Scott Morrison warns aged care homes to end strict coronavirus lockdowns or face new rules | World news

Scott Morrison has laid down the gauntlet to aged care providers over what he sees as excessive restrictions, warning that the Australian government will step in if elderly residents are locked in their rooms without access to visitors. The prime minister has also rejected teachers’ union calls for physical distancing Continue Reading

Superloop uses NBN scheme to offer free broadband to 5000 low-income homes – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Superloop Home Broadband will offer 5000 currently unconnected low-income households free NBN services until the end of September, utilising a new scheme and temporary price promotion run by NBN Co. The retailer said on Saturday morning that it is launching an “online learning plan” under the NBN scheme and has opened Continue Reading

How the Covid-19 crisis locked Airbnb out of its own homes | Technology

“You would not have an empire without us,” an Airbnb host shouts down the lens in a video addressing the company’s billionaire co-founder and chief executive Brian Chesky. “It’s our homes on your platform. It’s our face on millions of listings. It’s our soul that brings the magic … It’s Continue Reading

Locked in homes, Indians switch to TV for news and daytime drama- Tempemail

Read Article The COVID-19 lockdown may have hit life hard, but it has boosted media consumption patterns worldwide. Television news and smartphones saw an increase in eyeballs as the need to stay updated and connected is today’s essential commodity. Digital news publisher BISBO has stressed on these insights as some Continue Reading

Confined in rental apartments, millennials decorate virtual homes | Technology

Out of a desperate desire to avoid the doom-and-gloom news reel for at least a few hours a day and with Covid-19 keeping me confined at home, I have become interiors-obsessed. There’s no more pleasant distraction than searching for the perfect rug to really pull a room together, debating variations Continue Reading

Revealed: the areas in the UK with one Airbnb for every four homes | Technology

Airbnb has become so prevalent in Great Britain that some parts of the country now have one listing for every four properties, prompting concern that the rapid expansion in short-term lets is “out of control” and depriving communities of much-needed homes. Exclusive analysis by the Guardian identified Airbnb hotspots in Continue Reading

Google disables Xiaomi integrations for all its devices after a Nest showed feeds from random homes

In brief: An issue with the integration between Google’s Nest Hub and Xiaomi’s Miija smart camera can apparently lead to someone seeing the camera feeds from a different home that uses the same setup. The two companies are currently working to solve the issue, but this is a new reminder Continue Reading