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Coronavirus lockdown 3.0: A look at various activities in three zones

NEW DELHI: The government on Friday announced the second extension of the coronavirus-induced lockdown for two more weeks till May 17. As per the new guidelines, several activities have been allowed in non-Red and containment zones. Here is a look at the various activities that have been allowed in the three different zones - Red,…

For Small Businesses With High Rents, Coronavirus Aid Falls Short

WASHINGTON—The federal government’s $660 billion aid program for small businesses coping with the coronavirus pandemic threatens to leave hundreds of thousands of companies struggling to survive because of its limits on nonpayroll expenses. The Paycheck Protection Program requires that 75% of the funds go for employee salaries, and no more than 25% on rent, mortgage…

NVIDIA’s chief scientist developed a low-cost, open-source ventilator

The ventilator can be assembled in just minutes, attached to a simple display and packed into a Pelican carrying case. Dally built the prototype using off-the-shelf components for about $400. Produced in quantity, it could cost less than $300, and using open-sourced, 3D-printed parts, the price might drop below $100, he says. According to a…

SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom: Rehydrated

13.3M Want to watch this again later? Sign in to add this video to a playlist. Sign in Like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Don't like this video? Sign in to make your opinion count. Sign in Published on May 1, 2020Downtown Bikini Bottom: once a bustling metropolis, now,…

Slack CEO: Microsoft Teams is not a competitor to Slack

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield thinks Microsoft Teams isn’t a competitor to Slack. Questioned on the ongoing battle between Slack and Microsoft Teams for the enterprise space, Butterfield once again challenged Microsoft’s approach to bundling Teams with Office. “What we’ve seen over the past couple of months is that Teams is not a competitor to Slack,”…

Reddit Furiously Backpedals on Chat Feature After Fierce Backlash

Earlier this week, Reddit announced it was introducing chat rooms to some of its subreddit communities. Then roughly a day later, that new feature was rolled back due to “several errors” and pissed off moderators.The “Start Chatting” feature was billed as a way for more redditors to connect over their favorite topics now that everyone’s…

The Last of Us Part 2 leakers identified, Sony says

In late April, Naughty Dog suffered an enormous leak that, among other things, seemed to spoil the ending of The Last of Us Part 2. One of the leading rumors at the time was that the source of the leak was a disgruntled Naughty Dog employee, but Sony has officially squashed that unfounded myth now.…

Apple stock gains after earnings show company’s ‘resiliency’ amid pandemic

The Ratings Game Published: May 1, 2020 at 11:14 a.m. ET Company didn’t give financial forecast but analysts largely encouraged about the future Apple announced the new iPhone SE in mid-April. Chief Executive Tim Cook said he’s seen “strong customer response.” Apple Apple Inc. painted a mixed of the current quarter when reporting earnings late…

Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest is his latest push to rally the industry

Back in February, when Geoff Keighley announced he would be bowing out of his annual role hosting E3's Coliseum event, he was fairly certain he was in for a long break.And even when E3 was cancelled in March due to COVID-19, he still figured he'd be taking several months off before taking to the stage…

Infinity Ward removes, then brings back bounties in ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’

Following backlash from some of its most prominent players, Call of Duty: Warzone developer Infinity Ward has reversed a controversial tweak it made earlier this week to its popular battle royale game. On Wednesday, the studio added a system called Most Wanted contracts to the first-person shooter. By picking one up, a player would reveal their location to every other…

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Covid-19: There are hopeful signs the virus has peaked, says SAMRC

A medical staffer at the Nasrec field hospital in Johannesburg. Photo by Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo There are hopeful signs Covid-19 reached its peak at the end of July, says the South African Medical Research Council. Professor Debbie Bradshaw says the Western Cape stands out as having a much slower epidemic. Council president and CEO Glenda Grey says…

Strong anti-corruption message is the main theme at John Nkadimeng’s memorial service

A memorial service was held for struggle hero John Nkadimeng on Wednesday ahead of his funeral on Friday.The event was also used to raise concerns around corruption.Some vowed to honour his legacy of humility, hard work and selflessness.The ANC and its alliance partners have decried corruption and vowed to fight against it in honour of…

It is in the interest of the public that the Public Protector is held to account

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Judge Vincent Saldanha said it is in the interest of the public that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is held to account.Dali Mpofu, for Mkhwebane, said this is not so if the process is unconstitutional.Saldanha took exception to Mpofu comparing public interest to a guillotine and the rules to the Sobukwe clause.After…

Police brutality under lockdown: Public has ‘no faith’ in cops

Police members. Roger Sedres/Gallo Images via Getty Images UKZN lecturer, Dr Bronwynne Anderson, believes that the policing system continues to fail the most vulnerable groups in society. Professor Sadhana Manik says the public has no faith in police officers.The police say they are striving to be professional and ethical.Policing systems are failing women and children, according…