Month: March 2020

Michele Roberts: Expect more NBA players to test positive for coronavirus

National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts, via Mark Medina of USA Today: “A whole lot of us are going to test positive. Even if we aren’t positive, we got the virus. I don’t intend to disclose identities because there’s a stigma attached to that. But I certainly know there will be more players, […]

International Day Of Happiness 2020: Quotes, WhatsApp Messages to Spread Joy

‘Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy’ – Valerie Bertinelli. This is the day which reminds us of the importance of happiness in everyone’s life. Back in 2013, the United Nations decided to celebrate the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of […]

Volvo cars to temporarily close plants in U.S. and Sweden

Swedish carmaker Volvo is suspending production at its factories in Sweden, the United States and Belgium, to curb the spread of the coronavirus, it said on Friday, even as it resumes manufacturing in China where the infection rate has slowed. Volvo’s Swedish factories in Torslanda, Skovde, Olofstrom, and its U.S. plant in South Carolina will […]

iPadOS 13.4 adds full mouse and trackpad support

Apple is adding support for trackpads to iPads with its new iPadOS 13.4 software update, starting with its newly announced iPad Pro model and its accompanying “Magic Keyboard” accessory. The update isn’t just limited to Apple’s newest hardware, though. Apple says that trackpads and mice will be available for any iPad running iPadsOS 13.4. Apple’s […]

California issues statewide stay-at-home order in coronavirus fight

The governor of California on Thursday evening issued a statewide stay-at-home order to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. The order, which takes effect Thursday night, asks residents to leave their homes only when necessary. It will remain in place until further notice. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement came about an hour after officials in […]

Adam Silver on NBA permanently shifting its calendar: ‘Possibly’

The NBA – on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic – is reportedly motivated to finish the current season. It’s easy to envision that pushing the playoffs into August. At that point, the league can’t simply turn around and immediately play another season, which could push the start of next season into December. Then what? […]

Too Much Or Too Little Sleep Not Good For Heart, Says Study

Getting too much or too little sleep, may be bad for your heart, say researchers, adding that people who get seven or eight hours of sleep per night have less stiffness in their arteries, which is associated with a lower risk of developing heart disease or suffering a stroke. “The message, based on our findings, […]

New York order spooks Wall Street, offsets calm from policy efforts

Wall Street retreated on Friday after New York ordered residents to stay home, rattling investors who had welcomed this week’s fiscal and monetary measures to counter the coronavirus shock and help revive the safe-haven appeal of bonds and gold. Gold rose more than 3% at one point as it regained a bit of its flight-to-safety […]

Apple’s new iPad Pro keyboard with trackpad will cost up to $349

Apple just announced a new generation of iPad Pros, and along with them, a brand-new style of keyboard that looks like the closest equivalent to a laptop keyboard yet. The new keyboard is called the “Magic Keyboard,” and it has three key standouts: a hinge that lets you adjust the viewing angle, a trackpad, and […]

Florida man arrested in 35-year-old cold case murder thanks to DNA on cigarette

DNA evidence lifted from a discarded cigarette led Florida police to the man they believe killed a young mother 35 years ago, authorities said Thursday. Tonya Ethridge McKinley, then 23, had just left a New Year’s Eve celebration before she was strangled and sexually assaulted in Pensacola, allegedly by Daniel Leonard Wells, now 57, according […]