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October 16, 2017 2:01 PM Gravitational waves have let us see huge neutron stars colliding

First came the gravitational waves. Then, a burst of gamma radiation. As night fell in Chile, a small telescope had pinpointed the signals in the sky: the first ever neutron star smash-up found with gravitational waves. Hours after the first signal in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detector in Hanford, Washington, on 17 August 386

October 16, 2017 7:19 AM Razer smartphone with dual rear camera setup leaked in live image

Razer is planning to launch its first smartphone in November based on reports from last week. While not much is known at the moment, CEO Min-Liang Tan has stated in the past that the company is working on a phone aimed at hardcore gamers, which means the upcoming smartphone it could pack some serious horsepower under the hood. Over the weekend, an alleged 105

October 15, 2017 10:30 PM Biotech part of solution to Africa’s food insecurity

“Even as we push for biotechnology, there is a need for regulations that guarantee the protection and safety of people and the environment,” Hilda Mukui, an agriculturalist and conservationist in Kenya said. Confirming that indeed a severe food crisis looms while at the same time calling for immediate and sufficient responses, the Food and Agriculture 168

October 14, 2017 11:05 PM Opinion: Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood is everywhere

The allegation that the Hollywood mogul sexually assaulted numerous women should come as no surprise, says feminist Anne Wizorek. And yet, the fact that it does testifies to the silent prevalence of everyday sexism. The cat is out of the bag: Harvey Weinstein, prominent Hollywood producer and titan of the film industry, has been accused of systematically 130

October 14, 2017 9:17 AM Google Pixel 2 is missing this awesome original Pixel feature

Usually, new versions of older smartphones usher in a number upgrades. But in the case of the new Google Pixel 2, there’s been a major omission – unlimited cloud storage. When the original Google Pixel was launched, it was offered with unlimited cloud storage for photo uploads, with no apparent time limit. This was a major selling point for many snap-happy 70

October 13, 2017 9:36 PM Apple vs Google in a headphone dongle price war is so 2017

For many smartphone fans, the absence of a 3.5mm headphone jack brings the need for yet another dongle to add to their burgeoning collection. Both Apple and Google provide an adapter in the box with their latest smartphones. However, replacements aren’t cheap, especially in the case of the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. The company has been selling 61

October 13, 2017 8:33 PM Download Google Pixel 2’s Pixel Launcher With New Features

During Google’s Oct. 4 event, Google announced two new smartphones, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. As is the case with the Pixel line of smartphones, while they do come with a very stock-like version of Android, they also do come with a few tweaks that are considered specific to the Pixel lime. In fact, those tweaks culminate in a full launcher experience 172

October 13, 2017 3:39 PM Magic mushrooms may 'reset' the brains of depressed patients, study shows

The active ingredient in magic mushrooms, psilocybin, may have a 'reset' effect on the brain that helps patients overcome depression, scientists have shown. Many of the study participants voluntarily described a sense of their brains 'rebooting' after just two psilocybin experiences. The psychoactive substance temporarily disintegrates the 'default mode network' 125

October 13, 2017 2:04 PM Nest Is Finally Starting To Feel At Home In Google’s Castle

Both Alphabet companies offer smart home hardware and platforms, but the two are starting to find ways to make their devices work together. Three and a half years after being acquired by Google for $3.2 billion, Nest’s identity within its parent company–now called Alphabet–is starting to gel. The main reason for this is the Google Home smart speaker 87

October 13, 2017 11:04 AM Oppo F5 with dual-selfie cameras, 18:9 display confirmed to launch in India on November 2

The Oppo F5's highlight will be its dual-camera setup at the front and the 18:9 aspect ratio. Oppo has sent out media invites for a launch event in India on November 2, where it is likely to launch the successor of Oppo F3 smartphone, the Oppo F5. Just like OnePlus, Oppo is likely to skip the “4-series” and will reportedly launch the Oppo F5. The invites 62