Google is working with the US government to develop a COVID-19 screening website

In brief: US President Donald Trump today announced that search giant Google is in the process of creating a website focused on the COVID-19 virus outbreak. The website will act as a form of pre-testing triage and will help to give US citizens some much-needed direction in this challenging time. Continue Reading

AT&T, Verizon, and more pledge not to penalize customers for missed payments during the COVID-19 outbreak

What just happened? Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai today announced a new policy intended to keep Americans online during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The policy, dubbed the Keep Americans Connected Pledge, will aid many individuals who may soon find themselves unable to work due to direct COVID-19 Continue Reading

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2020 is still slated for June but with an all-online format

In brief: Apple on Friday confirmed what everyone had suspected – the in-person segment of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference isn’t happening this year due to current health situations. Instead, Apple will host WWDC in June as an online event complete with a web-based keynote and sessions. Craig Federighi, Apple’s Continue Reading

Comcast accidentally published 200,000 phone numbers of Xfinity customers

WTF?! Comcast has done it again – the company says it accidentally published the personal information of 200,000 customers, including names, addresses, and phone numbers. Affected customers have been given $100 in credits and the possibility to change their phone numbers at no cost, which is probably not enough. This Continue Reading

Coronavirus and the NBN: will your broadband be up to speed if you have to work from home? | Technology

If you are planning on working from home during any impending lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus, there are a few things you should check to make sure your national broadband connection can cope. With multiple people at home all day long, everyone will have their own broadband needs Continue Reading

Microsoft eliminates in-person aspect of Build conference, will carry on as a digital event

In brief: Microsoft originally planned to host its annual Build developer conference in Seattle in mid-May. The in-person portion of the event has since been scrapped due to ongoing concerns about Covid-19, or the coronavirus. Earlier this week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee put a ban on events that attract more Continue Reading

How Eve Sleep and Channel 4 created a ‘night mode’ ad break to inspire rest- Tempemail

To mark World Sleep Day this weekend, Channel 4 and Eve Sleep have compiled a distinctive ad break designed to relax viewers with a ‘sleep mode’ filter. Adam Denton, a creative strategist at the broadcaster explained how unexpected advertising can drive better results on TV. This Sunday at 9.45pm (15 Continue Reading

Facebook uncovers Russian-led troll network based in west Africa | Technology- Tempemail

A newly discovered Russian-led network of professional trolls was being outsourced to Ghanaian and Nigerian operatives, according to Facebook and Twitter, who removed the network’s accounts on Thursday. The network was small: just 49 Facebook accounts, 85 instagram accounts and 71 Twitter accounts in question. But it marks the first Continue Reading

As the DNA market slows, Ancestry’s marketing leans into its family history business- Tempemail

Ancestry’s latest campaign is indicative of the company’s latest marketing strategy: focus on the ‘family’ in family history after the decline in its DNA business saw 6% of its workforce laid off. The company’s latest in-house campaign focuses on the history of women’s suffrage. Launched on International Women’s Day but Continue Reading