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NASA spacecraft finds evidence of water on near-Earth asteroid Bennu

Scientists have discovered evidence of abundant water-bearing minerals on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. Using early spectral data from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft orbiting the asteroid, the team identified infrared properties similar to those in a type of meteorite ...

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Two-thirds of Android’s antivirus apps are entirely useless

As per the exact new tests undertaken by AV-Comparatives, out of the Android antivirus apps available for devices two-thirds of the apps offer no protection at all. To offer systemic testing of security software in its ongoing assignment, the autonomous ...

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WhatsApp working on reverse image search to help identify fake news: Report

WhatsApp is developing a new feature in its beta channel that would allow users to search an image on the Web that they have received or sent in their chats. The messaging service owned by Facebook submitted the update through ...

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Qualcomm wins and Apple loses the first U.S. jury trial in their global patent dispute

Qualcomm Inc. won the first U.S. jury trial in its global dispute with Apple Inc. over how much the iPhone maker should pay for using the chipmaker’s patented technology. A federal jury in San Diego on Friday awarded Qualcomm about ...

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Telegram gains 3 million new users during Facebook, WhatsApp outage

Telegram seems to have had a great Wednesday on the expense of Facebook. As Facebook and its chat apps grappled with an outage spanning globally, Telegram added three million users in just 24 hours. For the UK-based chat app, which ...

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Toyota is building a fuel cell powered electic lunar Rover, which should land on the moon in 2029

Japanese carmaker Toyota has announced plans to have a manned lunar rover on the moon in the year 2029. The company is partnering with Japan’s space agency Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) for the mission. The lunar rover will be ...

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First person on Mars likely to be a woman: NASA

The first person on Mars is ‘likely to be a woman’, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has said. “It’s likely to be a woman, the first next person on the Moon. It’s also true that the first person on Mars is ...

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Indian scientists discover new way of powering radio sources in universe

In a first, a team of Indian astronomers has discovered some sources in the universe capable of emitting radio waves in a never-before-known mechanism, using the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) located at Khodad in Junnar, about 80 km from ...

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WhatsApp issues serious warning for users

Some WhatsApp users have been temporarily banned from using the app. They have also been warned about the situation where their entire chat histories can be deleted. This has been clarified in the FAQ section of WhatsApp’s official website. The ...

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Using data from Hubble Space Telescope and Gaia satellite, scientists measure weight of Milky Way galaxy

Washington: Using data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite, astronomers have come up with one of the most accurate measurements of the mass of the Milky Way galaxy. While previous research dating back several ...

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Apple will reportedly allow repairs for iPhones with third-party batteries

Apple‘s always been really strict to deny any kind of service or repair when it comes to iPhones with third-party components. Now, it seems to have relaxed this policy, and will allow repairs for iPhones with aftermarket batteries at its ...

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NASA’s new mission to study space weather from International Space Station

Washington: NASA has selected a new mission that will help scientists understand and, ultimately, forecast the vast space weather system around our planet. The Atmospheric Waves Experiment (AWE) mission will cost $42 million and is planned to launch in August ...

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WhatsApp bug let users bypass biometric security on iPhone

Softpedia News has reported that a Reddit user found a way to bypass WhatsApp’s Face or Touch ID security locks. These biometric security measures were introduced earlier this year, but appear to be relatively easy to ignore. Reddit user “de_X_ter” ...

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Huawei accused of stealing technology from Apple’s China-based suppliers

San Francisco: Chinese tech giant Huawei has been involved in “a pattern of dubious tactics” to steal technology from its rivals, particularly Apple’s China-based suppliers, The Information has claimed. While the theft of trade secrets is nothing new among technology ...

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