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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Huawei’s troubles have exposed the US-China tech war. How prepared is Europe to defend...

Björn Fägersten and Tim Rühlig say in a world where power flows from control of technological infrastructure, European Union states lag behind both the US and China and must secure their commercial and security...

GM unveils long-range battery in fresh electric car push

AFP-General Motors on Wednesday unveiled a new long-range battery to power an expanded lineup of electric cars as part of an effort to catch sector leader Tesla. GM said its Ultium batteries would have a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Doomsday countdown? NASA tracking mammoth asteroid that could end human civilization

Daily  Sabah- NASA has confirmed that a mammoth asteroid is currently headed toward Earth. (iStock Photo) T-minus 56 days until impact... but not quite. NASA says its automated tracking systems at the Center for Near-Earth Object...

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”...

World’s first no-kill eggs go on sale in Berlin

Scientists can now quickly determine a chick’s gender before it hatches, potentially ending the need to cull billions of male chicks worldwide Josie Le Blond- The Guardian The world’s first ever no-kill eggs are now on...

Streaming titans seek passage to India for new growth

Netflix and Amazon are battling a dizzying array of homegrown outfits, from Bollywood producers to broadcasters, for dominance of India's streaming market, a key target as growth in Western countries slows. As more Indians shift...

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...

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...

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...