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After Math: Can’t stop, won’t stop talking coronavirus coverage

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS It’s the new sensation that’s sweeping the nation: the coronavirus! Maybe you’ve heard of it. This week’s headlines sure have. Apple makes its pro video and audio editing software free to use for 90 days With folks expected to stay safe inside for the foreseeable future, a number of companies are …

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Lab-in-a-box test can detect COVID-19 in 5 minutes

Sponsored Links Abbott The FDA has scrambled to allow numerous COVID-19 tests in a bid to control the pandemic, but one of the latest may represent a big step forward in technology fighting the disease. Abbott has received emergency use authorization for a variant of its toaster-sized ID NOW lab-in-a-box that can provide positive results …

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Games Done Quick will host a charity stream for COVID-19 relief

Sponsored Links Team Cherry If you want to help people directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic while watching some of the best speedrunners in the world show off their craft, you’re in luck. The good folks over at Games Done Quick (GDQ) announced today they plan to host a COVID-19 charity stream next month. Dubbed …

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New York hospitals will trial using antibodies to treat coronavirus cases

Enlarge / The machine at right can separate out blood plasma and simultaneously return red blood cells to the donor. Mikhail Tereshchenko/Getty Images Back in our exhaustive review of potential treatments for SARS-CoV-2 infections, we mentioned one option that was relatively quick, easy, and required no further approval for use: transfer of blood plasma from …

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European mobile carriers will share location data to track COVID-19 spread

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti More governments are relying on phone location tracking in a bid to track and contain the spread of COVID-19. Eight European carriers, including Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile), Orange and Vodafone, have agreed to share phone location data with the European Commission to help measure the coronavirus’ reach. That immediately raises privacy …

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ER docs don smart rings to better predict COVID-19 infections

Sponsored Links Engadget/Daniel Cooper Some 2,000 emergency medical workers in San Francisco are tracking their temperature and other vitals with Oura’s smart rings in an attempt to limit the spread of COVID-19, SF Chronicle reports. Oura and researchers from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) hope to use that data to develop an algorithm …

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Best Buy, GameStop limit stores to curbside pickup

Sponsored Links Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Two of the better-known tech retailers in the US have temporarily dropped in-store shopping in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of March 22nd, Best Buy and GameStop have limited shoppers to delivery and curbside pickup. At Best Buy, you’ll get “enhanced curbside service” where you can not only pick …

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Apple’s Siri helps Americans wondering if they have COVID-19

Sponsored Links Wachiwit via Getty Images It’s not just Alphabet’s Verily offering a COVID-19 screening tool. Apple has quietly updated Siri in the US to provide a questionnaire (using US Public Health Service and CDC data) when they ask if they have the coronavirus. The voice assistant will ask if you’re exhibiting symptoms like a …

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Apple donates millions of masks to healthcare pros in the US and Europe

Sponsored Links AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Hospitals in numerous countries are struggling to provide basic supplies to healthcare workers, and tech companies are pitching in to address the shortfall. Tim Cook has revealed that Apple is donating “millions” of masks to healthcare professionals in Europe and the US. While he didn’t elaborate on just how many …

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Even uncontacted tribes in Brazil may face coronavirus risk

Enlarge / Members of an uncontacted tribe in Acre, northwestern Brazil, 2009. Ethnos360, an “aviation missionary” organization based in Arizona, has recently announced the use of a new helicopter to provide supplies and transport to its operations in remote western Brazil. The organization, which aims to reach “the last tribe regardless of where that tribe …

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