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Todd McShay has coronavirus, will miss NFL Draft coverage Todd McShay has coronavirus, will miss NFL Draft coverage
- April 30, 2020

After Thursday night's first round was the most-watched draft broadcast ever , Day 2 of the draft set a record as well. Overall coverage peaked from 8:45 p.m.to 9 p.m. Players with ties to Ohio State were selected with the top three picks. Joe Burrow, who was the first overall by the Cincinnati Bengals, started the university in Ohio State and then it was transferred to LSU, in which he led the Tigers the national title and won the Heisman Trophy . (more...)
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile extend no-disconnect pledge through June 30 Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile extend no-disconnect pledge through June 30
- April 30, 2020

Cox Communications also said Monday it was extending its commitment not to cancel service or charge late fees through June 30 and to keep open its Cox Wi-Fi hotspots. U.S. Cellular said it will extend through July 31 some consumer actions including providing some customers with extra hotspot data and eliminating data limits on high-speed internet plans. (more...)
Microsoft says COVID-19 had 'minimal' impact on its business Microsoft says COVID-19 had 'minimal' impact on its business
- April 30, 2020

Net income was $10.8 billion it and increased 22%. Microsoft also noted that it saw more than 200 million meeting participants in a single day this month, generating more than 4.1 billion meeting minutes The primary competitor to Teams is Zoom, who recently reported 300 million daily Zoom meeting participants but the important difference here is that not all Zoom users are paying customers while most of the Teams users are paying monthly for the service. (more...)
Google Cloud sees huge revenue jump Google Cloud sees huge revenue jump
- April 30, 2020

CEO Sundar Pichai said that direct response advertising on YouTube "really works well" for things like app installs and gaming. "It's relatively easy to turn off and then back on, and marketers see it as highly cost-effective". Advertising revenue from small and medium businesses is one of the biggest earners for Google parent Alphabet, which includes YouTube, a line of phones and home speakers and X, a secretive entity for high risk ideas like self driving cars and renewable energy sources. (more...)
Major League Baseball season could open in 10-12 states as optimism increases Major League Baseball season could open in 10-12 states as optimism increases
- April 29, 2020

Each week brings with it a new plan, hatched to get the 2020 baseball season - somehow, someway - underway. One of the more popular proposals Major League Baseball officials are considering is what is being referred to as the home park proposal. (more...)
HBO Max Will Be on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad at Launch HBO Max Will Be on Apple TV, iPhone and iPad at Launch
- April 29, 2020

Max will be available on all Apple devices when it launches on May 27 and will be fully integrated with the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV, WarnerMedia announced Monday. WarnerMedia declined to comment on the terms of the pact with Apple. "As we prepare for the launch of HBO Max , our focus remains on making its as widely available as possible for customers seeking out this best-in class streaming experience", said Rich Warren, president of WarnerMedia Distribution. (more...)
Apple’s iPhone SE 2020 :Release date and specification details Apple’s iPhone SE 2020 :Release date and specification details
- April 29, 2020

For one, the new iPhone SE does look very much like the iPhone 8 as they reportedly share the same form factor. But it's what's on the inside that really counts. The company said the iPhone SE will be available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models in Australia, with a recommended retail price starting at $A749 including GST. (more...)
Leawood-based AMC Entertainment won't show Universal films after dispute
- April 29, 2020

Odeon Cinemas has banned screenings of all films from the Fast & Furious maker Universal Pictures after the studio said it would break with tradition and skip releasing some films in cinemas, instead making them directly available on streaming and on-demand services. (more...)
How Does The CovidSafe Contact-Tracing App Work? How Does The CovidSafe Contact-Tracing App Work?
- April 29, 2020

Australia has 6,746 confirmed cases of coronavirus , with the death toll reaching 90. Australia has so far confirmed around 6,700 cases of the novel coronavirus and just 83 deaths, numbers much lower than those in the US and other coronavirus hotspots. (more...)
Coronavirus: Odeon-owner bans Universal films in Trolls home movie row
- April 29, 2020

Universal has already responded with a statement of its own, writing that "our goal in releasing Trolls: World Tour on PVOD was to deliver entertainment to people who are sheltering at home, while movie theatres and other forms of outside entertainment are unavailable". (more...)
Contact tracing apps could turn Britain into 'surveillance state', academics warn Contact tracing apps could turn Britain into 'surveillance state', academics warn
- April 29, 2020

