1 in 5 Australians say they are unlikely to get COVID-19 vaccination

The COVID-19 global pandemic continues to make global news headlines as the rollout of vaccinations against the coronavirus attempts to go worldwide. As cases continue to rise and fall around the world as mutant strains of the virus manifest and spread, it is becoming clearer and clearer that there needs to be a unified worldwide… Continue reading 1 in 5 Australians say they are unlikely to get COVID-19 vaccination

Worldwide internet connectivity plans scrapped by Google

Plans to distribute a worldwide network of balloons to bring access to all areas of the world have been scrapped by Google this week. The project, named Loon, was first initiated in 2011 with a goal to ‘connect people everywhere’. Loon positioned itself as a beacon of hope for the most remote regions in the… Continue reading Worldwide internet connectivity plans scrapped by Google

World record number of satellites launched by SpaceX

SpaceX, the independent American space company, set a new world record this week with the number of satellites launched into space on a single rocket. The SpaceX Falcon rocket was the spaceship used for the launch that took place from Florida in the USA. The Falcon rocket carried 143 satellites, or payloads as they are… Continue reading World record number of satellites launched by SpaceX

Bitcoin swinging back down after New Year run

On Thursday Bitcoin dropped below $32,000 for the first time in weeks, marking a second straight day of steep price declines. Over the last two days the leading cryptocurrency’s value has fallen by over 10 percent. The downward trend comes after an impressive rally that began last December and carried through the new year, with… Continue reading Bitcoin swinging back down after New Year run

High street ‘King’ Philip Green’s fall from grace

Things have not been going well for previously perceived high street ‘King’ Philip Green. Following his rise to fame in the early 00s with some hugely successful deals, Green was seen as a celebrity businessman who could do no wrong. With the largest payout in history from his Arcadia Group company of 1.2 billion in… Continue reading High street ‘King’ Philip Green’s fall from grace

China advocates for worldwide QR code use to curb COVID

Known for its authoritarian regime, it’s no surprise Chinese President Xi Jinping is advocating a worldwide track and trace system for COVID-19. The global pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption around the world this year since the start of its international spread back in early 2020. Since then, millions have been affected as cases and subsequent… Continue reading China advocates for worldwide QR code use to curb COVID

Instagram trends to watch in 2021

As Instagram’s popularity continues to grow we take a look at the growing trends of the platform and what is set to be 2021’s predominant user features. Instagram first launched in October 2010. Back then, the simple photo sharing website was run by a small team of software engineers experimenting with code in San Francisco,… Continue reading Instagram trends to watch in 2021

Bitcoin price likely to rise more in 2021

Early investors of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin continue to see unprecedented returns on their initial investments this year and, as some experts predict, on into 2021. The price of online currency Bitcoin has exceeded expectations throughout November 2020, with its price rising above $19,000 USD again – the highest it has been since its terminal peak… Continue reading Bitcoin price likely to rise more in 2021

You are no longer allowed to ‘deny or distort’ the Holocaust on Facebook

Facebook announced today that it will ban content that “denies or distorts the Holocaust.” In a blog post titled “Removing Holocaust Denial,” VP of Content Policy Monika Bickert explains the company’s decision to bar such content, though she does not say what constitutes a “distortion” of the Holocaust. After reminding us that Facebook has recently banned… Continue reading You are no longer allowed to ‘deny or distort’ the Holocaust on Facebook

Covid-19 can linger on your mobile phone for 4 weeks, study says

The novel coronavirus can survive on mobile phone screens (as well as stainless steel and banknotes) for as much as 28 days, according to new research from our very own Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). Previously it was believed that Covid-19 only lived for a few days on surfaces. As the authors of the study… Continue reading Covid-19 can linger on your mobile phone for 4 weeks, study says