World's Fastest Supercomputer Joins the Fight Against COVID-19 Japan's Fugaku supercomputer recently surpassed a U.S. IBM machine as the world's fasted computer. Now, it's being used to help tackle the global health crisis. Satoshi Matsuoka, head of Riken Center for Computational Science, commented about the computer's capabilities. Satoshi Matsuoka, via statement Fugaku is already being used to develop a better understanding of how coronavirus can be halted in specific environments such as office spaces. Researchers hope it will help to identify potential treatments for the disease in 2021. Fugaku is able to carry out 2.8 times more calculations per second than the IBM computer known as Summit.
India has reported another record 24-hour jump in coronavirus cases as the World Health Organization cautioned against the country’s plans to release a vaccine by August
Adobe Officially Confirms the End of Flash Player In 2017, the computer software company announced it would cease to produce updates for the Flash Player. Now, Adobe has confirmed that the flash player will no longer be supported after December 31. Adobe, via statement Adobe gave three years' notice to Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft so they could "migrate existing Flash content as needed to new, open standards."
A weekly Kansas newspaper has posted a cartoon on its Facebook page likening the governor’s order requiring people to wear masks in public to the murder of millions of Jews during the Holocaust
Xbox Celebrates Pride Month With $250K Donation and More In addition to the donation, Microsoft is "honoring" Pride month by unveiling plans for its gaming division, including a curated list of inclusive titles across both its console and PC collections. Microsoft store category manager Garron Ballard provided updates via the Xbox website. Garron Ballard, via Xbox website Garron Ballard, via Xbox website He also addressed the company's gaming roster, and revealed these titles will be highlighted throughout the month. Garron Ballard, via Xbox website Garron Ballard, via Xbox website
President Donald Trump has signed into law a temporary extension of a subsidy program for small businesses battered by the coronavirus, The legislation extends the June 30 deadline for applying for the program to Aug. 8
Facebook Allows Users to Turn off Political Ads Mark Zuckerberg announced that the app will give people the choice to mute ads promoting parties they are not interested in. Mark Zuckerberg, via 'USA Today' The social network's sister app, Instagram, will also have this function. It's currently rolling out in the U.S., but it will be made available in other countries later this year.
For residents across America’s Sun Belt — business owners and workers, consumers and home buyers — the past three months have delivered about the scariest ride in memory
Free PlayStation Plus Games for June 2020 According to 'Forbes,' 'Star Wars: Battlefront II' and 'Call Of Duty: WWII' are available next month free of charge. They follow 'Cities: Skylines' and 'Farming Simulator 19,' which dropped in May and can be downloaded until June 1. 'Battlefront' and 'Call of Duty' are first-person competitive shooters in completely different settings. They will be available to play until July 6. EA's 'Battlefront II' puts you in various scenarios from the legendary 'Star Wars' film series. Gamers can choose to play on the sides of the Empire and First Order or take part in the Resistance. In Sledgehammer Games' 'Call of Duty,' take part in multiple missions across Europe inspired by historical events. Besides the standard story mode, you can also switch over to multiplayer.
Playstation 5 Will Offer an 'Evolution' in Sound Sony has confirmed that the highly-anticipated console will include a 3D audio processing unit. It's possible the unit will represent a landmark moment for the PlayStation console series as a whole. Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony, via corporate strategy meeting Sony also explained that PlayStation 5 will offer gaming enthusiasts "experiences that were not possible before." The console is set for release later this year.
President Trump has been making overtures to his base, but will that be enough to return him to the White House? Dr. Steven Voss, University of Kentucky, Dr. Lincoln Mitchell, Columbia University and Matthew McDermott, VP of Whitmann Strategies weigh in. SCRIPT Recent high profile polling from the New York Times indicates that President Trump is losing ground in battleground states. With Joe Biden moving out ahead, the voters that shocked the nation and ensured the President's 2016 victory may not be there in 2020Matthew Mc Dermott, VP Whitmann Strategies0.27 "For Donald Trump to win again in 2020, he needs to expand his vote base. He needs to expand his electorate."What's more, regular Republican voters may not bet on red this Presidential election. Dr. Steven Voss, University of Kentucky 0.36 "Donald Trump's governance clearly has hurt him, even with constituents who conventionally vote republican."While the Biden campaign is scrambling to widen its lead by appealing to as many voting demographics as possible, the Trump strategy is to double down on the base of white, evangelical supporters. 0.55 Dr. Lincoln Mitchell, Columbia University "Within a few months of Trump being in office it was clear that he was not adding support."For Mr. Trump, the Tulsa Oklahoma rally -- and a visit to the border wall in Arizona indicate attempts to fire up the President's longtime base of supporters. One thing experts agree on, is that the national demographics do not favor the President. Matthew McDermott01.15 If every single voter who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 participated in 2020, there's no way he can win that election in large part because the electorates changed."But with several months to go, a loyal base and an expert campaign team behind him, the President's reelection campaign is far from over, and a well-timed change in strategy could change the race entirely.