Mars shines bright in night sky as it vanishes behind moon

Lunar occultations involving planets are relatively rare, but there are a few more coming up in the next few weeks and months - with Jupiter tipped to be visible from northern parts of the UK on a date in mid-May.

People are just realising how Apple got its name – and fascinating reason for ‘bite out of logo’

EVER wondered how Apple got its name – or why its logo has a bite taken out of it? The answers to both might surprise you. This is the iconic Apple logo – but why is there a bite-mark?Credit: ...

Millions urged to check TV for vital socket as BBC ‘switch-off’ gets closer

HOUSEHOLDS with older TVs could run into problems when the BBC switches all its channels to HD next year. The broadcaster is planning to shutdown all standard definition (SD) versions of its channels on satellite. Modern TVs take HDMI ...

Game releases February 2023: Hogwarts Legacy to Octopath Traveler 2

THE early parts of the year are known for having some lacklustre releases, but 2023 is bucking the trend. January saw big releases in Hi-Fi Rush and Forspoken, and February has a number of big games to follow up. ...

Create the ultimate home theatre experience with Samsung’s TV and soundbar offer

(Currys) It doesn’t take much for a good TV to enhance your viewing experience from the comfort of your living room, but the quality that separates the good from the unmissable is in the finer detail where it really ...

China’s Henan province, home to the world’s largest iPhone factory, pushes US$7 billion digital infrastructure expansion programme

Central China’s Henan province, home to the world’s largest iPhone factory, is investing 50 billion yuan (US$7.39 billion) on a digital infrastructure expansion programme that will help move its industries up the value chain, advancing beyond labour-intensive manufacturing activities. ...

Five healthy digital habits It's not too late to make resolutions that will make your digital life safer and more convenient, say Kaspersky experts

Now is a great time to start using healthy digital habits and you still have time to make a resolution to yourself and try to follow it this year. Kaspersky experts have prepared a list of simple healthy digital ...

Daol signs MoU with InterOpera

Mr Isara, right, and Mr Lee at the signing ceremony. Daol Digital Partner, a technology firm under Daol (Thailand), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with InterOpera to strategically collaborate on providing digital asset services in Thailand. Daol ...

Biden team weighs fully cutting off Huawei from US suppliers

The Biden administration is considering cutting off Huawei Technologies Co from all of its American suppliers, including Intel Corp and Qualcomm Inc, as the US government intensifies a crackdown on the Chinese technology sector. Sales from US firms to ...

Tyre Nichols' death has reignited the debate around police brutality. Here are 5 proven ways to reduce it - and 2 strategies that don't work.

Business Insider Protesters rally as Philadelphia Police officers and Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers look on, June 1, 2020.AP Photo/Matt Slocum Tyre Nichols, 29, died after he was beaten by police at a traffic stop January 7. Campaign Zero, a ...

Northern Lights Glimmer in Manitoba Night Sky

A Manitoba-based photographer captured the green glow of the aurora borealis over South Indian Lake on Friday, January 27, as the temperature fell to -23 degrees Fahrenheit (-30 Celsius). Timelapse footage published to Twitter by RJ Roldan shows the ...

Apple's expected to post its first revenue decline since 2019 on Thursday

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at an Apple special event at Apple Park in Cupertino, California on September 7, 2022. – Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 14. (Photo by Brittany Hosea-Small / AFP) (Photo by BRITTANY ...

Tesla price cuts anger owners who bought vehicles just before discounts: report

Elon Musk said Tesla had seen a jump in demand in January. REUTERS Elon Musk’s recent decision to enact major price cuts for Tesla vehicles has reportedly angered customers who paid significantly more for the same models before the ...

Top Chinese memory chip maker YMTC said to be laying off 10 per cent of workforce after US sanctions

Top Chinese memory chip maker Yangtze Memory Technologies Corp (YMTC) is laying off up to 10 per cent of its workforce less than two months after it was added to a US trade blacklist. According to one source familiar ...

