Category: Business / Computers and Software

April 8, 2020

iPads Are Crucial Health Care Tools in Combating Covid-19

Hospitals are deploying tablets and smartphones to protect staff, preserve protective equipment, and help patients connect with loved ones.

by Paris Martineau in Business
April 4, 2020

The JavaScript Framework That Puts Web Pages on a Diet

Svelte, created by a graphics editor for the New York Times, has attracted a following among programmers who want their pages to load faster.

by Klint Finley in Business
March 30, 2020

A Wearable for Opioid Patients Gets Retooled for Covid-19

It alerts staff when a patient’s condition changes, allowing people to be sent home and monitored remotely. Two hospital systems will begin testing it this week.

by Sidney Fussell Adrienne So in Business
March 28, 2020

Open Source Fonts Are Love Letters to the Design Community

Typefaces that be freely used and modified give others a chance to hone their craft—and share valuable feedback.

by Klint Finley in Business
March 27, 2020

Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Is Making Its Software Open Source

The team developed its own software to coordinate volunteers and synthesize voter data. Now, it’s posting the code to GitHub.

by Gilad Edelman in Business
March 27, 2020

China Goes Back to Work as the Coronavirus Rages On Elsewhere

Big companies are recalling workers, with safety precautions. Malls and restaurants are reopening to crowds. 

by Will Knight in Business
March 18, 2020

The Value and Ethics of Using Phone Data to Monitor Covid-19

Google and Facebook are discussing plans with the White House to share collective data on people’s movements during the coronavirus pandemic.

by Will Knight in Business
March 18, 2020

Pixar Pioneers Win the Computing Industry’s ‘Nobel’ Prize

The prestigious Turing Award went to Ed Catmull and Pat Hanrahan, whose computer graphics work helped shape films, videogames, and virtual reality.

by Tom Simonite in Business
March 16, 2020

Microsoft and GitHub Strengthen Their Hold on Open Source 

GitHub, home to about 100 million code “repositories,” is buying NPM, which makes tools widely used by JavaScript developers.

by Klint Finley in Business
March 15, 2020

Phones Could Track the Spread of Covid-19. Is It a Good Idea? 

China and South Korea used smartphone apps to monitor people with the disease. But Americans have different views of privacy and data collection.

by Will Knight in Business