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Zoom admits it doesn’t have 300 million users, corrects misleading claims

Zoom has admitted it doesn’t have 300 million daily active users. The admission came after The Verge noticed the company had quietly edited a blog post making the claim earlier this month. Zoom originally stated it had “more than 300 million daily users” and that “more than 300 million people around the world are using …

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Vive Sync Available In Free Open Beta From Today For VR Collaboration

HTC is launching its remote VR collaboration tool Vive Sync today, in a free open beta. The tool allows businesses working remotely to meet in virtual spaces using customizable avatars. While the tool was announced last year, it is beginning an open beta from today, available for businesses and remote workers. With COVID-19 forcing many …

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These AI generated memes are bizarre and profound – CNET

For an entire generation reared in the murky dark corners of the internet, memes are the preferred mode of communication. They help us deal with catastrophic events and manage existential dread; they can even help shape the spread of diseases like the coronavirus. They keep us sane in troubled times. But what happens when you remove the …

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The best meat delivery services in 2020: Crowd Cow, Thrive Market, Butcher Box and more – CNET

Sometimes, nothing hits the spot quite like a perfectly grilled steak or a delectably juicy burger. Doubly so when you’ve been stuck at home for more than six weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Even if you live in a place where prime cuts of juicy steak, organic chicken and quality grass fed ground beef (with actual flavor) are plentiful …

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US wireless carriers are delivering phone chargers to hospitals for COVID-19 patients

AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have all partnered with iHeartMedia to deliver thousands of phone chargers to hospitals so that COVID-19 patients can charge their phones. The companies will donate nearly 40,000 phone chargers, according to T-Mobile’s press release. T-Mobile says it has already donated 20,000 chargers to hospitals in Seattle, New York City, Los Angeles, …

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Elon Musk says shelter-in-place orders during COVID-19 are ‘fascist’

Elon Musk called the shelter-in-place orders in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the US “fascist” actions that are stripping people of their freedom on a Tesla earnings call on Wednesday. Musk’s comments come after a torrent of criticism for remarks he made late Tuesday night on Twitter, in which the billionaire CEO echoed …

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Facebook’s Non-advertising Revenue ‘primarily driven by Oculus,’ up 80% to $297M

<!– Share buttons by mashshare.net – Version: 3.4.0–>In Facebook’s Q1 2020 earnings call today, the company overviewed its latest financial situation and noted that Oculus products were a major contributor to $297 million in non-advertising revenue. While Facebook makes the vast majority of its revenue from advertising, the company also separately reports non-advertising revenue which …

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New report says SLS rocket managers concerned about fuel leaks

Enlarge / Technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans moved the Space Launch System’s liquid hydrogen tank from the factory to the dock, where it was loaded onto the Pegasus barge on Dec. 14, 2018. NASA/Steven Seipel Every year, the US Government Accountability Office releases a report that assesses NASA’s major projects. Typically, …

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Google Play has been spreading advanced Android malware for years

Enlarge portal gda / Flickr Hackers have been using Google Play for years to distribute an unusually advanced backdoor capable of stealing a wide range of sensitive data, researchers said on Tuesday. Researchers from security firm Kaspersky Lab have recovered at least eight Google Play apps that date back to 2018, a Kaspersky Lab representative …

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Mark Zuckerberg: Oculus Quest “Has Surpassed Our Expectations”

In an earnings call with investors Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Oculus “Quest has surpassed our expectations.” “I wish we could make more of them faster during this period,” he said. “I’m quite pleased with how Quest is doing and I wish we could make more of them.” While Facebook remains solidly an ad-driven business, …

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