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A small but active group of volunteers spend their free time updating Wikipedia – the free online encyclopaedia which turns 20 this week – to ensure information it carries about the country and its culture is always up to date.
Struggling to make ends meet, Lorraine Imperio swapped a pair of Nike slip-on shoes for a whole dressed chicken on an online bartering site, one of dozens that have sprouted up during the Philippines’ virus lockdowns.
Urban transportation’s transformation has shifted up a gear as the coronavirus crisis turns travel habits on their head, with Uber making allies of public transit systems by now offering to sell them its software expertise.
An autonomous mobility system that works like a wheelchair without anyone pushing it is scuttling around a Tokyo airport to help with social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Google has announced the deployment of a particularly useful functionality in its web mapping service, which will make it much easier for wheelchair users to see accessibility information.
The Skype call had to be rebooted, but after several attempts Danielle Martin, a 71-year-old locked down inside a French retirement home, could finally see her niece Nathalie via the tablet propped up in front of her wheelchair.
Faced with rows of inaccessible shops and cafes, wheelchair user Rita Ebel has devised a low-tech high-fun solution – ramps made of Lego.
Armed with smartphones and social media accounts, citizen-journalists are telling their stories and those of others from Wuhan and other locked-down virus zones in Hubei province.
Solutions for the elderly were prominently displayed at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show last week.
Late last week, The New York Post reported that New York governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill that would legalise electric bike and scooters.