The current lockdown situation has put a stop to practically all of our plans, from holidays to family celebrations and everything in-between, but most big milestones can’t be put on hold. It’s just how we celebrate them that has changed.Instead of big get-togethers, parties and real life contact, virtual video chats are the new norm.
“So far there is no evidence and proof of female orgasm," say the entrepreneurs. Women disagree.
Activists have urged people and brands supporting the Black Lives Matter movement to stop flooding the movement’s online hashtag with blank images from the Blackout Tuesday campaign. The thousands of celebrities, companies and other supporters who have posted black squares on social media to support protests in the US over the death of George Floyd have inadvertently filled searches for “Black Lives Matter” with blank images, campaigners warn. On Instagram, when users search for posts for Black Lives Matter, they are now met by a wall of blanked out images or even a completely black screen, which activists claim is hiding images and news about the ongoing protests. “Y’all are really posting blank black squares and pushing down critical information that the country and the world need to see in the middle of an uprising,” wrote one Twitter user. “This is counter-productive. Please understand what you’re doing before you do it. Amplify black voices WITHOUT silencing the movement,” wrote another. Campaigners have called on supporters to instead use the hashtag “Blackout Tuesday” on Instagram and Twitter to avoid overwhelming searches for Black Lives Matter posts. “We know that’s it no intent to harm but to be frank, this essentially does harm the message. We use the hashtag to keep people updated. Please stop using the hashtag for black images,” wrote Kenidra Woods, a St Louis activist.
Shipments of the Switch console are being delayed by coronavirus, Nintendo has said.The company is just the latest to announce setbacks in manufacturing and supply amid the health crisis.
An artificially intelligent Google system could be better at spotting breast cancer than expert radiologists, a new study suggests.The research saw the computer, which was created by Google’s AI experts, compared with medical professionals as they both screened mammograms.
Apple AirPods have certainly been a success. Within three months of first going on sale in 2016, they’d become the number one wireless headphones in the world. Within a year, they became the number one headphones of any kind.Hopes are high for the new model.
Apple is preparing to reveal its new iPhone at an event on September 10 which could see a triple phone launch and a slew of upgrades.
Samsung has announced its long-awaited Galaxy Fold device will finally be released in September following issues with its folding design.The South Korean electronics giant announced its first foldable phone earlier this year, describing it as "the foundation of the smartphone of tomorrow".Its launch was postponed after a number of reviewers of the $2,000 (£1,600) device reported broken screens after a short period of use.In a statement published on Thursday, Samsung said all problems have now been addressed and the Galaxy Fold will go on sale in September."We've made improvements to Galaxy Fold to ensure consumers have the best possible experience," the statement read."Samsung has taken the time to fully evaluate the product design, make necessary improvements and run rigorous tests to validate the changes we made."One of the main issues reviewers faced was with a protective layer, which some removed in the belief that it was a standard film that comes with most new smartphones.In order to avoid confusion, Samsung said it extended the layer beyond the bezel, "making it apparent that it is an integral part of the display structure and not be removed".Other changes to the design include additional reinforcements to the top and bottom of the hinge area, as well as reducing the space between the hinge and body of the Galaxy Fold.Samsung is one of a number of smartphone makers planning to introduce folding phones to the market, with Huawei among its biggest competitors to announce its own entry to this new device category.The Huawei Mate Flex was also delayed by the Chinese tech firm in an effort to avoid the same issues faced by Samsung.
Over the past couple of days, the internet has been awash with stories about Momo: from parents worried about whether it will affect their children to police issuing statements warning people about the "challenge".
Professor Julian Birkinshaw from the London Business School explains the kinds of jobs that are most at risk of automation.
How well do you sleep? There are many factors affecting our slumbers, from tensions at work which we take to bed, to how dark the bedroom is, to how much screen time we've been spending just before we turn in.
Stephen Hawking has managed to air his concerns about Donald Trump, Brexit and the backlash against experts to an audience of hundreds in Hong Kong without travelling 6,000 miles to the country. The world-famous physicist appeared before crowds who cheered and took photos via hologram. The Cambridge professor also spoke via a hologram at the Sydney Opera House in 2015.
Well, ok you don’t necessarily lose all your mates the minute you give birth, but you may find you’re no longer on the same page as your besties. What you need is some mummy mates to help support, guide and gossip your way through the motherhood minefield. Well, step forward new app Peanut, a sort of Tinder for new parents which aims to help hook up mums with similar interests and experiences.
Started by two pals Ian Campbell and Will Palmer who currently co-own The 10 Cases wine bar in Covent Garden, the app promises to bring “top quality, expertly chosen, great value wines” to your door. “It’s a solution to overpriced corner shops, hastily purchased bottles, and a lack of options when it comes to having great wines delivered to your door,” Palmer told Metro. Would you use a wine delivery app?
London Sperm Bank Donors has created an app which allows users to track down potential fathers by picking from a selection of desired characteristics, such as eye colour and height. Unsurprisingly, the app has sparked rather a lot of controversy, too - especially its potential impact upon fatherhood.