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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Karma (June 18): hosted by YouTuber Michelle Khare, Karma test the mental and physical stamina of kids aged 12-15 by taking them completely off-grid and setting them challenges.Adventure Time: Distant Lands (June 25): these four breakout specials of the hit animation start with the adventures of the adorable little robot, BMO.Doom Patrol season 2 (June 25): DC's motley group of heroes return now that they're shrunk in size and stranded on Cliff's toy race track.Esme & Roy (June 25): this animated series from the makers of Sesame Street sees colourful monsters overcoming obstacles as a team.Search Party season 3 (June 25): a comedy thriller about over-privileged young people in search of a missing friend, and bad things ensue.Close Enough (June 9): surreal animated comedy that follows families navigating their thirties, and the many commitments that entails.Expecting Amy (June 9): three-part documentary on comic Amy Schumer. Includes her difficult pregnancy and her work on a … [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
Vaccines: How long it usually takes to make them A vaccine is a medical treatment that protects you against a disease like the coronavirus or smallpox. For a deeper dive into how vaccines work, check out this in-depth coronavirus treatment explainer by CNET's Science Editor Jackson Ryan. The short and sweet of it is that a vaccine tricks your body into thinking it's already had the disease, so your body's natural defense -- the immune system -- builds antibodies against it. Then, if you were to become infected, your body would call upon the antibodies to fight the virus before you feel sick. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus vaccine progress: Moderna’s hope and doubt. Here’s what we know so far
Expect an Apple Watch 6 this yearWhen will the iPhone 12 land?Our full iPhone SE reviewProsser does say Apple may follow a similar strategy to the Apple Watch Edition, which was a high-end version of its smartwatch made with different materials. This is just a different cosmetic look for the glasses though, and there are likely to be a variety of other styles from the company as well. … [Read more...] about Could Apple Glass AR specs come in a ‘Steve Jobs’ edition?