QR code T-shirts promote contactless voter registration

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A new youth-led voting initiative is making it possible to keep a safe distance while registering. A new youth-led voter registration initiative in the city of Philadelphia is using QR code T-shirts to encourage people to register to vote while keeping a safe distance from others. The initiative was officially launched this week by the Mayor’s Office of Youth Engagement (OYE). The OYE is using the QR code T-shirts to build voter registration, particularly among young voters, leading up to the November 3 general election. The effort is an extension…

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FCC opens up more 5G spectrum for use ahead of iPhone 12

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The Federal Communications Commission made the move before Apple’s first compatible phones launch. Ahead of the launch of the iPhone 12, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made more of the 5G spectrum available. The FCC auctioned off rights to its mid-band 5G, which operates in the range of 3550 MHz to 3650 MHz. This, said the FCC, made the day an important one to the rollout of the technology in the US. The auction represented the largest number of 5G spectrum licenses that have ever received biddings from the…

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Tweet reply controls heading to all Twitter users

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The social media platform has been testing the feature over the last several months. Following several months of tests, Twitter has announced that it is rolling out tweet reply controls for all users of its platform. This includes users on twitter.com as well as Android and iOS app users. Twitter now allows its users to choose from among three different options regarding who can reply. Twitter described the new tweet reply controls with the following statement: “Here’s how it works. Before you Tweet, choose who can reply with three options:…

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Shopify revenue skyrockets as businesses rush online during pandemic

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The online and mobile commerce platform was losing money a year ago and is now exploding in popularity. Shopify revenue has taken off, reporting $36 million in profits for the second quarter of 2020. This represents double what it had been taking in during the same quarter in 2019. The company has been widely benefiting from the COVID-19 lockdowns as businesses rushed online. The Canadian company said that it had earned 29 cents per diluted share during its second quarter which ended at the close of June. Comparatively, during the…

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AT&T network will require customers to change phones, company says

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The telecom emailed many of its customers telling them they will need to replace their phones. At the same time that the economy has been tanking due to the pandemic crisis, the AT&T network won’t work for many of its customers unless they replace their phones, says the company in an advertising email. The telecom giant has decided that this would be the right time to frighten customers into purchasing. According to a recent Android Police report, “Amid an economy-crushing pandemic, AT&T has decided that now is the best time…

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