Tesla engineers showcase ventilator prototype on YouTube

In a video posted on Tesla’s YouTube channel, Tesla’s engineers have showcased a prototype for a ventilator. Tesla is gearing to produce thousands of ventilators to help hospitals around the country who have been overwhelmed by the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. According to one of the engineers, the design relives heavily on Tesla car parts. This…

Google partnering with Carnegie Mellon University to forecast Wuhan coronavirus spread

In a statement, Alphabet Inc’s Google disclosed, over the last three days, it had surveyed a few users on their health at the request of Carnegie Mellon University researchers who are aiming to forecast the spread of Wuhan coronavirus infections. Google’s Opinion Rewards app, which exchanges responses to surveys from Google and its clients for…

Samsung Electronics’ AGM to have thermal cameras, contactless thermometers and use electronic voting

In an effort to stop the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus, Samsung Electronics said, it will be adopt electronic voting for the first time ever in its annual general meeting (AGM) on March 18. Samsung’s AGM will take place at a convention center in Suwon, around 18 miles (30 km) south of Seoul. On Monday,…

Apple, Netflix pull out of South by Southwest music and tech festival

Apple Inc and Netflix Inc stated, they are pulling out of the South by Southwest music and tech festival which is scheduled to be held later this month midst China’s coronavirus outbreak. As of Wednesday, the U.S. death toll from coronavirus infections stands at 11 with California Governor Gavin Newsom declaring a state emergency. Earlier…

Virus outbreak at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company set to impact its Q3 results

Despite the outbreak, which has caused shipment delays, TSMC has maintained its single digit growth forecast. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd, the world’s largest contract chipmaker stated as a result of computer virus outbreak in its systems, its third-quarter results have been affected. TSMC, a major supplier for Apple Inc, stated the virus infected a…

Ukraine readies itself for yet another cyber attack on August 28

Ukraine’s central bank has issued a warning against a probable cyber attack on August 28. The new malware spreads from Microsoft Word documents from e-mail attachments. On Friday, Ukrainian central bank has issued a warning to state-owned and private lenders on the appearance of new imminent threat from a malware similar to those that knocked…

Computer worm leaves a trail of disruption in its wake across the globe

It is surprising how many world class businesses still use Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system, one that is totally outdated, in their core production facilities. The major cyberattack that left a wreck in its wake, including halting the operations of Cadbury’s chocolate plans in Australia, crippling the computers of port operator Maersk, is believed to…