Category Archives: New Gadgets

AOL finally kills off 20 year old AIM instant messenger

alibhai/ December 16, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

AOL parent company Oath revealed AIM will no longer exist as of Dec 15, 2017 The news was met with mixed emotion, as many shared their nostalgia for it AIM launched 20yrs ago, but the firm says communication ‘profoundly changed’ By Cheyenne Macdonald For It’s been two decades since the messaging service first launched, and likely years since you

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Male redback spiders target young females to mate

alibhai/ December 15, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

Redbacks are a species of venomous widow spider known to cannibalize mates To avoid being eaten, researchers found males seek young ‘immature’ mates While strange, they say the behaviour may work to the benefit of both sexes  By Cheyenne Macdonald For The sex lives of spiders are arguably among the most bizarre – and gruesome – mating practices in

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US Marines test ONR self-flying helicopter

alibhai/ December 14, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

System will initially be used to resupply troops on the front line Marines can call up the supplies needed and order the flights using a tablet By Mark Prigg For US Marines could soon be dropped into battle using self flying helicopters. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has revealed its first test of an autonomous helicopter. It is

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Face of a Scottish soldier who died in 1650 is revealed

alibhai/ December 13, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

The images were created using the skull of a skeleton that was discovered in Durham in 2013 Scans revealed a previously unidentified facial scar on the soldier that has been included in the final image The soldier is depicted wearing a blue bonnet, brown jacket and shirt typical of Scottish soldiers of the time  Researchers hope that the reconstruction will

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Ceres’ bright spots could be sign of geologic activity

alibhai/ December 12, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

Scientists say the bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres can be divided into four different categories While Ceres was thought to be a ‘dead world,’ they say the spots indicate it may still be evolving Since the first spots were detected in 2015, the Dawn spacecraft has spotted more than 300  By Cheyenne Macdonald For Mysterious bright spots dotting

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Climate change could cause wind power to FLIP hemispheres

alibhai/ December 11, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

 Predicts wind resources in the next century may decrease in Northerns regions  Set to sharply increase in several hotspot regions down south By Mark Prigg For Climate change will soon cause global wind power to flip hemispheres, researchers have claimed. The new study predicts wind resources in the next century may decrease in many regions in the Northern Hemisphere –

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Sonic booms have been heard across Texas

alibhai/ December 9, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

The latest strange sonic ‘booms’ have been heard in Texas this week Fort Hood military base confirmed the sounds were from the military base The booms were part of exercises using artillery and mortar fire, officials claim Live-fire exercises and B-1 ‘Lancer’ bombers are believed to be responsible Other booms this year have occurred in Cairns and Abergavenny  By Phoebe

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Parents who praise their children too easily are panned

alibhai/ December 8, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

Anthropologist David Lancy has warned praising too much wrecks development It can leave children only ‘patchily employed’ and reliant on their parents in 20s He said there is a worrying trend of ‘raising each child as special and unique’  By Sarah Harris for the Daily Mail Helicopter parents who put their children on ‘a pedestal’ are to blame for them still

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Anheuser-Busch reserves 40 Tesla electric semi-trucks

alibhai/ December 7, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

Elon Musk unveiled the Tesla Semi in November, with plans for 2019 production Budweiser maker Anheuser-Busch has reserved 40 of the all-electric trucks It was one of the largest publicly announced orders Tesla has received By Reuters Budweiser beer maker Anheuser-Busch has reserved 40 Tesla Inc all-electric Semi trucks as it seeks to reduce fuel costs and vehicle emissions, the

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Social networking sites are controlling your mind

alibhai/ December 6, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

Comments made by Simon McCarthy-Jones from Trinity College Dublin He reveals how Facebook is exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology These include the fundamental need to belong and a desire for social status As a result, our brains treat information about ourselves like a reward Government legislation may be needed to restrict usage and help people take back control of

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