Short Stories: How COVID-19 Has Been Impacting Your Lives

Short Stories: How COVID-19 Has Been Impacting Your Lives

Last week, we asked our Facebook Community to share how COVID-19 has impacted your lives personally, professionally, and otherwise and were overwhelmed by the number of thoughtful responses that came into our editorial inbox and DMs. You shared stories as nur…

What World War II Can Teach Us About Fighting the Coronavirus

Some manufacturers are racing to make ventilators, respirators, and face shields. But the situation is nothing like it was in the 1940s.

Don’t bail out the cruise industry

President Donald Trump said cruise ship companies are a “prime candidate” for a bailout, along with airlines. But there are many reasons not to hand over billions of dollars in cash to the cruise industry.

One chart compares coronavirus cases per capita in the hardest-hit countries around the world — Switzerland, Spain, and Italy top the list

The US, China, and Italy (in that order) have the highest number of coronavirus cases in the world. But comparing the number of cases per million residents tells a different story about which countries are hardest hit by the pandemic. Switzerland has the high…

The top infectious disease expert in the US says we’re seeing ‘glimmers’ that social distancing is helping, but says a turnaround is yet to come

Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Tuesday that the US is starting to see “glimmers” that social distancing is having a dampening effect on the spread of the coronavirus. There’s a “reasonably good chance” that a second wave of the virus hits later this year, he said …

As NYC healthcare workers battle the coronavirus, 2 top Mount Sinai execs are reportedly waiting out the crisis in their Florida vacation homes

As NYC healthcare workers battle the coronavirus, 2 top Mount Sinai execs are reportedly waiting out the crisis in their Florida vacation homes

Rob Kim/FilmMagic / Getty Images Two executives from Mount Sinai Health Systems, one of New York City’s most prominent hospital networks, are reportedly sheltering in Palm Beach, Florida, as their hospitals up north overflow with coronavirus patients and vict…

27 TV show recommendations from TechCrunch while you’re stuck at home

With shelter-in-place orders worldwide, it’s never been a better time to curl up on the couch and loss oneself in a TV show. That’s what we’re doing. Some TechCrunch staffers are watching perennial favorites like The Wire or The West Wing or Gilmore Girls. Ot…

10 ways to learn a new language before you re-enter the world again

How many times have you heard yourself say “I’ve always wanted to learn to speak [insert language]”? Well, considering you likely have no plans tonight or in the foreseeable future, maybe it’s time to stop saying and start doing. Here are ten awesome learning…

The ‘Resident Evil 3’ Remake Seems Doomed to Fail

The latest reboot is trying to be a missing link, but it ends up being too much.

TikTok love story documents next-level dating in the time of quarantine

Social distancing has made dating more complicated, but that doesn’t mean it’s off the table entirely. Brooklyn-based photographer Jeremy Cohen stepped up social-distancing dating and documented it all in a series of TikToks. Last week he noticed his neighbor…

How to Watch Instagram Live Feeds on Your Computer or Television

How to Watch Instagram Live Feeds on Your Computer or Television

Now that we’re all spending a lot more time inside, we’ve got a lot more time to watch live content—and there’s suddenly a lot more live content to watch, especially on Instagram. Watching videos on your phone, however, isn’t always an ideal experience. But y…

Take your shot: Apply to TC Top Picks at Disrupt SF 2020

TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco is known around the world as the place where the early-stage startup community gathers to learn and launch, connect and collaborate. We know COVID-19 has created challenges, but Disrupt SF is still on schedule (keep tabs on ou…

Belly dancers to florists: Six African coronavirus heroes

Uplifting stories about African people doing exceptional things in the age of coronavirus.

A new Humble Bundle offers tons of great games to raise money to fight COVID-19

For $30, the Humble Bundle to “Conquer COVID-19” includes games like Hollow Knight, Into The Breach, Superhot, Undertale, and several ebooks and digital comics.

“Content network effect” makes TikTok tough to copy

Many TikTok videos don’t start from scratch, so neither can its competitors. TikTok is all about remixes where users shoot a new video to recontextualize audio pulled from someone else’s clip, or riff on an existing meme or concept. That only works because Ti…