Kristen Sallaberry

Kristen Sallaberry is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily. Based in New York, she covers the realm of consumer tech and how these ever-progressing gadgets affect our lives. A creative writer and music-head, she also writes for online music publication, Sound of Boston, where she reviews and premieres new music, and co-writes a hip-hop focused column.

Calling on Virtual Reality in the Wake of COVID-19

As this pandemic continues to loom over us, we see the world around us—as well as our own—alter radically. It’s time to employ a different technique: the use of virtual reality —the kind of tech that’s been utilized for medical advancements, educational advancements and assisting businesses in their growth. Let’s review some of the ways virtual reality (VR) has made itself a necessary means in the wake of COVID-19. George Washington University Turns to VR to View COVID-19 Patients Lungs As...

How the Gaming World is Keeping Many of Us Inside (and Sane)

In This Time of Isolation, Virtual Interaction is Better Than no Interaction. The gaming world presents us with opportunities to connect with communities virtually—where the ability to interact with others in real-time can still be an option for us, even during this time of social distancing.  During this time where strict “stay inside” rules are being enforced all across the country, many are turning to gaming to stay connected with friends and relatives. Multiplayer games where players can...

Alibaba Invites Medical Personnel from Around the World to Tackle COVID-19, Together

It’s true, we learn best from sharing experiences. Alibaba Cloud has implemented AI and advanced cloud-tech to develop a platform for medical personnel to share experiences and ultimately seek help from those who’ve battled this virus on the frontlines. The conference, DingTalk’s International Medical Expert Communication Platform, hosted on Alibaba’s Cloud, was developed by Alibaba’s Cloud solution experts, the DingTalk team, and scientists and researchers from Alibaba’s DAMO Academy....

Anti-Terror Technology is Being Repurposed by Israel to Combat COVID-19

On March 15, emergency regulations that would permit the use of anti-terror technology to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic received the stamp of approval from Israel’s government. These regulations allow Shin Bet—Israel’s internal security service—to monitor and retain data from the phones of those who have fallen victim to the virus. Rest assured, Prime Minister Netanyahu confirms that this will only be in place temporarily until the spread of the virus has come to a halt. It was reported...

How Alibaba Is Utilizing Technology to Aid China During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During this state of national emergency the ways in which we conduct our lives has altered drastically. Most of us are being ordered to work remotely if possible, practice social distancing and self-quarantine and, with no clear end in sight, many are struggling with one concern in particular: How will we get food supplies? Medical services? Toiletries? How will we get the supplies we need to survive without leaving our homes?  In China—a country that has seen devastating numbers arise from...

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