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Unemployment benefits now available for self-employed, contractors, gig workers Unemployment benefits now available for self-employed, contractors, gig workers
- May 07, 2020

The program provides financial assistance to unemployed or partially unemployed individuals, including dentists and dental team members, who are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance and who are unable to work as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (more...)
New Zealand PM: No open borders for 'a long time'
- May 07, 2020

The two governments have agreed to investigate a Trans-Tasman "travel bubble", which would allow flights between the two nations to resume. Britons hoping to visit New Zealand this year look likely to be disappointed after the country's prime minister warned it will be "a long time" until borders are reopened to global travellers. (more...)
Grimes welcomes first child with boyfriend Elon Musk Grimes welcomes first child with boyfriend Elon Musk
- May 06, 2020

Four hours later, Musk replied to his own tweet to announce , "Mom & baby all good". Early on Tuesday, Musk posted a photo with his baby boy. He is the first child for Canadian singer Grimes , 32, but the sixth for Musk, 48, who shares five children with his first wife author Justine Wilson . (more...)
Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series Coming to PSVR This Summer Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series Coming to PSVR This Summer
- May 06, 2020

Sadly, the developers didn't give us an official gamepla ytrailer for the game, but they did share a small batch of in-game screenshots to give players an idea of what to expect once Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series launches for the PlayStation VR later this year. (more...)
Riyaz Naikoo: Indian forces kill top Kashmir militant Riyaz Naikoo: Indian forces kill top Kashmir militant
- May 06, 2020

Naikoo had been categorised as an A++ militant in the security forces' list of top commanding terrorists. Declining to give details, officials had only said they had launched a plan to nab Naikoo after establishing his presence in the village and wanted to ensure he did not escape this time. (more...)
Microsoft Surface devices are coming to SA this year
- May 06, 2020

Surface Dock 2 and Microsoft USB-C Travel Hub - Help you set up the ultimate workspace wherever that may be. With 8th-generation Intel Core M processor options, Microsoft says the device is 64 percent faster than its predecessor . Surface Earbuds feature Omnisonic sound, and you start playing Spotify from your Android phone at any time with a triple tap on either earbud. "To help better address the global demand we are seeing for Surface , we are excited to share that we will ... (more...)
Council and healthcare workers first to try NHS app that tracks coronavirus Council and healthcare workers first to try NHS app that tracks coronavirus
- May 06, 2020

Ministers are urging the public to sign up to the app - which is beginning trials on the Isle of Wight -as a way out of the current lockdown and re-starting the economy. DUP councillor Kyle Black, whose prison officer father was murdered by dissident Republicans, told the Belfast Telegraph that it is crucial all security protection measures have been taken by the government. (more...)
Apple reports iPhone sales slip as it enters unpredictable future Apple reports iPhone sales slip as it enters unpredictable future
- May 06, 2020

Hardware revenue fell 3.4% in the quarter to US$45bn, including a 6.7% drop in iPhone sales to US$29bn, but sales of services such as Apple Music, the App Store, iCloud, Apple TV, Apple Arcade and Apple News rose 16% to US$13.3bn, an all-time record. (more...)
LG’s Velvet Spotted, Fondled In New Video LG’s Velvet Spotted, Fondled In New Video
- May 06, 2020

Other details mention IP68 water and dust resistance certification, AI-powered stereo speakers, ASMR video recording, and gimbal-like video stabilization, and all of this will be powered by a 4,300mAh battery. Storage space in this device could be taken up to 2TB via MicroSD card, so don't worry about running out of space. Here, we get a closer look at the phone from all angles, a bit of the interface and the camera app. (more...)
Beijing faces Tiananmen-like global backlash in wake of coronavirus Beijing faces Tiananmen-like global backlash in wake of coronavirus
- May 06, 2020

Reuters' report is based off sources who have direct knowledge of the findings, though the news outlet has not seen the briefing itself. It will also reignite the debate over the wisdom of continuing to do business with companies like Huawei, the telecoms giant that has close ties with the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC). (more...)
Top Hizbul commander, Riyaz Naikoo, killed in South Kashmir village
- May 06, 2020

