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Microsoft's New Edge Browser Now Rolling Out via Windows Update

Slashdot - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 17:45
Microsoft is starting to roll out its new Edge browser through Windows Update. The new Chromium-based version of Edge launched in January, but Windows users had to specifically download it. From a report: A Microsoft support article notes that it's now available on Windows Update, meaning it will soon arrive on the more than 1 billion Windows 10 devices in use. It appears that Edge will be automatically installed through Windows Update on Windows 10 version 1803 and higher. That covers the vast majority of versions of Windows 10 that are currently supported, meaning it should start showing up in Windows Update for everyone soon. As always, this is a gradual rollout, so you might not see it immediately on Windows Update just yet.

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All the destinations where holidaymakers could travel to next month

This Is Total Essex - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 17:34
Nothing is guaranteed, but many airlines hope to be flying again very soon
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Global shares, euro climb on robust risk appetite as lockdowns ease

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 17:27
A gauge of global equity markets rose and the euro gained against the dollar on Wednesday, both for a seventh session, in signs of strong risk appetite as easing lockdowns and hopes for more monetary stimulus boosted investor confidence.

Senate opens controversial probe of Trump-Russia investigation

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 17:27
A top Senate Republican ally of President Donald Trump accused the FBI on Wednesday of conducting a corrupt investigation into Trump's 2016 campaign, during a congressional probe that Democrats view as part of a partisan election-year attack on candidate Joe Biden.

London stocks surge as recovery optimism buoyed by robust data

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 17:19
UK shares closed at three-month highs on Wednesday as better-than-expected data from the world's two largest economies pointed to an ongoing economic recovery from the coronavirus.

AMC Theatres Has 'Substantial Doubt' it Can Remain in Business

Slashdot - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 17:04
AMC Theatres, the world's biggest movie theater chain, said on Wednesday that it has "substantial doubt" it can remain in business after closing locations across the globe during the coronavirus pandemic. From a report: The theater chain, which closed its theaters earlier this year, expects to have lost between $2.1 billion and $2.4 billion in the first quarter. The company also said that its revenue fell to $941.5 million, which was down roughly 22% from $1.2 billion in the same quarter last year. This quarter, the situation has gotten substantially worse. "We are generating effectively no revenue," the company said in a regulatory filing Wednesday. AMC will continue to monitor the "potential lifting of various government operating restrictions," but added that the chain has serious challenges even if restrictions are lifted. That includes studios holding back new films from being shown. "Even if governmental operating restrictions are lifted in certain jurisdictions, distributors may delay the release of new films until such time that operating restrictions are eased more broadly domestically and internationally, which may further limit our operations," the company said. The company said that it had a cash balance of $718.3 million as of April.

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Google signs agreement to offer discounts on cloud services through UK govt's Digital Marketplace

The Register - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 17:00
Microsoft already at the trough, IBM and AWS said to be en route

Google has joined Microsoft in signing a framework agreement, or Memorandum of Understanding, with the UK government's centralised procurement agency to set discounts on a range of cloud services.…

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How couple who planned wedding 3 times marked cancelled day

This Is Total Essex - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 17:00
Rosey planned a day full of surprises for a 'Covid-19 wedding' for her fiancée Emily after their wedding was postponed
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UK COVID-19 test and trace data to be published from next week

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 16:59
The leader of Britain's COVID-19 test and trace programme said she hoped data on the numbers of people tested and contacts traced within 24 hours would be available from next week once it had been validated.

