Justin Trudeau: Contact tracing smartphone app available

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says a contact tracing smartphone app that will notify Canadians of exposure to the new coronavirus is now available.

Trudeau previously announced the creation of the app. It will be voluntary and if someone tests positive, other users who have the app and have been in proximity will then be alerted they’ve been exposed to someone who has tested positive.

Trudeau says privacy will be respected.  Governments around the world have been turning to smartphone technology to help battle fresh virus flare-ups as they ease lockdown restrictions.

But technical problems and privacy concerns have dogged the development of virus tracing apps. The app which has been developed with the help of Canadian technology companies Shopify and BlackBerry.

During a press briefing Trudeau also announced Canada will begin to transition people off the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), its main emergency income support program and onto

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Global Output Management Software Market 2020-2024 | Increased Use in Healthcare Industry to Boost Market Growth | Technavio

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global output management software market is expected to grow by USD 7.10 billion during 2020-2024. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We expect the impact to be significant in the first quarter but gradually lessen in subsequent quarters – with a limited impact on the full-year economic growth.

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The healthcare industry is one of the major end-users of output management software. Modern-day EMR systems consist of a high amount of medical data. Output management software helps to reduce the cost of delivering clinical and back-office records and helps in streamlining and automating downtime reporting. Output management software could also be used for improved security and compliance in the data delivery sections. Moreover, output management software companies are establishing partnerships with EMR software

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What’s Next For Technology-Driven Ventures In Turbulent Times

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Back in 1995, I had the opportunity to sit in on the first internet-based video telecast, put on by IBM between its New York and San Diego offices. The images were herky-jerky and the sound quality was so-so, but from that moment on, the world began to change in interesting ways, and thousands of new business ideas were sprung. Nowadays, the entire world is being run via video teleconferencing.

The experiences we are collectively having via videoconferencing may be paving the way for the next generation of business models as well. Tomorrow’s ventures may be built upon the “zoomification” of work, education and training, as explained by Lars Sudmann, former CFO of Procter & Gamble Belgium and now innovation leadership and board advisor to organizations such as The Conference Board. Expect to see, for example, “a ‘Zoom’ for university degrees, corporate training and next-level

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Red Magic 5S goes official with a starting price of $542, improved cooling and SD 865 SoC in tow

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As scheduled, Nubia launched its much-awaited flagship gaming smartphone dubbed Red Magic 5S. This new smartphone succeeds in the previously launched Red Magic 5G which was launch back in March. It’s safe to assume that the new Red Magic 5S is an improved version of the Magic 5G that brings features such as improved cooling system, powerful chipset along with high refresh-rate display panels. Here is everything you need to know about the device from internals, pricing to availability.

Nubia Red Magic 5S: Pricing, Availability

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The Red Magic 5S comes in three storage configurations – 8GB+128GB, 12GB+256GB and 16GB+256GB options. The base variant of the smartphone comes with a price tag of CNY 3,799 (i.e. $542) while the top-end will set you back CNY 4,999 (i.e. $715). The 12GB memory variant, on the other hand, sits in the middle sweet spot costing you CNY 4,399 (i.e. $628).

In terms of

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Elon Musk: Tesla is open to supply software, powertrains, & batteries to other automakers

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CEO Elon Musk says that Tesla is currently open to licensing software, supply powertrains, and batteries to other automakers struggling to make electric cars.

Recently, we reported on automakers admitting that Tesla has a lead on several key areas of developing and building electric vehicles.

Volkswagen has been quite open about the fact that it has fallen behind when it comes to software and that Tesla has taken the lead.

Hebert Diess, chairman of Volkswagen, even said that the company is implementing what he internally called the “Tesla catch-up plan” in order to close the software gap between the German automaker and Tesla.

Now Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that they are willing to help.

In response to those recent comments, Musk wrote on Twitter:

Tesla is open to licensing software and supplying powertrains and batteries. We’re just trying to accelerate sustainable energy, not crush competitors!

The CEO even

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The Best External SSDs 2020 TESTED: OWC, Crucial, Samsung

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Cloud services like Dropbox have made it easier than ever to store your data in the cloud, which is incredibly convenient, but a little dangerous. Accessing your files (or uploading new ones) requires an internet connection, and storing a lot of data requires you to pay a monthly subscription. Your information can also be compromised if the cloud service you subscribe to gets hacked.

That’s why we recommend keeping a local backup of your entire computer (or at least the most important files) on an external SSD. External SSDs differ from traditional external hard drives in two significant ways. First, they store your data on memory chips (like your phone or tablet), not a large, spinning disk. This

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Malaysia opposition condemns applying old video law to social media

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – A decades-old Malaysian law requiring video or film productions to be licensed before being broadcast extends to social media, a minister said on Thursday, prompting an outcry from the opposition over its implications for freedom of expression.

FILE PHOTO: Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah speaks during an interview with Reuters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Joseph Sipalan/File Photo

Communications and Multimedia Minister Saifuddin Abdullah told parliament that licences were needed “regardless of whether they are mainstream media agencies or personal media that broadcast films on social media or traditional channels”.

Opposition lawmakers accused the government of trying to cast a wide regulatory net on social media content using a 1981 National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) Act, which predates the internet.

Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said the minister’s interpretation was a “worrying development”, saying: “This is unreasonable and backwards. At the same time, the government

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How to add fingerprint authentication to your Windows 10 computer

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You can easily add a fingerprint reader to your computer if one isn’t already built in.

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Microsoft’s Windows Hello feature allows you to sign in to your computer using biometric methods such as facial or fingerprint recognition. Many laptops come with built-in fingerprint readers. But if you have a laptop without a built-in reader, or you want to add fingerprint recognition to your desktop PC, you can enlist the aid of a third-party reader. What are your options, and how can you set up an external fingerprint sensor? Let’s go over the steps.

SEE: Cybersecurity: Let’s get tactical (free PDF) 

If you already have a laptop with a fingerprint sensor, you’re good to go. If you’re in the market for a new laptop and want one with a fingerprint reader, several options are available.

Laptops with built-in fingerprint readers

  • Lenovo. Lenovo laptops have traditionally come
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Top 7 Antivirus Apps for Your Smartphone 2020

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What do you do when you buy a new Android smartphone? First of all, you download favorite applications that you often use. On your list, there can be a lot of social networks apps – such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram. And also – favorite games, software for editing photos, and sharing files. But did you think about ensuring the security of your device? Antiviruses remain one of the most popular types of applications on Android. Whether they are needed or not, this topic is constantly discussed. As a rule, antivirus is not required if you comply with security rules, download everything from the Play Market, and include the settings necessary to protect against viruses. Nevertheless, there are those who like to take risks and do not do so. Everyone who wants to ensure one’s smartphone security can make use of Total AV free antivirus or pick a solution from our

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LG Velvet 5G Smartphone Available In U.S. Beginning July 22

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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics USA announced today that the new LG VELVETTM 5G smartphone will be available in the United States beginning tomorrow. Created for today’s mobile experience, LG VELVET 5G has a premium and stylish design, consumer-friendly hardware and software features, 5G connectivity1 and an attractive price tag.

LG VELVET 5G will be available at AT&T for purchase beginning July 22, followed by T-Mobile and Verizon later this summer. Verizon will offer the LG VELVET 5G UW with access to its 5G Ultra Wideband network and 5G low-band network (coming later this year).

Pricing will start at $599 when LG VELVET 5G begins to become available this week. In the U.S., LG VELVET 5G will come in Aurora Gray, Aurora Silver, Aurora Red and Pink White. Specific

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