Laid-off chefs are using Instagram for income during the pandemic

Laid-off chefs are using Instagram for income during the pandemic
He is not the only chef who has turned to technology as a side hustle during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Scientists find the universe’s ‘missing matter’ using mysterious cosmic bursts

Scientists find the universe’s ‘missing matter’ using mysterious cosmic bursts
Thanks to some pretty rigorous scientific calculations, researchers have long been able to determine how much matter there was in the universe when the Big Bang happened. The problem — until now — is that they couldn’t actually find half of what is supposed to be there.
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Formula E racer disqualified for using an esports ringer in a virtual race

Formula E racer disqualified for using an esports ringer in a virtual race
Abt did have a Zoom feed going, but his face was blocked by a microphone or other equipment. “Please ask Daniel Abt to put his Zoom next time he’s driving, because like Stoffel said I’m pretty sure he wasn’t in,” said two-time Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne.
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Formula E racer disqualified for using an esports ringer in a virtual race

Formula E racer disqualified for using an esports ringer in a virtual race
Abt did have a Zoom feed going, but his face was blocked by a microphone or other equipment. “Please ask Daniel Abt to put his Zoom next time he’s driving, because like Stoffel said I’m pretty sure he wasn’t in,” said two-time Formula E champion Jean-Eric Vergne.
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iPhone SE can take portrait photos of non-humans using an app

iPhone SE can take portrait photos of non-humans using an app
The offers many things for the money, but a powerful portrait mode isn’t one of them. Much like the iPhone XR, you’re stuck taking portrait photos of people if you use the default camera app — a problem at a time when you’re supposed to avoid most human contact.
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Intel is using AI to gather real-time data on coral reef health

Intel is using AI to gather real-time data on coral reef health
There’s no question that coral reefs are rapidly deteriorating due to overfishing, bottom trawling, warming temperatures and unsustainable coastal development. In order to help protect and restore reefs, scientists need more data, and Intel thinks it might have a solution.
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Amazon is using thermal cameras to screen warehouse workers for COVID-19

Amazon is using thermal cameras to screen warehouse workers for COVID-19
It’s not certain how many warehouses are using the cameras, although Whole Foods is also expected to replace thermometer checks with cameras at its stores. The move likely won’t completely assuage fears that warehouse staff might infect each other with the virus.
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Stanford, Scripps and Fitbit try using wearables to detect infections

Stanford, Scripps and Fitbit try using wearables to detect infections
The researchers are already aware of the potential challenges. Heart rate and temperature changes can be prompted by many innocuous events, such as exercise or watching a tense movie, and the algorithms will have to recognize that difference.
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Airbnb is taking its travel experiences online using Zoom

Airbnb is taking its travel experiences online using Zoom
The company sees the new service as a way to help its hosts earn money, as well as to give the public something to do while they’re stuck inside. Last week, Airbnb said it’s setting aside $250 million to help hosts affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 
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Maingear is building ventilators using gaming PC cases

Maingear is building ventilators using gaming PC cases
Numerous tech and automotive companies have stepped up to make ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic, and that now includes gaming PC builders. Maingear has developed a ventilator, the LIV, that uses an old version of its F131 PC case as the chassis.
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Google bans its employees from using Zoom over security concerns

Google bans its employees from using Zoom over security concerns
Google is issuing a ban on the use of the Zoom teleconferencing platform for employees. The company is citing security concerns with the app that have arisen since Zoom became one of the most popular services for free video chatting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Pixel 4 adds an ‘eyes open’ check for using face unlock

Pixel 4 adds an ‘eyes open’ check for using face unlock
It took several months, but you can finally enable face unlock on your Pixel 4 without worrying that someone will access your phone while you’re sleeping. Google has rolled out an April security update that adds the promised “require eyes to be open” optional setting.
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