Italy: Holocaust survivor’s plug for vaccine sparks hatred Italy Social Media Vaccine comments Vaccine- Tempemail

An Italian Holocaust survivor’s attempt to encourage other older adults to receive the anti-COVID-19 vaccine has triggered a wave of anti-Semitic comments and other invective on social media. Lilian Segre, 90, received the first of the two-shot vaccine series in Milan on Thursday. She urged people who reach her age Continue Reading

VW pulls plug on helping with £2,500 repair bill | Money

Our VW Passat GTE – a plug-in electric hybrid – completely died a few months ago. Because it is just outside its three-year warranty, VW wants to charge me more than £2,500 to fix it. The car refused to turn on and, instead, displayed a “hybrid system error”. My breakdown Continue Reading

Computer chess: how the ancient game revolutionised AI | Plug into hybrid

Chess is well suited to computer programming. Photograph: Krisanapong Detraphiphat/Getty Images When legendary chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov found himself beaten by IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer, it was seen as a seminal moment in the evolution of artificial intelligence. It was New York, 1997 and for the first time ever a Continue Reading

BuzzFeed pulls plug on UK and Australian news operations | BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is to end its news operations in the UK and Australia, effectively marking the end of the digital upstart’s global ambition to shake up traditional news media. Once derided for its focus on traffic-grabbing “listicles”, BuzzFeed transformed into a highly respected peer to traditional media outlets. On Wednesday it Continue Reading

HQ Trivia hosts final drunken quiz after investors pull plug: ‘My dogs are going to starve!’ | Technology- Tempemail

Online quiz app HQ Trivia, which at its peak was played by more than 2 million people a day, has hosted its last game – with inebriated hosts awarding a total prize pool of US$5. Described as a “final drunken hurrah”, the app’s last broadcast was watched by 28,000 people Continue Reading

Microsoft tries again to plug exploited IE zero-day – Security- Tempemail

Microsoft has fixed a critical vulnerability in the Internet Explorer web browser for its Windows operating system, which the company said in January was being exploited in the wild and which appears to be a carry-over from September last year. This is Microsoft’s third try at fixing the memory corruption flaw Continue Reading