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All thumbs? People now type on phones almost as fast as keyboards

3rd October 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this sitePeople are able to type on their phones almost as fast as they can on a keyboard, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Cambridge and Aalto University in Finland found that smartphone design and typing features are rapidly improving mobile typing speeds. In what […]

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RAF selects fighter pilot for new space programme

3rd October 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe RAF has selected a Typhoon pilot to lead its new space programme in collaboration with Virgin Orbit. Flight Lieutenant Mathew Stannard, 30, is being seconded to the programme which will use modified Boeing 747-400 aircraft to launch satellites into space. The modified plane, called Cosmic Girl, carries […]

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Apple bans app which tracks police movements in Hong Kong protests

3rd October 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteApple has banned an app allowing protesters in Hong Kong to track the movements of police, despite growing international condemnation against the violence deployed by police against pro-democracy activists. The technology company, which produces its key iPhone product almost entirely in China, told the makers of the HKmap […]

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Google boosts privacy and security controls on core products

2nd October 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteGoogle is expanding some of its privacy and security tools across its core products. The move comes as big technology companies face increasing criticism and scrutiny over the amount of data they collect and how they manage it. Now, YouTube users will be able to set their search […]

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Mysterious sounds recorded on Mars

1st October 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Sharon Marris, news reporter More sounds from Mars have been revealed and, while some are likely to be marsquakes, the others are a mystery. NASA’s InSight lander arrived on the red planet last November and recorded its first seismic rumbling in April, described by NASA as […]

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Scientists create 'impossible' superconductor

1st October 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteScientists have created what they called an “impossible” or “forbidden” compound which they claim seems to bend the rules of chemistry. Researchers from the US, Russia, and China created the compound known as CeH9 or cerium superhydride which exhibits a quality known as superconductivity. Superconductive materials are capable […]

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NASA asks for proposals to develop new lunar lander

1st October 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteNASA is seeking proposals for the new lunar lander which will take the first woman and the next man to the surface of the moon. The proposals will need to come from American companies as part of the space agency’s Artemis programme, named after the mythological sister of […]

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Yahoo engineer hacked thousands of women to steal sexual images

1st October 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site A software engineer at Yahoo stole sexual videos and images from thousands of young women’s accounts while working at the company. Reyes Daniel Ruiz, who is no longer employed by Yahoo, pleaded guilty on Monday to using his work access to Yahoo’s systems to target the women. […]

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YouTube Music app to replace Google Play Music on Android

30th September 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteYouTube Music is going to come pre-installed on Android devices, Google has announced. The service – which has struggled to seize a significant portion of the music streaming market – will replace the relatively unsuccessful Google Play Music app. The move is more a matter of Google consolidating […]

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Planet Nine could actually be a hidden 'primordial' black hole

30th September 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteA black hole hidden on the edge of our solar system could explain the evidence for an undiscovered ninth planet, according to new research. For more than a century some astronomers have suggested that the weird gravitational forces observed acting on distant bodies in the solar system were […]

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