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Impossible CEO says it can make a meat ‘unlike anything that you’ve had before’

Plant-based meat products are bigger than ever, with the fast-food industry, grocery stores, and upscale restaurants coming on board. A recent Nielsen report found that plant-based meat alternative purchases went up 279.8 percent last week after Americans were instructed to stay home during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Impossible Foods, a company that develops plant-based meat…

Yelp adds a GoFundMe donation button for struggling businesses

Yelp is hoping to help struggling business stay afloat while COVID-19 restrictions are in place by teaming up with GoFundMe. Since a lot of businesses have to shut down unless they're classified as "essential retail," the two companies are making it easier for them receive direct donations from loyal patrons and people in their community…

ER docs don smart rings to better predict COVID-19 infections

Workers at UCSF Medical Center and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital are wearing the devices, and Oura has asked another 150,000 users to share their data. The rings aren't exactly comprehensive trackers, but they do record body temperature, heart rate and other vitals. In the near term, they could alert medical workers if they have…

How Engadget staffers are finding solace during the coronavirus crisis

My plan is to double-up on two things that have kept me going all winter: daily walks and yoga. When I first started working from home, I was shocked by how few steps I was taking. I took for granted all the walking I used to do to and from work and around the office.…

Don’t bail out the cruise industry

The United States economy is grinding to a halt as the country grapples with the novel coronavirus pandemic, and one of the first major actions President Trump has floated is having the government bail out the cruise line industry, which he says is a “prime candidate.” He shouldn’t do it. It may be wishful thinking…

How to Prevent Jerks From Ruining Your Zoom Meetings

I think it’s great that everyone is now turning to virtual chat services to stay in touch with their friends and loved ones—everything from regular catch-ups, to awkward dinner hangouts, to Dungeons & Dragons games. What’s not so fun is when someone jumps into a Zoom call, public or otherwise, and starts screen-sharing porn to…

‘Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp’ gets a ‘New Horizons’ crossover event

Nintendo is determined to build up hype for Animal Crossing: New Horizons ahead of its March 20th debut, and that includes bringing a taste of the game to the modern Animal Crossing game you can already play. It just kicked off a New Horizons crossover event in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp that gives you a…

Before Buying Something on Sale, Imagine If You Saved 100%

Photo: ShutterstockI was walking home from an appointment when the sign in the window grabbed me: 40% off all wine. The gourmet grocery store was having a going-out-of-business sale, which meant all the items I usually deemed were too expensive for my everyday existence suddenly seemed within reach. Including the wine.I lingered outside that window…

The TSA Now Allows 12oz of Hand Sanitizer in Carry-On Luggage

Image: ShutterstockIf you have a flight coming up and are worried about bringing your hand sanitizer on-board we have some good news for you: now you can pack larger bottles in your carry on.The Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) announced Friday that it will now allow travelers to bring larger bottles of hand sanitizer on…

Keep Paying Your Gym Membership, If You Can

Photo: ShutterstockYour gym is probably closed. (Even if it’s not, you probably shouldn’t go—gyms are a perfect place to be near other people and touch things that other people touch.) So you may be tempted to cancel your membership. But if you can afford it, consider keeping it up. Now, if you go to a…

Do You Need an Umbrella Insurance Policy?

Once you buy insurance for your car and your house, you might think you’re done. You’re covered if something goes wrong, right? But you may find that in a terrible-case scenario, you could find yourself needing more insurance coverage than one of those policies can provide. That’s when an umbrella policy can come in handy.…

Support Your Local Businesses by Buying Gift Cards to Use After the Coronavirus Outbreak

Image: ShutterstockIf coronavirus concerns and social distancing have you skipping a trip to your local coffee shop, restaurant, or theater, consider purchasing a gift card now. Small local businesses often run on exceptionally small margins, which means a drop in sales of 20% or even less could have a detrimental effect on that business’s survival.…

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Elizabeth Warren campaign open sources its organizing tools

The campaign will have "more to say" in the weeks ahead about what it did with technology.It isn't unheard of for American candidates to rely on software for election runs, but developing open source tools is relatively rare. It may become more common, mind you. The Warren team noted that Spoke alone saved the campaign…

Some Tesla factory employees still had to work after the production shutdown

Local officials have confirmed that Tesla stopped making electric cars in California on Monday, March 23rd, in compliance with a shelter-in-place order brought on by the novel coronavirus pandemic. But dozens of workers had to report to the company’s automotive factory to finish processing the final batches of cars this week, according to an email…

Apple updates Safari’s anti-tracking tech with full third-party cookie blocking

Apple on Tuesday released a major update to its Safari Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP), the privacy feature that allows the company’s web browser to block cookies and prevent advertisers from snooping on your web habits. According to Apple’s John Wilander, the WebKit engineer behind the feature, Safari now blocks all third-party cookies. That means that,…

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