Indeed, evidence suggests that humans can infect some animals with SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 disease. In April, five tigers and three lions at the Bronx Zoo in New York City tested positive for the coronavirus; they were infected by an asymptomatic staff person, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society. Two pet cats and a pet dog in the U.S. have also tested positive for the coronavirus, which they likely contracted from contact with people, Time reported. And SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidates have been tested on rhesus macaques, who show symptoms of the disease. … [Read more...] about Monkey steals COVID-19 blood samples from a lab technician in India
This finding suggests that controlling one's attention and interpreting someone else's attention may involve the same neurons. The finding likely applies to humans because our brains are so similar to those of monkeys, and "the same brain areas have reacted in people and in monkeys in gaze-following studies [using brain imaging]," said Michael Platt, a Duke professor and senior author of the study. … [Read more...] about Monkey See, Monkey Really Do
During the buildup to the app's release, India's Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad insisted on several occasions that the data would only remain on the phone, not be shared with anyone, and that it would be anonymised and encrypted. Abhishek Singh, the chief executive of MyGovIndia, which helped give birth to Aarogya Setu, noted that a user's location data would not only be kept anonymous, but all non-risk users' data would be deleted after 45 days while high-risk users would see their data wiped clean after 60 days. … [Read more...] about India’s contact tracing app made open source, but will this thwart a surveillance state?
OnePlus has started rolling out a new software update for OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro users in India. The company has announced the incremental rollout of OxygenOS 10.3.3 update to both smartphones in a post on the company’s official forum. As part of this update, the company is rolling out system level changes, camera upgrades and one gaming related update. Apart from bringing the Android security patch for the month of May, this update also brings support to record 720p resolution videos at up to 960fps slow-motion. Specifically for users in India, the company is also adding Epic Games in Game Space. The software update will be over-the-air (OTA) will be rolled out in phased manner and should reach all the users of these smartphones in a few days. Here is a complete changelog of the update: - System * OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z can now be integrated with Dolby Atmos for better sound quality * Optimized the volume adjustment to improve user experience * Improved system … [Read more...] about OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro start receiving OxygenOS 10.3.3 update in India
If the lockdown continues beyond June, tech spending in India may contract by up to 4.8 per cent this year, with only a mild recovery to 1.4 per cent growth in 2021, a new report said on Friday. The sudden sharp contraction and slow recovery will entail contraction across all tech spending categories in 2020 and make even slow growth in 2021 arduous, according to the report by global market research firm Forrester. "A real risk of tech spending contraction looms large. An inability to contain the outbreak in a timely manner will cause serious damage to economic activity in India due to reduced consumer spending and labor productivity," said Ashutosh Sharma, VP and Research Director, Forrester. In an optimistic scenario, where India comprehensively rescinds its lockdown in June and resumes full-tilt economic activity by July, businesses and governments in India will spend a bit more (1.2 per cent) on technology in 2020 than 2019. The lower growth, however, will affect all spending … [Read more...] about Tech spend in India to shrink by 4.8% if lockdown extends beyond June: Report