Facebook health survey helps Carnegie Mellon track COVID-19 cases

Facebook health survey helps Carnegie Mellon track COVID-19 cases

Facebook says that it is working with Carnegie Mellon University's Delphi Research Center to help track and forecast the potential spread of the infectious disease COVID-19. The effort comes in the form of a survey that some Facebook users will be given the opportunity to take; it'll ask questions related to symptoms and more, which will be used to generate heat maps based on the data.

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Google Maps update adds filters for finding takeout and delivery food

Google Maps update adds filters for finding takeout and delivery food

Google has pushed out another Maps update that makes things easier for businesses and consumers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. With this update, Google Maps features two new search filters: Delivery and Takeout. Both are related to food, of course, helping users figure out which restaurants in their city are still taking food orders. The feature is live on mobile.

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Disney plans to release a Frozen digital video series made at home

Disney plans to release a Frozen digital video series made at home

Hit animated Disney movie Frozen is returning in the form of a digital video series that was created at home. Disney Animation teased the new series in a tweet on Monday, explaining that it was created by Olaf animator Hyrum Osmond with help from others while quarantined at home. As expected, the voice audio for the new short series was also recorded from home.

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Google Fit updated with step count, WHO COVID-19 info

Google Fit updated with step count, WHO COVID-19 info

The latest update to Google Fit might make your old Android Wear device into a fitness tracker of the future. If you've been away from Google Fit for a year or two, the differences between the old version and what's out now may seem immense. The Google Fit system works with the American Heart Association and the World Health Organization (WHO) to incorporate systems like Move Minutes* and Heart Points. The redesign released this week also emphasizes step count.

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Super Moon April 2020: The biggest one all year

Super Moon April 2020: The biggest one all year

Tuesday night you'll be able to see the most full and large Supermoon of the year 2020. This is called the Super Pink Moon, but it won't actually appear to be pink in color. This one name (of many) includes two separate descriptors, one because it's a Super Moon, another because it's a Pink Moon. This is also the point at which the moon will appear larger than any other one of the Supermoons we see all year long!

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New York taps meditation app Headspace to help the public calm down

New York taps meditation app Headspace to help the public calm down

Many people are feeling various negative emotions related to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic: fear, loneliness, despair, and more. These feelings can be overwhelming, particularly when so many are forced to remain isolated in their homes with few things to distract them. According to meditation company Headspace, New York Governor Cuomo's office recently reached out in hopes of helping the public calm down.

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McLaren 765LT gets a US price tag – and it’s a surprise

McLaren 765LT gets a US price tag – and it’s a surprise

McLaren has priced up its epic 765LT, the latest Longtail in an illustrious series of stretched supercars with an appetite for speed. Only 765 of the cars - based on the McLaren 720S but longer, lighter, and more powerful - will be produced, and each carrying a premium price tag to boot.

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Diets high in fiber may have an important impact on breast cancer risk

Diets high in fiber may have an important impact on breast cancer risk

A number of studies over the years have linked high fiber consumption with lowered risks of developing certain diseases and cancers, the reasons for which may include supporting a healthy microbiome. Whether eating higher amounts of fiber potentially has a beneficial impact on breast cancer risk has remained in contention, but a new analysis of existing research has found a positive link between the two.

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First Inside Xbox of 2020 premieres this week: Here’s what’s in store

First Inside Xbox of 2020 premieres this week: Here’s what’s in store

The first Inside Xbox livestream of 2020 is coming at us this week, and it promises more details on some of Microsoft's big first-party titles of the year. The whole presentation should last for around 40 minutes, and will cover three games in particular: Grounded, Gears Tactics, and Sea of Thieves.

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NVIDIA SHIELD makes quarantine bearable in 2020

NVIDIA SHIELD makes quarantine bearable in 2020

I don't have a smart TV, but I have an NVIDIA SHIELD. This little piece of hardware was released in October of 2019 as the most compact version of the NVIDIA SHIELD device line yet produced. It's more than an alternative to products like Amazon Fire TV Stick/Cube, or Apple TV. It's a doorway to the world's best streaming content, complete with a feature that makes old content look better than it's ever looked before.

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Mixer gifts partners cash during coronavirus outbreak

Mixer gifts partners cash during coronavirus outbreak

When it comes to jobs that are particularly well-suited for working from home during a global pandemic, streaming is definitely near the top of the list. Still, while there's no lack of streamers out there, there aren't a ton who can call streaming their full-time job, so there are plenty who aren't entirely immune to the squeeze COVID-19 is putting on the economy.

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Mercedes-AMG EQS could give Tesla and Porsche EVs a speed challenger

Mercedes-AMG EQS could give Tesla and Porsche EVs a speed challenger

Mercedes-AMG is planning a performance electric car to take on Porsche's Taycan and the most potent of Tesla's Model S, insiders claim, a beastly luxury EV designed to sit alongside its more traditional gas models. While its all-electric SUV, the EQC, is yet to be launched in the US, Mercedes has a full roadmap of EVs that should reach 10 models by 2022.

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