09 Apr: How To Fight COVID-19 By Turning On Your Computer

A team of Best Buy employees is helping in the fight against COVID-19 simply by turning on their computers.

They’re among more than 700,000 people worldwide who have downloaded Folding@Home, a software that crowdsources users’ computing power to help crunch COVID-19 data. The program simply runs in the background of a PC or Mac when it’s turned on but not in use.

It might sound too good to be true, but it’s an example of how people are using science and tech to come together for the greater good.