Tech

Apple temporarily shuts stores worldwide to fight virus

  • Mar 16, 2020

Tech giant Apple is closing its stores outside of China for two weeks and will only sell online as part of efforts to fight the global viral pandemic. “In our workplaces and communities, we must do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19,&rdquo

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U.S. internet well-equipped to handle work from home surge

  • Mar 16, 2020

The U.S. internet won’t get overloaded by spikes in traffic from the millions of Americans now working from home to discourage the spread of the new coronavirus, experts say. But connections could stumble for many if too many family members try to videoconference at the same time.

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Cluster of coronavirus cases is tied to US biotech assembly

  • Mar 13, 2020

A biotech assembly at an inn in downtown Boston shows up to be the source of a cluster of the coronavirus within the U.S. — and caution for bosses who are still holding enormous social occasions as the 

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Edited Biden video portends social media challenges in 2020

  • Mar 11, 2020

CHICAGO  — As former Vice President Joe Biden’s drive for the White House gains momentum, the 77-year-old’s political opponents on both the right and left have launched an internet campaign suggesting he’s not mentally or physically equipped to serve — sometimes using altered conte

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Asian stocks mixed after Wall Street sinks despite rate cut

  • Mar 05, 2020

BEIJING  — Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street sank despite an emergency U.S. interest cut aimed at defusing fears a virus outbreak might depress global economic activity. Benchmarks in Shanghai and Sydney declined while Tokyo and Seoul advanced. Hong Kong was little-changed

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Trade show blues: Exhibitions go virtual as virus spreads

  • Mar 05, 2020

FRANKFURT, Germany  — Fine wines and hipster gin. Hunting rifles and knives. Contemporary paintings and million-dollar sports cars. They’re all marketed at trade events that are quickly going dark across the globe due to the new coronavirus - and taking with them sales opportunities that may be diff

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Barr warns against Chinese ‘dominance’ in wireless networks

  • Feb 08, 2020

WASHINGTON  — Attorney General William Barr waded into ongoing diplomatic tensions between the United States and China on Thursday, decrying what he said was Beijing’s determination to establish “dominance” in the market of next-generation, high-speed wireless networks. Barr spok

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Transportation, IT heads in NC governor’s Cabinet changing

  • Feb 05, 2020

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s transportation secretary is leaving the job at the end of the month, and another Cabinet member has been picked to succeed him, Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday. Cooper named Eric Boyette, the current secretary of the Department of Information Technology, to r

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Iowa disaster prompts Nevada Dems to drop caucus tech plan

  • Feb 05, 2020

LAS VEGAS  — Reacting to tech troubles in Iowa, Nevada Democrats scrapped plans to use similar technology at their caucuses in less than three weeks, as early primary voting states sought to reassure the public that they could pull off smooth elections. Officials in South Carolina and New Hampshir

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