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Monthly Archives: November, 2019

Beware Smartphone Juice Jacking, Warns LA District Attorney

Expats and tourists find public USB chargers to charge smartphones and other devices useful but charging stations may infect gadgets with malware. Public authorities providing charging stations are concerned that security developers and cybercriminals have worked out how to deliver...

Historic Ban For Helmet Attack NFL Player

The longest ever national Football League suspension has been handed out to Cleveland Browns’ defensive end Myles Garrett after a shameful attack on an opponent. Garrett saw red in the weekend’s game against Pittsburgh Steelers after a tussle with quarterback...

Plugging Into The World’s Fastest Broadband

Britain’s Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is pledging to open the internet to every home in the UK by offering free superfast broadband - but who has the fastest and slowest connections? Researchers have tracked broadband speeds across more than 200...

Governments Worried Sick Over Heathcare Spending

Healthcare spending is a big issue for voters around the world - but which countries spend the most? The big surprise is the United States is the world’s biggest healthcare spender, according to the latest data for 2018 from think...

Is It Possible For Any Politician To Tell The Truth?

It’s fast becoming impossible for ordinary voters to know which politicians to believe. The days of honest statesmen brokering deals behind closed doors in smoke filled rooms have long gone. Instead voters are left with stage-managed set piece rallies, Twitter sound...

Melting Ice Cap Could Raise Oceans 11 Feet Within A Century

As 11,000 scientists from around the world unite to declare a global climate emergency, a terrifying warning from the past predicts sea levels could rise 11 feet within a century if the world fails act. The research comes from scrutinising...

Internet Music Service Out Of Tune With Copyright Law

The internet dilemma of who owns the rights to content has just taken a new twist with a ruling by the High Court in London. Judges were asked to determine if online radio service could broadcast music from internet services...

And The Word Of The Year For 2019 Is…

English is changing all the time as new words fall in and out of fashion, and the latest in vogue phrase is ‘climate strike’, according to language experts. Lexicographers at the Collins Dictionary picked the term  as word of the...

Wildfires – How Science Is Helping To Dampen The Flames

Wild fires raging in some corner of the world seem to be hot off the press and in the news a lot. Huge fires have ravaged thousands of acres of California during the past few days, provoking a state of...

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Trump And Teenager Go Toe To Toe Over Climate Change Spat

A David and Goliath battle between US President Donald Trump and teenage climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg has broken...

Pineapples Are The Best Way To Keep Snorers Quiet

The best remedy to stop your partner snoring and keeping you awake is a pineapple, say scientists. But the solution is not to ram the...

Millions Face Losing WhatsApp Messaging In Big Switch Off

Millions of users of the social media network WhatsApp face a crunch time within a few days as the app will go offline for...

What You Need To Know About The Deadly Coronavirus

The outbreak of  deadly coronavirus in China has led to the death of nine people and left hundreds more infected. The virus is centred on...

New App Will Stop Forgotten Signups Taking Your Money

How many times have you signed up for a trial subscription service and forgotten to cancel the payment? Everyone is guilty, but now a new...