The US formally announced its withdrawal from the World Health Organization

  The United States has formalized its intent to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO) on July 6, 2021. WHO is a United Nations body devoted to coordinating international public health efforts, including the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Donald Trump first said he would withdraw the U.S. in May if certain […]

Coronavirus may technically be ‘airborne,’ but that may not matter for preventing its spread

Experts agree that the novel coronavirus behind COVID-19 spreads through direct contact and large droplets that, once sneezed or coughed out, often fall harmlessly to the ground. But a recent letter signed by 239 scientists suggests that the virus may also spread by airborne transmission, lingering in the air for hours within lighter “microdroplets.” The […]

Samsung will host virtual version of Galaxy Unpacked 2020 in August

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2020 will be be held online, in an all-digital version, on August 5. Image: Samsung Samsung will host its Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event in an all-digital version this year. On Tuesday evening, Samsung announced that Galaxy Unpacked 2020 will be held online at www.samsung.com at 10 am ET on August 5. Samsung […]

How tech helps with the spike of online retail

Between supply issues and surge pricing, many pitfalls have surfaced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but Popcart can assist. Image: Popcart The coronavirus pandemic sent shock waves through the enterprise and economy, affecting all industries, but especially retail. With brick and mortar stores forced to close their doors or reduce accessibility, shoppers opted […]

Facial recognition market to surpass $12 billion by 2026

To enhance tracking and security in public spaces, the facial recognition technologies market is expected to surge in the years ahead. IMAGE: iStock/primipil In the era of digital transformation, more organizations are utilizing facial recognition technologies for a host of applications in public spaces. These systems have also been implemented to mitigate the spread of […]

Why people forget their email passwords the most often

Many users save their email password and so don’t remember it if they have to enter or reset it, says NordPass. Image: iStockPhoto/designer491 Juggling all your website and account passwords is one of the most challenging and frustrating aspects of using technology. You may use simple passwords, complex passwords, or a combination of both. However […]

The most in-demand IT staff companies want to hire

As remote work is expected to remain the predominant model at least through the end of 2020, here are the positions companies want and key technologies they should have in place. Image: Abscent84, Getty Images/iStockphoto As the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed, IT has never played a more integral role than over the past few months […]

Ice age mining camp found ‘frozen in time’ in underwater Mexican cave

At the end of the last ice age, Indigenous miners in what is now the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico risked life and limb — venturing into pitch dark caves illuminated only by fire — to extract a prized mineral, a new study finds. That mineral wasn’t gold or diamonds, but red ochre, a valuable crayon-like pigment […]

Credit card skimmers target e-commerce websites running Microsoft IIS and ASP.NET

Attackers are looking for credit card numbers on Microsoft IIS servers running an older and vulnerable version of ASP.NET, says Malwarebytes. Image: iStockphoto/weerapatkiatdumrong Online credit card skimming is a common attack method whereby cybercriminals hack into websites and servers to scan for credit card numbers used in e-commerce transactions. In targeting e-commerce sites, attackers typically […]

CompTIA joins the battle to recruit high school and college students into cybersecurity

The certification company will host prep sessions for the National Cyber League’s cybersecurity competitions for individuals and teams. CompTIA is partnering with the National Cyber League to train high school and college students to compete in a cybersecurity challenge. Image: National Cyber League The National Cyber League (NCL) has a new partner in its work […]