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What Is Dark Matter?

An elusive substance that permeates the universe exerts many detectable gravitational influences yet eludes direct detection

Why Australia will do anything to secure a trade deal with Britain

Just to be clear, Britain, Australia has never really forgiven you for abandoning us in favour of the Common Market in 1973.<p>Yes, technically, we’d already shifted away from your cultural imperialism. We’d replaced the pound and your whacky imperial measurements, and so on. But it’s not like we’d …

Great Britain

Apple iPhone 6s Crowned World's Best-Selling Smartphone

Despite Android’s ultra dominance of the smartphone market, with over 80% market share versus 14.6% for Apple, according to the latest data from Gartner, Apple currently accounts for two of the three top-selling smartphone models shipped worldwide.<p><b>Apple’s iPhone 6s is currently the world’s most</b> …

Angela Merkel defends immigration policy after election blow

German chancellor says mainstream parties have a joint responsibility to tackle the rise of the right<p>Angela Merkel has staunchly defended her government’s immigration policy following dramatic gains by the anti-refugee Alternative für Deutschland in regional elections, and said traditional parties …

Today in Apple history: iPod shows it has life after iPhone

<b>September 5, 2007:</b> Apple introduces its first new iPods after the release of the iPhone, with the third-gen iPod Nano, newly-renamed iPod Classic, and — most significantly — the debut of the iPod touch.<p>In doing so, it sets out to demonstrate that there is still plenty of life left in Apple’s iconic …

What Apple fans really want: New MacBook Pros

Tim Cook is going to disappoint a bunch of Apple fans.<p>The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are set to take the stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium tomorrow, but what Apple fanboys really want today is some new MacBooks.<p><i>Cult of Mac</i> polled more than 2,000 readers and found that while 31 percent are …

IPhone 7

iPad Air 2 goes out of stock at major distributors ahead of iPhone 7 event

We have received a tipoff that major distribution channels for resellers have run out of iPad Air 2 supply, ahead of the iPhone 7 event next week on Wednesday. This means that resellers are running dry of iPad Air 2 units to sell onto customers. This is usually indicate of an upcoming refresh. As …

Apple

iPhone 6S vs Galaxy S7

Apple iOS 10 Vs iOS 9: The Biggest Changes

So the much heralded iOS 10 has now arrived and, in all honesty, I’m somewhat underwhelmed. We didn’t get the major overhaul some predicted and iOS is still essentially the same grid of icons it has been for nine years now.<p>That said, Apple did unveil some very useful changes and much needed …

Nationalists set for gains in German state election

A nationalist, anti-immigration party looks set to perform strongly Sunday in a state election in the eastern German region where Chancellor Angela Merkel has her political base.<p>The vote comes as surveys show the German leader's popularity has gone down from stellar to merely solid, a year after …

Brexit is truly daunting: this is the biggest crisis I have known

Bafflement abroad, political paralysis at home: the vote to leave the EU has taken us from having the best of both worlds to the worst<p>The leader of the Lib Dems, Tim Farron, struck a chord last week when he said that as a result of the Brexit vote, Britain had become a laughing stock abroad.<p>He is …

Is it time to switch from iOS to Android?

With yet another iPhone in the pipeline, could it be time to make the change to Google’s operating system? These questions and answers may help you decide<p>Apple is about to unveil its latest smartphone, likely to be called the iPhone 7. Plenty of owners of older iPhones will be eager to upgrade, but …

Operating Systems

Amtrak's next-generation high-speed trains arrive in 2021

While Amtrak is a perfectly fine way to travel, especially on the Eastern seaboard, the country's publicly owned rail company doesn't exactly have a high-tech reputation. That will change in the next few years, thanks to a massive $2.45 billion loan from the federal government, which the company …

Trains

Europe’s Hydra: a continent still in crisis

<i>To receive the Brussels Briefing every morning, sign up here.</i><p>Welcome back! For a few happy weeks, officials were able to put Europe’s multiple crises …

Millions at risk as deadly fungal infections acquire drug resistance

Researchers believe widespread use of fungicides on crops is reducing effectiveness of frontline medicines<p>Scientists have warned that potentially deadly fungal infections are acquiring resistance to many of the medicines currently used to combat them. More than a million people die of fungal …

Microbiology

'Single currency experiment has been a disaster' admits Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz in The Euro

"Europe, the source of the Enlightenment, the birthplace of modern science, is in crisis.” So says Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist and sometime chairman of President Bill Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors.<p>“Large parts of Europe” have endured “a lost decade”; incomes per head are …

Richard Branson survives high-speed bicycle crash

Virgin boss says his helmet saved his life after coming off his bike when he hit a road hump in the British Virgin Islands<p>Sir Richard Branson has said he believes his cycle helmet saved his life after he came off his bike at high speed when he hit a road hump.<p>The billionaire boss of Virgin suffered …

What is the best iPhone? The definitive ranking

On June 29, 2007, Apple launched a device that changed the way we thought about our phones. In the years that followed, the iPhone became the most …

Theresa May hits back after Jean-Claude Juncker' claims borders are 'the worst invention ever made'

Theresa May has hit back at Jean-Claude Juncker's claim that borders are the "worst invention" ever made by politicians.<p>The European Commission President called for all of Europe's borders to be opened to show solidarity with the growing numbers of refugees trying to move across the continent.<p>His …

Apple Could Finally Remove Ancient Technology In The iPhone 8

The removal of the headphone jack, if it happens, is being done with one thing in mind – saving space. Apple doesn’t particularly want the incoming media storm about such a decision, so it must logically see the advantages as being greater. If such a decision allows them to add battery life and …

Everything we think we know about the iPhone 7

The grand unveiling of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is still weeks away, but this year you don’t need to wait for Tim Cook to take the stage to find out all the new features.<p>Months of leaks have already given us a sneak peek at a lot of the big changes coming to the iPhone. And contrary to early …

Mobile Technology

Cutting corporation tax will make Theresa May's Brexit talks 'more difficult', European leaders warn

Theresa May's Brexit negotiations with the European Union will be "more difficult" if she cuts corporation tax, European leaders have warned.<p>Stefan Loefven, the Swedish Prime Minister, said that any "aggressive" tax cuts by Britain will damage relations with the European Union.<p>It comes as Philip …

iPhone 7 successor may introduce pricier ‘5.5-inches or larger’ curved OLED model

Rumors that Apple is planning three new iPhones — the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 7 Pro — seem to have come and gone this year with the Pro model no longer expected, but Nikkei Asian Review reports that the three-tier lineup may actually be in the cards for next year. Citing an anonymous …

Mobile Technology

iPhone beats Galaxy Note 7 in speed test, but there's more to it

The folks over at PhoneBuff published a speed comparison between the iPhone 6S and Samsung Note 7. Spoiler: the iPhone wins, by a lot.<p>In all, it took the Galaxy Note 7 two minutes and four seconds to launch 14 apps and render a video; it took the iPhone one minute and 21 seconds to do the same. The …

Microsoft Surface ad mocks iPad Pro’s big ambitions

Apple desperately wants the iPad to replace your computer, but it can’t carry out everyday computer tasks as well as some other tablets can. Microsoft highlights that by mocking the iPad Pro’s computer dream in its new Surface Pro 4 ad.<p>The new ad is obviously a response to Apple’s latest iPad Pro …

Biologists are close to reinventing the genetic code of life

The term "life hacking" usually refers to clever tweaks that make your life more productive. But this week in Science, a team of scientists comes a …