‘After Boris Johnson’s Zoom call, all hell broke loose’: inside the world’s favourite video app | Technology

On 6 January, a day after the World Heath Organization first reported a strange cluster of pneumonia-like cases in Wuhan, China, a party invitation dropped online. “Mark your calendars”, read the invite sent out by Zoom, a video-conferencing company based in California, “for Zoomtopia 2020!” Innocently enough, Zoom was announcing Continue Reading

The future of education or just hype? The rise of Minerva, the world’s most selective university | Education

No one could accuse CEO and businessman Ben Nelson of lacking ambition. “I wanted to create a university that serves as a model for other institutions, by being indisputably the best university in the world,” he says, bouncing up and down on a video call from his San Francisco office. Continue Reading

Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, added £10bn to his fortune in just one day | Technology

He was already by far the world’s richest person, but Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has set a fresh record increasing his fortune by an additional $13bn (£10bn) in a single day to take his personal wealth to an unprecedented $189bn. The huge increase in Bezos’s wealth on Monday alone is Continue Reading

World’s busiest airport envisions ‘touchless’ travel post-COVID – Strategy – Hardware- Tempemail

With COVID-19 ravaging the aviation industry, airlines and airports worldwide are reining in costs and halting new spending, except in one area: reassuring pandemic-wary passengers about travel. “Whatever the new normal (…) it’s going to be more and more around self-service,” Sean Donohue, chief executive of Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport Continue Reading

Final Fantasy VII Remake’s creators on updating one of the world’s most-loved games | Games

Square Enix’s modern transformation of the 1997 classic Final Fantasy VII had players marvelling earlier this year. In addition to the graphical glow-up and modern-feeling changes to the game’s systems, Final Fantasy VII Remake added substance and emotional depth to much-loved characters such as Cloud, Tifa and Aerith, and left Continue Reading

Tesla becomes world’s most valuable carmaker without making a profit | Technology

Tesla has overhauled Japanese rival Toyota to become the world’s most valuable automotive company. Despite never having made a profit, the billionaire Elon Musk’s electric car manufacturer has been tipped by some pundits to achieve a valuation of more than $1tn (£800bn) as demand for electric vehicles soars. Shares in Continue Reading

35% of the World’s Population are Gamers According to New Report | Tempemail

The research also overviewed the estimated revenue from the gaming industry based on devices. In 2020, the gaming sector is set to generate $159.3 billion in revenue with mobile accounting for 48% at $77.2 billion. Under mobile games revenue, gamers on tablets will spend $13.7 billion accounting for 9% of Continue Reading

Museums hold Twitter showdown to find world’s creepiest object | Culture- Tempemail

A zombie blowfish, a hideous mermaid and a lucky charm made out of a dead man’s finger are all competing to be crowned the creepiest exhibits in the world after an archaeological museum in the north of England challenged curators during the lockdown to showcase their most sinister object. Since Continue Reading

Volunteers create world’s fastest supercomputer to combat coronavirus | Technology

The world’s fastest supercomputer has been created from volunteers loaning spare time on their home PCs to fold proteins, a scientific task that could prove instrumental in tackling the coronavirus. According to [email protected], the organisation that runs the distributed computing effort, the combined power of the network broke 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 operations Continue Reading

World’s Largest Gaming Event E3 2020 Officially Cancelled | Tempemail

Sourced from Business Insider Tempemail previously reported on the supposed cancellation of the Electronic Entertainment Expo – E3 – for 2020, with many publications stating that companies close to the event were in the process of pulling out as the cancellation announcements were soon expected. Not a few hours after Continue Reading