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Coronavirus: Huawei Warns UK Against 5G U-Turn After Pandemic

April 13 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Chinese telecoms company Huawei has warned that disrupting its involvement in the rollout of 5G would do Britain "a disservice".

In January, the UK government approved a limited role for Huawei...

Coronavirus: Amazon Builds Its Own Testing Lab for Staff

April 12 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Retail giant Amazon says it will build its own coronavirus testing lab to monitor the health of its staff.

Cases of Covid-19 have been reported at more than 50 Amazon facilities across the US. Some have involved multiple infected workers. The company said it had assembled a team to build its own "incremental testing capacity". Amazon staff have previously criticised the firm over its response to the coronavirus pandem...

Coronavirus: UK Broadband Data Caps Removed During Pandemic

March 31 2020 | TW News Correspondent

The UK’s main internet providers have agreed to remove data caps on fixed-line broadband during the coronavirus pandemic.

The move is part of a range of new measures agreed...

Coronavirus: YouTube Stars Urge Fans to Stay at Home

March 30 2020 | TW News Correspondent

More than 100 YouTube stars have recorded a video message urging their fans to "stay home" during the coronavirus outbreak.

The video is introduced by entertainer JJ Olatunji, known online as KSI, who has more than 21 million subscribers on the video clip platform. "We're here looking to spre...

Google Duo Now Supports Up to 12-Person Group Calls

March 29 2020 | TW News Correspondent

You can now use Duo to participate in video calls with up to 12 people, Google's Sanaz Ahari Lemelson announced.

It's the second increase for Duo since last year. Google first limited users to one-on-one video calls, and then it rolled out group-style support with an 8-person maximum capacity.

Google decided to roll out the larger limit due to ongoing coronavirus outbreak. "We are g...

Coronavirus: Online Child Abuse Warning During Lockdown

March 28 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Online child abusers are seeking to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, international law enforcement agency Europol has warned.

Europol said it had information that “strongly indicates increased online activity by those seeking child abuse material”. With schools closed and many working from home, children are more likely to be using the internet unsupervised. The agency also said cyber-criminals are tak...

Coronavirus: Minecraft Offers Free Lessons to Children

March 25 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Minecraft is making its educational worlds available free, to help pupils no longer able to attend school because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 12 digital lessons w...

Coronavirus: Facebook Cuts Video Quality to Ease Net Strain

March 24 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Facebook is the latest platform to reduce its video quality in Europe, to reduce demand on internet service providers.

Demand for streaming has increased while large parts of Europe are self-isolating at home due to the coronavirus outbreak. The change means each video will use less data, but viewers are unlikely to see a major change in picture quality.READ MORE

Windows 10 Hits 1 Billion Users, Teases New UI

March 23 2020 | TW News Correspondent

Windows 10 just achieved a huge milestone: 1 billion users. It didn't earn a blog post, but Microsoft's Panos Panay shared a video that celebrates the milestone and offers a glimpse at the future of the operating system.

Microsoft kicks off the video with its classic boot screens and Start buttons. Once the nostalgia settles in, t...