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The fastest VPN for outright speed 2020

Among all the considerations you need to think about when selecting your new VPN, one of the most significant is speed.

Because virtual private networks work by sending all your internet traffic through an extra set of encrypted tunnels via the provider’s secure server, that’s a lot of extra potential latency. Thankfully, by going for one of the fastest VPNs, you can pretty much avoid any slow down completely.

Depending on the robustness of the company’s network, and the number of servers it offers (with closer servers generally providing better speeds) – some VPNs barely impact your connection. And we’ve tested all the top VPNs out there on their speed to make sure that you can confidently pick out a provider that won’t slow you down – especially if you’re using your VPN to unblock sites or services and perhaps stream video where speeds are obviously are a priority.

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Verify: Can laptops and tablets record you 24/7? School provided

Posts are popping up from around the country about whether school-provided laptops and tablets could be recording around the clock. Here’s a breakdown.

Is it technologically possible for a school-provided computer or tablet to be recording 24/7?

Yes, it’s possible for someone with administrative access to a device to install software that could remotely record.

While it is possible, the Verify team has not heard of any instances of this out-of-class recording happening here in the D.C. Metro region.

Dave Levin, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Maryland

Chad Marlow, Senior Advocacy and Policy Counsel at ACLU

COVID-19 means students across the country are learning from home, but some people online say distance learning comes with its own risks.

A post with more than 71,000 shares claims that school-provided tablets and laptops are capable of recording students when they are not in class.

Did you all know

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Super-fast internet, new digital services



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The commercial launch of 5G in the Philippines will bring not only super-fast internet for mobile phone users, but also introduce a new generation of digital services for both individual and enterprise customers.

“5G is a major milestone in the development of mobile phone services and digital technologies.” said Ramon Isberto, PLDT-Smart Public Affairs head and first vice president, in an interview with Cito Beltran’s “Agenda” on One News.

“It is a platform that enables new technologies such as artificial intelligence, internet of things, cloud computing and other digital services that when combined, will not only enhance existing services, but also make possible a new generation of wireless services,” he bared.

Initially, 5G’s fiber-like speeds will improve entertainment services such as video viewing, and e-sports and e-games.

“Through your 5G-capable handsets, you can enjoy streaming high-movement videos such coverage of sports events,” said Lloyd

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The Gadget That Turns Any Old Tub Into a Full-On Whirlpool (and It’s Honestly So Much Cheaper)

One of the best things you can do to unwind on vacation is fill the fancy hotel bathtub with warm water, turn on the jets, and soak your bod as you look out the window at the Swedish Alps (yes, I’m daydreaming). Sure, you could take a bath in your—let’s call it what it is—tub… but it’s not quite the same. The next best thing, though? Get yourself this Conair Dual Jet Bath Spa ($50) for a bubbly whirlpool experience in your home tub.

While bath extras like essential oils, CBD, bubbles, and candles can make your soaking sesh pleasant, it’s the whirlpool jets that really make you feel like you’re soaking in luxury. The Jet Bath Spa hangs over the edge of your tub, and the dual jet attachment works underneath the water to bubble your bath into a full-on whirlpool. It’s incredibly simple to set up (like,

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Stanford researchers develop new way to study ocean life

Like spirits passing between worlds, billions of invisible beings rise to meet the starlight, then descend into darkness at sunrise. Microscopic plankton’s daily journey between the ocean’s depths and surface holds the key to understanding crucial planetary processes, but has remained largely a mystery until now. A new Stanford-developed rotating microscope, outlined in a study published Aug. 17 in Nature Methods, offers for the first time a way to track and measure these enigmatic microorganisms’ behaviors and molecular processes as they undertake on their daily vertical migrations. (WATCH VIDEO: https://bit.ly/2Y1yJlP)

“This is a completely new way of studying life in the ocean,” said study first author Deepak Krishnamurthy, a mechanical engineering PhD student at Stanford.

