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  • Howard University shifting to virtual classes amid COVID-19 outbreak

    04/14/2022 12:17:25 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    The hill ^ | 04/13/2022 | Olafiamihan oshin
    Howard University announced it will shift some classes online due to the rise of COVID-19 cases on campus, joining other Washington, D.C.-based universities that have tightened restrictions amid the outbreaks. In a statement on Wednesday, HU officials said the COVID-19 positivity rate at the school has increased from 2 percent to 5 percent over the past week, which they attributed to the spread of the BA.2 omicron subvariant, now the dominant strain in the U.S.
  • Biden and Japanese prime minister to meet for first time on virtual call this week

    01/17/2022 10:53:59 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Nypost ^ | 01/17/2021 | Callie Patteson
    President Biden is set to meet virtually with Japan’s Prime Minister Kishida Fumio on Friday amid the ongoing surge of the Omicron variant around the globe. The White House announced the meeting Sunday, noting that the discussion will be “to further deepen ties between our governments, economies, and our people.”
  • Hold the Private Jet! Davos Goes Virtual as World Economic Forum Lays Out Great Reset Agenda

    01/17/2022 7:57:08 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/17/2021 | Kurt Zindulka
    Globalist elites have been denied their annual jolly to a Swiss ski resort for the second year in a row, as the World Economic Forum began its virtual meeting for the Davos Agenda on Monday. The virtual summit was kicked off on Monday by two key figures in how the Coronavirus pandemic shaped the world of 2022, with an address by Chinese dictator Xi Jinping, followed by a panel discussion featuring Dr Anthony Fauci.
  • Maryland school district temporarily going back to virtual learning amid COVID-19 surge

    12/17/2021 6:42:34 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/17/2021 | Caroline Vakil
    A Maryland school district on Friday announced that its school system will temporarily be returning to virtual learning amid a surge of COVID-19 cases. In a note to the county's school community, Prince George’s County Public Schools CEO Monica Goldson said that schools will be returning to remote learning beginning on Monday. Goldson noted that after students return from winter break on Jan. 3, schools will continue virtual learning until mid-January, with students returning to the classroom on Jan. 18. Students participating in a virtual learning program for those in kindergarten through sixth grade will return to in-person instruction on...
  • Vermont college switching to virtual learning due to COVID-19 surge

    12/10/2021 9:41:47 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/10/2021 | CAROLINE VAKIL
    A liberal arts college in Vermont announced on Thursday that it will be switching to virtual learning after the school learned of several dozen confirmed COVID-19 cases on campus. Officials from Middlebury College said in a letter posted Thursday that they had learned of 34 confirmed COVID-19 cases early that morning. They said that a total of 49 students had confirmed COVID-19 cases in addition to one confirmed case among employees. As a result, classes will be remote for the remainder of the semester, and final exams will also be administered remotely. Students were also urged to leave campus if...
  • Biden, Xi to hold high-stakes virtual meeting Monday

    11/12/2021 9:17:57 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/2021 | MORGAN CHALFANT
    President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping will speak virtually on Monday evening, marking the first bilateral meeting between the two leaders since Biden took office. The high-stakes meeting is likely to cover a range of topics including tensions over China’s military activity near Taiwan and human rights, as well as cooperation on climate change. The announcement came after the U.S. and China reached an agreement on a joint statement on the need to tackle climate change at a United Nations summit in Glasgow, Scotland, earlier this week.
  • Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping to hold virtual summit: report

    10/06/2021 2:29:42 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/06/2021 | Steve Nelson
    President Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping plan to hold a virtual summit this year, according to a report — setting up a high-stakes forum for discussion of tariffs, human rights and Chinese secrecy about COVID-19 origins. Biden and the communist “president for life” intend to convene the event before 2022, Bloomberg News reports. The White House did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment. Biden and Xi held a private 90-minute phone call on Sept. 9, but a summit presents significant risk for Biden. Chinese diplomats in March scored a propaganda victory by ridiculing the United States...
  • Virtual schooling exposes digital challenges for Black families, study finds

    07/14/2021 4:39:05 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies ^ | 7/14/2021 | by University of Missouri
    A new study from the University of Missouri found the unanticipated transitions to virtual schooling due to COVID-19 exposed the lack of digital resources among Black families in the United States, including access to Wi-Fi and technological savviness. As two-thirds of the country's Black children are born into single-parent households, the findings help explain the extensive stress virtual schooling caused for many Black families trying to keep their children learning and engaged online while at home during the pandemic. "What we found was parents and caregivers often felt disempowered in the rapidly changing environment, as they did not necessarily feel...
  • OnlyFans is 'hacked': Explicit photos of hundreds of performers, including Bella Thorne are 'leaked online by cybercriminals'

    04/07/2021 1:13:25 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 7, 2021 | Staff
    Explicit photos of hundreds of OnlyFans performers, including Bella Thorne, have reportedly been leaked online by hackers. According to BackChannel, a security company that studies the behavior of cybercriminals, a link to a Google Drive folder was 'shared on a low-tier hacker forum by a threat actor known for collecting and exchanging sexually explicit material' last month. BackChannel says the folder contains videos and pictures stolen from hundreds of OnlyFans creators.
  • Researchers develop a millimeter-size flat lens for VR and AR platforms

    01/27/2021 3:44:51 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 1/27/2021 | Leah Burrows
    Despite all the advances in consumer technology over the past decades, one component has remained frustratingly stagnant: the optical lens. Unlike electronic devices, which have gotten smaller and more efficient over the years, the design and underlying physics of today's optical lenses haven't changed much in about 3,000 years. This challenge has caused a bottleneck in the development of next-generation optical systems such as wearable displays for virtual reality, which require compact, lightweight, and cost-effective components. At the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), a team of researchers led by Federico Capasso, the Robert L....
  • FNC’s Wallace: Trump ‘Made a Big Mistake’ Bowing Out of Virtual Debate

