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Mac shipments down 21% year-on-year in global PC market shrink
AppleInsider - 2020-04-11
Mac shipments declined in the first quarter of 2020, analysts claim, but while PC shipments overall went down by 8% year-on-year, Apple's annual decline in the PC market is more than double that of the global average. During the global coronavirus pandemic, the demand for computers to work from home has soared, as people and companies try to ...

More than 101K violated ECQ -- police
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-11
MANILA, Philippines -- More than 101,000 people violated the protocols of enhanced community quarantine covering Luzon, data from Joint Task Force CoronaVirus Shield (JTF CV Shield) of the Philippine National Police showed on Saturday. Specifically, some 101,974 people were either warned, arrested or fined after defying quarantine protocols.

Security News This Week: Signal Threatens to Leave the US If EARN IT Act Passes
Wired - 2020-04-11
On Friday, Apple and Google announced a joint collaboration to make a Covid-19 "contact tracing" framework available for legions of Android and iOS smartphones. Slated for release next month, the platform will give public health organizations the ability to track infections and use Bluetooth proximity analysis to warn people if they've come ...

GM teams up with Honda to build two new electric vehicles for the company
YAHOO! - 2020-04-11
Honda has announced that it's working with General Motors to jointly develop two new Honda-branded electric vehicles built on GM's EV platform. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak putting the automotive industry's production operations on hold as employees are ordered to stay at home, Honda is still drawing up plans for its electric vehicle lineup.

These Tech Companies Managed to Eradicate ISIS Content. But They're Also Erasing Crucial Evidence of War Crimes
Time - 2020-04-11
Filmed by a Syrian opposition soldier riding in the back of a pickup truck, the shaky footage posted to Facebook on Oct. 14 showed Turkish troops walking cheerfully across a rocky plain in northern Syria toward a town that had just been vacated by U.S. forces. It was one in a flurry of videos posted by citizen journalist Abo Liath Aljazarawy to ...

COVID-19 infects 21 more Filipinos overseas; total now at 651
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 21 more Filipinos abroad, bringing the total count to 651, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Black Saturday. The foreign affairs department also recorded that five more overseas Filipinos have died due to COVID-19. This brings the total number of deaths due to the ...

Apollo 13 at 50: How NASA turned near disaster at the moon into a 'successful failure' in space
Space.com - 2020-04-11
While the crew never made it to the moon's surface, their very survival serves as a testament to the human spirit. Shares Fifty years ago today (April 11), three astronauts launched to space, poised to be the next humans to walk on the moon. But things didn't exactly go according to plan. Famously described as a "successful failure," the Apollo ...

Freeze on rent, fare and service charges pushed amid COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Bagong Henerasyon party-list Rep. Bernadette Herrera-Dy is calling for the freeze on all rate hikes, service charges, transport fare, and residential and commercial rent to curb the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. "As one of the principal authors of the bill amending the Public Service Act, I ...

When school is online, the digital divide grows greater
Ars Technica - 2020-04-11
Like many students around the world, Nora Medina is adapting to online learning. But Medina, a high school senior in Quincy, Washington, who also takes classes at a local community college, faces an additional challenge: She doesn't have reliable Internet service at home. She lives 7 miles outside of town where she says neither cable nor DSL ...

DOH denies concealing number of COVID-19 deaths
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Department of Health (DOH) on Saturday denied claims that it has ordered hospitals to stop counting the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) fatalities in a bid to conceal the real number of deaths. The DOH did NOT and will NEVER issue a directive for hospitals to conceal the number of COVID-19 deaths.

Ozone hole three times the size of Greenland opens over the North Pole
Live Science - 2020-04-11
Scientists have detected what may be the largest hole in the ozone layer ever recorded over the North Pole. The ozone hole covers an area roughly three times the size of Greenland, scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) said in a statement, and could expose people living at far northern latitudes to high levels of ultraviolet radiation ...

246 Filipino seafarers from UK cruise ship evacuated
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Two hundred forty-six Filipino seafarers from a cruise ship in the United Kingdom were repatriated on Black Saturday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. The foreign affairs department said in a statement that the 246 repatriated seafarers from MS Ventura brought the total number of repatriated Filipinos to 11,394.