A top Hizbul Mujahideen commander, on the run for eight years, was on Wednesday killed in an encounter with security forces in his home village in Kashmir's Pulwama district, officials said. Riyaz had fired shot in the air with his Kalashnikov rifles, reviving a long-gone tradition of paying tributes to slain militants in Kashmir. If you find our work valuable/meaningful, consider supporting us by becoming a subscriber. (more...)
Forza Street Now Available on iOS
- May 06, 2020

With the Xbox Live IDs, players will be able to unlock Xbox Achievements and transfer game progress across your Windows , iOS , and Android devices. There are also weekly Rivals events so that gamers can race their collections against other players in the community in leaderboard based asynchronous challenges. (more...)
Int'l fact-checking network launches WhatsApp chatbot to fight COVID-19 misinformation
- May 06, 2020

The IFCN chatbot will allow users to search for fact checks and get connected with fact-checkers in their countries from their smartphones. We strongly support governments working fact-checkers to help public to access accurate and fact-checked information. (more...)
Marco Rubio: John Ratcliffe Would Be an ‘Excellent’ Director of National Intelligence
- May 06, 2020

At the plant, Trump said he planned to wind down the White House coronavirus task force led by Vice President Mike Pence as the country shifts into a new phase focusing on the aftermath of the outbreak. Several Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee, including the panel's chairman - Sen. One of the biggest concerns for Warner and other Democratic lawmakers has been the Trump administration's reaction to the intelligence community's conclusion that Russian Federation interfered in ... (more...)
Could this new Huawei phone come with GMS?
- May 06, 2020

If Huawei is actually releasing a P30 Pro New Edition, we anticipate a spin- off comparable to the Huawei P30 Lite and Huawei P30 Lite New Edition - more RAM and more storage with the other specifications staying the very same, consisting of the Google services accessibility. (more...)
COVID-19 tracing app COVID-19 tracing app "not mandatory" for Australians: PM
- May 06, 2020

But Morrison said the rules would not be relaxed until national testing capacity has been increased, contract tracing of known COVID-19 cases expanded and a response to any future outbreak fully prepared. Yesterday, deputy chief medical officer Paul Kelly said that we would "start with voluntary [downloads] and see how that goes", suggesting the government may later make the app compulsory. (more...)
Microsoft is Increasing Teams Group Chat Size This Month Microsoft is Increasing Teams Group Chat Size This Month
- May 06, 2020

The paid version of Microsoft Teams also offers 1TB of storage per user, while users on free plans get 1GB of storage per users and 10GB of shared storage. "Recipients would be hard-pressed to understand that these sites were set up to misdirect and deceive them to steal their credentials", the report stated. (more...)
Apple And Google Releases Exposure Notification API Resources To Devs Apple And Google Releases Exposure Notification API Resources To Devs
- May 06, 2020

According to Mashable, the applications use API on which both Facebook and Google have been working on for helping in slowing down the spread of coronavirus . The companies are planning for only public health authorities to use the technology. Some nations, including Australia, France, Singapore and the United Kingdom - as well as several US states - back a centralized approach . (more...)
Forza Street Arrives on Android and iOS
- May 06, 2020

The game, which is free-to-play, sees you collecting and upgrading iconic cars, both modern and retro. The game itself looks pretty nice if you're into racing. If you don't have a Galaxy phone, download from Google Play. For a limited time, everyone who plays Forza Street will receive an in-game 2017 Ford GT and added credits and gold so you can unlock new cars and grow your auto collection. (more...)
Online hoaxes about United States plans for mail-in voting spread quickly Online hoaxes about United States plans for mail-in voting spread quickly
- May 06, 2020

Of the 24.15 percent of registered voters who cast a ballot on election day, 75.90 percent of registered Democratic voters casted ballots, 52.36 percent of registered Republican voters turned out for the election, and 1.47 percent of voters cast a non-partisan, issues-only ballot. (more...)

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