Category: Tech

Face transplant gives hope after suicide attempt

A 21-year-old woman who tried to take her own life by shooting herself in the face has become the youngest…

13 hours ago

‘Flow’ battery could charge electric cars in seconds

Electric cars could be charged up and ready to go within seconds, according to scientists developing a new type of…

2 days ago

Laziness made human ancestors go extinct

A team of archaeologists have published new research suggesting that one of humanity's potential ancestors, Homo erectus, went extinct because…

5 days ago

Mystery of Jupiter’s colourful bands ‘solved’

Scientists may have solved the mystery of Jupiter's colourful bands. The gas giant Jupiter's famous bands of cloud have been…

5 days ago

Samsung launches Fortnite for Android exclusive

Samsung has nabbed the exclusive Android release of popular survival game Fortnite as part of the launch for its Note…

6 days ago

Baby firm fined over personal data sale to Labour

The Information Commissioner's Office has fined a company that offers advice on pregnancy and child care for illegally collecting and…

6 days ago

NASA invests $44m in private space tech

NASA is investing $44m (£34m) to develop 10 "tipping point" technologies which could benefit space exploration in the future. The…

6 days ago

NASA launching probe to ‘touch the sun’

NASA is close to launching a spacecraft on a voyage to the sun that will give scientists their closest-ever view…

6 days ago

‘Keto diets’ could increase diabetes risk

Ketogenic diets, which involve eating very low levels of carbohydrates and high levels of fat, could cause an increased risk…

1 week ago

FBI issues Facebook Messenger scam warning

The FBI has published a warning about a scam targeting people on Facebook Messenger. The messages contain a link which…

1 week ago

Ancient viruses protect koalas from new attacks

A new study has revealed how an ancient virus in koala DNA is giving the animal additional firepower to defend…

1 week ago

AI system developed to identify clickbait headlines

A team of researchers have developed a method of automatically spotting clickbait headlines. The method, pioneered by the International Institute…

1 week ago

Online streaming services more popular than ever

Online streaming services are more popular than ever before among viewers in Britain, official figures have revealed. Almost half of…

1 week ago

Tokyo Olympics to ID athletes using facial recognition

Participants in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be among 300,000 attendees to be identified using facial recognition technology, organisers said.…

1 week ago

Lonely Mars rover sings happy birthday to itself

Curiosity, the car-sized rover exploring Mars for NASA, has sang itself happy birthday to celebrate its sixth anniversary of landing…

1 week ago

Facebook taking on Tinder with dating platform

Facebook is testing a new dating feature in its app, laying the ground for an enormous challenge for apps like…

1 week ago

NASA announces crew for commercial spaceships

NASA has named the crew of astronauts tasked with reviving America's prowess in extraterrestrial travel. Seven men and four women…

2 weeks ago

17 things you’d need to carry if you ditched smartphone

By Ajay Nair, news reporter As concern grows over the amount of time we spend looking at our mobiles, we…

2 weeks ago

Super-earth ‘most likely’ candidate for alien life

A planet one and a half times the size of earth has emerged as the one out of any known…

2 weeks ago

The eyes have it: How AI predicts personality traits

It's said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, and they can sometimes reveal what people are thinking…

2 weeks ago

Lucy McHugh murder: Man held over Facebook password

A man is in custody accused of failing to give his Facebook password to police investigating the murder of Lucy…

2 weeks ago

Migraine prevention drug approved for EU use

The first drug designed to prevent migraines could be available soon after being approved for use by EU officials. Known…

2 weeks ago

Study reveals spiders’ favourite colour

Spiders pay far more attention to colour than previously thought, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati. Scientists…

2 weeks ago

‘Impossible’ to make Mars like Earth – NASA study

Dreams of transforming Mars into a habitable long-term human colony are scientifically impossible with current technology, according to a NASA-sponsored…

2 weeks ago

Facebook could host talent shows in future app

Facebook is developing a talent show feature for its app which would allow users to pick a pop song and…

2 weeks ago

Twitter turns to Oxford academics over hate speech

Twitter is turning to academics, including from Oxford's department for experimental psychology, to tackle hate speech and promote "healthy conversations".…

