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Covid vaccine tracker: when will we have a coronavirus vaccine?

Saturday at 13:50 PM, via The Guardian

More than 140 teams of researchers are racing to develop a safe and effective vaccine – here is their progress

Researchers around the world are racing to develop a vaccine against Covid-19, with more than 140 candidate vaccines now tracked by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Atlassian Tells Employees They Can Work From Home Forever

Saturday at 12:00 PM, via Slashdot

Software company Atlassian is telling employees that they don’t have to return to its offices, unless they want to use them. CNBC reports: “We will seek out amazing, diverse talent unbounded by the physical footprint of our offices,” the company said in an internal blog post published on Wednesday. “We will continue to compete for talent in the global hubs, and we will be able to create...

We found the first cat in the UK with Covid-19 – but there’s no need to panic | Willie Weir

Saturday at 11:00 AM, via The Guardian

The feline had caught coronavirus from its owners, but our research shows it’s a rare occurrence

Willie Weir is professor of veterinary infectious disease at the University of GlasgowCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage

Since the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, the potential role of animals in catching and spreading the disease has been closely examined by...

Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports 466 new cases and 12 deaths, including second man in his 30s

Saturday at 10:00 AM, via The Guardian

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews says number of mystery Covid-19 cases has risen by 130 as nine new infections announced in NSW

A man in his 30s and six aged care residents are among 12 new Victorian Covid-19 deaths that have taken Australia’s coronavirus death toll to 278.

On Saturday, the Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, announced a further 466 cases of coronavirus in the state. Andrews...

Last Fall a Drone Swarm Surveilled America’s Largest Nuclear Reactor — Twice

Saturday at 09:00 AM, via Slashdot

America’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission honored a document request from a UFO group — which has inadvertently revealed a very real incident last fall at America’s largest nuclear reactor in Arizona, reports Forbes:Documents gained under the Freedom of Information Act show how a number of small drones flew around a restricted area at Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant on two successive nights last...

‘The virus piggybacked on racism’: why did Covid-19 hit BAME families so hard?

Saturday at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Ida lost two brothers in 10 days, and Ken’s teenage sweetheart died at 44. Now, they’re looking for answers

Sir Oyaseh Ivowi sits in front of a poster of two of his three boys. Olume, the older brother, hovers over Isi; both wear traditional Nigerian dress. Underneath are the words: “Gone too soon, but not forgotten. Olume Godfrey Ivowi, 7 November 1973 to 10 April 2020. Isi Benjamin Emitsemu...

Nokia to steer clear of US-China politics – New CEO

Saturday at 07:08 AM, via MyBroadband

Nokia Oyj Chief Executive Officer Pekka Lundmark said the Finnish networks maker plans to stand clear of geopolitics as the technology industry increasingly is thrust into trade and political conflicts.

Rain explains why it does not offer mobile 5G

Saturday at 06:59 AM, via MyBroadband

Rain launched South Africa’s first commercial 5G service to the public in November 2019, initially offering unlimited data for R1,000 per month.

Microsoft Signals Renewed Interest In Windows With Latest Reshuffle

Saturday at 04:02 AM, via Slashdot

Microsoft is making some significant changes to the way it runs its Windows organization this week, signaling a renewed focus on the operating system that made its name. The Verge reports: The software giant placed Surface chief Panos Panay in charge of Windows earlier this year, and is now reshuffling parts of that team. It follows Microsoft’s decision to slice Windows into two parts more than...

Coronavirus Clobbers Uber, Leading To $1.8 Billion Quarterly Loss

Saturday at 03:25 AM, via Slashdot

In the second quarter of 2020, Uber announced that its ride-hailing business plunged by 75 percent compared with a year earlier — from $12.2 billion to $3 billion. “That was offset somewhat by rapid growth in Uber’s delivery business,” reports Ars Technica. “Delivery bookings more than doubled from $3.4 billion to $7 billion.” From the report: The company lost $1.8 billion in the second quarter...

Microsoft Accuses Apple of Treating Gaming Apps Differently

Saturday at 02:45 AM, via Slashdot

Hour after Apple explained why Microsoft’s xCloud wouldn’t be coming to iOS, Microsoft shot back and accused the company of “consistently treating gaming apps differently.” AppleInsider reports: On Wednesday, Microsoft ended its xCloud TestFlight program on iOS and said that the service would not be arriving on iPhone and iPad. In a statement on Thursday, Apple explained that it bars apps which...

Trump Blew Up More Than Just TikTok and WeChat

Saturday at 02:03 AM, via Slashdot

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to ban dealings with ByteDance, owner of video-sharing sensation TikTok, appears to codify what his administration has already been warning. A second edict targeting messaging app WeChat and its parent, Tencent, seems weirdly overdue. The executive orders issued by the White House go beyond stopping...

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