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News: Tech & Science

SpaceX nabs $130 million to launch an Air Force satellite with Falcon Heavy

Friday  03:31,   22 june 2018
techcrunch

SpaceX beat out one other competitor to land a $130 million launch contract with the U.S. Air Force using its Falcon Heavy rocket.  SpaceX beat out one other competitor to land a $130 million launch contract with the U.S. Air Force using[...]

The Steam summer sale is live — here are the best deals we've seen so far

Friday  03:06,   22 june 2018
businessinsider.com.au

The Steam summer sale is now live, starting today (June 21) and ending July 5. New games will go on sale daily. Check back here for a roundup of the best deals.Cue the memes of empty wallets money being thrown at screens: the Steam summer sale is[...]

Malaysian CEO's Death Reportedly Caused By Exploding Phone

Friday  02:53,   22 june 2018
gizmodo.com.au

Nazrin Hassan, the CEO of a Malaysian venture capital fund, died after one of his mobile phones reportedly caught fire while it was charging in his bedroom.  Nazrin Hassan, the CEO of a Malaysian venture capital fund, died after one of his [...]

Extinct gibbon discovered in ancient Chinese tomb first ape to vanish after the Ice Age

Friday  02:52,   22 june 2018
abc.net.au

A partial skull and jawbone excavated from the 2,300-year-old tomb of a Chinese noblewoman belonged to a previously unknown but now extinct gibbon, scientists say. In a nod to its royal heritage, they dubbed the gibbon Junzi imperalis.The bones of[...]

Concern among experts with children as young as 10 using 'Tinder for teens'

Friday  02:20,   22 june 2018
honey.nine.com.au

Parents warned about popular appCyber experts, parents, and psychologists have slammed a popular phone app aimed at adolescents, dubbed "Tinder for[...]

Father And Grown Son Arrested After Pokemon GO Fight

Friday  02:15,   22 june 2018
kotaku.com.au

A 71-year-old man and his adult son were arrested for allegedly assaulting another player, who they claimed had stolen their Gym and thrown a Gatorade bottle at their car. The father, Robert Matteuzzi, tracked down the man and then allegedly chucked [...]

Stunned construction workers uncover 'Roman or Saxon' road perfectly preserved under the streets of Birmingham

Thursday  15:31,   21 june 2018
dailymail.co.uk

The remains were discovered as the workers dug up Victoria Square as part of a major project to expand the Midland Metro network in Birmingham city centre.The remains were discovered as they dug up Victoria Square as part of the city's project to[...]

Facebook tests 'subscription Groups' that charge for exclusive content

Thursday  11:09,   21 june 2018
techcrunch

Facebook is starting to let Group admins charge $4.99 to $29.99 per month for access to special sub-Groups full of exclusive posts. During the test, Facebook won't be taking a cut, but because the feature bills through iOS and Android,[...]

Microsoft News launches on Android and iOS as rebranded MSN app

Thursday  11:08,   21 june 2018
theverge

Microsoft is launching rebranded Microsoft News apps for both iOS and Android today, alongside using its news engine to power news across a variety of Microsoft products. “Microsoft News is the new name for our news engine that powers[...]

Instagram now has 1 billion users worldwide

Thursday  11:08,   21 june 2018
theverge

Instagram announced at an in-office event today that it now has 1 billion users worldwide. It had 800 million users in September of last year, which was 200 million more than that same time the year before. “It’s incredible, and it’s[...]

Dinosaurs Could Barely Use Their Tongues

Thursday  10:00,   21 june 2018
popularmechanics

They were more like alligators than birds in this case.That's a notable difference from how dinos are typically portrayed, movies like Jurassic World are often keen to show velociraptors and others with fully functioning tongues. Even though[...]

Final Days Of Ötzi The Iceman Revealed Through New Analysis Of His Tools

Thursday  09:55,   21 june 2018
gizmodo.com.au

Ötzi the Iceman is the gift that keeps on giving. Found embedded in a glacier in 1991, the 5300-year-old mummy has offered unprecedented insights into Copper Age Europe. Ötzi the Iceman is the gift that keeps on giving. Found embedded in a[...]

Go figure: Stonehenge was built using Pythagoras' theorem of geometry 2,000 years BEFORE the Greek philosopher was born

Thursday  09:55,   21 june 2018
dailymail.co.uk

The authors of Megalith say that one of Stonehenge’s earliest incarnations, dating from 2750BC, includes a stone rectangle which forms a perfect Pythagorean triangle when split in half. © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The book was[...]

NASA has released its plan for nuking asteroids that threaten Earth -- and it includes a practice run

Thursday  09:32,   21 june 2018
businessinsider.com.au

NASA and US government agencies release plan for dealing with Near Earth Objects. Considers options for deflection and disruption. Disruption plan raises possibility of using nuclear weapons.The US finally has an official strategy for dealing with[...]

Instagram clocks up one billion users

Thursday  08:57,   21 june 2018
news.sky

Instagram 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 [...]