Tips for a Stable and Faster Internet Connection As millions of people self-isolate to help flatten the curve of COVID-19, internet usage has surged, causing strain on connections. As a result, YouTube even announced plans to reduce video quality over the course of a month to better handle the high demand. Here are some tips to make your connection more stable during the coronavirus pandemic: 1. Make sure your router is connected properly and placed in an ideal area. Keep it away from TVs, cordless phones and stereos. 2. Don't use your microwave. According to U.K. telecoms regulator Ofcom, using your microwave can interfere with Wi-Fi signals. 3. Disconnect other devices from the Wi-Fi when you're not using them. They can use the internet in the background even when you're not using them, causing your connection to slow down. 4. Connect your computer to your router via Ethernet. Connecting your computer directly to the router provides better internet speeds than Wi-Fi.
As job cuts tear through the U.S. economy, a faint glimmer of light has emerged: Hoping that a recession will prove brief, some employers are trying to maintain ties to the staffers they're letting go so they could quickly rehire them once the viral outbreak has passed
Most People Think Technology Is Moving Too Fast, Survey Says According to a survey conducted by American public relations and marketing consultancy firm Edelman, 60 percent think technology is evolving too rapidly. They also believe that due to governments not fully having a grasp on it, regulations are not formally being placed. Over 34,000 people worldwide were used in the communications firm's report. The analysis from Edelman adds that global trust in technology has dropped four percent. In the United States, the decrease is seven percent. Edelman says trust has fallen in 21 out of 26 global markets. 66 percent worry that technology will eventually make them even question their own senses. Edelman's Sanjay Nair, via statement
Billionaire Warren Buffett Ditches His Flip Phone for an iPhone The 89-year-old investor was previously known for his usage of the older device. Buffett, who recently used a Samsung Haven, says his flip phone is "permanently gone." He now has an iPhone 11, which makes sense considering his 5.6 percent ownership of Apple stock. The iPhone is not his only Apple device. He also has an iPad for checking stocks. Talking with CNBC, Buffett says his iPhone is one of many people have given to him. Smartphones are able to do many things, but Buffett adds he is only using it for phone calls.
Many women regret not starting their health and weight loss routines earlier in life, causing them to suddenly go too hard on themselves at an age where it can be physically and mentally harmful.
Twitter Update Lets You Populate Old Threads With New Tweets The update is called "continue thread," and it is available on Twitter's iOS app. Only some users have access for now, and Twitter has not revealed when everyone will get it. To use "continue thread," a composition window becomes available when you write out a new tweet. This window lets you see old tweets and threads, allowing you to pick which one to link with the new message. In the older tweet, "continue thread" is an option in the three dots menu. Once clicked, your latest tweet merges with the past thread.
Jason Kilar, the founding chief executive of Hulu and a former Amazon senior vice president, has been named CEO of WarnerMedia, the company announced Wednesday
For those suffering from severe symptoms of the coronavirus, access to a mechanical ventilator could mean the difference between life and death. The U.S. is currently facing a devastating shortage in this vital equipment. We examine new government measures to face the crisis. With expert insight offered by Dr. Benjamin Singer, a pulmonologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Dr. Mahajan of UCLA's Harbor Medical Center.
