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Cocaine Hippos, A New Mexico Raptor, and One Weird Cat: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

We’re heading into the last week of March, though it may not seem that way since 2020 feels like it’s lasted a few decades at this point. A worldwide pandemic will do that. Here’s to hoping that on April Fool’s Day, we’ll all wake up to find this has just been an elaborate, communal dream sequence put in motion by…Read more...
Tags: Science Fiction, Science, Voting, Air Pollution, Drones, Alaska, Dinosaurs, Sci Fi, Westworld, New Mexico, Best of the week, Raptor, Pandemic, Hippos, Best Of Gizmodo, Coronavirus

White House extends social distancing guidelines to April 30

Only a few days after saying that he would like to see the country “opened up and raring to go by Easter” and maybe relax rules for at least some parts of the U.S. sooner than later, President Trump today announced that he is extending the government’s social distancing guidelines through April 30. “Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won. That would be the greatest loss of all,” he said. “Therefore, the next two weeks and during this period it’s very important th...
Tags: TC, White House, US, Tech, President, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Easter, Federal Government, Trump, Fauci, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, Deborah Birx

Technology mediated society

Photo source: Lyncconf Games on Flickr The rapid spread of the Coronavirus and the subsequent social lock-downs by many governments has meant that technology has been thrust to the forefront in many of our daily human activities. Suddenly, out of nowhere, we are being bombarded by emails from self-appointed experts in working from home and distance learning, all offering us their unwanted and unsolicited advice and support. The fact that many of us have been doing these things quite suc...
Tags: Work, School, Technology, Arts, Learning, Education, Church, Religion, Sport, Society, Online, Skype, Facetime, eLearning, Steve Wheeler, Plymouth England

Fauci: US can expect more than 100,000 COVID-19 deaths, millions of cases

On CNN’s State of the Union Sunday, the leading U.S. authority on the COVID-19 pandemic made some grim predictions about the course of the novel coronavirus as it rages through communities within the United States. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the longtime director for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and emerging face of American leadership in the fight against the virus, estimated that the U.S. may see between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths from COVID-19, the deadly disease caused b...
Tags: Health, TC, Mark Zuckerberg, Government, US, Tech, Cnn, United States, Anthony Fauci, Jake Tapper, Fauci, Johns Hopkins University, New York New Orleans, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID

Which US Cities Will Have the Largest Coronavirus Outbreaks in April

Which are the US cities that will have the most serious problems with coronavirus COVID-19 after New York? Newark, New Jersey is included with the New York Metro area. Detroit has 1000 cases with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: New York, Science, Medicine, Future, US, World, Public Health, Cities, United States, Innovation, Disease, Detroit, Predictions, Newark New Jersey, New York Metro, Coronavirus

Apple’s manufacturing is back on track, but will there be demand for iPhones?

People don't want to buy iPhones while they're in isolation
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Business, News, Trends, Coronavirus

This Week in Apps: Apple launches a COVID-19 app, the outbreak’s impact on social and video apps and more

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry saw a record 204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App Annie’s “State of Mobile” annual report. People are now spending 3 hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies h...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Social, Gaming, Apps, Instagram, Cdc, Tech, Smartphones, Monetization, Growth, App Annie, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus

Google Removes Infowars Android App From Online Store Over Coronavirus Misinformation

Google on Friday removed the Android version of the Infowars app from the Google Play online store, after comments made by Infowars founder Alex Jones about the COVID-19 pandemic were deemed false and harmful. Google Play was that last major internet platform that provided an outlet for Infowars, which trades in right-wing conspiracy theories and […]
Tags: Google, Google Play, News, Alex Jones, Infowars, Coronavirus

The coronavirus crisis makes it clear: We’re not ready for an online-first world

Policies must define the role tech giants play in society
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, News, Trends, Coronavirus

India using drones to surveil streets amid COVID-19 lockdown: Reports

India seems to have taken a leaf out of China’s book in combating the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic — using drones to keep an eye on people to make sure that they adhere to the 3-week long nationwide lockdown. Some authorities, such as the Delhi Police and Srinagar Police were reportedly using drones even […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, China, India, Drones, Srinagar, Delhi Police, Coronavirus

Google Boots InfoWars App Off Play Store Over Bogus Coronavirus Claims

Google has finally kicked the Infowars app from its Play Store, the company confirmed to multiple outlets Friday. The tech giant’s app store was one of the last major bastions for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as his show (and all the extremist views and tainted supplements it touts) has been booted from nearly…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play Store, Facebook, Twitter, Science, Microsoft, Alex Jones, Infowars, Playstore, Take That Infowars, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

