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Cybersecurity and Back to (Virtual) School 2020: What You Need to Know

Webroot Blog – 8.12.20

Even though the 2020 Back to School season may look very different from those in years past, there are a few things that will remain the same. First, since Back to School is often when parents and caregivers stock up on new clothes, tech, and school supplies for students, it’s also when lots of stores (especially online retailers) run huge sales.

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Traveling and COVID-19: Tips for Staying Safe

Wynd Blog – 7.29.20 (7.27.20)

Since March, the majority of the country has been under strict stay-at-home orders, preventing many from taking their much anticipated spring break trips, Memorial Day getaways, and summer excursions. The outbreak of novel coronavirus has had an unprecedented impact on the travel industry: flights have been cancelled, hotel rooms refunded, and people have been staying home social distancing. Travel numbers are slowly rising however. According to one COVID-19 travel study40% of travelers surveyed indicated the likelihood of taking a domestic leisure trip with the next six months and 64% said they would be booking a leisure trip within the next six months. With a renewed interest in travel, comes an increase in necessary safety precautions.

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Say “Hey Google” to do more with your voice on Google Meet hardware kits

Google Blog – 7.24.20 (7.23.20)

To make meetings more seamless, all G Suite users can now simply say “Hey Google” to take action on a Google Meet hardware kit. This feature was previously available in beta on ASUS Google Meet hardware kits. It’s now generally available on those same ASUS devices, as well as on Logitech meeting room kits.

How Remote Life Fast-Tracked Connected Technology

WD Blog – 7.22.20

Today’s connected technology has played a key role in helping us manage the crisis brought by the novel coronavirus. The abrupt growth in working and studying from home and the significant increases in online activities from households are pushing data demands to new heights. It has also given rise to new technologies and accelerated others dramatically. Some of these changes will continue beyond this pandemic, helping specific technologies and use cases evolve even further. Let’s take a closer look.

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Learning Life’s ABCs: AI Models Read Proteins to Fight COVID-19

NVIDIA Blog – 7.16.20

Ahmed Elnaggar and Michael Heinzinger are helping computers read proteins as easily as you read this sentence.

The researchers are applying the latest AI models used to understand text to the field of bioinformatics. Their work could accelerate efforts to characterize living organisms like the coronavirus.

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