Maingear is building ventilators using gaming PC cases

Numerous tech and automotive companies have stepped up to make ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that now includes gaming PC builders. Maingear has developed a ventilator, the LIV, that uses an old version of its F131 PC case as the chassis. Based on a platform already in use in Italy and Switzerland, it’s designed…

LG reveals new design language for next phone

LG’s flagship phones over the past couple years have all looked extremely similar to each other: good luck picking out the G7, the V40, the G8, the V50, the G8X, or the V60 from a lineup unless you have a very good memory for the number of cameras. The company appears to be changing things…

Saudi Arabia announces Yemen cease-fire after calls to stop fighting during coronavirus pandemic

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.Saudi officials announced Wednesday a two-week cease-fire against the Houthi rebels in Yemen starting Thursday after the United Nations called for an end to the violence amid the coronavirus pandemic.The proposal will halt all air, ground and naval hostilities and could pave the way for more…

Coronavirus: Lockdown ‘could boost wild flowers’

Image copyright PlantLife A plant charity is predicting a boost for wild flowers because some councils have stopped mowing verges and parks during the Covid-19 crisis.Plantlife has been urging councils for years to cut grass less often.It also wants them to delay cutting until flowers have had chance to seed.The charity says it has seen…

Russia, Saudi to debate oil output cuts as U.S. resists joining

DUBAI/MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) – OPEC and Russia meet on Thursday to try to agree to record oil output cuts but their efforts to address the slump in prices wrought during the coronavirus pandemic have been complicated by mutual animosity and the reluctance of the United States to join the action. FILE PHOTO: The sun sets behind…

WeWork skips rent payments to cut costs amid pandemic

WeWork has stopped paying rent at some U.S. locations, in the latest sign that the co-working company is aggressively trying to cut costs as the economic downturn eats into its revenue. People briefed on the matter say WeWork has yet to mail in its April rent check at numerous properties while it tries to renegotiate…