Folding iPad will launch next year, top Apple analyst Kuo says

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo thinks the company will launch a foldable iPad with a carbon fiber kickstand in 2024. Kuo’s prediction matches a 2022 report from CCS Insight which expected Apple to launch a foldable iPad instead of a ...

Hidden iPhone menu lets you edit and even ‘unsend’ any text

A HIDDEN menu on your iPhone unlocks special texting features that you may have missed. It gives you bonus features, including the ability to edit or unsend texts. Your iMessage has a hidden menu that lets you edit and ...

Nasa building US facility that could house alien life brought back from Mars

Nasa has received the green light for a new facility to house Martian samples – and perhaps alien life. The facility, based in Texas, should be ready by 2033, when the samples from Mars' Perseverance rover are expected to ...

Almost 2k organisations registered with SMS registry that will roll out ‘likely scam’ alerts from Jan 31

SINGAPORE – About 2,000 organisations have registered with a government central registry designed to help users identify scam messages on their phone. Companies that are not part of the white list set up by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) ...

Chinese premium EV maker Xpeng brings in Great Wall Motor veteran Wang Fengying in bid for mass-market supremacy

Chinese smart electric-vehicle (EV) start-up Xpeng has appointed former Great Wall Motor executive Wang Fengying as its president, as the Guangzhou-based premium carmaker sets its sights on China’s mass market amid a rising preference for cheaper cars. Wang, 53, ...

Giving children chickenpox vaccine 'could end risky pox parties'

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, which advised UK health departments on who should get COVID jabs, will be responsible for recommending whether children should get chickenpox shots as standard.

Urgent warning about tanning product Melanotan-II

Experts have warned those looking to get a quick tan not to turn to a product popular on social media, which has the potential to cause serious side effects including melanoma. To the horror of UNSW medical experts, influencers have ...

Chinese e-commerce giant pulls the plug on Indonesia and Thailand sites in Southeast Asia logistics pivot

Chinese e-commerce giant is pulling the plug on its Thailand and Indonesian platforms in a major setback for the company’s overseas expansion efforts, a move that comes as the country’s Big Tech firms rein in costs amid stalled ...

Chinese internet search giant Baidu plans to launch a ChatGPT-style bot in March, source says

Baidu is planning to roll out an artificial intelligence chatbot service similar to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, according to a person familiar with the matter, potentially China’s most prominent entry in a race touched off by the tech phenomenon. China’s largest ...

STYLE Edit: Hublot unveils 2 new meaningful luxury timepieces at LVMH Watch Week 2023 – an update to its debut Classic Fusion Original, and a Big Bang Unico Sorai for rhino conservation

Hublot unveiled two meaningful timepieces loaded with significance at LVMH Watch Week 2023, one that echoes its past and another that points us towards a hopeful future. In an homage to its creation story, Hublot introduced the Classic Fusion ...

Spat obstructs EV battery production

The development of measures to promote the domestic production of electric vehicle (EV) batteries remains deadlocked because of differing opinions between the Finance Ministry and the Industry Ministry, says a National EV Policy Committee source who requested anonymity. The ...

FTI upbeat on motorcycles

A motorbike on display at Motor Expo 2022. The FTI expects motorcycle manufacturing for the domestic market to tally 1.75 million units this year. The Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) estimates motorcycle production will grow by 4.17% year-on-year to ...

Jacqui Lambie issues chilling back-to-school warning for parents

Outspoken senator Jacqui Lambie has issues a chilling warning to parents to think twice before sharing photos of their children online. Without naming any platforms, the Tasmanian senator appeared on the Today show and described social media was “open slather ...

Tech layoffs strip the facade of TikTok's 'day in the life' videos

Aspirational workday vlogs once dominated TikTok — but following mass layoffs across the tech industry, videos flexing company perks have been replaced with content about unemployment and labor rights. The past few months have been particularly brutal in the ...

