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Second stimulus check in 2020: What’s the most money you might receive now? It depends – CNET

With another stimulus package in the works, how much money could end up in your pocket? Sarah Tew/CNET Impatient with the pace of negotiations over the next stimulus package, President Donald Trump signed an executive order and three memoranda  on Saturday for targeted aid covering evictions, enhanced unemployment, and deferred payroll taxes and student loans.  A …

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Trump’s $400 enhanced unemployment benefit order: Everything it means for you – CNET

Sarah Tew/CNET July 31 marked the end of the CARES Act’s $600 federal weekly unemployment benefit — and there’s no replacement or extension yet in place. President Donald Trump signed an executive action Saturday to extend the additional extra weekly funds at a reduced amount of $400.  “I’m taking action to provide an additional, or an …

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Twitter and TikTok reportedly have had talks about a deal

Twitter has had preliminary discussions about a “combination” with TikTok, the Wall Street Journal reported, making the social media platform the latest possible suitor for the popular video-sharing app. As the WSJ notes, it’s not clear whether Twitter would pursue a possible acquisition of TikTok, and any such deal would have big obstacles. The biggest …

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TikTok lawsuit against Trump administration could come as early as Tuesday

TikTok plans to sue the Trump administration over the president’s executive order banning the app in the US, and the company may file the lawsuit as early as Tuesday, NPR reported. According to NPR, the lawsuit will argue the president’s action is unconstitutional because TikTok did not have time to respond. The lawsuit also will …

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Lenovo VR Classroom 2 Updates Aim To Simplify VR Education

Looking at the future of immersive education in a post COVID-19 world. Hong Kong-based tech company Lenovo recently announced several game-changing updates to its VR education platform designed to assist schools in creating blended learning curriculums using their Lenovo VR Classroom 2 headset powered by ThinkReality, Lenovo’s AR/VR enterprise software platform. To amplify the combined …

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New 55,000-pound Gundam robot in Japan can move its limbs like a boss – CNET

This full-scale Gundam robot stands outside Gundam Factory Yokohama in Japan.  Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET <p class=”speakableTextP1″>Fans of the anime robot Gundam can now visit the life-sized giant at the <a href=”https://gundam-factory.net/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer nofollow” data-component=”externalLink”>Gundam Factory</a> in Yokohama, outside of Tokyo, Japan. </p><p class=”speakableTextP2″>C0onstruction of the massive robot finished on July 29. The …

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Facebook removes troll network posing as Black Trump supporters

Facebook removed dozens of accounts it says were part of a troll farm pretending to be African-Americans in support of President Donald Trump and QAnon supporters, the company said, for violating its policies against coordinated inauthentic behavior. According to a report on its July enforcement activity, Facebook removed 35 Facebook accounts, three pages and 88 …

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How Teachers In Poland Used Half-Life: Alyx And VR For Remote Teaching During A Global Pandemic

School corridors are mostly absent of life these days with classrooms left vacant. Playgrounds are deserted — only abandoned swings swaying eerily in the breeze. Everything has an almost dystopian feel; it’s almost like a Half-Life game. Needless to say, schools have looked very different lately. [UploadVR regularly commissions freelance writers to review products, write …

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Swordsman Antagonist The Jötunn Revealed In Exclusive Look

Like many of you, we’ve been keeping a keen eye on SinnStudio’s swordsman, a Blade & Sorcery-esque VR combat game with promising physics-driven combat. Today, we’ve got an exclusive look at the game’s antagonist. Feast your eyes on The Jötunn, a hulking beast of a boss who, in Norse mythology, emerged from the realm of …

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An important part of science is admitting when we’re wrong

This week started with a whole lot of people getting very angry about someone being wrong on the internet. This time, it was computer scientist Steven Salzberg, who wrote a blog post on Forbes arguing that people should start vaccinating now — phase 3 clinical trials had just started. They seemed to be going well. …

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