Day: March 14, 2020

Best coffee maker for 2020: Bonavita, Ninja, Oxo, Moccamaster and more – CNET

Here are the best coffee makers you can buy to make delicious drip at home. …read more Source:: CNet

Responding to School Closings, Microsoft Offers Free ‘Minecraft Education Edition’

Long-time Slashdot reader theodp spotted this announcement at As COVID-19 concerns prompt school closures around the world, many educators are turning to remote learning to keep students engaged. To help teachers and students stay connected to the classroom, Minecraft: Education Edition is now available through June 2020 for all educators and learners who have…

The best robot vacuum of 2020: iRobot Roomba, Neato, to Eufy and many more vacuum models – CNET

Robot vacuums clean better, faster and are smarter than they’ve ever been. These are the best models for sale right now. …read more Source:: CNet

Coronavirus and online dating: Looking for love amid COVID-19 is tricky, but not impossible – CNET

This week on Love Syncs: Social distancing can make it tough to bring the romance, but humor helps. “Someone just asked me: ‘If coronavirus doesn’t take you out, can I?’” …read more Source:: CNet

Also Cancelled Over Coronavirus: FIRST Robotics Competition and Stanford’s Final Exams

Stanford University announced strict new rules for undergraduates after a student tested positive for COVID-19: “The university already went to online classes last week,” notes the Los Angeles Times. Now, noting county-wide restrictions on gatherings of more than 100 people, the university has also changed its dining hall procedures, and students “will be given pre-filled…

Coronavirus care at one hospital got totally taken over by robots – CNET

At a smart hospital in Wuhan, China, robots stepped in to take vital signs, deliver meds, disinfect the facility and entertain quarantined patients. …read more Source:: CNet

NASA’s stuck Mars ‘mole’ gets helpful push from the InSight lander – CNET

We just want to take your temperature, Mars. …read more Source:: CNet

Best charcoal grill for 2020 – CNET

We’re firing up the grills to find the best charcoal model for your cookout. …read more Source:: CNet

Coronavirus updates: Travel from UK to US banned, France shuts down nonessential businesses – CNET

Latest COVID-19 updates: All restaurants, bars, theaters to close in France. The US’ European travel ban gets extended to include the UK and Ireland. President Trump says he’s been tested for the coronavirus, with results still to come. …read more Source:: CNet

Group Builds Massive New Library of Censored Articles Inside Minecraft

In countries where websites, blogs and a free press are strictly limited, Minecraft “is still accessible by everyone,” notes the official official web site for Reporters Without Borders (an international nonprofit defending freedom of information): Reporters Without Borders used this backdoor to build “The Uncensored Library”: A library that is now accessible on an open…