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Silicon Valley’s Reputation as Primary Tech Hub Threatened by Coronavirus-Induced Talent Relocation

Silicon Valley’s Reputation as Primary Tech Hub Threatened by Coronavirus-Induced Talent Relocation

Tech News
It's no news that Silicon Valley, San Francisco has been the hub for technological advancement and talent management for years. All the major tech companies in the world have their main branch at the Valley. Unfortunately, this tech hub might lose its grip in the industry due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Tech Talent and Investors Flee Silicon Valley Due to the prominence of tech companies in Silicon Valley, the cost of rent, food, and everything else is incredibly expensive. It is one of the most expensive places to live in the world. Now, as working from home becomes the norm, individuals and companies are moving to cheaper cities. The latest company to announce its relocation is Oracle Corp. The tech company, which has a valuation of $180 billion, announced that it will be leaving ...
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Review – Is Microsoft’s New Flagship Tablet Everything You Expected?

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Review – Is Microsoft’s New Flagship Tablet Everything You Expected?

Reviews
The Microsoft tablets were supposed to change the game in the industry but they haven't been as impressive as everyone expected. The Surface Pro 7 was supposed to be the holy grail that would bring Microsoft tablets to their former glory. However, the jubilations over the Surface Pro 7 may have come too soon as you'll see in this review. What we Like It comes with a USB-C unlike the previous version The WiFi 6 enhances Internet connective The performance is much better than that of Surface Pro 6 What we Don't Like The USB-C isn't Thunderbolt 3 Screen bezels may be a little too thick for a modern tablet The battery life is not impressive at all Minimal design changes Too expensive Many users were discouraged by the performance of the Microsoft Surface ...
FCC Commences Process to Halt Chinese Telecom United States Operations, Bad News Huawei Technologies and Others

FCC Commences Process to Halt Chinese Telecom United States Operations, Bad News Huawei Technologies and Others

Tech News
On Thursday, the 10th of December 2020, the U.S Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commenced the process to annul China Telecom’s authorization to operate in the United States. The commission has taken a step further to evaluate China’s role in U.S telecommunications. Commenting on this development, FCC chairman Ajit Pai stated several U.S government agencies had suggested the annulment. In their defense, they said that national security is the reason for their recommendation. Chairman Pai commented that there are currently significant concerns on China’s telecom operations. The body believes that the Chinese government will force China Telecom to give out information, including communication intercepts. So far, China Telecom Americas has not commented on this latest development. I...
Social Media Misinformation About Covid-19 Remains on the Rise as Vaccines Start Circulating in The UK

Social Media Misinformation About Covid-19 Remains on the Rise as Vaccines Start Circulating in The UK

Social Media
The first viable Covid-19 vaccine was released recently by Pfizer and BioNtech. The product is already in circulation in the United Kingdom but there are many public health concerns about the safety of the vaccine. In the United Kingdom, a 90-year-old woman became the first person to be vaccinated. Despite the reports from the UK, some claim that the woman doesn't exist. Social Media Continues to Promote Misinformation While there is a lot of conflicting information about the vaccine, the most predominant is being championed by anti-vaxxers. They say that there is no vaccine and it is all just a scheme by Bill Gates to implant microchips in people around the world. As absurd as this sounds, it's been getting a lot of attention on social media. The same fraction of people claims that M...
Apple Has Launched Over-ear Headset AirPods Max for a Whopping Price Tag of $549 Per Piece

Apple Has Launched Over-ear Headset AirPods Max for a Whopping Price Tag of $549 Per Piece

Tech News
Apple has just launched a new. product; the AirPods Max headphones that will change the game in the headset industry. This headset comes with an amazing price tag of $549. Is it worth the money? Or is it all hype? According to the announcement that was made yesterday, the headset will be available for sale from the 15th of December 2010. These headsets cost about four times the price of a regular Android headset. Apple Headsets or Something Else? As at the time of the announcement, Apple noted that interested customers can now order the headsets in pink, and blue, silver, gray, and green. The headset comes with spatial audio, a custom acoustic design, and a noise cancellation feature. Let's not forget to mention the transparency mode that allows people to listen to music and be fully aw...
World of Warcraft Shadowlands Review: Does World of Warcraft Shadowlands Live up to Its Name?

