Subways sparkle, but does cleaning decrease COVID…

Mass transit systems around the world have taken sweeping steps to curb the spread of the coronavirus, including shutting down some subways overnight and testing powerful ultraviolet lamps to disinfect seats, poles and floors

World's Fastest Supercomputer Joins the Fight…

World's Fastest Supercomputer Joins the Fight Against COVID-19 Japan's Fugaku supercomputer recently surpassed a U.S. IBM machine as the world's fasted computer. Now, it's being used to help tackle the global health crisis. Satoshi Matsuoka, head of Riken Center for Computational Science, commented about the computer's capabilities. Satoshi Matsuoka, via statement Fugaku is already being used to develop a better understanding of how coronavirus can be halted in specific environments such as office spaces. Researchers hope it will help to identify potential treatments for the disease in 2021. Fugaku is able to carry out 2.8 times more calculations per second than the IBM computer known as Summit.

Filing Opens in iPhone Settlement

Filing has opened for iPhone owners wanting their cash settlement over battery issues. Apple will pay about $25 to each owner under the settlement of a class-action lawsuit, MacRumors reports, after the manufacturer admitted slowing down older iPhones to head off shutdowns caused by degraded batteries. Apple's payments are limited...

Fire ravages ship for 2nd day; sends acrid haze…

Flames raged through a warship for a second day as a top Navy official revealed that a fire suppression system was inoperable when the blaze erupted while the ship was docked in San Diego

Reports: Facebook Considers Banning Political Ads…

Thus far, the social media company has allowed political ads on its platforms, even if they're inaccurate.

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Amid Spread of Misinformation, Whispers on FB's…

Facebook has been struggling lately over a massive advertiser boycott , partly driven by the company's refusal to address political ads spreading misinformation on the platform. Now, people familiar with Facebook's thinking say the company is considering banning political ads in the days leading up to the November election, per Bloomberg...

Adobe Officially Confirms the End of Flash Player

Adobe Officially Confirms the End of Flash Player In 2017, the computer software company announced it would cease to produce updates for the Flash Player. Now, Adobe has confirmed that the flash player will no longer be supported after December 31. Adobe, via statement Adobe gave three years' notice to Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft so they could "migrate existing Flash content as needed to new, open standards."

Fisker Ready to Compete in Electric Vehicle Space…

Electric vehicle maker, Fisker, is set to go public as the company is valued at nearly $3 billion dollars. Founder and CEO, Henrick Fisker, discusses the company's ability to compete in the electric vehicle space.

Israeli court rejects petition to curb spyware…

An Israeli court has rejected a request to strip the controversial Israeli spyware company NSO Group of its export license over the suspected use of the company’s technology in targeting journalists and dissidents worldwide

Xbox Celebrates Pride Month With $250K Donation…

Xbox Celebrates Pride Month With $250K Donation and More In addition to the donation, Microsoft is "honoring" Pride month by unveiling plans for its gaming division, including a curated list of inclusive titles across both its console and PC collections. Microsoft store category manager Garron Ballard provided updates via the Xbox website. Garron Ballard, via Xbox website Garron Ballard, via Xbox website He also addressed the company's gaming roster, and revealed these titles will be highlighted throughout the month. Garron Ballard, via Xbox website Garron Ballard, via Xbox website

Amazon Says App Email Was a Mistake

Amazon told its employees Friday to remove TikTok from their mobile devices if they want to keep using them to get to their company email. The company cited security risks, the Wall Street Journal reports. But later in the day, Amazon sent another email, per the AP . "This morning’s email...

Analog Devices buys Maxim, creating $68 billion…

Analog Devices is buying Maxim Integrated in an all-stock deal that values the combined business at more than $68 billion

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Audit Finds Facebook Made 'Devastating…

The audit stresses that the way Facebook handled some of President Trump's posts may set a precedent where politicians routinely exploit the platform.

Johns Hopkins Releases New Tracker

Johns Hopkins University's coronavirus tracker has helped the world monitor the pandemic's progress. The Baltimore university has now launched another tracker to look at school reopening plans across the country; coronavirus prevention measures is just one of 12 categories examined. "Not only will schools need to reopen in a way...

Facebook Allows Users to Turn off Political Ads

Facebook Allows Users to Turn off Political Ads Mark Zuckerberg announced that the app will give people the choice to mute ads promoting parties they are not interested in. Mark Zuckerberg, via 'USA Today' The social network's sister app, Instagram, will also have this function. It's currently rolling out in the U.S., but it will be made available in other countries later this year.

New York & Co. Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

New York & Company becomes the latest retailer to struggle amid the coronavirus pandemic as its parent company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Google announces $10 billion 'digitization' fund…

U.S. tech giant Google is investing in a $10 billion fund to help accelerate India’s transition to a digital economy in the next five to seven years

Free PlayStation Plus Games for June 2020

Free PlayStation Plus Games for June 2020 According to 'Forbes,' 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' and 'Call Of Duty: WWII' are available next month free of charge. They follow 'Cities: Skylines' and 'Farming Simulator 19,' which dropped in May and can be downloaded until June 1. 'Battlefront' and 'Call of Duty' are first-person competitive shooters in completely different settings. They will be available to play until July 6. EA's 'Battlefront II' puts you in various scenarios from the legendary 'Star Wars' film series. Gamers can choose to play on the sides of the Empire and First Order or take part in the Resistance. In Sledgehammer Games' 'Call of Duty,' take part in multiple missions across Europe inspired by historical events. Besides the standard story mode, you can also switch over to multiplayer.

Facebook Meeting With Boycotters Was Rough

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met virtually with civil rights and activist groups who've helped organize a massive advertiser boycott of the social network, and as CNN reports, "it did not go well." Facebook spokesman Andy Stone later expressed gratitude to the organizers "for their continued engagement" and said the network...

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BT CEO warns of long road to excise Huawei from…

The CEO of BT has warned it may take a decade to remove Huawei equipment from Britain’s telecom infrastructure if the UK government caves in to US pressure to dump the telecom provider from its networks

Facebook CEO Meets With Civil Rights Groups…

Civil rights groups have long said that they feel as if Facebook hasn't been serious about removing harmful content from their platform.

Some PPP Loan Recipients Are a Little Surprising

The Treasury Department has released the names of everyone who got a loan bigger than $150,000 through the PPP—the Paycheck Protection Program designed to help businesses weather the pandemic. While millions of small companies were helped by the loans, which can be forgiven if the money is used...