Lab-in-a-box test can detect COVID-19 in 5 minutes

Sunday, 29/March/2020 - at 9:22 AM

The FDA has scrambled to allow numerous COVID-19 tests in a bid to control the pandemic, but one of the latest may represent a big step forward in technology fighting the disease. Abbott has received emergency use authorization for a variant of its toaster-sized ID NOW lab-in-a-box that can provide positive results in…

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Satellite internet startup OneWeb declares bankruptcy to look for a buyer

Sunday, 29/March/2020 - at 8:01 AM

OneWeb’s dreams of satellite internet access have hit a major setback. The startup has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after attempts to get crucial financing fell through. The company said it was “close” to getting support, but the COVID-19 pandemic produced a “financial impact and market turbulence” that cut the deal short. Chapter…

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US officials use mobile ad location data to study how COVID-19 spreads

Sunday, 29/March/2020 - at 6:39 AM

The use of phone location tracking to keep tabs on COVID-19 is becoming increasingly common, and the US appears to be no exception. Wall Street Journal sources say federal (via the CDC), state and local governments have been receiving location data from mobile ads to help plan their pandemic response. The anonymized info…

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Google rolls out Drive shortcuts ahead of folder structure changes

Sunday, 29/March/2020 - at 5:20 AM

{$inline_image} Google has started giving everyone access to Drive shortcuts, a few months after it first revealed its beta version. The feature was designed to make it easier to organize files and to point people to specific ones across various folders. You can, for instance, create a shortcut for a certain file saved in…

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