Tag: digital

“There’s a complete disconnect”: Florida’s school digital divide

CBS News is chronicling what has changed in the lives of residents of some of the biggest battleground states in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Whitney Johnson, 31, was rounding out her seventh year as a teacher at a middle school in Coral Springs, Florida, when the coronavirus pandemic hit. Johnson said the quick transition to digital learning posed challenges for families who didn’t own personal computers, didn’t own enough devices, or had devices that weren’t equipped with the software needed to tune in to classes online.

“When they can’t connect because they lack the technology, it instantly means they’re

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Technology conference CES going digital for 2021

CES logo on a phone
CES logo on a phone

CES, one of the tech world’s biggest gatherings, will be online-only in 2021 the organisers have confirmed.

The event, normally held in Las Vegas in January, draws many of the biggest technology firms and is seen by many as a curtain-raiser to a year in tech.

But with growing concerns about how long the coronavirus pandemic will last, organisers have said 2021 will be “an all-digital experience”.

It said it was “not possible to safely convene tens of thousands of people”.

In a statement, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which organises CES, said it was

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Digital Transformation Stocks to Stay Hot in 2020: 5 Picks

Demand for IoT, AI, VR and AR across industries is anticipated to grow substantially. These solutions are capable of embedding intelligence into business operations to facilitate employee and customer engagement. In fact, the COVID-19 pandemic only sped up the process of digital transformation, which now puts us in an era of remote working.

The past decade has seen significant growth in usage of smartphones, mobile devices and applications that promotes digitization. However, digital transformation is all aboutintroduction of more technologically-advanced products and services that connect and offer data-rich solutions.

Digital transformation helps streamline and integrate all business operations and also

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Canada to ramp up COVID-19 testing and tracing, recommend digital app

By Steve Scherer

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada will ramp up COVID-19 testing and contact tracing as it gradually lifts restrictions and is working closely with Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google on a mobile phone app to help, the prime minister said on Friday.

In his daily news conference, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the federal government was already helping Ontario, the most populous province, with contact tracing and was open to do the same for the other 12 provinces and territories.

Businesses and citizens “need to know that we have a coordinated approach to gradually reopen that is rooted

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