Tech & Science Daily podcast: Ukraine Vice PM on big tech’s support

 (UNITED24)
(UNITED24)

Ukraine’s Vice Prime Minister has told Tech & Science Daily how big tech firms such as Uber are backing the war effort following Russia’s invasion.

Mykhailo Fedorov told us Grammarly has funded special ambulances which are effectively hospitals on wheels, to help injured people in the country.

The UK’s first Virgin Orbit mission is set to take flight on Monday 9th January.

A repurposed 747 plane called LauncherOne will take off from Cornwall’s Newquay Airport, before releasing a rocket over the Atlantic, to take nine satellites into orbit.

WhatsApp has set up a way of allowing users to stay online even when an internet shutdown is in place.

The decision was made in response to internet shutdowns seen in countries like Iran in recent months.

Disability rights consultant and Scope ambassador Samantha Renke has praised the benefits of L’Oreal’s new lipstick applicator for people with limited hand and arm mobility.

The tech, called Hapta, uses stabilisation tech to make applying lipstick easier.

Samantha told Tech & Science Daily that it is great to see, but companies need to start making everything ‘through the lens of inclusivity’.

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