Sajid Javid vows to make ‘dark ages’ virginity testing illegal

Sajid Javid vows to make ‘dark ages’ virginity testing illegal ‘at the earliest opportunity’ in clampdown on violence against women By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 20:12 EDT, 24 July 2021 | Updated: 20:35 EDT, 24 July 2021 Health Secretary Sajid Javid has vowed to make ‘virginity testing’ illegal as part of a clampdown on violence … Read more

McDonald’s is testing voice recognition software in Chicago for drive-thru orders

I THINK they want fries? McDonald’s is testing voice recognition software in Chicago for drive-thru orders – but glitches mean employees have to help nearly a quarter of the time McDonald’s is testing voice recognition software at 10 locations in Chicago The technology is being used in the drive-thru to cut customer wait time  The system is … Read more

Testing finds ‘alarming flaws’ in effectiveness of popular face masks

Some of the most popular face masks on the market have ‘alarming flaws’, tests show, with the worst only trapping a third of bacterial particles. Consumer group Which? tested a range of popular brands and styles of face coverings and masks for how well they filtered particles, how breathable they were, and how they fared … Read more

Identical twins separated at birth in South Korea discover each other through DNA testing

Identical win sisters who were separated at birth in South Korea and adopted by two different American families recently learned that one another existed — and reunited for the first time on their 36th birthday.  Neither Molly Sinert nor Emily Bushnell knew that they were twins, or had much information at all about their backgrounds … Read more

Facebook is testing a video dating app called Sparked that cycles users through four-minute dates

Facebook is testing a video speed dating app that lets potential matches meet for four minutes to see ‘if sparks fly.’ Called Sparked, the service is described as ‘video dating with kind people’ and promises no swiping, no DMs and is free to use, but requires a Facebook profile to create an account, as first … Read more

Tory MPs urge PM to ditch ‘costly’ holiday testing plans

Holidaymakers target countries with high vaccine levels like Israel, US and Malta as ministers look to ‘prioritise trips to nations where at least 50% of adults have had a jab’ while Tory MPs urge PM to ditch ‘costly’ testing plans Travel firms see bookings spike for trips to countries with high vaccination rate US, Malta … Read more

French army is testing Boston Dynamics’ robot dog

The French army is the latest buyer of Boston Dynamics’ robot dog Spot, which it’s using for training in combat scenarios.  Images have been shared by France‘s military school, the Saint-Cyr, of Spot with soldiers during military exercises.   The military school said Spot, and the ‘robotisation of the battlefield’, is helping ‘raising students’ awareness of … Read more

Government’s mass testing programme risks ‘wasting a huge amount of money’, scientific adviser says

England’s Covid testing blitz began today, with everyone in the country now able to get swabbed twice a week in the aim of getting life back to normal. Boots and local pharmacies are now offering tests that adults can go in and pick up for free, even if they don’t have any symptoms of the … Read more

Grant Shapps orders firms to slash cost of foreign travel testing

Grant Shapps has ordered ‘profiteering’ private testing companies to slash the cost of laboratory-based PCR checks to make international travel more affordable as he said people can now ‘start to think’ about booking a summer holiday abroad.  The Transport Secretary today set out more details of the Government’s new traffic light scheme which will see … Read more

Travellers are set to get free Covid testing kits and more countries will join our ‘green list’

Travel restrictions to dozens of holiday destinations are set to be watered down in time for the summer holidays. A review at the end of June could mean quarantine and testing requirements are slashed for a number of popular locations. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will today confirm a ‘traffic light’ system to allow foreign travel to … Read more