Colleges are trying to track students to contain COVID-19 cases. Students are pushing back.

DETROIT — Special police patrols in student-heavy neighborhoods. Smartphone apps monitoring location inside a bubble. Daily check-in forms.

As hundreds of thousands of students arrive back on campuses across the country, college and university administrators are greeting them with a variety of methods to monitor behavior and discourage large gatherings, all in an effort to keep the students healthy and on campus.

Notre Dame and the University of North Carolina have recently shut down face-to-face

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Apple Just Poured Gas on VR

Apple’s mystique doesn’t stem from a reputation as an innovator or pioneer, but rather as a refiner of technology or a popularizer of existing hardware or features. It is the trendmaker of the consumer electronics world.

So when the company responsible for turning laptops, smartphones and smartwatches into coveted products picks up a business in a different tech sector, the industry tends to take notice. Especially when it’s a targeted virtual reality platform — like

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Restaurant dining rooms set to reopen soon in Miami-Dade as COVID spread eases

Miami-Dade will let restaurant dining rooms reopen Aug. 31 after nearly two months of emergency closures to fight the spread of COVID-19.

Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he was loosening the rules as the county’s infection rate hovered near the red-line level of 10%.

“This does not mean this is over, by a long-shot,” Gimenez said in an online press conference. “While we’re heading in the right direction, we’re not out of the woods.”

The move

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College campuses face explosion of COVID-19 cases

The exploding number of new COVID-19 cases on campuses across the country has left many colleges and universities grappling with the same vexing question: How do you get students to cooperate with new safety measures?

While many students appear to be following social distancing guidelines, all too many are breaking the rules and putting their classmates at greater risk.

The University of Alabama reported more than 550 people — the majority of them students —

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14 best places to buy masks for kids going back to school

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There is no evidence to support that wearing a face mask will protect you from COVID-19. You should still avoid touching your

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We Had To Pull Our Son With Special Needs From His Charter School

Educational choices for children has historically been a fairly easy decision for families. Most families enroll their children in local public schools where they attend with friends within their community. Some families chose to send their children to private schools for religious reasons or specialized programs. Other families elect to homeschool their children as a reflection of their educational choice. But for families of children with disabilities, educational choice is never an easy decision, and

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Public, a stock trading app, gets a seven-figure check from Scott Galloway

Hertz. The latter, in particular, garnered wide-spread disbelief. Why in the world would investors bet on a company that had just filed for bankruptcy, a move that would likely make its shares worthless? ” data-reactid=”19″The pandemic spawned several oddities of human behavior: toilet paper and sourdough starter kits flew off the shelves, and for whatever reason, so did shares of car-rental company, Hertz. The latter, in particular, garnered wide-spread disbelief. Why in the

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I Moved During the Pandemic, and Here Are My Top 12 Tips to Guide You Through

worldwide pandemic? Yeah . . . it’s not great. The mess that ensues from packing up an entire life into boxes sometimes feels insurmountable, and once it’s all in the new place, the reorganizing seems never-ending. Not to mention scheduling the movers or renting the U-Haul, setting up a moving-out and moving-in time if apartment buildings are involved, and doing all of this in a way that keeps within COVID-19 preventative measures for both

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Community Invited To Keep Alpharetta’s Scarecrow Tradition Alive

ALPHARETTA, GA — Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Scarecrow Harvest Festival, held last year in Brooke Street Park, has been canceled. Each fall, residents and visitors of Alpharetta look forward to seeing the downtown streets decorated with scarecrows made by local schools, businesses and organizations. This sight brings a smile to many, and this year the city is calling on the community to help keep this tradition alive during COVID-19.

Because schools and teachers have

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Amazon’s New Room Decorator Tool Lets You Design a Whole Room With Augmented Reality Furniture

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Photo credit: Amazon

From House Beautiful

Shopping for furniture online just got a whole lot easier: Amazon is launching an augmented reality tool that lets you see how furniture and home decor items will look in your home. The best part? With Amazon’s new Room Decorator tool, you can view multiple items at once, so you can basically design a whole room right from your phone or desktop.

In 2017, Amazon rolled out AR View,

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Polestar 2 is the First Real Car From the Brand

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Polestar’s (Volvo’s electrified performance subsidiary founded in October, 2017) second car to be released is called the, wait for it, Polestar 2. But in many ways the name is misleading because this is the first real Polestar to the hit the market.” data-reactid=”24″It’s fitting enough that Polestar’s (Volvo’s electrified performance subsidiary founded in October, 2017) second car to be released is called the, wait for it,

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‘I believe you can be beautiful at any age’

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Claudia Schiffer – Etre Cecile

Claudia Schiffer’s birthday celebrations are ongoing – online, in any case. The German supermodel, who turns 50 today, has been tagged in hundreds of tributes from fans and friends on Instagram. Designers including Dolce and Gabbana and Donatella Versace have launched new products in her honour. Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing sent her a huge meringue and a custom-made outfit. What does 50 look like now? She’s having dessert for

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Here’s everything you need to know

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The Independent

If you took inspiration from Marie Konodo and decluttered your home during lockdown, chances are you’ll be needing to give your kitchenware an update.

And luckily for you, Aldi is bringing back its best-selling cast iron cookware range just in time for autumn’s stewing season.

The budget-friendly retailer is re-releasing its heavy-duty casserole dish (£24.99), skillet pan (£14.99), and roasting tray (£19.99) all for a fraction of the price of leading brand Le

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These Casino Staffers Are Working in Fear

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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/Getty

Lindsey,* a pit boss at the Cosmopolitan hotel on the infamous Las Vegas Strip, gets nauseous every night she hits the casino floor to begin her shift.

Some maskless patrons wander around the casino nightly—as if the threat of coronavirus doesn’t exist—while others freely smoke or handle cards with their bare hands, she told The Daily Beast. She’s been called everything from a “stupid fucking bitch” to a

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10 Fall Nail Trends These Pros Are Calling Out

All dressed up and nowhere to go? We know the feeling. But that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the change in seasons and embrace the latest wave of fall trends. While restocking your wardrobe may not feel feasible or even necessary this year, we’re excited to try out the earthy, muted, and moody tones of autumn with an at-home manicure. That’s right—even if you can’t remember the last time you had a professional tend to

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iRobot’s cleaning Roomba is getting a brain transplant

iRobots Genius Home Intelligence gives people more control over how, when and where Roomba cleans. Credit: Jeff Tilford/iRobot
iRobots Genius Home Intelligence gives people more control over how, when and where Roomba cleans. Credit: Jeff Tilford/iRobot

Consumer robotics pioneer iRobot (IRBT), creator of the Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, announced on Tuesday that it is giving the home cleaning experience a major upgrade with the launch of a new robot platform, called iRobot Genius Home Intelligence.

The interface is a newly redesigned iRobot Home app that gives people highly personalised control over when, how,

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Samsung might bring its S-Pen to the Galaxy S21 series

Samsung‘s S-Pen stylus has been the crown jewel of the company’s Galaxy Note series. However, that might be changing as the company is set to offer the stylus with its upcoming Galaxy S21 flagship.

A report from a Korean outlet notes that Samsung is developing the S21 series under the code name “unbound.” While there might be three versions of the phone: the Galaxy S21, the Galaxy S21+, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the

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How to Navigate a College Reopening

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One thing is clear as students return to some college and university campuses amid the coronavirus pandemic: It will be very tricky to get this right.

Public health experts are concerned that attempts to start in-person classes too soon and an overreliance on imperfect testing practices could lead students to underestimate the risks of getting infected on campus, potentially seeding new outbreaks and spreading

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