N95 mask shortage: Why donations won’t help every health care worker
For health care workers, the N95 mask is an invaluable line of defense against the novel coronavirus. These highly protective respirators can keep doctors and nurses from getting infected by their patients, but the world is quickly running out of them. While global production is ramping up, the shortage... Read more
Apple reportedly doubles donations to China’s coronavirus recovery
Apple is apparently increasing its investment in China’s coronavirus recovery effort. Angela Lang/CNET For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website. Weeks after Apple reportedly reopened its mainland China retail stores, the company is seemingly more than doubling its investment in the... Read more
Today’s Cartoon: Holy Paywall | WIRED
Wednesday, April 1, 2020. By Ellis Rosen, with Did you know that WIRED is providing free access to stories about the coronavirus pandemic? Sign up for our Coronavirus Update newsletter for the latest updates, and subscribe to support our journalism. Tuesday, March 31, 2020. By Shannon Wheeler, with... Read more
Cordio and Rambam Hospital will trial AI that detects coronavirus cases from speech samples
Cordio Medical today announced that it will begin a clinical trial at Haifa’s Rambam Hospital on an app-based AI system that analyzes speech to diagnose and remotely monitor COVID-19 patients. Assuming it passes scientific muster, the tech could be used to help treat self-quarantined patients who are likely to... Read more
A coronavirus recession means fewer jobs and more robots
The novel coronavirus pandemic is certainly not good for the labor market. Recent weeks have seen unemployment claims surge to record levels as businesses and entire industries shutter in order to stop the spread of the Covid-19. As a result, the economy has plummeted, with the Dow Jones Industrial... Read more
Zoom’s privacy problems are growing as platform explodes in popularity
Enlarge / Zoom’s San Jose, Calif., headquarters looks like a lovely place to be socially distanced from. We have several more weeks, if not several more months, to go in this sudden era of Everything from Home. Work from home, school from home, funerals from home, church from home,... Read more
Rick and Morty season 4 gets a new trailer and a return date
Knowing Rick and Morty’s return date: bliss. Adult Swim The first half of Rick and Morty season 4 finished up last December. Months later, we finally know when the second batch of five episodes will arrive: May 3, 2020. Adult Swim included the announcement in its April Fool’s day... Read more