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  • The husband and wife team using HAWKS to keep downtown LA free from annoying seagulls

    November 10, 2017 4:26 PM 10

    A hawk named Riley soars between high-rises in downtown Los Angeles. Smaller birds take notice. And take flight. Riley lands on a branch, surveys the concrete jungle below and swoops down to land on the gloved hand of her owner. Falconers Mike Bordonaro, 35 and his wife Alyssa, 30 with their children Hunter and Ayla in the families backyard in Oxnard

  • Google's AI meme maker: Addon for Assistant allows you to just ask for what you want (in any language)

    November 9, 2017 11:14 PM 10

    Have you ever had a great idea for a meme, but didn't feel going to the effort to make it yourself? If the answer is yes, then a new Google Assistant feature may help you out. By using the Google Assistant on your phone, you can ask meme buddy to find a photo and give it a caption - or ask it to make a completely random meme for you. And if the meme isn't

  • PayPal launches 'Money Pools' to make it easier for friends and family to buy things together

    November 9, 2017 11:08 PM 13

    PayPal today launched its Money Pools feature which lets people set up a group for cost-sharing. According to a PayPal survey, more than half of Americans say they are stressed (54%) about holiday shopping, and a third (33%) of Americans plans to pool funds with others in order to buy someone a holiday gift this season. The feature could help stressed

  • Why you should NEVER close down WhatsApp on your iPhone by swiping up: iOS 11 bug means the app will stop showing you notifications

    November 8, 2017 11:15 AM 9

    A strange warning has been appearing on the phones WhatsApp fans who attempt to close the iPhone version of the popular messaging service by swiping up. Disgruntled users have taken to social media and support forums to find a resolution to the problem, which could mean you miss message notifications. The issue is believed to originate with the iOS 11 update

  • Apple takes aim at Venmo as it launches its own 'virtual cash' payment system

    November 7, 2017 11:52 PM 14

    Apple Pay Cash will allow users to make personal payments over iMessage or make purchases using money stored on a virtual debit card in the Wallet app. The firm rolled out Apple Pay Cash today for those enrolled in its public beta program, and it’s set to arrive to all US customers once iOS 11.2 and watchOS 4.2 become available. To add money to your Apple

  • Israeli start-up accuses Apple of copying its dual camera technology

    November 7, 2017 10:43 PM 10

    An Israeli startup has sued Apple, accusing the iPhone maker of copying its patented smartphone camera technology. Tel Aviv-based Corephotonics Ltd filed its patent infringement case against Apple in federal court in San Jose, California, on Monday. Corephotonics, which has raised $50 million from several high-profile venture capital firms and other

  • The incredible moment a snake and a bat fight to the death while hanging from a tree – so who do YOU think wins?

    November 7, 2017 3:41 AM 7

    Australian's are used to all sorts of strange animal encounters, which now includes a snake attempting to eat a bat in Brisbane. In a video taken by Redland's Snake Catcher, Tony Morrison captured the moment a huge carpet python was caught pulling a bat up a tree. While the bat was long dead, the snake appeared to struggle with it's meal. With it's body coiled

  • Supreme Court rejects Samsung appeal in $120m Apple patents case

    November 6, 2017 4:54 PM 22

    The US Supreme Court on Monday upheld a $120 million patent award Samsung was ordered to pay Apple in the latest ruling in a series of legal skirmishes between the top two smartphone makers. The US justices let stand without comment a 2016 appeals court verdict reinstating the award for Apple, which sued Samsung over patents for 'slide to unlock' and other

  • Comet 96P 'Machholz' spotted again, this time from two different locations in space

    November 5, 2017 8:53 AM 19

    "These are the most comprehensive parallel observations of Comet 96P yet," Nasa said. After appearing a number of times in the past, Comet 96P – which is also known as Machholz – has again been spotted by Nasa. However, this was a rare sighting since the space agency got a close look at the celestial object from two different missions in space. The comet

  • China's secret futuristic spaceplane designed to land horizontally could be launched by 2020

    November 4, 2017 7:56 AM 15

    The spaceplane is reportedly capable of carrying both cargo and crew into space. China appears to be been developing a new kind of spacecraft and China's space agency reportedly aims to launch its secretive and futuristic spaceplane in 2020. The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASTC) is rumoured to have been working on developing