SXSW partners with Amazon to put its film…

It'll be bring-your-own popcorn and the barbecue won’t be as good, but Austin's SXSW Film Festival is moving online after having its 27th edition canceled by the coronavirus pandemic

Sprint and T-Mobile Complete $30 Billion Merger

Sprint and T-Mobile Complete $30 Billion Merger The nation's third and fourth-largest wireless carriers have finally united after a long process to become more competitive. With more than 100 million users, the newly-formed company has the base to challenge other mobile giants such as AT&T and Verizon. As part of the deal, T-Mobile's longtime CEO, John Legere, stepped down from his post, and COO Mike Sievert will take over in May 2020. The company will make use of the added infrastructure from Sprint to develop and deploy 5G service to its customers. As part of the deal, those on Sprint's prepaid brand, Boost, will be going to Dish as part of a divestiture T-Mobile agreed to with the Justice Department.

Working From Home During Virus? Beware of…

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, people stuck at home have taken to using videoconferencing apps to hold work meetings and chat with family and friends. One such app that's become ubiquitous: Zoom, founded by Cisco engineer Eric Yuan. But be careful before you log in for that virtual happy...

Chinese smartphone health code rules post-virus…

Life in China post-coronavirus outbreak is ruled by a green symbol on a smartphone screen

T-Mobile Completes Merger With Sprint

The $26 billion merger had been approved by the Justice Department and the FCC.

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Tips for a Stable and Faster Internet Connection

Tips for a Stable and Faster Internet Connection As millions of people self-isolate to help flatten the curve of COVID-19, internet usage has surged, causing strain on connections. As a result, YouTube even announced plans to reduce video quality over the course of a month to better handle the high demand. Here are some tips to make your connection more stable during the coronavirus pandemic: 1. Make sure your router is connected properly and placed in an ideal area. Keep it away from TVs, cordless phones and stereos. 2. Don't use your microwave. According to U.K. telecoms regulator Ofcom, using your microwave can interfere with Wi-Fi signals. 3. Disconnect other devices from the Wi-Fi when you're not using them. They can use the internet in the background even when you're not using them, causing your connection to slow down. 4. Connect your computer to your router via Ethernet. Connecting your computer directly to the router provides better internet speeds than Wi-Fi.

Coronavirus Stories Across the U.S.

The latest headlines of coronavirus stories across the United States.

Can you fix ventilators? A fuel cell engineer…

The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted companies large and small to rethink how they do business

New Zealand embraces teddies to help make…

New Zealanders are embracing an international movement in which people are placing teddy bears in their windows during coronavirus lockdowns to brighten the mood and give children a game to play

COVID-19 Spurs Record Social Media Use — But Ad…

More people are using social media to stay connected amid the pandemic — but that's not necessarily boosting Facebook and Twitter's revenue.

Social Distancing Dashboard: How Your County Ranks

The data analytics firm Unacast has created an interactive dashboard that pulls in anonymized location data from mobile phones to determine where social distancing guidelines are being followed -- and where they aren't. In a first on Cheddar, Thomas Walle, Unacast co-founder and CEO, reveals a new metric shows the changes in visits to essential versus non-essential businesses state-by-state. See how your state and your county rank in social distancing at unacast.com.

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WarnerMedia names former Hulu chief Jason Kilar…

Jason Kilar, the founding chief executive of Hulu and a former Amazon senior vice president, has been named CEO of WarnerMedia, the company announced Wednesday

Sprint and T-Mobile merge, creating new wireless…

Mobile carrier T-Mobile has completed its takeover of smaller rival Sprint, creating a new wireless giant that rivals AT&T and Verizon in size

Need2Know: L.A. Calls for Everyone to Wear Masks…

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Thursday, April 2, 2020.

Facebook joins resistance to Bolsonaro virus…

Major social media companies are taking aim at Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's dismissal of social distancing, joining others in the country who are lining up against his controversial stance regarding the new coronavirus

Those without broadband struggle in a…

The shutdowns of schools, workplaces and public institutions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating the problems of the millions of people in the U.S. who can't easily get online

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Costco and Home Depot Limit Number of Shoppers…

Retailers are capping the number of shoppers they will allow in-store at one time to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. To promote social distancing, Costco will only allow two people per membership and Home Depot capped the number of customers to be inside their businesses.

Booze buying surges; senators push airlines for…

One way Americans are coping with the new coronavirus