Apple launches new iMac, Airtags and iPads

Marc Cosep 04/21/2021

After concluding their Apple Event, Apple launched a new redesigned iMac computer, Apple Airtags, and iPads that now uses its silicone as it continues its two-year transition away from Intel Processors. Apple’s new thinner iMac, an 11.5…

New virus cases spike again in S. Korea, most traced to cluster infections in greater Seoul

The Korea Herald/Asia News Network 06/10/2020

SEOUL — South Korea’s new virus cases spiked again Wednesday as sporadic cluster infections continued in the greater Seoul area, prodding health authorities to consider more stringent social distancing in the densely populated area. The country added…

DOH records new record-high COVID-19 case spike with 539 new cases

Daphne Galvez 05/28/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health on Thursday recorded a total of 539 new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. This was the highest spike in new cases ever recorded since the outbreak of the disease in…

DOH: Sudden surge in new COVID-19 cases due to returning OFWs’ test results

Darryl John Esguerra 05/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday said the sudden increase in new COVID-19 cases is due to the inclusion of the positive test results of returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs). “Noong amin pong…

Scientists in China believe new drug can stop coronavirus pandemic ‘without vaccine’

05/19/2020

BEIJING — A Chinese laboratory has been developing a drug it believes has the power to bring the coronavirus pandemic to a halt. The outbreak first emerged in China late last year before spreading across the world,…

New disinfectant to kill coronavirus for 90 days

05/04/2020

SEOUL — Scientists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have developed “MAP-1,” a new disinfectant spray that can kill viruses — including the novel coronavirus — and bacteria for up to 90 days. Unlike…

Facebook rolls out Messenger Kids to 70 new countries

04/23/2020

Facebook on Wednesday rolled out its Messenger Kids application to 70 new countries, saying it can help children deal with the challenges of distance learning and isolation during the virus lockdowns. The app, which is aimed at…

Pope creates new expert commission to study women deacons

04/10/2020

ROME (AP) — The Vatican said Wednesday that Pope Francis has created a new commission of experts to examine whether women can be deacons, an ordained role in the Catholic Church currently reserved for men. The 10-member…

World faces new ‘Great Depression’ as virus death toll mounts

04/10/2020

UNITED States — World powers scrambled on Thursday to build a global response to the human tragedy and once-in-a-century economic collapse caused by the coronavirus epidemic, as the worldwide death toll topped 90,000. In a locked-down New…

Coronavirus forces new approaches to fighting wildfires

04/10/2020

BOISE, Idaho — They are two disasters that require opposite responses: To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19, people are being told to remain isolated. But in a wildfire, thousands of firefighters must work in…

BREAKING: No new COVID-19 case in Cebu today

Rosalie Abatayo 04/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — There is no new case of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Cebu this Holy Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia made this announcement during her regular press conference on Wednesday afternoon. Garcia said…

New Snapchat lens puts virtual circle around users to demo social distancing radius

04/03/2020

Following up on its announcement about up and coming safety-oriented features made in late March, Snapchat has launched a pair of AR lenses for the app designed in collaboration with the World Health Organization that encourage safe…

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