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Google will partner with US government to develop a nationwide coronavirus website, company says

Google now says it is working with the government on the creation of a national website containing information about coronavirus symptoms and testing information.
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Mike Pence Scrambles After Google Contradicts Trump On Coronavirus Website

Google was apparently taken by surprise to hear that it was "quickly" developing a coronavirus screening website.
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A tasty Pi Day tax tip on rounding tax form entries

Happy Pi Day 2014. March 14 is the annual celebration of pi, usually indicated by the Greek letter π, since the 3/14 calendar format is a close representation of pi's first three digits. What exactly is pi? Naturally, I went to the internet to find out, so math experts please cut me a slice of slack here. The consensus is that pi is a number that originally was defined as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.  It's a mathematical constant, meaning it isn't changed by the siz...
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Study Finds High Demand for Go and AR/VR Programmers, While Python Remains Favorite Language

The tech jobs marketplace at Hired.com crunched their data on more than 400,000 interview requests and job offers over the last year to produce their annual "State of Software Engineers" report. Among its surprising insights: software engineers with more than 10 years of experience get 20% fewere interview requests than engineers with 4 to 10 years of experience. Other insights: Demand for AR/VR talent is up by 1400%, mirroring blockchain's 517% demand growth last year... In large U.S. tech hu...
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We Need to Align With What’s Coming Next

We’ve seen a lot of changes in the world this week due to the coronavirus situation. I think what many people don’t yet realize is that the rate of change isn’t going to be linear. It’s going to accelerate. Despite all the changes you’ve seen this week, next week’s changes will be bigger still… and the changes coming the week after that will be even bigger. So if your head is spinning now, it will spin twice as hard next week. In the USA I see people making some adaptations, but they seem ...
Tags: Apple, Health, Amazon, Europe, Usa, UK, France, Disney, Careers, Values, Spain, Amazon Prime, Iran, Netflix, Italy, Netherlands


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Utilities related to Google Chrome browserChanges for 0.001 - 2019-12-05First release.
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Apple Music reportedly renews deals with major record labels, but no bundle yet

The rumored Apple "super-bundle" may not happen soon
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Trends, Home Theater, Apple Music, Apple TV Plus


How big tech is taking on COVID-19

Over the past week, one thing has become painfully clear for U.S. residents: COVID-19 is going to permeate every aspect of our lives for a long time to come. Those of us in and around tech have been noticing this for months now. First through the impact on our friends and colleagues in Asia, who have been facing fallout from the pandemic head-on for some time, and then through the domino effect on tech conferences. First there was MWC, then Facebook’s F8, E3, WWDC. The list goes on and on. Y...
Tags: Apple, Health, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Japan, Microsoft, America, Tech, Bill Gates, Alibaba, Jack Ma, Mastercard, Zoom, Cox, Ma


How One Man Lost His Life Savings in a SIM Hack

Long-time Slashdot reader smooth wombat quotes CNN: Robert Ross was sitting in his San Francisco home office in October 2018 when he noticed the bars on his phone had disappeared and he had no cell coverage. A few hours later, he had lost $1 million⦠"I was at home at my desk and I noticed a notification on my iPhone for a withdrawal request from one of my financial institutions, and I thought, 'That's weird. I didn't make a withdrawal request,'" Ross recalled. "Then I looked back at my phone...
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US Regulators Quickly Approve Roche's New and Faster COVID-19 Test

schwit1 quotes the International Business Times: Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche announced Friday it had received emergency approval from U.S. regulators for a new and much faster test for diagnosing the deadly new coronavirus... The test can be run in high volumes on fully automated equipment, Roche said, suggesting it could provide more results far faster than other tests available. "We are increasing the speed definitely by a factor of 10," Thomas Schinecker, head of Roche's diagnostics un...
Tags: US, Tech, Fda, Roche, International Business Times, Fierce Biotech, Thomas Schinecker, Roche s diagnostics, Bloomberg News Widespread


Apple's unprecedented decision to close all stores outside of China because of coronavirus may be a sign of what's to come (AAPL)

When it comes to combatting the coronavirus outbreak, Apple has a key advantage that other companies may lack: its close ties to China. While Apple's reliance on China has made the coronavirus particularly troublesome for the company, it also means it has been keeping a close eye on the situation and has likely been preparing for a worst-case scenario far earlier than many other businesses. Apple took the latest step in its battle to combat the coronavirus outbreak by closing all stores outsid...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Europe, Washington, China, US, Trends, Bloomberg, United States, Italy, Tim Cook, Korea, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Aapl


