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Broadband Use Surged More Than 30% During Pandemic

Broadband use surged 30% to 40% during the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, and even reached 60% in some areas, an industry group has concluded. CNET reports: The Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group released data this week that it gathered from i.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotApr 7th, 2021

Dogecoin Price Surpasses 10 Cents To Reach An All-Time High

Dogecoin, the virtual currency that originally started as an internet meme more than seven years ago, has surged more than 85% in the last 24 hours and is trading at $0.13. Its market cap is now over $17 billion. CNN reports: The currency has soared.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News5 hr. 52 min. ago

Business Travellers Planning To Cut Future Flights, Poll Finds

Most business travellers in the UK will take fewer flights than they used to, according to a poll, thanks to increased use of video conferencing. Only a third expected to return to the same level of flying as before the coronavirus pandemic, once tra.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 52 min. ago

Washington State Votes To End Restriction On Community Broadband

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Washington State lawmakers have voted to kill telecom-industry backed restrictions that limit the reach of community broadband. The Public Broadband Act (HB1336) passed the state Senate with a 27-.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 52 min. ago

Social wasps lose face recognition abilities in isolation

Just as humans are challenged from the social isolation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a new study finds that a solitary lifestyle has profound effects on the brains of a social insect: paper wasps......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 52 min. ago

Plasma device designed for consumers can quickly disinfect surfaces

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a harsh light on the urgent need for quick and easy techniques to sanitize and disinfect everyday high-touch objects such as doorknobs, pens, pencils, and personal protective gear worn to keep infections from spreading......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 52 min. ago

Impacts of coronavirus lockdowns: New study collects data on pollutants in the atmosphere

One consequence of the coronavirus pandemic has been global restrictions on mobility. This, in turn, has had an effect on pollution levels in the atmosphere. Researchers from across the world are using this unique opportunity to take measurements, co.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 52 min. ago

Fast and Furious 9 drops a new trailer ahead of June 25 release

First flying cars. Then an endless runway. Then a submarine. Now magnets. F9 was meant to hit theaters in May 2020, but then we had this whole pandemic thing. [credit:.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News14 hr. 53 min. ago

Amira Learning raises $11M to put its AI-powered literacy tutor in post-COVID classrooms

School closures due to the pandemic have interrupted the learning processes of millions of kids, and without individual attention from teachers, reading skills in particular are taking a hit. Amira Learning aims to address this with an app that reads.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News15 hr. 20 min. ago

Plants thrive in a complex world by communicating, sharing resources and transforming their environments

As a species, humans are wired to collaborate. That's why lockdowns and remote work have felt difficult for many of us during the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News17 hr. 20 min. ago

FCC Urges Americans To Run Internet Speed App To Counter Broadband Data Fudging

The FCC is encouraging netizens to use its internet speed mobile app in an effort to finally get accurate broadband data across the United States. The Register reports: In an announcement on Monday, the telecoms regulator noted that "the app provides.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

Global semiconductor equipment sales hit record high in 2020, says SEMI

Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment surged 19% from US$59.8 billion in 2019 to a new all-time high of US$71.2 billion in 2020, according to SEMI......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

Finding resiliency in local, community news gathering

When the Webster-Kirkwood Times, a community newspaper in the greater St. Louis, Missouri area, had to endure layoffs and stop publishing its print edition—due to a loss in revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic—its readers felt the loss an.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Victory for municipal broadband as Wash. state lawmakers end restrictions

Proposed law allowing public broadband networks awaits governor's signature. Enlarge / State Capitol building in Olympia, Washington. (credit: Getty Images | traveler1116) The Washington state legislature has voted to end limits on municipal b.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

What’s fueling hydrogen tech?

Hydrogen is capturing the attention of governments and private sector players, fueled by new tech, global green energy legislation, and post-pandemic “green recovery” schemes. Hydrogen — the magical gas that Jules Verne predicted in 1.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Home gym startup Tempo raises $220M to meet surge in demand for its workout device

When the pandemic forced everyone to stay at home last year, many gym-goers looked to at-home fitness makers to fill the void for their cardiovascular and strength-training workouts. To help meet that demand, Tempo, the five-year-old fitness startup.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Microsoft’s latest Surface Laptop goes on sale this week, starting at $999

Microsoft is understandably positioning the latest additions to its Surface line as productivity devices. Laptop sales, in particular, have jumped amid the pandemic, as many have scrambled to shift to a work from home setting. With that in mind, the.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Satellite map of human pressure on land provides insight on sustainable development

The coronavirus pandemic has led researchers to switch gears or temporarily abandon projects due to health protocols or not being able to travel. But for Patrick Keys and Elizabeth Barnes, husband and wife scientists at Colorado State University, thi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Cooperating in their supply chains can help businesses recover faster, expert says

UK businesses and industry are in the middle of a real fight for survival. Retail chains and independent retailers continue to battle against the dual challenges posed by a global pandemic and Brexit, with organizations and government continuing to f.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 13th, 2021

Pandemic-inspired discoveries: New insect species from Kosovo named after the Coronavirus

While the new Coronavirus will, hopefully, be effectively controlled sooner rather than later, its latest namesake is here to stay—a small caddisfly endemic to a national park in Kosovo that is new to science......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021

Pandemic Lockdowns Did Cut Air Pollution—but With a Catch

Studies from all over the globe show short-term improvements in urban air quality, but experts are skeptical about how long they’ll last......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsApr 12th, 2021