
Australia May Keep Coronavirus Restrictions for a Year Australia May Keep Coronavirus Restrictions for a Year
- April 22, 2020

Mr Morrison said he understood it would not be something people would do ordinarily, but that this was "not an ordinary time". "Look Barnaby, no one wants to know where you've gone, pal, we are not interested". "If people take up this app, that means we have greater confidence that if someone gets the coronavirus, we can more quickly trace down their contacts of people who they may have infected". (more...)
'Stranded Deep' on PS4 and XBox One: Release Date, Price and Reviews
- April 22, 2020

You'll encounter sharks, enormous squids and other creatures in the ocean while the list of threats doesn't shorten on land. Stranded Deep was originally planned to release on the PS4 back in 2018, but the fact that publishers TellTale Games entered into liquidation a week before that planned release date, plus the resulting third party issues, all amounted to a necessary delay. (more...)
Schumer Says Senate Will Pass Small Business Relief Bill Soon
- April 22, 2020

The virus bailouts have already cost over $2 trillion. Senate Republicans applauded a deal to refund the relief to coronavirus-stricken businesses on Tuesday after 12 days of delays they blamed on Democratic stalling. What's missing: The deal does not include the $150 billion in aid for state and local governments that Democrats were seeking. Democrats said they were "disappointed" that more funding was not included for states and cities whose budgets have been decimated by the ... (more...)
Tech giants forced to pay Australian media outlets for content Tech giants forced to pay Australian media outlets for content
- April 22, 2020

Australia will force Alphabet Inc .'s Google ( GOOGL ) and Facebook Inc . "This has created a level of market concentration and power that was never envisaged by our regulatory system", Frydenberg said . This is a big mountain to climb . The move comes after talks with Facebook and Google reportedly failed to result in a voluntary code to address complaints by members of the media in Australia that tech giants have too much control over advertising, the main source of income for ... (more...)
Apple expands its App Store, Arcade and Music services to new markets Apple expands its App Store, Arcade and Music services to new markets
- April 22, 2020

Until now, Apple customers in parts of the world had access to some free apps and services for their devices without an opportunity for paid subscriptions. We hope our customers can discover their new favourite apps, games, music, and podcasts as we continue to celebrate the world's best creators, artists, and developers", " said Oliver Schusser, Apple's vice president of Apple Music and International Content. (more...)
WhatsApp launches stickers to express yourself during COVID-19 WhatsApp launches stickers to express yourself during COVID-19
- April 22, 2020

This new "Together at Home" sticker pack is available now within WhatsApp . WhatsApp noted, "We hope people enjoy using these stickers to check-in on loved ones, particularly those that are feeling isolated, alone, and scared". WhatsApp introduced stickers two years ago, and since then it has become an important tool of expression on the social platform. Head over to Google Play store and Apple store. (more...)
Alibaba to pump £22bn into cloud after COVID-19 tech surge Alibaba to pump £22bn into cloud after COVID-19 tech surge
- April 21, 2020

But Alibaba has put a concerted effort on cloud computing and analysts as well as executives see it becoming a critical area in the future, despite it now accounting for just 7% of the company's total revenue. From those availability zones, it offers not only access to cloud infrastructure but also other services such as hosted databases and machine learning tools. (more...)
Switch owners should activate 2FA as Nintendo accounts are reportedly being breached Switch owners should activate 2FA as Nintendo accounts are reportedly being breached
- April 21, 2020

Eurogamer reports that one of their staff members have been impacted , and I can confirm that a Destructoid staff member has received an unauthorized login as well. Nintendo is gearing up to boost Switch production in an effort to meet the huge increase in demand for the console seen in recent months, which has led to a shortage of stocks and, in some cases, at greatly inflated prices. (more...)
Whatsapp Doubles Number Of Participants In Group Video, Audio Calls
- April 21, 2020

The report states that the company inside of the beta version 2.20.50.23 of the iOS app and beta 2.20.128 for Android has included code to extend the number of people in a group call from four. The feature is gradually rolling out, so it is possible that even if you have either of these versions installed you can't add more than 4 participants to a group chat. (more...)
SteelSeries enters Night City with gorgeous official Cyberpunk 2077 Arctis 1 headsets
- April 21, 2020

