Andy Meek, BGR

Andy Meek

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Memphis, TN, United States

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  • BGR
Past:
  • Fast Company
  • The Week

Recent articles by Andy:

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Official coronavirus death toll is likely far lower than the reality

The coronavirus is continuing its rampage across the US, resulting in yet another day of growth in the number of confirmed cases of the virus. The number of confirmed cases, as of Monday afternoon, is now up to more than 356,000, according to the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins University. → Read More

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Coronavirus officials now say to avoid grocery stores if you can

The number of coronavirus cases is expected to spike so dramatically this week across the US that public officials and health experts are now warning people to even stay away from grocery stores and pharmacies, some of the last businesses that remain open during the pandemic, if at all possible. → Read More

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‘Tiger King’ isn’t over: A new episode of Netflix’s hottest show might be coming this week

AIRPOD DEAL: The only deal online that saves you money on Apple’s AirPods Pro Tiger King has been everyone's TV obsession -- and the hottest show on Netflix -- for two weeks now, ever since it started streaming on Netflix back on March 20. → Read More

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Allstate is offering partial car insurance refunds since no one is driving right now

Most everyone in the US is under some kind of quarantine or stay-at-home mandate right now as a result of the coronavirus pandemic that's still raging across the world. → Read More

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Quibi is finally here: A new streaming video service bets big on short-form video

Quibi is a new paid streaming video service that launches today in the US and Canada, offering short TV episodes and movie chapters you watch exclusively on your phone. → Read More

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How to tour the most breathtaking world landmarks during your coronavirus quarantine

As of Sunday night, almost 1.3 million confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus have been reported globally, according to the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins University. → Read More

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If you’re quarantined and using credit cards more, these are the best for everyday spending

Whether it's ordering grocery deliveries, relying on Amazon more, or turning to meal delivery options like UberEats more than in the days pre-coronavirus, the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 virus that's resulted in quarantines and stay-at-home orders has us all using credit cards more for daily... → Read More

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People are making up coronavirus-themed episodes of ‘The Office’

The Office just celebrated the 15th anniversary of its US debut in March. Fans have been having fun imagining how a coronavirus-themed episode of the show might unfold, with tons of script ideas posted to Twitter and Reddit in recent days. → Read More

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The most-watched Netflix shows during March’s coronavirus quarantines

Netflix is continuing to provide a much-needed respite from the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak that's responsible for most US residents being confined to their homes right now and businesses having to remain shut down for a while longer. → Read More

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This terrible idea might be the way our coronavirus quarantines end

The numbers of COVID-19 coronavirus cases and deaths are continuing to spike in the US and around the world, with the total number of cases globally passing 1 million as the first week of April drew to a close. → Read More

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Make sure you have one of these credit cards in your wallet for your next grocery run

While most of the US is under a quarantine or stay-at-home order of some kind right now as a result of the continued spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, essential businesses like grocery stores are one of the few remaining places left that people are allowed to go to outside their home. → Read More

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The desperate struggle at one NYC hospital on the front lines of the coronavirus fight

According to the latest coronavirus numbers from Johns Hopkins University, more than 1,500 people have died so far from the virus in New York City, which has also seen more than 45,000 residents test positive. → Read More

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Don’t be surprised if it takes a few months to get your coronavirus stimulus check

The Trump administration is expected to start sending out the first wave of coronavirus stimulus checks in a couple of weeks, which will provide individuals with as much as $1,200 and couples with up to $2,400 (plus $500 for each child a parent has who's under 18). → Read More

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Amazon and Whole Foods workers will now get masks and daily temperature checks

Amazon is planning to step up its protective measures for workers to check them for coronavirus symptoms. Starting next week, Amazon warehouse workers and workers at Amazon-owned Whole Foods will get masks and daily temperature checks. → Read More

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Most restaurants say they can’t survive a shutdown that lasts into May

The coronavirus impact on the economy has been severe, to the point of catastrophe for many business owners that have been forced to close for an indefinite period of time and lay off workers. → Read More

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Coronavirus cases worldwide just topped 1 million

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide just hit a staggering milestone as of Thursday afternoon, with the number of confirmed cases globally topping 1 million. → Read More

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Put this new ‘Scrubs’ podcast from Zach Braff and Donald Faison on your quarantine playlist

The timing is coincidental, but the two main actors from the NBC comedy Scrubs about a group of fictional doctors have just launched a rewatch podcast, right at the moment when the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is responsible for millions of people being quarantined at home and needing to find w... → Read More

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US intelligence report says China misled the world about coronavirus

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic that began with an initial outbreak in China has gone on to ravage cities around the world, resulting in more than 911,000 confirmed cases globally as of Wednesday afternoon. That's according to the latest numbers from Johns Hopkins University. → Read More

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Uber offers 10 million free rides and deliveries during coronavirus pandemic

Companies like Uber are continuing to step up and offer a range of assistance in support of coronavirus relief, as the global pandemic continues to ravage cities and countries (and economies, for that matter) around the world. → Read More

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Today’s the day: T-Mobile and Sprint finally unite, CEO John Legere steps down

The long-planned merger between wireless rivals T-Mobile and Sprint finally became official on Wednesday. As part of the merger, T-Mobile's CEO John Legere is leaving his post a little early, though he will remain a board member of the combined company through this summer. → Read More