‘So who’s the banana republic now?’ World mocks US poll chaos | US elections 2020- Tempemail

Fiji’s prime minister got in first, gambling on congratulating Joe Biden before the result of the presidential election had officially been called, slipping in a plea for action on climate change. But once the result was official, congratulations came pouring in from around the world. Donald Trump’s allies, critics and Continue Reading

Australia trials new technology to intercept mystery seeds sent in the Tempemail | Australia news

The Australian agriculture department is undertaking a world-first trial of new technology aimed at detecting seeds sent in the Tempemail after 228 reports of Australians receiving mysterious seed packets from overseas. People in Australia and a number of other countries, including the US, UK, New Zealand and Canada, began reporting Continue Reading

Battle for control: why the age-old console wars show no sign of stopping | Games

It is an exciting time in video game world: two new consoles, the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, are arriving this month. With a long, lonely Covid winter ahead, it is tempting to splash out. New machines bring with them the promise of new worlds, as leaps in technology Continue Reading

Big tech and corporate tax cuts: the targets of Joe Biden’s urgent economic plans | Joe Biden

When Joe Biden enters the White House on 20 January, he will face arguably the biggest set of challenges a president has had to tackle since the end of the second world war. The coronavirus is raging through the US, millions of Americans are still losing their jobs each month, Continue Reading

Meghan Markle ‘saddened’ by need for Social Media Kindness Day- Tempemail

The Duchess of Sussex has lent her support to the upcoming Social Media Kindness Day, which was created in honour of TV presenter Caroline Flack, who died by suicide in February. Social Media Kindness Day will take place on Monday 9 November to coincide with what would have been Flack’s Continue Reading

How social media, AI and data analysis are creating a more sustainable beauty industry and eco-conscious consumers- Tempemail

A week ago, I walked into Holland and Barrett and I realised that it was the first time I had actually purchased something from a physical store in months. Even before Covid happened I usually only shopped online, especially for sustainable products which are harder to find in supermarkets or Continue Reading

‘Nobody can block it’: how the Telegram app fuels global protest | Social media

One Sunday in August, two weeks after Belarus’s authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko declared an implausibly decisive victory in presidential elections, I joined a crowd of around 100,000 people as it moved through central Minsk. Protest in Belarus was no longer the domain of a few hundred hardy opposition figures, and Continue Reading

How Telcos are Bringing Inclusion to Africa’s Financial Landscape – Tempemail

Sourced from IDG Connect Mobile financial services are a global game-changer with an open money network being the connection needed between the financial industry and telecom to increase both the commercial and social benefits. As the world grapples with an unprecedented crisis in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers Continue Reading

Georgia poll worker in hiding after false claims online Atlanta claims Georgia worker Social Media- Tempemail

With all eyes on Georgia’s razor-thin presidential vote margin, falsehoods are swirling on social media about supposed ballot counting irregularities there. Among the most widely shared examples is a video that has racked up millions of views on Twitter. It claims to show a poll worker crumpling up an absentee Continue Reading

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow forced to stop election coverage and quarantine- Tempemail

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow is quarantining at home after a “close contact” tested positive for coronavirus. The host, who had been participating in the network’s live elections coverage, tested negative herself, but said on Twitter on Friday she would stay at home until “it’s safe for me to be back Continue Reading