Amazon has told employees to delete the popular video app TikTok from phones on which they use Amazon email, citing security risks from the China-owned app, according to reports and social-media posts by Amazon employees, and escalating the stakes for TikTok, which has been subject to national-security and geopolitical concerns
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.
When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, the ability to jab the lifesaving solution into the arms of Americans will require hundreds of millions of injections
Leaders of 12 Christian organizations are urging the Trump administration to rescind a policy requiring international students to leave the U.S. or transfer if their colleges hold classes entirely online this fall
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."
A homeless shelter built on Amazon’s perfectly manicured urban Seattle campus is a major civic contribution that pushes the company to face the crisis and criticism in the hometown it has rapidly transformed
Nat Pop Trump Source CNN"We will build a great wall along the Southern border."A promise that dominated an election cycle back in 2016, but will immigration be a big-ticket item in 2020? Experts argue that for the Trump administration, the answer is yes. Stewart Kwoh, Executive Director Asian Americans Advancing Justice LA 00.12 "We are finding really a wholesale attack on legal and illegal immigration period."For his part, presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden says he'll introduce immigration reform on the first day of his administration.Meanwhile, the Trump administration has recently announced a suspension of HB-1 visas as part of a broad effort to limit immigration levels to the US.Stewart Kwoh0.37 "I think the suspension of those visa will harm the United States because it will destroy, or temporarily destroy the innovation that that comes with these very talented people who apply for the H1B1 visas."MATT KLINK, GOP STRATEGIST, KLINK CAMPAIGNS0.50 "these are the people we want to emigrate to this country. They bring a knowledge base, they are value added."What's more, ICE recently announced that international students who are pursuing degrees in the USA would have to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities switch to online-only courses.Stewart Kwoh01.11 "I know a lot of the universities are very worried about these new rules, because they think it will jeopardize their reputations as being welcoming to the best and brightest."Experts argue that for the President, facing the lowest approval ratings since the start of his administration - these measures help shore up his base. Matt Klink 1.33 "It's the equivalent of throwing red meat to wild dogs, and it gets the base motivated."Whether the new measures by President Trump help him with swing voters remains to be seen this November.
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
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.
While infection rates steadily decline across most of Western Europe the U.S continues to see record highs in transmission. We tell the tale of two responses to the threat of coronavirus. Insight is offered by Barabara Bulf, an English teacher based in Modena, Italy, and Dr. Josh Michaud the Associate Director of Global Health Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation.
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.
Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound Sony has confirmed that the highly-anticipated console will include a 3D audio processing unit. It's possible the unit will represent a landmark moment for the PlayStation console series as a whole. Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony also explained that PlayStation 5 will offer gaming enthusiasts "experiences that were not possible before." The console is set for release later this year.
A federal judge has rejected a request from the operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline to halt an order to shut down the oil pipeline during a lengthy environmental review