By examining its chemical composition, researchers have concluded that Pluto might be made up of comets. According to the currently accepted model, planets are formed by the gradual accretion of smaller objects - and Pluto, situated right next to the Kuiper Belt asteroid field, has long been thought to have formed …read more
Scientists have discovered three vast canyons in one of the last places to be explored on Earth - under the ice at the South Pole. The deep troughs run for hundreds of kilometres, cutting through tall mountains - none of which are visible at the snowy surface of the continent. Dr Kate …read more
Ten families from Europe, Kenya, and Fiji have filed suit against the European Union over global warming threats to their homes and livelihoods, their lawyers said Thursday. They insist the bloc must do more to limit climate change caused by greenhouse gas emissions, and point to drought, glacier melt, sea …read more
Apple has today launched its new Data and Privacy website, allowing Apple users to download everything that Apple personally associates with your account, from Apple ID info, App Store activity, AppleCare history to data stored in iCloud like photos and documents.
This is currently only available for European Union accounts …read more
With the European Parliament having passed some extremely tough privacy legislation, and many members being well-versed in the issues as they relate to tech companies, there were high hopes for yesterday’s grilling of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Tough and pertinent questions were indeed asked, far more so than in …read more
Vivo is hosting an event in Shanghai on June 12th and, the invite points out that the event will “continue Vivo’s vision with Apex FullView Concept Smartphone.”
While that means we probably won’t get exactly what was seen at MWC, Vivo is clearly working to deliver something along …read more
In addition to launching the Chromebook 13 and Chromebook Spin 13 this morning, Acer announced larger 15-inch models. The Spin 15 is the more premium version, but the line in general focuses on more casual use cases and media watching, with the Chromebook 15 targeted as being "value-oriented."
The Acer …read more
At I/O 2018, Google detailed a big update to Google Lens a year after first announcing it. In addition to a new design and expanded availability in camera apps, Lens is slated to get real time lookup and smart text selection.
Google Lens features a new intro prompt that …read more
Hackers possibly working for an advanced nation have infected more than 500,000 home and small-office routers around the world with malware that can be used to collect communications, launch attacks on others, and permanently destroy the devices with a single command, researchers at Cisco warned Wednesday.
VPNFilter—as the …read more
A team of astronomers has performed one of the highest resolution observations in astronomical history by observing two intense regions of radiation, 20kilometers apart, around a star 6,500 light-years away. The observation is equivalent to using a telescope on Earth to see a flea on the surface of Pluto …read more
Britain is poised to demand the EU repays up to a £1 billion if the bloc continues to force British companies out of the Galileo satellite navigation system, The Telegraph understands.
Whitehall sources said that The Department for Exiting the Union will on Thursday publish an uncompromising paper on the …read more
An International Space Station astronaut took a GoPro camera for a spacewalk last week but forgot to bring any memory. “A question about the GoPro real quick,” asks astronaut Andrew Feustel in the video below. “I’m pushing the button I see a ‘no SD’. Do I need that to …read more
Britain's only free-roaming herd of reindeer has seen the birth of its first live twins. Previously, twins in The Cairngorms Reindeer Herd have been stillborn or died shortly after birth. The owners of the herd said live twins were "extremely rare" and they remained hopeful, but realistic, about the calves' …read more
The odd shapes of Saturn’s inner moons, which resemble objects ranging from ravioli to potatoes, may be due to mergers of tiny moonlets, a new study finds. The new finding may help to explain how moons, in general, may form, researchers said in a new paper describing the work …read more
There has been an experimental FaceDetector API within the Chrome web browser since version 56 that can automatically detect when someone is looking at a webcam. Now, the developer who created FacePause has found a way to use the API to automatically pause YouTube videos when you look away from …read more
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