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14 Tips for Acing Your Next Videoconference Job Interview
Prospective boss wants to video-chat over Zoom? Here's how to make an impression when your F2F is not IRL.
31 minutes ago
WIRED
14 Tips for Acing Your Next Videoconference Job Interview
Covid-19 Symptoms (Coronavirus): What to Do If You Might Have It
Stay calm. Here's our guide to what symptoms you should look out for, and how to respond if you've been exposed.
5 hours ago
WIRED
Covid-19 Symptoms (Coronavirus): What to Do If You Might Have It
A Lot of People Don't Even *Know* They Should Stay Home
A new survey finds that a startling proportion of Americans remain confused or misinformed about the local public-health advice.
5 hours ago
WIRED
A Lot of People Don't Even *Know* They Should Stay Home
Coronavirus Tips and Supplies Guide: What to Buy (and Avoid) to Shelter in Place
Don't: hoard toilet paper and medical masks. Do: make sure you have plenty of food, water, and indoor activities.
5 hours ago
WIRED
Coronavirus Tips and Supplies Guide: What to Buy (and Avoid) to Shelter in Place
Vote by Mail Isn't Perfect. But It's Essential in a Pandemic
Despite Donald Trump's invective, the spread of Covid-19 has made the expansion of absentee voting critical.
7 hours ago
WIRED
Vote by Mail Isn't Perfect. But It's Essential in a Pandemic
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 Covid-19 and virus-free.
9 hours ago
WIRED
How to Disinfect Everything: Coronavirus Home Cleaning Tips
It's "bullshit" that VCs are open for business right now (but that could change in a month)
Earlier today, to get a sense of what's happening in the land of venture capital, the law firm Fenwick & West hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with New York investors Hadley Harris, a founding general partner with Eniac Ventures; Brad Svrluga, a co-founder and general partner of Primary Ventures; ...
6 hours ago
TechCrunch
It's "bullshit" that VCs are open for business right now (but that could change in a month)
After an extended quarantine, the next ISS crew arrives in orbit
Working from home is easy for some and difficult for others, but one place it's downright impossible is the International Space Station . So pandemic or no pandemic, the latest crew had to get themselves up there. They've just had a successful launch and arrival, but only after a protracted quarantine ...
8 hours ago
TechCrunch
After an extended quarantine, the next ISS crew arrives in orbit
Starship Technologies is sending its autonomous robots to more cities as demand for contactless delivery rises
Starship Technologies has launched a robot food delivery service in Tempe, Ariz., as part of the autonomous delivery startup's expansion plans following a $40 million funding round announced last August.
9 hours ago
TechCrunch
Starship Technologies is sending its autonomous robots to more cities as demand for contactless delivery rises
$75M weed giant Caliva ditches Eaze, launches delivery
It's a brutal time for marijuana startups. I'm hearing some are raising at 1/5th of their 2019 valuation amidst rampant competition, tall taxes, and slow legalization. The struggles for marijuana's best-known startup, delivery service Eaze, continue as today it's losing one of its top partners. $75 million-funded ...
9 hours ago
TechCrunch
$75M weed giant Caliva ditches Eaze, launches delivery
Free tool helps manufacturers map where COVID-19 impacts supply chain
Assent Compliance, a company that helps large manufacturers like GE and Rolls Royce manage complex supply chains through an online data exchange, announced a new tool this week that lets any company, whether they're a customer or not, upload bills of materials and see on a map where COVID-19 is having ...
10 hours ago
TechCrunch
Free tool helps manufacturers map where COVID-19 impacts supply chain
Seeqc raises $5M to help make quantum computing commercially viable
Seeqc, a startup that is part of a relatively new class of quantum computing companies that is looking at how to best use classical computing to manage quantum processors, today announced that it has raised $5 million from M Ventures, the strategic corporate venture capital arm of Merck, the German pharmaceutical ...
10 hours ago
TechCrunch
Seeqc raises $5M to help make quantum computing commercially viable
DoorDash will cut commissions by 50 percent for local restaurants through the end of May
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge DoorDash will be reducing commission fees by 50 percent for orders placed on DoorDash and DoorDash-owned Caviar for all of its local restaurant partners, the company announced on Thursday. The commission relief program will begin on Monday, April 13th and ...
6 hours ago
The Verge
DoorDash will cut commissions by 50 percent for local restaurants through the end of May
Facebook is adding a Quiet Mode that silences push notifications on mobile
Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Facebook announced an all-new "Quiet Mode" for its main mobile app on Thursday, which will pause "most" push notifications and remind you that it's turned on when you try to open the software on your phone while the mode is still active. It's not clear ...
