Microsoft is giving staff $1,500 ‘pandemic bonus’
19 July 2021 | 12:43 pm
Microsoft is giving staff $1,500 'pandemic bonus'
30 Oct 2022
Resistance to antibiotic drugs was already a problem in India before the pandemic. Doctors say it's gotten a lot worse.
15 Nov 2022
In late 2019 a mysterious respiratory infection surfaced in China. COVID-19 soon spread around the world. How much longer do we need to worry about infection and potential damage to the heart, lungs and brain?
25 Nov 2022
Violence against women has increased significantly worldwide during the coronavirus pandemic. The victims' association Weisser Ring estimates there was an increase of around ten percent in 2020. The number of unreported cases is also very high.
The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block Microsoft's planned $69 billion takeover of video game company Activision Blizzard, saying it could suppress competitors to Microsoft's Xbox game consoles and its growing games subscription business.
Famous German virologist Christian Dorsten believes the coronavirus pandemic has ended and COVID-19 is now an endemic disease. And Justice Minister Marco Buschmann called for the last restrictive measures to be lifted.
Women and girls have been largely excluded from public life in Afghanistan since the Taliban seized power in August last year. Many women have not been allowed to return to their jobs. The Taliban banned women from all universities last week.
As the new White House chief of staff, Jeff Zients will be replacing Ron Klain. His appointment could prove critical for Joe Biden as he faces a probe over the mishandling of classified documents.
Microsoft says it is revamping its Bing search engine and Edge web browser with artificial intelligence akin to ChatGPT, in the hopes of making inroads into Google's dominance of online searches.
The proposed deal would be the largest in tech industry history, handing popular franchises Call of Duty, World of Warcraft and Candy Crash to Microsoft.
Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Saturday.
FBI Director Christopher Wray has accused China of obstructing US efforts to find the cause of the coronavirus pandemic. He said his agency believes COVID-19 spread due to a lab accident in the city of Wuhan.
2 hours ago
The Odisha train crash has put a fresh spotlight on safety as the government modernizes the country's extensive railway network and infrastructure.
2 hours ago
On the weekend, German band Rammstein responded to testimonies by women that they were recruited to have sex with the band's lead singer, Till Lindemann.
3 hours ago
It's a feat that hasn't been repeated by a French player since 1983. It's been exactly forty years since Yannick Noah thrilled the crowds at Roland Garros – and audiences across France – when he beat Sweden’s Mats Wilander in the final of the French Open. Our guest for Perspective is Benjamin Rassat, director of the documentary "Noah-ed", which features testimony from the seven competitors the then-23-year-old beat to become France's last home champion for decades.
3 hours ago
The Oscar-nominated "Juno" actor and star of "The Umbrella Academy" is Hollywood's most prominent trans man: Elliot Page explores the story of his life in his memoir, "Pageboy."
4 hours ago
Apple launches $3500 augmented reality headset as interest in metaverse wanes. Watch. Apple unveils its first new piece of hardware in nearly a decade: the $3,500 Vision Pro augmented reality goggles come as interest in the metaverse has been surpassed by buzz around artificial intelligence.
4 hours ago
It’s one of the most iconic motor races in the world. The "24 hours of Le Mans" race marks a centenary this year. Seven auto manufacturers will be fighting for overall victory with 16 teams represented. The unique race tests its participants' reliability and endurance and encourages innovation. The 13,626km track attracts hundreds of thousands of fans from around the world every year.