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Donald Trump breaks USA ties with World Health Organization over coronavirus pandemic Donald Trump breaks USA ties with World Health Organization over coronavirus pandemic
- May 30, 2020

Trump also announced he was breaking off United States ties with the World Health Organization ( WHO ), which he says failed to do enough to combat the initial spread of the novel coronavirus . China has lodged diplomatic protests with the USA, the UK, Canada and Australia for "interfering" in its internal matters by criticising its new security law for Hong Kong and also warned America of countermeasures if it did not stop the "frivolous" political manipulation over the issue. (more...)
Xbox Series X Backwards Compatibility Includes Xbox Series X Backwards Compatibility Includes "Thousands" of Games
- May 30, 2020

It can play all XboxOne games, and can also support many games on the Xbox 360 and the original Xbox. Load times of older titles are also reduced thanks to the inclusion of an SSD on the Xbox Series X. HDR is among the new technologies being seamlessly retrofitted into older Xbox games. That means if the Xbox Series X delivers performance of at least 60 fps, and potentially 120 fps in some games, it would deliver a marked jump in gaming experiences over the current-generation consoles. (more...)
President Trump to announce new United States policies on China President Trump to announce new United States policies on China
- May 30, 2020

China's parliament has approved a decision to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists, diplomats and some in the business world fear will jeopardize its semi-autonomous status and its role as a global financial hub. (more...)
Google Maps just got an unbelievable new feature that reinvents directions Google Maps just got an unbelievable new feature that reinvents directions
- May 30, 2020

Not every location has a "street address", some locations use other methods, some locations have no codified way of denoting the location. The feature will be bundled into Google Maps updates rolling out over the next few weeks. The Plus Codes are unique and they'll show up in Google Search and Maps, so it would be easy to access any one of these locations at any point in time. (more...)
Unrest spreads across US — George Floyd death Unrest spreads across US — George Floyd death
- May 30, 2020

Troops in Fort Carson, in Colorado, and Fort Riley in Kansas have also been told to be ready within 24 hours. The military orders were issued on Friday, after President Trump asked Defense Secretary Mark Esper for "military options" to help squash the unrest in Minneapolis . (more...)
Qualcomm launches FastConnect chips with support for Wi-Fi 6E Qualcomm launches FastConnect chips with support for Wi-Fi 6E
- May 30, 2020

In addition to the cellphone chips, Qualcomm additionally introduced a spread of Wi-Fi 6E chips for routers. Qualcomm's new Wi-FI 6E chips are organized into two product families. Innovative transmit power and coexistence algorithms deliver materially improved range and link robustness. All the improvements for Wi-Fi are a good find, however, they aren't the only improvements in the new modem. (more...)
Sony to Hold PlayStation 5 Event on 4th June Sony to Hold PlayStation 5 Event on 4th June
- May 30, 2020

Sony is finally spilling the beans on its upcoming next-generation hardware; an announcement across its blog and social media channels today has booked next week, June 4 at 4 PM EST, for a digital reveal showcase focused on the console's games . (more...)
Britain offers passport holders in Hong Kong visa-free travel Britain offers passport holders in Hong Kong visa-free travel
- May 30, 2020

Chinese authorities and Hong Kong's government say the security legislation poses no threat to the city's autonomy and the interests of foreign investors will be preserved. It said that from 2009 to 2018, the cumulative US trade surplus of $297 billion with Hong Kong was the biggest among all USA trading partners. He added that people in Hong Kong had more freedom to elect their leaders now than they did before 1997. (more...)
NSA calls out Russian military hackers targeting mail relay software NSA calls out Russian military hackers targeting mail relay software
- May 30, 2020

The Exim Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) vulnerability exploited in this case, CVE-2019-10149, allows the threat actors to execute commands and code remotely. "Using a previous version of Exim leaves a system vulnerable to exploitation", the NSA guidance says. The NSA provided IP addresses and domains that were associated with the Sandworm attacks and offered additional advice on how to apply multiple defensive layers to protect public facing software such as MTAs. (more...)
New Samsung Leak Confirms Pop-Up Camera in Next-Gen Smartphones New Samsung Leak Confirms Pop-Up Camera in Next-Gen Smartphones
- May 30, 2020

