‘A long road’: the Australian city aiming to give self-driving cars the green light | Self-driving cars

As the traffic lights turn from amber to red, Miranda Blogg accelerates towards them. “Here we go,” she says. A dash-mounted screen in her Renault ZOE flashes a warning featuring a traffic light symbol. Blogg continues. “Oh no, I’m not slowing!” The screen erupts with a more aggressive visual display Continue Reading

Facebook and Twitter say Australia wants to give regulator too much power in bid to combat online bullying | Australian politics- Tempemail

Facebook and Twitter have raised concern controversial new legislation aimed at curbing bullying and governing online activity will give Australia’s eSafety commissioner too much power over speech online with little oversight. The online safety bill, introduced into parliament last week, is aimed at giving a broad range of powers to Continue Reading

Older Australians give smart tech a thumbs up for music and video chat – but not vacuuming | Aged care (Australia)

Older Australians with smart tech devices in their homes are keen to play music, video chat family and look at screensavers, but less enthused about robot vacuums wandering their homes, according to a study from Monash University and Deakin University on whether such technology could aid in-home care. Twenty-three households Continue Reading

Vodacom and Google Give Smartphones to Rural Communities in South Africa – Tempemail

Vodacom has partnered with Google to give away hundreds of Android-powered smartphones to communities across Limpopo, South Africa. This move forms part of the companies continued efforts to “reduce the digital divide” and offer many who reside in deep rural communities “access to the internet for the first time”. “At Continue Reading

How Technology can Give Employees Access to their Wages – Tempemail

When Finance Minister Tito Mboweni delivers the 2021 budget, he will do so fully cognizant that South Africans of all walks of life are being stretched – some beyond breaking point – as businesses take strain and some succumb to the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The unemployment figure Continue Reading

Snapchat to give users share of $1m a day for most entertaining clips | Technology- Tempemail

The promise of viral fame has always been a lure for online content creators, but Snapchat hopes it has found a more immediate way of encouraging people to post pictures and videos: a share of a daily $1m (£747,000) prize. The messaging app is to begin paying its users for Continue Reading

Face masks give facial recognition software an identity crisis | Facial recognition

It is an increasingly common modern annoyance: arriving at the front of the queue to pay in a shop, pulling out a smartphone for a hygienic contact-free payment, and staring down at an error message because your phone fails to recognise your masked face. As more and more nations mandate Continue Reading

Give 1m UK children reliable broadband or risk harming their education, MPs say | Technology

The government must urgently ensure that more than 1 million children have reliable internet access at home or risk irreparable harm to their education, a cross-party group of MPs and former ministers has said. Tony Blair is among a number of prominent figures, including a Tory grandee, to back calls Continue Reading

Energy Leaders Give Insight on the Future of Kenya’s Oil and Gas Transition | Tempemail

Sourced from Construction Review Online. Kenya’s oil and gas industry is in a state of transition, as its major oil and gas development — Blocks 10BB and 13T in Turkana — has been put on hold, with Tullow Oil submitting a notice of force majeure to the Kenyan Ministry of Continue Reading

Alibaba launches 2020 Spring Thunder Initiative to give Chinese SMEs a leg up during Covid-19- Tempemail

Alibaba is launching the ‘2020 Spring Thunder Initiative’ to help small and medium enterprises in China succeed during the trying circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19). In a staff memo announcing the launch, chairman and chief executive Daniel Zhang said the initiative includes, but is not limited to helping export-focused Continue Reading