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Delaware company refurbishing ventilators as COVID-19 cases rise

42 minutes 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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Is Big Tech the New Empire? - Maria Ressa and Christopher Wylie

3 days ago   |   Al Jazeera

The Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower and Filipino journalist discuss Facebook, fake news, and information warfare.
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Macy's to furlough 130,000 workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

Macy's to furlough 130,000 workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

Following numerous closures of offices and stores this year, Macy's announced Monday it will furlough 130,000 people. Read more ...

Dollar General announces discount for medical workers, guardsmen and first...

Dollar General announces discount for medical workers, guardsmen and first responders

Dollar General announced Monday that its stores will provide medical personnel, first responders and activated National Guardsmen with a 10 percent discount on qualifying... 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 ...

Officials confirm new 2021 dates for Olympic Games

Officials confirm new 2021 dates for Olympic Games

Last week, the IOC and Japanese organizers postponed the Olympics until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more ...

Coronavirus in NY: State sees spike of 250 deaths, with 66,000 now infected

Coronavirus in NY: State sees spike of 250 deaths, with 66,000 now infected

The coronavirus' toll on New York soared to frightening new heights on Monday, including a spike of more than 250 deaths, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. Read more ...

Indiana recruiting medical students, retired doctors to help during COVID-19...

Indiana recruiting medical students, retired doctors to help during COVID-19 surge

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order Monday making sweeping healthcare-related changes in preparation for an expected surge in coronavirus cases. Read more ...

Florida officials seek arrest for megachurch pastor that held Sunday service...

Florida officials seek arrest for megachurch pastor that held Sunday service in front of packed crowd

A live stream of Sunday's three-and-a-half-hour church service showed scores of congregants. Read more ...

CONFIRMED: New summer 2021 dates set for postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics

CONFIRMED: New summer 2021 dates set for postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympics

New summer 2021 dates have been confirmed for the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The opening ceremony will take place on July 23 and the closing ceremony on August 8 next... Read more ...