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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Amazon reportedly pushes back Prime Day again

The date of the annual online sale has already been delayed twice before
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As Apple closes more stores, here’s what to do if your device breaks

It is reclosing some of its stores in response to rising coronavirus cases
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‘No mask, no ride’: Uber extends face-covering requirement indefinitely

The ridesharing company says masks will help protect people from the coronavirus
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How to watch and stream Fourth of July fireworks this year

Red, white, and blue about missing fireworks this Fourth? You don't have to be
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Without evidence, Musk blames ‘false positives’ for surge in coronavirus cases

Tesla CEO, who downplayed fears of the disease, provided no sources for claims
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Samsung says it’s skipping Europe’s biggest technology show this year

Uncertainty over the pandemic means Samsung will hold a digital event instead
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Lyft’s driverless cars are back on the streets of California

The company suspended testing earlier this year in response to the pandemic
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What Comes Next: How tech helps transit and travel open safely

Airports will be even more of a challenge than they were before coronavirus hit
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Microsoft’s decision to shutter its retail stores is a mistake

Taking a cue from Apple, Microsoft had the concept of modern retail experience almost perfect. So why give up?
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Space agencies’ online dashboard shows lockdown effects on Earth

The effects have been so dramatic that they can be seen from space
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Apple’s iPhone 12 is still on track to launch in September

Coronavirus can't stop supply-chain wiz Tim Cook from delivering a fall iPhone
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How will love scenes work in post-pandemic Hollywood? A lot like they do in porn

Hollywood has new pandemic protocols. But for porn, it's business as usual
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A state of unrest: How working from home is screwing up sleep, and how to fix it

It's not just you. Sleep is a struggle for millions of people during coronavirus
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These KN95 masks are now in stock for less than $2

If you've been hunting around for PPE, HonestPPE has KN95 masks available right now for less than $2 apiece.
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Flushing the toilet may spread coronavirus germs, study finds

Toilet plumes could contain germs that remain even after you leave the bathroom
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These affordable face masks are antibacterial and washable for lasting protection

These masks are adjustable in size, reusable up to 50 times, and maintains an antibacterial rate of 99%.
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Amazon’s machine-learning device keeps an eye on social distancing

The Distance Assistant uses A.I. to help employees maintain safe separation
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A new mask you can buy promises more protection than the N95

This mask doesn't just filter virus and bacteria particles, it goes further and inactivates them in minutes.
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How and when to report your missing stimulus check payment

What you can do if you haven't received your stimulus check
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California startup’s drone software tracks social distancing from the air

It could help during COVID-19 outbreak, though some will have privacy concerns
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Apple staff to return to a different kind of office starting June 15

The pandemic has prompted changes in work practices at its Silicon Valley base
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Where to buy masks online and get them delivered within days

N95 masks are about impossible to come by. Here's where to find protective KN95 masks online for affordable prices and shipped immediately.
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Can an air conditioner make you more prone to coronavirus?

Air conditioners can spread droplets farther than a cough or sneeze.
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How Fujifilm instant cameras are helping patients and nurses to connect

They're enabling medical staff on coronavirus wards to show patients their comforting smiles
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Amazon warehouse workers sue company over coronavirus dangers

The suit claims Amazon's safety practices put more than just themselves at risk
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Public transit is on the brink of death. This is how we save it

The pandemic has decimated ridership, but new poll data suggests there's a fix
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Last chance to sign up for free CME-eligible online course with Coursera

Learn more about what COVID-19 is all about with this free online course. Be quick though. The offer ends soon.
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Masks are now mandatory in Virginia — here’s where to buy them for less than $1

If you need some cheap face masks but cannot find them locally, Honest PPE has them for less than $1 apiece.
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These uncertified KN95 masks are in stock and only cost $2.20

Superior to 3-ply disposable masks, Dallas-based Honest PPE Supply has KN95-Everyday Use face masks for only $2.20 each
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These KN95 masks are in stock and cost just $3

Give away those surgical masks: This Texas-based retailer has the more protective KN95 for a reasonable price.
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Formula E driver caught using a pro gamer in virtual race

Many sports have switched to virtual contests due to the coronavirus pandemic
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After coronavirus, what happens to Hollywood and movies?

Our relationship to movies is changing, and so is the way we experience them
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Video games sales soar to new April record amid coronavirus lockdowns

The remake of Final Fantasy VII tops the bestsellers list
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Hydroxychloroquine linked to higher risk of death in coronavirus patients

The results raise serious doubts about the safety of the drug
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Brands giving back: These retailers and brands are supporting relief efforts

These retailers are supporting the battle against the virus by donating products or a portion of the sales.
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The pandemic might have killed the office forever. Is that a good thing?

Facebook is the latest big tech company looking to a remote future
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Facebook workers will return to a very different kind of office

The firm is expected to bring in a lot of changes after the coronavirus crisis
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Zuckerberg reveals true scale of battle against misinformation

The social network has seen a lot of suspect content about the coronavirus
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IFA 2020 aims to be the first post-coronavirus tech trade show

Major alterations to format will allow it to go forward safely, organizers say
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Can chloroquine cure coronavirus? Here’s what science says

President Trump revealed he's been taking the drug recently
France Toughens Coronavirus Lockdown As Death Toll Rises