FCC approves $200 million plan to fund COVID-19 telehealth services

The FCC has approved $200 million in telehealth funding for healthcare providers responding to the coronavirus pandemic. With federal funding made available through the CARES Act, the COVID-19 Telehealth Program will help providers pay for the broadb...

Students develop a smart bra for early breast cancer detection

Students from the Swiss university EPFL have developed a smart bra designed to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. They believe it's the first piece of clothing that can be used for cancer prevention. They even claim that it's comfor...

Google invests $6.5 million to fight coronavirus-related misinformation

When it comes to a potentially deadly respiratory disease like COVID-19, accurate and reliable information can be the difference between life and death. To that end, Google says it will provide $6.5 million in funding to organizations combating misin...

Amazon responds to backlash with increased protection for workers

Early this week, workers from Amazon, Whole Foods and Instacart walked off the job to protest what they say is a lack of protections against COVID-19. Now, Amazon is sharing its plans to increase employee temperature checks and provide surgical masks...

Instacart workers go on strike after rejecting mild concessions

Instacart hasn't had success trying to avert a strike over a lack of COVID-19 protections. The Gig Workers Collective has declared that a shopper strike is "still on" after asserting that Instacart's concessions were inadequate. A change that sets...