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The Internet Was Built To Withstand A Nuclear Bomb. It Will Survive The Coronavirus.

As people around the world quarantine en masse, the internet is being tested. Internet traffic surged by 30% by Wednesday in a locked-down Italy. It’s up 8% to 10% in South Korea and parts of the US, like Seattle, that were hit early by COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Peak usage, typically on Sunday nights, is now ... Read More »

How you can use your computer to help fight COVID-19 coronavirus

The other day, news came out that the distributed-computing search for extraterrestrial life [email protected] project was coming to an end after 21 years. But if you like participating in distributed-computing, you can now put your computer’s unused time to work looking for cures to coronavirus/COVID-19. But don’t worry, you don’t need to be an expert — you just download and install the client ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Microsoft warns of hit to computer sales

Microsoft is the latest major company to warn of a disruption as China grapples with the coronavirus outbreak. The tech giant said because its Chinese suppliers were shutdown, manufacturing operations have been affected. This delay could hit sales of its personal computing business including Surface tablets, Microsoft warned. Microsoft said factories are re-opening across China, but this is happening slower ... Read More »