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October 8, 2017 4:01 PM Five new features you won’t find on Apple’s iPhone 8

APPLE'S iPhone X will be released in November and features a stunning new design with an edge-to-edge screen. Here's how the iPhone X looks in pictures. Apple announced its latest lineup of smartphones last month with the US technology firm unveiling its updated iPhone 8, 8 Plus and all-new iPhone X. The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are already on sale with the devices 312

October 7, 2017 2:20 PM Nobel laureate tells science like it is

Dr. Rainer Weiss debunks the myth of the lone scientist Every year it is an exquisite pleasure to interview a winner of the Nobel Prizes in science, and this year was no exception as we spoke with Dr. Rainer Weiss, who shared the physics prize with Dr. Kip Thorne and Dr. Barry Barish for the discovery of gravitational waves. But his most powerful message 155

October 7, 2017 2:54 AM African Delegates Press for Greater Regional Cooperation in Efforts to Resolve Western Sahara Question, as Fourth Committee Continues Decolonization Debate

Delegates from several African countries called for greater regional cooperation in the peaceful resolution of the Western Sahara question today, as the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) continued its general debate on decolonization. Senegal’s representative said that Security Council resolution 2351 (2017) had established a correlation 154

October 6, 2017 10:52 AM How the loot boxes work in Middle-earth: Shadow of War

When J.R.R. Tolkien sat down to write The Lord of the Rings, I wonder if he ever imagined that his fantasy world would one day involve people spending real-world money on imaginary treasure chests stuffed with cockney orcs. Imagine going back in time and trying to explain that to him. Middle-earth: Shadow of War has microtransactions, and people are mad. And I sympathise 74

October 5, 2017 8:28 AM Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL First Impressions

Killing off the Nexus lineup was a bitter pill to swallow for many Android fans, but in place of that, we got the Pixel series - two no-nonsense flagship smartphones that improved vastly upon the Nexus series' biggest shortcomings, build quality and camera performance. We found the Pixel XL to be an excellent Android device when we tested it. However 228

October 4, 2017 10:20 PM Hands on: Google Home Max review

A bigger and louder Home for your home The Google Home Max turns the Google Assistant into your very own personal DJ. Well, the same can be said about the Google Home and the Google Home Mini, but the Max is the only one suited to rock the house thanks to its impressive hardware. But of course, this is Google we're dealing with, so you'll also find a hearty 49

October 4, 2017 3:30 PM South Africa's economy hurt by political and policy uncertainty

PRETORIA, Oct 4 (Reuters) - South Africa's economy is growing two times less than it should be and is unlikely to reach 2 percent annual expansion in the short term due to the impact of political and policy uncertainty, the central bank said on Wednesday. The Reserve Bank, which in June faced pressure to switch its mandate to economic growth from targeting 106

October 3, 2017 7:57 PM Waymo vs. Uber trial date postponed to December

Alphabet sought the later date to absorb recently unsealed documents A judge overseeing the lawsuit between Waymo and Uber has granted the Alphabet subsidiary’s request for a delay in the trial. Waymo had requested more time to review a recently unsealed report detailing Uber’s acquisition of the self-driving truck startup Otto. That report is now at the center 55

September 25, 2017 4:28 PM Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular) review

Here’s the short answer: yes, it does, much better than I expected. But it’s also nowhere near the same as having an iPhone on your wrist. Setup is simply a case of confirming that you'll give EE an extra fiver a month in the Watch app. I tried making calls and in several different places: down a quiet footpath, next to a traffic-laden street, in a coffee 67

September 25, 2017 1:38 PM Intel Core i9-7960X review: It beats Threadripper, but for a price

80% more cash than a 1950X for less than 20% more performance? Tough sell. Once again, Intel has opted to us a standard thermal interface material to join the CPU die to the metal heat spreader, instead of a more efficient indium-tin solder. Broadwell-E, the predecessor to Skylake-X, as well as AMD's Threadripper and Ryzen processors all use solder 62