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Redmi Note 9 Pro going for less than RM1,000 Redmi Note 9 Pro going for less than RM1,000
- May 15, 2020

One needs to note that Xiaomi will only deliver the smartphone in Orange and Green zones as per the government guidelines. In terms of optics, Redmi Note 9 Pro Max has four camera sensors on the back with a 64MP primary lens at the helm. (more...)
COVID-19 tests made by Scarborough company coming under scrutiny COVID-19 tests made by Scarborough company coming under scrutiny
- May 15, 2020

The test, made by Abbott Laboratories, has been linked with inaccurate results which could falsely reassure patients that they are not infected with the virus. Abbott told NPR in late April that any problems with the test could stem from samples being stored in a special solution known as viral transport media before being tested, instead of being inserted directly into the company's testing machine. (more...)
LG Wing Smartphone With T-Shape Dual-Screen Could Launch in 2020 LG Wing Smartphone With T-Shape Dual-Screen Could Launch in 2020
- May 15, 2020

Leaked by ETNews in LG's homeland of Korea, the new phone could just be in the prototype stage for now, so is unlikely to see the cold light of day anytime soon. However, ETNews suggests LG wants the two-screen experience to promote immersion rather than be focused on multi-tasking. For instance, the primary display can be used to view a photo while leaving the second screen open to access editing controls. (more...)
Gov. Abbott Announces $1 Billion In Food Benefits Gov. Abbott Announces $1 Billion In Food Benefits
- May 15, 2020

Families with students approved for free or reduced-price meals who do not receive SNAP will receive a P-EBT card in the mail in the next four to six weeks. "This program will expand access to healthy and nutritious food for families and children in need as the state continues to respond to COVID-19". "Despite this crisis, the one thing that never changes is that children need to eat", said Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, "And the Texas Department of Agriculture has been working ... (more...)
Uber to require masks for drivers, passengers during coronavirus pandemic Uber to require masks for drivers, passengers during coronavirus pandemic
- May 15, 2020

If a rider refuses to wear a mask, drivers are allowed to cancel the trip and report the rider for not complying. It's similar to the technology Uber already uses to make sure drivers match their licenses and profiles, called Real-Time ID Check . (more...)
Self-employed, part-time Ohio workers can get jobless aid Self-employed, part-time Ohio workers can get jobless aid
- May 14, 2020

Once they are issued, the payments will take an additional two to three days to process. Employers will also find a "Refusal to Work Form" on the website. KDOL expects to begin paying benefits by May 25, 2020 with further enhancements made to the program as development continues and KDOL receives further guidance from the United States Department of Labor. (more...)
Weekly jobless claims dip slightly to 2.98 million Weekly jobless claims dip slightly to 2.98 million
- May 14, 2020

Labor Department. "I'm also wondering whether some of the jump we see in the data for Florida are still due to crashes and backlogs in the system used to process the claims", said Hector Sandoval, a University of Florida economist. Georgia in particular saw jobless claims average a almost 5,000% spike versus the week ending March 14. Last week, the Department of Labor said the unemployment rate had risen from 4.4 precent to 14.7 percent. (more...)
Facebook reports six-fold increase in hateful content removals since 2017 Facebook reports six-fold increase in hateful content removals since 2017
- May 14, 2020

FB sharing enforcement data for bullying on Instagram for the first time in this report , including taking action on 1.5 million pieces of content in both Q4 2019 and Q1 2020. The technology company made the revelations yesterday while releasing its May 2020 Community Standards Enforcement Report . This was an outcome of the backlash the company faced over overseeing content that gets posted on its platforms that also includes Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp . (more...)
Fortnite is Finally Available on the Google Play Store Fortnite is Finally Available on the Google Play Store
- May 14, 2020

Although it enables abuse, it does not have complete features to be classified as spyware or a serious threat. 9,014 apps even include read and write permissions. The algorithm was applied on app data sets from 2017, 2018 and 2019 and from the resulting data, they were able to notify that Google about the 1,095 apps had creepware abilities. (more...)
Amazon launches three new models of Fire tablet Amazon launches three new models of Fire tablet
- May 14, 2020

A new quad-core CPU clocked at 2.0 GHz is said to improve performance and power by 30%. The Fire HD 8 tablets include the new HD 8, the HD 8 Plus, and the HD 8 Kids Edition. The Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) measures 137.00 x 202.00 x 9.70mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 355.00 grams. All of them come with USB Type-C, better processor as well as more RAM and storage than the previous generation (2018 models). (more...)
Smartphone shipments in China up 17% in April, signalling likely rebound Smartphone shipments in China up 17% in April, signalling likely rebound
- May 14, 2020

