Here are the world's most powerful supercomputers

21 November 2017
Here are the world's most powerful supercomputers

Twice a year, an organization called the TOP500 publishes a list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. It is a ranking of the most powerful machines in the world—mammoth installations with...

Your kid might be able to unlock your iPhone X

18 November 2017
Your kid might be able to unlock your iPhone X

Unless you somehow have the time and energy to painstakingly handcraft a carbon copy of someone else’s face, there’s no getting around the iPhone X’s fancy new unlocking mechanism, Face...

Scientists have created brain implants that could boost your memory by up to 30%

17 November 2017
Scientists have created brain implants that could boost your memory by up to 30%

* Our memories could one day get a boost from a new brain implant device, according to a new study.* Researchers looked at how our brains naturally process memories in...

Worried your data is not secure? Here's one fix

16 November 2017
Worried your data is not secure? Here's one fix

An annual gathering of techies and pundits that often celebrates technology’s possibilities was a little sadder and maybe wiser after a year that’s revealed the weaknesses of many digital institutions...

Forget air conditioner, home heater: New reversible textile can keep you cool and warm

15 November 2017
Forget air conditioner, home heater: New reversible textile can keep you cool and warm

Researchers from Stanford University, California, have developed a material that can keep you both cool and warm. This breathable fabric is capable of cooling you down when worn one way...

A dangerous self-driving car is still better than a human driver

14 November 2017
A dangerous self-driving car is still better than a human driver

* A big concern with self-driving cars is safety.* People want them to be perfectly safe, but a new report argues we should put them on the road once they're...

Security firm claims to thwart iPhone X's Face ID with a mask

13 November 2017
Security firm claims to thwart iPhone X's Face ID with a mask

When Apple introduced Face ID security alongside the iPhone X, it boasted that even Hollywood-quality masks couldn't fool the system. It might not be a question of movie-like authenticity, however...

Twitter suspends blue check mark verifications

11 November 2017
Twitter suspends blue check mark verifications

Twitter says its system for verifying accounts is broken. Now the company is reconsidering how it hands out its little blue and white check mark icons. The company announced Thursday...

Mobile-app errors expose data on 180 million phones - Securty firm

10 November 2017
Mobile-app errors expose data on 180 million phones - Securty firm

A simple coding error in at least 685 apps put millions of smartphone users at risk of having some of their calls and text messages intercepted by hackers, cyber-security firm...

Scientists implant tiny human brains inside rats to give them 'enhanced intelligence' provoking an ethical outcry

09 November 2017
Scientists implant tiny human brains inside rats to give them 'enhanced intelligence' provoking an ethical outcry

* Two papers presented this week claim to have hooked human brain tissue to rats* Ethicists say the move could one day give the animals enhanced intelligence* The brains could...

Twitter to expand 280-character tweets

08 November 2017
Twitter to expand 280-character tweets

Twitter plans to increase the number of characters in tweets from 140 to 280 for the majority of users. The new limit will not apply to tweets written in Japanese,...

Fake WhatsApp app downloaded more than one million times

07 November 2017
Fake WhatsApp app downloaded more than one million times

A fake version of the WhatsApp messenger app was downloaded more than a million times from the Google Play Store before it was removed. The app, "Update WhatsApp Messenger", appeared...

A man was able to use Face ID to unlock his brother’s new iPhone X

07 November 2017
A man was able to use Face ID to unlock his brother’s new iPhone X

The new $1,000 rectangle from Apple has a troubling security flaw. In a video posted to Reddit on Friday (Nov. 3), two brothers demonstrate that they can both unlock one...

Robots will be 100 times smarter than humans in 30 years - Tech Exec

06 November 2017
Robots will be 100 times smarter than humans in 30 years - Tech Exec

Chris CiacciaMasayoshi Son, the CEO of Japanese tech conglomerate Softbank, has been preparing his company for this scenario for quite some time. Now the tech exec thinks robots will not...

How to switch phones without losing anything

04 November 2017
How to switch phones without losing anything

A new smartphone model—from Google, Apple, or another manufacturer—catches your eye, and all of a sudden, your old handset won't cut it. But don't leap into an upgrade without taking...

7 steps for crafting the perfect password

31 October 2017
7 steps for crafting the perfect password

Your password can ruin your life. I know that sounds dramatic, but it’s true. If someone figures out your email password, you’re in trouble. Social media? Even worse. Once hackers...

Groundbreaking DNA and RNA editing could cure up to 15,000 diseases

28 October 2017
Groundbreaking DNA and RNA editing could cure up to 15,000 diseases

* Two reserach groups from the Broad Institute have developed a gene-editing technology that can target and fix the genetic mutation that causes cystic fibrosis* Cystic fibrosis and about half...

WhatsApp FINALLY lets you delete messages you’ve sent

28 October 2017
WhatsApp FINALLY lets you delete messages you’ve sent

WhatsApp has now been updated with a much-requested feature, possibly THE most requested feature and one which anyone who has ever used the messenger platform will be glad to hear...

Tokyo concept car aims to fend off dents with external airbags

27 October 2017
Tokyo concept car aims to fend off dents with external airbags

A concept car equipped with external airbags to protect against fender benders is raising eyebrows at the Tokyo Motor Show. The body panels of the Flesby II ultra-compact vehicle are...

