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Boy unearths treasure of the Danish king Bluetooth in Germany

A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a “significant” trove in Germany which may have belonged to the Danish king Harald Bluetooth who brought Christianity to Denmark.<p>René Schön and his student Luca Malaschnitschenko were looking for treasure using metal detectors in January …

Archaeology

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

Researchers Identify Five Different Types of Diabetes, Not Just Type 1 and Type 2

For many years, diabetes cases have largely been classified as either type 1 or type 2. But a new study suggests that there may actually be five …

World Hacks: ‘How improv helped me beat anxiety’

If you suffer from anxiety the last thing you probably want to do is perform on stage.<p>Even more scary would be to perform on stage without a script.<p>But the people behind this class in Canada think improv might be just what you need.<p>A film by Richard Kenny for BBC World Hacks. Like, Share, Engage.<p>If …

Mental Health

Donald Trump Attacks Barack Obama In Tweet That Defies Logic And Facts

🤔 🤔 🤔<p>Donald Trump has continued to push the boundaries of the absurd by blaming Barack Obama for not doing something he actually did which the …

Facebook has a giant, Europe-sized legal problem

Europe continues to be a giant pain in Facebook's app.<p>Germany and France this week both hammered Facebook for its data practices, though in different …

Privacy

Embedding a tweet could violate copyright

If you've ever embedded a tweet on your blog, that could be a copyright violation, according to a New York federal court ruling. Numerous sites, including <i>Time</i>, Yahoo (which is part of Oath, Engadget's parent company) and <i>Breitbart</i> published stories with an embedded tweet containing an image of NFL …

iOS 12: what features can we expect in 2018?

We reported yesterday that a “cultural shift” within Apple means it will release new features throughout the year as they are ready, rather than …

iOS

Google’s new messaging app might finally be able to compete with iMessage

One of the features that makes it impossible for many people to leave the iPhone is iMessage. The chat app that works on iPhone, iPad, and Mac has no …

Five major psychiatric diseases have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — according to a new study. The paper, appearing in the journal Science, was released …

Mental Health

Ex-Google and Facebook staff warn of social media dangers

Former Google and Facebook employees have launched a multi-million pound campaign to curb the worst effects of social media after becoming disillusioned.<p>The campaign, called The Truth About Tech, wants better protections for children using smartphones and more done by internet giants to curb …

Social Media

Medieval Text Resolves Mystery of Viking-Irish Battle

The famous Irish king, Brian Boru, is widely credited with defeating the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf more than 1,000 years ago. But not …

Archaeology

Apple servers currently signing older iOS updates, users able to downgrade from iOS 11

[<b>Update:</b> Party’s over! Older OS versions are no longer being signed once more. As suspected, it was an accidental change and has been reverted. Original story below …]<p>Apple is currently signing iOS 10 version updates for many devices including iPhone 5, iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 models as shown by …

iPhone 5

iPhone: Apple updates iOS 11 to keep phones safe from worldwide security flaw

Apple users have been urged to update their iPhones and other devices, as the effects of a deeply dangerous computer vulnerability still spread …

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska …

Anthropology

Apple responds to Intel, ARM chip flaws: All Macs and iOS devices are vulnerable, but don’t panic

Late on Thursday, Apple issued a new support document highlighting how the recently unearthed chip vulnerabilities involving Intel, ARM, and AMD …

Motiv's fitness tracking ring now knows even more about you

A year after we first saw it at CES 2017, the Motiv fitness tracking ring is back with a slew of new functions. The device can already measure many of the same metrics as, say, a Fitbit or Apple Watch with the goal of getting you on your feet and active for 150 minutes a week. But, at CES on …

CES 2018: LG robot Cloi repeatedly fails on stage at unveil

<b>A robot created by LG to help users control their smart home repeatedly failed on stage at its CES debut.</b><p>Cloi was meant to be the centrepiece of the South Korean firm's presentation where it was supposed to show how new artificial intelligence tech could enhance use of kitchen appliances.<p>Instead it …

Kitchens

Pocket-sized AirSelfie2 drone upgrades to full HD at CES 2018

The second generation of this compact selfie drone has an upgraded camera and improved battery life.<p>I tried the original AirSelfie drone, a tiny flying camera that attaches to your phone case, and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. But it still had some issues, including so-so image quality …

Gear & Gadgets

Philips Hue and Razer will light up your next Overwatch match

A partnership between Philips Hue and Razer will soon let PC gamers sync color-changing lights with popular games like Overwatch and DOTA2.<p>Last summer, Philips teased new "Hue Entertainment" partnerships meant to help sync its popular, color-changing smart bulbs with movies, TV shows, and video …

Home Automation

USB about to get better at charging laptops and phones fast

New technology will let phones closely control any USB charger. Also at CES: Authentication helps block USB chargers from frying your laptop.<p>USB is getting more power -- the kind that's measured in watts and that's useful for charging phones and laptops -- and the companies behind it are trying to …

Zero-day iOS HomeKit vulnerability allows remote access to smart accessories including locks, fix rolling out

A HomeKit vulnerability in the current version of iOS 11.2 has been demonstrated to <i>9to5Mac</i> that allows unauthorized control of accessories including smart locks and garage door openers<i>.</i> Our understanding is Apple has rolled out a server-side fix that now prevent unauthorized access from occurring …

Information Security

Uranium breakthrough may pave the way for entirely new materials

An Unexpected Find<p>Researchers working at the University of Manchester in the U.K. have discovered that uranium can perform reactions that can offer …

Rare skeleton shown of human ancestor, 3.6 million years old

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Researchers in South Africa have unveiled what they call "by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found."<p>The University of the Witwatersrand displayed the virtually complete Australopithecus fossil on Wednesday.<p>The skeleton dates …

Anthropology

How to Keep Your Healthy Eating on Track During the Holidays

Around the holidays, there’s an occasion to indulge at every turn. Between office parties, holiday happy hours, festive dinner parties, and foodie gifts, it’s hard to avoid temptation. We think it’s best to relax and enjoy some of those treats, but that doesn’t mean you have to completely fall off …

2018 iPhone X To Feature Improved Battery Life With New 1 Cell Design

The iPhone X features a two cell battery, this could change with next years 2018 iPhone X smartphones. According to a recent report, next years …

The appalling cost of domestic abuse

By Claire Kendall & Jeremy Cooke<p>More is being done to protect adults from domestic abuse. But how can we protect children in abusive homes?<p>A mother whose sons were murdered by their father is trying to get the authorities to always put children first.<p>Boys with dreams<p><i>Warning: This article contains</i> …

Sociology

Wi-Fi connections: devices at risk thanks to security flaw

A serious security flaw has just been discovered that could potentially put millions of devices at risk when connecting to the internet through a …

Information Systems

Forgotten password? Here’s how to reset your Apple ID / iCloud details

<i>“I’m locked out! How do I reset my password?”</i>Here at TapSmart HQ, we get asked this question a lot! It’s fairly common for users to forget the …

App Store