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More than Netflix it’s Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat that are uniting a quarantined world

Social media is a place for wholesale interaction, whether it be through memes, amateur TikTok dances, silly Snapchat snaps or Instagram boomerangs.
An official shows a bracelet and complementary tracking app that will be given to inbound travelers requiring compulsory home-quarantine at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) on March 18. | Bloomberg

Your smartphone data is the solution to fighting Covid-19

Most people have wearable devices, which can collect their vitals and lifestyles. Machines that can identify trends and raise recommendations can then read this data

Animal crossing is Nintendo’s gift to a corona-weary world

While the video-game industry is surging as a whole, Nintendo is doing particularly well thanks to its wholesome and family-friendly offerings games.
Houseparty App | YouTube

Missing your friends? Here’s the app that can help you during lockdown

The app raked in 2 million global downloads last week and is growing at a much faster pace than competitors like Zoom, Skype and Google Hangouts.
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Gaming industry is booming, but also struggling to develop new titles

Shares in some game makers like Nintendo Co. have trended upward over the past week alongside a steep increase in playtime with government-ordered lockdowns around the world.
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Netflix reduces video quality in India as well to handle internet traffic surge

Netflix operates the world’s most popular paid-TV network, and is the second-biggest driver of internet traffic in the world after YouTube.
Online video streaming services like Netflix will not provide HD content for mobile data users under India's Covid-19 lockdown (representational image) | Photo: Bloomberg

Mobile data users in India can’t stream HD content during lockdown, broadband not affected

Streaming platforms and other digital content providers have taken the decision in order to reduce pressure on telecom networks until 14 April.
Netflix open on a laptop | Twitter

Netflix market cap surpasses Disney amid ‘stay at home’ orders

Netflix has seen a spike in downloads for its app in regions that have been hit hard by Covid-19 outbreak, a trend that could point to higher international demand.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

How AI can be used in policing to reform criminal justice system

The use of AI has been adopted in policing in India, while Hong Kong & China are creating smart systems that may render prison breaks a relic of the past. 
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Why work from home is a new headache for cybersecurity teams

Every time an employee connects to their corporate network from home, they’re creating possible access points for hackers to exploit.

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People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.

Covid-19 Battle: Are Indian chief ministers measuring up or need strong central oversight?

PM Modi held a video conference with all chief ministers Thursday to take stock of the situation arising out of the Covid-19 health emergency.

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The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.