Pokemon GO Will Soon Let You Take Part In Raids With Friends From Home
Social distancing is the key to helping countries and its healthcare systems better manage the current coronavirus pandemic. This means that simple activities such as going outside for a jog, a stroll, a bike ride, are no longer encouraged. It also means that players who have been going out to play games like Pokemon GO are now stuck at home.

Zoom Removes Code That Sends Data to Facebook
With the rise in popularity of the Zoom video conferencing app, it has been discovered that the app has been secretly sending user data to Facebook without the user’s consent. For those who are uncomfortable with this, the good news is that following Motherboard’s report, the company has since removed the offending code.

iPhone 12 Will Still Launch In 2020, Other Products Could Be Delayed Instead
According to a recent report, it has been suggested that due to the coronavirus outbreak, Apple is anticipating a weak demand for its upcoming iPhone 12. As a result, the report claims that Apple is mulling the idea of delaying the launch by a few months, potentially pushing its release to 2021.

Square Enix To Ship Final Fantasy VII Remake To Some Countries Earlier Than Expected
Earlier this year, Square Enix announced that they will be delaying the launch of Final Fantasy VII Remake to April. While delays for video games are expected from time to time, given that a lot of us are stuck at home due to lockdowns introduced by various governments around the world, we’re sure that many would love to take this opportunity to play some video games.

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OnePlus 8 Could Arrive In A Funky ‘Interstellar Glow’ Finish
Back in the day, smartphones were only released in solid color finishes. However, these days we’re starting to see more funky and colorful finishes, and it looks like OnePlus will be adopting such a design.

Google Reassures Its Services Can Handle The Influx Of Internet Traffic
With more people staying home to work and study, internet services have become more essential than ever. The other day, some of Google’s services suffered a brief outage, leading some to question if Google’s servers are equipped to handle the influx of internet traffic now that more people are stuck at home due to the coronavirus outbreak.

UK Internet Service Providers Will Lift Data Caps During COVID-19 Crisis
To help slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus and to ease the strain on healthcare systems around the world, many governments are implementing lockdowns or movement restriction orders, where they are basically asking people to stay home. For some, this means that instead of going to work or to school, these activities will be done remotely.

Square Enix Offers Temporary Reprieve For Final Fantasy XIV Players Who Cannot Afford To Pay Subscription
While some of us are fortunate to still have a job and to work from home during the coronavirus outbreak crisis, there are some who are less fortunate. As businesses are being forced to temporarily suspend their operations if they’re not deemed to be essential, it means that there will be plenty of people out of a job during this period of time.

AR/VR Controller Photo Discovered In iOS 14
It is no secret that Apple is interested in augmented reality technology. Apple’s latest iPad Pro actually comes with a built-in LiDAR scanner to help improve on the AR experience. We have also heard rumors that a similar feature could be arriving for 2020’s iPhones, and that Apple is working on an AR headset could be arriving in 2022.

iOS 13.4 Bug Is Breaking VPN Data Encryption Features
One of the main purposes of using VPNs is to protect your identity and also keeping your data encrypted. However, it seems that due to a bug in iOS 13.4, it looks like the latest update is breaking data encryption for VPNs, essentially rendering them (kind of) useless and defeating the whole point of using them.

MIT To Share Its Plans For A $100 Ventilator Online For Free
Healthcare facilities around the world are facing a shortage in medical equipment. This is due to the unprecedented outbreak of the coronavirus which has affected hundreds of thousands of people around the world. This is clearly a lot more patients than most hospitals are equipped to handle.

Abbott’s New COVID-19 Test Kit Can Produce Results In 5 Minutes
One of the problems faced by hospitals around the world is that testing kits for the COVID-19 virus are scarce, and with the number of infected cases rising, some hospitals are only choosing to use their test kits for patients that exhibit more severe symptoms, or at least symptoms that are more in line with the virus.

US Government Has Reportedly Started Using Location Data To Track The COVID-19 Spread
Earlier in the month, it was reported that the US government was toying with the idea of using location data to help track the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It turns out that the reports could be right, at least according to a report from The Wall Source Journal whose sources claim that federal, state, and local governments have started using location data from mobile ads to help track the […]

Google Pledges Over $800 Million In The Fight Against The COVID-19 Virus
The world’s economy is currently struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is because due to how fast the virus spreads, many businesses have been forced to suspend their operations until the outbreak can get under control. For smaller businesses that do not have a large cashflow, it means that they could very well go out of business.

Google Takes A More Sobre Approach In 2020, Will Skip April Fool’s Joke This Year
The world is currently facing an unprecedented crisis with the coronavirus outbreak. Many people are currently sick and dying, and as a result of people being forced to isolate themselves, some businesses have shut down or temporarily suspended their operations. Some people have even lost their jobs.

Netflix’s Castlevania Confirmed To Return For A Fourth Season
The way Netflix’s Castlevania ended in season 3, it seemed like there was a very good chance that there would be a fourth season. Season 3 was also on the receiving end of many favorable reviews, which meant that it would be silly for Netflix not to go ahead with a fourth season, and sure enough they have.

Apple’s Next-Gen Apple Watch Could Feature Touch ID
The thing with patents is that you never know if the patent was created for companies to protect their ideas, or if it is actually something they are working on. Earlier this year, a patent from 2018 was discovered in which Apple filed for a patent for an Apple Watch that comes with Touch ID built into the digital crown.

T-Mobile’s $15/month Plan Comes With Fine Print You’ll Want To Read
Back in the day, carriers dealt with data by either imposing a cap or by charging extremely expensive overages for users who went over their cap. These days, the majority of carriers adopt a throttling policy, where users who go over their data cap will still have an internet connection, but will see speeds slowed down and they will not be charged for it.

Apple Launches COVID-19 Information Website And App
The other day, Google announced that they are working on a website dedicated to providing users with accurate information about the COVID-19 virus outbreak. This was designed to help fight misinformation that seems to be spreading, where people are sharing inaccurate news and rumors that could potentially cause panic.

Heat Map Shows How People Are Still Traveling During The Coronavirus Pandemic
With the coronavirus outbreak still spreading like wildfire, many governments and healthcare organizations around the world have called upon people to stay home as much as possible. This is because by isolating ourselves, it prevents the virus from spreading unnecessarily, thus buying researchers, doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers more time to find a cure, vaccine, and to prevent undue burden on the healthcare system.

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