On Saturday, Netflix said it would declare more than $1.3 billion in UK revenue. The news is likely to put pressure on other tech giants like Amazon and Google many of which use tax jurisdictions to their favor. Business Insider reports Netflix has about 50 productions based in the UK, including "The Crown" and "The Witcher." Variety reports Netflix is planning to double UK spending.
Tech giant Google is gradually rolling out a new feature to Google Chrome 87 that allows the user to type commands in the address bar that performs specific browser actions. According to Mashable, this new feature is called 'Chrome Actions' and allows the user to type in a command, causing an action to be displayed in the address bar search results. When the user selects that action, it will be executed in the browser. The new option can help user directly search in Google or the engine of choice and even present calculations and unit conversions even before pressing 'Enter'. Its next trick might appeal to a certain class of users who are more used to entering commands in a terminal or envision themselves giving orders to the browser through typed commands.
Google on Tuesday (local time) said that its payments application Google Pay's iOS, and Android applications along with its website version are set to lose their payment features in America. According to the Verge, applications will only work till December and will lose their features in January in America. As per a Google support document quoted by The Verge, the old apps will not be able to send or receive payments or withdraw money soon. Alternatively, a notice on the website of the payments service also said that it will also lose the feature of sending and receiving peer-to-peer payments.
As the pandemic grinds on and the holidays loom, many people may be wishing they could get their brains working better. Fortunately, a new, double-blind study finds having a nice, hot cup of cocoa is not only good for the soul--it's also good for the brain. UPI reports British and American researchers say flavanol-rich cocoa drinks can improve brain oxygenation and cognitive performance in healthy adults. Flavanols are small molecules found in many fruits and vegetables, and cocoa, too.
The CDC is urging Americans not to travel for the Thanksgiving holidays. The move to limit travel is in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. According to UPI, a "strong recommendation" was made as the agency published updated guidelines for holiday travel. The federal agency also issued guidance on gatherings during the holidays. The agency said the need for caution is in response to the "surge in new cases, hospitalizations and deaths".
People who have recovered from COVID-19 are safe from reinfection with the virus for at least six months. The data is according to a study posted online Friday by researchers at Oxford University in England. To date, studies have found that antibodies against the new coronavirus offer varying levels of immunity from infection. According to UPI, some researchers have found that immunity may be only 90 days in some people.
A new study reveals a COVID-19 vaccine under development in England safely promotes an immune response against the virus. According to UPI, the vaccine is in Phase 2 of clinical trials with Astra Zeneca, and is particularly effective in elderly recipients who are over age 70. Researchers say the finding of the 'robust' responses in older people in their study is both significant and encouraging.
The novel coronavirus pandemic is having an enormous impact on the mental health of America's senior citizens. Now, a nationwide survey reveals more than 60% of seniors with depression in the United States won't seek treatment for their condition. UPI reports genetic testing company Myriad Neuroscience says one-third of 1500 adults 65 and older surveyed believe they can 'snap out' of it on their own.
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