World of Warcraft Shadowlands Review: Does World of Warcraft Shadowlands Live up to Its Name?

Reviews
World of Warcraft is one of the most successful video gaming franchises in the world. Over the years, there have been spinoffs and different parts of the original game. There was even a World of Warcraft origin movie released in 2016. Like the games, it was a smashing success. The latest in the series is World of Warcraft Shadowlands. Does it live up to the brand name? World of Warcraft Shadowlands Review What we Liked It is content-rich It has excellent visuals and graphics There is continuity in the storyline The dungeons are amazing What we Don't Like A little too much content which can be overwhelming Your fighting skills are tied to your covenant choice. The most exciting thing we noticed about World of Warcraft Shadowlands is the graphics. Thanks to th...
Adoption of Mobile Internet Voting system for leadership contest by the U.S House Democrats

Adoption of Mobile Internet Voting system for leadership contest by the U.S House Democrats

Tech News
For the first time in history, U.S lawmakers employ a mobile phone app to cast votes remotely. Commenting on this innovation, technologists, and some people involved in the electoral process stated that leveraging technology to aid an internal party leadership contest is a welcome innovation. As we are all trying to fit in the new normal, congress also devises a new way to carry out the election - the internet. The congress electoral body used an app named Markup ERVS to aid the electoral process. The birth of the use of technology came as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. The virus has continued to hinder the ability of lawmakers to travel to Washington to cast their votes. So, the app’s launch came in handy. According to Markup spokesperson Colby Redmond, about 230 House of R...
Huawei Might be Banned From the South Korean 5G Network if the United States Continues to Apply Pressure

Huawei Might be Banned From the South Korean 5G Network if the United States Continues to Apply Pressure

Tech News
Thanks to technological advancements, 5G is the new 4G. Unfortunately, the trade war between the United States and China has led to growing tension for both countries. It has also made things difficult for all the companies in the middle. Huawei is one of the foremost manufacturers of mobile phones and pioneers for 5G networks. The United States is now pressuring South Korea to exclude Huawei from their 5G infrastructure. Will South Korea Bow to the Pressure From The USA? According to circulating news in South Korea, the United States Congress has just turned in a new bill to the pentagon. The bill states that 5G technology presents a major mobile security risk. This is especially so when it is deployed to troops abroad per the bill. The bill referred to the 2021 National Defense Aut...
Ongoing Efforts by Facebook to Remove COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation

Ongoing Efforts by Facebook to Remove COVID-19 Vaccine Misinformation

Social Media
There has been NEWS and, of course, speculations ongoing about the shipment of COVID-19 vaccines. In a recent post, Facebook has announced it will be intensifying its efforts to remove/block any misinformation on COVID-19 vaccines. According to Facebook’s report, Facebook will remove any posts/comments with misleading information. False claims like: COVID-19 vaccines have any ingredient that is not on the official vaccine ingredient list • Any conspiracy theories on COVID-19 vaccines • Baseless claims about possible risks/hazards Commenting on the projected hazard to come in the long-term alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, US infectious-disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci forewarned of a long battle against the COVID-19 pandemic in America. According to him, the surge in anti-science bia...
Demand for Apple Smart Watches Surge to All-time High as Holiday Season Kicks Off

Demand for Apple Smart Watches Surge to All-time High as Holiday Season Kicks Off

Gadgets
It's no longer news that Apple smartwatches make for perfect gifts to family and friends. Even if Apple wasn't the first tech company to develop smartwatches, they took the innovation to a whole new level and are currently dominating the market. These smartwatches are helping millions of people around the world to track their health quickly and efficiently. The company has announced that its smartwatch sales have reached an all-time high. Apple Smartwatches Reach All-time Sales High Apple has been paying a lot of attention to the healthcare sector in recent times. The hallmark of their healthcare initiative is the Apple smartwatch series. These wearable devices can give users a glimpse of their health as long as they use them. The latest data released by ODC revealed that their sales i...