Office Lobbies Are Going Contactless Because of Covid

After Sept. 11, the lobbies in many U.S. office buildings permanently changed as landlords beefed up security, adding cameras, turnstiles, programmable elevators and other technological tools. All who entered were required to have identification, and guards recorded who came and went. Now, as pandemic restrictions ease and workers begin to trickle back into the office, … Read more

At home COVID test uses your Android or iPhone handset, a special app, and the Detect kit

With the Omicron variant of COVID running rampant across the globe, pharmacies and retailers are running out of home COVID tests. But if you’re looking for a PCR quality test that has a 97.3% accuracy percentage and will give you your results in about an hour, you might consider ordering Detect. The test works with … Read more

Splash shows event marketing will never be the same after Covid

In just a few weeks, thousands of technology insiders will once again make their way to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Virtual in 2021, the huge event returning to in-person activities is perhaps surprising given the continued uncertainty over the pandemic. Though CES has decided to hold its event in person, … Read more

How to Store Your Covid Vaccine Card or Test Results on Your Phone

The state of the digital Covid vaccine card — the bar code that we store on our phones and present to businesses and venues as proof of inoculation — is chaotic. While some states, like California and New York, accept digital records as proof of vaccination to allow entry into restaurants and other businesses, states … Read more

U.S. COVID Home Testing App Downloads Rise 134% Month-Over-Month

While the United States Food and Drug Administration approved the use of at-home COVID-19 tests in December 2020, consumer adoption only began to show a steep increase last month. Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data reveals that installs for the apps associated with the two most widely available over-the-counter testing kits with mobile apps, BinaxNOW and … Read more

These Apps Let You Show Covid Vaccine Proof in N.Y.C.

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement on Tuesday that people participating in indoor activities at restaurants, gyms, movie theaters and performances in New York City must soon show proof of vaccination for the coronavirus brought a slew of questions from New Yorkers: How can I show vaccination status? Which vaccine app is best? What if I … Read more

England Ends Most Covid Restrictions as Boris Johnson Isolates

As nightclubs across England threw open their doors for the first time in 16 months and people embraced on crowded dance floors into the dawn on Monday, the nation that had imposed one of the most stringent and longest lockdowns in the world removed nearly all legal restrictions on social interactions. But “Freedom Day,” as … Read more

They Risked Their Lives During Covid. They Still Don’t Earn Minimum Wage.

A spokeswoman for DoorDash called the findings in the surveys “flawed and misleading’‘ and added that “nationally, Dashers earn over $25 per hour they’re delivering and $33 per hour in Manhattan.’‘ Still, food and housing insecurity are bigger problems for gig workers, Ms. Chatterjee said, citing findings of the survey, which was part of an … Read more