How Microsoft is fighting the coronavirus outbreak with chatbots and virus trackers

The Coronavirus Self-Checker, created by Microsoft and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, can be used at home to determine whether you should contact a health care provider. (Microsoft Photo) To cope with the global coronavirus outbreak, Microsoft is bringing out the bots — and that’s just the beginning. Software developers are also working on software tools to trace the people who came into contact with COVID-19 patients before they knew they were sick, to work through the molecular modeling for new vaccines and therapies, and to simulate how different responses change the course of an outbreak. The pandemic calls for all the tools that tech companies can muster,… Read More

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Pokemon GO Raid Bosses: April 2020

Here are the Pokemon GO Raid Bosses for April 2020 and the best counters to use against them. We used guides from GamePress and User JaceMasood on The Silph Road Subreddit to research the best counters to use. The Raid Bosses were found on The Silph Road. The list will continue to be updated as the Raid Bosses change in the game. Here’s the full list of Pokemon GO Raid Bosses: *Chance of being shiny Tier One: Alolan Vulpix* – Machamp, Rampardos, Metagross, Chandelure Timburr – Mewtwo, Moltres, Rayquaza, Togekiss, Gardevoir Tympole – Raikou, Electivire, Roserade, Sceptile Klink* – Machamp, Breloom, Excadrill, Groudon, Chandelure, Moltres Cubchoo – Machamp, Rampardos, Metagross,… Read More

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The cheapest active VR headset could be the perfect remote working tool

It’s been three years since Royole, a little known Chinese company, wowed crowds in Las Vegas with its groundbreaking all-in-one virtual reality (VR) headset, the Royole Moon. The device has some great features that could make it the perfect tool for remote working, and it’s currently on clearance sale for just over USD 390 at AliExpress (roughly GBP 315/AUD 640). Two advanced AMOLED displays combine to produce a gigantic virtual 800-inch curved screen. The Moon displays content in Full HD 1080p resolution, at over 3,000 pixels per inch, with an ultra-high contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and a blisteringly fast image response rate of 60Hz. Check out our list of the… Read More

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Bill Gates outlines 3 steps US government needs to take ‘to save lives and get the country back to work’

(GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Shut down the country. Step up testing. Develop treatments and a vaccine using data. Bill Gates laid out a 3-step process the U.S. government must take to help curb the COVID-19 outbreak that could kill between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans, based on government estimates shared Tuesday. The Microsoft co-founder and global health expert published his proposed plan in a Washington Post column Tuesday afternoon. Gates has been increasingly outspoken in recent days about the need to take more aggressive action in the fight against the novel coronavirus. “There’s no question the United States missed the opportunity to get ahead of the novel coronavirus,” he wrote.… Read More

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