Monday, March 30, 2020

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Gene therapy startup ElevateBio raises $170M in Series B round

As the world looks for new, better ways to treat diseases, it appears that gene-based therapies will play an important role in the future....

Report: Smartphone location data being used to track American citizens amid COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers are scrambling to find a way to contain the coronavirus pandemic. In the fight against the virus, time is of the essence. However,...

What is ‘Zoom-bombing’ and how to stop it

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employees have turned to videoconferencing software like Zoom to work from home. While Zoom is an extremely helpful tool,...

Steam hits new concurrent user record due to coronavirus

For the third weekend in a row, Valve’s Steam platform set a new concurrent user record. During March 28-29, 23 million people logged in...

Report: Apple PCB suppliers say no delays in 5G iPhone production

Last week, Nikkei Asian Review reported Apple had discussed the possibility of delaying its 5G iPhone in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The publication...

Microcontroller market will see annual growth by 10 percent through 2029

According to business intelligence firm Fact.MR, the microcontroller market will experience a 10 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2029. The firm estimates...

Facebook rolls out new livestreaming features to address quarantine surge

The Internet is starting to feel the burden of people staying home to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. With nothing to do,...

Microsoft to pull minority investments in facial recognition companies

Facial recognition is a touchy subject. Many fear that it could be used to limit freedoms and view it as a gross violation of...

FDA approves new 15-minute COVID-19 test from Abbott

The coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve at a shocking rate. On Friday, the United States surpassed China as the country with the most cases....

Apple component suppliers looking to expand production outside China

A new report from Bloomberg reveals several Apple component suppliers are looking to expand their production capacity outside mainland China. Wistron, Foxconn, Inventec, and...

Elon Musk to reopen New York Tesla factory to make ventilators

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced he would reopen his firm’s New York factory to begin producing ventilators earlier this week. The electric car maker...

Should OEMs embrace organizational autonomy in the wake of COVID-19?

The coronavirus pandemic caused massive disruption in the manufacturing sector, in large part because of its impact on the global components supply chain. For...

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Industry & Market Watch

Report: Apple PCB suppliers say no delays in 5G iPhone production

Last week, Nikkei Asian Review reported Apple had discussed the possibility of delaying its 5G iPhone in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The publication...

Microcontroller market will see annual growth by 10 percent through 2029

According to business intelligence firm Fact.MR, the microcontroller market will experience a 10 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2029. The firm estimates...

Apple component suppliers looking to expand production outside China

A new report from Bloomberg reveals several Apple component suppliers are looking to expand their production capacity outside mainland China. Wistron, Foxconn, Inventec, and...

Analog Devices withdraws second quarter financial outlook

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the global supply chain, many component manufacturers are unsure of what the future will look like. Factories...

Science & Tech News

Report: Smartphone location data being used to track American citizens amid COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers are scrambling to find a way to contain the coronavirus pandemic. In the fight against the virus, time is of the essence. However,...

What is ‘Zoom-bombing’ and how to stop it

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employees have turned to videoconferencing software like Zoom to work from home. While Zoom is an extremely helpful tool,...

Microsoft to pull minority investments in facial recognition companies

Facial recognition is a touchy subject. Many fear that it could be used to limit freedoms and view it as a gross violation of...

FDA approves new 15-minute COVID-19 test from Abbott

The coronavirus pandemic continues to evolve at a shocking rate. On Friday, the United States surpassed China as the country with the most cases....

Gadgets & Gaming

Steam hits new concurrent user record due to coronavirus

For the third weekend in a row, Valve’s Steam platform set a new concurrent user record. During March 28-29, 23 million people logged in...

Best wireless headphones to block out the noise while working from home

Countless people around the globe are learning to adapt to the work from home life thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. For many, it isn’t...

‘Plague, Inc.’ update will let players save the world instead of destroying it

Players of Ndemic Creations’ popular mobile game “Plague, Inc.” know how thrilling it can be to destroy the world with a deadly disease. However,...

Sony offers PlayStation 5 technical specs, backward compatibility details

For the last few years, The Burn-In has reported on details surrounding Sony’s PlayStation 5 release. On Wednesday, the electronics giant offered new information...