TikTok general counsel no longer in charge of working with officials to keep app in US

ByteDance’s general counsel is no longer overseeing US government relations for TikTok, part of a shuffle to improve the company’s standing during intense national security scrutiny, according to people familiar with the matter. TikTok has been in contact with ...

Huawei’s focus on digitalisation of traditional industries at home has stopped the bleeding but will it work overseas?

Will 2023 be the year when Huawei Technologies Co stops the rot and finally manages to reverse declining revenue? Analysts are optimistic it can, but the jury is still out on whether the telecoms equipment giant can build a ...

'Google it' no more? How AI could change the way we search the web

The rapid rise of ChatGPT has accelerated an AI arms race that could change the way we search the web. As Google looks to its past for inspiration and Microsoft makes a multibillion dollar bet, could there still be room for someone new to make an impression?

Getting a manicure? Wear gloves or sunscreen, GP warns, after study reveals UV lamp risks

A GP has told Sky News it's "better to be safe than sorry" if you regularly get manicures at a nail salon after a study found UV lamps used to dry gel nails can kill cells - and could be linked to skin cancer.

Paddington Bear on Mars? NASA images from the red planet capture the internet’s imagination

NASA released images of a structure on Mars that resembles a bear. Is it a bear? A wolf? A “doge?” The internet has mixed opinions on an image released by NASA showing what looks like a bear’s face on Mars. NASA’s Mars ...

Australia's tech cloud keeps expanding

For many, the cloud is an obscure, ethereal place to send files when they run out of space on their phone or laptop. But all of that information goes to a physical site – a data centre where thousands ...

Big Tech binged on workers during Covid-19, but is now purging them

The layoff announcements coming lately from the chief executive of big technology companies all contain variations on the theme of “we hired too many people during the pandemic”, expressed with varying degrees of contrition. At one end of the spectrum ...

FlyBe collapse asks questions about the resilience of UK's transport infrastructure

With the rail industry in turmoil and the train network a national embarrassment, a regional airline should have been able to offer a realistic alternative.

Google exec fired after female boss groped him at drunken bash, suit says

A Google executive claims he was booted by the tech giant for rejecting a high-ranking female boss’ grabby advances at a posh company dinner. Ryan Olohan, 48, accuses Google and one of its top executives, Tiffany Miller, of firing him ...

A mailman, a NASA scientist and a park ranger: Some government employees shrug off TikTok bans

Emmanuel Jean-Pierre is an aspiring writer who’s planning to release his first novel for young adults later this year. And, at least for now, he’s a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service who’s hungry for a regular creative ...

My night in a 'gaming suite' forced me to reckon with the time I spend playing video games

Gaming suite An aurora-borealis at this time of day, in this part of the country, localised entirely within a Leicester Square hotel suite? Well, no… not exactly, though you might be forgiven for thinking as much. I was staying ...

Crowdfunded DNA effort helps identify woman found murdered 50 years ago

A community-funded DNA project has helped detectives identify a murdered woman whose remains were stuffed in a canvas sack and dumped in the Arizona desert more than half a century ago. Authorities named the victim as Colleen Audrey Rice, ...


Three dead after ‘record’ flooding in Auckland

US House panel to vote next month on possible nationwide ban of popular short video app TikTok

S’pore-based social networking app Bondee hit with allegations of credit card misuse, refutes claims

Twitter says users will be able to appeal account suspension

Britain’s investment law ensnares Chinese deals amid broader reviews of foreign transactions

Peloton instructor Leanne Hainsby, 35, said she was diagnosed with breast cancer after a doctor told her not to worry about a lump in her breast

FTX creditors list includes more than 50 Hong Kong institutions, including regulators HKMA and SFC

ChatGPT creator OpenAI might be training its AI technology to replace some software engineers, report says

EU to stand with US in ‘depriving China of the most advanced chips’, trade official says

Tesla just had its best week since May 2013

Two companies race to deploy robotaxis in San Francisco. The city wants them to hit the brakes.

