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A look at how technologies from AR/VR, brain-computer interfaces, and chip implants to health trackers, biometrics and social media are changing the most basic aspects of human life—work, friendship, love, aging, sickness, parenting, learning, and building community.

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Can low-cost, open-source ventilator designs help save lives?

An MIT team is racing to publish designs it hopes could help as the escalating pandemic strains supplies of the machines.

A person is taken into the United Memorial Medical Center in Houston after undergoing COVID-19 testing earlier this month.
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This is how you can co-watch during a coronavirus lockdown

“Co-watching” is how we’ll be socializing for the next few weeks at least.

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The coronavirus pandemic is a game changer for mental health care

Regulatory changes and anxiety heightened by isolation are leading to a boom in use of mental health apps and teletherapy—but are they good enough?

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A new app would say if you’ve crossed paths with someone who is infected

Private Kit: Safe Paths shares information about your movements in a privacy-preserving way—and could let health officials tackle coronavirus hot spots.

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