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  • Samsung confirms it IS developing a smart speaker featuring its Bixby assistant to take on Apple, Amazon and Google

    August 23, 2017 9:01 PM 11

    Samsung has confirmed the firm will 'soon' release a smart speaker designed to take on Amazon's Echo, Google's Home and Apple's HomePod. DJ Koh, the president of Samsung's mobile division, told CNBC a smart speaker was on the way. 'Maybe soon we will announce it. I am already working on it,' Koh said. 'As I mentioned I wanted to provide a fruitful user experience

  • Facebook-style text-based status updates are now available on WhatsApp

    August 22, 2017 2:17 PM 12

    WhatsApp has released a new Facebook-like status feature that allows users to change the text and background colour of their updates. While Status was introduced as a text-only feature, it grew to include photos and videos last year. The feature's latest update, released today, lets users choose a background colour, font and even add links

  • Atheists are 'angry' but more likely to listen to reason than religious people, according to language used on Facebook

    August 22, 2017 9:12 AM 12

    Religious people are more likely to use words like 'happy', 'family' and 'love' on Facebook, new research suggests. On the other hand, non-religious individuals use 'angry' words and are more likely to talk about their body and death, researchers found. Although non-religious people are more likely to talk in a negative and emotional way, they were much more willing

  • Millions get ready for US full solar eclipse Monday

    August 21, 2017 2:07 AM 51

    It will be the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast-to-coast across the US in 99 years. 21 Aug 2017, AP – It will be the first totalsolar eclipse to sweepcoast-to-coast across the US in 99 years. With 200 million people within a day's drive of the path of totality, towns and parks are bracing for monumental crowds. It's expected to be the most observed

  • UK scouts arrive in America to watch the eclipse

    August 20, 2017 12:53 PM 27

    A scouting group from the UK has arrived in America to watch the total solar eclipse on Monday and we've been following their adventures. The Salisbury scouts have travelled to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, where they'll be able to witness the amazing event. Millions of Americans are getting excited about the eclipse, with long queues to buy solar

  • How to watch the total solar eclipse online and on TV

    August 20, 2017 11:04 AM 14

    On Monday 21 August, the moon will pass in front of the sun and cast darkness over a 60-mile-wide path across the United States of America. It's the first total solar eclipse in the US for 99 years. The eclipse will travel from Oregon through Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North

  • 'Smart' lock recommended by AirBnB is BRICKED by a software update leaving guests unable to access their rentals

    August 15, 2017 1:58 PM 13

    A smart lock that is recommended by AirBnB has been rendered useless, after a software update bricked the device. The LS6i device uses Wi-fi, and the issue has meant that users are unable to unlock their devices. The LS6i lock allows owners to access the lock remotely, or receive alerts when the lock is opened with a code. Since 2016, LockState has also worked

  • Strange 160-million-year-old fossils reveal that the earliest mammals could fly

    August 9, 2017 5:00 PM 25

    They could glide between trees above the dinosaurs that roamed the ground. Our earliest mammal ancestors could glide from tree to tree on wing-like membranes, two Jurassic fossils have revealed. The fossils were discovered in the Tiaojishan Formation to the north-east of Beijing. Each has wing-like skin exquisitely preserved attached to their arms and legs, suggesting

  • Disney declares war on Netflix as it anounces plans to remove all its movies from the service to start its own

    August 8, 2017 11:14 PM 13

    Disney is to pull all of its movies from Netflix and start its own streaming service, it has been revealed. The new Disney branded direct-to-consumer streaming service will launch in 2019, putting the firm in direct competition with Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and others. The company will also launch its own ESPN video streaming service in early 2018. Disney

  • 'I wanna be like you': Extraordinary moment chimpanzee uses a blade of GRASS as a tool to scoff ants from a tree

    August 8, 2017 12:50 AM 10

    Fascinating video footage shows the moment one clever chimpanzee used a piece of grass to extract a tasty ant from inside a tree. The amazing clip shows the chimp carefully feeding grass into a hole in the tree trunk. Using astonishing dexterity, the primate pulls the stalk out covered in insects to gorge on — before dipping the grass back in for seconds