China launches probe to explore dark side of Moon: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Saturday launched a first probe ever to explore the dark side of the Moon, marking another milestone in its ambitious space program, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. The probe,...

Review: Google’s Pixel Slate Tablet Left Us Searching for More

By Patrick Lucas Austin - Time Google’s latest tablet, the $599-and-up Pixel Slate, is its answer to a future wherein devices pull double-duty. Like Apple’s iPad Pro and Microsoft’s Surface Pro, the Pixel Slate is...

Tom Cruise gives lesson in TV settings and ‘motion smoothing’

Dave Lee North America technology reporter Something is keeping movie star Tom Cruise up at night: motion smoothing. In an impassioned video posted to Twitter on Tuesday, the Mission Impossible star warned that a default setting...

France, Germany fight to save EU tech tax

The two countries want tech giants such as Google and Facebook to pay tax on digital revenue. But the idea faces opposition from a large contingent of the EU. France and Germany are fighting to...

Apple’s latest tech wants to get into bed with you

By  Natalie O'Neill-New York Post If you think Apple couldn’t possibly know more about you, dream on! The tech giant is developing a “smart” bed cover that watches users while they snooze — by tracking their...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Detective Pikachu: ‘Gross’ furry Pokemon divides fans

Pikachu has been the approachable face of the Pokemon franchise for more than 20 years, but a new film trailer has left some fans unsettled. The preview for Pokemon Detective Pikachu shows the character covered...

Artificial intelligence in medicine: The computer knows what you need

Nowadays, artificial intelligence is driving advances in medical technology. Its applications are diverse. AI can sniff out diseases, give therapy and do much more. DW looks into how the tech is being used. Everybody makes...

Apple iPhone sales fears rock Wall Street

Apple shares sank by 5% on Monday, dragging down US markets and wiping more than $40bn (£31bn; €35bn) off the tech giant's market value. The fall followed a profit warning from some of the firm's...

Will Lebanon join the 4th revolution or be left behind

While technology can vary to a wide range of application, from 3D printing to Genome-Editing technologies, the general public will be directly affected in the short term by Data collection and exploration, Artificial Intelligence...

Could these balls help reduce plastic pollution?

By Padraig Belton Technology of Business reporter Concern is mounting over the volume of plastics in our oceans and, in particular, how tiny particles of plastic and other synthetic materials are infiltrating every part of...