It doesn't matter whether you're digging the new Xbox Arctis 1 or Arctis Pro, you'll be able to enhance your audio with Cyberpunk 2077 implants. The two Arctis 1 designs are the Johnny Silverhand Edition, which is compatible with Xbox One (as well as PC and Nintendo Switch ), and the Netrunner Edition, which is compatible with PS4 (and also PC and Nintendo Switch). (more...)
Samsung's new app for Galaxy Watch Active 2 enables blood pressure monitoring Samsung's new app for Galaxy Watch Active 2 enables blood pressure monitoring
- April 21, 2020

Technically, this is not an entirely new feature for Samsung smartwatches, but what's new is the official Samsung Health Monitor app, which has been cleared by South Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety as a "Software as a Medical Device". (more...)
Dataminer discovers huge list of unreleased Animal Crossing features Dataminer discovers huge list of unreleased Animal Crossing features
- April 21, 2020

After ripping the game's data onto a computer, reputable data miner Ninji has come to some exciting conclusions. The rotted root vegetables aren't worth a single Bell, so you must always ensure that you sell them before they can turn bad. (more...)
Microsoft Surface Go 2 release date, price, rumors, and specs Microsoft Surface Go 2 release date, price, rumors, and specs
- April 21, 2020

As we reported in February, the Surface Go 2 isn't going to blow anyone out of the water in terms of processor performance, which is no surprise due to its easy-on-the-wallet price tag. The Surface Go 2's footprint will remain the same, but Microsoft might shrink the display's bezels. While Microsoft hasn't officially announced the price of the new Surface Go 2 models, early leaks from retailers have spilled the beans ahead of the official announcement. (more...)
OnePlus 7T Pro Price in India Cut, Now Starts at Rs. 47,999 OnePlus 7T Pro Price in India Cut, Now Starts at Rs. 47,999
- April 21, 2020

We have reached out to OnePlus to get clarity around the OnePlus 7T Pro price cut and the pricing of other phones in its portfolio and will update this copy when we hear back. The 6.67 inch AMOLED display has a resolution of 3120 x 1440 pixels and the same 90 Hz refresh rate that was present on its predecessor. The specs of OnePlus 8 are similar to the Pro variant but the display size is slightly small at 6.55-inch There is a triple camera setup- 48MP+2MP+16MP- along with a 16MP selfie ... (more...)
Microsoft releases one last preview for its Windows 10 May 2020 Update Microsoft releases one last preview for its Windows 10 May 2020 Update
- April 21, 2020

The name is likely inspired by the recently released Samsung Galaxy S20 and the fact that we are living in the 2020 decade now. First and foremost, we should expect the company to ship some cumulative updates to Release Preview ring insiders before the go-ahead for production devices is given. (more...)
OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro India prices announced; Starts at Rs 41,999 OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro India prices announced; Starts at Rs 41,999
- April 21, 2020

The OnePlus 8 with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage costs Rs. 41,999 ($550), while the 8GB+128 and 12GB+256GB are priced at Rs. 44,999 (~$590) and Rs. 49,999 (~$650) respectively. Both also have 16MP front-facing cameras. The specs of OnePlus 8 are similar to the Pro variant but the display size is slightly small at 6.55-inch There is a triple camera setup- 48MP+2MP+16MP- along with a 16MP selfie camera. (more...)
YouTuber recreates Super Mario Odyssey within Super Mario 64 world YouTuber recreates Super Mario Odyssey within Super Mario 64 world
- April 21, 2020

You can combine 8 worlds and 40 courses together in this mode. Additional power-ups and course parts are also coming to Super Mario Maker 2 as part of the free update. Phanto from SMB2 is also joining the game with the new Cursed Key item as is Mechakoopa with a whole set of new abilities. " Super Mario Odyssey 64" takes the sheen and crisp textures of various locales from Super Mario Odyssey and shaves them down into the familiar polygons of N64 games. (more...)

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