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Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear insect numbers are declining

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 07:40
Scientists think something is amiss, but they can't be certain: In the past, they didn't systematically count the population of flying insects, so they can't make a proper comparison to today.
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Apple users claim their battery life has plummeted under iOS 12

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 06:20
Twitter is awash with claims the power shortages have been caused by the firm preparing for the UK and US release of its iPhone XS (left) and iPhone XS Max (right), tomorrow.
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Credit reference agency Equifax fined for security breach

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 05:51
An investigation by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) found that company's UK arm failed to take appropriate steps to protect the data of British citizens. (Stock)
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EU consumer chief "impatient" with Facebook over data

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 04:58
Brussels wants Facebook to give users more information about how their data is used and how it works with third party makers of apps, games and quizzes.
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Facebook building a 'war room' to battle election meddling

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 04:54
Facebook has confirmed plans to build a 'war room' at its Menlo Park campus to co-ordinate teams working to battle attempts to manipulate social media content in favour of any specific candidate or party.
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Curiosity Mars rover halts all science operations because of glitch

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 04:54
Researchers at Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, say they are unsure what triggered the problem, but it may take some time for engineers to diagnose the issue.
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Hackers are using NSA spy tools to mine Bitcoin on computers

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 04:43
Incidences of illicit crypto mining - a technique used by hackers to steal the processing power of computers to create Bitcoin - have quadrupled in the last year, according to new research.
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Amazon Echo Smart Plug that lets you switch on ANY device with Alexa

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 04:07
Seattle-based technology giant Amazon has accidentally leaked images and details of the Amazon Smart Plug which is expected to cost £95 ($125).
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Spiders have coated the shoreline of the Greek town of Aitoliko with a 1,000 foot WEB

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 02:34
The Greek town of Aitoliko has been swarmed with spiders known as 'stretch spiders' have created the monstrosity over 1,000 foot of shoreline covered with rocks, trees and plants.
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Plastic-munching caterpillars could save the planet, new research reveals

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:09
Experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew believe that new, plastic-consuming organisms may soon be helping to break down the world’s six billion tons of plastic waste.
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Samsung leak suggests there may be four different Galaxy S10 versions next year

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 15:28
Samsung may have a lot of phones up its sleeve for 2019. Code from an Android 9 Pie update file appears to have leaked the lineup for Samsung's next Galaxy devices, the Galaxy S10.
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Study warns chemicals found in common household products may cause endocrine disorder in cats

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:59
A new study has pinpointed a potential link between PFAS – a controversial group of man-made chemicals – and elevated levels of hyperthyroidism in domestic cats.
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Amazon may open 3,000 cashierless stores by 2021 - as survey reveals it's now third in online ads

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:32
The tech giant already has four locations of its cashierless Go stores up and running, but it may have up to 10 locations open by the end of the year, with as many as 50 by 2019.
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Hyundai signs deal to sell 1,000 hydrogen-powered trucks in Switzerland over the next five years

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 13:46
Hyundai Motor said it will sell 1,000 hydrogen-powered trucks in Switzerland over the next five years, betting the vehicles could beat battery-powered models sold by the likes of Tesla
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Apple's iOS 12 update gives users a 'trust score' by tracking their calls and emails

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 13:15
As part of an update to Apple's iTunes privacy policy, it will collect an 'abstract summary' of the data in an attempt to fight fraud, like false reviews, fraudulent purchases and spam App Store accounts
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New robotic material that is MORE sensitive than human skin could revolutionise prosthetic limbs

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:45
A research team, including members of the faculty at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have been working on replicating the experience of pressurised human touch.
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Amazon debuts 'Scout' shopping site that creates personalized recommendations

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:44
Users simply click the thumbs up or down button and Amazon will respond by showing other products based on their choices. It could soon expand to include clothing and purse recommendations.
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Real-life Vulcan found 16 light-years away: Planet orbits in star system home to Star Trek's Spock

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:48
In the sci-fi series Star Trek, beloved character Spock hails from a planet called Vulcan. And now, scientists have found its real-life analog. The new planet orbits the star 40 Eridani A.
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The spiralling stars in the Milky Way were pushed by a dwarf galaxy 900 million years ago

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:46
The close shave occurred long before dinosaurs walked the Earth, and scientists at the University of Barcelona say one of the Milky Way's smallest galactic neighbours is the culprit.
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Scientists successfully reverse Alzheimer's in mice by removing 'zombie cells' that cannot die

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:29
It's not clear how 'zombie cells' originate but they are affect strokes, arthritis and heart attacks. Mayo Clinic scientists reversed Alzheimer's by editing them out of mice. But they can't do that in humans.
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