    10/09/2020 9:35:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 138 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/09/2020 | Pam Key
    Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said Friday on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” that President Donald Trump made a “big mistake” by bowing out of the virtual second debate. Wallace said, “I actually don’t think it’s that complicated. I think there is not going to be the debate next week, and, pretty clearly, I think the president made a big mistake.”
  • Why Trump Just Said He’s Not Wasting His Time on a Virtual Second Debate - Here’s What He’ll Do Instead

    10/08/2020 8:13:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/08/2020 | Leah Barkoukis
    The Commission on Presidential Debates announced a major change to the second presidential debate scheduled for Oct. 15: it will take place virtually. “The second presidential debate will take the form of a town meeting, in which the candidates would participate from separate remote locations,” a statement said. The moderator, Steve Scully of C-SPAN, will be located at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in Miami, Florida, along with participants. “The White House Pool will provide coverage of the second presidential debate,” the statement concluded. The news comes after President Trump’s diagnosis with COVID-19. He...
  • Democrats' first big virtual convention kicks off in Texas

    06/01/2020 3:49:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 5/31/20
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Democrats will try their first large-scale virtual convention starting Monday in Texas as plans for a traditional national convention this summer remain unsettled because of the coronavirus. Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are among the scheduled speakers in Texas. Democrats in Minnesota had also planned on holding their state convention online this weekend but postponed amid unrest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer used his knee to pin Floyd’s neck down for several minutes as Floyd pleaded for air and eventually stopped...
  • Joe Biden to headline Texas Democrats' virtual convention (starts Monday)

    05/28/2020 3:30:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Chron ^ | 5/28/20
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Joe Biden will close out Texas Democrats' virtual convention next month that was moved online over fears of the coronavirus. The announcement Thursday rounds out an unusual slate of big names that Texas Democrats have rounded up for their state convention. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts will also speak at the weeklong event via video. Democrats are redoubling efforts in Texas this year after gaining ground in the nation's biggest red state in 2018. A major target for them is the Texas House, where Democrats need...
  • ‘Am I On?’ Joe Biden Just Did a Virtual Town Hall From ‘Tampa’ and It Didn't Go So Well

    05/09/2020 2:22:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    Vice ^ | 5/08/20 | Cameron Joseph
    “They introduce me? Am I on?” Thus began Joe Biden’s speech during a glitchy, stilted “virtual town hall” set in Tampa, Florida so plagued by technical problems that made the former vice president’s event look like it was run by local seniors attempting Zoom for the first time. The YouTube event began with a series of Florida politicians attempting to introduce Biden - when their livestreams worked. Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo’s speech was marred by lag and audio glitches. Rep. Charlie Crist’s (D-Fla.) video abruptly cut out as he was speaking. For a long stretch between speakers, the...
  • Virtual Kentucky Derby to be Televised May 2 on NBC

    04/23/2020 9:14:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    Bloodhorse ^ | April 23, 2020 | BloodHorse Staff
    Churchill Downs announced April 23 that it will conduct a virtual running of the Kentucky Derby during a telecast on NBC on May 2 from 3-6 p.m. ET on the traditional day of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1). Called the "The Kentucky Derby: Triple Crown Showdown," the virtual race is a computer-simulated version of the American classic, which was postponed this year due to COVID-19 from its traditional running on the first Saturday in May until Sept. 5.
  • Venezuelan politicians resort to virtual lawmaking

    12/18/2019 3:18:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition lawmakers in Venezuela who say they fear persecution by President Nicolas Maduro's government can now cast their votes though the cloud, the National Assembly decided Tuesday. The opposition-led congress adopted a rules change that allows its members to virtually cast their votes and participate in debates. They can now participate in sessions from outside Venezuela or domestically without revealing their location. It precedes a key vote on Jan. 5, when members of the National Assembly will decide whether opposition leader Juan Guaido will remain head of the body, allowing him to continue to claim to...
  • The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected

    11/05/2018 7:11:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 26, 2018 | Nellie Bowles
    The parents in Overland Park, Kan., were fed up. They wanted their children off screens, but they needed strength in numbers. First, because no one wants their kid to be the lone weird one without a phone. And second, because taking the phone away from a middle schooler is actually very, very tough. “We start the meetings by saying, ‘This is hard, we’re in a new frontier, but who is going to help us?’” said Krista Boan, who is leading a Kansas City-based program called START, which stands for Stand Together And Rethink Technology. “We can’t call our moms about...
  • Meet Fribo, a robot built for lonely young people

    04/06/2018 3:40:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    The Verge ^ | April 6, 2018 | James Vincent
    The number of people living alone is on the rise in the US and other developed nations, and it’s definitely not a good thing. Loneliness and isolation are bad for your health, physically and mentally, so it’s in societies’ interests to think about how we can bring people together. Many blame technology for this fragmentation, but could it also help? Researchers from Korea think so, and they have developed a prototype robot named Fribo that encourages young people to text and call one another. Unlike many other robots built for the home, Fribo is not intended to be social itself,...
  • Apple wants to transform self-driving car interiors into virtual reality ‘entertainment hubs’ [tr]

    04/03/2018 10:38:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 3, 2018 | Joe Pinkstone
    Apple could soon revolutionise how people spend their time on the road by building virtual reality 'entertainment hubs' into self-driving cars. The firm has filed a patent that describes how passengers in autonomous vehicles could pass the time with VR headsets. The headsets would allow passengers to play games, or, if they choose, create a 'relaxing' environment for them while on their journey. Apple also suggests that future cars could lack windows, instead using interior screens alongside the VR headsets to display virtual surroundings.