This New Coronavirus Test Can Detect the Disease in Five Minutes

Medical device maker Abbott has received emergency authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new molecular point-of-care covid-19 test, which will allow healthcare providers in a variety of different settings to obtain results almost immediately. The new test can deliver positive results…

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – This New Coronavirus Test Can Detect the Disease in Five Minutes

Lyft Spurs Its Drivers to Deliver Packages for Amazon to Offset Lost Income Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Facing a sudden drop in demand for rides due to the covid-19 pandemic, Lyft is encouraging its drivers to work for Amazon “to earn additional income right now.” The company is partnering with Amazon on a new recruitment program that aims to help its drivers offset some of the financial difficulties associated with the…

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Lyft Spurs Its Drivers to Deliver Packages for Amazon to Offset Lost Income Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Hospitals Turn to 3D-Printed Donations for Sorely Needed Supplies in Covid-19 Outbreak

A network of 3D printer-users has stepped in to help hospitals grappling with critical shortages of protective gear and other vital medical supplies during the covid-19 pandemic, NPR reports. It’s the latest unorthodox emergency measure U.S. health workers, who are pleading for equipment, have been increasingly forced…

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Hospitals Turn to 3D-Printed Donations for Sorely Needed Supplies in Covid-19 Outbreak

The Battle Between the PS5 and Xbox Series X Isn't Going to Be Decided By Specs

Last week, Sony and Microsoft set the stage for a battle that’s going to (hopefully) take place later this year with the release of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Both systems are poised to bring rich new experiences and high-end features to console gaming, but if you think either one is going to win on specs…

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – The Battle Between the PS5 and Xbox Series X Isn’t Going to Be Decided By Specs

Why There's Never Been a Better Time to Combat the Climate Crisis

This is the start of a crucial decade in human history. And while it’s certainly not starting the way we all expected with a global pandemic forcing the world into public health and economic crises, that doesn’t mean we can take our eyes off the climate ball.

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Why There’s Never Been a Better Time to Combat the Climate Crisis

Google Boots InfoWars App Off Play Store Over Bogus Coronavirus Claims

Google has finally kicked the Infowars app from its Play Store, the company confirmed to multiple outlets Friday. The tech giant’s app store was one of the last major bastions for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as his show (and all the extremist views and tainted supplements it touts) has been booted from nearly…

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Google Boots InfoWars App Off Play Store Over Bogus Coronavirus Claims

Lawmakers Demand Amazon Get Serious About Worker Safety Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Following several alarming reports about Amazon’s meager response to the covid-19 pandemic, U.S. lawmakers are demanding answers regarding how the richest corporation in the world plans to keep its employees safe.

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Lawmakers Demand Amazon Get Serious About Worker Safety Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

Here's everything that's coming to Quibi in April

Quibi has been gearing up for its April 6 launch date for month now, blasting the entertainment ecosystem with trailers, quick looks, and lists laying out the numerous “quick bite” shows it’ll be offering up on people’s phones when the big day finally rolls around. (Where were you, we’ll whisper to each other …

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Here’s everything that’s coming to Quibi in April

Charter Gives Spectrum Technicians Entering Homes During Pandemic $25 Gift Cards

Charter Communications, the operator of Spectrum, has been one of the companies refusing to allow staff to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic, ignoring guidelines from federal, state, and local authorities while citing its “indispensable” status as an infrastructure provider. Spectrum technicians have also

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Charter Gives Spectrum Technicians Entering Homes During Pandemic Gift Cards

Instacart Workers Preparing to Strike Amid Company’s Disastrous Response to Covid-19 Outbreak

Instacart workers are preparing to strike next week in response to the company’s lack of protections for employees who are risking their health and safety to perform their jobs amid the global coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 1,200 people in the U.S. alone.

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Instacart Workers Preparing to Strike Amid Company’s Disastrous Response to Covid-19 Outbreak

You're Not Imagining Things, Your Video Game Downloads Have Gotten Slower

Last week, with the internet being strained due to surging traffic caused by everyone staying at home to avoid spreading covid-19, Netflix and YouTube decided to lower the default resolution of their streaming videos. And now, Sony, Akamai, and others are following suit by reducing the speed of game downloads on their…

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – You’re Not Imagining Things, Your Video Game Downloads Have Gotten Slower

A Newly Discovered Microbe Feasts on a Particularly Problematic Plastic

Like other forms of discarded plastic, polyurethane waste threatens the environment and human health. In an encouraging new development, European scientists have stumbled upon a hardy strain of bacteria that appears to thrive off the stuff.

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – A Newly Discovered Microbe Feasts on a Particularly Problematic Plastic

Samsung Galaxy S20 Review: a Great Phone in a Weird Time

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 is the company’s most affordable flagship, which isn’t saying much: The 6.2-inch smartphone costs $1,000. It is a very good phone with a very good—dare I say the very best—display of almost any phone on the market (the only better panels being the S20’s larger siblings, the S20+ and S20 Ultra). In…

Read more…



Source: Gizmodo – Samsung Galaxy S20 Review: a Great Phone in a Weird Time