Space station welcomes Frenchman and world’s oldest astronaut

Space station welcomes Frenchman and world’s oldest astronaut

The International Space Station gained three new residents Saturday, including the oldest and most experienced woman to orbit the world. A bit of Mars also arrived, courtesy of a Frenchman who brought along a small piece of a Mars meteorite. Launched Thursday from Kazakhstan, the Russian Soyuz capsule docked at the 250-mile-high outpost just an hour […]

Hyperloop: SpaceX ‘transport of the future’ contest launched

Hyperloop: SpaceX ‘transport of the future’ contest launched

Elon Musk invites developers to test prototypes for Hyperloop on one-mile track in Los Angeles SpaceX, the company that dreamt up a radical transport system that would shoot a compartment full of passengers down a narrow tube using compressed air, is inviting prospective developers to test out prototypes and share designs. Hyperloop – billed as […]

Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Battery Will Last All Day

Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Battery Will Last All Day

How long will the Apple Watch’s battery last? An entire day, according to The Telegraph, who recently interviewed Apple CEO Tim Cook. The battery life has been a subject of speculation since the Apple Watch was announced in September, with some saying it could be as short as 2.5 hours. Cook also told The Telegraph […]

Uber security breach potentially exposes 50,000 drivers’ private information

Uber security breach potentially exposes 50,000 drivers’ private information

Last year Uber suffered a security breach. Now it’s saying that the name and driver’s license number of up to 50,000 drivers could be in the hands of a third party. The Los Angeles Times reports that the company’s databases had been accessed by an unknown third party twice in 2014. In one instance, the […]

WWDC Keynote Shows Apple Means Business

WWDC Keynote Shows Apple Means Business

Apple’s WWDC keynote had a message for cloud service providers. Apple knows it has the devices inside the enterprise, whether iPhone, iPad and even Macs, and it wants more than just the hardware business. It wants everything. And it’s coming for you That’s right, Apple wants to capture the cloud and provide the services you […]

Haunting Amazon ruins await adventurous World Cup visitors

Haunting Amazon ruins await adventurous World Cup visitors

PARICATUBA, Brazil – If Hollywood were to set a psychological thriller in the Amazon rainforest, the haunting Paricatuba Ruins would be the perfect backdrop. Massive root structures poke through the foundations of the once-stately neo-classical edifice, across the Rio Negro from the jungle metropolis of Manaus, one of the cities set to host World Cup […]

‘Godzilla of Earths’: Alien planet 17 times heavier than our world discovered

‘Godzilla of Earths’: Alien planet 17 times heavier than our world discovered

BOSTON – Scientists have just discovered the “Godzilla of Earths” — a new type of huge and rocky alien world about 560 light-years from Earth. Dubbed a “mega-Earth,” the exoplanet Kepler-10c weighs 17 times as much as Earth and it circles a sunlike star in the constellation Draco. The mega-Earth is rocky and also bigger […]

How deadly flies spurred remarkable evolution

How deadly flies spurred remarkable evolution

Two sets of male crickets on neighboring Hawaiian islands have been able to avoid attracting deadly parasitic flies by simply shutting up. The crickets likely arrived from Oceania in the late 1990s, and the flies came from North America around the same time. When the crickets tried to lure nearby females with their evening serenades—the […]

iOS 8: Messages, new QuickType keyboard, five new images

iOS 8: Messages, new QuickType keyboard, five new images

Apple on Monday unveiled the latest version of its iOS mobile operating system at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. The company has labeled iOS 8 as “the biggest release since the launch of the App Store,” however Android fans have nothing to fear. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — […]

Microsoft – Nokia 225 launched in Pakistan

Microsoft – Nokia 225 launched in Pakistan

KARACHI: Microsoft Devices Pakistan bolstered its line-up of high-quality mobile phones today with the launch of the Nokia 225. The Nokia 225 features the cloud-powered Nokia Xpress Browser, which uses less data and delivers fast performance, even over slower networks. Preloaded Facebook and Twitter apps offer instant access to social networks direct on the homescreen, […]

Turkish court rules YouTube ban violates rights

Turkish court rules YouTube ban violates rights

ANKARA: Turkey’s top court ruled on Thursday that a blanket ban on YouTube violated individual rights and freedom, clearing the way for the popular video-sharing site to come back. YouTube was banned in Turkey on March 27 after the site was used to spread audio recordings where senior government, military and intelligence officials are allegedly […]