Tag: Technology

New York City clinics set to begin ‘self-swab’ coronavirus tests

New York City-run health clinics will soon take a new tack on coronavirus testing, using a procedure that lets people collect samples themselves at a health care worker’s…

German start-up in global demand with anti-coronavirus escalators

Tanja Nickel and Katharina Obladen were still in high school when they patented an idea to disinfect escalator handrails using UV light. A decade later, their small German…

Life after ventilators can be hell for coronavirus survivors

Her fever hit 105 degrees. In her delirium, Diana Aguilar was sure the strangers hovering over her, in their masks and gowns, were angels before they morphed into…

Kia begins production of face shields

Many countries all over the world found themselves to be rather unprepared when the coronavirus hit, and they lacked the vast amounts of personal protective equipment (PPE) needed…

Google blocks 18m coronavirus scam emails every day

Google says that scammers are sending 18 million hoax emails about Covid-19 to Gmail users every day. The pandemic has led to an explosion of phishing attacks in…

Aarogya Sethu App-A Weapon against the Coronavirus?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on Tuesday morning urged the countrymen to download the ‘Aarogya Setu App’. This app is designed to help…

Apple launches site to show how coronavirus lockdowns affect movement

Apple Inc on Tuesday said it would release data that could help inform public health authorities on whether people are driving less during lockdown orders to slow the…

Apple and Google team up to ‘contact trace’ the coronavirus

In one of the most far-ranging attempts to halt the spread of the coronavirus, Apple and Google said they were building software into smartphones that would tell people…

Google Doodle to honor Heroes & Helpers during Coronovirus over next two Weeks

Google released a simple and moving ad thanking healthcare workers around the world for combating COVID-19. The company is now continuing that praise by saying thank you to…

Germany launches smartwatch app to monitor coronavirus spread

Germany’s public health authority launched a smartwatch app on Tuesday in partnership with healthtech startup Thryve to help monitor the spread of COVID-19 and analyse whether measures to…