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Engadget

Rocket Lab will resume missions in August following launch failure


In its announcement, Rocket Lab said that it was able to gather the data it needs, because the vehicle was unharmed and was able to continue sending information to its ground team. It also explained that it wasn’t able to detect the issue before the flight, because the electrical connection remained secure throughout testing. However, its now knows that the issue can be avoided through additional tests. Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck said in a statement:

“The issue occurred under incredibly specific and unique circumstances, causing the connection to fail in a way that we wouldn’t detect with standard testing. Our team has now reliably replicated the issue in test and identified that it can be mitigated through additional testing and procedures.” Read More

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Mashable

Tips on résumé writing, cover letters, interviews

How do you write a cover letter? What should be on your résumé? Which interview questions will help you stand out? Get answers to all these and more by taking an online class dedicated to job seekers. The list below outlines which are the best.

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As of January 2020, 3.6% of Americans were unemployed, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. By April, the rate escalated to 14.7%, presumably because of COVID-19-related layoffs,  and has hit 11% as of this writing.  Read More

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Mashable

Courses to help you feel confident putting Microsoft Office on your résumé


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The Complete Microsoft Office Mastery bundle offers over 500 lessons to better acquaint you with the program.
The Complete Microsoft Office Mastery bundle offers over 500 lessons to better acquaint you with the program.

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TL;DR: Learn how to boost your productivity with The Complete 2020 Microsoft Office Mastery Bundle for $39.99, a 95% savings as of July 3.

Not to be harsh, but it’s 2020, and if you’re not actually proficient in Microsoft Office, then you’re behind. And no, writing a few sentences in a Word doc or a row of numbers in Excel does not count as proficiency.  Read More

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The Verge

American Airlines will resume booking flights to capacity, as COVID-19 cases soar


American Airlines will resume booking its flights to capacity starting July 1st, the company has announced. The policy is similar to that of United Airlines, which ABC News reports has never blocked out seats or put a cap on the capacity of its flights. However, the approach contrasts sharply with other airlines, who are continuing to enforce capacity caps in order to allow for in-plane social distancing as the number of coronavirus cases in the United States is on the rise.

The airline industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with passenger numbers plummeting. The Chicago Sun Times reports that at its lowest point in April, American Airlines’ passenger numbers were down by around 95 percent. Although passenger bookings have since increased, the number of people passing through US airports is still a quarter of what it was a year ago. Read More

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ZDNet

Latin American companies to resume IT spend in Q1 2021


Companies in Latin America will be resuming their IT investment programs in the first quarter of next year and in the meantime budgets will be focused on technologies such as cloud, according to a new report.

According to the study released by analyst firm IDC on IT spending in Latin America, 53% of companies in the region will be reducing their spend in the second quarter of 2020. The research noted that organizations are currently tweaking their spending to meet their main needs and this trend should continue for the rest of the year. Read More

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Engadget

Microsoft will resume optional non-security Windows 10 updates in July


Microsoft will soon start rolling out non—security updates again, just as the world starts loosening lockdown orders and we all get used to a new normal. The tech giant paused optional Windows updates back in March in response to the pandemic, so it could focus on security patches that will keep the platform secure and ensure everyone working from home won’t have to deal with any security bugs. Now, it has announced that it will resume non-security updates in July 2020, but only for Windows 10 and Windows Server version 1809 and later. Read More

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ZDNet

Microsoft to resume in July delivery of optional Windows 10 cumulative updates


In March, Microsoft officials said they were temporarily halting the release of optional Windows 10 cumulative updates that they had been making available in the third and fourth weeks of each month due to the impact on customers from the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. On June 17, Microsoft officials said they are planning to resume these optional releases in July 2020 for Windows 10 and Windows Server 1809 and later.

Before March, Microsoft had been releasing updates and patches to Windows client and server almost every week. The first week of each month (A week) is typically for Office updates. B week is the second week of the month and when Patch Tuesday is — “Update Tuesday” in Microsoft’s euphemistic parlance. C and D weeks, which are the third and fourth weeks of the month, or when Microsoft releases optional cumulative updates that are intended to be previews of non-security fixes for IT pros and admins. These optional updates are not installed automatically. Read More