WhatsApp now gets call waiting

12 December 2019
WhatsApp now gets call waiting

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has become the latest Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) service provider to support call waiting features even as the company has skipped adding call holding for now. When...

New airplane seat design will make it easier to sleep in economy

11 December 2019
New airplane seat design will make it easier to sleep in economy

Who hasn't struggled to sleep on an airplane economy seat, forced to improvise a makeshift pillow out of a rolled up sweater or scarf? A new seat design comes with...

China moves to ban foreign software and hardware from state offices

10 December 2019
China moves to ban foreign software and hardware from state offices

China has reportedly ordered all foreign PC hardware and operating systems to be replaced in the next three years, intensifying an ongoing tech war. The country has attempted this sort...

Police are testing a Batman-like device that binds a suspect without using force. Here's how it works

09 December 2019
Police are testing a Batman-like device that binds a suspect without using force. Here's how it works

Los Angeles police officers will test a new gun-like device designed to restrain people beginning January, police department leaders informed the city's board of police commissioners last week, according to...

WhatsApp secrets: The one hidden feature every Android and iPhone user should know

03 December 2019
WhatsApp secrets: The one hidden feature every Android and iPhone user should know

Did you know WhatsApp has a menu that lets you see exactly how many text messages, GIFs, stickers and more you’ve sent each and every one of your contacts? Well,...

Why it's time to redesign the old air conditioner

02 December 2019
Why it's time to redesign the old air conditioner

The air conditioner is nearly 100 years old, and yet it hasn't evolved much -- the technology is essentially the same as it was the day it was invented. It...

10 richest, most successful tech geniuses

27 November 2019
10 richest, most successful tech geniuses

Each year, Forbes publishes an updated list ranking the world’s billionaires. Unlike many industries, tech billionaires are mostly self-made. Many of these billionaires came from humble means and, through their...

The brain is the final frontier of our privacy, and AI is about to breach it

24 November 2019
The brain is the final frontier of our privacy, and AI is about to breach it

As most people know at this point, connecting our brains to machines is no longer theoretical science fiction. In fact, it could be transforming how we communicate as a species....

Stop charging your phone like this at the airport, it's not safe

23 November 2019
Stop charging your phone like this at the airport, it's not safe

The LA District Attorney's office recently warned about possible malware at charging stations in airports and train stations this holiday season. Other people could gain access to data on your...

Tesla Cybertruck debuts, and we can't believe our eyes

23 November 2019
Tesla Cybertruck debuts, and we can't believe our eyes

The Tesla pickup truck is here. Elon Musk presented the Tesla Cybertruck tonight in Los Angeles, putting one giant bow on this year’s L.A. Auto Show that’s already seen the...

Energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough

21 November 2019
Energy startup backed by Bill Gates achieves solar breakthrough

A secretive startup backed by Bill Gates has achieved a solar breakthrough aimed at saving the planet. Heliogen, a clean energy company that emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday, said...

How SMS works - and why you shouldn’t use it anymore

20 November 2019
How SMS works - and why you shouldn’t use it anymore

Did you know that, on average, 6 billion SMS messages are sent every day in the U.S. alone? That’s 180 billion each month and 2.27 trillion each year. Globally, 4.2...

Scientists create toilet that reduces amount of water for flushing by 90 percent

19 November 2019
Scientists create toilet that reduces amount of water for flushing by 90 percent

Researchers in the US say they have created an ultra-slippery toilet coating that could help save vast quantities of water around the world. Scientists at Penn State University say the...

The $9,500 dress that does not exist

15 November 2019
The $9,500 dress that does not exist

Earlier this year Richard Ma, the chief executive of San Francisco-based security company Quantstamp, spent $9,500 (£7,500) on a dress for his wife. That is a lot of money for...

Breakthrough as scientists create a new cowpox-style virus that can kill every type of cancer

14 November 2019
Breakthrough as scientists create a new cowpox-style virus that can kill every type of cancer

Scientists are hoping a new cowpox-style virus could kill every type of cancer Professor Yuman Fong, from the US, is engineering the treatment called CF33 The treatment is being developed...

Scientists invent metal that refuses to sink

11 November 2019
Scientists invent metal that refuses to sink

If you’re trying to build something that won’t sink, making it out of metal seems like a terrible idea. We make boats and ships out of metal because it’s sturdy...

Twitter’s CEO, Dorsey in Lagos, applauds Lagos IT Hub

09 November 2019
Twitter’s CEO, Dorsey in Lagos, applauds Lagos IT Hub

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, Mr Jack Dorsey visited popular Information Technology Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) in Yaba, Lagos, yesterday morning, as part of his tour of four African...

Children who use screens excessively have different brain structures, scientists say in 'provocative' study

08 November 2019
Children who use screens excessively have different brain structures, scientists say in 'provocative' study

Devices including TVs, smartphones and tablets could change the brain structures of young children, according to scientists—who fear such technology could affect the development of language and literacy skills. However,...

China kick-starts development of 6G technology less than a week after rolling out 5G network

07 November 2019
China kick-starts development of 6G technology less than a week after rolling out 5G network

China has officially begun the research and development of 6G technology. The news came less than a week after the country rolled out its superfast 5G network. The country's Technology...

Russian startup sells robot clones of real people

07 November 2019
Russian startup sells robot clones of real people

A Russian startup is selling autonomous robots, which buyers can choose to make look like any person on Earth. "Everyone will now be able to order a robot with any...

