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  • People obsessed with taking selfies may have genuine condition, experts say

    December 15, 2017 7:07 AM 23

    The term was first coined in a spoof news article in 2014 which suggested the American Psychiatric Association was considering classifying selfitis as a disorder. Researchers have now looked into the phenomenon and say their study "validates its existence". They examined 400 people from India - the country with the most Facebook users - and produced

  • House of God hacked: Online scammer robs Derry church of £86,000

    December 15, 2017 6:29 AM 23

    The hacker told the priest that the church computer had to be accessed remotely to fix an internet problem. An internet hacker may have just bought himself an express pass to hell for raiding the coffers of a church in Northern Ireland. According to The Irish Post, a church in Banagher in County Londonderry, fell prey to an online scam and its bank account

  • Apollo 17 astronauts took the most epic road trip ever … on the Moon

    December 13, 2017 3:30 AM 26

    The three Moon Buggies are still parked on the lunar surface and will stay there forever. Astronauts of the Apollo 17 mission made the most epic road trip of all time – on the Moon – in 1972. Astronauts Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt covered a distance of just over 35km on the lunar surface on an all-electric Lunar Rover, or moon buggy, as it was called

  • Even his dad thought it was impossible: Four-year-old Chicago boy reads 100 books in one day

    December 11, 2017 5:20 PM 18

    "I want to be a basketball player, then an astronaut, then a ninja turtle." A four-year-old boy from Chicago has managed to read 100 books in just one day, while his parents streamed the feat on Facebook Live. Caleb Green tackled the mountain of books on 10 December, and every time he cracked 10 books he would do a little dance for the camera. Thousands

  • SpaceX will launch a reused rocket and Dragon capsule for the first time in historic ISS mission

    December 9, 2017 4:42 AM 25

    SpaceX will attempt to launch both a previously used orbital rocket and a spacecraft for the first time in a historic resupply mission to the International Space Station next week. CEO Elon Musk announced the news in a post on Instagram and shared photos of the missions in which the Falcon 9 and Dragon capsule were last flown. The CRS-13 resupply mission

  • Earthquake-proof house can fold in half and cost as little as £19,000

    December 8, 2017 12:05 PM 110

    The houses take just one day to be asembled. An Italian architect has designed a foldable and "earthquake-proof" house that takes less than a day to put up. The M.A.Di homes, designed by Renato Vidal, can fold flat and use cross-laminated wood to help brace for earthquakes. Because of the foldable design, the homes are easily movable and can be used as safe houses

  • Is Google dropping a powerful iOS exploit that could allow full iPhone jailbreak?

    December 8, 2017 10:59 AM 21

    The upcoming release may just be the first part of more public releases to be made by Google. The infosec community is reportedly freaking out after a Google security researcher took to Twitter to announce an upcoming release of a powerful iOS exploit. The tweet has reportedly stirred up excitement because iOS exploits are fairly rare. For instance

  • LG releases smartphone even more expensive than iPhone X

    December 7, 2017 12:15 PM 23

    LG has taken Apple's unflattering title of most expensive smartphone following the announcement of the Signature Edition. The limited edition "super premium" phone will hit shelves in South Korea and only 300 units will be made. The phone will sell for 2 million South Korean won (£1,370), exceeding the most expensive iPhone X by more than £200. The Signature

  • Speech-impaired toddler loves Google Home so much his first word was 'Google'

    December 6, 2017 12:48 PM 20

    "My son's first (and currently only) word is Google," says proud dad Patrick Crispen. A father is claiming that Google Home and its animal noises helped spur his speech-impaired son to say his first word. That word was "Google". The 39-second YouTube clip shows a mother and son making use of "OK Google" to request the home speaker to play animal noises

  • Supermoon 2017: Twitter reacts to the celestial event with spectacular photos and hilarious memes

    December 4, 2017 8:05 AM 24

    As a supermoon illuminated the sky on Sunday (3 December) night for the first and last time in 2017, Twitter lit up with some stunning pictures of the lunar event along with a slew of hilarious memes and jokes. A supermoon occurs when the moon is full and its elliptical orbit brings it closer to Earth than usual. According to Gordon Johnston, a program