Coronavirus: Facebook defends itself as hoaxes and false stories spread across WhatsApp and Instagram

March 26, 2020 at 08:47AM Social network has attempted to direct users to authoritative guidance instead of misleading information Coronavirus: Facebook defends itself as hoaxes and false stories spread across WhatsApp and Instagram … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Coronavirus: Facebook defends itself as hoaxes and false stories spread across WhatsApp and Instagram

What’s the best tablet for video calling grandma?

March 26, 2020 at 08:00AM Chris needs a tablet or video-calling device for his grandma’s Covid-19 isolation. What are the options? I want to get my grandma a tablet for easy video calling. She is elderly and needs to self-isolate, and she is already quite isolated after the recent death of her husband. I amContinue reading “What’s the best tablet for video calling grandma?”

Zoom: Video chat used by Boris Johnson for cabinet meetings and offices across world dropped by Ministry of Defence over security concerns

March 26, 2020 at 08:04AM The Ministry of Defence is reportedly discouraging use of the video chat app Zoom over concerns about its security. Zoom: Video chat used by Boris Johnson for cabinet meetings and offices across world dropped by Ministry of Defence over security concerns … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Zoom: Video chatContinue reading “Zoom: Video chat used by Boris Johnson for cabinet meetings and offices across world dropped by Ministry of Defence over security concerns”

What help the government has announced for the self-employed – and how to apply for support

March 26, 2020 at 07:07AM What help the government has announced for the self-employed – and how to apply for support … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: What help the government has announced for the self-employed – and how to apply for support

How Facebook Wants To Handle Misinformation Around The Coronavirus Epidemic

March 25, 2020 at 08:22PM NPR’s Ailsa Chang talks with Facebook Vice President of Global Affairs and Communications Nick Clegg about the platform’s efforts to stop the spread of misinformation about the coronavirus. How Facebook Wants To Handle Misinformation Around The Coronavirus Epidemic…

A Etiquette Primer For Zoom And Other Videoconferencing Services

March 25, 2020 at 08:22PM Some people are just getting used to telework, and making blunders on tools such as Zoom — including going to the bathroom while your webcam is live. Here are some videoconference etiquette tips. A Etiquette Primer For Zoom And Other Videoconferencing Services…

Coronavirus pandemic could prove ‘tipping point’ for robots looking after humans, scientists and experts say

March 25, 2020 at 06:00PM Robotics experts say AI and machines could save lives by performing the ‘dull, dirty and dangerous’ jobs Coronavirus pandemic could prove 'tipping point' for robots looking after humans, scientists and experts say … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Coronavirus pandemic could prove 'tipping point' for robots looking after humans, scientistsContinue reading “Coronavirus pandemic could prove ‘tipping point’ for robots looking after humans, scientists and experts say”

Netflix down: Streaming site and app not working as users unable to watch TV shows or films during coronavirus lockdown

March 25, 2020 at 05:17PM Some users able to get online through smart TVs and phone apps Netflix down: Streaming site and app not working as users unable to watch TV shows or films during coronavirus lockdown … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Netflix down: Streaming site and app not working as users unable toContinue reading “Netflix down: Streaming site and app not working as users unable to watch TV shows or films during coronavirus lockdown”

Book sales surge as self-isolating readers buy ‘bucket list’ novels

March 25, 2020 at 04:24PM Paperback fiction sales rose by 35% last week, with a notable interest in challenging classics Book sales have leapt across the country as readers find they have extra time on their hands, with bookshops reporting a significant increase in sales of longer novels and classic fiction. In the week theContinue reading “Book sales surge as self-isolating readers buy ‘bucket list’ novels”

10 Covid-busting designs: spray drones, fever helmets, anti-virus snoods

March 25, 2020 at 03:59PM Companies the world over are directing their ingenuity at the fight against the coronavirus. Here are the front-runners, from sanitising robots to a 3D-printed hospital ward Designers, engineers and programmers have heard the klaxon call. The last few weeks have seen a wave of ingenuity unleashed, with both garden-shed tinkerersContinue reading “10 Covid-busting designs: spray drones, fever helmets, anti-virus snoods”

Can the Houseparty app help us stay sane in quarantine? I downloaded it to find out | Sanjna N Singh

March 25, 2020 at 12:50PM Houseparty got a lot of attention among the under-24 set when it first started back in 2016. Now it’s making a comeback Last week, my friends and I were squeezed into a booth at Heyn’s, an ice cream shop in Iowa City. While the coronavirus was on everyone’s mind –Continue reading “Can the Houseparty app help us stay sane in quarantine? I downloaded it to find out | Sanjna N Singh”

