WiFi, NOT Cancer Causing

Wi-Fi, the invisible, wireless communications network, is everywhere these days. This omnipresence has led to certain individuals becoming concerned that it may be causing detrimental health problems in humans, as highlighted in a recent feature by ABC Catalyst. However, there is in fact no evidence whatsoever to suggest that Wi-Fi causes any sort of harm to anyone at any point during …

What You Eat Could Be Affecting Your Genes

What You Eat Could Be Affecting Your Genes

We’re much more than just a product of our genes. We’ve known for some time that the environment also plays a huge role in shaping who we are, and then there is epigenetics – a kind of bridge between these two influences. And while the adage “you are what you eat” has also been sung for many years, a new …

Twitter Reports Progress in Shutting Down ISIS Accounts

Twitter Reports Progress in Shutting Down ISIS Accounts (ABC News) Twitter’s pledge to eradicate terrorist-related accounts on its site has made great strides since the social media company devoted more resources to reviewing flagged reports and following through with suspending accounts, the company said today. Since the middle of 2015, Twitter said it has suspended more than 125,000 accounts, many …

Worst Passwords of 2015 has been revealed

Many people do use weak passwords for them to remember easily without knowing that these can effortlessly be cracked by hackers resulting to security breaches. The SplashData, a password management firm, has released yearly list of the 25 worst passwords. The process of collecting is based on more than 20 million passwords globally that were leaked over the last year. …

New generation Yahoo Messenger now on mobile

To keep up with the times, Yahoo Inc. has redesigned its Yahoo Messenger to suit the needs of those on the mobile platform. “The messaging space has grown dramatically, yet people ultimately want a fast and easy way to communicate with each other,” said Jeff Bonforte, senior vice president of communication products and engineering at Yahoo. Unlike the old Messenger …

Here’s why it’s difficult to stay off Facebook, in case you wondered!

Have you ever shut down your Facebook account, only to meekly log back in a week later? Researchers have explored the factors that prevent users from logging off the social networking site permanently. Using survey data provided by 99daysoffreedom.com – an online campaign that encouraged participants to log off Facebook for 99 days – researchers at Cornell University honed in on those …

Rare Philippine eagle chick born in captivity

A rare Philippine eagle chick has hatched in captivity, giving conservationists hope for the critically endangered bird. The eaglet, which has yet to be named, is the first of its kind to be born at a conservation centre in the southern Davao province in two years. Thirty four eagles, including the hatchling, are currently being kept in a massive cage …

Brain – powered car unveiled in China

Zhang Zhao drives from the backseat—using nothing but his brain power. The Nanking University researcher co-designed a brain-reading device which allows him to drive forward, backwards, come to a stop, and lock and unlock the vehicle, without using his hands or feet. The device comprises 16 sensors that capture EEG signals from the driver’s brain. A computer program selects the …

Teens think Facebook uncool, but still use it

WASHINGTON, United States—American teens think Facebook has definitely lost its cool factor, but use it as much as ever. A survey released Monday by Forrester Research found 78 percent of US teenagers use Facebook, a figure unchanged from last year. That’s more than any other “social” site except the video-sharing service YouTube, used by 80 percent of teens. The cool …