How the telephone failed its big test during 1918’s Spanish flu pandemic

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Alexander Graham Bell’s invention was supposed to make life under quarantine bearable. But AT&T ended up begging people to stay off the line. Being cooped up at home during a pandemic is not fun. But in 2020, it doesn’t involve being disconnected from the outside world. Actually, thanks to the internet, the greater risk is that you might end up feeling overwhelmed by information . Read Full Story

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This automated checkout app tries to make shopping feel safe again

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As the immersive retail startup Showfields reopens its doors in New York City, it is launching a contactless in-store app to help customers feel comfortable shopping during the pandemic. As late as March, customers at the four-story shop of Soho-based retailer Showfields were lining up to take a slide into inventive physical installations (think artificial forests and shiny discos) where they could touch and test products on offer, like premium haircare from Act and Acre, olive oil from startup Brightland , and art from independent artists like Azuki Furuya. Read Full Story

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