From tiny San Marino wedged next to two of Italy's hardest-hit provinces in the coronavirus outbreak to more economically powerful nations like Italy, countries are running up against export bans and seizures in the scramble for vital medical supplies
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.
When thinking of a relationship between partners, the first words that come to mind are usually "pleasure, comfort, and love." However, some people may experience persistent anxiety when in a relationship.
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.
A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of the viral outbreak that’s all but shut down the U.S. economy
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
Sidewalk vegetable markets are reopening in the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic began as residents prepare for a weekend memorial for health workers and others who died in the outbreak
We examine how religion is chasing in the face of the crisis as places of worship across the country alter the way they hold their services. With commentary from Rev. Mark Airey of Good Shepard Lutheran Church, Healdsburg.
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.
We examine how religion is chasing in the face of the crisis as places of worship across the country alter the way they hold their services. With commentary from Rev. Mark Airey of Good Shepard Lutheran Church, Healdsburg. SCRIPT: RELIGION IS OFTEN AT THE HEART OF A COMMUNITY BUT FOR MANY HOUSES OF WORSHIP THAT PHYSICAL MEETING IS MOVING TO AN ONLINE SANCTUARY. AS RESTRICTIONS ON GATHERINGS GROW AND CALLS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING INCREASE, RELIGIOUS LEADERS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES ARE TRYING TO MEET THEIR CONGREGATIONS NOT IN THE PEW BUT ON THEIR COUCHES. (((SOTjoelosteen 13:24 you know you can make church anywhere You can praise anywhere, you can praise in the car, you can praise in your bathtub so come on join in the praise with us today 13:34 DAILY CONGREGATIONAL PRAYERS ARE REQUIRED FOR MUSLIMS, HOWEVER, AS THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC SPREADS MOSQUES ARE CLOSING AND URGING MEMBERS TO INSTEAD PRAY AT HOME. (((SOT IMAM OMAR SULEIMAN))) AS PASSOVER APPROACHES, SYNAGOGUES ARE OFFERING VIRTUAL SEDERS FOR CONGREGATIONS BATTLING THIS MODERN PLAGUE. EARLY ON THE CATHOLIC CHURCH BEGAN RESTRICTING COMMUNION AND BLESSINGS AS ARCHDIOCESES CLOSED CATHEDRAL DOORS ACROSS THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. PARISHES ARE BEING ASKED TO REASSURE THE COMMUNITY THROUGH THE RINGING OF BELLS. BUT NOW THE ARCHDIOCESE OF LOS ANGELES HAVE ANNOUNCED THE UNTHINKABLE FOR MANY DEVOUT CATHOLICS, NO EASTER MASS. WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP RECOMMENDING A SHELTER IN PLACE UNTIL MAY A RECKONING FOR THE ENTIRE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY. (((SOT REV MARK AIREY 4:54 So with Easter we want to get together we want to celebrate, but we are also cognizant that it might not happen))) WHILE MANY CONGREGATIONS ARE MOVING TO DIGITAL OTHERS ARE GOING OLD SCHOOL WITH ONE CHURCH IN TEXAS OFFERING A “DRIVE-IN” SUNDAY SERVICE. (((SOT REV MARK AIREY COVID 19 has put a very different spin on how we do pastoral care, for me, I have been utilizing the Internet to be in contact with my parishioners every day and overcome the worry and anxiety that is out there)))
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.
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
Millions of Chinese workers are streaming back to factories, shops and offices but many still face anti-coronavirus controls that add to their financial losses and aggravation