Ten Call of Duty games make decade’s best-sellers list, but GTA V takes top spot

In brief: NPD has released its regular roundup of the best-selling games from last month, but as it also marked the end of a decade, the company included the most popular titles from the last ten years. In both cases, Call of Duty dominated. While consumer spending on video games Continue Reading

Tax social media giants to fund research into suicide, psychiatrists urge- Tempemail

Social media giants should be forced to hand over data and pay towards research into their potential harms, a new report backed by the father of Molly Russell argues. Concerns about the impact of social media on vulnerable people come amid suicides such as that in 2017 of the 14-year-old Continue Reading

The Economist gears up for US election with newsletter and podcast- Tempemail

The Economist is positioning itself as the go-to source of US election coverage with the launch of a weekly ‘Checks and Balance’ newsletter and podcast designed to promote considered debate. Condensing the magazine’s finest output in digestible chunks, the newsletter will be issued each Friday evening in the US, complete Continue Reading

Standstill At Picanol An Alert For Companies. What Is A Ransomware Attack?- Tempemail

Earlier this week, Belgium based company Picanol was struck with the news of a ransomware attack on their IT systems. It is a malware that locks a company out of its own IT systems with cybercriminals demanding a ransom. Relying heavily on computers for operating, their production segments in Romania, Continue Reading

Microsoft pledges to be ‘carbon negative’ by 2030 | Technology

Microsoft has announced it aims to remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits by 2030 and hopes to have removed enough carbon to account for all the direct emissions the company has ever made by 2050. The computer giant made the announcement on Thursday, and its promise is Continue Reading

Getty Images initiates grant programme for climate change photojournalists- Tempemail

Getty Images is to establish a grant programme for photojournalists working to spread the word about the global climate crisis. The Getty Images Climate Visuals Grant will offer two grants of $10k each to two photojournalists whose work communicates the causes, effects and solutions to rapid heating. The grants have Continue Reading

Google introduces online coding course to train workers- Tempemail

The US based tech Google has introduced a new “Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate” a program which is designed to provide job-ready skills in Python, Git and IT automation in under six months. “Python is now the most in-demand programming language, and more than 530,000 U.S. jobs, including Continue Reading

Google owner Alphabet becomes trillion-dollar company | Technology

Google’s owner Alphabet has become a trillion-dollar company for the first time, making it only the fourth US firm to reach the bumper valuation. Alphabet’s value, based on the price of its Wall Street-listed shares, passed $1tn in the final minutes of trading on Thursday night, with shares closing at Continue Reading