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Apple and Google partner on coronavirus contact tracing effort

Apple and Google are partnering to build a Bluetooth-enabled technology that could allow widespread contact tracing as a way to contain the novel coronavirus and help countries find a path back to normalcy.The joint effort announced on Friday is meant to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of COVID-19 -- which as of Friday afternoon has infected more...

As coronavirus crisis continues, is 3D printing having its moment?

The coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on the country’s medical supply chain leading the tech world to step up and provide quick solutions through 3D printing.Scores of companies, volunteer organizations and tech-focused collectives have been nimbly designing schematics for anyone to print up items like ventilator parts and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) like masks. These designs could prove...

10 tech spring cleaning tips for the quarantine era

For tens of millions of us, quarantine has meant staying at home, indoors, often with nothing to do. Well, maybe not “nothing.” Tap or click here for the 10 best sites for watching free movies.These weeks of isolation coincide with spring. During World War II, fresh foods and produce were rationed throughout the U.S....

Google builds faster, streamlined unemployment application for New York to handle flood of jobless claims

Google has built an application portal to help the hard-hit state of New York deal with the massive influx of unemployment filings as the coronavirus shutdown cripples its economy.“Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the New York State Department of Labor’s unemployment insurance filing system has faced an unprecedented increase in volume -- with peak weeks seeing...

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