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The Pentagon is moving quickly on a “mass modification” of existing defense contracts to expedite support for COVID-19 response efforts and support economic growth for businesses.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who has been increasingly vocal about America's response to the coronavirus pandemic, laid out three major steps the country must take to bring the virus to heel.
Zoom Video Communications, which is enjoying a boom in use as people flock to its service amid the coronavirus outbreak, is attracting attention over its R&D presence in China.
With the coronavirus pandemic upending everyday life, the Dept. of Health and Human Services has made the extraordinary announcement toallowvideo chat apps such as Apple's FaceTime andZoom for medical consultations.
Pictures of a completely empty London have gone viral as the coronavirus pandemic ravages the globe.
AfterAmazonannounced it fired a worker at its Staten Island, N.Y., warehouse after he helped organize a walkout over itscoronavirus responses, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for an investigation into the Jeff Bezos-led tech giant.
A tech company is monitoring smartphone data and grading American counties on a “Social Distancing Scoreboard” as authorities across the United States urge residents to socially isolate and slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Stratolaunch has announced a new use for the world's largest airplane.
The FBI on Monday warned of a nationwide rise in so-called “Zoom-bombing,” or video hacking, as more people have turned to video-teleconferencing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Facebook and Twitter have deleted social media posts from BrazilianPresident Jair Bolsonaro that they deemed to be spreading misinformation regarding COVID-19.
As Americans turn to technology to get them through coronavirus-induced lockdowns, 93 percent say that any interruption to internet or cell phone service would be a problem in their daily life.
The Pentagon has modified four existing contracts with defense industry partners to acquire and deliver 8,000 ventilators to various hard-hit locations around the country struggling to treat coronavirus patients.
Police in the U.K. have stopped a man playing “Pokémon GO” outdoors amid the country’s coronavirus lockdown.
Amazon has fired a worker at its Staten Island, N.Y. warehouse after he helped organize a walkout over the company's coronavirus responses, alleging he put others at risk.
Amazon is trying to entice its own warehouse workers to pick and pack Whole Foods groceries with higher pay amid increased demand for food, an internal document reveals.
For millions of Americans working from home – and students trying to learn – "janky" internet is causing big problems.
Emerging radar and signal processing technology is enabling Navy surface ships to achieve a ground-breaking measure of radar-detection range and precisionall --all while enabling ship defense systems to track and “take out” multiple threats at one time.
Google is committing over $800 million to support health organizations and workers, small- and medium-sized businesses, and governments, to battle the global coronavirus pandemic.
3D-printing is being used to quickly produce in-demand items to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic, including nasal swabs.
New York State and in particular, New York City, have been the hardest-hit regions in the U.S. as the country grapples with the coronavirus pandemic. But recent data suggests that the area might be starting to see a turn that infections are slowing.
With the coronavirus pandemic ravaging the globe, nearly all live events have understandably been postponed or canceled, as countries attempt to "flatten the curve" and slow the spread of COVID-19.
Suddenly without much preparation, Americans were told to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19. Remote working was no longer an option just for adventurous millennials.
Think back just a month. It may have seemed obsessive-compulsive to wash your hands after every interaction. Now we know it’s one of the best ways you can protect yourself.
Apple on Friday announced a new COVID-19 app and website to help people stay informed and stay healthy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Frightening cellphone 'heat map' shows coronavirus' potential spread as spring break revelers went home
Heat maps that show cellphone location data in the U.S. paint a disturbing picture of the potential spread of coronavirus as the country grapples with lockdown meaures and tries to stem the virus' tide.
The tech giant, which had relied on human moderators and artificial intelligence to remove fake news, is giving its more than 2 billion users around the world tips on what to look for.
The enforcement of mandatory work-from-home policies has openednew doors for hackers, according to experts.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said the e-commerce giant is working directly with the World Health Organization (WHO) in a number of different capacities as the world attempts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
Italian engineers create a new design to help coronavirus patients breathe, using snorkel masks.
As healthcare workers across the country confront a shortage of personal protective equipment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one central New York couple has found a solution: print them.
How would the U.S. Navy stop a massive, coordinated, multi-pronged weapons attack?
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, new data shows how the behavior of Americans has shifted dramatically in some states.
Hackers have been trying to take advantage of the coronavirus crisis, as a new report reveals a 350 percent increase in phishing websites over the last three months.
As the world struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak, experts are harnessing 3-D printing technology in an effort to make in-demand items, such as components for masks and face shields.
Dyson,famous for its high-end vacuum cleaners and other domestic appliances, is applying its expertise to buildventilators for coronavirus patients.
