Bill Gates, a Billionaire, Says Covid-19 Drugs and Vaccines Should Not Go to ‘Highest Bidder’

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, a billionaire, said a good and right thing on Saturday. Gates called on leaders to make sure that future covid-19 drugs and vaccines to the people and countries that need them most, and not just to the highest bidders. Read More >>

Researchers Claim Coronavirus Is Airborne in Letter to the WHO, Accuse It of Failing to Convey Risk

A group of scientists will publish an open letter to the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the coming days with an alarming claim: The novel coronavirus is airborne, meaning that it can linger in the air long enough and in enough quantity to infect others. Read More >>

People Have Committed More Than £240,000 for a NASA-Designed Perfume That Smells Like Space

There are so many things ordinary folk, aka people who are not astronauts, want to know about space. Apparently, what space smells like is one of the burning questions thousands of people ask themselves. Since it’s probable that all those people won’t be able to travel to space in the near future, they’re doing the next best thing: buying a perfume that smells like space. Read More >>

LinkedIn and Reddit Are The Latest Apps Found to be Snooping on Your Clipboards

iOS 14’s new privacy feature has been snitching on a lot of snooping apps in recent days, raising concerns from users and hopefully inspiring the companies behind the apps to do something about it. The latest apps caught snitching were LinkedIn and Reddit, although the companies want to assure users that they’re fixing it. Read More >>

Analyst Claims That Apple’s iPhone 12 Will Have Charger Sold Separately

Apple fans, it’s time to start mentally preparing your wallet for a new possibility. When the iPhone 12 comes out later this year, the packaging may be considerably different when compared to previous models. Why is that, you ask? Well, Apple purportedly will not include a charger with the iPhone 12, and will instead sell it separately. Read More >>

Twitter: Sorry for Putting Covid-19 Misinformation Labels on Your ‘Oxygen’ Tweets

It’s not always easy to do the right thing in tech, and it can lead to some embarrassing (and funny) mistakes. Just ask Twitter. Read More >>

Snapchat: Both Black and White Employees Made the Offensive ‘Smile to Break Chains’ Filter

Snapchat apparently wants to make sure people know that both Black and white employees were involved in the creation of the offensive filter, or Lens in Snapchat jargon, it launched on Juneteenth – a day that celebrates the emancipation of slaves in the US – that placed an approximation of the Pan-African flag behind users and asked them to smile to break the chains of slavery. Read More >>

This Digital Art Gallery Used to Be a Nazi Submarine Base

When it was built nearly eight decades ago, the Nazi submarine base in Bordeaux, France was meant to house 43 U-Boats, German submarines that wreaked havoc at sea during World War II. But there are no signs of submarines or war at the base today. Now, it is called Bassins de Lumières, and it is the world’s largest digital art gallery. Read More >>

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This is the Only Good Reason for a Pipeline to Go Viral

As we’ve said before, if we want to ensure we have a habitable climate on our planet in the future, we have to do something about fossil fuel infrastructure. This includes pipelines, which pose a risk to a risk to water, land, and human health. They also worsen climate change. Nonetheless, there is one good reason for you to be happy to see a pipeline. Read More >>

It’s Hard to Believe That These Adorable Pangolins Could Be Connected to Coronavirus

Science is moving at record speed to try to contain and cure the novel coronavirus, which has already infected more than 7.8 million people worldwide. Despite the advances made towards a possible vaccine, there are still many questions that we do not have answers for. One of them goes back to the beginning: how did the coronavirus begin to infect humans? Read More >>

Twitter and Facebook Take Down Trump Campaign’s Tribute Video to George Floyd for Copyright Infringement

Apparently, Twitter and Facebook take copyright infringement seriously, even if the entity infringing is US President Donald Trump’s campaign. The platforms recently took down a tribute video to George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died after a police officer knelt on his neck in Minneapolis. Read More >>

Brazil’s President Accuses the WHO of ‘Ideological Bias’ and Threatens Withdrawal

US President Donald Trump apparently isn’t the only world leader unhappy with the World Health Organization (WHO) and who’s willing to take drastic steps in response. On Friday, Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro accused the WHO of having an “ideological bias” and threatened to withdraw from the organisation. Read More >>

Apple Doesn’t Want the Economic Crisis to Keep You from Buying Its Products: Report

The economic crisis stemming from the coronavirus pandemic has hit countries all over the world, costing millions of jobs and putting a freeze on a lot of non-essential spending, like upgrading your old phone or computer. Apple knows this, and that’s presumably why it’s reportedly planning to launch an instalment programme for its products. Read More >>

Apple Pays Developer £80,000 for Finding Serious Bug in ‘Sign In With Apple’ System

Apple has paid developer Bhavuk Jain a $100,000 (£80,000) bounty for finding a serious bug in its “Sign in with Apple” login system that could have allowed malicious actors to take over a user’s account on specific websites and apps. Read More >>

Google Postpones Android 11 Beta Launch and Event, Saying ‘Now is Not the Time to Celebrate’

Google announced this weekend that it was delaying its planned release of the public beta version of Android 11 and The Beta Launch Show, a live streamed event to present major Android updates and announcements. In a tweet announcing the news, Google said that “now is not the time to celebrate.” Read More >>