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Facebook removes video of Brazilian president endorsing unproven antiviral drug

6 hours ago   |   NBC News

It is rare for Facebook to take down a post from a head of state, but the coronavirus pandemic has led tech companies to move aggressively to filter out unfounded medical advice.
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Delaware company refurbishing ventilators as COVID-19 cases rise

7 hours ago   |   ABC

Tech Leaders at Bloom Energy areworking tirelessly to refurbish thousands of life saving ventilators as Coronavirus cases spike.
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Chicago-based tech company, Otus, launches free access to virtual K-12 classes during COVID-19 crisis

1 day ago   |   ABC

The adjustment from in-person to online coursework can be hard for some students and parents.
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Streaming freebies to take advantage of while you're stuck at home

Streaming freebies to take advantage of while you're stuck at home

2 days ago   |   WGN TV

Streaming subscriptions feeling a little stale? Here are some free ways to spruce them up! Many streaming services are offering free ways to watch or extended free trials to...
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How are you using technology to stay in touch during COVID-19 crisis?

2 days ago   |   Times Union

How are you staying connected with your loved ones? Reporter Chris Bragg is writing about creative ways people are staying in touch. Please fill out the form below to share...
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Apple releases COVID-19 screening app and website in partnership with CDC

3 days ago   |   WGN TV   |   4 articles

Apple on Friday released a website and an iOS app that allows users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms, marking another response to the pandemic by a major tech...
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Can Big Tech “Solve” a Pandemic? Should It?

3 days ago   |   Slate

History teaches us a lot about private sector mobilizations during “wartime” and crisis.
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‘It feels like we're in ‘Little House on the Prairie'': NYC parents try to fill the time with their kids during coronavirus lockdown

3 days ago   |   NY Daily News

New York City's marooned parents and children have gotten a crash course in Cabin Fever 101 since public and private schools shut down. Families across the five boroughs have...
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How American Elections Got So Vulnerable-and What We All Can Do Now

3 days ago   |   Time

America's democracy is at risk from more than Russian Twitter trolls. Our voting systems, the information technology that undergirds our elections, are dangerously outdated and...
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Billionaire tech founder Elon Musk donating hundreds of ventilators to New York for coronavirus surge

3 days ago   |   NY Daily News

Tesla founder Elon Musk is giving NYC and the state much-needed ventilators after speaking with Mayor de Blasio Thursday night. “He's donating hundreds of ventilators to New...
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First US service member dies from coronavirus

First US service member dies from coronavirus

An Army National Guardsman from New Jersey passed away on Saturday, according to a statement from the Department of Defense. Read more ...

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

NCAA to give spring sport athletes extra year of eligibility

The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday to give college athletes who compete in spring sports a way to get back the season they lost. Read more ...

Macy's to furlough 130,000 workers amid coronavirus outbreak

Macy's to furlough 130,000 workers amid coronavirus outbreak

Macy's will furlough 130,000 people in a three-year plan to stabilize profitability as coronavirus affects stores. Read more ...

Dollar General offers discount for medical workers, guardsmen, first...

Dollar General offers discount for medical workers, guardsmen, first responders fighting coronavirus

Dollar General will provide medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen with a 10% discount on qualifying purchases. Read more ...

Corona heist? Van Gogh painting stolen overnight from Dutch museum

Corona heist? Van Gogh painting stolen overnight from Dutch museum

A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh has been stolen from a museum in the Netherlands closed due to Covid-19. The piece was on temporary loan, with officials of both... Read more ...

Chicago chef starts effort to help laid-off food workers

Chicago chef starts effort to help laid-off food workers

Celebrity chef Rick Bayless launches an effort to help restaurant workers who have been laid off during the coronavirus outbreak. Read more ...

'I Love Rock and Roll' co-writer Alan Merrill dies of coronavirus complications

'I Love Rock and Roll' co-writer Alan Merrill dies of coronavirus complications

Alan Merrill - who co-wrote the song “I Love Rock and Roll" that became a signature hit for fellow rocker Joan Jett - died Sunday in New York of complications from the coronavirus. Read more ...

NCAA grants additional year of eligibility to spring sport athletes

NCAA grants additional year of eligibility to spring sport athletes

The NCAA has granted an extra year of eligibility to all spring sport athletes. That eligibility does not apply to any winter sport athletes. Read more ...

NYC to team up with feds, state to rent hotels, turn them into temporary...

NYC to team up with feds, state to rent hotels, turn them into temporary hospitals

The city will be teaming up with the state and the feds to rent Big Apple hotels and convert them into temporary hospitals to help ease burden on other facilities dealing with... Read more ...

Officials confirm new 2021 dates for Olympic Games

Officials confirm new 2021 dates for Olympic Games

The Tokyo Olympics will open next year in the same time slot scheduled for this year's games. Read more ...