Google has teamed up with Western Union and Wise to offer remittance payments in its Google Pay app for users in the United States. It plans to expand the list of recipient countries this year.
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The NHS app in England will double up as a vaccine passport from next Monday for those people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. It's hoped this will help speed up foreign travel.
Apple has awarded Corning $45 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund. It will help Corning further innovate on its sturdy display glass which will increase the lifespan of future iPhones.
The upcoming week of rocket launches is fairly routine, SpaceX is hoping to launch more Starlink satellites and Virgin Galactic could also fly its SpaceShipTwo-class VSS Unity rocketplane.
Google has incorporated YouTube TV into its YouTube app on Roku to bypass the removal of YouTube TV from the Roku app store. Roku has reacted angrily to the news calling Google a monopoly.
Nokia has announced its new Smart Node which it plans to make available in Q4. The device helps to boost 4G and 5G connectivity in indoor settings such as residential and small business premises.
Vodafone and Accenture have partnered to offer a portfolio of security services for small and medium-sized enterprises. Vodafone earlier called for a slash in VAT for SME cybersecurity products.
Sony has announced the availability of the Xperia PRO in the UK, Germany, and the Nordic countries. The device, which aimed at professionals, will set customers back €2,499. Pre-orders are open now.
SpaceX has successfully completed a soft landing of its Starship rocket which will take astronauts back to the Moon later in the decade. This is a major leap forward for the company.
Apple has awarded II-VI $410 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund. The money will create 700 jobs in Texas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Illinois and builds on a previous award from Apple.
The analyst firm Canalys has revealed Chromebooks have been one of the main drivers of PC sales after reporting a 275% growth in 1Q21. It also said that the tablet market has been performing well.
An Oxford Internet Institute study has found no clear relation between mental health issues and technology use. It warned that more detailed data is needed to come to any definite conclusion.
Apple has reportedly hired former Googler Samy Bengio to head a new AI research unit with John Giannandrea, Apple's senior vice president of machine learning and AI strategy. Apple has not commented.
Canonical is urging users wanting to keep Ubuntu 16.04 to enable Extended Support Maintenance to continue getting important security updates. ESM is available through Ubuntu Advantage subscriptions.
Vodafone and Google Cloud have signed a six-year deal under which the firms will build an integrated data platform that will allow Vodafone to offer new smart network features to customers.