A Grounded Biden Campaign Is Trying To Reach Voters In The Cloud

March 25, 2020 at 09:00AM Often overshadowed online by his rivals, Joe Biden is holding virtual town halls and fundraisers. He’s also trying to compete for TV airtime as the country is consumed by a historic crisis. A Grounded Biden Campaign Is Trying To Reach Voters In The Cloud…

Spotinst rebrands as Spot and announces new cloud spend dashboard

March 25, 2020 at 03:30PM Spotinst, the startup that helps companies find lower cost spot instances in the cloud, announced today that it was rebranding as Spot. It also announced a brand new cloud usage dashboard to help companies get a detailed view of their cloud spend. Amiram Shachar, co-founder and CEO at Spot, saysContinue reading “Spotinst rebrands as Spot and announces new cloud spend dashboard”

Coronavirus lockdown sees renewed interest in drone deliveries as UPS partners with Wingcopter

March 25, 2020 at 02:47PM Packages could reach customers without the need for any human contact Coronavirus lockdown sees renewed interest in drone deliveries as UPS partners with Wingcopter … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Coronavirus lockdown sees renewed interest in drone deliveries as UPS partners with Wingcopter

Humio announces $20M Series B to advance unlimited logging tool

March 25, 2020 at 02:00PM Humio, a startup that has built a modern unlimited logging solution, announced a $20 million Series B investment today. Dell Technologies Capital led the round with participation from previous investor Accel. Today’s investment brings the total raised to $32 million, according to the company. Humio co-founder and CEO Geeta SchmidtContinue reading “Humio announces $20M Series B to advance unlimited logging tool”

UK telecoms firms unite on campaign to avoid network outage

March 25, 2020 at 07:00AM Seven tips offered to reduce pressure on broadband, phone and mobile services during coronavirus lockdown Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Britain’s biggest telecoms companies including BT, Sky, O2, Vodafone and Virgin Media have put their rivalries aside to launch a national campaign to tell the publicContinue reading “UK telecoms firms unite on campaign to avoid network outage”

Espressive lands $30M Series B to build better help chatbots

March 25, 2020 at 01:00PM Espressive, a four-year-old startup from former ServiceNow employees, is working to build a better chatbot to reduce calls to company help desks. Today, the company announced a $30 million Series B investment. Insight Partners led the round with help from Series A lead investor General Catalyst along with Wing VentureContinue reading “Espressive lands $30M Series B to build better help chatbots”

Mobile phone industry explores worldwide tracking of users

March 25, 2020 at 12:00PM Talks about global data-sharing to counter coronavirus will raise privacy concerns Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The mobile phone industry has explored the creation of a global data-sharing system that could track individuals around the world, as part of an effort to curb the spread ofContinue reading “Mobile phone industry explores worldwide tracking of users”

Amazon and eBay failing to stop Covid-19 profiteers, says Which?

March 25, 2020 at 06:01AM Consumer group finds ‘consistent overpricing’ on hand sanitiser, thermometers and baby formula despite crackdown See all our coronavirus coverage Coronavirus latest: at a glance The online shopping platforms eBay and Amazon Marketplace are failing to crackdown on a surge in profiteering by sellers due to the coronavirus, a consumer groupContinue reading “Amazon and eBay failing to stop Covid-19 profiteers, says Which?”

Got 150 hours? Great audiobooks to listen to on lockdown

March 25, 2020 at 06:00AM From Ian McKellan reading Homer to Bill Bryson on the body, these audiobooks can expand your horizons, even when you can’t go out A coronavirus cultural survival kit See all our coronavirus coverage For those staying at home during the pandemic, the entertainment options might soon run low. There areContinue reading “Got 150 hours? Great audiobooks to listen to on lockdown”

Coronavirus: why are your parents sending you so much fake news? – podcast

March 25, 2020 at 03:00AM An avalanche of misinformation, fake news and hoaxes are being shared widely online as people seek reliable information on the coronavirus crisis. The Guardian’s media editor, Jim Waterson, examines where the falsehoods are coming from The coronavirus crisis has confined millions of people around the world to their homes, promptingContinue reading “Coronavirus: why are your parents sending you so much fake news? – podcast”

Zoom: the $29bn video-call app you’d never heard of until coronavirus

March 25, 2020 at 12:20PM The digital conferencing tool has taken off thanks to physical distancing across the globe. Just watch out for the 40-minute limit and pornography trolls Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Name: Zoom. Age: Nine. Continue reading… Zoom: the $29bn video-call app you’d never heard of until coronavirusContinue reading “Zoom: the $29bn video-call app you’d never heard of until coronavirus”

UK coronavirus lockdown has led daytime internet usage to more than double, Virgin Media says

March 25, 2020 at 12:04PM Network is ‘comfortably accommodating’ increase, company says UK coronavirus lockdown has led daytime internet usage to more than double, Virgin Media says … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: UK coronavirus lockdown has led daytime internet usage to more than double, Virgin Media says