The end: Coronavirus patient delivered last rites by phone

The end: Coronavirus patient delivered last rites by phone

A Connecticut man who died following a coronavirus diagnosis was give last rites by his pastor over the phone with his family listening in from quarantine.

Nurse’s emotional plea: Don’t sacrifice lives of elderly for the economy

Washington state nurse Karen Goheen’s family was impacted by the coronavirus pandemic when both she and her parents tested positive for the virus.

Handle.com helps independent construction workers get paid on time

From long payment cycles to antiquated processes on how to bill workers, the hefty inefficiencies of the construction industry are long overdue for innovation. Enter startups such as the large venture-backed Katerra and recently public companies such as Proco…

Join TC tomorrow at 9 am PT for a chat about the latest YC startup batch

Hello TechCrunch friends and family, tomorrow morning at 9 am Pacific Time we’re gathering on Zoom for an in-depth chat about our favorite startups from the latest Y Combinator Demo Day. This year’s installment of the twice-yearly startup event happened yeste…

Blasian dating in South Africa: ‘Will my Asian family accept my black boyfriend?’

Blasian – black and Asian – couples now exist in South Africa… but they don’t always have an easy time.

How to use social distancing to get closer to your friends and family

How to use social distancing to get closer to your friends and family

As an extrovert who craves being close to people, I’m not a fan of social distancing — but I’m practicing it because currently it’s the most effective tool we have to fight the virulent coronavirus. Instead of going out with my friends for our regular Friday …

Sign up to PureVPN and gift free accounts to friends and family

TL;DR: A two-year subscription to PureVPN is on sale for £2.35 per month, saving you 74% on list price. Congratulations on seeing the light and considering a VPN. These services are great for securing for online identity and protecting your data, and they are…

BBC Dad and his family are back to spread some joy when we need it most

Good news, people: BBC Dad and his family are back. Things are tough right now. But allow yourself to travel back down memory lane to a time that was arguably simpler. The year was 2017, back in the days when we could still go outside. A time when BBC Dad and…

Robert Levinson: Iran denies US former agent died there

His family say they now believe he died in custody in the Islamic republic, where he vanished in 2007.

Family embraces social distancing to wish grandmother, 95, a happy birthday

Kathleen Byrne’s family did not want her special day to pass by without celebration, so they decided to wish her a happy birthday from a safe distance.

Use Google Advanced Protection to Protect Your Family Members From Android Malware

Use Google Advanced Protection to Protect Your Family Members From Android Malware

The Google Play Store unwittingly hosts malicious apps, and it seems like a new batch is discovered every other week. You should be OK as long as you follow basic data security protocols, use a reliable anti-malware service, and are vigilant about removing da…

The best video chat apps to turn social distancing into distant socializing

The vicissitudes of social distancing have taken many people by surprise, making video calls a new necessity for distant socializing. But which of the two dozen apps out there should you and your (perhaps not as tech-savvy) friends and family use? Here are ou…

Amazon Prime Video is streaming kids movies and TV for free, no Prime membership required

Amazon is making a selection of family-friendly and kids programming available for free streaming on Prime Video, as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis which has people trapped at home. The content is available to all Amazon customers, and includes a mix …

Family acts out Disney vacation after it was canceled

The Hearn family took to their backyard to act out the Disney trip they couldn’t take after it was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Be Mindful About Purchasing WIC Items at the Grocery Store Right Now

When you’re out grocery shopping right now, you might not have much a choice when it comes to what you’re able to find and buy. That choice is even more limited if you happen to be a person shopping for a family on WIC. Read more…

Don't Shake Out Your Dirty Laundry

Don’t Shake Out Your Dirty Laundry

Want to protect yourself and your family members from the coronavirus, especially if someone in your household is currently experiencing potential COVID-19 symptoms? Here’s a tip directly from the CDC: Don’t shake out your dirty laundry. Read more…

Support Restaurants By Ordering Directly From Them

If you’re currently relying on food delivery to get you and your family through a work-and-school-at-home situation—or if you’re having food delivered to elderly relatives and friends who need a little extra love and care right now—there’s one good way to ens…

Daniel Radcliffe says his parents helped him cope with fame

The Harry Potter star says his family and living in the UK helped him keep a sense of “perspective”.

What Parents Should Know About Boys and Eating Disorders

Parents of girls likely know that, with all the pressure from society and peers (and sometimes even family), they need to be on the lookout for signs of eating disorders. But what experts have really only fairly recently started to figure out is that our boys…

I have surrendered my mind and soul to Bravo’s ‘Family Karma’

I lost my whole damn mind watching Bravo’s Family Karma. I clock my first cringe of episode 1 at approximately 30 seconds in, when Brian refuses to put his phone away during an interview so he can text on it and find a wife (90 percent of my responses came fr…