1,000mph supersonic car set for first public runs

26 October 2017
1,000mph supersonic car set for first public runs

The British car designed to go 1,000mph (1,610km/h) will make its first public runs in Cornwall later. Bloodhound SSC is conducting initial "slow-speed" trials and should get up to about...

Material that costs $1,000 a gram could make planes fly across the US in 1 hour

26 October 2017
Material that costs $1,000 a gram could make planes fly across the US in 1 hour

* To cross America in such a small amount of time would mean reaching speeds of over Mach 5.* This would mean temperatures on the nose of the plane would...

Typhoid vaccine set to have 'huge impact'

25 October 2017
Typhoid vaccine set to have 'huge impact'

A new vaccine that could prevent up to nine-in-10 cases of typhoid fever has been recommended by the World Health Organization.Experts say it could have a "huge impact" on the...

DNA study provides insight into how to live longer

21 October 2017
DNA study provides insight into how to live longer

Every year spent in education adds an average of 11 months to people's lifespan, say scientists. The researchers say a person loses two months for every kilogram overweight they are...

WhatsApp now lets you share your location with friends in real time

19 October 2017
WhatsApp now lets you share your location with friends in real time

* WhatsApp's latest feature lets you share your real-time location with friends.* It'll be handy for meet-ups and coordinating large groups — but also for keeping people safe. We've all...

Google's rolls out new, crazy-secure, email

19 October 2017
Google's rolls out new, crazy-secure, email

Google on Tuesday rolled out a nasty-complicated but insanely secure version of its Google accounts aimed at "those who need it most," such as journalists, politicians and activists. It's not...

Get ready for the iPhone FOLD: LG and Apple working on radical bendable screens

14 October 2017
Get ready for the iPhone FOLD: LG and Apple working on radical bendable screens

* Samsung and LG are both working on the display technology* Samsung's device is codenamed 'Foldable Valley' and turns into a 7inch tablet* LG made panels could be in production...

Professional translators aren't worried about Google's language-translating headphones

08 October 2017
Professional translators aren't worried about Google's language-translating headphones

* Last week, Google announced "Pixel Buds" — wireless headphones that can translate 40 languages on the fly.* It's impressive, but most translators don't worry for their jobs any time...

Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push

05 October 2017
Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push

Alphabet Inc's Google on Wednesday unveiled the second generation of its Pixel smartphone along with new voice-enabled home speakers, redoubling its commitment to the hardware business as it competes with...

There's a parking crisis in space

01 October 2017
There's a parking crisis in space

For many, locating a parking spot is the bane of city living. Apparently motorists spend an average of 90.5 hours (four days) over the course of a year trying to...

Which phone protects your security best? We asked the experts

30 September 2017

Americans spend an average of five hours a day on our smartphones, making them some of our most commonly-used electronic devices. But it’s exactly that popularity that makes them a...

Twitter to test 280-character tweets, busting old limit

27 September 2017

The days of Twitter Inc limiting messages to 140 characters, a signature of the social network since its launch in 2006, may be numbered. Twitter said on Tuesday that it...

Google and Levi’s ‘connected’ jacket that lets you answer calls, use maps goes on sale

27 September 2017

Over a year after Google showed off its “connected” jean jacket designed for bike commuters at last year’s Google I/O developer conference, the company today is unveiling the final product,...

5 issues driving the push to crack down on tech giants

26 September 2017

Tech giants like Google and Facebook are facing new government scrutiny, after years of enjoying a hands-off approach from legislators and regulators. The Silicon Valley pillars are increasingly being hit...

Instagram's 'follows you' feature reveals your true friends

23 September 2017

In what might be one of the most overdue updates of all time, Instagram is finally testing a feature that lets you see if someone is following you directly from...

Twitter now displays popular articles from your timeline

21 September 2017

Twitter keeps looking for ways to improve its service to better meet the needs of its diverse and, er, passionate audience. Last September, code in the Android app pointed to...

Twitter has an unlaunched tweetstorm feature

18 September 2017

Subverting the 140 character limit by chaining tweets together into a cohesive “tweetstorm” takes some know-how, or you’ll screw it up. Luckily Twitter has built but not yet launched a...

Five privacy and security concerns about Apple’s new FaceID facial recognition

14 September 2017

Apple on Tuesday (Sept. 12) unveiled its new FaceID facial recognition technology for the iPhone X—the successor to the iPhone TouchID fingerprint scanner. The company says FaceID is 20 times...

New Apple Watch that makes calls turns comic book fantasy into reality

13 September 2017

More than two years after releasing the Apple Watch, Apple Inc has finally been able to replicate 1940s comic strip technology, an advance that analysts say will spur sales. The...

Apple iPhone X: the internet reacts

13 September 2017

When Apple chief Tim Cook declared the iPhone X "the biggest leap forward since the first iPhone" at his latest launch extravaganza, you couldn't help but wonder if he was...

'Pen' identifies cancer in 10 seconds

08 September 2017

A handheld device can identify cancerous tissue in 10 seconds, according to scientists at the University of Texas.They say it could make surgery to remove a tumour quicker, safer and...

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