Teen Collects Old Devices so COVID-19 Patients Can Connect with Loved Ones

Teen Collects Old Devices so COVID-19 Patients Can Connect with Loved Ones

May/24 By

A New England teenager is collecting old devices to connect loved ones to patients quarantined in hospital rooms. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi brings us this good news story from New England. …

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SpaceX’s 1st Astronaut Launch Breaking New Ground for Style 

SpaceX’s 1st Astronaut Launch Breaking New Ground for Style 

May/24 By

The first astronauts launched by SpaceX are breaking new ground for style with hip spacesuits, gull-wing Teslas and a sleek rocketship — all of it white with black trim.   The color coordinating is thanks to Elon Musk, the driving force behind both SpaceX and Tesla, and a big fan of flash …

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How Deaf Community Solved Online Education Resource Shortage

How Deaf Community Solved Online Education Resource Shortage

May/20 By

Adjusting to online education could be tough. For deaf and hard of hearing students and educators, it’s probably more so. Now teachers are creating their own online resources in American Sign Language to overcome this difficult time. VOA’s Calla Yu has more.Camera: Austin Ao    …

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Initially Thrilled to Telework, India Workers Miss the Office

Initially Thrilled to Telework, India Workers Miss the Office

May/19 By

As she settled down to work from home when India announced a lockdown in March, Shweta Andrews thought exultantly “this is the way to go.” After all she no longer had to do the grinding commute between office and home in the Indian capital that took up two hours daily.Two …

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Remote Work May Be India’s Future, But Everyone Not On Board

Remote Work May Be India’s Future, But Everyone Not On Board

May/19 By

As she settled down to work from home when India announced a lockdown in March, Shweta Andrews thought exultantly “this is the way to go.” After all she no longer had to do the grinding commute between office and home in the Indian capital that took up two hours daily.Two …

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China Threatens to Put American Tech Giants on Its ‘Unreliable Entity List’ 

China Threatens to Put American Tech Giants on Its ‘Unreliable Entity List’ 

May/19 By

China has responded to a new U.S. ban targeting telecom giant Huawei, threatening to retaliate through a series of countermeasures, including putting U.S. companies such as Apple, Qualcomm and Cisco on an “unreliable entity list” that would seriously impede their sales in Chinese markets.   The U.S. Commerce Department on Friday threw a one-two punch …

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Analysis: Privacy Worries Could Derail Virus Tracking Plans

Analysis: Privacy Worries Could Derail Virus Tracking Plans

May/18 By

Worries about the breach of individual privacy rights could undermine Louisiana’s ability to quickly pinpoint those who have encountered someone infected with COVID-19, a tracking plan that public health experts say is critical to slowing the spread of the coronavirus disease.Gov. John Bel Edwards has started reopening much of Louisiana’s …

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Facebook Data Help Track COVID-19 Spread

Facebook Data Help Track COVID-19 Spread

May/16 By

Facebook likely knows a lot about you already. So would you fill out a survey on the social media site about how you are feeling today?What if that information could help researchers and officials navigate the current pandemic? If it meant local businesses, parks and beaches might reopen sooner rather …

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US Moves to Cut Off Huawei From Global Chip Suppliers

US Moves to Cut Off Huawei From Global Chip Suppliers

May/15 By

The Trump administration on Friday moved to block shipments of semiconductors to Huawei Technologies from global chipmakers, in an action ramping up tensions with China.The U.S. Commerce Department said it was amending an export rule to “strategically target Huawei’s acquisition of semiconductors that are the direct product of certain U.S. …

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The Scramble to Create COVID-19 Apps

The Scramble to Create COVID-19 Apps

May/15 By

It’s a race against time.As communities start to open, governments are rushing to put together smartphone apps that can be part of their arsenal to curtail the spread of COVID-19.But the apps — and the technologies they rely on — vary, and for many that has led to confusion about …

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Taiwanese Chip Company to Build $12 Billion Arizona Plant

Taiwanese Chip Company to Build $12 Billion Arizona Plant

May/15 By

A Taiwan-based company is planning a $12 billion semiconductor factory in the U.S. state of Arizona.Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is the world’s largest contract manufacturer of computer chips.The firm said Friday the factory will create as many as 1,600 jobs. Thousands more jobs are expected to be created along the …

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