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Mar 30, 2020

Facebook Could Help Journalism by Making News Easier to Find
The social media giant gave $100 million to help local news during the pandemic, but still makes you hunt for trusted sources.

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Mar 30, 2020

Should I Stop Ordering Packages? Is It Ok to Get Takeout? Your Covid-19 Questions, Answered
Plus: What it means to 'flatten the curve,' and everything else you need to know about the coronavirus.

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Mar 30, 2020

An Online Library Is Venturing Into Uncharted Legal Waters
With public libraries closed, the Internet Archive announced an initiative to offer 1.4 million books for free online—reopening a heated copyright debate.

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Mar 30, 2020

A Wearable for Opioid Patients Gets Retooled for Covid-19
It alerts staff when a patient's condition changes, allowing people to be sent home and monitored remotely. Two hospital systems will begin testing it this week.

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Mar 30, 2020

It's Time to Face Facts, America: Masks Work
Official advice has been confusing but the science isn't hard to grok. Everyone should cover up.

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Mar 30, 2020

This Is Not the Apocalypse You Were Looking For
Pop culture has been inundated with catastrophe porn for decades. None of it has prepared us for our new reality.

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Mar 30, 2020

OK, This *Watchmen* Hand-Washing PSA Is Pretty Good
If Regina King can't get you to wash your hands, who can?

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Mar 30, 2020

Best Kids Tablets (2020): iPad Mini, Fire Tablets, and More
In this moment of need, let there be no judgments passed about screen time. Here are the tablets you should get your kids, and why.

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Mar 30, 2020

Charge a Car Battery in 5 Minutes? That's the Plan
Several companies have built lithium-ion batteries that can fully charge in a matter of minutes. Their next goal: getting these into electric vehicles.

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Mar 30, 2020

The Covid-19 Pandemic Aggravates Disputes Around Gig Work
Workers want more compensation and better protection against illness from companies that don't consider them employees.

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Mar 30, 2020

The Mathematics of Predicting the Course of the Coronavirus
Epidemiologists are using complex models to help policymakers get ahead of the Covid-19 pandemic. But the leap from equations to decisions is a long one.

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Mar 30, 2020

Today's Cartoon: Roomba Commute
Zoom from room to room on a vacuum.

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Mar 30, 2020

Today's Cartoon: Watercooler Talk
The watercooler comes to you.

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Mar 30, 2020

Public Transit Cuts Hurt 'Essential' Workers Who Need It Most
Bus and train systems are trimming schedules amid plummeting ridership and mounting losses. But riders are being forced to choose between health and financial security.

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Mar 29, 2020

Collective Cabin Fever Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup
Now that folks are sheltering in place, they're spending a lot more time online—talking about being sheltered in place.

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Mar 29, 2020

A Hospital Train, DIY Face Shields, and More Car News This Week
The French repurpose a high-speed TGV to ferry coronavirus patients,  while engineers and automakers step up to help those on the medical front line.

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Mar 29, 2020

A Rest Stop Where Flying Cars Can Recharge
Beta Technologies' prototype helipad and base station for electric air taxis could also help route emergency supplies in a crisis.

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Mar 29, 2020

Where Did Plants Come From? This Ancient Algae Offers Clues
A tiny seaweed fossil from a billion years ago may help scientists understand how the first plants came ashore and evolved for life on land.

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Mar 29, 2020

This Is the ‘Cozy Catastrophe' Americans Have Always Wanted
No commitments\! No commutes\! No cares\! Admit it: The coronavirus apocalypse is actually kind of fun for you.

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Mar 29, 2020

14 Apps and Tools to Stave Off Cabin Fever
Millions of people are staying inside for the indefinite future. Here are a few apps to help you socialize, exercise, and meditate from your own home.

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Mar 29, 2020

How Decades of Offshoring Led to a Mask Shortage in a Pandemic
US companies have shifted production overseas, especially to China. We got cheaper products. But now we can't make vital health care supplies.

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Mar 28, 2020

‘Star Trek: Picard,' Fancy Sheets, and the Meaning of Home
In the show's first season, the aging explorer, played by Patrick Stewart, returns to the final frontier on a journey of remembrance.

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Mar 28, 2020

Business as Usual Is On Hold—Even at the EPA
The Trump administration is adding environmental protection regulations to the list of temporary cancelations due to the pandemic.

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Mar 28, 2020

Reddit's Wedding Planners Pivot to Covid-19 Crisis Comms
For "wedditors," a usually sunny subreddit has become a hotbed of anxiety as the pandemic derails dream days.

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Mar 28, 2020

Space Photos of the Week: Rovers Taking Selfies—for Science
Instead of likes, these snapshots provide teams with vital information about how spacecraft are faring on interplanetary surfaces.

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Mar 28, 2020

Chinese Hacking Surges Amid Coronavirus Crisis
Plus: A Windows zero day, an iOS watering hole, and more of the week's top security news.

