The coronavirus pandemic has had a severe impact on the world. With each passing day we are seeing efforts being made by governments, organisations and individuals in the fight against the pandemic. Google has announced a slew of measures in its capacity and what it is doing in the fight against coronavirus. In a blog posted by CEO Sundar Pichai, Google outlined all — including a commitment of $800 million — it is doing. Pichai wrote, “As the coronavirus outbreak continues to worsen around the world, it’s taking a devastating toll on lives and communities. To help address some of these challenges, today we’re announcing a new $800+ million commitment to support small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), health organizations and governments, and health workers on the frontline of this global pandemic.” Google is giving $250 million in ad grants to help the World Health Organization (WHO) and more than 100 government agencies globally provide … [Read more...] about Read what CEO Sundar Pichai has to say on Google’s response to coronavirus
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Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soapy water. Avoid touching your face, eyes, mouth and nose.Now more stringent protective measures are required -- and the early response by governments and industry has been telling. The US has announced closures across the nation, affecting bars, theme parks and schools. In addition, many industries have been shaken by the spread of the coronavirus, and huge sporting bodies like the NBA, NHL and MLB have suspended or postponed seasons to stop unnecessary public gatherings. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic: How social distancing can help flatten the curve
As cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) ballooned last month, people in Europe and North America scrambled to get their hands on surgical masks to protect themselves. Health officials jumped in to discourage them, worried about the limited supply of masks for health care personnel. “Seriously people-STOP BUYING MASKS!” began a 29 February tweet from U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams. The World Health Organization and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have both said that only people with COVID-19 symptoms and those caring for them should wear masks. … [Read more...] about Would everyone wearing face masks help us slow the pandemic?
But experts refuted these claims. Michele Barry, director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford University, told The New York Times that there was simply no data to back them up. Garret FitzGerald from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, told the Times, “It’s all anecdote, and fake news off the anecdotes. That’s the world we are living in.” … [Read more...] about A viral text warns taking Advil could make COVID-19 symptoms worse, but experts say it’s unfounded
Memoji avatars come to Messages, stickers Apple's Messages apps will now get support for Memoji profiles, which puts a thumbnail of your Memoji (an emoji of your face) in the Messages app. New controls let you go in-depth with customization, makeup -- even adding braces to your teeth. You also get a sticker pack across your iOS 13 devices. … [Read more...] about iPad trackpad support is just the start of iOS 13.4’s great features