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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Facebook removes Trump post over coronavirus misinformation

In a TV interview included in the post, Trump falsely said children are 'almost immune'
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Virginia coronavirus contract-tracing app uses Apple and Google software

The app is free to download on iPhone and Android devices
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Interpol warns of ‘alarming’ rate of cyberattacks during pandemic

Cybercriminals are adapting their tactics to target more home-based workers
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Google Maps reminds you to wear a mask in new update

The new banner says: Wear a Mask. Save Lives
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Google employees to work from home until July 2021

Return date is pushed back again as COVID-19 continues to spread in the U.S.
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The best videoconferencing apps

Mobile videoconferencing apps help companies benefit in many ways, and keep employees safe from coronavirus.

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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These uncertified KN95 masks are in stock and only cost $1.95

Superior to 3-ply disposable masks, Dallas-based Honest PPE Supply has KN95-Everyday Use face masks for only $1.95 each
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Bill Gates: U.S. coronavirus response is ‘one of the worst’ in the world

He also says the CDC was being 'muzzled to a dramatic degree'
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How to watch today’s White House coronavirus briefing live

President Trump's briefing will start at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET.
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Gaming is more popular than ever due to coronavirus

More people are playing games than ever before because they're stuck inside
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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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New coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response in early testing

Preliminary results appear promising, but more testing is needed
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No, coronavirus can’t be spread by mosquitoes

Scientists say we have one less thing to worry about
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Lyft sells PPE supplies to its drivers — and some are furious they’re not free

'It’s such an unreasonable and overall ridiculous level of cynicism,' one driver said

Destiny 2’s Beyond Light expansion delayed till November due to coronavirus

Pandemic pushes back release of the games's biggest expansion yet by 2 months
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Sanitize on a whole new level with these over-the-top germ -fighting gadgets

Paranoid about germs? You won't ever have to worry with these smart home gadgets, even if they are a bit wacky.
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Trump’s CDC data policy won’t hurt your favorite coronavirus tracker

The White House told hospitals to bypass the CDC when reporting COVID-19 data
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Dozens of mayors want a green pandemic recovery

Could the current crisis lead to the 15-minute cities of the future?
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What Comes Next: Five ways TV will be different post-quarantine

TV shows will have to adapt when productions start filming new episodes again
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Apple asks retail staff to work remotely as pandemic rumbles on

It is concerned about 'significant' wait times for some of its customers

What Comes Next: How tech can help schools safely reopen

If your school is reopening in the fall, the school year will test how schools can open and operate safely.
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Coronavirus hasn’t peaked, but data shows our interest in it definitely has

Interest in many COVID-19 related terms has fallen as much as 93% since March
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Can air purifiers with MERV-13 filter protect you from the coronavirus?

Some might be able to catch the virus, but most won't destroy it
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Online learning can’t replace classrooms. Microsoft Teams wants to change that

It's all about making meetings more natural and listening to the feedback of scientists and educators.
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Contact-tracing apps have been a disaster, but could they still save us?

Despite the hype, most of the apps have been an embarrassment
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Samsung’s new UV smartphone sterilizer doubles as a wireless charger

The accessory is now up for sale in several regions including Germany
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Dazzling drone display targets coronavirus in South Korea

The display thanked people for helping to tackle the pandemic
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Samsung is making billions in profit during pandemic. Here’s how

Demand for its devices has fallen recently, but it's been strong in one key area
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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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What Comes Next: How tech is helping offices and workplaces reopen

A look ahead to see what businesses will need to do as we move forward into the next phase of reopening.
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What Comes Next: How tech helps restaurants and stores open safely

On this episode, we look into how restaurants and stores will use technology to reopen during the pandemic.
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Twitter says it will add an edit button … if everyone wears a face mask

So, no, don't expect the sought-after button to land anytime soon

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 IFA, Europe’s biggest technology show

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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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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