CAICT did not give details of shipments of Android-powered smartphones in its April figures, making it hard to know how many Apple handsets were delivered in China last month. 44 new models came, an increase of 25.7% year-on-year, accounting 91.7% of the new smartphone models listed. Of note, shipments of 5G smartphones grew sharply to 16.38mn units (+163.6% m-m), with the portion of 5G smartphones out of total smartphone shipments in China rising to 40.2%. (more...)
How Apple may bring its employees back to work How Apple may bring its employees back to work
- May 14, 2020

According to Bloomberg , Apple has begun laying out a plan that will see key employees return to the workplace in phases over the next few months, beginning with staff members who are unable to work remotely for various reasons, as well as those who are "facing challenges working from home". (more...)
Trump Extends U.S Sanctions On Huawei For Another Year Trump Extends U.S Sanctions On Huawei For Another Year
- May 14, 2020

Therefore, in accordance with section 202 (d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622 (d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13873 with respect to securing the information and communications technology and services supply chain", said the latest order signed by Trump". (more...)
Google is Overhauling How Tabs Work in Chrome Google is Overhauling How Tabs Work in Chrome
- May 14, 2020

Once it's available to everyone, it could end the years-long scourge of people having dozens or even hundreds of disorganized tabs open for weeks at a time. Vivaldi supports Tab Stacks and Tab Tiling , for instance. That could have been just enough of a push to get Google to focus on new features that will keep consumers in its ecosystem. (more...)
McMahon: Luck disregarded XFL policies, was sacked 'for cause' McMahon: Luck disregarded XFL policies, was sacked 'for cause'
- May 14, 2020

The Sports Business Daily is reporting that Vince fired Oliver Luck before the XFL closure due to "gross neglect". Vince McMahon fired XFL commissioner Oliver Luck last month for his hiring of wide receiver Antonio Callaway, and allegedly all but abandoning his job in the days after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, according to newly unsealed documents in their litigation. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A21s specs, price, and renders leak Samsung Galaxy A21s specs, price, and renders leak
- May 14, 2020

The smartphone will reportedly offer 256GB of storage and will use a mixture of parts that came out from 2018 to 2020 to save money on costs. Snapdragon 865. He also said that it will be launched in July, and quoted the same $1,099 price in a tweet he has since deleted. The Samsung Galaxy A21s may go official any time now and while we don't have a launch date yet, its official-looking press renders have surfaced along with specs and pricing. (more...)
Coronavirus: US senator's phone seized over insider trading investigation Coronavirus: US senator's phone seized over insider trading investigation
- May 14, 2020

The North Carolina senator was presented with the warrant at his Washington-area residence on Wednesday night, the LA Times reported, citing a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity. He was among a handful of lawmakers who received confidential briefings on the virus from United States health officials. The Justice Department began probing Burr's stock transactions at the end of March to gauge whether he violated a law preventing members of Congress from trading on ... (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 receives the display at 120 Hz Samsung Galaxy Note 20 receives the display at 120 Hz
- May 14, 2020

But rumors are already gathering about the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 . The resolution goes up to 3096 x 1444 and translates to a PPI of 497 while the aspect ratio will be 19.3:9. In addition to this, the brand-new feature that allows users to record their videos and add virtual drawings and texts will also be available with Samsung Galaxy A21s. (more...)
IPhone SE 2020 cashback offer revealed: Check price in India and more IPhone SE 2020 cashback offer revealed: Check price in India and more
- May 14, 2020

The iPhone SE 2020 is picking up its first discount in India, with HDFC Bank offering a ₹3,600 ($48) cashback discount to its customers. The offer is applicable on EMI and non-EMI transactions. At the back, iPhone SE 2020 has the Apple logo at the centre and the device is made up of a seven-layer color process as the company claims which will offer optimum opacity delivering rich depth of color with a color-matched aluminum band. (more...)
Google Pixel 4a May Launch Early Next Month Google Pixel 4a May Launch Early Next Month
- May 14, 2020

The head of Google's Pixel camera department Marc Levoy has left the company, according to a new report from The Information , who claims he departed in March. It remains to be seen if the device debuts with the Android 10 or Android 11 OS. It follows the rumours that the Pixel 5 will have a triple-camera array, but while some might have expected a refined square camera module, Sheth has put in a U-shaped camera bump. (more...)

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