With Amazon under fire for allegedly unsafe conditions in its distribution centers and warehouses in the U.S. and Europe, another worker at the Jeff Bezos-led company has tested positive for coronavirus.
With coronavirus pandemic intensifying, Elon Musk says his companies 'will do anything in our power' for New Yorkers
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to worsen around the globe and the need for ventilators intensifies, Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk said his companies "will do anything in our power"to help New Yorkers.
As nations around the world scramble to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, straining medical resources and overburdening doctors, governments are turning to technology to help fight the pandemic.
Physical social distancing is one way to fight the coronavirus pandemic. But a large group of volunteers is battling the virus in a different way.
Flatten the Curve interactive tool helps decode coronavirus quarantine and travel restrictions worldwide
A tech startup has launched an online resource for travelers, expats and their loved ones to centralize information about how the coronavirus is spreading and what each impacted country is doing to mitigate the pandemic.
In an effort to ensure that sufficient bandwidth is available amid the coronavirus outbreak, YouTube has announced that it is temporarily shifting video quality to standard definition on its platform.
After Tesla CEOElon Musk made good on his promise to deliver ventilators to California to aid with the coronavirus pandemic, New York is now asking the tech titan to pitch in.
They exploded Saddam’s Scud missiles right out of the sky, intercepting what would have been destructive explosions on U.S. forces. They surprised global observers and saved U.S.
Coronavirus lockdowns are putting stress on broadband networks, global 'internet pressure' map reveals
A global "internet pressure" map reveals that the coronavirus pandemic is putting a strain on the internet as tens of millions of people log on while under mandatory work-from-home orders.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said that America missed its chance to avoid mandatory shutdowns because it didn't act fast enough in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic.
British researchers have developed an app to track the spread of coronavirus and figure out who is most at risk as a way to mitigate the disease's spread.
Researchers at Ohio State University have harnessed satellite images and sophisticated artificial intelligence technology to search for unexploded bombs from the Vietnam War.
A paralyzed pup gets a new leash on life.
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made good on his promise to deliver ventilators to aid in the coronavirus pandemic, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday.
Multiple European countries are considering tracking track users’ phone data to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, prompting worries from privacy advocates who say such digital surveillance could curtail civil liberties.
The U.S. Census Beauru on Monday squashed rumors that information collected from the questionnaire will be transmitted to the federal government for them to send a stimulus check providing relief from the coronavirus pandemic, which has left millions of Americans out of a job.
Maneuvering cruise missiles, fast-moving stealthy fighter jets, armed drones, long-range helicopter-fired air-to-ground weapons and hypersonic rounds traveling at 5-times the speed of sound are all modern methods of air-attack able to destroy Army ground war units -- potentially even rendering them inoperable or, even worse, making them vulnerable to complete destruction.
Apple, Facebook donating millions of masks to health care workers at risk during coronavirus pandemic
Silicon Valley giants like Facebook and Apple are pledging to help in the worldwide battle against coronavirus by donating millions of masks so that healthcare workers can remain protected.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a new bot over the weekend that it says can analyzeCOVID-19symptoms and recommend a course of action in an attempt to aid an overwhelmed healthcare system.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wrote an open letter to his employees over the weekend, thanking them for their hard work amid the coronavirus pandemic, while acknowledging the crisis is likely to get worse before it gets better.
California police plan to use drones to enforce a coronavirus lockdown and to monitor the homeless population, according to a report on Friday.
Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products and all things digital.
I can’t stop thinking that I am in the middle of a thriller about a sinister virus that causes a global pandemic. But this is no made-for-Hollywood screenplay.
The Army, Navy and Pentagon fired off a new Hypersonic Glide Body engineered to travel more than five times the speed of sound and destroy enemy targets thousands of miles away in a matter of minutes, a Pentagon report said.
Although Amazon has taken steps to ban countless scam products that claim to cure or treat coronavirus, the retailer is still flooded with third-party sellers using fake reviews and other manipulative methods to sell fake N95 masks to panicked people.
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musksaid his companies areworking on building ventilators for the coronavirus pandemic, but added hethinks "they won't be needed."
The surge in myths, hoaxes and scams surrounding COVID-19 shows no sign of abating.
Thecoronaviruspandemic has increased the risk of cyberattack, the World Economic Forum has warned.
The government in Taiwan--in an effort to suppress the spread of the coronavirus--has employeda so-called "electronic fence"that useslocation tracking on mobile phones to alert authorities if someoneunder quarantine is on the move or turns off their phones.
