The Surface Duo, Microsoft’s first ever Android phone, is $1,400

Ars Technica | 2020-08-12

The Microsoft Surface Duo. [credit: Microsoft ] The Microsoft Surface Duo, Microsoft's first-ever Android phone (we're not counting the Nokia X), was announced almost a year ago. There have been official images and even live photos of the...

Facebook and Instagram ban antisemitic conspiracy theories and blackface

The Guardian | 2020-08-12

Decision comes after criticism of slow response to Wiley’s antisemitic posts Conspiracy theories about Jewish people “controlling the world” are to be explicitly banned from Facebook and Instagram for the first time, after the company announced an update to its content policies on Tuesday. The ban...

Tencent profit surges as gaming grows at fastest pace in two years

Business Day | 2020-08-12

Hong KongTencent boosted revenue at the fastest pace since 2018, defying an economic downturn in China as it prepares to face a ban on its WeChat messaging app by US President Donald Trump. Sales rose 29% to 114.9-billion yuan ($16.5bn) in the three months ended June, beating estimates with a...

Stein Mart files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and says all 281 of its stores could close

Business Insider | 2020-08-12

Ron L. / Yelp Stein Mart filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday, and is also exploring a sale of its e-commerce business. The company was struggling to revive sales even before the coronavirus pandemic hit....

Have to wear a mask all day? Try these tips and hacks for more comfort.

Tampa Bay Times | 2020-08-12

Face masks are the most unexpected accessory of 2020. But let’s face it, there’s a learning curve for wearing them and the issues they bring. So we asked experts and scoured the internet for tips and hacks that can help.‘Maskne' Dr. Jill Salyards of Advanced Dermatology in Clearwater said she has...

Mongolian man dies of BUBONIC PLAGUE amid growing concerns over potential outbreak

Russia Today | 2020-08-12

A Mongolian man has died from bubonic plague, the country’s Health Ministry has announced, rekindling fears that the nation could experience a large-scale resurgence of the disease. The 42-year-old man, from Khovd province in western Mongolia, succumbed to the illness on Tuesday night. The Health...

Sport: NSW offers to host Australian Open as Melbourne battles COVID-19 spike

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-08-07

MELBOURNE New South Wales deputy premier John Barilaro says his state would be willing to act as a temporary host for major sports events such as the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam if they cannot be held in neighbouring Victoria due to COVID-19. Barilaro told Australian radio on Friday he had...

COVID-19: ‘Slim to none’ - Australian star Nick Kyrgios unlikely for French Open

Gulf News | 2020-08-06

Nick Kyrgios dropped a huge hint on Thursday that he will skip the French Open, saying the chances of him travelling to Europe this year were “slim to none”. The opinionated Australian last week pulled out of the upcoming US Open in New York due to the coronavirus pandemic, with world No. 2 and...

Lionel Messi injury: Barcelona star at training base on day off to recover for Champions League finals

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-08-12

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was back at the club's training base on Monday to continue his recovery ahead of the Catalans' Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich on Friday. Messi completed the 90 minutes in the 3-1 win over Napoli at Camp Nou on Saturday...

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Al Jazeera | 2020-08-12

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Pakistan reports 730 new coronavirus cases

The Times of India | 2020-08-12

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan reported 730 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 285,921. The death toll...