Month: March 2020

Now that a lot of people are working from home due to lockdowns brought about thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, it becomes even more important to prevent eye strain. Commercial office spaces tend to have better furniture and lighting than your makeshift work-from-home setup and that can contribute significantly to increasing eye strain. However, there
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Turmoil in the financial markets fells ambitious acquisition plan Xerox said on Tuesday that it is ending its hostile bid to acquire printer-and-PC maker HP due to financial complications arising from the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. “The current global health crisis and resulting macroeconomic and market turmoil caused by COVID-19 have created an environment that
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Oh no, we’ve been rumbled With workers opting to telecommute and dial into video conferencing amid the coronavirus lockdowns, where possible, sales of formalwear are up… partially. Walmart, the world’s biggest company by revenue with $0.5tn in annual sales, reports that people are buying more dress shirts yet fewer pants (trousers for you Brits, lest
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Bloody poms are full of great ideas Australian prime minister Scott Morrison may have to eat his words on how to limit the spread of coronavirus after the country’s westernmost state announced “extreme and draconian” measures all of its own. On Sunday, as Australia went into lockdown and banned gatherings of more than two people,
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Most people don’t think much about the keyboard of their computer. But as something you use every day it can really make a difference to how your computer feels when you interact with it. Many serious tech geeks love mechanical keyboards. This type of keyboard is more expensive than a regular keyboard, but gamers and
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DIY IDE Theia hits 1.0, and it’s still compatible with all those extensions The Eclipse Foundation has pulled back the curtains on version 1.0 of Theia, an alternative to Microsoft’s developer darling of the hour, Visual Studio Code. Except it isn’t just yet. Those hoping to ditch a Microsoft-branded IDE for something more vendor-neutral might
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Proved for all sites, proved for all sites, there is nothing else we can do Two years ago, network infrastructure biz Cloudflare launched the 1.1.1.1 Public DNS Resolver, with the promise that internet users could use the service to surf the internet without being tracked – by Cloudflare at least. The biz positioned itself as
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Filtering, anti-spoofing, coordination, validation to prevent crooks, spies hijacking victims’ connections An internet community effort to improve routing security has got a boost from some of the internet’s biggest names. Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Akamai, and Netflix, among others, have signed up to the Mutually Agreed Norms for Routing Security (MANRS) group, in their roles
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The number of people using Microsoft’s Skype video calling system has surged by 70 percent in a month to 40 million people presently, as more individuals stay home due to the coronavirus outbreak, the company said on Monday. Skype-to-Skype calling minutes jumped 220 percent from a month earlier, the company said in a blog post. Microsoft added that
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