Stadia Is Coming to More Android Devices The tech giant has confirmed its game streaming service will be available on a range of Android devices following the Feb. 20 update. The company revealed that “in addition to the Pixel family, Stadia will now support phones from Samsung, ASUS, and Razer.” A WiFi connection is required, while Google reiterated Stadia can also be used on tablets, desktops, laptops and on TVs through Google Chromecast Ultra. Google’s vice president, Phil Harrison, recently confirmed the company is planning a free tier edition of Stadia later this year. Phil Harrison, via statement
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is telling drugmakers to immediately pull a type of heartburn drug off the market due to contamination with a chemical that may cause cancer
For those suffering from severe symptoms of the coronavirus, access to a mechanical ventilator could mean the difference between life and death. The U.S. is currently facing a devastating shortage in this vital equipment. We examine new government measures to face the crisis. With expert insight offered by Dr. Benjamin Singer, a pulmonologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Dr. Mahajan of UCLA's Harbor Medical Center. HOSPITALS ACROSS THE U.S. ARE FACING THE POSSIBILITY OF DEVASTATING VENTILATOR SHORTAGES. THESE BREATHING MACHINES ARE CRITICAL TO KEEPING PATIENTS WITH THE MOST SEVERE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS ALIVE. (((dr. benjamin singer/pulmonologist northwestern memorial hospital 01:39 SO WHEN A PATIENT INITIALLY GOES ON A MECHANICAL VENTILATOR, IT REQUIRES A PROCEDURE CALLED AN INUBATION, AND THAT INVOLVES PLACEMENT OF A HOLLOW BREATHING TUBE USUALLY THROUGH THE MOUTH, INTO THE WINDPIPE.//BUT WITH//2:03 ...IT'S ABLE TO SYNC UP WITH HOW A PATIENT IS BREATHING AND WITH EVERY BREATH THEY TAKE, APPLY EXTRA PRESSURE OR AN EXTRA AMOUNT OF AIR VOLUME OR EXTRA FLOW TO THAT BREATH))) WITH NUMBERS OF COVID-19 CASES RISING DAILY, CRITICAL CARE SPECIALISTS ARE WORRIED. (10:26/dr. mahajan/ucla harbor medical center) ...OUR CURRENT AMOUNT OF CRITICAL CARE BEDS WITH VENTILATING MACHINES IS NOT ENOUGH WE’RE GONNA NEED MORE.) EXPERTS ESTIMATE THAT IF WE WERE TO REACH THE LEVEL OF PANDEMIC SIMILAR THE 1918 SPANISH FLU CRISIS, WE WOULD NEED AN ESTIMATED 3 QUARTERS OF A MILLION MECHANICAL VENTILATORS. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE ROUGHLY 160 TO 173 THOUSAND VENTILATORS. MANY MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANIES ARE RAMPING UP PRODUCTION. (((S/OMAR ISHRAK/MEDTRONIC CEO 1:20 WE’VE INCREASED OUR CAPACITY SIGNIFICANTLY, ON THE WAY TO DOUBLING IT AN ON THE WAY TO DOUBLING IT AGAIN))) THE PRESIDENT, USING A 1950S WARTIME ACT, ORDERED GENERAL MOTORS TO BEGIN MAKING VENTILATORS, THOUGH THE AUTO MAKER SAYS IT HAD ALREADY BEGUN THE PROCESS. FORD, TESLA, AND VIRGIN ATLANTIC ARE ALSO STEPPING IN TO HELP BUILD OR DELIVER SUPPLIES. AS WE’VE SEEN IN OTHER COUNTRIES, A VENTILATOR SHORTAGE COULD MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH. (((DR. BENJAMIN SINGER/PULMONOLOGIST NORTHWESTERN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (15:40 THERE ARE A LOT OF WONDERFUL BIOETHICISTS WHO ARE GRAPPLING WITH THIS QUESTION NOW, BUT IT REALLY COMES DOWN TO A FEW ETHICAL PRINCIPLES BASED AROUND HOW CAN WE USE OUR EXISTING RESOURCE IS FOR THE MOST GOOD FOR THE MOST PEOPLE.))) NOW ITS A RACE AGAINST TIME WITH HOPES OF BEATING THE ODDS OF SHORTAGE.
TikTok Is Letting Parents Control How Long Kids Can Spend on App 'Family Safety Mode' has made its debut in the U.K. It will spread to other areas in the coming weeks. Parents must have their own TikTok accounts to make the feature work. The mode lets parents control how much of the app kids can use, such as restricting certain content. Parents can also limit the amount of messages their child's account receives. Shutting off messages completely is an option too. TikTok blog post, via The Verge
We all have to go grocery shopping at one point or another, but with thousands of germs on produce and in meat cases, you might be bringing home more than groceries when you shop.