East coast set to brace for summer thunderstorms

Joe Biden wins deal with Netherlands and Japan on China chip curbs

Elon Musk meets with Biden officials to discuss EV production, networks

Big Tech is listening and tracking your voice recordings — here’s how to make it stop

Amazon Fire TV owners are going wild for extremely handy £9 accessory

Your WhatsApp account can be stolen while you sleep with terrifyingly simple trick

Marvel Snap fan has reached the maximum level of over 22k

Bizarre ‘impossible’ illusion is driving fans crazy – can your eyes outsmart it?

Sam Bankman-Fried’s dog can attack on command using ‘secret word’: report

Apple leads China’s fourth-quarter smartphone sales as market posts fifth straight year of decreased consumer demand in 2022

After TikTok’s success, can Chinese firm ByteDance challenge the dominance of Meta’s Quest in the virtual reality world?

Alibaba denies reports it is building a global headquarters in Singapore, saying development is for its Lazada subsidiary

Egypt's oldest mummy found 'covered in layers of gold' following year-long excavation

Asteroid the size of an elephant passes Earth in one of closest encounters ever

The race to make the world’s thinnest watch: how Richard Mille’s US$1.88 million UP-01 Ferrari inched the record from the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Ultra and Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept

Study finds bad grammar makes people seem less attractive in online dating profiles

US-China tech war: brace for Beijing retaliation over chip export curbs, lawmaker tells Japanese firms

Scientists solve mystery behind 17th-century warship wreck found off Sussex coast

Tencent’s Three-Body gets a thumbs up from Chinese viewers who wonder if Netflix version of sci-fi classic will be as authentic

Elon Musk meets with House leaders on Capitol Hill

Intel's horrible quarter revealed an inventory glut and underused factories

Terrifying scenes as boy struck by lightning at NSW beach

AI wrote a bill to regulate AI. Now Rep. Ted Lieu wants Congress to pass it.

TikTok tries to sell ‘Project Texas’ as it fights for survival in the U.S.

China’s ‘sharp increase’ in car exports leaves South Korea searching for a solution

Messaging or emailing your doctor? Be careful, it might cost you

Netflix reveals when it plans to stop users from sharing passwords

DOJ disrupts major ransomware group

NYSE says stock-trading chaos caused by staffer’s ‘manual error’

Rogue AI ‘could kill everyone,’ scientists warn amid ChatGPT craze

StoryCo and 'Halo' showrunner team up to launch 'Disco Ball,' a blockchain-based immersive story that's a model for Hollywood's move into Web3

Tesla shares pop over 10% on 'better than feared' earnings results, demand outlook

Facebook will ban Donald Trump again 'if necessary', says Nick Clegg

How to watch asteroid live stream as NASA predicts fourth closest ever near miss with Earth

Baby deaths mystery from 1930s solved by researchers finding 'abnormal' gene shape link to vitamin D side-effects

Truck sized asteroid 2023 BU will pass by Earth Friday morning, according to NASA

Inside incredible floating city that could be straight off film Elysium with orb-like houses for 50,000 people

People are just realising Siri has 5 mind-blowing hacks you’ll want to use constantly

Check your iPhone right now – new setting can save you from snooping nightmare

How to check if you’re about to lose access to BBC One – it’s very easy

Artificial skin has been created for robots so humanoids can feel things you can’t

Where in the sky is the green comet and how can I see it?

Alert for 2billion WhatsApp users – genius ‘secret’ photo change is so useful

Shapeshifting humanoid that can melt into liquid and reform just like Terminator 2 invented by scientists

Hogwarts Legacy preview: The closest thing to getting your own Hogwarts letter

Ring doorbell owners are going wild for very cheap ‘must-buy’ accessory

Everything announced at Xbox Developer Direct

SAP to cut 3,000 roles, explore sale of Qualtrics stake

Semiconductors and EVs will buck against the slump in 2023 after funding halved for China’s tech start-ups last year