Negros Oriental frontliners deliver baby girl in a pedicab
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 11) -- Some frontliners in this COVID-19 battle are not stationed in hospitals; others are out there, ready to lend a hand in times of need -- like the healthcare volunteers in Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental. Workers and volunteers from the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) - Negros Oriental responded to an ...

Negros Oriental frontliners deliver baby girl in a pedicab
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 11) -- Some frontliners in this COVID-19 battle are not stationed in hospitals; others are out there, ready to lend a hand in times of need -- like the healthcare volunteers in Dumaguete City in Negros Oriental. Workers and volunteers from the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) - Negros Oriental responded to an ...

Sen. Gatchalian: Localized mass testing, more DOH-accredited hospitals for testing crucial in COVID-19 fight
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 11) -- Local governments must conduct their own mass testing in order to fight COVID-19 and bring lives back to normal, said Senator Win Gatchalian on Saturday. "It is important that we have localized mass testings so that we will determine and we will find all those positives before we open up our economy ...

DOH: No order for hospitals to stop reporting COVID-19 deaths
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 11) -- The Department of Health clarified on Saturday that it never ordered hospitals to conceal the number of patients who have died of COVID-19. The DOH was responding to allegations that a hospital based in Metro Manila was "instructed to stop counting COVID-19 deaths." "We would like to clarify that DOH ...

Skilled Maranaws produce COVID-19 protection suits
philstar.com - 2020-04-11
COTABATO CITY -- The provincial government of Lanao del Sur has mobilized Maranaw sewers to produce protection suits for frontliners in its coronavirus containment campaign. Lanao del Sur Gov. Mamintal Adiong said Saturday they have commissioned local dressmakers and tailors, which his office had capacitated through vocational schooling and ...

Filipinos abroad with COVID-19 now 651
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 11) -- There are now 651 overseas Filipinos who have contracted the coronavirus disease, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Saturday. The agency said some 84 have died while 188 have recovered and have been released from the hospital. From the total, 294 COVID-19 positive patients were confirmed by the ...

Salceda proposes ?45-billion wage subsidy program for workers, small enterprises, freelancers
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 11) -- The chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has proposed a program to help millions of people whose jobs have been affected by quarantine restrictions. Albay Representative Joey Salceda said the Payroll Support for Workers, Entrepreneurs, and Self-employed (PSWES) Program would cover 5.98 ...

Valenzuela City starts mass testing for COVID-19
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The city government of Valenzuela on Saturday announced that it will start its mass testing for persons under investigation (PUI) and persons under monitoring (PUM) for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In a press conference, Valenzuela City mayor Rex Gatchalian said those initially targeted by the mass testing are the ...

Philippines Reports 26 New Coronavirus Deaths, 233 More Infections
New York Times - 2020-04-11
The Philippines reported 26 new coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday, taking the total to 247. It also confirmed 233 new infections for a tally of 4,428. Seventeen more patients have recovered, the health ministry said in a bulletin,

PH records 233 more COVID-19 cases; total now at 4,428
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-11
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippines now has 4,428 total cases of coronavirus disease after recording 233 new cases, the Department of Health (DOH) said Saturday. Data from DOH released at 4 p.m. also showed that 26 more patients have died from the disease, bringing the COVID-19 death toll in the country to 247. Seventeen more patients have ...

Las Piñas COVID-19 cases rise to 56; cases of PUIs, PUMs decrease
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-11
MANILA, Philippines--The Las Piñas City government has recorded two more coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases since yesterday, bringing the total of infection cases in the city to 56 as of Saturday morning. The city currently has 40 active COVID-19 cases as 10 patients have already recovered while six people have died of the disease.

DA: Agriculture and fisheries workers are frontliners in COVID-19 fight
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 11) -- Food production made possible by players in the agriculture and fisheries sector is just as significant as the war the country is facing against COVID-19, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. "We are heartened that during the 21st teleconference of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management ...

Cops who caught COVID-19 now 27, 4 have recovered
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 11) -- Two more police personnel have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected cops to 27, the Philippine National Police announced Saturday. The new cases are a 52-year-old policeman assigned in Metro Manila and a 34-year-old policewoman whose test results turned out positive for ...