Huawei Hid Business Operation in Iran After Reuters Reported Links To CFO

Slashdot - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 16:21
China's Huawei acted to cover up its relationship with a firm that had tried to sell prohibited U.S. computer gear to Iran, after Reuters in 2013 reported deep links between the firm and the telecom-equipment giant's chief financial officer, newly obtained internal Huawei documents show. From the report: Huawei has long described the firm -- Skycom Tech -- as a separate local business partner in Iran. Now, documents obtained by Reuters show how the Chinese tech titan effectively controlled Skycom. The documents, reported here for the first time, are part of a trove of internal Huawei and Skycom Iran-related business records -- including memos, letters and contractual agreements -- that Reuters has reviewed. One document described how Huawei scrambled in early 2013 to try to "separate" itself from Skycom out of concern over trade sanctions on Tehran. To that end, this and other documents show, Huawei took a series of actions -- including changing the managers of Skycom, shutting down Skycom's Tehran office and forming another business in Iran to take over tens of millions of dollars worth of Skycom contracts. The revelations in the new documents could buttress a high-profile criminal case being pursued by U.S. authorities against Huawei and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, who is also the daughter of Huawei's founder. The United States has been trying to get Meng extradited from Canada, where she was arrested in December 2018. A Canadian judge last week allowed the case to continue, rejecting defense arguments that the U.S. charges against Meng do not constitute crimes in Canada. A U.S. indictment alleges that Huawei and Meng participated in a fraudulent scheme to obtain prohibited U.S. goods and technology for Huawei's Iran-based business via Skycom, and move money out of Iran by deceiving a major bank. The indictment alleges that Skycom was an "unofficial subsidiary" of Huawei, not a local partner.

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OPEC+ keen to keep U.S. shale in check as oil prices rally

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 16:15
When OPEC, Russia and their allies agreed in April to slash oil production, little did they expect that their initiative to prop up collapsing prices would be helped by a swift drop in U.S. output.

Amateur astroboffins spot young brown dwarf playing with planet-forming hula hoop just 102 parsecs from Earth

The Register - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 16:15
Closest example yet of substellar object

Disk Detective-using researchers have spotted a brown dwarf, plus protoplanetary disk, 332 light years from home.…

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Airbus jobs on wire as underlying output falls 40% - sources

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 16:10
Airbus is looking to hold underlying jet output at 40% below pre-pandemic plans for two years, an approach which adds new pressure to cut thousands of jobs, industry sources said.

Prince Charles says coronavirus reset is a new chance for sustainability

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 16:06
Britain's Prince Charles said the recovery from the coronavirus crisis represented a "reset moment" for the world and was an opportunity to prioritise sustainability issues, as he made the opening remarks at a virtual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting.

'No justice, no peace': Tens of thousands in London protest the death of Floyd

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 16:00
Tens of thousands of people chanting "no justice, no peace, no racist police" and "black lives matter" gathered in central London on Wednesday to protest against racism after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Rivenhall incinerator plans backed by Environment Agency

Braintree and Witham Times - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 15:57
CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a new incinerator in a village have been approved by experts.
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Where can you go on holiday in Europe as coronavirus restrictions ease?

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 15:54
European countries are starting to relax travel restrictions, keen to lure back foreign tourists this summer as the number of new coronavirus infections falls.

U.S. assessment finds opportunists drive protest violence, not extremists

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 15:47
President Donald Trump has blamed leftwing extremist groups for instigating nights of looting and violence in cities across the United States, but an intelligence assessment offers limited evidence that organized extremists are behind the turmoil.

Trump says did not ask for protesters to be moved before visit to church - Fox News Radio

Reuters - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 15:47
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not ask for protesters to be moved before he walked to a partially burned historic church near the White House to pose for photographs with a Bible and top aides.

Latest Satoshi Nakamoto Candidate Buying Bitcoin No Matter What

Slashdot - Wed, 03/06/2020 - 15:40
Adam Back's name has surfaced again in the crypto community's favorite guessing game: Who is the anonymous creator of Bitcoin who went by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. From a report: In mid-May, YouTube channel Barely Sociable, with nearly 400,000 subscribers, released a 40-minute video claiming that 49-year-old Back is Satoshi. The video has since raked up nearly 300,000 views. Back does check off a lot of the boxes: He is a British cryptographer with a PhD in computer science, who, back in the 1990s, invented Hashcash, a system of verification that Bitcoin uses. He is also the first person Satoshi contacted online in 2008, asking about Hashcash. So is he Satoshi? "No, I am not," Back said in a June 1 phone interview from Malta. But he also pointed out it's better for the creator of the world's largest cryptocurrency to remain a mystery. "It's generally viewed at this point as better that the founder of Bitcoin is not known, because a lot of people have a hierarchical mindset," Back said. "If you read about a technology, you try to figure out who is the CEO of a company, and people want to ask questions. Because Bitcoin is more like a digital gold, you wouldn't want gold to have a founder. For Bitcoin to keep a commodity-like perception, I think it's a very good thing that Satoshi stays out of the public."

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