Coronavirus

NHS Covid App Could Be Changed, Minister Confirms

Government minister admits that as Covid restrictions are eased in England on 19 July, the NHS app will need to…

4 months ago

Microsoft Gives Staff $1,500 Coronavirus Bonus

Thank you all. Employees at Microsoft around the world to get $1,500 bonus for their efforts during the global Coronavirus…

4 months ago

Japanese Officials Resist Ban On Fax Machines

Victory for legacy tech, as pushback by Japanese officials against ban on fax machines overturns a mass switch to email…

4 months ago

British Airways Settles Data Breach Claims Case

Costly exercise. British Airways pays an undisclosed settlement to passengers and staff impacted by massive 2018 data breach

4 months ago

Apple To Bank On Revised Retail Store Strategy

Doubling down on its retail stores, after Apple retail chief confirms post pandemic extension of its retail operations in US

4 months ago

Apple Seeks Staff Return To The Office

Remote working setback? CEO Tim Cook wants Apple staff to return to the office by September for at least three…

5 months ago

Amazon Halts Workforce Testing For Marijuana

America's second largest employer confirms it will no longer test staff for marijuana use, and begins testing for Covid variants…

5 months ago

Facebook Lifts Ban On ‘Man-Made Covid-19’ Posts

Posts about Coronavirus coming from Wuhan lab will no longer be labelled as 'fake news', as President Biden orders origin…

5 months ago

Google To Open Retail Store In New York

Good idea? Google retail store in New York’s Chelsea neighbourhood will sell Pixel phones, FitBit devices and Nest products

5 months ago

IFA 2021: Berlin Show Cancelled Amid Coronavirus Vaccine Worry

IFA consumer trade show to be held in Berlin in September has been cancelled, with organisers citing concern about the…

5 months ago

NHS Covid-19 App Saved Up To 8,700 Lives, Says Research Paper

NHS contact tracing app used in England and Wales during Coronavirus pandemic saved thousands of lives, research suggests

6 months ago

Twitter Removes Critical Tweets Of Indian Government Covid Response

Indian government asks Twitter to remove tweets critical of official response, as the country battle terrible Coronavirus outbreak

6 months ago

Telephone Landline Usage In ‘Terminal Decline’, Uswitch Finds

As usage of WhatsApp, Zoom etc soars, the humble telephone landline declines, with 26 percent not even bothering to connect…

6 months ago

Brits Home Working Spend More Time Doing Job

Official report finds Britons working from home during Coronavirus pandemic spent more time doing unpaid work for their jobs, compared…

6 months ago

NHS Website Crashes Briefly Amid Rush For Vaccine Bookings

After the government authorises Covid-19 vaccines for over 45s, NHS booking website crashes briefly under the strain

7 months ago

Tencent’s Timi Studios ‘Made $10bn’ In 2020

Tencent's Timi Studios, developer of Call of Duty Mobile, reportedly brought in $10bn in revenues last year, possibly making it…

7 months ago

LG Likely To Exit Smartphone Market – Report

Decision reportedly already made by LG management to stop selling smartphones, and pull out of mobile communication sector altogether

7 months ago

Google Reopens ‘Limited’ Offices, As It Restricts Remote Working

Google is ramping up the partial re-opening of its offices in the US, but places restrictions on remote working in…

7 months ago

Microsoft, Facebook To Reopen Some US Offices

As US, UK begins to emerge from Coronavirus lockdowns, US tech giants Microsoft and Facebook announce limited office re-opening

7 months ago

BT Staff To Receive £1,500 Pandemic Bonus

Nearly 60,000 frontline BT staff who kept the UK's vital communication channels working during the Coronavirus pandemic, are to receive…

7 months ago

Google Signals $7 billion Investment In Data Centres, Offices

Alphabet unit reaffirms commitment to California and signals hefty investment in data centres and jobs due to pandemic surge

7 months ago

BT Pledges ‘Fury’ Build Of FTTP Broadband After Ofcom Pledge

BT will 'build like fury' to deliver fibre to the premise for 20 million homes and businesses by 2030 after…

7 months ago

Twitter Expands Fight Against Coronavirus Vaccine Misinformation

Platform increases use of warning labels on misleading Covid-19 vaccine posts, and introduces scaling “strike” system for repeat offenders

8 months ago

Amazon Accused Of Systemic Discrimination In Lawsuit

Female executive at AWS accuses e-commerce giant of discrimination against black people and hired Harvey Weinstein lawyer

8 months ago

Oxford University Confirms Hack Of Biology Lab Studying Covid-19

NCSC investigates after hackers compromised one of the world’s top biology labs at Oxford University, that is investigating Coronavirus

8 months ago

EU Opens Consultation On Gig Economy Worker Rights

After UK's top court rules Uber drivers are workers, European Commission begins consultation on gig economy worker rights

8 months ago

New York Sues Amazon Over Pandemic Protection For Workers

New York’s attorney general files lawsuit against e-commerce giant, alleging it failed to protect workers during pandemic

8 months ago

Pfizer Attack Carried Out By North Korean Hackers

North Korean hackers have attempted to steal valuable Covid-19 vaccine information from Pfizer, warns South Korean intelligence

8 months ago

BT Contributes £24 Billion To UK Plc – Report

The scale of contribution of the former UK telecom incumbent BT to the British economy has been revealed in an…

9 months ago

Mazda Warns It May Cut Production Due To Silicon Shortage

Needing chips. Ongoing silicon shortages prompt Japanese car maker Mazda to warn it may cut global vehicle production by 34,000

9 months ago