Archeology in space? Researchers to conduct a survey of the International Space Station (ISS)

Archeology in space — While most archeologists study ancient artifacts buried deep underground, a pair of researchers have their sights set on a different kind of archeological site — one that’s in orbit 408 kilometres above the Earth.  Archeologists from the U.S. and Australia have launched what they’re calling the first-ever large-scale space archeology project, […]

January 20, 2022
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space-tech

Google Launches New Appeal To Overturn $2.8 Billion Fine At Top EU Court

Google Launches New Appeal — Google on Thursday appealed an EU court decision to uphold the bloc’s 2.4-billion-euro ($2.8-billion) fine for abusing its search engine dominance. The tech giant said it would go to the European Court of Justice, the EU’s highest court, after the General Court confirmed in November a decision by the European […]

January 20, 2022
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europe

Samsung Galaxy S22 is coming this February, are you ready?

Samsung Galaxy S22 —These are the words of Samsung mobile head Tae Moon Roh, the event will cover “the next generation of Galaxy S,” and we are all certain will be called Galaxy S22. In the paragraphs below are the details of the press release by Samsung. SAMSUNG’s Official Press Release When I look around […]

January 20, 2022
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smartphones

NASA will chase down the smallest asteroid ever visited by a spacecraft

NASA will chase down the smallest asteroid ever visited by a spacecraft — Most of the excitement around NASA’s uncrewed Artemis I mission is about testing out the SLS rocket and Orion spacecraft as a precursor to sending people back to the moon. But Artemis I will also launch a nifty side mission, the Near-Earth […]

January 20, 2022
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space-tech

Instagram will now reduce the visibility of ‘potentially harmful’ content

Instagram will now reduce the visibility of ‘potentially harmful’ content — Instagram is taking new steps to make “potentially harmful” content less visible in its app. The company says that the algorithm powering the way posts are ordered in users’ feeds and in Stories will now de-prioritize content that “may contain bullying, hate speech or […]

January 20, 2022
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social media

Microsoft’ acquisition of Activision Blizzard has gamers concerned

Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard for almost $69 billion is what the company calls a move to “provide building blocks for the metaverse.” Gamers, however, couldn’t care less about the tech industry’s latest buzzword and are far more concerned about the consolidation in the gaming industry and what this means for their ability to play […]

January 20, 2022
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acquisition

New Discovery: Carbon on Mars – Origin May Be Biologically Produced Methane

Carbon on Mars — NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars on August 6, 2012, and since then has roamed Gale Crater taking samples and sending the results back home for researchers to interpret. Analysis of carbon isotopes in sediment samples taken from half a dozen exposed locations, including an exposed cliff, leave researchers with three […]

January 19, 2022
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space-discovery

Rocket Lab acquires SolAero Holdings for $80M to boost space solar cell production

Rocket Lab acquires SolAero Holdings — Rocket Lab is on a mission to vertically integrate space solutions. On Tuesday the launch and space systems company announced the close of a deal to acquire SolAero Holdings, a supplier of space solar power products and precision aerospace structures, for $80 million in cash. Buying SolAero, a 24-year-old, […]

January 19, 2022
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acquisition

Microsoft to buy gaming giant Activision Blizzard for $69 Billion

Microsoft to buy gaming giant Activision Blizzard — Microsoft on Tuesday announced a landmark $69 billion deal to buy U.S. gaming giant Activision Blizzard, betting big on the prospects of the video game market by scooping up the scandal-hit “Call of Duty” maker. Acquiring the troubled but highly successful Activision will make Microsoft the third-largest […]

January 19, 2022
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gaming

Israeli police under fire for alleged use of Pegasus spyware

Israeli police under fire — Israel’s parliament will seek an explanation from police about the force’s reported use of a controversial hacking tool against citizens of the country, a senior legislator has said. Without citing sources, the Calcalist financial daily said on Tuesday police have possessed the Pegasus spyware made by Israel’s NSO Group – […]

January 19, 2022
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cyber security

Microsoft discloses Malware attack on Ukrainian government networks

Malware attack on Ukrainian government networks — Microsoft said late Saturday that dozens of computer systems at an unspecified number of Ukrainian government agencies have been infected with destructive malware disguised as ransomware, a disclosure suggesting an attention-grabbing defacement attack on official websites was a diversion. The extent of the damage was not immediately clear. […]

January 17, 2022
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cyber attacks

Russian court fines Google over $50,000 for showing links of Banned Websites

Russian court fines Google — The Magistrates’ Court in Moscow has fined Google 4 mln rubles ($52,000) for providing links to websites banned on Russian territory, a representative of the court’s press service told TASS. “By the decision of the magistrate court of the judicial district No 422 of the Tagansky district Googlе has been […]

January 17, 2022
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russia

Tesla is turning to Mozambique for a key component in its electric car batteries

Tesla is turning to Mozambique for a key component in its electric car batteries in what analysts believe is a first-of-its-kind deal designed to reduce its dependence on China for graphite. Elon Musk’s company signed an agreement last month with Australia’s Syrah Resources, which operates one of the world’s largest graphite mines in the southern […]

January 17, 2022
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africa

REvil ransomware gang arrested in Russia

REvil ransomware gang — Authorities in Russia say they have dismantled the ransomware crime group REvil and charged several of its members.The United States had offered a reward of up to $10m (£7.3m) for information leading to the gang members, following ransomware attacks. Russia’s intelligence bureau FSB said the group had “ceased to exist”.However, it […]

January 17, 2022
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cyber security

Galaxy S22, S22+ and S22 Ultra delay: Android and Samsung users, the wait might be worth it!

Galaxy S22— Samsung’s new ambitious Exynos 2200 flagship SoC is delayed. Samsung had promised that the ARM processor with integrated AMD RDNA2 graphics was meant to debut earlier this week. This didn’t happen. In fact, in the past few hours, a circulating rumor claimed Samsung might even be forced to launch the Galaxy S22 series […]

January 14, 2022
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phones - review

Microsoft discontinues all Xbox One consoles, Sony PS4 remains in production

Microsoft—The latest generation of home consoles technically arrived in 2020, with the introduction of the Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Series X/S, but those consoles are still difficult to actually purchase — thanks to, silicon shortage. That isn’t stopping Microsoft from shifting all its resources over to the new consoles, as the company has now […]

January 14, 2022
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gaming

Google’s Pichai, Meta’s Zuckerberg Backed Alleged Ad Price-Fixing Scheme, Unsealed Court Docs Claim

Meta’s Zuckerberg Backed Alleged Ad Price-Fixing Scheme— When Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton first spearheaded a blockbuster multistate antitrust case against Google towards the end of 2020, it included some (heavily redacted) allegations of a secret agreement with Facebook that let the duo squash fellow competitors in the advertising space and lord over the lion’s […]

January 14, 2022
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lawsuit

Facebook faces $3.2 Billion UK class action Lawsuit over market dominance

UK class action Lawsuit — Social media giant Facebook (FB.O), now known as Meta Platforms, faces a 2.3 billion pound plus ($3.2 billion plus) class action in Britain over allegations it abused its market dominance by exploiting the personal data of 44 million users. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, a senior adviser to Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority […]

January 14, 2022
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lawsuit