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One way Americans are coping with the new coronavirus

Tips for a Stable and Faster Internet Connection

Tips for a Stable and Faster Internet Connection As millions of people self-isolate to help flatten the curve of COVID-19, internet usage has surged, causing strain on connections. As a result, YouTube even announced plans to reduce video quality over the course of a month to better handle the high demand. Here are some tips to make your connection more stable during the coronavirus pandemic: 1. Make sure your router is connected properly and placed in an ideal area. Keep it away from TVs, cordless phones and stereos. 2. Don't use your microwave. According to U.K. telecoms regulator Ofcom, using your microwave can interfere with Wi-Fi signals. 3. Disconnect other devices from the Wi-Fi when you're not using them. They can use the internet in the background even when you're not using them, causing your connection to slow down. 4. Connect your computer to your router via Ethernet. Connecting your computer directly to the router provides better internet speeds than Wi-Fi.

Apple Debuts Screening App for COVID-19

You can now ask Apple your coronavirus questions. A website and a free app that launched Friday provide general information about the disease and a COVID-19 screening tool that can lead the user to next steps, the Verge reports. It asks about possible contact with infected people, travel and symptoms,...

China's Huawei warns more US pressure may spur…

Huawei’s chairman has warned possible additional U.S. moves to increase pressure on the Chinese tech giant might trigger retaliation by Beijing that could damage its worldwide industry

COVID-19 Spurs Record Social Media Use — But Ad…

More people are using social media to stay connected amid the pandemic — but that's not necessarily boosting Facebook and Twitter's revenue.

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Dyson Designed a New Ventilator in Just 10 Days

The name is most familiar in terms of vacuum cleaners, but Dyson is now going to churn out ventilators, too, reports Forbes . British billionaire James Dyson says the company designed and built a prototype 10 days after receiving an SOS call from Prime Minister Boris Johnson in regard to the...

Max and Megan Face-Off Over 'Frozen II' for Kids…

Schools across the U.S. have been closed amid the coronavirus pandemic. To help children cope with social distancing Disney+ released Frozen II almost three months early so kids could have something to watch while at home. Are parents biting? Cheddar’s senior entertainment reporter Max Godnick had to turn no further than our own Megan Pratz, Cheddar political director and mother of two, for some insight.

Trump rollback of mileage standards guts climate…

The Trump administration's rollback of Obama-era mileage standards marks a win for Americans who like their SUVs and pickup trucks

Gas is cheap, but for many motorists there's…

Some service stations in the U.S. are selling gasoline for 99 cents a gallon, prices not seen in about two decades

Can Internet Service Providers Survive The…

"You do notice greater lag, less bandwidth whenever there are many people using the network all at the same time."

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Need2Know: Autumn Outbreak Possible, Grim…

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Tuesday, March 31, 2020.

New Trump mileage standards to gut Obama climate…

President Donald Trump is expected to relax ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come

Hawaii mountain telescopes close in response to…

Observatories on Hawaii's tallest mountain have shut down operations in response to the governor's stay-at-home order aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus

Chris Cuomo Test Positive For COVID-19

New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that his brother, Chris Cuomo, had tested positive for COVID-19 during a press briefing Tuesday. Cuomo emphasized how everyone is subject to catching the virus, calling it the “great equalizer.” He then later revealed that early Tuesday morning he found out his brother had tested positive for the virus.

School shutdowns raise stakes of digital divide…

The pandemic that launched a massive, unplanned experiment with distance learning has created extraordinary hurdles for schoolchildren left behind by the digital divide

Blissful ignorance? Submariners likely unaware of…

Of a world in coronavirus turmoil, they may know little or nothing

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Need 2 Know: Social Distancing, New Date for…

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Monday, March 30, 2020.

Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already…

President Donald Trump on Friday invoked the Defense Production Act after claiming that GM wasn't moving fast enough to make much-needed ventilators in response to the coronavirus pandemic