Michigan Tech’s Robbie Beydoun Enters Transfer Portal

Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images Michigan Tech junior goalie Robbie Beydoun is set to graduate this spring and has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal with the intention of transferring to a new school for his final year of eligibility. Beydoun played limited minutes at Tech, starting just 23 games over his three seasons, but put up a very respectable .919 save percentage/2.28 GAA in his 600+ minutes in net. Prior to Michigan Tech, Beydoun was a third team USHL All-Star, posting .919/2.22...
Tags: Tech, Sport, Michigan, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Michigan Tech, WCHA, Chris Dilks, Waterloo Blackhawks, USHL All Star, Beydoun, Robbie Beydoun, Dave Reginek Getty, NCAA Transfer Portal


WH Continues Confusion Over Google’s Role In COVID-19 Testing Website

Google is making a national coronavirus testing website — or, it’s not, actually. Who can say? That was essentially the word from the White House Saturday as confusion reigned over what kind of role the tech giant had agreed to play in the federal government’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, President Donald Trump portrayed Google as the central player in a website to screen for people who ought to get tested for the disease. He added that the website would be “very quickly do...
Tags: Google, News, California, White House, Cnn, New York Times, The New York Times, Donald Trump, Bay Area, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Matt Shuham, Charlie Warzel, Google Communications, Bay Area Later


Apple sets restrictions for COVID-19-related apps

Apple today put in place more COVID-19-related safeguards — this time centered on its App Store. In a note posted to its developer community, the company explains that it will take steps to vet submissions of apps focused on the global pandemic that has begun to impact nearly every aspect of life across the globe. “To help fulfill these expectations, we’re evaluating apps critically to ensure data sources are reputable and that developers presenting these apps are from recognized entities su...
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Responding to School Closings, Microsoft Offers Free 'Minecraft Education Edition'

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp spotted this announcement at Minecraft.net: As COVID-19 concerns prompt school closures around the world, many educators are turning to remote learning to keep students engaged. To help teachers and students stay connected to the classroom, Minecraft: Education Edition is now available through June 2020 for all educators and learners who have a valid Office 365 Education account... We have also compiled a special Minecraft remote learning toolkit, which includes...
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Airbnb is letting guests around the world cancel their reservations for a full refund and no cancellation fees, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt travel plans

Airbnb is updating its cancellation policy to allow guests to cancel reservations anywhere in the world for a full refund in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced Saturday.  Just a day before, the company had updated its cancellation policy to apply to bookings made in Mainland China, South Korea, Italy and the United States.  "First, Airbnb will allow guests around the world to cancel and get their money back. We will not collect fees on these bookings," Airbnb CEO Brian tw...
Tags: Apple, China, US, Trends, United States, Italy, Beverly Hills, Airbnb, Brian, Jeff Bezos, Brian Chesky, First Airbnb, Chesky, COVID, Mainland China South Korea, Mainland China South Korea Italy


Some Apple Employees Say Company's Culture of Secrecy Makes Working From Home Challenging

The process of tech companies sending thousands of employees home amid the coronavirus crisis has been messy, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. The shift has been tough on Apple especially, due to strict guidelines and secrecy around its products. The report mentions that software developers who were sent home have been complaining of both slow download speeds and confusion about what work they are allowed to perform. Other employees have been unable to access key internal s...
Tags: Apple, China, Apple Stores, Apple Card, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus, Apple Employees Say Company


Also Cancelled Over Coronavirus: FIRST Robotics Competition and Stanford's Final Exams

Stanford University announced strict new rules for undergraduates after a student tested positive for COVID-19: "The university already went to online classes last week," notes the Los Angeles Times. Now, noting county-wide restrictions on gatherings of more than 100 people, the university has also changed its dining hall procedures, and students "will be given pre-filled to-go containers and bottled or canned drinks. Students will then need to leave the dining hall and eat outdoors, in their do...
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State eyes Pomona Armory as temporary shelter for homeless with coronavirus

State and county officials are considering the use of the old Pomona armory building to quarantine people infected with the novel coronavirus, city and congressional sources have confirmed. The California National Guard contacted Pomona’s police chief Friday, March 13, to inform him that the 1930s-era building located downtown was being considered as a place to temporarily house homeless individuals who test positive for COVID-19, Pomona Mayor Tim Sandoval said. Sandoval said late Friday that th...
Tags: Apple, News, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Homeless, Disneyland, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Pomona, Los Angeles County, Dodgers, Torres, Sandoval


