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Chrome paused, Intel has a chip in smell, Facebook deletes posts on the coronavirus … It’s the ZD Brief!

Summary:

  • Chrome paused
  • Intel has a chip for smell
  • Facebook deletes posts on coronavirus
  • The key figure: the fall of the technology market
  • Convenient : Seven things to clean in addition to your keyboards and smartphones

Chrome paused

Google has just announced that it will pause the next versions of Chrome and Chrome OS due to the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic. The company cites “adjusted work schedules” as the main reason for the delay, as most of its engineers now work from home.

Intel has a chip for smell

Intel has moved closer to reproducing parts of the human brain on a computer chip: the company has published new research on an algorithm capable of feeling – or rather of recognizing what it feels – based on biological signals .

Facebook deletes posts on coronavirus

In recent days, many Facebook messages related to the coronavirus have disappeared, notifying their authors that they did not meet the standards of the Facebook community. These messages were generally preventive. Facebook explained that since the moderators had to comply with the confinement rules, moderation became fully automated, which could give rise to misunderstandings. We saw the same thing happen on YouTube.

The key figure: the fall of the technology market

Based on recent events related to the new coronavirus pandemic, Forrester Research is downgrading its forecast for the technology market for 2020, and at best anticipates a slowdown in the growth of the US and global technology market.

Practical: seven things to clean in addition to your keyboards and smartphones

If you regularly clean your smartphone and keyboard, congratulations you are on the right track! But here are seven other things you should disinfect:

  • door handles;
  • office ;
  • peripherals (mouse, external hard drive, USB key, printer, other screen, etc.);
  • charging cables and / or chargers;
  • dishes, including mugs and cups;
  • the pens ;
  • glasses.

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