See how Apple's new 2018 iPhones compare spec-by-spec with last year's iPhone X.
In a whale’s earwax lie clues to its entire life. Some species of whale build up large “earplugs” of fatty, waxy material that can trap hints about the hormones that coursed through the beast and the pollutants it swam through.
In a paper published this month in Nature Communications, researchers used earplugs recovered from 20 whales to explore how their stress levels have responded to changes over the last 200 years. They found that the whales’ stress levels moved in concert with being hunted, rising as whaling levels reached fever pitch and plummeting as whaling levels decreased. But since the 1970s, stress levels have been steadily climbing again, keeping step with warming ocean waters.The ear is the window to a whale’s soul
Tracking even the most obvious behaviors in wild animals can be a tricky business—for instance, nobody knows for sure where great white sharks go to breed. Even knowing how many animals there are in a population can be difficult. Figuring out how stressed whales have been is a near-impossible task but a crucial one: stress affects the health of individual whales, which in turn affects the health of the population. So tracking stress levels could be useful for developing a comprehensive whale conservation strategy.
EE, Virgin Media hit with £13.3m fine: Squeezing users for fees for early contract termination not OK
EE: We're sorry, Ofcom. Virgin: Why, that's... unjustified and disproportionate!
The UK's comms watchdog claims to have slapped a £13.3m penalty on EE and Virgin Media for fleecing customers who wanted to exit their broadband or mobile phone contracts before they were due to expire.…
Tens of thousands of pilots trained in a tiny, mechanical flight simulator which has been restored.
Not the best at anything, but a solid, great value performer
Review What if Huawei used OnePlus's Oxygen UI, I found myself musing recently. Wouldn't it be the perfect package? Huawei's amazing RF performance, and bleeding-edge tech, with a UI that didn't actually suck?…
Swipe – open toilet door – and swipe again
Something for the Weekend, Sir? "Work out loud," my prospective new employer tells me, adding that "we are a team, not a family". Sister Sledge need not apply.…
Chinese fabber YMTC has cunning tech catch-up plan
China's Yangtze Memory Technology (YMTC) aims to leapfrog 96-layer NAND and move straight to the production of 128-layer flash in 2020, according to a report.…
Says company that sells switching services
Millions of Britons unwilling to be parted from their urban broadband and not-too-shabby mobile phone reception are shunning rural living, according to a survey.…
While Apple carried out a big refresh of its hardware lineup in September and October, refreshing the iPhones, iPad Pro, and some of the Macs, there are plenty of other Apple products you should avoid buying in the run up to the holidays.
A look at some of the photos I took with Apple's newest iPhone (and a test of Portrait Mode's limits).
Dusts off unused 'paperweights' to save data entry program
On Call Dust yourselves off, dear readers, it’s Friday once more and time for On Call, our weekly column of reader’s technical triumphs.…
If at first or second you don't succeed, you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update
Six weeks after first release of build 1809, and Redmond still can't get it right
The 1809 build of Windows 10 and Windows Server is fast becoming infamous. Microsoft pulled it shortly after release when it started deleting people's files, and stumbling in other ways. Redmond reissued the software on Tuesday, and today it's clear you shouldn't rush into deploying it, if installing it at all, in its present state.…
The list goes on and on. Here's what you're missing.
It'll be the first time the Corolla has offered a hybrid powertrain in the US.
Mislabelled signal raised rover fans' hopes, just for a while
Space-fans pricked up their Twitter-ears today, when just for a few minutes it looked like the little lost rover Opportunity had woken up.…
The new Corolla sedan, now in its 12th generation, will go on sale in the US in spring 2019.
Like the Corolla Hatch, the sedan moves to the TNGA modular platform.
The video is less than a minute and three-quarters is just macro shots of a guy's face. But the truck looks kinda cool once you see it.
I see the red team and I want it painted black
Australia's government's crypto-busting legislation risks blocking security research, a leading Internet policy boffin has warned.…
Ongoing Bitcoin woes left the channel holding all the cards, and that's not a good thing
Nvidia has turned in growth in revenue and profit, but has been punished for missing its guidance in the third quarter of its fiscal 2019, all amid a continuing sharp drop in demand from crypto-currency miners.…