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Explosion as rocket crashes after lift-off

30th June 2018 | Comments Off on Explosion as rocket crashes after lift-off

This post was originally published on this siteA rocket has crashed back down to Earth just six seconds after taking off in Japan. There was a massive, fiery explosion as the bottom of the 10-metre rocket hit the ground following an engine failure. TV footage showed it being launched into the air and coming to […]

SpaceX fires 'flying brain' into space

29th June 2018 | Comments Off on SpaceX fires 'flying brain' into space

This post was originally published on this siteSpaceX has sent the first robot with artificial intelligence – nicknamed the “flying brain” – to the International Space Station. Genetically identical mice for research purposes and super-strength coffee for the crew were also blasted off, packed into a Dragon capsule. AI robot Cimon, pronounced Simon, has been […]

Ticketmaster admits user data was stolen in breach

27th June 2018 | Comments Off on Ticketmaster admits user data was stolen in breach

This post was originally published on this site Ticketmaster has said some customers’ personal information and credit card details have been stolen in a data breach. The ticket sales website said in a statement that it was hit by “malicious software” on Saturday through a third-party supplier to Ticketmaster. All customers the company believes were […]

Uber wins short-term licence for London

26th June 2018 | Comments Off on Uber wins short-term licence for London

This post was originally published on this siteUber has been granted a 15-month licence to operate in London in a decision which reverses a block placed on its service last year. Transport for London (TfL) refused to give the Uber a five-year operating licence last September, blaming failings in its approach to reporting serious criminal […]

Anti-virus software pioneer 'left unconscious after death plot'

23rd June 2018 | Comments Off on Anti-virus software pioneer 'left unconscious after death plot'

This post was originally published on this siteAnti-virus software pioneer and former US presidential hopeful John McAfee has said he was unconscious for two days after “enemies” tried to kill him. The man who founded McAfee technology in the late 1980s claimed the rivals had “spiked something” that he consumed and he has now made […]

First NHS-funded internet addiction centre

22nd June 2018 | Comments Off on First NHS-funded internet addiction centre

This post was originally published on this siteA hospital in the UK is to be the first to set up an NHS-funded internet addiction centre. The west London centre will start in the next couple of weeks and be aimed at people with gaming disorders. Other internet-based addictions could be treated in future, however. Psychiatrist […]

Curious scientists solve dripping tap mystery

22nd June 2018 | Comments Off on Curious scientists solve dripping tap mystery

This post was originally published on this siteIt is a puzzle that has taken more than 100 years of research to solve and its source has kept thousands of people awake at night… what causes the “plink plink plink” noise of a dripping tap? Now, curious scientists have identified what causes the noise and how […]

Uber driver was 'streaming TV' moments before fatal crash

22nd June 2018 | Comments Off on Uber driver was 'streaming TV' moments before fatal crash

This post was originally published on this siteAn Uber driver in a self-driving car was streaming television until moments before the vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian, according to police. Rafaela Vasquez repeatedly looked down instead of at the road prior to the collision in Tempe, Arizona, a report from the Tempe police department stated. […]

Akon to build new city in Africa with currency called AKoin

21st June 2018 | Comments Off on Akon to build new city in Africa with currency called AKoin

This post was originally published on this siteGrammy-nominated artist Akon is planning to build a futuristic city in Senegal and base its entire economy around a new cryptocurrency named after himself. The multi-platinum-selling music producer unveiled the ambitious project at a creatives festival in Cannes, where he spoke at a panel titled Branding Africa: Blockchain, […]

Instagram clocks up one billion users

20th June 2018 | Comments Off on Instagram clocks up one billion users

This post was originally published on this siteInstagram has said it now has more than one billion active users, less than a year after it reported reaching the 800 million mark. The number highlights the surging growth of the Facebook-owned social network which allows users to share photos and video. The announcement was made at […]

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