Britons will need to use an NHS smartphone app to prove that they've been vaccinated against Covid-19, or have received a negative test that permits them to travel, when foreign travel from the UK is permitted from May 17, it's been announced. The requirement was confirmed by Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, as reported by Sky News , and it could pose problems for people who don't have the required technology for the 'vaccine passport', as it's colloquially being called. It's not clear yet if there will be a low-tech way of proving you're Covid-free when travelling, but further information will likely be provided before May 17 (that's assuming the government sticks to its current timetable for opening up foreign travel), to give those planning trips time to prepare. Which NHS app? Many people have been using the NHS COVID-19 app to check into bars and restaurants for some time now, but that's not the app that'll be required for travel. Instead, you'll need use the … [Read more...] about NHS smartphone app will be required for foreign travel – here’s what we know
Don't have a PS Plus account? Buy/Renew one now! New to PlayStation Plus? Need to re-up your subscription? Three-month membership codes are available to purchase from these retailers: CD Keys | Walmart | Amazon | Amazon UK | Argos | JB Hi-Fi If you're a PlayStation Plus subscriber then you'll want to know all about the free PS Plus games and discounts available in May 2021. It's a good thing we've got all the details you to find which freebies are available right here, along with the PlayStation Plus games you may have missed in previous months (unlucky!). For those of you who've just signed up and are completely new to the perks of being a PlayStation Plus subscriber, here's how it works. Each month, you’re given a range of free games for the PS5 and PS4 consoles ( PS3 and PS Vita games have unfortunately been dropped). PS5 owners will also get access to the PS Plus Collection, which gives you 20 free games to download and play at your leisure. This … [Read more...] about Free PS Plus games May 2021: the PlayStation Plus free games available right now
It is predicted that by 2022, over five billion QR codes will have been scanned or accessed by mobile devices. A QR code is an additional form of contactless communication that, once scanned, either relays information or directs an individual to another online source, website or application. QR code adoption has increased with the contactless way of life that many of us have had to adjust to, especially during the worldwide pandemic. QR codes are frequently seen on advertisements, travel tickets, legal and health documentation, as well as social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and SnapChat. They have been used as an alternative to menus in restaurants and we even have the ability to use them to transfer money. Some countries have adopted this technology more than others. For instance, in China, QR codes are now the de facto way of life through apps like WeChat. In the UK, during the pandemic, individuals would commonly see and use QR codes when entering outside venues or … [Read more...] about Are you sure about the safety of that QR code?
You can now book a vaccine appointment — and a ride to that appointment — in the Uber app. The new feature is part of a host of product news that Uber announced today under the rubric “go anywhere, get anything.” With more people getting vaccinated, the company is banking on a big comeback to help make up for the steep losses it suffered during 2020. And it’s rolling out a series of new features aimed at enticing lockdown-weary customers back to its platform — whether to travel somewhere or to get something delivered. The vaccine appointments are being offered nationwide through the company’s previously announced partnership with Walgreens. Since February, Uber has been offering free rides to Walgreens stores for people who book a vaccine appointment but do not have transportation and live in an underserved community. The company says it’s committed to offering 10 million free or discounted rides to people from those communities. Now that partnership includes vaccine appointments … [Read more...] about Uber will let you book a vaccine appointment through its app
Matthew Mansell and Johno Espejo are like most American parents. They juggle work and family, try to keep up with household chores, and spend weekends with their two children, Wyatt, 8, and Elyse, 7. Saturday nights are a special occasion. Mansell's mother, who lives with the family in their Placentia, California home, treats everyone to dinner at a local restaurant. They come home, pile on the couch, and watch a movie selected by one of the kids. Most recently, Elyse chose the animated children's movie ParaNorman . See also: Meet the same-sex couples poised to make Supreme Court history It would all be rather ordinary — except for the fact that Mansell and Espejo are plaintiffs in Tanco v. Haslam , which has been consolidated with four other lawsuits under Obergefell v. Hodges , a landmark case before the Supreme Court challenging same-sex marriage bans in Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. (The couple lived in Tennessee when they filed the original suit.) While … [Read more...] about Supreme Court gay marriage decision could end debate over children’s well-being