PUBG PC Gets Bots, Ranked Mode, and More With Update 7.2: All You Need to Know

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) PC has received the latest 7.2 update, which will bring bots to online PC servers, along with a much-awaited Ranked Mode. This is being considered as a big update for the famous battle royale game, as the Ranked Mode has been a much awaited feature, after other similar games like Fortnite and Apex Legends had got it a while back. Bots, on the other hand, have been a controversial topic among PUBG gamers, since veteran player have opposed the addition of bots. There are several other changes that have made it to Update 7.2., most notably Weapons

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Galaxy A51 review: Samsung beats the iPhone SE in these important ways

The Galaxy A51’s 6.5-inch screen won’t wash out in direct sunlight.


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How good can a $400 phone really be? When the device in question is the Samsung Galaxy A51, the answer is simple: very good. As the first real representative of the Galaxy A family in the US, the A51 is a convincing effort that proves Samsung can make a good midprice phone that’s worth buying. In fact, Samsung’s budget phone (£329 in the UK and AU$599 in Australia) even bests the iPhone SE (which starts at $399, £419 and AU$749), in some specific, and significant, ways.

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Can coronavirus live on your phone? Here’s how to clean it without damaging the screen

Make sure you’re cleaning your phone the right way.


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For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website.

Now more than ever, people are concerned about the coronavirus living on surfaces they often touch, from their Amazon packages to their clothes and shoes. After all, studies have found that RNA of the novel coronavirus may be able to survive on some surfaces for up to and maybe even longer than nine days — and that includes your beloved phone (though there’s not enough evidence yet to determine if the virus

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Productive pandemic: Searches for free online courses are up 309%

Available online classes include ways to upgrade your resume, add to current skills, or land a better job.

People want to be productive during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though many are working from home, they still see the light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel. And, they want to conserve money. The data provider SEMrush’s Google searches revealed some remarkable results. 

Searches and results include:

  • Free online education,+247% 
  • Online business marketing courses, +54%
  • Free SEO course, +52%, 
  • Online marketing courses, +49%
  • Online business courses, +49%

SEE: COVID-19: A guide and checklist for restarting your business (TechRepublic Premium)

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Top 10 universities that produce the most staff for global tech firms

Thousands of students at these schools go on to work at tech giants such as Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook, and Google, SHL found.

SHL released a report on Monday identifying the top US universities that graduate the most employees at large global tech companies. 

The research covered the background of more than 800,000 graduates to determine which universities produced the most talent for major tech companies, and what university major companies tended to hire from most. 

SEE: Online education toolbox: Tips and resources for distance learning (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

Using LinkedIn, SHL calculated the number of graduates from each institution

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