Thanksgiving in a pandemic: 5 ways tech can help the holiday


From lining up outside a supermarket to buy a turkey and smaller in-home gatherings to near-empty planes and perhaps fewer gifts under the tree, Thanksgiving and Christmas during a global pandemic may seem more like “The Twilight Zone” than “It’s a Wonderful Life.” But that doesn’t mean you still can’t create a memorable – nay, magical – time for your family this time of year. In fact, tech can help with the holidays, in several ways, to make the most out of the situation. Fortunately, there are several ways to keep in touch with those who aren’t there with you. Not only can chat with video – for a more meaningful connection to family and friends practicing social distancing – but you can often have several people on the call at the same time. And all the big services are free. This includes Zoom (even removing its 40-minute limit over Thanksgiving), Skype, Teams, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and more. Readmore..