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Mar 28, 2020

BMW's i4 Electric Concept Comes With a Hans Zimmer Score
To fill the aural vacuum left by the disappearance of the engine, BMW brought in a ringer.

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Mar 28, 2020

Actually, the Spartans Weren't All That Great
It's quite possible folks haven't been as skeptical of the myth of Sparta as they should be.

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Mar 28, 2020

AI Can Help Find Scientists Find a Covid-19 Vaccine
Artificial intelligence has already played a vital role in the outbreak since day 1—a reminder for the first time in a while that it can be a tool for good.

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Mar 28, 2020

AI Can Help Scientists Find a Covid-19 Vaccine
Artificial intelligence has already played a vital role in the outbreak since day 1—a reminder for the first time in a while that it can be a tool for good.

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Mar 28, 2020

Upright Go 2 Review: A Posture Trainer That Works
Maybe a tiny vibrating device can remind you to sit up straight once and for all.

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Mar 28, 2020

The Pandemic Has Led to a Huge, Global Drop in Air Pollution
Reductions in traffic and industry have lowered nitrogen dioxide levels—offering an accidental glimpse into what a low-carbon future might look like.

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Mar 28, 2020

Open Source Fonts Are Love Letters to the Design Community
Typefaces that be freely used and modified give others a chance to hone their craft—and share valuable feedback.

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Mar 28, 2020

The Best Weekend Deals: Headphones, Games, Laptops, and More
Still stuck inside? So are we. Here are a few things that might make your self-isolation a little easier to bear.

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Mar 28, 2020

A Rush Back to 'Normal' Would Be the Blunder of the Century
Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers warns that trying to restart the US economy too soon would put countless lives in danger and risk far more economic damage.

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Mar 28, 2020

'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Is the Game We All Need Right Now
Need to take a break from the real world? Nintendo has you covered.

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Mar 28, 2020

The Science of This Pandemic Is Moving at Dangerous Speeds
Much of the research that emerges in the coming weeks will be turn out to be unreliable, even wrong. We'll be OK if we remember that.

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Mar 27, 2020

An ER Doctor Describes What It's Like to Treat Covid-19
The novel coronavirus is hitting emergency rooms in the US—hard. Cedric Dark, a physician at the Baylor College of Medicine, recounts the struggle.

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Mar 27, 2020

Birth, Death, Weddings: An Oral History of Covid-19 Disruptions
The pandemic is wreaking havoc on milestones and celebrations across the nation.

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Mar 27, 2020

SpaceX Competitor OneWeb Is Reportedly Bankrupt
The company planned to put 650 internet satellites into orbit. But it only managed to launch 74 before its coffers ran dry, according to a report out today.

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Mar 27, 2020

How to Disinfect Everything: Coronavirus Home Cleaning Tips
These are our in-depth best practices for keeping yourself (and just about everything else) clean and virus-free.

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Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus Tips and Supplies Guide: What to Buy (and Avoid) in Case of Quarantine
Don't: hoard toilet paper and medical masks. Do: make sure you have plenty of food, water, and indoor activities.

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Mar 27, 2020

First Denial, Then Fear: Covid-19 Patients in Their Own Words
People infected with the coronavirus try to cope as the crisis accelerates. The professionals taking care of them are quickly becoming overwhelmed.

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Mar 27, 2020

What Amazon Workers Are Facing as Coronavirus Spreads in the US
Amazon has emerged as an essential service during the coronavirus pandemic. Warehouse and delivery workers say they're risking their health to provide it.

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Mar 27, 2020

The Race to Keep Health Care Workers Protected from Covid-19
As doctors and nurses address the pandemic, they are facing an unprecedented global crisis, a lack of resources, and a fight to save their own lives.

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Mar 27, 2020

Google Bans Infowars Android App Over Coronavirus Claims
Apple kicked Alex Jones out of the App Store in 2018. The Google Play Store has finally followed suit.

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Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories Are a Public Health Hazard
It's time to debunk the worst—and most dangerous—Covid-19 misinformation.

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Mar 27, 2020

Silicon Valley Is Saving Us—for Now
But let's not get too attached to nifty tools that help us cope with isolation.

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Mar 27, 2020

Elizabeth Warren's Campaign Is Making Its Software Open Source
The team developed its own software to coordinate volunteers and synthesize voter data. Now, it's posting the code to GitHub.

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Mar 27, 2020

'Insecure' Is Getting a Mobile Game Made by a Woman-Run Studio
With 'Insecure: The Come Up Game,' Glow Up Games hopes to reflect an audience underserved by the videogame industry. And yes, there will be rapping.

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Mar 27, 2020

During a Pandemic, the Big Event Is No Events
Plus: Revisiting the birth of Alphabet's Loon, a defense of colorful language, and a faulty warning in Hawaii.

