SpaceX completes launch and landing double bill

US rocket company SpaceX completed back-to-back launches at the weekend. Late on Friday, it used one of its refurbished Falcon 9 vehicles to put up a Bulgarian satellite from Florida. Then on Sunday, SpaceX lofted another 10 spacecraft for telecommunications company Iridium. This time, the rocket flew out of California….

Gmail to end ad-targeting email scans

Google’s decision to stop scanning Gmail users’ emails in order to target them with personalised adverts has been given a qualified welcome by privacy campaigners. The tech firm revealed the change in a blog at the end of last week. Google promised to make the move before the year’s end to bring…

Amazon Echo Look Is a Voice-Controlled Camera That Tells You What to Wear

Amazon.com Inc wants to help you choose what to wear. The technology and retailing behemoth on Wednesday unveiled a voice-controlled camera, the Echo Look, and an app that recommends which of two outfits is best, using fashion specialists’ advice and algorithms that check for the latest trends. The new product…

Microsoft Build 2017: Windows 10 Now Runs on 500 Million Monthly Active Devices

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella during his opening keynote at Day 1 of the Build 2017 developers conference in Seattle on Wednesday revealed that Windows 10 was now running on 500 million monthly active devices. That’s a significant jump from the 400 million active devices figure revealed in September last year…

25 is average ‘golden age’ when humans can outsmart computers, says study

Twenty-five, on average, is the golden age when humans can outsmart computers in generating seemingly random patterns. Twenty-five, on average, is the golden age when humans can outsmart computers in generating seemingly random patterns, according to a new study. People’s ability to make random choices or mimic a random process,…

An apple a day keeps diabetes away

Add fresh fruits to your diet if you want to get rid of diabetes. You may want to add fresh fruits to your diet as according to a recent study, the greater the consumption, the lower is the incidence of diabetes, as well as occurrence of complications in diabetics. Although…

Facebook to Offer Free Version of Workplace, Its Team Collaboration Tool

In a tough challenge to team collaboration tool Slack, Facebook has announced it will offer a version of Workplace for free. Workplace, Facebook’s messaging service for businesses, is one of the many products used by businesses to chat and share files within their select groups. According to a report in…

Tim Berners-Lee Slams UK, US Calls to Weaken Encryption

British web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee on Tuesday slammed as a “bad idea” recent calls in Britain and the United States to weaken cyber encryption. “I know that if you’re trying to catch terrorists it’s really tempting to demand to be able to break all that encryption,” Berners-Lee told the BBC….