This tool helps COVID-19 patients on ventilators communicate
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 11) -- For seriously ill COVID-19 patients with tubes connected to ventilators that pump air into their lungs, trying to send messages is a huge challenge.

Valenzuela City begins COVID-19 targeted mass testing
CNN Philippines - 2020-04-11
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 11) -- Valenzuela City kicks off its own localized targeted mass testing for the coronavirus disease on Black Saturday. The local government has partnered with The Medical City, which has been given the green light to conduct confirmatory COVID-19 tests after receiving a Stage 5 level accreditation from the ...

Caraga to refuse entry to anyone amid quarantine, says Surigao Sur gov
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-11
MANILA, Philippines -- After recording its first COVID-19 case, Caraga is implementing stricter measures and will not allow anyone to enter the region for now as an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is in place. If the Inter-Agency Task Force and the national government allows citizens to travel to Caraga, the region would keep its ...

Oriental Mindoro releases more detailed rules for returning OFWs
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-11
CITY OF CALAPAN -- Oriental Mindoro Governor Humerlito Dolor on Saturday signed the amendments to an Executive Order (EO) he issued earlier to give more detailed rules for returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to the province. The four-page advisory was drafted by the Ad Hoc Committee on Returning OFWs formed by the provincial ...

Coronavirus: Philippines bars doctors from going abroad to boost health force
The Straits Times - 2020-04-11
MANILA (BLOOMBERG) - The Philippines has temporarily barred doctors, nurses and other health workers from leaving for overseas work amid the coronavirus outbreak, a move that irked its top diplomat who pledged to fight the ban. The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration issued a resolution on April 2 halting the departure of workers in ...

8 health workers in Quezon are COVID-19 positive
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-11
LUCENA CITY -- Two more health workers were recorded as confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Quezon province, bringing the total number of infected medical-health frontliners to eight out of 21 validated virus carriers. Janet Geneblazo-Buelo, head of the Quezon Public Information Office, on Saturday, citing information from the ...

Mayweather vows to follow uncle as great fight trainer
philstar.com - 2020-04-11
LOS ANGELES, United States -- Floyd Mayweather, who retired from boxing in 2017 with a perfect 50-0 record, said Friday he hopes emulate late uncle Roger by becoming a successful trainer.

79-year-old grandma si Lipa's third recovered COVID-19 patient
philstar.com - 2020-04-11
LIPA CITY, Philippines (The Filipino Connection) -- A 79-year-old grandma from Plantacion Meridienne Subdivision in Barangay Sampaguita here, who previously tested positive for the novel coronavirus, has recovered from the disease. Mayor Eric Africa announced the news in his Facebook post at about 8:30 a.m. on Friday. This brings the total of ...

US marks record 2,108 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours -- Johns Hopkins Health
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-11
WASHINGTON -- The United States on Friday became the first country to record more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in one day, with 2,108 fatalities in the past 24 hours, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. The U.S. has now recorded 18,586 deaths and is closing in on the toll of 18,849 dead in Italy, which has seen the most ...

Fair weather expected over most parts of PH on Black Saturday
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-11
MANILA, Philippines -- Fair weather is expected over most parts of the country on Black Saturday, April 11, the state weather bureau said. In its 4 a.m. live weather update, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that the Easterlies continue to affect the eastern section of the country.

Virus-infected Australian cruise ship arrives at Montevideo port
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-11
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay -- An Australian cruise ship stranded off the coast of Uruguay for two weeks with more than 100 people aboard infected with the new coronavirus arrived at the port of Montevideo on Friday. Following an agreement between the governments of Uruguay and Australia, about 110 passengers are due to be evacuated from the Greg ...

Coronavirus found in air samples up to 13 feet from patients
Philippine Daily Inquirer - 2020-04-11
WASHINGTON -- A new study examining air samples from hospital wards with COVID-19 patients has found the virus can travel up to 13 feet (four meters) -- twice the distance current guidelines say people should leave between themselves in public. The preliminary results of the investigation by Chinese researchers were published Friday in ...

