Inside the hyper-local world of Facebook’s ‘buy nothing’ groups | Australia news- Tempemail

We all have things we don’t need. For Canberra resident Zoe Bowman, it is melon ballers. “Someone asked for a melon baller to make some melon balls for a kid’s party, and I looked in the drawer and I had three,” she says. “I don’t need three melon ballers!” The Continue Reading

Bournemouth condemn ‘disgusting’ racial abuse of Junior Stanislas | Football- Tempemail

The Bournemouth chief executive, Neill Blake, has condemned the racial abuse directed at Junior Stanislas following the away win at Stoke on Saturday, calling it “disgusting and completely intolerable”. Stanislas was subjected to racist slurs and insults about his family by an individual on Twitter after scoring the Cherries’ winning Continue Reading

Tesla almost hits 500,000-car delivery target for 2020 despite pandemic | Tesla

Tesla reported record deliveries of its electric cars in the last three months of 2020, coming within a whisker of achieving the half-million target for the year set by its chief executive, Elon Musk. The California-based manufacturer’s annual sales rose by 36% after a final quarter that exceeded analysts’ expectations, Continue Reading

‘Peak hype’: why the driverless car revolution has stalled | Technology

By 2021, according to various Silicon Valley luminaries, bandwagoning politicians and leading cab firms in recent years, self-driving cars would have long been crossing the US, started filing along Britain’s motorways and be all set to provide robotaxis in London. 1 January has not, however, brought a driverless revolution. Indeed Continue Reading

‘A moronic clerk with a good memory’ – the computer takeover, 1969 | Life and style

On 26 October 1969, the Observer Magazine attempted to get to grips with the burgeoning computer revolution (‘Computer Takeover’). ‘What then is a computer?’ asked John Davy. ‘It has been well described as an obedient, very moronic clerk with an exceptionally good memory.’ Well, we’ve all met one of those. Continue Reading

Why do many feminist influencer books look so similar?- Tempemail

E arly in December a debate began to simmer on social media over the resemblance of two popular women’s empowerment books released in 2020: Chidera Eggerue’s How to Get Over a Boy (published in February by Quadrille Publishing) and Florence Given’s Women Don’t Owe You Pretty (published in July by Continue Reading