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If you stay at a hotel during the pandemic, a robot may deliver wine to your door or clean your room – USA TODAY

If you stay at a hotel during the pandemic, a robot may deliver wine...

David Oliver USA TODAYPublished 11:57 AM EDT Jul 27, 2020Picture this: You use your hotel's app on your phone to ask for extra towels. Your phone rings and you hear that your delivery is ready. Open the door and you find a 3-foot-tall bellhop has arrived with your linens.Were you picturing a robot? Because at certain Hilton…
The covid-19 pandemic is forcing a rethink in macroeconomics

The covid-19 pandemic is forcing a rethink in macroeconomics

Editor’s note: Some of our covid-19 coverage is free for readers of The Economist Today, our daily newsletter. For more stories and our pandemic tracker, see our hubIN THE FORM it is known today, macroeconomics began in 1936 with the publication of John Maynard Keynes’s “The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money”. Its subsequent…
Amid a pandemic and a racial reckoning, ‘D&D’ finds itself at an inflection point – The Washington Post

Amid a pandemic and a racial reckoning, ‘D&D’ finds itself at an inflection point...

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To Navigate Risk In a Pandemic, You Need a Color-Coded Chart

To Navigate Risk In a Pandemic, You Need a Color-Coded Chart

Half a year since the emergence of Covid-19 and months since cities and states went into lockdown—and, to varying degrees, came out again—we’re more than familiar with the basics of what we should do to protect ourselves: Stay home if you can, social distance when you can’t, and wear a mask when you have to…
The pandemic helped Netflix add 10 million subscribers in Q2 earnings report

The pandemic helped Netflix add 10 million subscribers in Q2 earnings report

Three months ago, Netflix announced that it had seen a huge surge in new subscribers because people were stuck at home around the world, waiting out the Covid-19 pandemic. So consider this a repeat: Netflix says that it also did great during April, May, and June of this year — because people were stuck at…
As pandemic rages out of control, CDC head warns of darker times this fall

As pandemic rages out of control, CDC head warns of darker times this fall

It could always get worse — CDC director is worried but says it's not too late to turn things around. Beth Mole - Jul 15, 2020 2:06 am UTC If seasonal influenza roars back this fall while the COVID-19 pandemic is still raging, the combined weight of the diseases could cause US healthcare systems to…
The influencers of pandemic gardening

The influencers of pandemic gardening

Espiritu is behind Epic Gardening, the hugely popular, multiplatform gardening social media presence. At age 32, the San Diego-based gardener has laid down roots in YouTube (660,000 subscribers), Instagram (221,000), TikTok (523,000), even Pinterest, and his follower count easily crests 2 million across them. Thanks to a mix of advertising revenue and brand deals --…
Pandemic speeds largest test yet of universal basic income

Pandemic speeds largest test yet of universal basic income

Volunteers in Barcelona prepare food packages for vulnerable people.Credit: Xinhua News Agency/Shutterstock Spain's government has started what might just be remembered as the world’s biggest economics experiment. On 15 June, spurred by the coronavirus crisis and its economic fallout, it launched a website offering monthly payments of up to €1,015 (US$1,145) to the nation’s poorest…
Pandemic “dream job”: Company offers $1,000 to play Animal Crossing – CBS News

Pandemic “dream job”: Company offers $1,000 to play Animal Crossing – CBS News

Microsoft's new tech job training initiative Microsoft's new tech job training initiative 06:12 A company that provides internet speed comparisons is dangling a pandemic "dream job": Earning $1,000 to play 50 hours of Animal Crossing, the Nintendo video game that became a hit during the nationwide shutdown earlier this year.  The offer is clearly a…
The coronavirus pandemic is expanding California’s digital divide

The coronavirus pandemic is expanding California’s digital divide

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Best Pokemon Sword and Shield Cyber Monday deals on Nintendo Switch...

Home News (Image credit: The Pokemon Company) If you're looking for a cheap Pokemon Sword and Shield deal this Cyber Monday, you've come to the right place. Despite the game still being incredibly new, retailers are discounting the titles either on their own or in a bundle this Cyber Monday. In this guide to the…

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