OnePlus Nord review: Everything you’d want from a 5G phone

With 5G, a solid lineup of specs and a beautiful, vibrant design, the OnePlus Nord offers a hell of a lot for a reasonable price. At under 500 euros (about $570, £450 or AU$820), it’s significantly cheaper than its $999 flagship sibling, the OnePlus 8 Pro.

This phone packs a potent octacore processor, a vibrant 6.44-inch display, an in-display fingerprint scanner and 5G connectivity for ultrafast data speeds. All of that’s wrapped up in a great-looking blue body that feels anything but cheap. Add to that three rear cameras that take decent shots and two selfie cameras, and

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Google Extends Work From Home Through June 2021

Google has decided that most of its 200,000 employees and contractors should work from home through next June, a sobering assessment of the pandemic’s potential staying power from the company providing the answers for the world’s most trusted Internet search engine.

The remote-work order issued Monday by Google CEO Sundar Pichai also affects other companies owned by Google’s corporate parent, Alphabet. It marks a six-month extension of Google’s previous plan to keep most of its offices closed through the rest of this year.

“I know this extended timeline may come with mixed emotions and I want to make sure

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Budget breakdown: How IT budgets changed over the years

Curious to see how IT budget dollars shifted over the years? We looked back at previous IT budget surveys to find out.

Whether you love it or loathe it– IT budget planning is a must. For more than five years, TechRepublic Premium has tracked IT spending by surveying tech professionals about their IT budget plans for upcoming fiscal years.

Just how have IT trends changed—or stayed the same–over the years? We found out by looking back at previous surveys regarding IT budget plans for fiscal years 2015-2020.

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MIT develops machine learning model to quicken release of COVID-19 vaccine

OptiVax tests potential vaccines for efficacy and population coverage, then designs vaccines for testing, all with artificial intelligence.

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Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new combinatorial machine learning system that could both decrease research time needed for a COVID-19 vaccine and make it more effective, researchers said. 

The platform, called OptiVax, focuses on developing peptide vaccines, which are a different approach from common whole virus, DNA, and RNA vaccines currently among the more than 100 vaccines in development.

Peptide vaccines are a relatively recent development in the vaccination game that are

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OnePlus Nord review: Everything you’d want from a 5G phone

With 5G, a solid lineup of specs and a beautiful, vibrant design, the OnePlus Nord offers a hell of a lot for a reasonable price. At under 500 euros (about $570, £450 or AU$820), it’s significantly cheaper than its $999 flagship sibling, the OnePlus 8 Pro.

This phone packs a potent octacore processor, a vibrant 6.44-inch display, an in-display fingerprint scanner and 5G connectivity for ultrafast data speeds. All of that’s wrapped up in a great-looking blue body that feels anything but cheap. Add to that three rear cameras that take decent shots and two selfie cameras, and

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