Today at the Olympics: GB women off and running as football tournament starts- Tempemail

The rearranged Tokyo Olympics got under way on Wednesday with victory for Great Britain’s women’s football team and softball action in Fukushima. Two days ahead of the opening ceremony, Team GB launched the women’s football competition in Sapporo against Chile and emerged comfortable 2-0 winners while there was a major Continue Reading

Govt funding starts flowing to agencies in real-time – Strategy – Software- Tempemail

Federal government agencies can now access urgent funding during business hours or on the weekend through the New Payments Platform (NPP), ending a decades-old reliance on manual cash management processes. After a two-year project to bring real-time settlement to the government, the Department of Finance commenced using the NPP – Continue Reading

Uganda Starts Mass Production of its First Smartphone | Tempemail

Sourced from Gadgets Africa. Uganda will begin manufacturing its first smartphones through SIMI – a brand of smartphone makers that are said to have the average customer specifically in mind. The phones currently focus on one major aspect, battery life. The ‘regular’ non-smartphones can last up to at least two Continue Reading

Estonia starts testing digital immunity passport for workplaces – Security – Software- Tempemail

TALLINN (Reuters) – Estonia has started to test one of the world’s first digital immunity passports, created by a team including founders of global tech startups Transferwise and Bolt, seeking a safer return to workplaces following the coronavirus lockdown. A digital immunity passport collects testing data and enables people to Continue Reading

Fitbit starts study to test if devices can detect irregular heart rhythms – Benchmarking Change- Tempemail

Fitbit Inc on Wednesday launched a virtual study to test if its wearable devices can detect irregular heart rhythms or atrial fibrillation. The hardware to detect irregular beats is present in FitBit’s devices, but is not available to consumers. Device users who enroll in the study will be allowed to Continue Reading

Aussie Broadband starts rolling its own fibre to NBN POIs – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Aussie Broadband has started work on its own dark fibre network that will ultimately connect to over 75 NBN points of interconnect and 24 data centres across Australia. Managing director Phillip Britt said that construction on stage one is underway, which comprises a 20km fibre loop around the Melbourne CBD Continue Reading

Intuit QuickBooks starts program to help small businesses & accountants in India during COVID-19- Tempemail

Read Article Intuit QuickBooks today announced that it is starting a program called Consult an Expert to support small businesses and accountants in India during the COVID-19 pandemic. Intuit’s QuickBooks Online is the world’s online leading financial management solution for small business owners and accountants. The Consult an Expert program will provide free, timely, relevant and Continue Reading

NBN Co starts testing feasibility of mmWave for future fixed wireless – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

NBN Co has commenced feasibility trials for the delivery of broadband services in millimetre-wave spectrum, which it sees as a potential long-term upgrade path for its current fixed wireless footprint. The company said in a heavily-redacted regulatory filing [pdf] that it is “undertaking trials to validate the feasibility of using Continue Reading

Half-Life: Alyx pre-loading starts Friday, here’s how to score a free copy

Bottom line: Virtual reality hasn’t exactly caught on as rapidly as some anticipated due to several factors. A quality game from a flagship franchise like Half-Life, however, could go a long way to help further the movement. The first official Half-Life game in well over a decade is set to Continue Reading

NBN Co starts connecting up Australian airports – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

NBN Co is now deploying infrastructure to three airports – Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney – and negotiating site access to a fourth in Brisbane as part of its work connecting up more complex premises to the network. Executives told a senate estimates hearing on Tuesday night that domestic and international Continue Reading