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Mar 27, 2020

Polaroid Now Review: Good, Old-School Fun
This instant camera offers modern features like autofocus and a better flash in a classic, colorful package.

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Mar 27, 2020

Why Stress-Baking and Cleaning Make You Less Anxious
You're not the only one who finds \#quarantinebaking so soothing. Turns out, it has a lot to do with the neuroscience of mindful meditation.

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Mar 27, 2020

When Coronavirus Misinformation Goes Viral
This week on Gadget Lab, we discuss how misinformation about the pandemic is being handled by the government, the media, and social platforms.

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Mar 27, 2020

The Threat of Coronavirus Disrupts the Disrupters
Accelerators like Y-Combinator have had online programs, but the pandemic might force even its elite core program to go entirely remote for the first time.

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Mar 27, 2020

The Best Romance for Our Socially Distant Time Is Now on Hulu
Internet-beloved Portrait of a Lady on Fire is coming to the streaming service months before it was slated for a digital release.

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Mar 27, 2020

Apple MacBook Air (2020) Review: The Upgrade You've Been Waiting For
The new 13-inch Apple laptop doesn't reinvent the form, but at least you can type on it properly.

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Mar 27, 2020

A Twitch Streamer Is Exposing Coronavirus Scams Live
Kitboga has built a following by trolling telemarketers. Covid-19 opportunists have given him a whole new crop of targets.

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Mar 27, 2020

China Goes Back to Work as the Coronavirus Rages On Elsewhere
Big companies are recalling workers, with safety precautions. Malls and restaurants are reopening to crowds.

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Mar 27, 2020

Nonprofits and Companies That Are Helping to Fight the Pandemic
Donate, if you can. Everyone is trying to get by, but these nonprofits, retailers, and companies are directly helping make a difference against the novel coronavirus.

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Mar 27, 2020

This Week's Cartoons: Screens, Robot Pets, and Getting Offline
Kids ask the darndest things.

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Mar 26, 2020

An Elite Spy Group Used 5 Zero-Days to Hack North Koreans
South Korea is a prime suspect for exploiting the secret software vulnerabilities in a sophisticated espionage campaign.

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Mar 26, 2020

France's Virus Train Moves Patients to Less Hard-Hit Areas
The national railroad system converted a TGV high-speed train to move 20 Covid-19 patients from Strasbourg to calmer hospitals in the Loire Valley.

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Mar 26, 2020

Childish Gambino's '3.15.20' Is Apt for This Isolated Moment
The new album from Donald Glover's alter ego wants listeners to fill their long, lonely minutes with imagination.

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Mar 26, 2020

A South Korean Covid-19 Czar Has Some Advice for Trump
"We need global cooperation," says Min Pok-kee, who heads the response in the city of Daegu. "Top government leaders don't seem to get that yet."

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Mar 26, 2020

Joining the Stay-at-Home Bread Boom? Science Has Some Advice
Wheat breeder Stephen Jones knows a lot about baking. His first tip? Don't strive for an Instagram-ready loaf. Also, sourdough starters are easy.

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Mar 26, 2020

How to Get Your Data-Cap Fees Waived During the Pandemic
Verizon and AT&T will drop mobile data overage charges for customers experiencing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus.

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Mar 26, 2020

Record Jobless Claims Are Overwhelming States' Aging Tech
Laid-off workers struggle to file claims for unemployment benefits; economists say the situation will likely get worse.

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Mar 26, 2020

That 8-Star System in *Star Trek: Picard*  Really Could Exist
You'd need just the right arrangement, and the orbital motions would be insane, but the physics just might work\!

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Mar 26, 2020

5 Best Compact Cameras (2020): Cheap, Rugged, 10x Zoom, and More
Your phone's portrait mode is no match for a real point-and-shoot camera's portrait lens. These are the best pocket cameras we've tested.

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Mar 26, 2020

The Top Reason Not to Ditch an iPhone for Android? WhatsApp
It should be simple to transfer your chat history from iOS to Android, but it's really not.

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Mar 26, 2020

The Heady, Intricate Beauty of Watching Whiskey Evaporate
When American whiskey evaporates, it leaves behind webs, or fingerprints of sorts, that could help sleuths identify counterfeit swill.

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Mar 26, 2020

How to See the World's Reflection From a Bag of Chips
Computer scientists reconstructed the image of a whole room using the reflection from a snack package. It's useful for AR/VR research—and possibly spying.

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Mar 26, 2020

New Rules Could Finally Clear the Way for Self-Driving Cars
For the first time, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is weighing in on autonomous vehicles with no driver behind the wheel—or no wheel at all.

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Mar 26, 2020

News Rules Could Finally Clear the Way for Self-Driving Cars
For the first time, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is weighing in on autonomous vehicles with no driver behind the wheel—or no wheel at all.

