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When there’s an app that can save lives, there will be no need to download it out of a sense of duty | Opinion – Blog – Emails

The NHS Covid-19 alert app will be available nationwide in June. It’s voluntary, so those of us with smartphones must decide: should we download the app? The health secretary, Matt Hancock, thinks we should, claiming that we would be “doing our duty and helping to save lives”. If only it were that simple. Even if 80% of smartphone […]

The five: robots helping to tackle coronavirus | Technology – Blog – Emails

Boston Dynamics Singapore park-goers have been reminded of their social distancing obligations by Boston Dynamics’ yellow “dog”. The robot hound is equipped with numerous cameras and sensors, which it can use to detect transgressors and broadcast pre-recorded warnings. The authorities have reassured locals it is not a quadruped data-collection device. Starship Technologies A Starship Technologies […]

TikTok is the perfect medium for the splintered attention spans of lockdown | Sophie Haigney | Opinion- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

TikTok is the perfect medium for the splintered attention spans of lockdown | Sophie Haigney | Opinion- Tempemail – Blog – Tempemail.co Skip to content Someone, somewhere, makes a sandwich, gracefully pressing her fork into the edges of crustless white bread. Someone else jumps in the air and somehow manages to remove his hoodie with […]

UK may ditch NHS contact-tracing app for Apple and Google model | Technology – Blog – Emails

The government has left open the prospect of ditching its own contact-tracing app in favour of the “decentralised” model favoured by Apple and Google after it was revealed that a feasibility study into such a change is under way. After repeated warnings that the UK will be an outlier if it insists on using its […]

Covidsafe app: how to download Australia’s coronavirus contact tracing app, how it works, what it does and problems | Australia news – Blog – Emails

The Australian government has launched Covidsafe, an app that traces every person running the app who has been in contact with someone else using the app who has tested positive for coronavirus in the previous few weeks, in a bid to automate coronavirus contact tracing, and allow the easing of restrictions. Here’s what we know […]

Amazon executive resigns over company’s ‘chickenshit’ firings of employee activists | Technology – Blog – Emails

Tim Bray, a top engineer and vice-president at Amazon, announced on Monday he is resigning “in dismay” over the company’s firing of employee activists who criticized working conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Bray’s resignation comes as Amazon faces increased scrutiny and employee activism surrounding its internal response to coronavirus. Amazon workers on Friday participated in […]

Covidsafe app: how Australia’s coronavirus contact tracing app works, what it does, downloads and problems | Australia news – Blog – Emails

The Australian government has launched Covidsafe, an app that traces every person running the app who has been in contact with someone else using the app who has tested positive for coronavirus in the previous few weeks, in a bid to automate coronavirus contact tracing, and allow the easing of restrictions. Here’s what we know […]

Covid-19: the psychology of conspiracy theories | Science- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

With false information linking the coronavirus to 5G telecoms or Chinese labs being widely shared on social media, Ian Sample speaks to social psychologist Dr Daniel Jolley about why the pandemic is such fertile ground for conspiracy theories How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know Tempemail , Tempmail – Temp email addressess […]

The lockdown in our minds will be the last restriction to be lifted | Rafael Behr | Opinion- Tempemail – Blog – Emails

Watching old movies, it is easy to be shocked by all the gratuitous touching. By “old” I mean anything recorded before March 2020, when people were still squeezing past each other to get to the bar, exchanging grimy coins and passing drinks back with their dirty bare hands. Did we really throng like that? It […]

Covidsafe app: how to download Australia’s coronavirus contact tracing app and how it works | Australia news – Blog – Emails

The Australian government has launched Covidsafe, an app that traces every person running the app who has been in contact with someone else using the app who has tested positive for coronavirus in the previous few weeks, in a bid to automate coronavirus contact tracing, and allow the easing of restrictions. Here’s what we know […]