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COVID-19 has changed the housing market forever. Here’s where Americans are moving (and why)

October 21st, 2020 at 6:31 pm » Comments Off

 Amid all the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19 over the past six months, one thing is assured: the pandemic has re-ordered real estate markets across the board on an unprecedented scale. Some of this may be irreversible. Real estate’s re-sorting this time isn’t just based on markets crashing (the Great Recession), political turmoil (the 1979 […]

Coronavirus: test that can detect pathogen in 5 minutes developed by Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna

October 20th, 2020 at 12:24 pm » Comments Off

The research team was led by University of California, Berkeley’s Dr Jennifer Doudna, a joint winner of the 2020 Nobel Prize for chemistry. Photo: Reuters California-based researchers develop a test that can detect the coronavirus using gene-editing technology and a modified mobile phone camera. Mobile phones were used for ‘their robustness and cost-effectiveness, and the fact […]

10 tech predictions that could mean huge changes ahead

October 12th, 2020 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

CCS Insights published 100 tech predictions for the next few years, and the COVID-19 pandemic lurks behind many of them. An ongoing health crisis and a global recession: even for the most attuned of analysts, the past months have brought in a load of unexpected events that have made the coming years especially difficult to […]

Breast milk could stop virus spreading, researchers claim

October 9th, 2020 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

  Whey proteins in cow and goat milk also could inhibit the virus but is less effective than human breast milk.   Human breast milk could help to prevent or treat COVID-19, according to a new study by Chinese scientists, lending support to World Health Organisation guidelines that mothers should breastfeed their newborn babies even […]

Will we ever trust crowds again?

October 9th, 2020 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

If socializing makes you cringe, you’re not alone. Scientists say the pandemic is re-shaping our senses of fear and disgust, and it’s unclear how long the change will last. WATCHING A RERUN of the 1990s sitcom Seinfeld gave me the first inkling that COVID-19 might be rearranging my mind for the long term. On the […]

The Pandemic Plutocrats : How Covid is creating new fintech billionaires

October 6th, 2020 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

In 2015, Nick Molnar was living with his parents in Sydney, Australia, and selling jewelry from a desktop computer in his childhood bedroom. Hocking everything from $250 Seiko watches to $10,000 engagement rings, the 25-year-old had gotten so good at online marketing that he had become Australia’s top seller of jewelry on eBay, shipping thousands […]

Pandemic accelerated cord cutting, making 2020 the worst-ever year for pay TV

October 1st, 2020 at 1:57 pm » Comments Off

  The pandemic has accelerated adoption of a number of technologies, from online grocery to multiplatform gaming to streaming services and more. But one industry that has not benefited is traditional pay TV. According to new research from eMarketer, the cable, satellite and telecom TV industry is on track to lose the most subscribers ever. […]

A new startup is recruiting gig workers to help landlords evict people from their homes, calling it the fastest-growing moneymaking gig because of COVID-19

September 30th, 2020 at 9:34 pm » Comments Off

A new startup is recruiting gig workers to help landlords evict people who can’t afford to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Civvl, which Motherboard described as “Uber, but for evicting people,” has posted job listings across the US that encourage gig workers to join the app and work as eviction crew members. Civvl notes that […]

Kids in the UK are now spending more money on ‘Fortnite’ and ‘Roblox’ than candy and books

September 29th, 2020 at 1:45 am » Comments Off

Childrens’ spending habits in the UK have shifted to online games such as “Roblox” and “Fortnite” since lockdown began, away from sweets and books, a pocket money app has reported. Kids are also saving 14% more money than they did in 2019 — that’s £104 ($135) a year, RoosterMoney. Lego, Roblox, and Apple are the […]

Coronavirus is shaping up to be very bad for banks – But not for Bitcoin

September 29th, 2020 at 1:42 am » Comments Off

The coronavirus pandemic has turned the established status quo on its head with many businesses and industries still reeling.  The world’s biggest banks have seen their valuations plummet, with billionaire investor Warren Buffett bailing out of long-held bank stocks this year—and joining many other investors in betting on gold (though the Oracle of Omaha is […]

COVID-19 pandemic could usher in a ‘New Digital Age,’ study claims

September 24th, 2020 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

  The study suggests that COVID-19 can be used as a chance to rebuild the nation, by making Israel the starting point for solutions its own society needs, and then for the planet. Israel should focus on its unique strengths in the fields of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), Autonomous Technologies and the Internet […]

Tech companies are starting to let their employees work from anywhere — as long as they take a lower salary

September 24th, 2020 at 12:02 pm » Comments Off

  Software firm VMware will start cutting pay for employees who leave Silicon Valley, according to a recent Bloomberg report. While employees can work remotely on a permanent basis, they could face an 18% pay cut for moving to a city like Denver, Bloomberg reports. VMware isn’t the only company reconsidering employee pay. Facebook will […]

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