Google's Pixel smartphone launches never used to elicit the awestruck reactions of say Apple's iPhone reveals, but gradually the Android phone maker has solidified its place among premier phone designs and garnered a following of fans.
STOCKHOLM — The Latest on the Nobel Prize in economics (all times local):1 a.m. TuesdayMichael Kremer was worried the Skype message was a scam. It appeared to be from a friend in Sweden and said the person needed to speak with the Harvard economist "urgently."That's when Kremer realized
The official launch of Facebook's new cryptocurrency alliance was overshadowed on Monday by the abrupt departure of Booking.com, leaving the project with just 21 of its original 28 backers.
Jack Monroe, the popular food writer and campaigner, has said fraudsters stole around £5,000 from her bank account after hijacking her phone number.The person responsible transferred the writer’s phone number to a new SIM card after obtaining a porting authorisation code (PAC) from her phone provider
Canadian literary icon Margaret Atwood has been named co-winner of the 2019 Booker Prize, alongside British author Bernardine Evaristo. Jurors decided that Atwood's The Testaments, the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, and Evaristo's novel Girl, Woman, Other would split the prize
Bubble-net feeding refers to a behavior in which humpback whales blow bubbles while swimming around in a circular pattern in order to catch prey
Nasa found evidence of alien life in the 1970s, according to a former senior scientist – and ignored it.The Viking landers were sent to the Martian surface more than 40 years ago, with the aim of exploring the planet. They included an experiment known as Labeled Release, or LR, which was intended to
The popular online video game Fortnite has ended its first chapter with an apocalyptic explosion – leaving thousands of gamers unable to play.
Swarms of male tarantulas have been crawling all over San Francisco in search of mates as a result of warm weather this month.
The video gaming giant Blizzard has partly reversed its punishment of an Esports player who spoke out in support of the Hong Kong protesters after a fierce backlash from fans, politicians and its own employees.
Toxic algal blooms which can be fatal to humans, are increasing across the world as temperatures rise, according to the first global survey of dozens of freshwater lakes based on 30 years of Nasa data.The increase is being driven by climate change, run off from chemicals used in agriculture and urban
(Bloomberg) -- The National Security Agency is normally so secretive that its creation was classified, leading to the nickname “No Such Agency.”But in a move that surely caused hand-wringing and murmurs among the nation’s longtime spies, the agency opened its doors to journalists. But just a crack.Reporters
Snapchat has stopped working, with users unable to send snaps, according to a huge number of reports.Thousands of people reported issues with the app, according to tracking website Downdetector.
When Dave Passafiume bumped into some men at a conference looking for farmers to enlist bees in a test to distribute pest and disease control on crops, he considered the severe losses he sometimes saw on his strawberry fields and decided to give it a try."I wasn't sure what to expect,"
An interstellar comet visiting our solar system is like nothing ever seen before, scientists have confirmed.The object, known as 2I/Borisov, has been examined by researchers who say that it has the potential to transform our understanding of the universe that surrounds us.
In a first such integration with other social networks, Reddit has added an option to share content from its iOS app to Snapchat. iPhone users can now share Reddit posts with their contacts on Snapchat, or add Reddit content to their Snapchat stories. Anything shared on Snapchat includes a special Reddit
Google is celebrating the 218th birthday of Belgian physicist Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau, who has previously been described as the “father of film”.But who was Plateau, and how did he gain this illustrious title?
Vodafone says customers will not have to pay for mobile phone charges - some as high as £10,000 - that they wrongly received after using their devices abroad. The company said that it was proactively checking accounts and removing the charges. "We are very sorry a technical issue has impacted
LUNENBURG, N.S. — Enthusiastic scientists aboard the research vessel MV Ocearch pumped their fists as a voice crackled over the radio announcing the expedition had hooked its 11th great white shark this fall off Nova Scotia.But to some marine biologists, what unfolded recently on this non-profit research
A propaganda app developed by the Chinese Communist Party could enable the government in Beijing to spy on users' phones. More than 100 million Android users in China have downloaded the "Study the Great Nation" app since its launch in January. In doing so these users have "essentially
Get your telescopes and cameras ready as space fans are in for another celestial treat this month. The Orionid meteor shower is set to grace our skies, with the chance to see up to 20 meteors per hour.
When a Toronto dentist learned last week that his office's computer network had been attacked with ransomware, it felt like a "violation." "It was terrible," he said. "My wife was even nervous about sleeping at home."Staff were locked out of digital files for at least