It will be the second 5G model from Samsung's mid-range smartphone line, the A series, following the Galaxy A90 5G that made its debut in September past year. With this move, Samsung is apparently looking to differentiate the Galaxy Note 20 from the Galaxy S20 by packing a more powerful processor. However, the design also hints that Samsung might come up with something else. (more...)
United States cuts World Health Organization ties over virus, takes action against Hong Kong United States cuts World Health Organization ties over virus, takes action against Hong Kong
- May 30, 2020

Ambassador Craft said in tweets that she urged council members "to confront China's empty promise to the people of Hong Kong and the United Kingdom". The statement was jointly issued by Alliance for China's Peaceful Reunification, along with around two dozen USA -based organizations who support China's reunification. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 color options leaked Samsung Galaxy Note 20 color options leaked
- May 30, 2020

Samsung has numerous Galaxy M and Galaxy A devices under its belts which the company is planning to launch in the next couple of months. Separately, a schematic leak of the Samsung Galaxy M01 has also surfaced, suggesting at possible design of the phone and indicating its specifications. (more...)
Dozens of U.S. NGOs back China's national security law on HK Dozens of U.S. NGOs back China's national security law on HK
- May 29, 2020

Opposition campaigners have claimed that the law is being introduced suddenly in order to quell anti-government protests and dissent in Hong Kong and the United States has accused China of "violating" its commitment to Hong Kong's autonomous status. (more...)
Microsoft Details Deprecated and Removed Features in Windows 10 Version 2004 Microsoft Details Deprecated and Removed Features in Windows 10 Version 2004
- May 29, 2020

Assuming you're not in the latter camp-search for the phrase "compatibility hold" on Microsoft's page to see the various issues that might be preventing the update from installing-there are a few more techniques you can use to get your hands on the Windows 10 update if you can't find it in Windows Update. (more...)
Security researchers reveal critical Android vulnerability - Strandhogg 2.0 Security researchers reveal critical Android vulnerability - Strandhogg 2.0
- May 29, 2020

The StrandHogg 2.0 vulnerability leaves no trace behind hackers. Promon said updating Android devices with the latest security updates - out now - will fix the vulnerability. Further, Google Play Protect, an app screening service built-in to Android devices, will block the apps that try to exploit the StrandHogg 2 .0 vulnerability. (more...)
PS5 games reveal event confirmed for June 4 PS5 games reveal event confirmed for June 4
- May 29, 2020

We've been expecting that Sony will host another PS5 reveal event sometime in the near future, but we weren't quite sure when. It feels damn good knowing that we finally have a dedicated PlayStation 5 event officially confirmed , but next week's PS5 games reveal isn't the only thing Sony has planned. (more...)
Pablo Escobar's brother 'suing Apple for $2.6bn over iPhone hack' Pablo Escobar's brother 'suing Apple for $2.6bn over iPhone hack'
- May 29, 2020

According to the report, Roberto bought the phone in April 2018. He says that his life was threatened because of lax security protocols on the iPhone. It is not the first time the older Escobar brother - once head accountant for his brother's Medellin cartel - has been in the headlines with links to smartphones . (more...)
Microsoft announces new supercomputer at Build Conference Microsoft announces new supercomputer at Build Conference
- May 29, 2020

But we have never thought the changes will become so significant. Microsoft's hope, per the company, is that the supercomputer's resources, as well as training tools and AI models will be available to developers, customers and scientists through GitHub and Azure AI. (more...)
Chapters on videos are finally available to everyone — YouTube Chapters on videos are finally available to everyone — YouTube
- May 29, 2020

With video chapters, YouTube will divide videos into segments, so users can quickly find parts of the video they are interested in. The first timestamp has to be marked 0:00, followed by a space, then the chapter's title. To add the identifying labels, creators just need to type the relevant timestamps in a video's description when they're uploading. Try that out and see it works for you. (more...)
This Google app will help you stay safe from the coronavirus This Google app will help you stay safe from the coronavirus
- May 29, 2020

Google has unveiled a new augmented reality tool that can help you follow social distancing rules when you do have to venture out of your home, Engadget says. Just click through to the source below on your Android device and open the link in Chrome (it doesn't work on iOS ). However, as per a report by 9To5 Google there are two workarounds using which users can enable this feature on their Android smartphones. (more...)

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