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Friday, April 10, 2020
Coronavirus updates: More record unemployment claims in the US

Coronavirus updates: More record unemployment claims in the US

Medical workers prepare to test people for the coronavirus in Hayward, California. James Martin/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. The coronavirus pandemic has upended life across the globe. Health care systems are scrambling to control the virus, and governments are instituting strict social distancing measures to flatten the…
Survey: Drop in pollution gets Brits interested in electric vehicles

Survey: Drop in pollution gets Brits interested in electric vehicles

Credit: Photo by Polina Raevskaya - Edited With lockdown and quarantine policies enforced around the world, people aren’t driving or traveling as much. It’s had an undeniably positive effect on air quality in cities, which is demonstrating the power of switching to greener forms of transport. For some, it appears to have provided the evidence…
Coronavirus app could trace your contacts without sacrificing your privacy

Coronavirus app could trace your contacts without sacrificing your privacy

James Martin/CNET Some of the biggest names in encryption are developing a smartphone app they hope will tamp down the coronavirus pandemic without trampling on privacy.Private Automated Contact Tracing, or PACT, is designed to let people figure out if they've been near others who've caught COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus. If…
Coronavirus updates: ‘This will be a painful week’

Coronavirus updates: ‘This will be a painful week’

Medical workers prepare to test people for the coronavirus in Hayward, California. James Martin/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. The coronavirus pandemic has upended life across the globe. Health care systems are scrambling to control the virus, and governments are instituting strict social distancing measures to flatten the…
Feds will pay GM $489 million to make 30,000 ventilators by August

Feds will pay GM $489 million to make 30,000 ventilators by...

The Trump administration will pay General Motors $489 million to manufacture 30,000 ventilators, the Department of Health and Human Services announced on Wednesday. GM, of course, is a car company, not a supplier of medical equipment. Rather than designing a ventilator from scratch, GM will be using a design borrowed from Ventec Life Systems. GM…
How to make group video calls without logins or downloads

How to make group video calls without logins or downloads

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Video calling is more important now than it’s ever been. To avoid getting sick, more and more of us are working from home, and we’re avoiding in-person tete-a-tetes with friends…
Amazon extends return windows so you don’t have to go outside during the lockdown

Amazon extends return windows so you don’t have to go outside...

With people in many parts of the world required to stay home due to coronavirus, shopping online is the most sensible way to get your hands on many purchases. Problem is, if you have to return a defective product, you might not want to go outside to your local courier — or perhaps you just…
Coronavirus patients are losing their sense of smell. Here’s what that’s like

Coronavirus patients are losing their sense of smell. Here’s what that’s...

On a warm New York City summer morning a few years back, Jacob LaMendola, then in his late 20s, smelled chocolate for the first time. It was, as far as he can tell, the first time he'd smelled anything. Ever.  "I cried because I knew what it was," he says. "It was chocolate." LaMendola has anosmia,…
Coronavirus tips: 14 ways to help keep yourself safe when you leave the house

Coronavirus tips: 14 ways to help keep yourself safe when you...

Social distancing is important in the grocery store, but so is how you shop. Sarah Tew/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Leaving the house to run errands and get fresh air are essential tasks that help keep you healthy and sane, but it also sets…
Coronavirus glossary: Every COVID-19 related term you need to know

Coronavirus glossary: Every COVID-19 related term you need to know

Coronavirus has given us new words to live by. Angela Lang/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. The coronavirus pandemic is putting words in the mouths of billions of people worldwide. Ventilator, BiPap, face coverings, homemade masks, PPE. These words are quickly becoming part of our…

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