Coronavirus Causes a Bicycling Boom in New York City

An anonymous reader quotes the nonprofit environmental magazine Grist: On Sunday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a new set of guidelines for citizens hoping to help contain the burgeoning outbreak. They included working from home, if possible, avoiding subways during rush hour (a breeding ground for respiratory viruses), and walking or biking to work if possible to avoid crowding on public transportation... Now, less than a week later, it's clear that inexperience and physical impe...
Tags: New York City, Tech, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Citi Bike, Department Of Transportation


Original Content podcast: ‘Devs’ is a strange and delightful technothriller

Given its name, you might expect “Devs” — which launched earlier this month on the new FX on Hulu — to be a “Silicon Valley”-style sitcom about the tech industry. And there are indeed some delightful moments where “Ex Machina” writer-director Alex Garland pokes fun at San Francisco and tech culture. But the prevailing mood is one of mystery and dread. The show takes place largely at a fictional quantum computing company called Amaya, run by its brooding CEO Forest (played by Nick Offerman), whic...
Tags: Apple, Media, Podcasts, Entertainment, San Francisco, Tech, Silicon Valley, Nick Offerman, Hulu, Amaya, Ex Machina, Alex Garland, Mizuno, Offerman, Devs, Original Content Podcast


Apple Closes All Stores Outside China to Prevent Spread of Coronavirus

Apple announced on Friday that it was closing all of its stores worldwide, except for those in China, for two weeks until March 27 to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, which has steadily ravaged communities worldwide and forced millions into lockdown.Read more...
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Google says it's not publishing a national-scale coronavirus site anytime soon

Google will not be publishing a national-scale website for coronavirus testing anytime soon, contrary to claims made by President Donald Trump during a Friday news conference.
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Apple Says Only Reputable Coronavirus Apps Will Be Accepted on App Store, Expediting Approval Process

Apple today announced that it is evaluating COVID-19 coronavirus-related apps critically to ensure data sources are reputable and that developers presenting these apps are from recognized entities such as government organizations, health-focused NGOs, companies deeply credentialed in health issues, and medical or educational institutions. Apple says only developers from one of the above types of recognized entities should submit an app related to COVID-19, adding that entertainment or game ap...
Tags: Apple, App Store, App Store Apple, Apple Developer Program, Apple Developer, COVID, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Coronavirus: Apple closes all stores outside China

Apple will close all of its stores around the world, except for those in China, until the end of March in an effort to help curb the spread of coronavirus.Employees at the company's 460 stores will continue to receive normal pay,... [Author: [email protected]]
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Apple Says Only Reputable Coronavirus Apps Will Be Accepted on App Store, Recognized Entities Can Get Developer Fee Waived

Apple today announced that it is evaluating COVID-19 coronavirus-related apps critically to ensure data sources are reputable and that developers presenting these apps are from recognized entities such as government organizations, health-focused NGOs, companies deeply credentialed in health issues, and medical or educational institutions. Apple says only developers from one of the above types of recognized entities should submit an app related to COVID-19, adding that entertainment or game ap...
Tags: Apple, App Store, Apple Developer, COVID-19, COVID


Coronavirus: How long can it last on surfaces?

The move by Apple to close all its stores outside of China might seem extreme, but it's seen as a necessary move. "The most effective way to minimise risk of the virus's transmission is to reduce density and maximise social distance,"... [Author: [email protected]]
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Group Builds Massive New Library of Censored Articles Inside Minecraft

In countries where websites, blogs and a free press are strictly limited, Minecraft "is still accessible by everyone," notes the official official web site for Reporters Without Borders (an international nonprofit defending freedom of information): Reporters Without Borders used this backdoor to build "The Uncensored Library": A library that is now accessible on an open server for Minecraft players around the globe. The library is filled with books, containing articles that were censored in thei...
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Can't Pay Your Apple Card Bill This Month? Apple Says Don't Sweat It

Apple has announced a “Customer Assistance Program” for its credit card aimed at helping those affected by the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic who may be struggling to make this month’s payment. An Apple spokesperson confirmed the news with Gizmodo via email Saturday after reports began circulating among Apple…Read more...
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Can't Pay Your Apple Card Bill This Month? Apple Says Don't Sweat

Apple has announced a “Customer Assistance Program” for its credit card aimed at helping those affected by the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic who may be struggling to make this month’s payment. An Apple spokesperson confirmed the news with Gizmodo via email Saturday after reports began circulating among Apple…Read more...
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