LOS ANGELES -- Want to see Chance the Rapper prank Hollywood stars? Catch a new action thriller starring Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz? How about a six-minute edition of “60 Minutes”? There’s an app for that, and more. Quibi — a snappy amalgam of “quick” and “bite” — is a mobile phone-only platform that will release its snack-sized installments of movies and TV shows each weekday. There will be seven-day-a-week dollops of news, sports and weather, gathered under the umbrella name Daily Essentials, all adding up to a mind-boggling 175-plus programs planned for this year. It launches Monday in the U.S. and Canada with a 90-day free trial and 50 programs, all in segments no longer than 10 minutes. They include “Punk’d,” with Chance the Rapper as host and executive producer; the Hemswor
An app that tracks the symptoms of Covid-19 in the UK has become one of the most popular downloads.Its creators aim to deliver insights into why some people get the disease more severely than others. They also hope to create a map showing where outbreaks are happening and help distinguish cases from those of the common cold.It is one of many such new apps. Experts have warned people to be cautious about which they download.At present, Covid Symptom Tracker is the third most popular app in Apple's UK store and second in Google Play's new releases chart for the country.Its developers are targeting one million downloads in 24 hours. The program has been shared thou...
A staff worker wearing a protective mask and protective suit checks a visitor's body temperature with a temperature gun by a monitor showing the current stock information at the Shanghai Stock Exchange Building on March 20, 2020 in Shanghai, China. Health authorities of China said the country has passed the peak of the COVID-19 epidemic on March 12.Yifan DingBEIJING — In face of the new coronavirus' shock to global financial markets, China aims to be a stabilizing force — beginning with its own markets.Amid calls from global leaders for more international cooperation, it's still unclear to what extent it's possible at this point. And when it comes to China, there are pressing domestic issues that authorities need to consider, such as high debt levels, need for foreign capit
A new tiny computer injected into the body could help millions of people suffering from heart failure. The V-LAP travels through a patient's veins to the heart where it opens up and then sends data to doctors helping them give better treatments and allowing them to adjust medicines at an earlier stage.BBC Click finds out more.See more at Click's website and @BBCClickLet's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology
Tired of San Francisco streets being used as a testing ground for the latest delivery technology and transportation apps, city leaders are considering requiring businesses to get permits before trying out new high-tech ideas in public. Supporters of the legislation, which the Board of Supervisors will take up Tuesday, say it would be the first of its kind in the U.S. They say it's long overdue in a city that's a hub for major tech companies but is more accustomed to reacting to the sudden arrival of new technology — such as when hundreds of dockless electric scooters appeared overnight last year. The e-scooter trend has led to complaints from people in cities across the country. The tech industry has showered San Francisco with high-paying jobs and cemented its reputation as a place for