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As face coverings become the norm amid the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese startup Donut Robotics has developed an Internet-connected "smart mask" that can transmit messages and translate from Japanese into eight other languages.
Africa’s burgeoning mobile-banking industry has gained fresh momentum with governments boosting payments through phones, a measure aimed at curbing the coronavirus by reducing the physical exchange of cash.
Cuba's catch-up with the world of e-commerce, encouraged by its communist rulers during the coronavirus lockdown, has left many users angry.
A Japanese scientist successfully demonstrated that soap bubbles can be used to pollinate fruit-bearing plants.
The new Web NFC standard brings web apps that much closer to native apps, and more importantly, gives you an excuse to slap a bunch of NFC tags onto everything so you can boop them with your phone.
In online pictures, the trackers were inconspicuous devices almost like a concert wristband. What I got, though, was a gadget about the size of a deck of cards that I had to pair with a government quarantine app.
As Europeans head back to work, they’re entering a world very different from the one they left. Workplaces from banks and offices to e-commerce warehouses, factories, sports clubs and airports are trying out or installing fever-testing thermal cameras, mask-detection systems and tracking software to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus that has claimed more than 167,000 lives in the region.
Watching from afar as much of the world was brought to its knees by the coronavirus, African scientists, engineers and innovators have turned to homegrown solutions to prepare for the worst case scenario.
One-third of US small businesses have stopped operating, while another 11% expect to fail in the next three months if Covid-19 conditions persist, according to an April survey.
With US meatpacking plants shut down by the coronavirus, one food bank desperate for donations is mending the broken supply chain itself.