• Facebook Will Now Warn Users If They’ve Interacted With COVID-19 Misinformation

    Now with the coronavirus spreading around the world, many are no doubt eager to share whatever news that they might find about the virus, such as its spread, potential cures, and so on. However, sometimes this information can be false or misleading, and sharing them will only spread this misinformation and cause undue panic or lead to people making wrong decisions.

    Social media is one place that you can easily find and spread such misinformation, and on Facebook’s end, the company has recently introduced a new feature that could help curb this practice. The platform will now begin to alert users if they have interacted with posts on Facebook that are found to be false.

    This means that if you’ve ever liked or reacted or shared a coronavirus post on Facebook that has been deemed to be wrong or false, Facebook will now alert you to it. They will also

  • The Magical Thinking of the White House’s New Covid-19 Plan

    Under the plan, states and localities have to fulfill certain “gating criteria” before starting any of the phases. Those criteria include a two-week downward trajectory in new cases of Covid-19 and reports of the broad category of influenza-like illnesses that could be Covid-19, absent a confirmatory test. And the states must have what the plan calls “a robust testing program in place for at-risk health care workers.” States are also supposed to have facilities ready to go for testing the general population, enough personal protective equipment for all health care workers, and the “ability to trace contacts of COVID+ results”—meaning, presumably, a system that can find everyone who tests positive for the disease and track the people they’ve come into contact with, to let them know they’ve been exposed. They’re also supposed to set up “sentinel surveillance”—ongoing testing that looks for the disease, to identify asymptomatic and presymptomatic infections, especially

  • We need to talk about the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. It has issues.

    The time has finally come, pricing a flagship at US$999 has become the norm and unless companies have the specs to justify it, they’d better be ready for some nitpicking.

    So how does Samsung justify The Galaxy S20 Ultra’s US$1399 price tag? Simple – by throwing big numbers and cramping in the latest hardware into one beautiful package. You’re looking at a whopping 108mp main camera, 8K video recording, a 120hz display, a massive 5,000 mAh battery, 12GB of Ram and 5G capability. One might ask – “Do I really need half of these things?” It’s subjective. For many people, myself included, 8K video and 5G connectivity feels too far fetched for the average user.

    Design – Aesthetically Dull

    Nowadays it’s difficult to tell apart Android smartphones apart just by looking at the screen. With manufacturers looking for more ways to push the boundaries of bezel-less design ever since the

  • Google is now listing COVID-19 testing centers in search results

    Google searches for terms related to COVID-19 will now display information for more than 2,000 COVID-19 testing centers across 43 states in the US, the company tells The Verge.

    There are other changes, too. When you search for something related to COVID-19, you’ll now see a new “Testing” tab as part of the information shown in Google’s COVID-19 SOS alert. When you click or tap that Testing tab, you’ll see a number of resources regarding COVID-19 testing at the top of your search results. Those include: a link to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) online COVID-19 symptom checker, a suggestion to talk to a healthcare provider if you think you should be tested, a link to COVID-19 testing information from your local health authorities, and a note that you may need to call ahead to a testing center to make sure you can actually get a test.

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