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US virus tracking: a patchwork of apps, human tracers

Digital or manual? Bluetooth or GPS? Centralized or decentralized?

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Roundup: 'Ghost of Tsushima' details, new 'Paper Mario' and Evo Online

Mark July 17 on your calendars because it's going to be busy. It will feel a little like Christmas in the summer with two big titles scheduled for release on that day.

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Players dig into building game Minecraft amid pandemic

Some 126 million people are playing "Minecraft" monthly and more than 200 million copies of the building and exploration game have been sold as online play surges during the pandemic.

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The COVIDSafe app may not be able to overcome its shortcomings

The Australian government's contact-tracing app, COVIDSafe, has been touted as crucial for restarting the country's economy and curbing COVID-19's spread.

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Privacy-aware coronavirus tracing app

Identification of contacts is one of the most important measures to mitigate the spread of the Corona virus. Tracing apps are to help. They will inform people who stayed near an infected person during a defined period of ...

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Google updates Read Along and Google Lens apps

Google this week announced upgrades to two programs: one will assist users researching words and expressions and learning foreign languages, and the other will help children who are learning to read.