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Protests force Target, CVS and Walmart to close…

Target, CVS, Apple and Walmart have all temporarily closed certain locations due to protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week

NYC shouts for Justice while streets burn.

NYC streets set ablaze while protesters get moved around by large groups of police. Policemen form back to back lines. NYC shouts for justice

Free PlayStation Plus Games for June 2020

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.

Online divisions: Twitter, Facebook diverge on…

President Donald Trump posted identical messages on Twitter and Facebook this week

Managing Stress As A First Responder

Tips and tricks on how to manage stress levels as a first responder.

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Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound

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.

Long-haul carrier Emirates says it fires staff…

Dubai’s long-haul carrier Emirates says it fired an undisclosed number of employees as the coronavirus pandemic has halted global aviation

Fewer Students Applying For Financial Aid

Despite economic hardship caused by the coronavirus, the number of students applying for financial aid has fallen, suggesting the number applying to college in the fall will drop too.

Spotify Introduces Artist Fundraising Pick Feature

Spotify Introduces Artist Fundraising Pick Feature The music-streaming platform is giving musicians the opportunity to highlight their fundraising efforts on their dedicated landing pages. The chosen cause will appear front and center on the artists’ pages, similar to when a musician selects a song as their Artist Pick. Artists may use the feature to raise money for themselves, their crews or other charitable organizations. Links can only come from three partners: Cash App, GoFundMe and PayPal.me. Artists can also link to a number of verified organizations participating in the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project.

Parents hoping to get back to work face a child…

The coronavirus pandemic has created a staggering child care crisis that threatens to undermine the tentative reopening of the U.S. economy, forcing many parents to choose between work and looking after their kids

COVID-19: Our New Normal Retail_ Digital

As countries slowly begin to re-open, we examine what changes we can expect to see from the retail industry. Dr. Jason Rao, CEO of Health Security Partners, and Dr. Barbara Kahn, Professor of Marketing at The Wharton School offer their insight.

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Zoom Hits 300 Million Daily Users Despite…

Zoom Hits 300 Million Daily Users Despite Security Problems Just this past December, the video chat service reported 10 million users. As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, Zoom's activity has exploded in recent months. According to The Verge, it revealed a huge increase to 200 million at the start of April. The Verge adds that Zoom's use has jumped 50 percent since then. The increase comes despite security experts and the FBI saying default settings are not secure. In 2019, Apple removed Zoom software after it was revealed websites could take over cameras. There is also the "Zoombombing" issue, where pranksters have entered random calls to show "shock content." In response, Zoom recently released its 5.0 version to combat security and privacy problems. 5.0 heightens encryption, security for meetings and users must now have a default password.

Probe blames safety lapses for deadly India gas…

A committee appointed by India’s top environmental court has blamed “gross human failure” and lack of basic safety norms for a gas leak in a South Korean-owned chemical factory that killed 12 people and sickened hundreds

Stay Healthy By Moving the Body

Moving the body, even if it's walking, is the key to staying healthy during stay-at-home orders.

Facebook to Launch Dedicated Gaming App

Facebook to Launch Dedicated Gaming App Facebook is preparing to introduce a new mobile gaming app amid the coronavirus pandemic when many are glued to their phones. Facebook Gaming will be a free app designed largely for creating and watching live gameplay. According to Facebook, 700 million of its reported 2.5 billion monthly users already engage with online gaming content. The gaming industry is one of a few experiencing a boon during the era of COVID-19. Fidji Simo, Head of Facebook App The app has no advertising in it for now and will rely on 'stars,' a currency that viewers can use to 'tip' streamers.

Asia Today: India reports over 8,000 new virus…

India has reported more than 8,000 new cases of the coronavirus in a single day, another record high that topped the deadliest week in the country

Are You Cleaning Correctly?

Every surface is now a potential harbourer of the coronavirus. Making sure we are cleaning them correctly is vital to our safety and the safety of those around us.

Lubbock sees second day of George Floyd protests

Activision Blizzard 'Still on Track' With…

Activision Blizzard 'Still on Track' With Upcoming Games Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick says things are still running as planned despite the coronavirus pandemic. The firm has a slew of new titles in the pipeline, including a new 'Call of Duty' game. It is speculated to be a reboot of the 'Black Ops' sub-series, similar to 2019's 'Modern Warfare' remake. And there has also been talk of new 'Crash Bandicoot' and 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater' games. Robert Kotick, to CNBC

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The Latest: S. Korea pushes QR registration for…

South Korea is reporting a steady rise in cases around the capital, with 30 of the 35 latest cases in the densely populated Seoul area

COVID-19: The New Normal of Travel_Long

As restrictions begin to ease slowly across the globe, the future of air travel hangs in the balance. What will flying look like in a post COVID world? And how will airlines keep their passengers safe? Joe Leader, CEO of APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Assoc.) and IFSA (International Flight Services Assoc.), Shashank Nigam, founder, and CEO of SimpliFlying, and Bob Mann, CEO of R.W. Mann Airline Industry Analysis and Consulting answer our questions.