Android Police

Articles Tagged:

coronavirus

60

All the new movies and early theater releases you can watch at home right now

Movie theaters were coincidentally closed up during a time when fewer blockbuster movies are scheduled, and studios quickly delayed many of their biggest budget films to aim for more favorable ticket sales. While many movies have been pushed back to later this year, or even as much as 2 years out, we're drawing close to the summer months and some mainstream movies are still on the books. We've organized many of the newly added films, along with some upcoming releases.

New this week: This week only saw a handful of notable releases, including a new comedy with Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae, Bruce Willis in a dark action thriller, and Mary J.

Read More
11

Fitbit hopes to detect COVID-19 infections earlier via fitness data

Wearables capture a whole lot of data about us, far beyond heart rate graphs and activity estimates. Fitbit (soon to be owned by Google) thinks it might be able to use some of that data to help with the current global pandemic to build an algorithm that could detect COVID-19 before you notice symptoms yourself. The company is currently inviting anyone who has the disease, has previously had it, or who otherwise has flu-like symptoms to participate in its research.

Read More
10

You saw it coming, but the Galaxy Note20's launch will probably be an online-only event

The world continues to tread lightly as the coronavirus pandemic continues to pose an active public health threat and a vaccine has yet to be developed, forget widely injected. With business not expected to return to usual anytime soon, it shouldn't be surprising to learn that Samsung plans on eschewing the traditional press conference and will run an online event to debut the Galaxy Note20 series.

Read More
68

Apple and Google roll out COVID-19 exposure notifications through public health apps

Getting over the novel coronavirus pandemic, health experts and officials say, will take an extensive contact tracing regime in order to determine who will be able to get back to normal life the fastest and who will need to stay vigilant. With this in mind, Apple and Google have announced a collaboration on universal mobile APIs to introduce a Bluetooth-based exposure notification system to help governments perform contact tracing — first through official public health apps, then, in a few months, right on the operating systems of smartphones and tablets.

Read More
3

Netflix is gradually easing bandwidth restrictions in Europe

Netflix, along with several other online streamers, had to curb its video quality in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that subsequently led people to move almost their entire life and communication online. Its restrictions have been in place since March in Europe, one of the hardest-hit regions, to ease the strain on network infrastructure. Now that the situation there is showing signs of improvement, Netflix has started removing those quality caps in some areas.

Read More
20

Headspace offers a free year of premium membership to healthcare professionals and those who lost their jobs

This will be a difficult post for me to write. I can usually draw a clear line between my Android Police work and my other job as a pharmacist, and call upon a (slightly) more objective and professional tone while relaying news, but today is different. Everything has been different for a while. So in lieu of a regular introduction, I'll just say that I'm very thankful to companies that appreciate the effort and stress our healthcare professionals are going through while fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, and are doing their best to offer them some relief. Headspace is one of them.

Read More
5

Eve Echoes delayed due to coronavirus, now coming this August

It would appear that many people are greatly anticipating the release of Eve Echoes, and even though we still haven't heard word-one about an official release date for the sandbox MMO, it would appear that development is now delayed thanks to the coronavirus. As of this morning, the official Eve Echoes account on Twitter has stipulated that the COVID-19 epidemic has "hindered the developer's schedule," and while an official release date has yet to be decided, the game is expected to be launched at the end of 2020.

Read More
19

100+ 3D objects in Google Search to explore from the comfort of your home

Even if stay-at-home orders are slowly lifting all around the globe, we're mostly supposed to stay inside to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. But that shouldn't stop us from exploring things we'd normally see in museums or shops thanks to 3D models available in Google Search on Android and iOS. We've already covered which animals and pets you can lure into your home, but if you and your kids get tired of acting as an amateur zoologist, there is a whole world to explore, starting with planets and space crafts courtesy of NASA over anatomy all the way to shopping for shoes.

Read More
49

How to turn your smartphone into a pro-grade Zoom webcam, and everything you'll need

As many of us endure our 2nd month working from home, we may be deciding that our old laptop webcams or dinky USB cameras just aren't cutting it when it comes to looking presentable on Skype, Hangouts Meet, or Zoom. Unfortunately, the newest and best dedicated webcams are out of stock almost anywhere you look, and frequently super mediocre ones are being marked up into the stratosphere.

Read More
1

Google will reportedly start opening its offices in June, most employees will continue to work from home

The United States government has continued to insist that companies can begin transitioning back to regular operations, but most industries are taking a more careful approach than federal guidelines recommend. Like many companies, Google has shifted almost entirely to remote work, but CEO Sundar Pichai is reportedly planning for more employees to return to offices next month.

Read More
Mastodon