Microsoft EEG studies show video meetings stress people out – Security- Tempemail

It’s official: video meetings are hard work and tire people quickly, according to a study done by Microsoft. Remote collabaration has become much more commonplace during the COVID-19 pandemic, with staff working from home as entire cities and countries lock down to limit the spread of the coronavirus, but it Continue Reading

Facebook data to show Australians’ movement as they emerge from coronavirus lockdown | Australia news

Researchers hope the addition of Facebook de-identified movement data will give a better overview of people slowly returning to their regular travels as we emerge from the coronavirus lockdown period, and help identify any potential places where physical distancing may be an issue. Several companies, including Google, Apple and Citymapper, Continue Reading

Blackout Tuesday dominates social media as users show solidarity | Black Lives Matter movement- Tempemail

The protest movement sparked by the death in police custody of George Floyd in Minneapolis spread from the music business to social media on Tuesday as major institutions around the world posted black squares and stopped online activity in solidarity. The #BlackoutTuesday hashtag dominated social media, as musicians, actors, major Continue Reading

We’re all keen to show we care, but we’ve shaped a society that doesn’t care at all | Coronavirus outbreak- Tempemail

T he writer and activist Elie Wiesel once remarked that the opposite of love is not hate, but indifference. Superficially at least, we seem to have taken his admonition to heart – particularly now, as the Covid-19 pandemic forces us to find new ways of balancing isolation with solidarity. For Continue Reading

P&G and Shopee’s ‘Show Me My Home’ aims to make e-commerce more natural- Tempemail

Procter & Gamble and Shopee have come together to scale-up the FMCG giant’s ‘Show Me My Home’ concept with the aim of making digital transactions more tangible for shoppers. An idea originally masterminded for the physical store experience, ‘Show Me My Home’ has been taken online via Shopee’s e-commerce platform. Continue Reading

Dating, a talk show and a dominatrix: Animal Crossing gamers explore new horizons during pandemic | Life and style

As shelter in place orders around the world have left many people trapped at home indefinitely, some have found a new place to meet up: inside the digital world of wildly popular Nintendo game Animal Crossing. Released in late March, Animal Crossing: New Horizons quickly became the top game in Continue Reading

Colombia’s coronavirus app troubles show rocky path without tech from Apple, Google – Hardware – Software – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Colombia has removed the contact-tracing feature in its official app for informing residents about the novel coronavirus after experiencing glitches, but aims to rebuild using potentially more reliable technology from Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google, a government official told Reuters. The previously unreported moves by the Colombian government add Continue Reading

Google travel data show lockdown fatigue in Australia, US – Security – Software – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

More people stayed home in Brazil, Japan and Singapore in April as those countries’ novel coronavirus cases surged, while people in the United States and Australia returned to parks and jobs as infection rates flattened, data from Google show. The latest weekly update of aggregated travel patterns Google collected from Continue Reading

Show but don’t tell: why silent Zooms are golden for focusing the mind | Technology- Tempemail

There are Zooms for pub quizzes, Zooms for dinner parties, Zooms for work meetings and now there is a Zoom for sitting together and not talking at all. Behold, the silent Zoom! On paper, the practice of logging on to a video-conferencing site to sit with strangers for an hour Continue Reading

Bluetooth phone apps for tracking COVID-19 show modest early results – Networking – Security – Software – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

When Singapore launched the first smartphone app of its kind last month to identify and alert people who had interacted with carriers of the novel coronavirus, the city-state of roughly 5.7 million people had 385 cases of infections. But even as cases in the country – which is in lockdown Continue Reading