Science & Technology

Facebook Changing Approach In Face Of ‘Excessive Censorship’

CNN:- Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will stand up for principles like free expression and encryption, even if it means facing a backlash. "This is the new approach, and I think it's going to piss off a lot of people. But frankly,...

Astronaut Says Aliens Exist And Could Be On Earth

BBC News:- Aliens exist and it is possible they are among us on Earth, the first Briton to go into space has said. Dr Helen Sharman told the Observer Magazine that extra terrestrial life is bound to be somewhere in the...

Scientists Believe Giant Red Star About To Explode

CNN:- A young, bright star has been acting a little erratic lately. The star, Betelgeuse, is suddenly dimming. It may be a sign, astronomers say, that the star is about to explode. Another possibility is the red supergiant may just...

PM Impressed With Staff At Forensic Lab

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has declared after a tour of Saint Lucia's forensic lab that he is "thoroughly impressed" by the professionalism of the staff and the results they have been able to achieve. Chastanet said on his official Facebook...

Young People ‘Panicky’ When Denied Mobile Phones

BBC News:- Almost a quarter of young people are so dependent on their smartphones that it becomes like an addiction, suggests research by psychiatrists. The study, from King's College London, says such addictive behaviour means that people become "panicky" or "upset"...

HIV Positive Sperm Bank Launched In New Zealand

Sky News:- The world's first HIV positive sperm bank has been launched in New Zealand, with organisers hoping to reduce stigma around the virus. Called Sperm Positive, it will begin with three male donors from across the country who are living...

CARICOM Wants Roaming Charges Scrapped Throughout Community

CARICOM Today:- CARICOM Ministers with responsibility for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have agreed to collectively approach the Region’s telecommunications providers to eliminate roaming charges throughout the Community. This is one of the priorities which they identified as an early...

Saint Lucia Prepares For Energy Awareness Month

Press Release:-  The Ministry of Infrastructure, Ports, Energy and Labour is this year spearheading the observance of Energy Awareness Month in November under the theme “Empowering People, Building Resilience”.  St. Lucia is noted for being the region’s pioneer in the observance...

Scientists Teach Rats To Drive Tiny Cars

Sky News:- Researchers have taught rats to drive tiny little cars in order to receive treats in a study which could help scientists understand how learning skills affect the human mind and stress levels. They discovered not only that rats can...

Migrating Eagles Run Up Huge Data Roaming Charges

BBC News:- