Technology and Tyranny: Social Media and the End of the Liberal World Order

Jean-Marie Chenou - E-International Relations In 2009, the term “Twitter revolution” was coined to describe the way in which protesters used Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), and especially social media, to rally and publicize their...

How ‘miniature suns’ could provide cheap, clean energy

By Emma Woollacott –BBC Technology of Business reporter We're just five years away from harnessing almost unlimited power from "miniature suns", some start-ups say: nuclear fusion reactors that could provide abundant, cheap and clean energy. In...

Million-Year-Old ‘Zombie’ Bacteria Living in Deep Earth a ‘Challenge to Science’

Scientists have drilled the seabed and sampled microorganisms in the subsurface to confirm that the Earth's pristine depths are home to a whole new world - and its size is mind-boggling. Researchers with Deep Carbon Observatory,...

Huawei arrest puts ‘bullseye’ on Apple

Dave Lee North America technology reporter You don't need to look hard to see how the Global Times - the state-backed Chinese newspaper - is interpreting the arrest of Huawei chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou. "Washington's...

Scientists Are Turning Human Excrement Into Renewable Biofuel

By Aristos Georgiou A team of researchers from Israel’s Ben Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has demonstrated, for the first time, a technique for converting human excrement into hydrochar—a safe, renewable biomass fuel...

YouTube top earners: The seven-year-old making $22m

By Chris Johnston Business reporter, BBC News A seven-year-old boy who reviews toys has been revealed as YouTube's highest-earning star, raking in $22m (£17.3m). The estimate by Forbes magazine found that Ryan of Ryan ToysReview pipped...

Biblical History? Researchers Say Blast ‘Devastated’ Ancient Middle East

A “cosmic airburst” comparable to the Tunguska phenomenon might have annihilated an ancient Middle Eastern civilization in a split second, new research proposes. The analysis of 3,700-year-old evidence from Jordan’s Tall el-Hammam Excavation Project indicated a “high-heat”...

Huawei: Why has UK not blocked Chinese firm’s 5G kit?

New Zealand government's move to prevent Huawei supplying a local mobile network with 5G equipment has raised questions about why the UK appears less concerned about use of the Chinese company's technology. A press release...

Microsoft’s market value overtakes Apple’s to close out week

Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) stock market value closed above Apple Inc’s (AAPL.O) for the first time in eight years on Friday as the Windows maker benefited from growth in cloud...

Google+ to shut down early after privacy flaw affects over 50m users

Service to be closed four months earlier than expected in light of lapse that exposed names, email addresses and other information Associated Press Google is still having trouble protecting the personal information on its Google+ service,...

Mars: Nasa lands InSight robot to study planet’s interior

By Jonathan Amos- BBC Science Correspondent, Pasadena The US space agency Nasa has landed a new robot on Mars after a dramatic seven-minute plunge to the surface of the Red Planet. The InSight probe aims to...

Texas woman, 84, bored with retirement, gets college degree

By Frank Miles-Fox News People 65 and older make up less than one percent of U.S. college students. In 2015, they accounted for about 67,000 of about 20 million college students, according to the National...

Bill Gates says privacy regulations on big tech ‘makes a lot of sense’

By Matthew Kazin-TechnologyFOXBusiness The Microsoft co-founder and co-chair of the Gates Foundation joins Chris Wallace on 'Fox News Sunday.' As Silicon Valley tech giants face backlash from lawmakers in Washington, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said that...

US unable to defend against Russian and Chinese hypersonic weapons, report warns

By James Rogers-Fox News The U.S. lacks the defenses needed to protect against a new breed of highly sophisticated hypersonic weapons from China and Russia, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report. “China and Russia...

Volkswagen budget electric car: what we know about the Tesla Model 3 rival

The Week German car giant announces plans to convert two factories into EV plants Volkswagen has reportedly given the green light to build an entry-level electric car that will rival Tesla’s Model 3. Sources at the German...

Elon Musk unveils his first Los Angeles-area tunnel

Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk made a brief public appearance late on Tuesday to unveil the first tunnel completed by the underground transit venture he launched two years ago as...

How to Manage All Those Photos Taking Up Space On Your iPhone

By Patrick Lucas Austin  - Time With 2018 on the way out, you’re probably going through your photos, looking for the best snapshots and videos from years past. Well, trying to. Once you get past all...

Gatwick airport: How countries counter the drone threat

Rogue drones "deliberately" flown over one of the UK's busiest airports have caused travel chaos for tens of thousands of passengers - because of the potential risk of a collision with other aircraft. Incoming planes...

What is TikTok and is it safe?

The Week The Chinese app has more users than Twitter - but safety concerns are growing TikTok has amassed more than 800 million downloads worldwide since launching in 2016 A Chinese video-sharing app that has amassed hundreds of...

Why You Shouldn’t Charge Your Mobile Phone Overnight

By Lance Whitney - Time You may already have heard the warnings: Don’t overcharge your mobile phone. Make sure you unplug it from the charger after it reaches 100%. Don’t leave it charging overnight. Or...