Month: October 2020

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Queensland police say the online border declaration pass is malfunctioning for some border zone residents attempting to enter the state.

It comes just hours after Queensland eased border restrictions to allow residents in areas of northern New South Wales to enter the state without undergoing quarantine.

Gold Coast Police Chief Superintendent Mark Wheeler confirmed locals in some of the newly added northern New South Wales areas were not being recognised by the system.

He said the glitch was due to an overload of information in the system and was impacting up to seven suburbs.

“Unfortunately there’s been a couple of IT issues around some suburbs, the relevant government department is working through that now as we speak,” Chief Superintendent Wheeler said.

“It’s been a mammoth task by housing and public works.

“All Queensland postcodes for the entire state have had to be loaded into the system so understandably there’s a

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Google has always wanted its cloud game-streaming service, Stadia, to change how YouTube streamers interact with their fans. Nearly ten months after release, Google is finally bringing its “Crowd Choice” feature to its first two games. Crowd Choice allows viewers to vote on, say, which team a streamer joins in the game, which piece of dialogue they pick, or other in-game choices the player might make. The streamer can ultimately decide if they want to follow the audience’s suggestion or make their own choice.

On October 1st, Dead by Daylight will launch on Stadia Pro, and it will be the first game to integrate Crowd Choice. In Dead by Daylight, the feature gives the audience a chance to vote whether the streamer should be a “killer” who is tasked with killing the other players in the match or one of the four “survivors” that is trying to evade or

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PCT LTD (OTC Pink: “PCTL”) held their Shareholder Conference Call yesterday, September 29, 2020 and provide the following statement about the Company’s activities in the United Kingdom and in the oil & gas industry.

PCTL received orders and a cash deposit from its U.K. partner, Paradigm Convergence Technologies (Europe) LTD. One of the provisions in our agreement requires a 50% cash deposit, which we have received.

PCTL President and CEO, Gary Grieco, commented, “We have all been deeply involved in putting together a launch in the U.K. Now, we have orders to provide equipment for the hospitals and equipment to provide volumes of fluids for the commercial markets in Europe. Growing this business is a priority and we’ve been advised by our U.K. partner to expect additional PO’s in the very near term.”

Several investors have asked for clarification regarding the oil and gas industry statements made during yesterday’s shareholder

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SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Google will try to make a bigger splash in the smartphone market with a cheaper high-end model while it also aims to expand its presence on bigger screens with a new TV service.

The products unveiled Wednesday focus on two areas where Google has struggled to make significant inroads. Google also used a half-hour showcase streamed online to introduce a $99 speaker that it says has better acoustics for playing music than the cheaper ones it has been selling primarily as a command center for its voice-activated assistant.

Google’s latest smartphone represents the fifth generation of a device that was supposed to prove the Mountain View, California, company can make hardware as well as it does software after the brand made its 2016 debut.

Although Google’s software is used by billions of people on their smartphones, its Pixel phones have barely made dent in the

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Northern California’s Cache Creek Casino Resort, which has been shut down since Sept. 20 because of what it called a “systems infrastructure failure,” confirmed Wednesday that its computer systems were the target of an outside attack and that the incident is under investigation.

“While our investigation is ongoing, we have confirmed the cause was an external attack on our computer network,” the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, owners of the casino, said in response to questions from The Sacramento Bee. “The privacy of our guests and employees is our highest priority and we want to make certain they have some peace-of-mind.

“We are working closely with independent experts who regularly investigate incidents of this type to determine any risks to data security. Attacks like these are significant and can take weeks to research thoroughly.

“If it is determined the personal information of guests or employees was exposed, we will notify affected

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