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Mar 26, 2020

Google Nest Hub Max Review: A Good Companion
I lived for four months with this snappy Google Assistant-powered smart display and found it useful for everything from cooking instructions to home security.

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Mar 26, 2020

The Ibuprofen Debate Reveals the Danger of Covid-19 Rumors
An online furor over whether it's safe to use the fever reducer reveals how people are sharing incomplete—and sometimes bad—information.

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Mar 26, 2020

Today's Cartoon: Functional Pets
Man's best bot friend.

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Mar 26, 2020

What World War II Can Teach Us About Fighting the Coronavirus
Some manufacturers are racing to make ventilators, respirators, and face shields. But the situation is nothing like it was in the 1940s.

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Mar 26, 2020

Engineers Made a DIY Face Shield. Now, It's Helping Doctors
After a hospital put out a call for protective gear, three friends developed a product in a few days. Their design is now being manufactured by Ford.

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Mar 26, 2020

How to Stay in Touch With Friends and Family When You're Stuck at Home
It's dangerous to go alone! Take these apps and services to stay in touch and feel less isolated while you follow shelter-in-place or stay-at-home orders.

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Mar 26, 2020

*Wonder Woman 1984* Is Being Delayed
Yes, it's because of coronavirus, which has also now infected the science advisor on *Contagion.*

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Mar 25, 2020

The Analogy Between Covid-19 and Climate Change Is Eerily Precise
First deny the problem, then say the solution is too expensive? The playbook here is all too familiar.

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Mar 25, 2020

Researchers Push For Mass Blood Tests as a Covid-19 Strategy
While it might seem wasteful to test the seemingly-healthy, tracking antibodies could show how widely the virus has spread—and who may now be immune.

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Mar 25, 2020

The Magic of Teaching Science Labs Isn't Lost Online
The serendipity of experiments is difficult to recreate on screens. But virtual labs can make science more accessible to students everywhere.

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Mar 25, 2020

The Covid-19 Pandemic Is a Crisis That Robots Were Built For
Robots can help doctors distance from patients, and help those in isolation cope. But getting the machines into hospitals is fraught with difficulties.

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Mar 25, 2020

What Coronavirus Isolation Could Do to Your Mind (and Body)
Social distancing can lead to adverse psychological and physiological effects. But there are things you can do to maintain your overall health.

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Mar 25, 2020

The Postal Service's Surprising Role in Surviving Doomsday
The little-known Postal Plan, which dates back to the Clinton era, charges mail carriers with delivering critical supplies—like vaccines—as a last resort.

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Mar 25, 2020

9 Best Android Phones (Unlocked): Our Top Picks for 2020
Wonder what the absolute best Android phone is right now? We have the answer, ranging from Google, Samsung, LG, and more.

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Mar 25, 2020

11 Great Educational Games for Kids to Play at Home
Worried your kids will rot their brains on movies and TV? Try these "edutaining" games instead for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android phones.

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Mar 25, 2020

The Coronavirus May Actually Reinforce US-China Economic Ties
Talk of shifting supply chains away from China has quieted as illness spreads in the West. Reduced demand meets rebounding supply.

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Mar 25, 2020

Doctors Are Pooling Data to Help Understand Covid-19
They've created registries of people with chronic diseases who also have the new coronavirus, in order to track symptoms and find solutions.

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Mar 25, 2020

Tips for Using Zoom: How to Become a Videoconference Power User
As the pandemic pushes work online, Zoom is the new office. Follow these tips to get the most out of those video meet-ups.

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Mar 25, 2020

Today's Cartoon: Bad News
The phone isn't broken, everything else is.

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Mar 25, 2020

'Half-Life: Alyx' Shows VR's Power, but Might Not Win Converts
Valve's latest epitomizes what virtual reality can do, but no game can make or break the medium.

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Mar 25, 2020

Stay Productive at Home: Taxes, Organizing Photos, Community Outreach
If you're lucky enough to have a job that lets you shelter in place while you work, here are some ways to stay productive in your downtime.

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Mar 24, 2020

YouTube Slashes Video Quality to Save Bandwidth
Meanwhile, Microsoft and Sony plan to throttle game downloads during peak usage hours to help prevent internet congestion during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Mar 24, 2020

Amazon's New 'Essential Items' Policy Is Devastating Sellers
Due to Covid-19, Amazon is only accepting certain supplies at its warehouses. Small businesses are already feeling the pinch.

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Mar 24, 2020

Amazon's New ‘Essential Items' Policy Is Devastating Sellers
Due to Covid-19, Amazon is only accepting certain supplies at its warehouses. Small businesses are already feeling the pinch.

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Mar 24, 2020

The US Army Corps of Engineers Deploys Against Coronavirus
The US is desperate for hospital beds. The USACE can build thousands of them in a matter of days.

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