Being at your beck and call is central to the “personality” of your digital friend, but there are situations when the device could use some time off. Do you start the day with “Alexa, what’s the weather today?” Many of you may have a digital friend at home, an Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri … More Work from home: Should your digital assistant be on or off?
Scams demanding bitcoin on pain of infecting you with the coronavirus gain their fair share of shine among schemes with a thin veneer of plausibility. We’ve already warned you about all manner of spammers and scammers using strategies based on interest in, or fear and concern about, coronavirus and its associated disease, COVID-19. Not to be outdone, some of … More Scams, lies, and coronavirus
The tool, which comes after a similar effort by Google, looks at how people’s traveling behavior has changed since the start of the pandemic. Apple has released a tool that shows how movement patterns around the world were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic since January 13th. Called Mobility Trends Reports, the tool is similar to … More Apple releases mobility data to help combat COVID‑19
Scientists from the Slovak companies MultiplexDX, Lambda Life and ProScience Tech have joined forces with virologists from the Biomedical Center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (BMC SAV) to develop a reagent kit according to World Health Organization (WHO) protocols for reliable SARS-CoV-2 detection. In the first phase they plan to produce and make available … More ESET Foundation supporting development of a diagnostic PCR test to detect COVID-19.
The median loss to fraudulent schemes that exploit the global health crisis is almost US$600. The United States’ Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has received more than 17,000 complaints from U.S. consumers who reported total losses in excess of US$13 million from COVID-19 related scams. The FTC has compiled the data into an easily digestible infographic, which … More Americans report US$13 million in losses from coronavirus scams