Technology News, Updates and latest Developments

  • Google to skip April Fools’ pranks in light of COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s April Fools’ shenanigans are famous in the tech world. But it’s canceling the jokes this year.
  • Open Source software, once the scorn of Microsoft and profit-seeking software developers, is playing an active role in efforts to combat COVID-19’s spread. Several open source projects are assisting health providers and helping people mitigate some of the hardships associated with the pandemic.
  • The 2020 Detroit Auto Show has been canceled. As originally reported by The Detroit Free Press, the annual auto expo has been nixed because the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has designated its host venue, the TCF Center, as a coronavirus field hospital site.
  • Google on Friday said it’s committing more than $800 million to help small businesses and crisis responders dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. The aid will come in cash and advertising credits for the search giant’s platforms.
  • With companies across the globe turning to work from home, via the online medium amid the Covid-19 outbreak, threats to cyber security have increased.
  • Apple creates coronavirus screening app, website in partnership with CDC and White House. Apple says the app and site aim to offer people across the US an easy way to get trusted information and guidance.