Amazon sues New York’s AG to stop a COVID-19 safety investigation

  • February 12, 2021
Amazon is suing New York Attorney General Letitia James over an investigation into COVID-19 safety concerns at two fulfillment centers. In the lawsuit, Amazon claims James’ office is attempting to hold it to “an inconsistent and unfair standard for w…

Facebook is finally banning vaccine misinformation

  • February 8, 2021
Facebook is finally taking a tougher stance on vaccine misinformation. With help from the World Health Organization (WHO), the company has expanded the number of claims it will remove from its platform. You can see the full list on its Help Center, b…

The COVID Tracking Project will stop collecting data on March 7th

  • February 1, 2021
The COVID Tracking Project is coming to an end. On March 7th, the one-year anniversary of the initiative, it will publish its final daily update and stop collecting new data. Documentation and archival work will continue, but soon after the project w…

US invests $232 million in at-home, phone-based COVID-19 tests

  • February 1, 2021
The US government is investing $231.8 million to increase production of an at-home COVID-19 test. Australian manufacturer Ellume will deliver 8.5 million tests for federal use as part of the deal. The company will open a factory in the US, where it p…

Chromebook demand more than doubled in 2020 due to the pandemic

  • January 31, 2021
It’s no secret that Chromebook demand surged in 2020 as people were forced to work and learn from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s now clear just how much demand there really was. According to 9to5Google, Canalys estimated that Chromebook…

Apple is temporarily closing more stores due to COVID-19

  • January 16, 2021
Apple will temporarily close more than 20 of its retail locations in Georgia, North Carolina and Texas as coronavirus cases continue to climb in those states. In an update on its website first spotted by Bloomberg, the company indicates five Apple St…

Microsoft and Oracle are working on digital COVID-19 vaccine cards

  • January 14, 2021
Starting later this month, the US will require international air passengers to show evidence of a recent negative COVID-19 test or proof that they have recently recovered from the disease. Alternatively, now that COVID-19 vaccines are being administe…

‘Minecraft Earth’ will shut down on June 30th

  • January 5, 2021
A little over a year after bringing Minecraft Earth in the US, Microsoft announced this week it will shut down the game later this year. Minecraft Earth players have until June 30th, 2021, to play the augmented reality title before Microsoft shuts do…