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Every workout gadget you can still buy to keep fit during COVID-19

Gym-deprived Australians are working out with unusual gadgets after coronavirus closures prompted fitness fanatics to strip traditional home exercise equipment from the shelves of stores across the country.

Gyms closed nationwide at midday on Monday, March 23 along with pubs, clubs, restaurants and swimming pools under the second phase of the federal government’s social distancing laws designed to slow the spread of COVID-19.

But it wasn’t until the roll out of stage three restrictions, which brought an end to boot camps, studio classes and even swimming at Sydney and Melbourne’s most popular beaches from March 30, that fitness-related panic buying reached fever pitch.

‘Sold out’ signs appeared in the stores and on the websites of Rebel Sport, Kmart and Harvey Norman within hours of the announcement, with dumbbells, yoga mats, resistance bands and boxing bags among the first to vanish in the rush.

Those who missed out must resort to

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5 Best Programming Languages to Learn During COVID-19 Lockdown

Thanks to COVID-19, you’re trapped inside. It’s a stressful time… but it’s also an opportunity to learn some new stuff, including any programming languages you’ve had your eye on.  

For many developers and technologists, learning a new programming language is often a self-directed effort, based largely on playing around with code until you’ve absorbed the fundamentals. But if you’re the kind of developer who needs lessons and a more structured environment in which to learn, check out websites such as Codeacademy,, and Codewars, all of which offer coding courses for free.

If you want something a bit more intensive (along with lessons that focus on the more advanced aspects of computer science), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has created the OpenCourseWare (OCW) initiative, which features all of the study materials for MIT undergraduate and graduate-level courses. 

While there are dozens of programming languages to learn, the following five are

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What Software Are People Buying During COVID-19?

The Fastest Growing Software Categories During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a staggering impact on every element of life. It’s impacting both personal and professional lives. Companies are closing, businesses are struggling but amidst the chaos – some software companies are actually thriving.

Global SaaS sales were projected to reach more than $132 Billion by the end of 2020, but since the outbreak, SaaS companies have been laying off staff, investors have been writing essays about the importance of cutting back spending and many are guessing that there will be a significant downturn in SaaS revenue. Yet… The differences between the way the world operated during the last financial crisis (2008) and the world today are significant.

Technology is much more advanced than it once was. People are being advised to stay home and thus, they’re spending time online. And many organizations are trying to operate as usual but

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Use Your Computer To Help Folding@Home Solve The COVID-19 Virus Pandemic

The fight against COVID-19 goes nuclear

From the Folding@Home website:

Folding refers to the way human protein folds in the cells that make up your body. We rely on the proteins to keep us healthy and they assemble themselves by folding. But when they misfold, there can be serious consequences to a person’s health.

The Folding@home software runs while you do other things.

While you keep going with your everyday activities, your computer will be working to help us find cures for diseases like cancer, ALS, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, Influenza and many others.

Please be patient if you experience idle time as we face the COVID-19 pandemic together! We are working like mad to start simulations of COVID-19 proteins. The enthusiastic response to our effort has been tremendous and has sometimes emptied our queues. This is a great “problem” to have as there is no end to the

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Tulane Health System begins using COVID-19 new testing technology that gives results in minutes

Tulane Health System now has available a COVID-19 test that will give results in minutes.Administrators for the health system said Monday the tests are available for all inpatient admissions for COVID-19, giving them additional protection for staff and patients.According to Tulane, the test can give results in as little as five minutes. It will also be administered to patients who have no symptoms.Tests are available at Tulane Medical Center, Tulane Lakeside Hospital and the Tulane Cancer Center, according to the health system. It was developed by Abbott Laboratories.”The speed of this new testing capability – which was granted emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration late last week – also lets us quickly know which patients are and are not COVID-positive,” said Dr. Brandon Mauldin, Tulane Health System’s chief medical officer. Tulane officials said they are also discussing how they can work with other area hospitals to … Read More