A new FDA-authorized COVID-19 test doesn’t need a lab and can produce results in just 5 minutes

There’s a new COVID-19 test from healthcare technology maker Abbott that looks to be the fastest yet in terms of producing results, and that can do so on the spot right at point-of-care, without requiring a round trip to a lab. This test for the novel coronavirus causing the current global pandemic has received emergency clearance for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and will begin production next week, with output of 50,000 per day possible starting next week. The new Abbott ID ...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, Tech, United States, Healthcare, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Biotech, Viruses, Infection, Abbott, Veterinary Medicine, U S Food and Drug Administration, Coronavirus

ANALYSIS: Tag-team chief executives Newsom and Garcetti face fiercest common foe yet: coronavirus

With a backdrop of a massive Navy hospital ship behind them, the leader of the nation’s most populous state and his counterpart at the nation’s second-largest city faced cameras on Friday, March 27. The common goal: “Bend the curve” for COVIC-19. Defeat it. As Gov. Gavin Newsom met with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday in Los Angeles, they came together in the midst of an unprecedented crisis. It is not, however, the first crisis the two have faced. In Newsom’s relatively short tenure as gover...
Tags: Apple, Google, Politics, New York, News, Navy, California, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Fox News, Getty, Disneyland

YouTube to Viewers: #StayHome #WithMe During the Coronavirus Crisis

YouTube introduced its #WithMe initiative in 2010 as a way to encourage people to do things together, and Friday, it incorporated #WithMe into its #StayHome effort to stress the importance of adhering to social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic. The Google-owned video site said, "From Cook With Me to Clean With Me, Jam With...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Social Pro Daily, Coronavirus

John Borthwick & Matt Hartman of betaworks discuss coronavirus adaptation strategies

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of hopping on Zoom with betaworks’ John Borthwick and Matt Hartman to discuss the tech world’s adaptation to this new locked-down world, the future of new media and answer questions from the audience. We discussed whether new media companies can raise capital right now, and touched on emerging trends around audio, voice, AR, live events, travel-related companies and many other topics. It was a delight, and I’m excited to do more of these in the future. For those ...
Tags: Work, Startups, TC, Tech, Fundraising, BetaWorks, John Borthwick, Matt Hartman, Verified Experts, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Charter Gives Spectrum Technicians Entering Homes During Pandemic $25 Gift Cards

Charter Communications, the operator of Spectrum, has been one of the companies refusing to allow staff to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, ignoring guidelines from federal, state, and local authorities while citing its “indispensable” status as an infrastructure provider. Spectrum technicians have also …Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Spectrum, Charter Communications, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2

Rocket startup Skyrora shifts production to hand sanitizer and face masks for coronavirus response

One of the newer companies attempting to join the rarified group of private space launch startups actually flying payloads to orbit has redirected its entire UK-based manufacturing capacity towards COVID-19 response. Skyrora, which is based in Edinburgh, Scotland, is answering the call of the UK government and the NHS to manufacturers to do what they can to provide much-needed healthcare equipment for frontline responders amid the coronavirus crisis. Skyrorary says that the entirety of its UK...
Tags: Health, Startups, TC, Space, UK, Scotland, Tech, Chemistry, NHS, United Kingdom, World Health Organization, Rocket, Edinburgh, Hygiene, Aerospace, Ethanol

Attract, engage and retain employees in the new remote-work era

Irene DeNigris Contributor Share on Twitter Irene DeNigris, chief people officer of iCIMS, has a passion for cultivating a highly engaged, high-performance culture. When looking for answers, where do people first turn? For many, it’s Google. During the first half of March, we saw Google searches for “work from home” reach a 12-month high, garnering at least 50% more search interest than the anticipated peak, which usually occu...
Tags: Google, Work, Startups, Column, Employment, Tech, Remote Work, Recruitment, Hiring, Video Conferencing, Human Resource Management, Telecommuting, Extra Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Irene DeNigris

Google Commits $800 Million, Mostly in Ad Credits, to Coronavirus Relief Efforts

Google and parent Alphabet are pitching in to help small businesses, health organizations and governments dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The internet company has earmarked more than $800 million for coronavirus relief, about three-fourths of which ($610 million) is in the form of Google Ad credits to small and midsize businesses and governmental orgs, Alphabet […]
Tags: Google, News, Alphabet, Coronavirus

