Coronavirus: How COVID-19 is changing the way we live

The novel coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19, quickly spread throughout the world and has changed our daily lives and the way we interact. As cities shut down and people engage in social distancing, our tech has become essential to connect with others at a time of isolation. The impact will be long-lasting: Several nations have begun work on a vaccine, but it will take months before one can be distributed widely. Here’s the latest news about how the coronavirus is transforming the way we live.

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We could soon be coughing into our phones to see if we have COVID-19

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an algorithm that can tell if you have COVID simply by analyzing the sound of your cough.
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How about privately renting an AMC theater for just $99?

With the pandemic battering the movie industry, theater giant AMC is trying to claw back lost revenue by opening some of its cinemas for private rental.
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Space station astronaut dons mask in prep for return to Earth

After six months on the ISS, a NASA astronaut has masked up in readiness for his return trip to a planet that is still very much grappling with the pandemic.
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Home Depot has canceled Black Friday

Home improvement chain Home Depot announced Wednesday it was doing away with Black Friday deals this year.
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The best videoconferencing apps for 2020

Want to improve productivity, boost employee morale, or just check in on a loved one? Here are the best videoconferencing apps available for PCs and mobile.

Apple creates a face mask for its employees

The face mask was designed by the same teams that work on the iPhone and iPad designs.
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Where to buy masks online and get them delivered within days

Here's where to buy masks online, and retailers that have an approved N95 alternative in stock.
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FDA authorizes use of blood plasma to treat COVID-19 patients

President Trump described the FDA's decision as "a truly historic announcement"
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Your wearables can soon help contact trace coronavirus outbreaks

The move could make it easier to track the virus' spread
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