Cleanup of US nuclear waste takes back seat as…

The U.S. government’s efforts to clean up Cold War-era waste from nuclear research and bomb making at federal sites around the country has lumbered along for decades, often at a pace that watchdogs and other critics say threatens public health and the environment

Sprint and T-Mobile Complete $30 Billion Merger

Sprint and T-Mobile Complete $30 Billion Merger The nation's third and fourth-largest wireless carriers have finally united after a long process to become more competitive. With more than 100 million users, the newly-formed company has the base to challenge other mobile giants such as AT&T and Verizon. As part of the deal, T-Mobile's longtime CEO, John Legere, stepped down from his post, and COO Mike Sievert will take over in May 2020. The company will make use of the added infrastructure from Sprint to develop and deploy 5G service to its customers. As part of the deal, those on Sprint's prepaid brand, Boost, will be going to Dish as part of a divestiture T-Mobile agreed to with the Justice Department.

Zoom CEO: 'I Really Messed Up'

As many companies shift gears or close doors in the coronavirus economy, Zoom has had the enviable problem of managing what the Wall Street Journal calls "breakneck growth." Except that, per the Journal, "it hasn't been going well" as the videoconferencing company has been beset with security and privacy issues...

US allowing longer shifts at nuclear plants in…

U.S. nuclear plants will be allowed to keep workers on longer shifts to deal with staffing problems in the coronavirus pandemic

HBO Is Unlocking Nearly 500 Hours Of Content To…

The premium cable channel is making hours of programming available to stream, including some of its most popular shows and documentaries.

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Working From Home During Virus? Beware of…

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, people stuck at home have taken to using videoconferencing apps to hold work meetings and chat with family and friends. One such app that's become ubiquitous: Zoom, founded by Cisco engineer Eric Yuan. But be careful before you log in for that virtual happy...

Tips for a Stable and Faster Internet Connection

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.

Streaming Services Get a Boost as Americans Stay…

As more Americans practice social distancing, they’re turning towards streaming to keep them occupied. Nielsen compiled information on viewership from February 24 through March 16 to see how streaming minutes per week have changed as more Americans stay indoors.

Patriots use team plane to help Mass., fly N95 in…

The New England Patriots' private team plane is returning to Boston from China carrying more than one million masks critical to health care providers fighting to control the spread of the coronavirus

Most People Think Technology Is Moving Too Fast…

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

Apple Debuts Screening App for COVID-19

You can now ask Apple your coronavirus questions. A website and a free app that launched Friday provide general information about the disease and a COVID-19 screening tool that can lead the user to next steps, the Verge reports. It asks about possible contact with infected people, travel and symptoms,...

SXSW partners with Amazon to put its film…

It'll be bring-your-own popcorn and the barbecue won’t be as good, but Austin's SXSW Film Festival is moving online after having its 27th edition canceled by the coronavirus pandemic

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Facebook Plans To Hire 10,000 New Workers By The…

COO Sheryl Sandberg made the announcement to CNBC on Thursday.

Dyson Designed a New Ventilator in Just 10 Days

The name is most familiar in terms of vacuum cleaners, but Dyson is now going to churn out ventilators, too, reports Forbes . British billionaire James Dyson says the company designed and built a prototype 10 days after receiving an SOS call from Prime Minister Boris Johnson in regard to the...

Billionaire Warren Buffett Ditches His Flip Phone…

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.

Full Recovery for Sports Betting Industry Likely…

For the sports betting industry, 2020 was supposed to be one for the books. The timing for the coronavirus outbreak, however, could not have been worse for the wide-eyed casinos and online sportsbooks operators expecting to capitalize on legal sports wagering expanding across the U.S. “Timing was really bad because it happened right before March madness. Hiatus of NBA, should be talking about the first week of Major League Baseball.” said Joe Asher, CEO of William Hill U.S. in an interview with Cheddar.

Chinese smartphone health code rules post-virus…

Life in China post-coronavirus outbreak is ruled by a green symbol on a smartphone screen

Twitter Update Lets You Populate Old Threads With…

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.

Can you fix ventilators? A fuel cell engineer…

The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted companies large and small to rethink how they do business

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T-Mobile Completes Merger With Sprint

The $26 billion merger had been approved by the Justice Department and the FCC.

Stadia Is Coming to More Android Devices

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