NBN Co sources $6.1 billion from banks – Finance – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

NBN Co has secured access to a total of $6.1 billion from Australian and international banks, well above the $2 billion it had initially sought. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann said the credit facilities “demonstrated … strong support in the market for the NBN business plan and outlook.” He said the Continue Reading

In defence of the ‘stay alert, control the virus, save lives’ messaging- Tempemail

Following the release of the UK Government’s ‘Stay alert, control the virus, save lives’ messaging introduced at the begining of an easing on lockdown restrictions by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in England, there was loud consternation. Dan Cullen-Schute, founder and chief executive of Creature offers his view and reasons on Continue Reading

An Undisclosed Critical Vulnerability Affect vBulletin Forums — Patch Now – Tempemail

If you are running an online discussion forum based on vBulletin software, make sure it has been updated to install a newly issued security patch that fixes a critical vulnerability. Maintainers of the vBulletin project recently announced an important patch update but didn’t reveal any information on the underlying security Continue Reading

Bereaved families seek ‘justice’ for UK victims of coronavirus | World news- Tempemail

Bereaved British families whose relatives died due to Covid-19 have formed a group to campaign for justice, demanding that the government accepts its failures may have contributed to their deaths. Matt Fowler, whose 56-year-old father Ian, a retired design engineer for Jaguar Land Rover, died on 13 April, said he Continue Reading

Mark Borkowski: The Tories have campaigned in Haiku and governed in gibberish- Tempemail

In the wake of the Conservative Government’s attempt to communicate its post-lockdown strategy using some controversial and, to some, confusing messaging, communications zsar Mark Borkowski offers his take on what is being said by the Prime Minister and his cabinet, and how. The famous mantra of hard-nosed political communication is Continue Reading

Dating, a talk show and a dominatrix: Animal Crossing gamers explore new horizons during pandemic | Life and style

As shelter in place orders around the world have left many people trapped at home indefinitely, some have found a new place to meet up: inside the digital world of wildly popular Nintendo game Animal Crossing. Released in late March, Animal Crossing: New Horizons quickly became the top game in Continue Reading

Cloudpunk review – delivers the goods | Games

The city of Nivalis is, at once, arrestingly beautiful and awkwardly familiar. With its streaking hover cars and pink-humming katakana signs, the sparkling rain and homeless androids, it’s a cliche that invites cliches: “sprawling”, “neon-lit”, “Blade Runner-esque”. Still, overfamiliarity with the aesthetic does little to blunt the fierce appeal of Continue Reading

Love bytes: how a video game is preparing my boyfriend and me for living together | Life and style

“I’m going to the mines!” says a voice through my laptop. It’s my partner, Joel – albeit a pixelated version of him. I see him move swiftly out of the screen as I go back to my task of chopping down an oak tree, searching for wood and sap. It’s Continue Reading

Vaccines, 5G, Bill Gates: why are Australians gathering to spread coronavirus conspiracy theories? | Media

Anti-lockdown protests in Australia over the weekend mimicked some of the conspiracy theories and language of similar protests in the United States but they’re unlikely to grow as big due to the limited size of the groups within Australia, according to one misinformation researcher. More than 100 people gathered outside Continue Reading

Uttar Pradesh’s healthcare related technology interventions for containing coronavirus- Tempemail

Read Article Express Computer has been doing comprehensive coverage of how state Governments and smart cities are tackling the COVID-19 pandemic by using digital tools and other technologies. In today’s edition, we cover the state of Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh is one of the badly affected states in the ongoing COVID-19 Continue Reading