Huawei may bring all-screen fingerprint unlock feature to future smartphones

The Times of India | 2020-08-11

Chinese technology major has filed a patent for all-screen technology that would require smartphone users to just tap anywhere on the display to unlock their phones, as per a report by Android Authority. The patent for the technology has been filed in six international markets: China, Europe,...

Apple CEO Tim Cook joins Billionaire Club after rise in Apple's market cap

Gulf News | 2020-08-11

San Francisco: Apple CEO Tim Cook has for the first time become a billionaire as the Cupertino-based iPhone maker broke all previous records and is now the worlds most valued company at over $1.84 trillion. The net worth of Cook has crossed the $1-billion mark, officially making him a billionaire....

UK sheds 730,000 jobs because of the pandemic and wages are falling

CNN | 2020-08-11

London (CNN Business)The UK economy has shed 730,000 jobs since the coronavirus pandemic shuttered businesses in March, with the young, the old and the self-employed bearing the brunt of the unemployment crisis. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday that there was a record drop in the...

It’s never too late to turn an outbreak around: WHO chief

Business Line | 2020-08-11

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that it is a difficult moment for the world, but there are green shoots of hope, and no matter where a country, region, or town is, it is never too late to turn an outbreak around. Appreciating New Zealand’s Prime...

6 Protein-rich Foods To Add To Your Diet If You’re Trying to Gain Muscle Mass

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-08-11

If you’re serious about working out and have set yourself some strict fitness goals, you may find yourself considering protein powders. It might come as a suggestion from your trainer or friends, but you need to remember that while protein powders may help some people reach their goals sooner,...

Study links cannabis use during pregnancy to autism risk

The Guardian | 2020-08-10

Research suggests 50% greater risk for children whose mothers report using cannabis Children born to mothers who report using cannabis during pregnancy have about a 50% greater risk of developing autism, research suggests. While the team behind the work said more research was needed to unpick...

Sport: NSW offers to host Australian Open as Melbourne battles COVID-19 spike

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-08-07

MELBOURNE New South Wales deputy premier John Barilaro says his state would be willing to act as a temporary host for major sports events such as the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam if they cannot be held in neighbouring Victoria due to COVID-19. Barilaro told Australian radio on Friday he had...

COVID-19: ‘Slim to none’ - Australian star Nick Kyrgios unlikely for French Open

Gulf News | 2020-08-06

Nick Kyrgios dropped a huge hint on Thursday that he will skip the French Open, saying the chances of him travelling to Europe this year were “slim to none”. The opinionated Australian last week pulled out of the upcoming US Open in New York due to the coronavirus pandemic, with world No. 2 and...

Chris Froome returns to venue where he crashed in 2019 as he gears up for Criterium du Dauphine

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-08-11

Paris: Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome will return on Wednesday to the Criterium du Dauphine, where a horrific crash in 2019 almost ended his career. Froome broke a leg, ribs and an elbow on the race in June 2019, when he hit a wall at 60km/h after taking his hands off the handlebars to...

Johanna Konta suffered heart palpitations during Lexington Open defeat

AOL | 2020-08-11

British number one Johanna Konta revealed she suffered from heart palpitations in her first-round defeat to Marie Bouzkova at the Lexington Open in Kentucky. In just the second game of her 6-4 6-4 loss she appeared to be breathing heavily and needed a medical timeout as doctors checked her pulse and...

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