The innovation could provide a new window into the secret life of ocean organisms and ecosystems, said study senior author Manu Prakash, associate professor of bioengineering at Stanford. “It opens

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Does your broadband need a boost? The best deals available for ‘superfast’ internet with a large chunk of people working from home



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Despite the Government encouraging workers to get back to the office, many continue to work from home, either full-time or part-time.

It may now mean households are on the hunt for faster and more reliable internet deal, with an increased strain on their service. 

Holly Niblett, head of digital at Compare the Market, said: ‘We have seen a huge increase in the number of people opting for superfast broadband as working from home has become the new norm for millions of workers. 

‘Superfast broadband has evolved from a luxury to a necessary utility for many households across the country, and as a result it should be accessible to the average household.’   



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There are a range of broadband deals on offer that those working from home could switch to

A range of new broadband deals have entered the market,

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Six new gadgets that will make you feel like you’re living in the future

New tech products are always hitting the market, but every now and then some are released that are total game-changers. Tech expert Avery Swartz is always on the lookout for the coolest new gadgets, and this time around she has some incredible picks that will make you feel like you’re living in the future. From a foldable smartphone to a wearable keyboard, check out the gallery below for some of the most fascinating tech to hit the shelves this year! Plus, watch the video above for even more from Avery.

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Aytu BioScience Announces Global Agreement to Distribute Pinnacle IVD Corporation’s 15-Minute COVID-19 Antigen Test

Pinnacle Plans to Scale U.S. Manufacturing Capacity to 25 Million Tests Per Month

Cost-Effective 15-Minute Rapid Antigen Test Demonstrates 100% Specificity for COVID-19 Detection When Compared with RT-PCR

ENGLEWOOD, CO / ACCESSWIRE / September 8, 2020 / Aytu BioScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:AYTU), a specialty pharmaceutical company (the “Company”) focused on commercializing novel products that address significant patient needs announced today that the Company has signed an agreement to distribute the Pinnacle CovID RAD Rapid Antigen Detection Test worldwide. The rapid antigen test, which delivers results in fifteen minutes, tests for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus antigen via a nasopharyngeal sample and can be conducted without the use of laboratory equipment.

Pinnacle IVD Corporation plans to scale U.S. manufacturing capacity for the CovID RAD Rapid Antigen Detection Test to 25 million tests per month.

The CovID RAD Rapid Antigen Detection Test was developed by U.S.-based Pinnacle IVD Corporation, a leader in

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Study of Ocean Salinity Reveals Amped-Up Global Water Cycle

Climate change has boosted the amount of evaporation across Earth’s surface, leading to more frequent extreme weather events from megadroughts to monster hurricanes.

Salinity-contrast time series from 1960 to 2017. (Background photo by Xilin Wang.)

(CN) — There is something in the water on planet Earth.

A study published Wednesday reveals climate change has amplified the water cycle, which explains the more frequent extreme weather patterns in recent years.

The water cycle is the continuous movement of water on Earth. It’s the naturally occurring pattern of rain, runoff, evaporation and repeat, but that cycle is being thrown for a loop as Earth heats up according to the study published in the Journal of Climate.

Saltwater and freshwater have been evaporating at higher rates in the last 50 years while rainfall has increased, according to the study authors.

“The new data demonstrate that the existing salinity pattern has amplified. In

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Blue light from a computer or phone can age the skin as badly as the midday Sun

Leading Optometrist, Dhruvin Patel is a specialist in the impact of blue light on eye health – that is light produced by phone and computer screens. 

Blue Light can make it harder to fall asleep and have an impact on the health of eyes

Researchers say exposure to blue light could increase the risk of damage to eyesight and make it harder to fall asleep.

Patel shared his tips for minimising the impact from blue light while working from home or using screens. 

1. Work an arm’s length from the screen

Fully extend your arm and work from a distance – looking from your eyes to the end of your fingertips. 

Use this as a minimum distance to reduce the stress on your eyeballs. 

2. 20/20/20 

Simply put, every 20 minutes, look away from the screen for a minimum of 20 seconds at least 20 feet away. 

This will help

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