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Americans turn to technology during COVID-19 outbreak say an outage would be a problem

“As the spread of COVID-19 upends work, classes and even doctor appointments across the country, a majority of Americans are turning to digital means to stay connected and track information about the outbreak. Amid this increased reliance, about nine-in-ten U.S. adults (93%) say that a major interruption to their internet or cellphone service during the… Continue Reading

Americans who primarily get news through social media least likely to follow COVID-19 coverage

“While coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic consumes the nation’s news, people whose most common pathway to political and election news is through social media are less likely than others to be closely following that coverage. And more of these social media news consumers say they have seen at least some misinformation about the pandemic, according… Continue Reading

Most Americans Say Coronavirus Outbreak Has Impacted Their Lives

More than half have prayed for an end to the virus’s spread – “As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to rise and schools, workplaces and public gathering spaces across the United States remain closed, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that the coronavirus outbreak is having profound impacts on the personal lives… Continue Reading

14 hidden iPhone and iPad gems

CNET – Screenshots, trackpad, better battery charging – “Apple’s iOS 13 software for iPhone and iPad keeps getting incrementally better. The latest boost comes in the form of iOS and iPadOS 13.4. One favorite new feature brings us iCloud folder sharing, a Dropbox-like experience for Apple storage on your iPhone, iPad and Mac…  From the first celebrated features in… Continue Reading

Here’s how to read for free while social distancing

Chicago Tribune: “In the past week, publishers and audio entertainment companies have offered a deluge of free e-books and audiobooks to keep readers of all ages engaged while they’re hunkered down at home. Parents, teachers and kids can choose from electronic editions of beloved stories such as Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” Ann McGovern’s “Stone Soup,” Jack… Continue Reading

How to share your screen on Zoom

tom’s guide – “Zoom has quickly become the go-to resource for people who want to communicate with colleagues, family members, and friends. But for many, it’s also a new tool that has features you might not easily know how to use. With more people using Zoom than ever before, we’ve put together a general how… Continue Reading

Researchers Develop Faster Way to Replace Bad Data With Accurate Information

Modeling and Analysis of Conflicting Information Propagation in a Finite Time Horizon, published in the journal IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. The paper was co-authored by Cliff Wang of the Army Research Office. NC State: “Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Army Research Office have demonstrated a new model of how competing pieces of… Continue Reading