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IT Priorities 2020: European IT budget share reflects home-working challenges brought by Covid

European organisations are being forced to redivert more limited budgets during the pandemic By Karl Flinders, Emea Content Editor, Computer Weekly Published: 13 Nov 2020 16:00 Businesses in Europe have cut their IT budgets in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and its ramifications, and have redirected the remainder to address challenges that home-working policies have…

Appeals court rules against El Paso’s shutdown order amid Covid surge

A state appeals court Friday night rejected El Paso County's stay-at-home order, even as the West Texas community requires mobile morgues for its growing number of coronavirus victims. The Eighth District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the state and local restaurant owners in their case against El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, telling…

Will Intel Rocket Lake retake the 1T compute and gaming crown?

November 13, 2020 | 11:00 Companies: #intel Earlier this month we commented upon some leaked 11th Gen Rocket Lake desktop CPU benchmarks. They were from the UserBenchmark database, which isn't really a favourite among tech reviewers. However, the signs were that the unknown 8C/16T RKL-S processor could show a pretty clean pair of heels to…

Trump bans U.S. investments in firms linked to Chinese military

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Rain falls over the White House during a storm in Washington By Humeyra Pamuk, Alexandra Alper and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled an executive order prohibiting U.S. investments in Chinese firms that Washington says are owned or controlled by the Chinese military, ramping up pressure…

Covid-19 death toll keeps climbing in El Paso, shelter-in-place order could be extended

EL PASO, Texas - Another dozen-plus El Paso residents were reported to have died from Covid-19 in one day, officials in far west Texas said on Wednesday, and the county is considering whether to extend a contested stay-at-home order. Since the coronavirus pandemic broke out in March, 696 El Paso residents have succumbed to the…

Nanoleaf moves into the smart light game with new A19 bulb and lightstrip

The Toronto-based company now sells a regular smart bulb and a smart light strip Nanoleaf is finally expanding beyond the light panel market with the release of a new smart lightbulb. The Canadian smart lighting company has made a name for itself over the last few years with its artsy light up wall panels, but…

Technology

Will Intel Rocket Lake retake the 1T compute and gaming crown?

November 13, 2020 | 11:00 Companies: #intel Earlier this month we commented upon some leaked 11th Gen Rocket Lake desktop CPU benchmarks. They were from the UserBenchmark database, which isn't really a favourite among tech reviewers. However, the signs were that the unknown 8C/16T RKL-S processor could show a pretty clean pair of heels to…

Nanoleaf moves into the smart light game with new A19 bulb and lightstrip

The Toronto-based company now sells a regular smart bulb and a smart light strip Nanoleaf is finally expanding beyond the light panel market with the release of a new smart lightbulb. The Canadian smart lighting company has made a name for itself over the last few years with its artsy light up wall panels, but…

Brazil has by far the most expensive iPhone 12 in the world, at least for now

While the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max went up for pre-order last Friday, the company also announced that its full lineup of 2020 iPhones is coming to more countries on November 20, including Brazil. While this may sound irrelevant, Brazil will once again have the world’s most expensive iPhone by far —…

PS5 games will be region-free

Sony has long claimed the vast majority of PlayStation 4 games will work on PS5 with very few exceptions. Some Ubisoft games may not run on the console either, but the details are unclear. Cross-generation multiplayer will work by default. “Whether you’re playing a multiplayer PS4 game on your PS4 or PS5 (via backward compatibility),…

Fine by me. 4k at 120 fps isn’t gonna be a thing for a…

The Sony XH90 may not be capable of true 4K and 120 Hz gaming, after all. (Image source: Sony)Sony bills its XH90 range of TVs as being next-gen ready, thanks to their support for 4K and 120 Hz gaming. However, multiple reports have demonstrated that the TVs do not support high refresh rate gaming at…

iPhone 12 Pro Max faces supply constraints, iPhone 12 mini still available for launch day delivery

The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max officially went up for pre-order yesterday, and the first orders will arrive to customers on Friday, November 13. Since pre-orders began on Friday, the supply of select iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max models has started to dwindle, but options are still available for…

Here’s what to expect from Apple’s ‘One More Thing’ event

Apple is holding yet another fall hardware event called ‘One More Thing’ on November 10th at 1PM ET/10AM PT. With the iPhone 12 series, the new iPad Air (2020), the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE out of the way, it’s expected that this event will be focused almost solely on the tech…

Google Photos will lock some new features behind a paywall

Google has been working on adding premium editing features to Google Photos for the last couple of months. Back in March this year, we first spotted evidence of this feature in an APK teardown of Google Photos v4.45. At the time, we learned that the features would only be offered to Google One members. In…

Business

Reliance Retail buys 96% stake in Urban Ladder for over Rs 182 crore

The deal is expected to help Mukesh Ambani-headed RIL take on players such as Amazon, Flipkart, Ikea, and smaller rival Pepperfry Topics Reliance Retail | Urban Ladder | Reliance Industries Peerzada Abrar  |  Bengaluru  Last Updated at November 16, 2020 03:25 IST Reliance Industries’ (RIL’s) retail arm has acquired 96 per cent stake in Bengaluru-based online furniture retailer Urban…

Trump bans U.S. investments in firms linked to Chinese military

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Rain falls over the White House during a storm in Washington By Humeyra Pamuk, Alexandra Alper and Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled an executive order prohibiting U.S. investments in Chinese firms that Washington says are owned or controlled by the Chinese military, ramping up pressure…

Joe Biden wins US presidency, ending four tumultuous years under Trump

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was elected the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, promising to restore political normalcy and a spirit of national unity to confront raging health and economic crises, and making Donald J. Trump a one-term president after four years of tumult in the White House. Mr. Biden’s victory amounted to…

Why Is Deutsche Bank More Worried About Trump Than Jeffrey Epstein?

