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Microsoft divests from Israeli facial-recognition startupMicrosoft says it is pulling its investments from a controversial facial-recognition startup that scans faces at Israeli military checkpoints
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Apple Debuts Screening App for COVID-19You can now ask Apple your coronavirus questions. A website and a free app that launched Friday provide general information about the disease and a COVID-19 screening tool that can lead the user to next steps, the Verge reports. It asks about possible contact with infected people, travel and symptoms,...
Newser14 hours ago
Miami Dolphins NFL football player Shaq Lawson is shown during a Zoom news conference in this photo made in Miami Lakes, Fla., Thursday, March 26, 2020. The Miami Dolphins practiced safe distancing when they introduced eight newly acquired players hunkered down around the country, holding a series of news conferences via Zoom. The technology changed the dynamics of the conversation, and players seemed to like it. (AP Photo/Steve Wine)
Who's Zooming? Dolphins newcomers get virtual introductionsThe Miami Dolphins want to keep their newly acquired free agents safe at home
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this July 14, 2019, file photo, native Hawaiian activists gather at the base of Hawaii's Mauna Kea. Opponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope project on Hawaii island have left their camp because of concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the move came after more than eight months of nonviolent protests at the base of the Mauna Kea Access Road. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
Hawaii telescope protesters leave camp due to virus concernsOpponents of the Thirty Meter Telescope project on Hawaii's Big Island have left their camp because of concerns over the spread of the coronavirus
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE - This Oct. 28, 2008 file photo shows prototypes of a satellite developed by China for Venezuela and a launching rocket on display at a satellite center station in El Sombrero, Venezuela. Venezuela’s only telecommunications satellite has veered off its orbit and stopped working, according to a government statement on March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Howard Yanes, File)
Venezuela's only telecoms satellite is lost in spaceVenezuela’s only telecommunications satellite has veered off its orbit and stopped working, creating a logistical headache for the cash-strapped South American nation
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo, the Department of Justice seal is seen in Washington, D.C. An internet firm is ending the automated registration of website names that include words or phrases related to the COVID-19 pandemic, in an attempt to combat coronavirus-related fraud. Los Angeles-based Namecheap Inc. made the pledge after a federal judge in Texas on Sunday, March 22, 2020, ordered the takedown of a website the U.S. Department of Justice accused of stealing credit card information while offering fake coronavirus vaccine kits. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Internet firm restricts virus-themed website registrationsAn internet firm that registers website domain names says it will combat coronavirus-related fraud by ending automated registration of website names that include words or phrases related to the COVID-19 pandemic
The Associated Press1 day ago
Dyson Designed a New Ventilator in Just 10 DaysThe name is most familiar in terms of vacuum cleaners, but Dyson is now going to churn out ventilators, too, reports Forbes . British billionaire James Dyson says the company designed and built a prototype 10 days after receiving an SOS call from Prime Minister Boris Johnson in regard to the...
Newser1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a videoconference with G20 leaders to discuss the coronavirus disease outbreak, at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, March 26, 2020. Leaders of the world's most powerful economies will convene virtually to coordinate a response to the fast-spreading new coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
The G20 video call: In virus era, even summits are virtualThe face-to-face tension among foes was gone
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - This June 1, 2018 file photo shows Julie Bowen at the Inspiration Awards benefiting Step Up in Beverly Hills, Calif. In a world turned upside down by disease, TV viewership is growing. It's a rare bit of good news for an industry that has steadily shrunk, and its executives hope to seize an opportunity by anticipating what a stressed audience wants to see.  Bowen of “Modern Family” and her children binged on the NBC comedy, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
TV viewership climbing with people stuck at home by virusWith millions of people stuck at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, television viewership is on the rise
The Associated Press1 day ago
Watch Out for These Coronavirus LiesQuick: A runny nose means you don't have the coronavirus. True or false? If you said true because of something on Facebook, you were likely duped by the so-called "Uncle with master's degree post"—one of several coronavirus canards circulating online. The BBC traced a version back to Feb. 7...
Newser2 days ago
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