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‘Rogue‘ planet with mysterious glow bigger than Jupiter found drifting through space

‘Rogue‘ planet with mysterious glow bigger than Jupiter found drifting through space

A massive “rogue” planet with an unexplained “glow” has been seen drifting alone through space, scientists claim. The planet, which is 12 times as large as Jupiter, sits around 20 light years away from Earth. The rogue planet is the first object of its kind to be spotted using a radio telescope, according to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Artist‘s […]

Cosmetic procedure for ‘tech neck‘ on the rise

Cosmetic procedure for ‘tech neck‘ on the rise

Growing numbers of young women are worried about lines in their neck caused by constantly staring down at their phone, according to a cosmetic doctor. Celebrity aesthetician and star of Body Fixers, Dr Tijion Esho, said he‘s witnessed a spike in cases of ‘tech neck‘ – deep lines on the throat caused by women frequently lowering their head to look […]

After Apple, what will be the next trillion-dollar company?

After Apple, what will be the next trillion-dollar company?

In the end, all it took was a stellar earnings report to push Apple over the line. Wall Street had been speculating for months about which company would be the first to be worth a trillion dollars, with Amazon, Alphabet and a resurgent Microsoft all making strong late runs. It ended up being the manufacturer of the ubiquitous iPhone that […]

‘Sextortion‘: New email scam hits New Zealand – are you affected?

‘Sextortion‘: New email scam hits New Zealand – are you affected?

A “sextortion” scam that threatens to expose porn-viewing habits unless you pay a Bitcoin “ransom” has hit New Zealand. The scam is in the form of an email claiming the sender has hacked the recipient‘s computer and got a copy of the website history. The email says the victim has visited an adult website and the scammer has recorded what […]

The forgotten Microsoft deal that saved Apple from bankruptcy

The forgotten Microsoft deal that saved Apple from bankruptcy

Apple has made history by becoming the first private-sector company to surpass $US1 trillion (NZ$1.4 trillion) in market value. That is, the total number of Apple shares on the market times their price amounts to more than a trillion US dollars. To put that in perspective, that‘s roughly the annual gross domestic product of Indonesia, and more than twice that […]

Vegetable Maths Masters: The app that could make kids love their greens

Vegetable Maths Masters: The app that could make kids love their greens

Getting children to eat their greens is notoriously difficult, but a brand new smartphone app may offer parents a helping hand by making vegetables more psychologically appealing to their youngsters. That‘s the claim made by researchers at Aston and De Montfort Universities, who‘ve developed a new program in association with the British Psychological Society. The result is Vegetable Maths Masters, […]

Tweets ignite debate: Is it OK to make fun of white people online?

Tweets ignite debate: Is it OK to make fun of white people online?

The old tweets bubbled up from the depths of the Internet, surfaced by an apparently anonymous user on Twitter. In them, Sarah Jeong, a technology writer recently hired by the New York Times for a prestigious post on its editorial board, spoke sarcastically about white people. “Oh man it‘s a kind of sick how much joy I get out of […]