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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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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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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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

Post lockdown, smart cameras could help enforce mask use and social distancing

By the end of the year, existing devices could become pandemic monitors
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Moderna says early coronavirus vaccine results are promising

Data on just 8 people shows some developed antibodies
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Teachers take lessons from boring to blockbuster with wild Zoom backgrounds

Online learning has proved challenging for students and schools
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Your next Apple Store visit will be unlike any you have made before

The stores are starting to reopen after closing due to the coronavirus
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EVO 2020 online tournament removes Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from lineup

It will feature a special tournament for Marvel vs. Capcom 2
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The FDA has shut down a Bill Gates-backed coronavirus testing program

The test requires an emergency use authorization, according to the agency
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Fitbit is looking to make ventilators for COVID-19 patients

Fitbit's ventilator will fall between an emergency and a premium-grade one
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Twitter is struggling to keep viral ‘Plandemic’ conspiracy video off its platform

Hundreds of Plandemic links continue to slip past Twitter's policies
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YouTube has a lot more misleading coronavirus videos than we thought

About 1 in 4 videos in a new study contained misinformation
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Amazon’s custom-made face shields available to the public at less than cost

Medical-grade protective equipment will first be donated to health care workers
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Contact-tracing apps may seem like the coronavirus solution. They’re not

The apps are limited in their abilities and riddled with loopholes
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Razer to use vending machines to distribute millions of free face masks

A mask can be obtained by scanning a smartphone's QR code on the vending machine
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For thirsty campers, GoSun’s water purifier purges germs with power of the sun

The GoSun Flow gives you clean water for cleaning your hands.
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Why is the CDC still using fax machines in its coronavirus response?

Public health officials are struggling to track down potential patients
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Your Fitbit may be able to detect a key coronavirus symptom

A software update could let the wearables spot one big warning sign
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The FBI accuses China of trying to steal U.S. coronavirus vaccine research

Research institutions should step up security, the agencies warned
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Watch these virtual concert livestreams during your social distancing

There's no shortage of impressive daily musical lineups
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Bill Gates is funding an at-home coronavirus testing program

SCAN is a disease surveillance program designed to track the pandemic's spread
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Digital Trends Live: Musk risks arrest, Hamilton on Disney+, PlayStation Studios

On this DT Live, we break down the top tech stories, including Twitter’s new misinformation labels and more.
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Twitter is letting some employees work from home forever

Even after the coronavirus is gone, working remote is here to stay
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Bill Gates: ‘I wish I had done more’ to warn about coronavirus

'I feel terrible,' the billionaire and Microsoft co-founder said
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NYC’s Mount Sinai Hospital using Google Nest to monitor coronavirus patients

The high-tech solution is keeping nurses -- and patients -- safe
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World Health Organization to launch coronavirus symptom-checking app

It'll be available to governments without resources for their own app
USC indicated it would conduct lectures and seminars online rather than in classrooms

Tesla confirms it is suing Alameda County over factory reopening dispute

It will reopen its Fremont factory despite shelter-in-place order
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California county says Tesla’s plant isn’t cleared to reopen

Electric carmaker still pushing ahead with plans to resume work today
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