Facebook has a new all-caps logo

05 November 2019
Facebook has a new all-caps logo

Facebook has changed its corporate logo to a minimalist rendering of the Facebook name, a move the company said is meant to separate the wider corporation -- and its subsidiaries...

The passwords you should never use

05 November 2019
The passwords you should never use

An annual report, now in its eight year, has analysed the worst passwords of 2018 giving us an insight of what people are using, but more to the point what...

WhatsApp sues Israeli firm over phone hacking claims

30 October 2019
WhatsApp sues Israeli firm over phone hacking claims

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit against Israel's NSO Group, alleging the firm was behind cyber-attacks that infected devices with malicious software. WhatsApp accuses the company of sending malware to...

Passwords have failed to keep out criminals from stealing your identity, money. This is what’ll replace them

30 October 2019
Passwords have failed to keep out criminals from stealing your identity, money. This is what’ll replace them

"Sarah", an actor based in London, had her identity stolen in 2017. "I got home one day and found my post box had been broken into," she says. "I had...

If you have any of these 17 dangerous apps on your phone, delete them right now

27 October 2019
If you have any of these 17 dangerous apps on your phone, delete them right now

Mobile security company Wandera issued a report Thursday afternoon identifying 17 apps in Apple’s App Store infected with clicker Trojan malware, all of which are tied to the same India-based...

How a social network could save democracy from deadlock

26 October 2019
How a social network could save democracy from deadlock

There is one thing that practically everyone can agree on: politics has become bitterly divided. Whether it is the daily Brexit face-offs, the endless scandals on Capitol Hill or the...

Google develops processor that completes in 3mins calculations the best computer today will take 10,000 years to do

24 October 2019
Google develops processor that completes in 3mins calculations the best computer today will take 10,000 years to do

Google announced Wednesday it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing, saying it has developed an experimental processor that took just minutes to complete a calculation that would take the...

Facebook 'big' project on journalism set for this week

24 October 2019
Facebook 'big' project on journalism set for this week

Facebook is set to make a "big announcement" this week aimed at supporting news and journalism, chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday. Zuckerberg, appearing at a congressional hearing on its...

Two women joined GM more than a decade ago. Their futures couldn't be more different

22 October 2019
Two women joined GM more than a decade ago. Their futures couldn't be more different

Tentative labor deal aside, the transition to electric and autonomous vehicles is leaving a generation of workers behind. Amanda Kalhous and Rebecca Keetch joined General Motors Canada within a year...

Neighbourhoods where poor people live have bigger mosquitoes that transmit more diseases - Report

19 October 2019
Neighbourhoods where poor people live have bigger mosquitoes that transmit more diseases - Report

As if life wasn't already challenging enough for residents in low-income urban neighborhoods, new research suggests such communities are more at risk from particularly harmful, aggressive mosquitoes. Not only are...

Twitter outlines new rules for world leaders using platform

17 October 2019
Twitter outlines new rules for world leaders using platform

The post from Twitter doesn't discuss the actions of any specific world leader, but the company said it wanted to better explain why it makes moderation decisions when reviewing controversial...

A new apple that can stay fresh for one year has been created. How far will it go?

17 October 2019
A new apple that can stay fresh for one year has been created. How far will it go?

When you hear that a new variety of apple is being launched with a multi-million dollar marketing campaign, you might wonder if you weren't listening properly, and that the product...

And 'Lo!' - How the internet was born

16 October 2019
And 'Lo!' - How the internet was born

In the 1960s, Bob Taylor worked at the heart of the Pentagon in Washington DC. He was on the third floor, near the US defence secretary and the boss of...

This is how sleep affects brain performance, according to science

12 October 2019
This is how sleep affects brain performance, according to science

Researchers from the Bar-Ilan University of Israel learned that sleep deprivation has a negative impact on aging and leads to the development of brain disorders. In reference to animal behavior...

There’s a new cellular tech that could lower call/data rates. Here’s it

09 October 2019
There’s a new cellular tech that could lower call/data rates. Here’s it

Your wireless carrier is usually beholden to using proprietary cellular network tech from the likes of Ericsson or Nokia, but there may soon be a more universal technology that could...

How we spy on each other every day - Thorin Klosowski

08 October 2019
How we spy on each other every day - Thorin Klosowski

A couple of years ago, my garage was broken into while I was in the house. I heard footsteps and ran out to find someone trying to steal a bike....

Why you need to update your WhatsApp right NOW

06 October 2019
Why you need to update your WhatsApp right NOW

You better update WhatsApp right now. A researcher has discovered a nasty vulnerability in the Facebook-owned privacy-oriented messenger that made it possible to for attackers to gain access to your...

AI working against you? How artificial intelligence bias can block you

03 October 2019
AI working against you? How artificial intelligence bias can block you

Businesses across almost every industry deploy artificial intelligence to make jobs simpler for staff and tasks easier for consumers. Computer software teaches customer service agents how to be more compassionate,...

How risky is eating red meat? New papers provoke controversy

01 October 2019
How risky is eating red meat? New papers provoke controversy

Eating red meat is linked to cancer and heart disease, but are the risks big enough to give up burgers and steak? A team of international researchers says probably not,...

Every cat in Britain could be microchipped under new govt plans

30 September 2019
Every cat in Britain could be microchipped under new govt plans

All Britain's 11million cats would have to be microchipped under Government plans. The chips, containing the owner's name and address, will help ensure missing pets are returned to their homes....