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Andy Meek

Trending News Reporter

Since 2015
Top Channel Entertainment
Articles 4,338

Bio

Andy Meek is a reporter based in Memphis who has covered media, entertainment, and culture for over 20 years. His work has appeared in outlets including The Guardian, Forbes, and The Financial Times, and he’s written for BGR since 2015. Andy's coverage includes technology and entertainment, and he has a particular interest in all things streaming. Over the years, he’s interviewed legendary figures in entertainment and tech that range from Stan Lee to John McAfee, Peter Thiel, and Reed Hastings.

Coronavirus contact tracing

Apple and Google are working together to track the spread of coronavirus

April 10th, 2020

Apple and Google made a major announcement Friday, disclosing their joint work on a contact-tracing service that would eventually use your smartphone to let you know when you’ve come into contact with someone who’s tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. Both companies stressed that location data and personally identifiable information would not be compromised once …

Coronavirus USA

The Trump administration might start reopening the country on May 1

April 9th, 2020

With glimmers of hope starting to emerge in the coronavirus case and death data we’re seeing on a nationwide scale across the US, the Trump administration is starting to consider May 1 as the point at which they’d push for the country to start reopening. That’s according to a new report Thursday, which provides a …

Social distancing

This is how much damage you can cause by ignoring social distancing

April 9th, 2020

A new CDC case study has revealed the impact just one person can have when they don’t adhere to social distancing guidelines during the coronavirus pandemic. One family member with mild symptoms attended two family gatherings in Chicago and ended up infecting 16 family members with the coronavirus, resulting in three deaths. Visit BGR’s homepage …

Gig workers

This is how much you should be tipping delivery drivers right now

April 9th, 2020

People are relying on delivery drivers for services like DoorDash, UberEats, and Grubhub more than ever during the coronavirus pandemic, when most of us are confined to our homes. Those drivers are getting extra business, but they’re also putting their health in increased jeopardy by being around the public more — oftentimes, getting the same …

Zoom security issues

Zoom asks Facebook’s former chief security officer to help fix its privacy issues

April 8th, 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, millions of people have been forced to transition to working from home. Video conference software like Zoom has enabled that transition, and Zoom, specifically, has seen an explosion in its user base. Unfortunately, that’s also illuminated security and privacy issues. To help solve them, Zoom has asked former Facebook chief security …

Coronavirus grocery shopping

Panera is now selling grocery items to spare you from crowded stores

April 8th, 2020

The fast-casual chain Panera Bread has announced a new initiative involving the sale of in-demand grocery essentials through its restaurants, so that shoppers don’t have to brave grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic to buy items like bread, milk, and produce. This could be a more convenient option for shoppers struggling to adjust to grocery …