Living in busy city doesn’t increase chances of catching Covid, says Iran contact-tracing app data

Living in a busy city doesn’t increase the chance of getting Covid-19, but overcrowding does, a new study reveals. Researchers analysed cases in Tehran, Iran, one of the early epicentres of the pandemic, using data from AC-19, Iran’s national Covid ‘detection’ app.  AC-19, which was withdrawn from Google’s app store last year over alleged concerns of government spying, … Read more

Google Earth launches new Timelapse tool

Watch time pass before your eyes: Google Earth launches new Timelapse tool that lets you explore how the world has changed over the last four decades Google’s Timelapse tool will be built into the pre-existing Google Earth platform   Will allow users to see how a part of the world has changed over several decades in … Read more

Google Sony join forces to bring 360 Reality Audio to Android phones

Sony’s been natively well-known for their audio technology, and in 2019 the 360 Reality Audio format came to services like Tidal, their own hardware, and Amazon Echo. Software by the Japanese consumer electronics giant is a part of the object-based spatial audio tech for immersive surround sound. Now, courtesy some spotted Android code reviews, Google … Read more

Proof Google makes it easy for crooks: We set up scam website for £95

Don’t let your money go to waste! Interest rates are at record lows, it’s definitely best to invest.’ So says the website best2invest.co.uk. For those with extra cash languishing in savings accounts, it’s sound advice, so far. But it goes on. ‘We will find the top-performing bonds that show a return of up to 9.5 … Read more