Articles about coronavirus

Razer’s Project Hazel Mask Will Be Launching In The Fourth Quarter This Year
While vaccines for the coronavirus are being rolled out across the world and suggests that life could return to normal soon enough, if there is one thing the pandemic has taught us is to be more vigilant about our hygiene and also the possibility of airborne viruses. For some, this could mean wearing masks even when the pandemic eventually passes.

IATA Travel Pass App Will Help You Prove That You’ve Been Vaccinated
As the world is slowly getting vaccinated, there is now the question of whether it would be safe to travel, and if people still need to quarantine upon arrival. The good news is that if you’ve been vaccinated, you will be able to show proof of it and might be able to skip the whole quarantine situation.

Study Finds Dogs Can Sniff Out COVID-19 Patients In Under A Second
There are many questions as to how the world will reopen once the pandemic has passed. Right now the issue is that vaccines don’t last very long, and reopening the borders for tourism and business might prove tricky if people don’t keep up to date with their vaccines, plus it would be very inconvenient and could be a deterrent if passengers were forced to undergo quarantines everytime they go to […]

Singapore Government Approves COVID-19 Breath Test System
Right now two of the more commonly used methods to test someone for COVID-19 would be to either use RTK or PCR, with the former offering faster but less accurate results, while the latter usually requires a day. Both are kind of invasive as it involves putting swabs deep into your nose and down your throat, which some find uncomfortable.

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IFA 2021 Has Been Officially Cancelled
For the past several years, around the third quarter of the year, IFA is held. This is an annual event held in Berlin that companies use to showcase new technology, new gadgets, and other advancements in technology. Unfortunately, if you were hoping to attend the event this year, you’ll be disappointed to learn that it has been cancelled.

Pfizer Is Developing A Pill To Treat COVID-19
If there is a reason why certain illnesses aren’t as alarming as it was once is because of how far along medical technology has gotten, where a cure for a disease or illness comes in the form of a pill that can be easily purchased at pharmacies. The good news is that it is possible that in the near future, COVID-19 treatments could come in a similar form as well.

CES 2022 Will Be Returning As An In-Person Event
We know it’s still relatively early to be discussing CES 2022, but for those who missed the in-person event, you’ll be pleased to learn that the organizers behind CES have announced that for 2022, they will be returning to an in-person event format, but there will also be a digital format for those who might prefer to stay home.

Apple Launches Study To See If Apple Watch Can Detect COVID-19
The Apple Watch is more than just a smartwatch, at least that’s the angle that Apple is going for. It comes with various health screen and measuring tools where Apple is hoping to turn the device into a one-stop-shop for various medical needs. We have seen in the past how Apple has commissioned studies for the smartwatch with regards to heart health.

Future Smartphones Could Come With Built-In COVID-19 Detecting Sensors
Technology, especially medical technology, has come a very long way from way back in the day where you would need to visit a hospital or see a specialist for certain things. These days, our smartwatches come with heart rate sensors, blood oxygen sensors, and even ECG monitors, and in the future, our smartphones might also be able to detect COVID-19.

Will.i.am Debuts A Futuristic Face Mask With HEPA Filters
Based on what we know about the coronavirus and the vaccines, there is a good chance that mask wearing could be something we’ll have to practice for the years to come. So much so that we’re starting to see companies come up with more environmentally-friendly solutions compared to the one-time use masks that are commonly used today.

This Robot Uses UV Light To Kill Viruses On Airplanes
The world is still pretty much in lockdown at the moment. While there is still some travel taking place, for the most part it is very restricted and people usually need a good reason to travel to another country. We imagine that eventually the world will return to normal, but if anything, the pandemic has shown us that we need to start taking these types of threats a lot more […]

Razer Plans To Make Its Project Hazel Mask A Reality
Earlier this year during CES 2021, Razer unveiled Project Hazel. For those who missed it, Project Hazel is a smart mask that comes with protective features designed to help keep bad things in the air out of our bodies. It was more of a proof of concept at the time of launch, but Razer really wants to make it a reality.

Apple Maps Will Now Show COVID-19 Vaccination Locations
The vaccine for the coronavirus has finally started to make its way around the world. If you’re looking to protect yourself from the virus, then it might be a good idea to get yourself vaccinated, but the question is where can you go? If you are an Apple user, then Apple Maps might be able to help with that.

New Prototype COVID-19 Test Can Deliver Results Three Times Faster
Right now, the gold-standard test for COVID-19 is the PCR test. This is usually favored more than the rapid testing kits (RTK) as they have been found to be more accurate. However, the downside to PCR tests is that they usually take a while for results to come back as they have to be sent to a lab for analysis.

The UK Will Soon Begin The World’s First Human COVID-19 Trial
Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic begun. Scientists and researchers around the world were seemingly caught off guard and many scrambled to find the answers to better understand how the virus is passed along to humans, what are the effects, and if there are any long-lasting consequences.

A Smartphone-Enabled COVID-19 Testing Kit Is Currently Awaiting FDA Approval
Right now, if you wanted to test yourself or people around you for COVID-19, you’d need to head over to a clinic or a hospital to get yourself checked out. While there are kits that can be delivered to your home, you will still need to send those kits back to a lab to get them tested and have the results sent to you.

Apple Watch Can Predict COVID-19 A Week Before A Swab Test
While the race is on to try and vaccinate as many people as quickly as possible, being able to detect the coronavirus early and contain it is probably one of the next best things we can do. However, as the virus can take as long as 14 days to incubate, this means that in the meantime, people who are infected and don’t know it might be going around infecting others.

Instagram Scams Have Risen More Than 50% Since The Pandemic
The pandemic has changed the way we live our lives. It has forced many of us to stay at home to work or study, it has changed our shopping habits where we’re starting to turn more towards online shopping for household necessities and food, and it has also seen us spend more time on our phones as we look for new venues of entertainment.

Scientists Want To Use Twitter To Discover The Origins Of COVID-19
At the moment, there is still a lot of debate on where the COVID-19 virus might have originated from. At the start of the pandemic, it was widely-believed that it might have come from a market in Wuhan, China, but later several different theories were floated suggesting that it might have been around much earlier than that, and it might have come from outside of China.

Study Finds COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be More Effective Than We Think
As vaccines for the coronavirus are starting to make their way around the world, there are still many questions that have yet to be answered. For example, does getting vaccinated mean that a person will no longer be capable of being infected, or if they are infected, are still considered to be contagious?