8 hours ago
The Verge
Facebook is adding a Quiet Mode that silences push notifications on mobile
Motorola's $1,499 flipping Razr now comes in gold
Motorola Motorola's foldable Razr phone now comes in a blush gold color variant. The gold version features a black-and-gold color scheme, with the bottom back portion of the product featuring the gold coloring. Much like the original "noir black" model, it is still a Verizon-exclusive phone ...
8 hours ago
The Verge
Motorola's $1,499 flipping Razr now comes in gold
Google is rebranding Hangouts Chat as just Google Chat
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Google has officially removed the Hangouts brand from its enterprise G Suite offering with the rebranding of Hangouts Chat as Google Chat, the company confirmed to The Verge on Thursday. The rebranding follows a similar name change, confirmed yesterday, ...
8 hours ago
The Verge
Google is rebranding Hangouts Chat as just Google Chat
A spacecraft is about to swing by Earth to get a gravity assist on its way to Mercury
An artistic rendering of BepiColombo as it swings by Earth. | Image: ESA / ATG medialab On Friday, an interplanetary spacecraft will slingshot around Earth in the super early morning hours. The spacecraft, a joint European and Japanese creation, will use our planet's gravity to brake its speed ...
9 hours ago
The Verge
A spacecraft is about to swing by Earth to get a gravity assist on its way to Mercury
Twitch is expanding Watch Parties beta to all partners, then all US creators after
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitch announced today that it's bringing its beta version of Watch Parties, which allows streamers to broadcast Prime Video content, to all of its partners " and then all American creators. That means every streamer in the US on Twitch will be able to watch ...
9 hours ago
The Verge
Twitch is expanding Watch Parties beta to all partners, then all US creators after
Apple makes some of its originals available for free
In case you've already blown through some of the free content streaming from sources like HBO, Comcast and others, Apple is also cracking open its TV+ library. As long as you have a device with the Apple TV app, there are a few series and movies for...
35 minutes ago
Engadget
Apple makes some of its originals available for free
Motorola's Razr is still $1,500 but now you can get it in 'blush gold'
The Motorola Razr is now available in blush gold, in case the only thing that's keeping you from spending $1,500 on one is the fact that the phone only came in black. While the new option thankfully doesn't make the foldable device even more expensiv...
3 hours ago
Engadget
Motorola's Razr is still $1,500 but now you can get it in 'blush gold'
NASA wants your miniature science payload designs for Moon rovers
NASA says it could send tiny rovers to the Moon one day in addition to its water ice-hunting VIPER robot that's scheduled for launch in 2022. Before the agency can do so, though, it has to develop tiny scientific payloads for its tiny rovers – and it...
5 hours ago
Engadget
NASA wants your miniature science payload designs for Moon rovers
WSJ: Travelex paid ransomware ring $2.3 million
Earlier this year Travelex made news after attackers shut down its computer networks. Now the Wall Street Journal is reporting new details about the incident, including how much the foreign exchange company paid to resolve its problem: $2.3 million i...
6 hours ago
Engadget
WSJ: Travelex paid ransomware ring $2.3 million
Google Meet's premium features are now free through Sept. 30th
Google is extending the amount of time its premium video chat features will be available to schools and other organizations. The company's newly-renamed Google Meet software will now be open to all G Suite customers through Sept. 30th.The company had...
7 hours ago
Engadget
Google Meet's premium features are now free through Sept. 30th
Facebook adds 'quiet mode' to help you manage screen time
Facebook is making it easier to take a break from its app and the notifications that come with it. The company is launching a new "quiet mode" feature in an effort to help users spend less time in the app. With the feature, you can set a schedule for...
8 hours ago
Engadget
Facebook adds 'quiet mode' to help you manage screen time
COBOL, a 60-year-old computer language, is in the COVID-19 spotlight
Some states have found themselves in need of people who know a 60-year old programming language called COBOL to retrofit the antiquated government systems now struggling to process the deluge of unemployment claims brought by the coronavirus crisis. The states of Kansas, New Jersey, and Connecticut ...
6 hours ago
Fast Company
COBOL, a 60-year-old computer language, is in the COVID-19 spotlight
SBA loan programs are in disarray, and businesses hurt by COVID-19 need fast cash, says senator
Almost a month after being ordered to shut down–and almost two weeks after the federal government passed an aid package of unprecedented proportions–many small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic say they still haven't received a dime. And time is running out. The Small Business Administration, ...
13 hours ago
Fast Company
SBA loan programs are in disarray, and businesses hurt by COVID-19 need fast cash, says senator
How to stay healthy during a COVID-19 lockdown, according to 64 cities in China
Want to thrive through the lockdown? Look no farther than China, where two months ago, Australian researchers conveniently evaluated 369 adults in 64 cities four weeks into their confinements. Their study, published in Psychiatry Research, offers a crystal ball for the rest of us. They found three ...
