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Fujitsu launches new enterprise notebooks aimed at remote workers

Shane McGlaun | Laptops | May 26, 2020 at 10:02 am CDT

Fujitsu has announced the launch of new notebooks in the LIFEBOOK range. The LIFEBOOK U Series mobile PCs include the 13.3 inch U7310/D, the 14-inch LIFEBOOK U7410/D, and the 15.6-inch U7510/D. All of the notebooks are easy to maintain and feature replaceable batteries.

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The machines also feature a new privacy camera shutter function to cover the camera lens, preventing any unauthorized access physically. Fujitsu also offers a pair of notebooks, including the U9310/D and the convertible U9310X/D, that are ultra-portable PCs. The convertible machine features a 360-degree LCD screen and supports pen input. All of the new models support the latest 10th generation Intel processors.

Optional Secured-core models offer protection from unauthorized external access to the BIOS and firmware. Fujitsu also provides the LIFEBOOK E/A series that includes the 14.0-inch LIFEBOOK E5410/D, as well as 15.6-inch models LIFEBOOK E5510/D, LIFEBOOK A7510/D and LIFEBOOK A5510/D. All of those models also utilize 10th generation Intel processors and can be fitted with up to 64 GB of RAM. Machines also have an option for up to 512 GB of encrypted flash storage and support Wi-Fi 6.

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This is how long coronavirus patients are infectious for

Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | May 26, 2020 at 9:32 am CDT

A new study out of Singapore has indicated that coronavirus patients might not be infectious for as long as previously thought.

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The study out of Singapore has referenced research out of Hong Kong that indicated that a COVID-19 patient could be contagious as early as 2.3 days before symptoms begin to show. That same study said that the contagious levels of the patient begin to decline within 7 days. However, the new study from Singapore says that patients won't be infectious 11 days after the onset of symptoms, even if the patient still tests positive for COVID-19.

The study states, "Active viral replication drops quickly after the first week, and viable virus was not found after the second week of illness despite the persistence of PCR detection of RNA. These findings are supported by epidemiologic, microbiologic, and clinical data." This study might allow hospitals to revise their discharge criteria for patients, and also allow for resources to be focused on patients that are suspected of COVID-19 infection. If you are interested in reading more about the study, check out the PDF for it here.

WHO officially suspends trial of Trump's coronavirus preventative drug

Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | May 26, 2020 at 8:32 am CDT

The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially suspended trials being conducted on the controversial anti-malaria drug hydroxychloriquine.

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This decision has come only days after a massive study published in The Lancet indicated that the drug hydroxychloriquine was actually having negative effects on coronavirus patients. The study concluded that using the drug on coronavirus could even increase the patients' chance of dying, and not reduce it. WHO chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said, "The Executive Group has implemented a temporary pause of the hydroxychloroquine arm within the Solidarity Trial while the safety data is reviewed by the Data Safety Monitoring Board".

This decision by the WHO has also been made days after President Donald Trump announced he had finished his program of hydroxychloriquine. WHO emergencies chief, Michael Ryan has said that this decision to suspend the trial is an act of precaution. On top of that, WHO chief scientist, Soumya Swaminathan, said the decision was "a temporary measure". The chief of the WHO did stress that other drugs in the Solidarity Trial will continue being tested. "The other arms of the trial are continuing" said, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

OnePlus teams up Epic Games on first-ever 90FPS Fortnite on smartphone

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | May 26, 2020 at 7:27 am CDT

It's not that hard to run Fortnite at 90FPS on the PC even at 1080p on a mid-range graphics card, but on a smartphone? It's a growing trend that the gaming smartphone companies like ASUS and Razer have been doing, thanks to Qualcomm's continued push in SoC tech with its Snapdragon range of processors.

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But now OnePlus is joining the group -- with the flagship OnePlus 8 smartphone now capable of running Fortnite at 90FPS. The OnePlus 8 smartphone packs a flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, as well as a display that can pump away at 90Hz.

OnePlus worked with Epic Games in order to balance the optimizations needed for the OnePlus-specific build of Fortnite, with GameSpot getting an exclusive look at the Unreal Engine-powered battle royale champion running at 90FPS on the flagship OnePlus 8 smartphone.

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Here's the places you need to avoid to not get the coronavirus

Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | May 26, 2020 at 6:33 am CDT

Almost all of the states are beginning to slowly reopen amid the coronavirus outbreak, which means citizens in these states need to know the safest places they can go to avoid contracting the virus.

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According to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth associate professor of biology Erin Bromage, who recently spoke to CBS News, said "Every interaction that we have with another person, another household, gives an opportunity for the virus to find a new home, and to get into a new household." One of the least concerning places you should worry about is being outdoors alone, or with the people you have quarantined with. As you know, these people are far less likely to have contracted the virus from somewhere else.