Donald Trump owes Deutsche Bank roughly $340 million.The German bank will reportedly look to sever ties with Donald Trump after the election.This is the same bank that sought Jeffrey Epstein as a client after he was a convicted sex offender. What does that say about Donald Trump?Deutsche Bank is getting its affairs in order. After…

Sport News

Clemon QB Trevor Lawrence tests positive for Covid, forced to sidelines

Clemson University quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for Covid-19 and is dealing with "mild symptoms," the school announced Thursday. Lawrence, college football's best-known player and the potential No. 1 pick in the next NFL draft, is in isolation and will miss the Tigers' game Saturday against Boston College, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. "Trevor…

These Statistics Suggest LeBron James Is The Best Basketball Gamer Ever

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers exults after winning the 2020 NBA Championship over the ... [+] Miami Heat in Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals on October 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Fans, pundits and former players can obviously make a very sound and sensible argument…

Los Angeles Lakers win NBA title, topping league’s coronavirus bubble season

The dynamic duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis lifted the Los Angeles Lakers to the franchise's 17th NBA title Sunday night, bringing a curtain on the most unusual season in league history.James recorded a triple-double and Davis a double-double as Los Angeles cruised to a 106-93 victory over the Miami Heat, ending the best-of-seven…

Health

Appeals court rules against El Paso’s shutdown order amid Covid surge

A state appeals court Friday night rejected El Paso County's stay-at-home order, even as the West Texas community requires mobile morgues for its growing number of coronavirus victims. The Eighth District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the state and local restaurant owners in their case against El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, telling…

Covid-19 death toll keeps climbing in El Paso, shelter-in-place order could be extended

EL PASO, Texas - Another dozen-plus El Paso residents were reported to have died from Covid-19 in one day, officials in far west Texas said on Wednesday, and the county is considering whether to extend a contested stay-at-home order. Since the coronavirus pandemic broke out in March, 696 El Paso residents have succumbed to the…

Al Roker reveals prostate cancer diagnosis

Al Roker announced Friday on "TODAY" that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will be undergoing surgery to have his prostate removed. The 66-year-old TODAY weatherman and co-host explained he wanted to publicly reveal his diagnosis to spotlight the fact that 1 in 7 African American men, 1 in 9 men overall, will…

World

Brazil has by far the most expensive iPhone 12 in the world, at least for now

While the iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max went up for pre-order last Friday, the company also announced that its full lineup of 2020 iPhones is coming to more countries on November 20, including Brazil. While this may sound irrelevant, Brazil will once again have the world’s most expensive iPhone by far —…

Covid-19 may make people’s tinnitus worse

Rebecca Edgar, 29, struggles to hear her toddler when he talks to her from the backseat of her car. Most nights, she struggles to fall asleep, caught in a cycle of worry that the ringing in her ear is getting louder, and recognizing that this very stress is worsening her symptoms. “I’ve had a constant…

Updated COVID-19 exposure notification API may reduce false positives, increase overall alerts

The API will get better at estimating distance between devices, allowing for more accurate exposure alerts Apple and Google plan to update their joint exposure notification project — which forms the backbone of several COVID-19 exposure alert apps like Canada’s own COVID Alert — with more sophisticated risk assessment capabilities. In short, the changes should…

Pixel 4a 5G Review: Everything you need, nothing you don’t

I’m convinced that Google’s Pixel strategy this year was the right move for the company despite all the drawbacks that it brought to the smartphone line. Coming off Apple’s iPhone 12 event, where it launched four new premium devices, I find myself wondering why. Yes, it’s an apples-to-oranges comparison, but I don’t think the iPhone…

Entertainment

Truth x The Vinyl Factory Present: RYOJI IKEDA – immersive audiovisual exhibit at 180 The Hair

A multi-sensory exploration of light and sound. Fact and The Vinyl Factory are presenting a new RYOJI IKEDA exhibition at 180 Studios – in collaboration with Audemars Piguet Contemporary, opening this November. Tickets are available now. Featuring the largest collection of the artist’s work in Europe to date, as well as world premieres of never-before-seen works, RYOJI IKEDA invites…

15 Native Films And TELEVISION Reveals That Everybody Must See A Minimum Of As Soon As

Put all of these on your to-watch list. 1. Samson & Delilah (2009) Madman Entertainment Described as a "throat-gripping introduction to a kind of Australia so often out of sight and mind", Samson & Delilah is a love story involving two teenagers from a remote Aboriginal community in Central Australia. Although there is romance, the…

This perfectly easy website fills your WFH area with calming workplace sounds

Close your eyes and it's like you're there. Image: Chris Haston / NBCU Photo Bank / NBCUniversal via Getty Image By Caitlin Welsh2020-06-10 01:59:46 UTC Hello, white noise, my old friend.  If you've been working from home during the pandemic and you're usually in an office, you might have initially found yourself rejoicing in the…

How The Antifa Dream Spread In Little Towns Throughout The U.S.

BuzzFeed News; Getty Images The rumor that shadowy leftists planned to start trouble in Great Falls, Montana, first appeared on the Facebook group of the Montana Liberty Coalition late last Wednesday afternoon.“Heads up,” a man named Wayne Ebersole, who owns a local cover crop business, wrote. “Rumor has it that Antifa has scheduled a protest…