BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at a new smart socket for charging devices.
Techie's speed test ends up bringing sales reps' work to a screeching halt
Monday morning has rolled round once again, which can only mean one thing – Who, Me?…
Looming EU copyright rules – tackling Google news article scraping, installing upload filters – under fire from all sides
The question now is: Will it move forward or not?
Analysis The future of a critical change in European copyright law is under doubt after negotiations designed to clarify wording have left all sides frustrated.…
Commentary: When you go from a "#" to a colorful splat, it's just strange.
Holy crappuccino. There's a latte trouble brewing... Bio-boffins reckon 60%+ of coffee species may be doomed
Climate change is going to make Monday mornings much, much, much more of a grind
Coffee plants, the source of the warm brown elixir powering millions of people worldwide using the magic of caffeine, are, it is claimed, at risk of extinction.…
The spy gets a little closer to figuring out what the First Order is up to.
Aaron Sorkin told democrats like AOC to stop acting like "young people", so she went on a Donkey Kong livestream and talked about Pokemon Snap and why the N64 is the best console.
How does Toyota's resurrected icon compare with other sports car legends?
And in a day, it's already two-thirds of the way to its fundraising goal of $75,000.
"Community Actions" will start rolling out to users in the US on Monday.
We learned how Facebook is still key to the pet rescue world, stepped out in Nike's new self-lacing sneakers and took a ride on the most high-tech chairlift.
Here's our ongoing guide to the upcoming DC Comics film starring Zachary Levi.
We're less than two months away from the season 2 debut of American Gods, the TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 2001 novel, and Starz has rewarded fans' patience with a shiny new trailer.
(Spoilers for first season below.)
In season 1, Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), a recently released convict, falls in with the mysterious Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) as his bodyguard, after losing his wife, Laura (Emily Browning). But Mr. Wednesday is not who he seems. He's actually the ancient Norse god Odin seeking to rally all the remaining Old Gods, who are slowly dying off from people's lack of belief. Their mission: beat back the encroaching influence of all the New Gods so they can survive.
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The Democratic National Committee apparently hasn't lost its allure for Russia-linked hacking groups like Cozy Bear.
Maybe the president's game show past will let him end the shutdown this way.
Dear humans, We thought it was time we looked through YOUR source code. We found a mystery ancestor. Signed, the computers
Well, computers programmed by AI-wielding bio-boffins
The human genome is hiding secrets that point to a mystery ancestor alongside our hominid cousins the Neanderthals and Denisovans, according to AI software.…
Gulliver's Travels is justly regarded as one of the best satirical novels of all time, although its author, Jonathan Swift, claimed he wrote the book "to vex the world rather than divert it." Politicians of the time were indeed vexed at being mocked in its pages. It seems the author's physiological descriptions also proved a bit vexatious, according to a charming new paper in the Journal of Physiological Sciences.
First published in 1726, Gulliver's Travels relates the fictional adventures of one Lemuel Gulliver, "first a surgeon and then a captain of several ships," according to the book's lengthy subtitle. During his voyages, Gulliver encounters several unusual species: the tiny people of Lilliput, the giants of Brobdingnag, talking horses called Houyhnhnms who rule over the deformed, uncouth Yahoos, and the inhabitants of the flying island of Laputa, who devote themselves to the study of science and the arts but have never figured out how to apply that knowledge for practical applications. Apart from its literary qualities, Gulliver's Travels provided ample fodder for eagle-eyed experts, since Swift couldn't resist going into great detail about the physiology of his fictional species, practically inviting closer scrutiny.
Toshio Kuroki, special advisor to the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and professor emeritus at the University of Tokyo and Gifu University, read Gulliver's Travels for the first time with his book club. Having spent a long, prestigious career conducting cancer research, Kuroki immediately noticed an error on Swift's part when estimating Gulliver's energy requirements compared to that of the diminutive Lilliputions. It spurred him to look more closely at similar passages in the book, and to make his own comparative physiological analysis of the fictional creatures encountered by Gulliver during his travels.
If there's one person outside of government who has stood against Facebook's crashing wave, it's Ashkan Soltani.
Late last year, the independent privacy researcher was suddenly called to speak before the UK Parliament about Facebook's privacy practices, simply because he happened to be in London and, in his own words, "was just a dick on Twitter."