Apple launches first MacBooks based on its own processor

Apple has launched a new Mac Mini and two MacBooks - the first versions which are using a processor based on the company's own designs.

Posted 2020/11/10 17:37:00

Amazon hit with antitrust charges by EU regulators

The European Union has filed antitrust charges against Amazon, accusing the online retail giant of using business data to gain an unfair advantage over merchants operating on its platform.

Posted 2020/11/10 11:48:00

The married couple behind the successful Pfizer COVID vaccine

News that a Pfizer vaccine is 90% effective against COVID-19 has been heralded as a turning point in the global fight against the virus.

Posted 2020/11/09 22:03:00

Race for a vaccine is in the closing stages - and we now have a thoroughbred

Few scientists would have expected a first-wave COVID vaccine to be 90% effective.

Posted 2020/11/09 13:31:00

PS5 and Xbox Series X to hit the UK - which will win the console war?

Over the next fortnight both Sony and Microsoft are launching their next-generation gaming consoles, the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X respectively.

Posted 2020/11/09 09:47:00

First passengers try high-speed Virgin Hyperloop vacuum pods

Virgin Hyperloop has trialled its first ever journey with human passengers at more than 100mph in the Nevada desert.

Posted 2020/11/09 07:52:00

Monkeys in Finland zoo prefer traffic noises over nature sounds

Monkeys in a zoo in Finland have shown a "significant" preference for traffic sounds over jungle noises, researchers have found.

Posted 2020/11/07 11:11:00

Ex-Trump adviser Steve Bannon banned from Twitter over beheading call

Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been banned from Twitter after he called for the beheading of Dr Anthony Fauci and the FBI director Christopher Wray.

Posted 2020/11/06 11:01:00

Britons should be paid to take COVID-19 vaccine, says Oxford professor

People should be paid to have a COVID-19 jab so the country reaches herd immunity as quickly as possible, a leading ethicist has suggested.

Posted 2020/11/05 22:46:00

Russia seeks actress to send in to space for feature film shot on ISS

Russia's biggest TV channel has launched a competition to find a woman to star in what it hopes will be the first feature film shot in space.

Posted 2020/11/05 13:08:00

Russia seeks star to send into space - in a bid to beat Tom Cruise movie

Russia's biggest TV channel has launched a competition to find a woman to star in what it hopes will be the first feature film shot in space.

Posted 2020/11/05 13:08:00

Has the US election been targeted by disinformation?

According to a joint assessment by US intelligence agencies, the Russian state sponsored a disinformation campaign which brought the integrity of the last presidential election into disrepute. Has anything similar been identified in 2020?

Posted 2020/11/05 11:30:00

New WhatsApp feature will make messages vanish after seven days

WhatsApp is introducing a new feature that will make messages disappear after seven days.

Posted 2020/11/05 09:46:00

Mysterious radio signal detected from within the Milky Way

Scientists have detected mysterious and powerful radio signals originating from within the Milky Way.

Posted 2020/11/05 09:03:00

Pre-historic remains prompt a re-think of theory that hunting was done by men

The theory that prehistoric hunting was only for men looks like being a modern male sexist construct after a discovery at an ancient burial site in Peru..

Posted 2020/11/05 00:55:00

Thousands given wrong dates for self-isolation by Test and Trace

More than 7,000 people have been given the wrong dates for self-isolation by Test and Trace, Sky News can reveal, raising further questions about the competence of the troubled service.

Posted 2020/11/03 16:43:00

Protest in Bangkok against Thailand ban on pornography websites

A protest has been held in Bangkok after the Thai government announced it has banned Pornhub and 190 other websites showing pornography.

Posted 2020/11/03 10:39:00

Platypus fur glows green under UV light, scientists discover

How unique is the platypus? Let us count the ways: It is one of the only mammals which lays eggs, it is venomous, it senses prey using electrolocation, and - as scientists have just discovered - it glows green under ultraviolet light.

Posted 2020/11/03 10:12:00

Coronavirus drives record number of cyber security incidents

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) handled a record number of cyber security incidents over the last year, according to its annual review, which is published today.

Posted 2020/11/02 15:50:00

T-cell immunity exists six months after COVID-19 infection, study finds

People still have a detectable immune response six months after being infected with COVID-19, according to the first study of its kind.

Posted 2020/11/02 13:23:00