Facebook Gaming Launches Tournaments The new feature will allow users to create and organize virtual tournaments from the comfort of their homes. Users will be able to create tourneys in a variety of formats, including round-robin or double elimination. The feature is also made for a wide range of levels from casual to high-level esports play. 'Tournaments' is currently debuting in early access. Facebook Gaming has experienced a huge growth in the last year, with streaming hours doubling due to the current pandemic.
Shares in videoconferencing app Zoom hit record highs at the end of last month as COVID-19 forced people to work and socialize from home. Then came the drop, coinciding with concerns about " zoombombing " and other security and privacy issues. Another drop in stock price came Tuesday, with shares closing at...
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is setting aside $1 billion in stock to establish a philanthropic venture focused initially on global relief efforts for the COVID-19 pandemic
Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey says he is donating more than a quarter of his considerable wealth to help the fight against COVID-19. In a tweet Tuesday, Dorsey, who also founded and leads payment app company Square, said he is giving $1 billion in Square equity to the Start...
Help Researchers With The COVID Symptom Tracker App Massachusetts General Hospital's Dr. Andrew T. Chan is a lead researcher on the app, which takes seconds to complete and is being encouraged to be used daily. The physician-epidemiologist explains that the app will help determine "hot spots" or new symptoms. According to Lifehacker, COVID Symptom Tracker asks you two simple questions: 1. Have you taken a coronavirus test before? 2. Are you currently feeling healthy or experiencing symptoms? You will also provide some demographic information. Giving your name or number is optional. Dr. Andrew T. Chan, via Lifehacker Dr. Andrew T. Chan, via Lifehacker
Routine, exercise and patience are the keys to staying sane and healthy if you're working or studying from home, UN Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake told Cheddar Wednesday. Wickramanayake said most Americans found their lives upended "all at once," which leads to a lot of questions about how to juggle work and life.
As many companies shift gears or close doors in the coronavirus economy, Zoom has had the enviable problem of managing what the Wall Street Journal calls "breakneck growth." Except that, per the Journal, "it hasn't been going well" as the videoconferencing company has been beset with security and privacy issues...
Chinese authorities are easing travel controls after declaring victory over the coronavirus, but flowers and some other crops that are deemed nonessential are withering while farmers wait for permission to move them to markets
Entrepreneur, NBA owner, and Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban told Cheddar on Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic could signal a shift in the U.S. economy toward workers in what he dubbed "America 2.0." "You've really got to put your workers first," he said. "We've always talked about trickle-down economics. Now we've got to look at trickle-up economics."
Netflix announced a new privacy feature that allows users to set a PIN to keep individual profiles locked so they will no longer have to worry about roommates or other users messing with their continued watched list.
Ukrainian says firefighters are laboring to put out two forest blazes in the area around the Chernobyl nuclear power station that was evacuated because of radioactive contamination after the 1986 explosion at the plant
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that 779 people in the state have died in a single day, marking another solemn milestone as the state fights to slow down the devastation of COVID-19. This is the second day in a row that the death toll has reached a new high.
Thomas Metzmacher was faced with having to shut down his Frankfurt restaurant specializing in a traditional tart hard cider due to German regulations prohibiting groups of people from gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic
As the Jewish holiday of Passover begins Wednesday night, it is set to become one of the most unusual in living memory. Where families normally gather for a spe, as Jews prepare to celebrate the biggest holiday of the year while using social distancing. "Passover is probably the most celebrated holiday in the whole Jewish calendar, in part because it's a holiday where you bring people into your home," Rabbi Marc Katz of Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield, New Jersey told Cheddar. "With social distancing, that's basically impossible."
Panera Bread is taking steps to keep its business afloat amid the pandemic as more people stay at home. The restaurant chain will now sell a variety of grocery items via GrubHub and its own e-commerce platforms.