Ministers urged to give UK home-workers a ‘right to disconnect’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Ministers are being urged to tackle the “dark side” of remote working by giving employees a legal “right to disconnect” to improve their mental health. After a year of Läs mer…

Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin join $100bn club

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, have joined the $100bn club of super-rich people with 12-digit fortunes after a surge in the share price of the tech Läs mer…

Apple and Google block NHS Covid app update over privacy breaches

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The government has paused a planned update to the NHS Covid-19 app after Apple and Google blocked it from their stores over privacy violations. The app, which aids contact Läs mer…

Facebook ‘still too slow to act on groups profiting from Covid conspiracy theories’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Covid conspiracy theorists are seeking to profit from the millions of followers they have built up on Instagram during the pandemic by marketing health supplements, wellness courses and juicers Läs mer…

The Guardian view on taxing the tech giants: time to pay up | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The terrible global cloud that is the Covid-19 pandemic offered the world the glimpse of a silver lining this week. New tax proposals by Joe Biden mean that the Läs mer…

AstraZeneca vaccine scientists set for £22m payday in New York float

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Prof Sarah Gilbert, the Oxford University scientist who lead the team that created the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, is set for a payday of more than £20m as the vaccine Läs mer…

Seeing stones: pandemic reveals Palantir's troubling reach in Europe

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The 24 March, 2020 will be remembered by some for the news that Prince Charles tested positive for Covid and was isolating in Scotland. In Athens it was memorable Läs mer…

Play nicely! The fun and frustrations of gaming with your partner

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Kristan and Keza play It Takes Two Kristan Reed: “Oh God! Let’s never break up!” pleads Keza as we embark upon the divorcees-to-be shenanigans of It Takes Two, a Läs mer…

Oxford Nanopore float offers London a proper tech future

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Another day, another tech float on the way for London. This one involves proper technology too: cutting-edge DNA sequencing and analytics, as opposed to takeaway food delivered by bicycle. Läs mer…

The unforeseen benefits of lockdown | Letters

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; I can appreciate Richard Friedman’s concerns about the damage lockdown can do to our brains and mental states (If you’re ecstatic after a trip to the shops, it’s your Läs mer…

‘Virtual meetings aren’t going anywhere soon’: how to put your best Zoom face forward

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Thought we were a nation of narcissists pre-Covid? Well, a global pandemic has taken things to a whole new level. It’s safe to say nobody planned to spend quite Läs mer…

'The earlier you act, the more impact': how Seattle tech industry led on Covid

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Last year, four days after the first recorded Covid-19 death in the United States was reported in Kirkland, Washington, just east of Seattle, Microsoft leaders jumped into action – Läs mer…

Gazebo sales boom as families plan outdoor Easter gatherings

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; They used to just feature at school sports days and village fetes but the gazebo has become a must-have garden accessory this spring as preparations for gatherings at Easter Läs mer…

Get ready for the return of the office | Gene Marks

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A strange thing is happening, thanks to the pandemic. While everyone is stuck working from home, some of the country’s largest tech companies are snapping up real estate like Läs mer…

'Just write STOP': the teenager helping Polish women flee abuse

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In April 2020, weeks after Poland went into its first Covid-19 lockdown, Krysia Paszko, a 17-year-old high school pupil, watched a TV report about Europe’s surge in domestic violence Läs mer…

Global shortage in computer chips 'reaches crisis point'

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Consumers are facing price rises and shortages of products from TVs and mobile phones to cars and games consoles as a global shortage in semiconductors grows. The shortage in Läs mer…

Vaccine booking website causes confusion with some regional Australians told to head interstate

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The government’s Covid-19 vaccination booking website is telling regional Australians they will need to travel hundreds of kilometres, in some cases across state borders, to receive their dose , Läs mer…

Lockdown boredom drives UK video games market to £7bn record high

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The UK video games market hit a record £7bn last year as lockdown fuelled an unprecedented boom in the popularity of mobile games, consoles and virtual reality headsets. The Läs mer…

Oscars 2021 ceremony will be in-person and Zoom-free, producers say

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Oscars ceremony in April will be an intimate, in-person gathering, held without Zoom and limited to nominees, presenters and their guests, the producers said on Thursday. Due to Läs mer…