Researchers develop laser-based underwater WiFi system for sub-sea data networks

Crunch | 2020-07-15

A team of researchers working out of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have developed a two-way wireless data connection for use underwater. Strong wireless data connections are basically taken for granted in our daily lives, from cell service to home WiFi networks, but...

Zoom introduces all-in-one home communications appliance for $599

Crunch | 2020-07-15

Zoom has become the de facto standard for online communications during the pandemic, but the company has found that it’s still a struggle for many employees to set up the equipment and the software to run a meeting effectively. The company’s answer is an all-in-one communications...

McDonald’s Irish accounts show €75m cash injection as restaurants reopen for dine-in

The Irish Times | 2020-07-15

The European parent company of the McDonald’s Irish operation injected €75 million into its business here to pay off its bank overdraft, according to a recently filed financial statement. Accounts for McDonald’s Restaurants of Ireland also show the company has shifted its tax residency from this...

Stocks market falls; ICTSI, Ayala Land lead decliners

Manila Standard Today | 2020-07-15

The stock market plunged Wednesday on rising cases of COVID-19 and the reimposition of lockdown measures in certain parts of the country. The Philippine Stock Exchange Index tumbled 156.30 points, or 2.5 percent, to 6,016.51 on a value turnover of P7.3 billion. Losers overwhelmed gainers, 166 to 48,...

Woman thought she had a cold but it was a worm living in her throat

Metro UK | 2020-07-14

The culprit measured 38mm long and 1mm wide, was identified as a nematode roundworm (Picture: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene) A young woman went to the doctors complaining of a tingly sore throat only to find out the culprit wasn’t a cold, but a live worm which was burrowing into...

UN expert laments White House ‘attacks’ on the media

East Bay Times | 2020-07-13

GENEVA – The U.N. special rapporteur on freedom of expression on Monday accused the White House of mounting an “onslaught” against the media and referred to a negative “Trump effect” on global press freedom. In his last official press briefing before his six-year tenure ends later this month, David...

DeSantis Finally Admits ‘There’s A Need For Faster’ COVID-19 Testing As FL Cases Surge

TPM | 2020-07-14

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on Monday lamented that Floridians are not receiving their COVID-19 test results fast enough as the state continues experiencing mass surges in coronavirus cases. During a news conference at Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital on Monday, DeSantis conceded that...

'Certain Opinions from Australia Very Unnecessary': Dominic Thiem Takes a Dig at Nick Kyrgios

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-07-13

World number three Dominic Thiem said on Monday tennis players "must learn" from the ill-fated Adria Tour and described Nick Kyrgios' criticism of those who took part as "unnecessary". Thiem played in the Belgrade leg of last month's ill-fated tournament organised by world number one Novak Djokovic....

Saudi permanently revokes licence of Qatar's beIN

Middle East Online | 2020-07-15

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia said Tuesday it has permanently revoked the licence of Qatari broadcaster beIN Sports and slapped it with a fine of $2.7 million over alleged "monopolistic" practices. Subscribing to beIN, the Arab world's leading sports channel which has...

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