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WhatsApp launches coronavirus fact-checking hub

Published on 03/18/2020 @ 3 PM EST
The company has created an information hub that provides advice on how users can look after friends and family, stay cognizant of the latest developments and share verified information. They have also provided the Poynter Institute's International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) with a $1 million grant.

Sony finally reveals the full PS5 hardware specifications

Published on 03/18/2020 @ 3 PM EST

Designed with developers in mind, the Sony PS5 Next-Gen Console has what they need. In fact, this gaming console contains a solid-state drive. That means that designers get even more freedom than they've ever had before because it loads fast and allows for bigger worlds. It's planned for release this holiday, 2020.

Intel’s neuromorphic chip can ‘smell’ 10 hazardous chemicals

Published on 03/16/2020 @ 4 PM EST
Researchers from Intel and Cornell University trained a neuromorphic chip to learn and recognize the scents of 10 hazardous chemicals. In fact, the tech might enable "electronic noses" and robots to detect weapons, explosives, narcotics, and even diseases in the future.

Microsoft Bing launches interactive COVID-19 map

Published on 03/16/2020 @ 4 PM EST
Microsoft has launched a new interactive Bing map to provide information on the spread of COVID-19 across the globe. The map shows the number of cases on a per-country basis, broken down by the number of currently active cases, recovered cases, and fatal cases. 

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

Published on 03/14/2020 @ 6 AM EST
Microsoft Corp. today announced that Co-Founder and Technology Advisor Bill Gates stepped down from the company’s Board of Directors to dedicate more time to his philanthropic priorities including global health, development, education, and his increasing engagement in tackling climate change. He will continue to serve as Technology Advisor to CEO Satya Nadella and other leaders in the company.

WWDC 2020 will still happen this year, only not in person

Published on 03/14/2020 @ 6 AM EST

Apple has announced today that the WWDC 2020 will still happen as usual. The only difference would be that the entire event will be conducted digitally, instead of being in-person, because of the coronavirus pandemic.