Uber ordered to pay $1.1m to blind passenger who was denied rides 14 times | Uber

Ride share giant Uber must pay a blind passenger $1.1m following a discrimination claim that its drivers unlawfully denied her rides on 14 occasions, an arbitrator decided Thursday. This arbitrator rebuffed the company’s position that it wasn’t liable for drivers’ behavior given their status as contractors, according to news website Continue Reading

Concerns grow for children’s health as screen times soar during Covid crisis | Coronavirus- Tempemail

The rise in children’s screen time during the pandemic has triggered calls for greater interactivity and outdoor exercise to bolster learning and guard against an epidemic of shortsightedness. Time spent online has increased dramatically in the past year. Millions of pupils have been forced to switch to remote learning, while Continue Reading

Electric car batteries with five-minute charging times produced | Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars

Batteries capable of fully charging in five minutes have been produced in a factory for the first time, marking a significant step towards electric cars becoming as fast to charge as filling up petrol or diesel vehicles. Electric vehicles are a vital part of action to tackle the climate crisis Continue Reading

‘Storm the Capitol’ used online 100,000 times in month before Washington DC riot- Tempemail

The term “Storm the Capitol” was mentioned 100,000 times on social media in the month before rioters attacked the federal building on the day of the electoral certification, a report has said. The newspaper reported that mentions of the phrase were often associated in viral Twitter threads discussing logistical details Continue Reading

Generosity Month at Pentalog: Keeping Traditions Alive in Pandemic Times- Tempemail

For the past five years, December has been Generosity Month at Pentalog. It’s a tradition dear to us because we use Pentapower from our generous colleagues to positively impact our local communities. Throughout the years, our activities helped support projects in education, health, and the environment. Although such a complicated Continue Reading

Alison Roman quits New York Times seven months after ‘white privilege’ row with Chrissy Teigen- Tempemail

In May, Roman made controversial comments about Teigen’s success in an interview with The New Consumer. In the interview, Roman said she was “horrified” by Teigen’s brand, Cravings (a lifestyle brand offering recipes and kitchenware), which she referred to as a “content farm”.  Elsewhere in the interview, Roman also criticised Continue Reading

Sub-Saharan Africa’s to Mobile Traffic to Grow 6.5 Times by 2026 – Tempemail

Mobile data traffic in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to grow by almost 6.5 times the current figures, with total traffic increasing from 0.87EB per month in 2020 to 5.6EB by 2026. Meanwhile, the average traffic per smartphone is expected to reach 8.9GB over the forecast period – this according to the Continue Reading

Manipulated video of Biden mixing up states was shared 1.1m times before being removed | US news

Sign up for the Guardian’s First Thing newsletter. A doctored video purporting to show Joe Biden addressing a rally and forgetting which state he was in was viewed more than 1.1m times on social media before it was removed from Twitter. “Hello Minnesota,” the Democratic candidate says as he bounds Continue Reading

Why The Social Dilemma is the most important documentary of our times- Tempemail

I f you’ve logged onto social media recently, you may have noticed the odd clue that all is not right in the world. Credulous corona-spiracists spoiling for punch-ups with 5G masts. Honking clowns of governments who rule by fomenting voter conflict. The constant feeling that you’re being boiled alive in Continue Reading