The New Coronavirus Appears To Take A Greater Toll On Men Than On Women
NPR - 2020-04-10
As the coronavirus sweeps across the globe, one pattern remains consistent: men seem harder hit by the virus than women and are more likely to have severe illness or die. At least in the United States, however, it seems that men are less likely to seek out testing for the virus when they feel sick. "This is to all of our men out there, no ...

Mars helicopter attached to NASA's Perseverance rover
Phys.org - 2020-04-10
The Mars Helicopter, visible in lower center of the image, was attached to the belly of NASA's Perseverance rover at Kennedy Space Center on April 6, 2020. The helicopter will be deployed onto the ...

Coronavirus sparks black market filled with fake and stolen N95 face masks
Mashable - 2020-04-10
Every country in the world is competing to buy N95 face masks to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. And scammers are trying to cash in. Escrow.com General Manager Jackson Elsegood broke down how much money may have been spent on what is essentially a face mask black market. While some of these transaction attempts are outright scams where ...

NASA satellite views of Chernobyl wildfires paint worrisome picture
CNET - 2020-04-10
Forest fires have been burning near the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster since early April. NASA's satellite eyes in space have been tracking the smoke plumes from the wildfires in the Ukraine. It paints a worrisome picture. The 1,000-square-mile ...

After months in space, astronauts returning to changed world
Phys.org - 2020-04-10
Two NASA astronauts said Friday they expect it will be tough returning to such a drastically changed world next week, after more than half a year at the International Space Station. Andrew Morgan said the crew has tried to keep atop the pandemic news. But it's hard to comprehend what's really going on and what to expect, he noted, when his nine ...

Apple, Google to track coronavirus infection via smartphones
Fox Business - 2020-04-10
Apple and Google launched a major joint effort to leverage smartphone technology to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue Reading Below New software the companies plan to add to phones would make it easier to use Bluetooth wireless technology to track down people for who may have been infected by coronavirus carriers. The idea is to help ...

Here's our favorite coffee makers of 2020
Mashable - 2020-04-10
Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content ...

Mercury probe snaps stunning photos of our planet during Earth flyby
Live Science - 2020-04-10
A spacecraft bound for Mercury beamed home stunning views of Earth during a crucial flyby conducted early today (April 10). BepiColombo, a joint mission conducted by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), is headed to our solar system's innermost planet. But to reach that destination, the spacecraft ...

NASA satellite sees air pollution drop over northeastern US amid coronavirus outbreak
Space.com - 2020-04-10
NASA satellite data revealed significant reductions in air pollution over major metropolitan areas of the Northeast United States as people reduce travel during the pandemic spread by the new coronavirus. Many states across the U.S. have implemented lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders in response to the spread of COVID-19, the disease ...

Band Practice at Home Alone, Together: How JamKazam Became an Essential App Amid Self-Isolation
Billboard - 2020-04-10
© 2019 Billboard. All Rights Reserved. Billboard is a subsidiary of Valence Media, LLC. 4/10/2020 by Steve Knopper FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME After four years of investing their own money, raising $80,000 through Kickstarter and working nights and weekends, David Wilson and his two colleagues ran out of capital for their new venture: JamKazam ...

Travelex Reportedly Paid Ransomware Hackers 285 Bitcoin Worth Over $2 Million
Gizmodo - 2020-04-10
Following a ransomware attack against foreign exchange company Travelex earlier this year, the company reportedly paid a hefty, multimillion-dollar sum to hackers in the form of hundreds of bitcoin. Citing a source familiar with the details of the transaction, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the London-based company paid hackers ...

Hasty Virus Lockdown Lift Could Spark 'Deadly Resurgence': WHO
International Business Times - 2020-04-10
Any premature lifting of restrictions imposed to control the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to a fatal resurgence of the new coronavirus, the World Health Organization warned Friday. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that while some states were ...

Boris Johnson Walking In Hospital As UK Sees Record Death Toll
International Business Times - 2020-04-10
Prime Minister Boris Johnson was able to walk in hospital on Friday some 24 hours after leaving intensive care treatment for COVID-19, as Britain recorded nearly 1,000 daily deaths from the virus for the first time. "The Prime Minister has been able to do short walks, between periods of rest, as part of the care he is receiving to aid his ...

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