Last month, the world’s two biggest tech companies--Apple and Google--partnered to fight the spread of coronavirus disease. Now, both companies have announced the launch of Exposure Notifications API. This tool can help authorities of different countries create Exposure Notification apps What’s important to note is that “Exposure Notifications” technology is not a substitute for traditional contact tracing and the new tool simply minimises privacy concerns. “Both companies are firmly grounded in the fact that it’s another tool at the disposal of public health authorities PHAs — not a silver bullet,” said Apple and Google in a joint statement. What exactly are Exposure Notifications So, if not contact tracing then what are these Exposure notifications? Apple and Google explains them as alerts that people can receive on their phones notifying them if they are exposed to someone who has tested positive for or is highly likely to have … [Read more...] about Apple and Google launch tool to track COVID-19 exposure without GPS data
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College Girls, meanwhile, is a teen show from The Mindy Project's Mindy Kaling. Rap Sh*t is about a Miami-based female rap group trying to get famous. Search Party, a great-but-overlooked TNT adult mystery drama, is moving to HBO Max for its third and fourth seasons. Post-apocalyptic drama Station Eleven is based on the book of the same name. Made For Love is an adaptation of Alissa Nutting's novel, starring Cristin Milioti. Generation is a Lena Dunham-produced show about modern sexuality in a conservative environment. A new version of teen drama Gossip Girl is in the works, with Kristen Bell returning as the titular character in voice only and Selena Gomez is fronting a cooking show, so far called Untitled Cooking Project. … [Read more...] about HBO Max: release date, price, movies, the Justice League Snyder Cut and more
Enter the Comsoon Sports Wristband, 360° Rotatable Forearm Armband Phone Holder. This wristband meant for sports attaches to my arm and secures my iPhone 11 Pro Max to me as if I were wearing an oversized Apple Watch. No, I’m not using it to irresponsibly text people and watch YouTube videos while riding a bike – it’s helpful for figuring out where to go via the Maps app and opening up the Citibike app to pinpoint an open dock where I can return the bike. Pre-lockdown, I wouldn’t have considered this an essential, but now I’m using my ‘iPhone watch’ everywhere I go and patting myself on the back – with two free hands. - Matt Swider … [Read more...] about Weird tech we’ve bought during lockdown – and how it might help you
Before clinical trials can begin: Once a laboratory has researched and developed a potential vaccine, which includes testing it in animal models and working out manufacturing and quality control processes, it can apply to the FDA to start clinical trials. Phase 1 clinical trials: The vaccine is tested for safety and effectiveness in a small number (dozens) of closely monitored subjects. Phase 2 clinical trials: Various dosages of the vaccine are tested on hundreds of human subjects. Phase 3 clinical trials: Thousands of subjects are enrolled to measure the overall effectiveness of the vaccine. If a vaccine passes all three phases: The lab must then apply to the FDA for a license to produce and distribute the vaccine. That application is reviewed by both FDA and non-FDA scientists. If approved: The lab begins producing the vaccine while the FDA closely monitors production. Phase 4: Although at this point the vaccine may be released to the market, many … [Read more...] about Coronavirus vaccine progress: Moderna’s hope and doubt. Here’s what we know so far
And as for a release date? According to Prosser, the company had been planning to unveil its Apple Glass tech at the iPhone 12 event in September, but the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and its repercussions on the tech industry mean it may be pushed back into 2021. … [Read more...] about Could Apple Glass AR specs come in a ‘Steve Jobs’ edition?