Hawaii telescope protesters leave camp due to…

Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope project on Hawaii's Big Island have left their camp because of concerns over the spread of the coronavirus

Tips for a Stable and Faster Internet Connection

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.

Apple Debuts Screening App for COVID-19

You can now ask Apple your coronavirus questions. A website and a free app that launched Friday provide general information about the disease and a COVID-19 screening tool that can lead the user to next steps, the Verge reports. It asks about possible contact with infected people, travel and symptoms,...

Venezuela's only telecoms satellite is lost in…

Venezuela’s only telecommunications satellite has veered off its orbit and stopped working, creating a logistical headache for the cash-strapped South American nation

Can Internet Service Providers Survive The…

"You do notice greater lag, less bandwidth whenever there are many people using the network all at the same time."

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Dyson Designed a New Ventilator in Just 10 Days

The name is most familiar in terms of vacuum cleaners, but Dyson is now going to churn out ventilators, too, reports Forbes . British billionaire James Dyson says the company designed and built a prototype 10 days after receiving an SOS call from Prime Minister Boris Johnson in regard to the...

Jon Taffer, 'Bar Rescue' Hospitality Expert on…

Entrepreneur and host of reality series 'Bar Rescue' Jon Taffer. told Cheddar his big fear for the restaurant industry is how new habits, born out of this current era of social distancing, will impact restaurant capacity.

Internet firm restricts virus-themed website…

An internet firm that registers website domain names says it will combat coronavirus-related fraud by ending automated registration of website names that include words or phrases related to the COVID-19 pandemic

The G20 video call: In virus era, even summits…

The face-to-face tension among foes was gone

“Council of Dads” Redefines the ‘Contemporary…

NBC’s newest drama series Council of Dads is centered around the Perry family when the dad, Scott Perry, becomes sick from cancer and is worried about who will help advise his children once he is gone. Clive Standon, who plays “Anthony” in the show, told Cheddar Friday when he got the scripts he hadn’t seen a show like this before.

TV viewership climbing with people stuck at home…

With millions of people stuck at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, television viewership is on the rise

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China lifting last controls in province at…

China has started lifting the last controls that confined tens of millions of people to their homes in the province at the center of its virus outbreak

AT&T Holds up to High Demand, CEO Says

AT&T has seen broadband and wireless usage surge 29 percent in one month, as remote workers and families stay at homes to abide by restrictions that have been ordered across the country. Maintaining a high level of service, however, has meant a full-court press for the telecommunications giant.

Breaking News: Trump Orders GM to Build…

President Trump announced Friday that he will invoke the Defense Production Act "to require General Motors to accept, perform, and prioritize Federal contracts for ventilators." In a statement, he said the contracting process with the automaker was not moving quickly enough.

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Breaking News: House Passes Stimulus Package

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the $2.2 trillion coronavirus aid package Friday afternoon, but what was expected to be a smooth confirmation process devolved into a mad dash in the Capitol after one of the House’s own threatened to derail the vote with a procedural objection. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky. 4th Dist.) announced he would call for a recorded vote, which requires quorum — 216 members — to pass the relief bill. Lawmakers who had left Washington rushed back to make sure there were enough representatives to make a quorum, many of them furious about the health risk of traveling and meeting in a large group.