The riskiest place to be is indoors with a bunch of people you don't know, and it's most likely that the place you are in has poor airflow, which then raises the risk of contraction even further. This rule of thumb doesn't go for every indoor place. For example, if you are sitting alone in a quiet corner of a building and not conversing with anyone than there's a lower chance of you getting the virus than if you were at a bar conversing with a lot of people.

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These are the most common coronavirus symptoms and main risk factors

Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | May 26, 2020 at 5:35 am CDT

A massive study that involved more than 20,000 coronavirus patients from the UK across 208 hospitals found some fairly critical information in regard to common symptoms and main risk factors.

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According to the study, the four main risk factors that increase the likelihood of a coronavirus victim developing a more severe symptoms are age, sex, weight and underlying illnesses. These findings back up most of the preliminary studies that were being conducted throughout the early days of the virus. The study also found that the average age of someone admitted to hospital with symptoms was age 73, and that 60% of all the coronavirus patients involved in the study were men.

It was also discovered that coronavirus patients that already had underlying health issues were more likely to develop coronavirus symptoms - the most common was heart disease. On top of that, the study details that "increasing age, male sex, and comorbidities including chronic cardiac disease, non-asthmatic chronic pulmonary disease, chronic kidney disease, liver disease and obesity were associated with higher mortality in hospital."

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Astronomers find a donut shaped galaxy that they've never seen before

Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | May 26, 2020 at 4:37 am CDT

Being an astronomer means you sometimes find things in space that you or no one else has ever seen before.

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In a new paper published in Nature Astronomers details one of those findings, and funnily enough, the finding is a galaxy that is shaped like a donut. This galaxy is called R5519, and astronomers estimated that its distance is 11 billion light-years away, which means what we are observing happened 11 billion years ago. According to Dr. Tiantian Yuan, lead author of the study, "It is a very curious object that we've never seen before. It looks strange and familiar at the same time."

So what is this galaxy doing exactly? Well, researchers believe that it's working like a star factory, but its producing stars at a rate that's 50 times greater than our Milky Way galaxy. Researchers also believe that this galaxy formed differently than a typical galaxy, which is usually when a galaxy forms on its own without any outside influence. In the instance of R5519, researchers believe that this galaxy is a "collisional ring galaxy".

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Cuomo says coronavirus projection models from experts were 'all wrong'

Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | May 26, 2020 at 3:34 am CDT

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has admitted this past Monday that all coronavirus projects made by experts were "all wrong".

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Cuomo spoke to reporters on Memorial Day and said that he's out of the speculation business because "we all failed at that business. Right?". He continued, and went on to say that all early national experts were all wrong and that "we all failed". Here's his full statement, "Now, people can speculate. People can guess. I think next week, I think two weeks, I think a month. I'm out of that business because we all failed at that business. Right? All the early national experts. Here's my projection model. Here's my projection model. They were all wrong. They were all wrong."

Throughout Cuomo's statement, he mentioned the statewide criteria that specific regions need to hit for quarantine and safety measures to be reduced. The criteria, which can be found here, states that regions must have a decline in hospitalizations and deaths, while also meeting contact-tracing and testing benchmarks. Cuomo didn't want to give a date when he thinks New York could reach those benchmarks, hence his previous statement of being out of the "guessing business".

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You won't believe where scientists have found infectious coronavirus

Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | May 26, 2020 at 2:35 am CDT

Researchers have managed to find infectious traces of COVID-19 in samples of patient feces, indicating that hospitals need to take high levels of care in disposing of fecal matter.

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According to a report published in Emerging Infectious Diseases, Chinese researchers were able to isolate live COVID-19 virus from fecal samples. The researchers noted that fecal samples contained a higher load of virus DNA the respiratory samples, and that as a patient case worsened, the scientists were able to detect SARS-CoV-2 in four fecal samples.

The researchers also collected fecal specimens from 27 other patients, 11 of which tested positive for virus RNA at least once. The scientists were able to isolate live SARS-CoV-2 from the patients' fecal samples, "indicating that infectious virus in feces is a common manifestation of COVID-19". The authors of the report noted a 2004 study that suggested sewage lines led to the aerosolization of feces contaminated with SARS-CoV-1, which causes SARS. Of the 329 residents living in the Hong Kong building 42 died.

Here's when Heavy Rain, Detroit: Become Human will arrive on Steam

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | May 26, 2020 at 12:21 am CDT

Quantic Dream unleashed their games onto the Epic Games Store not too long ago, but now it's time to release their games on Valve's digital storefront: Steam.

Detroit: Become Human, Heavy Rain, and Beyond: Two Souls will all drop on Steam on June 18 -- with demos to all 3 of those games available right now on Steam with some links below. The games were originally released as PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 exclusives, but now Quantic Dream is giving PC gamers the chance to play their games -- as the developer shifts into making multiplatform games.

Detroit: Become Human -- download the demo here.

Heavy Rain -- download the demo here.

Beyond: Two Souls -- download the demo here.

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