By contrast, Apple and Google's decentralised method stores data on the device, and any data is stored on external servers - Apple and Google have promised this data will be anonymised and could not be linked to a specific individual. That database is downloaded to phones periodically so users of the app are kept current about whether they've been exposed to the virus. "It can't be used for anything else because for any of this to work, its got to have the public's trust, and you know to ... (more...)
Facebook taking on Zoom with new 'Messenger Rooms' feature Facebook taking on Zoom with new 'Messenger Rooms' feature
- April 29, 2020

WhatsApp will also receive Rooms support soon, a new leak reveals. Visit BGR's homepage for more stories . We will wait and see all we can say right now for the new capping feature to be released. If you have WhatsApp installed on iPhone and Android, you'll notice there's an update pending, which will enable the functionality on your device. The company announced that it will increase the 4-person video / voice chat limit to 8 in the application. (more...)
How Apple and Google became unlikely allies in fight against COVID-19 How Apple and Google became unlikely allies in fight against COVID-19
- April 29, 2020

This contrasts with Apple and Google's "decentralised" approach - where the matches take place on users' handsets. In the United Kingdom version, the app records data when people are close to each other, using a computer server to determine who to send alerts to when a person is diagnosed with coronavirus . (more...)
Here Is Gov. Murphy's Plan For Reopening N.J Here Is Gov. Murphy's Plan For Reopening N.J
- April 29, 2020

The coronavirus remains concentrated in the northeastern part of the state, while the southern part of the state has seen a far lower concentration. He said that there needed to be a 14-day trend of reduced cases before any reopening could take place. The state would also ensure there are safe places for people diagnosed with COVID-19 to isolate, such as hotels emptied out for that goal. (more...)
Rep. Justin Amash Exploring Run for President as Libertarian
- April 29, 2020

Amash departed the Republican Party last July, claiming his colleagues had refused to stop "misbehavior" committed by President Trump and allowed his administration to run up the national debt. On Dec. 18, 2019 as an Independent, he voted to impeach Trump over his threatening to withhold $400 million in approved military aid to the Ukraine unless he got dirt on Joe Biden and his son Hunter , 50. (more...)
New Samsung Galaxy Buds model could launch to rival rumored AirPods 3 New Samsung Galaxy Buds model could launch to rival rumored AirPods 3
- April 29, 2020

The new TWS earbuds come in a cool-looking egg-shaped case. In the meantime you can grab the app and be prepared for when they do actually drop here in Australia. We've already heard nearly everything there is to hear about the Pixel 4a except for a rather important detail: When exactly will it be available for purchase? This date is about ten days after a possible May 12/13/14 online launch event or press release, which seems to be the most plausible date for it considering Google wanted to ... (more...)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Update Version 1.20: Patch Notes and More Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Update Version 1.20: Patch Notes and More
- April 29, 2020

The free weekend starts Apr. 24 at 10:00AM PT and lasts until Apr. 27 at 10:00AM PT. Today's update includes a required download for PlayStation and Xbox, about 15gbs, and is required to access Modern Warfare . Warzone will be playable while the Data Pack downloads . The Armour Satchel allows for players to hold up to eight armour plates instead of the normal five. (more...)
Congressman Justin Amash Announces Presidential Exploratory Committee
- April 29, 2020

Amash departed the Republican Party last July, claiming his colleagues had refused to stop "misbehavior" committed by President Trump and allowed his administration to run up the national debt. For equality before the law. For a government that fulfills its objective and recognizes its limits. Amash, a former Republican turned independent and critic of President Donald Trump , paused his congressional re-election campaign in mid-February and, at that time, said he was discussing a potential ... (more...)
Fortnite: Getting Game Now Easier For Android User Fortnite: Getting Game Now Easier For Android User
- April 29, 2020

Epic said the move pushed it to release the game on Google's platform. But realistically, players should be the ones who benefit from this. Epic Games , the developers of the wildly popular game, previously did not launch Fortnite on the Google Play Store as they initially did not agree with Google's request for a 30 per cent share of all revenues earned from the game. (more...)
YouTube to begin adding fact check panels to fake videos YouTube to begin adding fact check panels to fake videos
- April 29, 2020

Fact-check panels will be shown at YouTube when people search on specific claims found to be false, such as COVID-19 being a bioweapon, according to the company. Now the company is expanding the feature to the USA market when the whole tech industry is trying to address misinformation and scams swirling around the ongoing pandemic. (more...)

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