A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket climbed away from Cape Canaveral early Sunday, and its first stage booster returned to a drone ship parked in the Atlantic Ocean after sending a heavyweight commercial communications satellite toward orbit for Telesat. The 229-foot-tall (70-meter) rocket lifted off at 1:50 a.m. EDT …read more
A fossil of a new species of armoured dinosaur has been discovered in Utah, changing how scientists believe the animals evolved. It took almost four years to prepare and analyse the medium-sized dinosaur's skeleton, which is 13-16ft long (4-5m) and about 42 inches (1.5m) tall at the hip, and …read more
A large whale that was killed off the coast of Iceland has been established as a rare hybrid. There were concerns the creature was a blue whale, one of the rarest in the world, but apparently, the whaling company has claimed it’s a hybrid blue and fin whale, according …read more
The prospect of the Gulf Stream slowing down and even stopping altogether has worried many experts in recent years. Some believed that this would cause a rapid cooling around the world with resulting global chaos. But a new study finds the Gulf Stream go-slow will have a significant impact on …read more
Last year’s Pixel launch delivered a lot of new products, and the Pixelbook was one of the most interesting. Today, we’re getting word that a second-generation is incoming for this fall. According to well-known leaker Evan Blass, Google is preparing to launch the second generation of its Chrome …read more
A pair of reports today explain that Apple customers across in Singapore are noticing a high number of fraudulent credit card charges being made via iTunes. Apple has said it is investigating the complaints, but specifics remain unclear The report explains that “dozens” of Apple customers have recently experienced fraudulent …read more
The European Union may have characterized its $5 billion Android antitrust fine as punishment for an intransigent Google, but the practical reality might be different. Bloomberg sources have claimed that Google offered to make changes to its Android policies in August 2017, not long after it received an EU antitrust …read more
The fine folks at XDA Developers have been digging into the firmware for the upcoming Galaxy Tab S4 tablet, and have found some hints about the new S Pen and what the stylus is going to be able to do. Previous rumors have suggested that the S Pen will be …read more
Russia is planning to blast two robot astronauts into space to work on the international space station. Scientists have developed the advanced machines, named FEDOR, to conduct rescues - even though they have recently been recently trained to use firearms. According to RIA Novosti, the robots could be blasted into space …read more
You might not necessarily think it is a good idea to drink ancient liquid from a ‘cursed’ sarcophagus – but 10,000 people disagree. That’s how many people have signed a petition to get access to the red liquid which bathed three mummies found when a tomb was prised open …read more
Facebook has suspended a US-based analytics firm while it investigates concerns about the collection and sharing of user data. Crimson Hexagon, based in Boston, describes itself as offering “consumer insights” and has contracts with government agencies around the world.
Facebook said it was looking into whether some of these deals …read more
Tesla boss Elon Musk has reached an agreement with a Colorado potter who accused the billionaire of using his farting unicorn without permission.
Tom Edwards did not specify what exactly had been agreed - saying only that the issue had been resolved "in a way that everyone feels good about".
Mr …read more
Having worked through its fleet of used Block 4 rockets, SpaceX will now transition into flying its more advanced Block 5 variant of the Falcon 9 rocket full time.
Early Sunday, SpaceX will attempt to launch the Telstar 19V satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
"We are …read more
At least three congressional candidates have been targeted by hackers ahead of the US mid-term elections, according to Microsoft.
Tom Burt, an executive at the firm, made the revelation during a security conference panel in Colorado.
The three candidates appear to have been targeted by phishing attacks, he told the …read more
A notorious hacking gang has struck again, stealing almost £700,000 ($910,000) from a Russian bank, reports a cyber-security company.
Group-IB was called in to help Russia's PIR Bank after it noticed the theft, said the firm.
The raid is believed to have been carried out by the MoneyTaker …read more
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