Tag: coronavirus

Detroit Auto Show Cancelled As Event Center To Be Turned Into Hospital Amid Coronavirus Crisis

<!––> <!––> The North American International Auto Show is the latest victim of the coronavirus as multiple publications are reporting the event has been cancelled due to the growing pandemic. While the show hasn’t confirmed the cancellation, both Ford and GM have acknowledged the news. Ford’s chief communications officer Mark Truby told The Detroit News, “We […]

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Toyota Gearing Up To Build Ventilators And Face Shields As Mercedes Offers Use Of 3D Printers

The United States will soon have over 100,000 cases of CONVID-19 and Toyota is stepping up to help. Today, the automaker announced a series of initiatives to assist those in need with essential supplies and equipment. First and foremost, the company is working to produce 3D printed face shields. Mass production is slated to begin […]

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After Lashing Out At GM, Trump Orders Automaker To Make Ventilators Under Defense Production Act

Update: President Trump used the Defense Production Act to force General Motors to make ventilators. In a short statement, Trump said he directed “Secretary of Health and Human Services to use any and all authority available under the Defense Production Act to require General Motors to accept, perform, and prioritize Federal contracts for ventilators.” The […]

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Chrome and Chrome OS updates are back after a week-long pause

Update, March 27, 2020 (01:30 PM ET): Google recently announced its Chrome browser and Chrome OS devices will now begin receiving updates again after it paused them last week. It presumably did this to prioritize stability as millions of people around the world started working from home earlier this month thanks to the current coronavirus […]

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GM Ventilator Deal Stalls After Trump Administration Finds $1 Billion Price Tag Excessive

Last week, GM announced a partnership with Ventec Life Systems to increase production of lifesaving ventilators by providing their “logistics, purchasing and manufacturing expertise.” Fast forward to today and The New York Times is reporting the White House cancelled plans to reveal a joint venture between the two companies that would have allowed for the […]

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Apple Announces New COVID-19 Screening Tool App and Website Based on CDC Guidelines

Apple has launched a new COVID-19 app which is based on CDC guidance. It offers a set of screening tools and resources that aimed at helping people protect themselves from the outbreak. The COVID-19 tool is available in both app and website form. Apple today released a new screening tool and set of resources to […]

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Bosch Develops New Coronavirus Test That Can Diagnose Patients In Under 2.5 Hours

Automotive parts supplier Bosch has started fighting the coronavirus pandemic by developing a rapid test for COVID-19. Approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) and developed in partnership with Randox Laboratories Ltd., a Northern Irish medical technology company, it has an accuracy of over 95 percent and can diagnose a patient in under 2.5 hours […]

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