14 hours ago
Fast Company
How to stay healthy during a COVID-19 lockdown, according to 64 cities in China
Cities are turning their buildings blue at 8 p.m. tonight for COVID-19 frontline workers
During the COVID-19 pandemic, as most of us huddle in homes safe from the pathogens swarming our streets, essential workers must put themselves in harm's way to offer life-sustaining support to the masses. To thank these workers, New York has hosted a citywide clap each night at 7 p.m., and now cities ...
15 hours ago
Fast Company
Cities are turning their buildings blue at 8 p.m. tonight for COVID-19 frontline workers
An ETF themed around working from home aims to let investors cash in on COVID-19 lockdowns
With millions of the world's population on lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic, industries that support work-from-home lifestyles are riding unprecedented waves of popularity (e.g. Zoom, Slack), and Wall Street investors are clamoring to cash in on their success. According to a Securities and ...
16 hours ago
Fast Company
An ETF themed around working from home aims to let investors cash in on COVID-19 lockdowns
Bad at phone calls? This simple tool can help
The best way to build business relationships is to communicate in person. But that has become impossible in this era of self-isolation and remote work. So do the next best thing: schedule a phone call, rather than sending an email or text. Calls are far better ways for you to connect on an interpersonal ...
16 hours ago
Fast Company
Bad at phone calls? This simple tool can help
Disney+ surpasses 50 million subscribers in just 5 months
Disney targeted 60 to 90 million by 2024, but that now looks like a low bar.
8 hours ago
Ars Technica
Disney+ surpasses 50 million subscribers in just 5 months
French regulator says Google must pay news sites to send them traffic
Officials rejected Google's plan to stop using snippets in news search results.
8 hours ago
Ars Technica
French regulator says Google must pay news sites to send them traffic
Frontier bungles redaction of network audit that it doesn't want you to see
Blacked-out text is readable, revealing 952,000 potential network problems.
9 hours ago
Ars Technica
Frontier bungles redaction of network audit that it doesn't want you to see
Counterpoint: MIT scientists translate coronavirus protein structure into music
"It tricks our ear in the same way the virus tricks our cells."
12 hours ago
Ars Technica
Counterpoint: MIT scientists translate coronavirus protein structure into music
Trump administration pulls funding for drive-through COVID-19 testing
Loss of testing comes as states expect to see peak hospitalizations in next two weeks.
14 hours ago
Ars Technica
Trump administration pulls funding for drive-through COVID-19 testing
China suffers its second launch failure in less than a month
Indosat's Nusantara Dua fell back into Earth's atmosphere.
15 hours ago
Ars Technica
China suffers its second launch failure in less than a month
Your food delivery app comes at a cost to restaurants
Aquitane Restaurant in Boston on April 3. | Barry Chin/Boston Globe via Getty Images The pandemic has forced restaurants to offer takeout and delivery. That doesn't mean they"ll survive. In March, just a few days before a looming stay-at-home order would take effect in Chicago, restaurateur ...
11 hours ago
Recode
Your food delivery app comes at a cost to restaurants
From symptom trackers to games, these apps will help you get through the pandemic
James Bareham for Recode/Vox How to stay informed and entertained during the Covid-19 crisis. So the coronavirus pandemic has you sitting around your house with very little to do and few places you're allowed to go. It's not the best setup, but it doesn't have to be the worst, ...
14 hours ago
Recode
From symptom trackers to games, these apps will help you get through the pandemic
Bill Gates and the 10 other tech titans with the power to shape how the US fights the coronavirus
Jack Dorsey, Laurene Powell Jobs, and Steve Ballmer are three of the most important philanthropists to watch over the next few weeks. | Getty Images The billionaires" response has been called "lackluster." Here's who can change that. What Silicon Valley billionaires decide to do with their ...
16 hours ago
Recode
Bill Gates and the 10 other tech titans with the power to shape how the US fights the coronavirus
Senators are demanding answers from Amazon about how it treats warehouse workers
An Amazon warehhouse employee on strike over working conditions outside the company's Staten Island, New York, facility. | Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images Pressure is mounting on the company to better protect its workers during the coronavirus pandemic. A group of US senators led by Cory ...
1 day ago
Recode
Senators are demanding answers from Amazon about how it treats warehouse workers
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6 things to know about telehealth
James Bareham for Vox Due to Covid-19, video chats with doctors are becoming mainstream. Here's how it all works. Health care in the United States has never been easy, but with the coronavirus pandemic, a visit to the doctor's office is just plain risky. That's why this crisis ...
1 day ago
Recode
6 things to know about telehealth
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