Foxconn partners with Medtronic Plc to manufacture ventilators

On Wednesday, Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn stated, it will partner with U.S. firm Medtronic Plc to manufacture ventilators to help patients afflicted by the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. Formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, Foxconn is best known for assembling Apple’s iPhones at factories in China. Foxconn’s statement, released through the company’s…

Tesla engineers showcase ventilator prototype on YouTube

In a video posted on Tesla’s YouTube channel, Tesla’s engineers have showcased a prototype for a ventilator. Tesla is gearing to produce thousands of ventilators to help hospitals around the country who have been overwhelmed by the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. According to one of the engineers, the design relives heavily on Tesla car parts. This…

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hit by cyberattacks aimed at slowing down response time

According to a report from Bloomberg, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a key part of the federal government’s response to China’s Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, has been hit by a cyberattack on Sunday night. In a tweet on Monday, the report cited unnamed sources who said there were multiple hacking attacks that…

Apple, Netflix pull out of South by Southwest music and tech festival

Apple Inc and Netflix Inc stated, they are pulling out of the South by Southwest music and tech festival which is scheduled to be held later this month midst China’s coronavirus outbreak. As of Wednesday, the U.S. death toll from coronavirus infections stands at 11 with California Governor Gavin Newsom declaring a state emergency. Earlier…

Microsoft asks staff in Seattle region and in San Francisco Bay Area to work from home

Microsoft Corp has joined the growing bandwagon of U.S. companies asking employees to work from home so as to limit their exposure to China’s coronavirus. Microsoft has asked many of its employees in the Seattle region and in the San Francisco Bay Area to work from home until March 25. “Taking these measures will ensure…

Alphabet Inc cancels Google I/O midst global coronavirus outbreak

Alphabet Inc has canceled its annual developer event, Google I/O, midst growing concerns on China’s coronavirus which has started spreading outside China. “Over the coming weeks, we will explore other ways to evolve Google I/O to best connect with and continue to build our developer community,” said Alphabet Inc. On Monday, Alphabet had said it…