Researchers use artificial intelligence tools to predict loneliness

For the past couple of decades, there has been a loneliness pandemic, marked by rising rates of suicides and opioid use, lost productivity, increased health care costs and rising mortality. The COVID-19 pandemic, with its associated social distancing and lockdowns, have only made things worse, say experts. Accurately assessing the breadth and depth of societal […]

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Shaftesbury extends rent support for tenants after government tells people to work from home

West End landlord Shaftesbury is extending rental support to tenants to help them cope with the government’s new lockdown rules that encourage people to work from home. The company, which owns swathes of Chinatown and Carnaby Street, revealed its assistance plan as it updated on trading for April 1 to September 24. During the period […]

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Microsoft replaces Windows 10 update with one that doesn’t kill system performance

Microsoft has replaced a forced Windows 10 update that was killing system performance and boot times for several users. It arrived back in May, replacing the old Edge browser with the new Chromium-based version, but the issues it introduced have forced Microsoft to act.As we reported earlier this year, Microsoft pushed out the Windows 10 […]

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Job security, finances strongly related to increased anxiety during pandemic

In mid-April 2020, the national unemployment rate reached 14.7 percent—the highest since the Great Depression. Forty-one million American workers filed for unemployment between February and May of 2020. Unprecedented unemployment rates don’t just have an impact on the unemployed, though. For people still employed during the COVID-19 pandemic, job insecurity and financial concern are associated […]

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