SpaceX to bring astronauts to short-handed Space Station for longer stay – Hardware- Tempemail

Two NASA astronauts gearing up to ride SpaceX’s new space taxi will now be on a mission planned to last more than a month, instead of a week, to help the short-handed crew aboard the International Space Station, the US space agency said on Friday. The launch is scheduled for May 27 from Continue Reading

Google travel data show lockdown fatigue in Australia, US – Security – Software – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

More people stayed home in Brazil, Japan and Singapore in April as those countries’ novel coronavirus cases surged, while people in the United States and Australia returned to parks and jobs as infection rates flattened, data from Google show. The latest weekly update of aggregated travel patterns Google collected from Continue Reading

Tencent buys 5 percent stake in Australian buy-now-pay-later firm Afterpay – Finance – Software- Tempemail

Chinese gaming and social media group Tencent Holdings has bought a 5 percent stake in Afterpay Ltd, the Australian buy-now-pay-later firm said on Friday. Tencent’s shareholding in the Australian firm was worth about A$390 million (US$251.55 million), based on Afterpay shares’ closing level on Friday. The Chinese tech giant, which Continue Reading

COVIDSafe likely to fall short of 40 percent target: iTnews poll – Software- Tempemail

Australia’s new COVIDSafe contact tracing app is likely to fall just short of the government’s 40 percent take-up rate target, according to an iTnews poll. A survey of 1337 iTnews readers over the last two weeks has found that the majority of people (48 percent) are unwilling to download the Continue Reading

Indonesia’s Tokopedia probes alleged data leak of 91m users – Security – Software – Storage- Tempemail

Tokopedia, Indonesia’s largest e-commerce platform, said it was investigating an attempted hack and claims that the details of millions of its users had been leaked online. “We found that there had been an attempt to steal data from Tokopedia users,” a spokesman for the company said in a statement late Continue Reading

How Instagram changed our world | Technology- Tempemail

One day in the autumn of 2015, a small but significant change was implemented at the Instagram offices in Menlo Park, California. Employees arrived at work to discover the rubbish bins under each desk had disappeared. The bins had allowed people to work efficiently – no one had to stand Continue Reading

South African Consumers Make the Move to Contactless Payments | Tempemail

As South Africa imposed necessary restrictions on social distancing in March, three-quarters of South African consumers (75 per cent) say they are now using contactless payments, citing safety and cleanliness as key drivers. Consumer polling by Mastercard, studying changing consumer behaviours in 19 countries around the world, paints a picture Continue Reading