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Probiotics labelled 'quite useless'

<b>A group of scientists in Israel claim foods that are packed with good bacteria - called probiotics - are almost useless.</b><p>Their study is among the most detailed analyses of what happens when we consume probiotics.<p>They are seen as healthy and good for the gut, but the results found they had little or …

Microbiome

The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

It was a perfect sunny summer afternoon in Copenhagen when the world’s largest shipping conglomerate began to lose its mind.<p>The headquarters of A.P. …

Maersk

Scientists create battery that refuels electric cars in seconds

<b>Scottish scientists have developed a liquid battery which could charge electric cars in seconds.</b><p>A team at the University of Glasgow has created a prototype system that could revolutionise travel.<p>The technology uses a metal oxide - described by researchers as an "exotic rust" - that can be charged …

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Filmmaking

Some Key BT Shareholders Start Pushing for Openreach Split

A new report has claimed that some of BT’s “<i>biggest shareholders</i>” will urge any future CEO of the telecoms and broadband ISP giant to put serious …

Microsoft Visual Studio C++ Runtime installers were built to fail

Redmond created executable installers with vulnerable tools<b>Updated</b> Security researcher Stefan Kanthak claims the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable …

Microsoft Visual Studio

Motorsport.com: F1 News, MotoGP, Le Mans Racing, Indycar

Formula 1 / Breaking news<p>Force India F1 team could run under new identity<p>Force India could run under a new identity within this season if the FIA is …

Are online bookings killing restaurants?

<b>It's no secret that UK restaurants are struggling, with a clutch of big-name chains announcing closures in recent months due to weaker demand and rising overheads. But it seems another issue is adding to their woes - people not turning up for bookings.</b><p>According to some estimates, "no-shows" account …

Slow broadband needs switch-off date, say business leaders

<b>The Institute of Directors (IoD) has called on the government to provide a firm date to switch off the UK's copper network in favour of faster fibre connections.</b><p>It suggested "as soon as possible" after 2025 should be the target.<p>The government has said that the UK should have full fibre nationwide …

Chelsea fans ecstatic after Maurizio Sarri is spotted mentoring Blues wonderkid in pre-season

Maurizio Sarri is into his first week of pre-season training after becoming the new head coach of Chelsea on Saturday and he has already got Blues …

Seagate's Barracuda SSD bares its teeth at PC, laptop upgraders

SATA flash drives to put low-cap disk on endangered listSeagate has fired a new Barracuda SSD at the home server, PC and notebook disk replacement …

New engines for the Royal Navy’s Type 23 Frigates

Originally designed with a service life of around 18 years, the RN’s Type 23 Frigates will now have to serve for around 30 years. All 13 frigates are …

Samsung Galaxy stock Android phone incoming

By Luke Edwards<p>A new Samsung Android Go smartphone has been spotted. This could be a Samsung stock Android smartphone, and it could land before the …

Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

<b>Antarctica is shedding ice at an accelerating rate.</b><p>Satellites monitoring the state of the White Continent indicate some 200 billion tonnes a year are now being lost to the ocean as a result of melting.<p>This is pushing up global sea levels by 0.6mm annually - a three-fold increase since 2012 when the …

Elderflower cordial recipe

Try to make this elderflower cordial within a couple of hours of picking for best results. Gather elderflower heads on a sunny, dry morning – their …

The glorious uncertainty: Backup world is having a GDPR moment

Many still unclear how 'right to erasure' will work"The right to erasure is not absolute," the UK Information Commissioner's Office told us as the …

Babcock announces new Arrowhead 140 design for the Type 31e frigate competition

Today Babcock unveiled the Arrowhead 140, a revised design as their candidate for the Type 31e frigate competition. This new concept reduces some of …

BAE Systems

Red Bull was willing to let Ricciardo's engine fail in Monaco F1 race

Christian Horner refused to let the Red Bull Formula 1 team retire Daniel Ricciardo from the lead of the Monaco Grand Prix even if it meant his …

Christian Horner

Researchers Defeat AMD's SEV Virtual Machine Encryption

German security researchers claim to have found a new practical attack against virtual machines (VMs) protected using AMD's Secure Encrypted …

Web Servers

Max Verstappen: Red Bull driver is 'trying too hard', says team boss Christian Horner

<b>Max Verstappen is "trying too hard" and needs to learn from Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, says team boss Christian Horner.</b><p>Ricciardo won Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix while Verstappen finished ninth after missing qualifying following a crash in practice.<p>The Dutchman has made errors at all six …

Say hello to Google One

Google is revamping its consumer storage plans today by adding a new $2.99/month tier for 200 GB of storage and dropping the price of its 2 TB plan …

Unroll.me to close to EU users saying it can’t comply with GDPR

Put on your best <i>unsurprised face</i>: Unroll.me, a company that has, for years, used the premise of ‘free’ but not very useful ’email management’ services to gain access to people’s email inboxes in order to data-mine the contents for competitive intelligence — and controversially flog the gleaned …

Personal Information

20 Pasta Recipes You Can Make in Less than 20 Minutes

Pasta is known for being a quick weeknight dinner, but just how quickly can you make it? How about 20 minutes or less? It's hard not to like the …

Cooking

What would happen if the moon suddenly disappeared?

Life as we know it probably wouldn’t exist.<p>The moon is more than just a pretty face to gaze upon at night. It helps direct our ocean currents and tides, the movement of Earth’s atmosphere and climate, and even the tilt of our planet’s axis.<p>So what would happen to Earth, and us, if it promptly …

Doctors raise alarm about ancient HTLV-1 virus: 'Prevalence is off the charts' in Australia

<b>(CNN) —</b> An ancient virus infecting residents across Australia's Northern Territory is leaving death and despair in its path, and doctors are now calling for greater efforts to stop the spread of infections.<p>The rates of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1, or HTLV-1, infection are exceeding 40% among …

Public Health

Scientists Have Figured Out When And How Our Sun Will Die, And It's Going to Be Epic

Too bad humans won't be around to see it.<p>What will our Sun look like after it dies? Scientists have made new predictions about what the end will look …

Universe

Microsoft gives developers new Visual Studio, GitHub, Sets, Fluent, and Teams tools

In addition to the all the Azure news and Continue on PC updates, Microsoft naturally announced a slew of developer tools at Build 2018. The updates encompassed Visual Studio, .NET, Sets in Windows 10, Fluent Design, Microsoft Teams, Power BI, Excel, and Outlook, among others.<p>Separately, Microsoft …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's 'revelation' led to a $100 million database business that's taking on Google, Oracle, and Amazon

When Microsoft announced its latest earnings, CEO Satya Nadella made one very particular brag to analysts on the earnings call: Azure Cosmos DB, a "planet-scale" database launched in 2017, is on a $100 million annualized run rate.<p>These days, Cosmos DB underlies many of Microsoft's largest services, …

Why VMware is Expanding the Virtual Network Outside the Data Center

Last week during a keynote address at Dell Technologies World in Las Vegas, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger said the company was pushing at full speed to …