The FDA just okayed multiple 15-minute blood tests to screen for coronavirus, but there are caveats

On Thursday, the FDA amended their emergency policy around diagnostic testing for SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Following on a change made March 16, the agency opened the door for a number of specific private entities and labs to develop and distribute tests that can provide results on the spot in as little as 15 minutes – but there are some pretty big caveats to keep in mind as you hear about more of these coming to market. The tests, which are ‘serological,’ meaning t...
Tags: Health, TC, Science, Medicine, China, Singapore, Tech, Taiwan, United States, Fda, Viruses, Infection, China Taiwan, EUA, Fox Rothschild, Coronavirus

Apple Made a Pretty Solid Covid-19 Screening Tool

There’s no shortage of tech companies willing to help fight the current Covid-19 pandemic. Intel recently set aside $6 million for relief efforts. Google is committing $50 million to relief efforts. Telecoms are waiving data overage and late fees. Among them are companies like Apple that have developed Covid-19…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Intel, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Beating The Drum To Pay Attention

Bird lays off about 30% of workforce amid COVID-19 pandemic

Bird is the latest startup hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Bird laid off about 30% of its employees amid the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus, TechCrunch has learned. “The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis has forced our leadership team and the board of directors to make many extremely difficult and painful decisions relating to some of your teammates,” Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden wrote to staffers in a memo, obtained by TechCrunch, today. “As you know, we’ve had to pause many markets ...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Travis Vanderzanden, Layoffs, China, Tech, Bird, Lime, San Francisco Bay Area, VanderZanden, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Silicon Valley Meanwhile Lime

Daily Crunch: Clearstep’s chatbot offers in-depth COVID-19 screening

We look at an in-depth screener app for COVID-19, U.S. stocks take another tumble and Apple extends its free trial for Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 27, 2020. Stay safe and socially distanced this weekend! 1. Clearstep’s COVID-19 chat-based screener goes in-depth to preserve healthcare resources There are a growing number of symptom checker and screening tools that you can use at home if you suspect you might have contracted the new coronavirus that is causing t...
Tags: Apple, Health, Mobile, Apps, Spacex, Virginia, Los Angeles, Tech, National Notary Association, StarLink, Florida Nevada Texas, Social Bluebook, Daily Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID

Apple and the CDC's COVID19 self-diagnosis app

Apple and the CDC have released this app to help you self-diagnose in the event you are wondering if you have COVID19. I think most of the world imagines every tickle in their throat as the beginning of the end. COVID19 Screening tool for IOS
Tags: Apple, Post, News, Cdc, Coronavirus, Covid19

Now might be the perfect time to rethink your fundraising approach

Russ Heddleston Contributor Share on Twitter Russ is the co-founder and CEO of DocSend. He was previously a product manager at Facebook, where he arrived via the acquisition of his startup, and has held roles at Dropbox, Greystripe, and Trulia. Follow him here: @rheddleston and @docsend More posts by this contributor What to expect when pitching European VCs First mover advantage: Does it matter...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Column, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Tech, Fundraising, Venture Capital, Private Equity, Silicon Valley, Trulia, Russ, Russ Heddleston, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Google Commits Over $800 Million to the Fight Against the Coronavirus

Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai detailed a commitment of more than $800 million to support small and midsized businesses, health organizations, governments and health workers on the front lines during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Pichai said in a blog post Friday that $250 million in ad grants will go to the World Health Organization...
Tags: Google, Advertising, Sundar Pichai, Pichai, Social Pro Daily, Coronavirus

Google scraps its April Fools’ jokes in wake of coronavirus

Now is not the time for pranks, the company said in an internal memo
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Social Media, April Fool's Day, April Fools pranks, Google April Fools' day prank, Coronavirus, April Fools jokes

Apple Releases Free COVID-19 Screening Tool in Partnership With White House, CDC

Wondering if you need to get tested for COVID-19 — and what to do next if you have symptoms of infection? Apple now has an app for that. The company Friday released a free screening tool and set of resources to help people stay informed and take the steps to protect their health during the […]
Tags: Apple, News, Coronavirus, COVID-19, White House CDC

Apple’s new coronavirus screening app and website is now available

The tool asks questions and indicates whether you should get tested
Tags: Apple, Health, Apps, News, Trends, Coronavirus, COVID-19 screening

Apple launches coronavirus screening app and website

The tool asks questions and indicates whether you should get tested
Tags: Apple, Health, Apps, News, Trends, Coronavirus, COVID-19 screening

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