Hospitals in Thailand have begun using “ninja robots” to ease the burden on medical workers and doctors fighting to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Overwhelming enemy fleets with surveillance and weapons, finding weak spots along an enemy coastline to pinpoint areas for breakthrough attacks and bringing a new networked group of Unmanned Surface Vehicles into hostile areas -- are all anticipated missions for the Navy’s emerging fleet of drone boats.
Telemedicine has gained newfound relevance with the coronavirus outbreak. So what is it?
Researchers have discovered "wonderchicken," a 67-million-year-old fossilized bird they believe is the first "modern bird."
Amid the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe, aworker at an Amazon warehouse in Queens, N.Y.has tested positive for the disease known as COVID-19.
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said his companies would help make ventilators "if there is a shortage" amid the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe.
Bill Gates says coronavirus shutdown could last 6-10 weeks 'if a country does a good job with testing'
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said a potential shutdown of a country could last between 6 and 10 weeks if all goes well, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Facebook is giving every one of its employees a $1,000 bonus to assist them during the ongiong coronavirus pandemic.
Apple announced a bevy of new products on Wednesday, including a cheaper MacBook Air and a new iPad Pro that has the capability of scanning real-world objects.
The United States is in talks with Facebook, Google and other tech companies and public health experts about ways they could use smartphone location data to battle the spreading coronavirus pandemic.
When a precision-guided artillery projectile exploded an enemy target from 64km (39.8 miles) away in the Arizona desert during a recent live-fire exercise, the Army took a new step toward redefining land-attack tactics and paving the way toward a new warfare era in long-range fires.
Ever have a feeling that someone -- next to you on the train or behind you in line at the grocery store -- is snooping on your smartphone screen?
Major Silicon Valley players, including YouTube and Facebook, warned this week that a larger number of videos and posts could be erroneously removed for policy violations, thanks to coronavirus emptying offices accross the country.
Amazon said its Fullfillment by Amazon program will partially suspend shipments through April 5 to allow for the tech giant to prioritize products needed for the coronavirus pandemic shaking the globe.
Facebook said it would launch a $100 million program that comprises grants in an effort to help small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe.
Instagram cracks down on coronavirus-related filters purporting to treat or make light of the disease
Instagram is continuing to crack down on coronavirus misinformation as the pandemic wreaks havoc worldwide.
With the U.S. battling to contain the coronavirus outbreak, a cyberattack hit the Department of Health and Human Services on Saturday, Bloomberg reports.
Alphabet's Verily has finally launched the pilot for its COVID-19 screening website after President Trump announced on Friday that Google was working with the Trump administration on a project to aid in the coronavirus pandemic.
The developer of the wildly popular “Pokemon GO” game has made it easier for gamers to play the game indoors amid the coronavirus outbreak.
As COVID-19 takes the world by storm, employers and institutions are urging their workers to stay home. Social distance has proven to reduce the number of infections.
Internet providers AT&T, Comcast and Verizon are among a slew of companies that have committed to keeping Americans connected even if they can’t pay their bills during the coronavirus outbreak.
Apple has announced the temporary closure of its retail stores outside of China amid the coronavirusoutbreak.
Each week, I receive tons of questions from my listeners about tech concerns, new products and all things digital.
Microsoft's billionaireco-founder, Bill Gates, is stepping down from the company's board of directors to focus more oh his philanthropic initiatives, Gates announced Friday.
Black hat hackers and criminals on the dark web are constantly coming up with ways to steal and distribute your password. Here are some best practices to keep your passwords safer.
Apple announced that it would move its Worldwide Developer Conference to an online format in light of the global coronavirus pandemic.
The Army Research Laboratory is exploring new applications of AI designed to better enable forward operating robot “tanks” to acquire targets, discern and organize war-crucial information, surveil combat zones and even fire weapons when directed by a human.
As medical waiting rooms in some countries overflow amid the coronavirus pandemic, ratcheting up the risk of more people being exposed to the deadly pathogen, two physicians have launched a new app called DocClocker, with the hopes of curtailing such vulnerability.
Criminals never let a serious crisis go to waste.
Air Force and Army scientists are making progress in their effort to bring hypersonic weapons development to a new level of effectiveness by exploring ways to better manage “heat flow” during hypersonic flight.
A team of engineers in Australia has cracked a problem that has stood for more than half a century.
When you buy tech, there always seems to be a big spread. You can pick up a $150 Chromebook or a $2,500 MacBook Pro. You can choose between $60 Cowin noise-canceling headphones or $400 ones from Bose.
In coronavirus’ wake, Apple says iPhone users can use disinfecting wipes and isopropyl alcohol on their devices
As coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, Apple has updated its guidance around cleaning iPhones with disinfectant wipes.