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You might call it the COVID-19 effect.
Singapore-based air quality sensor company uHoo announced a new funding round on Tuesday that it says was “oversubscribed by 50 percent,” although it did not disclose the amount.Also read:  The Untold Story of Miss Fernadez, the School Teacher Who Killed 200 Japanese ...
 
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The show must go on.
These divas deliver.Drag queens don their colorful wigs, elaborate makeup, and knee-high stiletto boots, but instead of stepping on a stage, they're putting on a face covering, grabbing a takeout bag, and bringing their musical numbers to fans' doorsteps in San Francisco.The ...
 
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The team developed an app that forecasts the outcome of lockdowns on a country’s economy and environment.
A team from the Philippines took top honors at a special COVID-19 edition of the prestigious Space Apps Challenge organized by the United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).Also read: 25 Famous Landmarks from Old ManilaTeam Cirrolytix’s GIDEON project won for Best ...
 
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Putin says one of his daughters has been vaccinated.
Russia on Tuesday became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism. President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters has already been inoculated.Top Story: Putin emphasized that the vaccine underwent ...
 
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Funding application includes a dead CEO on the list.
A Texan man was arrested for fraudulently obtaining some $1.6million (about P78.5 million in the US government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. The scam was announced by US Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian C. Rabbitt of the US Justice Department’s Criminal Division ...
 
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Catharine graduated with a bachelor's in Biology and a master's in Genetics.
In the past few months, we've seen several people exert efforts and help in the fight against COVID-19. Filipinos celebrities have raised funds, Filipinos flight attendants have donated healthcare essentials to those in need, and of course, there are the Filipino medical frontliners who ...
 
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The restaurant chain is the latest casualty of COVID-19.
California Pizza Kitchen is the latest restaurant chain to declare bankruptcy. The popular American casual food chain on Thursday (Friday night in Manila) said it plans to close unprofitable locations and reduce its long-term debt load, according to the Wall Street Journal. ...
 
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Plus shopping sprees and stays at luxury hotels.
The US Department of Justice announced that it has charged and arrested a 29-year old Florida man for fraud. The complaint alleges that the man had fraudulently obtained a $3.9 million (about P195 million) funding for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.It was later discovered ...
 
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The avian-like swine flu was discovered in China.
As the world continues to struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, another possible pandemic is on the horizon. Researchers in China have revealed the discovery of a strain of the H1N1 virus—which caused the 2009 pandemic—and according to the scientists, this new type ...
 
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Leaders must stop 'politicizing' the pandemic - WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus shared his concerns that the pandemic continues to worsen due to the lack of global leadership and cooperation between nations.The WHO chief also warned leaders about “politicizing” the pandemic and inadvertently worsening ...
 
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Artists present a meditation on New York City street art in the time of coronavirus.
Urban street art distinguishes itself from traditional art forms in that the amount of time it takes to arrive at a finished piece is significantly shorter than, say oil painting or glass sculpture. Street artists also do not necessarily need to kowtow ...
 
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And now he has a new prediction.
Bill Gates is many things we are not: genius, billionaire, philanthropist. But a lesser known descriptor should be added to the list—Prophet of Doom.For years, Gates has been hopping around the world, warning governments and people: A pandemic will arrive within the ...
 
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The novel coronavirus could survive up to three days on plastic.
Gunma University in Japan has developed a copper fiber sheet that can be utilized for anything from face masks to gloves, creating a stronger barrier for the public against COVID-19 as the novel coronavirus can only be active for four hours on ...
 
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The country has allocated a budget of $12.5 billion to revive its tourism sector.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shake the entire world, travel has been mandatorily put on pause. But as countries slowly reopen their cities and hold on to the hope of recovering, Japan is making a move in an effort to breathe new life ...
 
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Even in countries where the virus hits the hardest, interests for iPhone SE 2020 are still rising and even overtaking interests in crucial Covid-19 information.
The bestselling iPhone model of all time is, reportedly, the iPhone 6 and its slightly bigger model, the iPhone 6+. Just three months after it was released in November 2014, it had already sold an incredible 71.5 million units, according to Investopedia. ...
 
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It’s the latest casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.
Hertz, a global car rental company that’s over 100 years old, filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday (May 22), ostensibly due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s the latest large-scale company the virus has taken down in recent weeks. The Wall ...
 
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Sorry to current Best Picture frontrunner Sonic The Hedgehog.
Though February 2021 is 100 years away in quarantine time, the 93rd Academy Awards might be postponed, according to a report in Variety. It's an unprecedented move, and one that could expand the field of eligible movies, and hurt the chances of current Best ...
 
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And it looks like the end isn’t quite in sight yet.
A second wave of job cuts at Uber has seen the ride–hailing service lose another 3,000 of its staff because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes less than two weeks after it laid off some 3,700 of its ...
 
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Researchers are developing a sensor for detecting viruses.
A sensor is being developed by engineers so it can detect COVID-19 when the virus touches its surface. Researchers from the University of Utah originally designed a prototype that is able to detect the Zika virus, but are now reworking their design ...
 
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No word yet on whether the Philippines will support the resolution.
A draft resolution initiated by Australia and supported by 61 other countries proposed creating an independent inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic and the World Health Organization’s response to it. The resolution calls for “an impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation, including using existing ...
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