New Study Gives a Clue About How Long Coronavirus Can Live on a Smartphone

Smartphones are one of the most used gadgets for everyone. Given how many surfaces and body parts a smartphone touches within a day, it also makes a smartphone the most exposed gadget to germs and viruses. Given the spread of the novel coronavirus or the COVID-19 disease, there have been concerns about smartphones being exposed to the virus as well. Some of the major concerns are – how likely is it for a person to catch the virus from their smartphone, or how long does coronavirus stay on a smartphone. In order to calculate the risk factor, we will see

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SIM swap fraud: What it is, why you should care and how to prevent it

SIM swapping is a serious trend you should know about. 


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Scams related to the coronavirus pandemic are on the rise. Phone calls and text messages claim to offer a cure or test kits, but what the scammers are really after is your personal information. With that information, hackers and scammers can do all sorts of things, like take control of your phone number and then access your online accounts. 

In January, a published study revealed how incredibly easy it to do, potentially leading to thousands of dollars in fraud — that’s your money on the line. The practice

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The Journal of Data Technology and Computer Science (JITeCS) is a peer-reviewed open entry journal printed by College of Laptop Science, Universitas Brawijaya (UB), Indonesia. Related issues can come up once you apply just a little bit of data” to your health – you hear somewhere that the federal government is spraying fibers in contrails, you hear that cotton socks are getting used as a vector for a inhabitants lowering pathogen, you hear the CIA is controlling your ideas. You hear that a new illness has been discovered known as Morgellons. You hear that drinking horse de-wormer will help with … Read More

How to change your Zoom background just like everyone else is doing right now


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Millions of people have taken to the Zoom video chat app to work and study from home during this coronavirus pandemic. And many have discovered a fun little setting that transforms your video background from the room behind you to outer space or the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. You can even upload a photo to customize your own.

For the most part, Zoom — which is seeing a tremendous rise in use as a result of states mandating shelter-in-place and other measures — will hold onto your background image pretty well, making for a fun way

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WHO campaign promotes gaming as a preferred coronavirus pandemic pastime

Activision Blizzard, YouTube and Big Fish Games are among the industry leaders launching an initiative with WHO to tout video games as a healthy activity to avoid spreading COVID-19.

Gamers around the world can rejoice. The World Health Organization is advising everyone to play video games to combat social isolation during the COVID-19 crisis. There’s a new campaign called #PlayApartTogether with 18 of the world’s biggest game industry leaders participating to promote the cause.

The campaign is a way to remind everyone of the importance of social distancing to avoid spreading the coronavirus, but also giving people a way

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Learn Python: Online training courses for beginning developers and coding experts

TechRepublic has partnered with top training providers to offer online courses, bootcamps, and master classes for Python, one of the most in-demand programming languages.

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The
Top Programming Languages 2019 list from IEEE Spectrum ranks Python
at the top of their list above Java, C, C++, R, JavaScript, C#, Matlab, Swift, and Go. According to Stack Overflow’s 2019 developer survey, Python is currently the fastest-growing programming language.

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