Apple To Allow Some Employees To Work On Unannounced Products From Home
Apple is a company known for their secrecy when working on new products. We have heard stories of how employees are generally not allowed to take work home in a bid to help keep their operations as secretive as possible. However, with the coronavirus outbreak, many people are being forced to work on home.

Samsung To End LCD Panel Production By The End Of 2020
The world is starting to shift towards the use of LED display panels. This is because unlike LCD, LEDs are more energy efficient as they only light up the parts of the display that are needed, whereas LCD requires a backlight that lights up everything. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise that Samsung will be winding down their operations for LCD display panels.

GM Will Start Producing As Many As 50,000 Masks A Day
One of the things that the world is currently facing a shortage of is face masks. These are used not just by healthcare workers, but also the public in general to help protect themselves and others from the coronavirus. GM is hoping to solve the problem and lend a helping hand by announcing that they will start producing face masks.

Researchers Want To Use Crowdsourced Data To Help Fight The COVID-19 Virus
If you’re not a doctor, scientist, or medical researcher, it doesn’t mean that you can’t help fight the COVID-19 virus. Simply staying at home to help flatten the curve is already a contribution towards society, but if you want to be more active in lending a helping hand, researchers at UC San Francisco could use your help.

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watchOS 7 Will Come With Activity Tracking For Kids
In the past we have seen companies launch smartwatches for kids. It still isn’t particularly common yet, but it seems that this could be a market that Apple wants to tap into. According to a report from 9to5Mac, they have discovered code within iOS 14 that suggests that the next major watchOS update could introduce new kid-friendly features.

Walmart Will Conduct Temperature Checks Of Its Employees
While most of us have been advised to stay home to work or study, there are many out there who are still going to work. These people consists of frontliners, such as staff working at businesses that are deemed to be essential, like stores that sell our daily needs such as food and whatnot.

Apple’s iPhone 9 Cases Start Showing Up At Best Buy
For a while now we have been hearing rumors that Apple plans on reviving the iPhone SE series with a successor, which has also been rumored to be called the iPhone 9. The handset in question was originally supposed to be launched at Apple’s rumored event held at the end of March, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, the event was supposedly cancelled.

Zoom Reassures They Are Not Selling User Data
With Zoom seeing a sudden surge in popularity due to the coronavirus outbreak which has forced thousands to work and study from home, the app is also under new scrutiny where a recent discovery revealed that the app was secretly sending data to Facebook. Zoom later removed the offending code, and have since updated its privacy policy.

Apple To Kill ‘Dark Sky’ Weather App After Acquiring It
Apple’s weather app for iOS does a pretty decent job at doing what it’s supposed to do, which is to provide weather information as well as predictions for the week. It’s not a fancy app but if you just want to check the current temperature and weather for the rest of the day and week, it gets the job done.

Nintendo Could Be Planning Some 3D Mario Remasters For The Switch
When it comes to video game characters, there aren’t many around that are quite as famous as Mario. The Mario franchise has been around for decades and this year, the Super Mario series will be turning 35 years old, an incredible achievement for a video game. To celebrate the 35th anniversary, word on the street is that Nintendo has planned several Mario games.

Astrophysicist Gets Magnets Stuck Up His Nose While Trying To Invent A Face-Touching Sensor
These days it’s becoming more common to see people walking about with face masks on. This is done to prevent the breathing in of the COVID-19 virus. However, the problem with face masks is that due to the fact that many of us are not used to wearing them, it can be uncomfortable which results in us touching our face more often than we should.

OnePlus 8 Launched Confirmed For April 14
If you’ve been eagerly anticipating the OnePlus 8 series, then you might have heard the rumors that the company could be planning for an official launch in April. Turns out, the rumors were right because OnePlus has since officially confirmed on Twitter that the OnePlus 8 series will be announced on the 14th of April.

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.

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.

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