2 weeks ago

Black holes like giant balls of string – claims study

A new scientific study to explain how black holes could exist has suggested that they are actually quite like giant…

3 weeks ago

Amazon’s quarterly profits rise 12-fold to $2.5bn

Amazon's profits trounced estimates as the retail giant reported a 12-fold increase in net income of $2.5bn (£1.9bn) for the second…

3 weeks ago

Facebook’s value slumps $120bn in biggest-ever market hit

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Facebook shares slump as user growth slows

Facebook shares slumped 7% in after-hours trading, as the social media giant revealed that its user base and second-quarter revenue…

3 weeks ago

Moon may have been habitable 4 billion years ago

The moon could have supported life billions of years ago, according to new research. A study published in the journal…

3 weeks ago

British fintech giant FNZ plots £2bn sale

A British financial services technology provider is drawing up plans for a £2bn sale that would crystallise its place as…

3 weeks ago

Full-fibre broadband for every UK home ‘by 2033’

Full-fibre broadband coverage should be available to every home in the UK by 2033, according to the government's digital strategy.…

3 weeks ago

Capturing CO2 from the air: Will it stop shortages?

A Swiss technology company is aiming to help prevent repeats of this summer's Europe-wide CO2 shortage by capturing carbon dioxide…

3 weeks ago

New species of armoured dinosaur discovered

A fossil of a new species of armoured dinosaur has been discovered in Utah, changing how scientists believe the animals…

4 weeks ago

Computer crime drops by a third in England and Wales

Computer crime in England and Wales has dropped by 31% over the past year, according to the Office for National…

4 weeks ago

World’s first artificial meteor shower to light sky in 2020

A Japanese company which claims it can produce shooting stars on demand has said it will create the world's first…

4 weeks ago

Why hoverboards may be wheelchairs of the future

Although there are over one million wheelchair users in the UK, a lack of modern designs means more than half…

4 weeks ago

Scientists: Social isolation is vital to evolution

Reproduction has long been considered the key moment of evolution but new research suggests that social isolation can be just…

4 weeks ago

12 new moons orbiting Jupiter – one may hit others

Astronomers have discovered 12 new moons orbiting Jupiter, bringing the total to 79. Eleven are "normal" outer moons, but the…

4 weeks ago

Google launches UK job searching service

Google has launched its new job searching service in the UK, offering users local results if they're looking for a…

4 weeks ago

Satellites could be launched from UK in three years

Satellites could be launched from the UK in as little as three years, heralding the start of what the government…

1 month ago

Mob arrests after latest ‘WhatsApp lynching’

Police in India have arrested 25 people after a man was lynched by a mob following rumours on Whatsapp that…

1 month ago

Drop in followers? Twitter set to remove locked accounts

Twitter users should expect a drop in followers, as the social media giant begins removing locked accounts.  The move is…

1 month ago

Mysterious black sarcophagus found in Egypt

An enormous black sarcophagus has been discovered during an archaeological dig in Egypt alongside an eerie alabaster head. The mysterious…

1 month ago

Calls grow for independent internet regulation

Amid data protection breaches, automation fears and social media harassment, calls are growing in Westminster for new independent internet regulations.…

1 month ago

Road signs can detect when mobiles are used at the wheel

Road signs that can detect when a mobile phone is being used in a moving vehicle are being installed in…

1 month ago

Thomas Cook admits customer data breach

Travel firm Thomas Cook has admitted a data breach which exposed the names, email addresses, and flight details of customers.…

1 month ago

TSB customers hit by further IT glitch

Customers of TSB have taken to social media to complain about being locked out of their bank accounts. Digital banking…

1 month ago

E-scooter start-up raises £232m from Uber and Alphabet

Uber and Alphabet are investing in start-up Lime as competition in the bike and scooter hiring industry hots up.  Lime raised…

1 month ago

US jitters at China’s tech push underlies trade war

Shenzhen is the poster boy for China's economic progress. Forty years ago it was just a cluster of small villages…

1 month ago

Girl’s character ‘gang-raped’ in online Roblox game

A mother has warned parents to delete a popular online game from their children's phones, tablets and consoles after a…

1 month ago