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Sources say Microsoft's Surface Andromeda handheld isn't dead yet

We'd thought Microsoft's secret folding dual-screen Surface handheld -- code-named Andromeda -- might surprise us this year. Then, we abruptly heard it might not arrive at all.<p>Now, Thurott.com's Brad Sams, who has decent track record for Microsoft leaks, claims the project isn't dead yet: "What …

dualscreen

HP quietly installs system-slowing spyware on its PCs

Lenovo has only just settled a massive $3.5 million fine for preinstalling adware on laptops without users' consent, and now it seems HP is getting in on the stealth installation action, too. According to numerous reports gathered by <i>Computer World,</i> the brand is deploying a telemetry client on …

Two Stars Slammed Into Each Other And Solved Half Of Astronomy’s Problems. What Comes Next?

Progress, as they say, is slow. In science, this is often true even for major breakthroughs; rarely is an entire field of research remade in a single …

Universe

IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service

IBM has been offering quantum computing as a cloud service since last year when it came out with a 5 qubit version of the advanced computers. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing 20-qubit quantum computers, quite a leap in just 18 months. A qubit is a single unit of quantum …

Quantum Computing

‘Cortana, Open Alexa,’ Amazon Says. And Microsoft Agrees.

SEATTLE — The crowded pack of voice-controlled digital assistants — Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa and Microsoft’s Cortana — are good at numerous things. They can help people play music, set up calendar appointments and check the weather.<p>They can even get two rival tech executives, …

Satya Nadella

Scientists may have detected a new kind of gravitational wave

Scientists possibly detected an entirely different type of gravitational wave, according to the New Scientist.<p>Since the first gravitational wave was …

Astronomy

For The First Time Ever, We've Witnessed The Sun Rip Apart Its Own Solar Eruption

This is insane.<p>Researchers have finally observed something that scientists had speculated about for years but never had a chance to witness: the Sun …

Universe

Hubble Telescope sees merging 'David and Goliath' galaxy pair

The Hubble Space Telescope has taken a close look at the fascinating gravitational effects caused by a diminutive dwarf galaxy as it orbits its massive neighbor. The galactic pair will eventually merge, with the dwarf being eaten — but it's not going down without a fight.<p>NGC 1512 is a colossal …

Massive multiple star system found by astronomers

A group of astronomers led by Javier Lorenzo of the University of Alicante, Spain, has discovered that the binary star system HD 64315 is more …

Google reportedly offered $30 billion to acquire Snapchat

Nerdy Google has failed at social time and time again, so it considered buying teen sensation Snapchat. The search giant held informal talks with Snap and floated an offer of $30 billion in 2016 before Snap’s last funding round, and just before its IPO this year, according to Business Insider’s …

Social Media

Rare “Superluminous” Supernova Traced to “Heavy Metal” Galaxy

The most powerful exploding stars are popping up in unexpected places, new research indicates. It turns out that these superbright “rebel” supernovas …

Universe

Side raises $5.7 million to match students with companies for short-term jobs

French startup Side raised another $5.7 million with Xavier Niel leading the round. As the name suggests, Side lets students make some money on the side by working for companies for a few days or weeks. It’s a marketplace that helps you scale your workforce for a product launch, peak season and …

Startups

Amazon Prime is on pace to become more popular than cable TV

Estimates show that nearly as many U.S. households subscribe to Prime as to pay TV.<p><i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Within a couple of years, more U.S. households could be subscribers of Amazon Prime than cable or satellite TV, according to recent estimates of Amazon’s popular shipping and …

S&P Global

A distant galaxy is starving to death, and astronomers are loving it

As NASA and other space agencies from around the world set their sights on exoplanets and destinations within our Solar System that could host life, …

Rebel Supernova Formed in 'Heavy Metal' Galaxy

The most powerful exploding stars are popping up in unexpected places, new research indicates. It turns out that these superbright "rebel" supernovas …

Universe

Three Spectacular Nebulae Caught Together, Revealing Stunning Details About Star Birth

The Omega Nebula, the Eagle Nebula and Sharpless 2–54 all line up in space. Here’s a never-before-seen view of them all together!<p><i>“It shows you</i> …

Cosmology

Jerry Nelson, astronomer who built advanced telescopes, dies

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Jerry Nelson, an astronomer who designed advanced telescopes that help scientists glimpse far reaches of the universe, has …

How Can We Count Black Holes? How Many are There?

This day and age, the evidence of black holes are undeniable even if they are invisible. But between X-ray and radio observations, gas …

Universe

Star Formation Happens In Pairs, Sun Had A Twin Too, Study Finds

Our closest neighboring star system is Alpha Centauri, located 4.37 light-years from the sun, and it has not one but three stars. Numerous other …

Signs of a Multiverse? Scientists May Have Found Evidence We Bumped Into a Parallel Universe

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>Scientists have long tried to explain the origin of a …

New Evidence Reveals Black Hole Event Horizons Are All Too Real

General relativity passes another big test.<p>Scientists have found new evidence to support the idea that matter vanishes completely when it falls into …

Black Holes

This is what fraud looks like in the age of Artificial Intelligence

You’re summoned to court where a ton of evidence including phones calls, handwritten notes, emails and chat logs undeniably prove your complicity in a crime.<p>The problem is, none of that evidence belongs to you. They have been masterfully crafted by Artificial Intelligence algorithms that have …

Physicists Are Probing The Centre of Our Galaxy to Find The Missing Fifth Force of Nature

"If true, it's revolutionary."<p>Our current understanding of the Universe states that it's governed by four fundamental forces: gravity, …

Physics

Curious Kids: What Started the Big Bang?

<i>This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they'd like an expert to answer.</i> …

Chinese scientists create biggest virtual universe with world’s fastest computer, beating European record

Chinese scientists have created the largest virtual universe on Sunway TaihuLight, the world’s fastest computer, according to a lead researcher on …

Quantum Computing

How Bitcoin is infiltrating the $60bn global art market

<b>Why is the art world getting excited about digital currency Bitcoin and its underlying technology blockchain?</b><p>Eleesa Dadiani owns and runs an art gallery in London's famous Cork Street. She was born in Georgia in the Caucasus and was "breastfed by gypsies".<p>But she is also a passionate believer in …

Heart of brightness: Astronomers map the inside of a supernova

A supernova is easily the most brilliant event in the universe. At the end of its short life, a massive star erupts with such intensity that it can …

Here's The Real Reason Why We Still Haven't Found Alien Life

We're already going extinct.<p>The Milky Way Galaxy alone is home to between 100 billion and 400 billion stars, and each is potentially orbited by …

Google won't have to pay $1.3 billion in back taxes to France

Back in February, France took Google to court demanding back taxes of $1.7 billion. But it wasn't clear whether the search titan, whose European headquarters is based in Ireland, would be subject to continental taxes. A French court just decided in Google's favor, sparing it from the $1.3 billion …

Monster Black Holes Spotted Orbiting Each Other for 1st Time Ever

For the first time ever, scientists have directly spotted a pair of supermassive black holes orbiting each other, a new study suggests.<p>This orbital …

Universe