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Tech Bytes: Fitbit fatigue tracker can help detect COVID-19

Updated: August 21, 2020 07:59 AM

Uber and Lyft still operating in California. The companies said that they would shut down there after a court order requiring them to reclassify drivers as employees. Uber and Lyft appealed and a higher court and a court has agreed to hear their cases which means the original order is still on hold.

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Google has launched new tools to help users stay informed about the wildfires in California and Colorado. Searches about the fires will provide top stories, tweets from local officials and maps of the fire's boundaries. It's all updated hourly.

Research by Fitbit says data from its wearables can help detect COVID-19 infection. That data shows that fatigue is the most common symptom. It also says 5% of the study's participants had a fever, suggesting temperature checks may not be enough to determine who is infected.

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