Month: August 2020

Electric car sales are on the up — but is coronavirus responsible?

Lockdowns across Europe to curb the coronavirus pandemic drastically changed how we move around the world. Work-from-home restrictions, furlough schemes, and job losses left millions of cars gathering dust in driveways.

It is not surprising that the demand for new cars plummeted. In Germany – Europe’s largest car market – new car registrations in the first half of 2020 declined by 35% compared to the same period in 2019, and during the height of restrictions (April), sales slumped a historic 61%. Sales for 2020 across the rest of Europe’s largest car markets in the first half of 2020 performed even

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Fatty acids found in fish could help treat asthma patients

Though asthma affects almost 340 million people worldwide, there is still no cure. The respiratory disease frequently develops in childhood and can cause asthma “attacks” where the lungs become inflamed and the airways constricted, causing breathing difficulty and wheezing. These attacks are caused by a number of factors, including pollution, allergens, and smoking.

The condition is often treated by inhaling a bronchodilator drug called a beta agonist, such as Ventolin. During an asthma attack, inhalers bring beta agonist into the airways. This causes the muscles in the airway to relax, allowing the patient to breathe more easily. But this type

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How to change content languages on HBO Max

How to change content languages on HBO Max

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2001 Studio Ghibli – NDDTM

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff.

HBO Max has a very convenient option when it comes to switching audio or language tracks in some of its movies. Here’s how you can find it.

While English-language films dominate the streaming services, not everything we want to watch was originally made in English. For example, HBO Max has several Latino films as well as several Crunchyroll anime. While you can watch them all in English,

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2021: The year of the great enterprise disconnect

Due to the unprecedented shutdown of businesses during the pandemic, most white-collar workers went from hours-long commutes to working fulltime from a guest bedroom somewhere in the suburbs. In the past, most enterprises resisted or refused to consider viable telecommuting options. Suddenly, new regulations, laws, and liability policies forced the hands of most enterprises around the world. Companies had to accommodate a remote workforce in a short amount of time. Adapt or die. 

IT departments spent the better part of the year putting out fires caused by the sudden shift to a remote workforce. VPNs had to scale to handle

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Securing Telemedicine: Present and Future Risks

Telemedicine is the use of medical information that is exchanged from one place to another using electronic communication to improve the patient’s health status. Some of the benefits of telemedicine are convenience, lower costs, improved health access, and reduced risk of exposure to disease infections. But on the other hand, the challenge is that not all telemedicine services are supported by insurance, high-speed Internet speed, necessary software, and hardware, and reduce the risk of exposure to disease and infection. If you want high connection speeds and you can avoid cyber-attacks, then SD-WAN solutions from Teldat is the solution.

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Lyft is shutting down its California operations

Starting 11:59 PM PT on August 20, Lyft is shutting down its California rideshare operations. The move, likely temporary, was expected after a judge ordered the company (along with Uber) to treat its drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. Uber is expected to do the same.

It marks a major milestone in the ongoing battle between rideshare companies and regulators who would see them expand benefits for their drivers, and is especially ironic considering both Lyft and Uber got their start in California.

Lyft, making similar arguments to Uber, claims the move would “necessitate an overhaul of the entire

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