Coronavirus: YouTube stars urge fans to stay at home

Image caption KSI, DanTDM, Anastacia Kingsnorth and Caspar Lee appear in the video More than 100 YouTube stars have recorded a video message urging their fans to “stay home” during the coronavirus outbreak. The video will be introduced by entertainer JJ Olatunji, known online as KSI, who has more than 21 million subscribers on YouTube.

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BBC Click’s Paul Carter looks at some of the best tech stories of the week including: A new daily covid-19 symptom tracker was launched by King’s College London and health startup ZOE to let anyone share their data with researchers and the NHS. Phone sales dropped by the industry’s biggest-ever amount since the invention of

Coronavirus: Tesla donates hundreds of ventilators to New York

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The boss of electric car maker Tesla said his company will donate ventilators to New York. Elon Musk has promised to provide New York with hundreds of ventilators to help meet demand from the growing coronavirus outbreak. The Tesla chief executive said the first batch of donated machines would

Food wholesalers offer online orders to sell stock

Image copyright HG Walter’s Image caption People stuck at home have a great appetite for home deliveries from their favourite high street shops Food wholesalers are making online home deliveries in response to Covid-19 measures. As bars, restaurants and hotels shut due to government restrictions, the wholesalers that usually provide them with food and drink,

Coronavirus: Online child abuse warning during lockdown

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Children are more likely to be using the internet unsupervised, with schools shut Online child abusers are seeking to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, international law enforcement agency Europol has warned. Europol said it had information that “strongly indicates increased online activity by those seeking child abuse material”.

Coronavirus: Vodafone offers 30 days free mobile data

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vodafone admitted the timing of its price hike was unfortunate Vodafone is offering free unlimited mobile data to half a million of its pay monthly customers. The mobile network said it was doing so as part of its support measures during the coronavirus pandemic. Customers considered “vulnerable” will be

Coronavirus: Zoom is in everyone’s living room – how safe is it?

Image copyright Zoom Image caption Zoom has become the app many are using to stay in touch with friends, family and work colleagues Zoom, the video-conferencing app that has seen a huge rise in downloads since quarantines were imposed around the world, is now being used by millions for work and social gatherings. This week

Coronavirus: What are ventilators and why are they important?

Image copyright Dyson The government has ordered thousands of ventilators to help ease the pressure on hospitals caused by the coronavirus crisis. For patients with the worst effects of the infection, a ventilator offers the best chance of survival. What is a ventilator and what does it do? Simply put, a ventilator takes over the

The uncertain future for China’s electric car makers

Image copyright Han Zhu Image caption Choosing an electric car was an easy decision for Shenzhen resident Han Zhu Han Zhu is on a mission to go green. The 29-year-old data analyst wants her next car to be electric. But her reasons for buying an electric vehicle are in part practical. In the southern Chinese

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