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.

Google Veterans Unveil Nonprofit CVKey Project in Effort to Assist Communities in Reopening Responsibly

Born from Brian McClendon, the cofounder of Google’s Keyhole, is the registered nonprofit CVKey Project. The project, which launched earlier today, essentially assesses the symptoms of an individual and allows venues to determine based off of the results whether or not to admit them.  How does the app work? The CVKey app invites individuals to take an assessment. This assessment asks people about any symptoms they may have been experiencing along with a few other related questions. The...

Facebook is Building an Underwater Cable Around Africa to Bolster the Continent’s Internet Access

Facebook is in the midst of building an underwater cable —specifically, a subsea fiber-optic cable—that could bridge the online gap between Africa’s population with the rest of the virtual world. Sound familiar? Last year, Google announced a similar plan. After partnering with China Mobile, MTN, Orange, Vodafone and local network operators, Facebook announced their plans to construct an underwater cable that will run under seas around Africa to boost the continent’s internet access. The...

The Band-Aid like Sensors That Can Monitor COVID-19 Symptoms

Northwestern University partnered up with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab to develop Band-Aid like sensors meant to assess a person’s chest congestion; monitoring a person’s cough and sensing if they have developed any breathing problems that may be linked to COVID-19.  What is this COVID-19 monitoring patch? The sensor, announced on Monday by Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, is meant to adhere to the skin where the neck and throat meet–this way the sensor can pick up on airflow and any potential...

Nintendo Data Breach – What You Need To Know

A Nintendo data breach was confirmed by the company this week as hackers managed to break into as many as 160,000 accounts. Many have taken to gaming as a source of comfort and escape during this global quarantine we’re all living in. The Nintendo Switch had even reached a point of shortage; the popular device was completely out of stock last month and the company is still struggling to meet high-volume consumer demands. Animal Crossing: New Horizons had also dropped a highly-anticipated...

MIT Introduces Emerald, A Device Allowing Doctors to Monitor COVID-19 Patients Remotely

Scientists have been ardently examining ways in which we can employ artificial intelligence to aid us in our fight against COVID-19. So far,  it’s been used to detect new molecules that are potentially capable of treating COVID-19; it’s been used to scan lung CTs for signs of pneumonia and determine the severity of patients’ illness; it’s even been used in a newly developed tracking software meant to detect symptoms of COVID-19 in people walking about the streets. And now, MIT has announced...

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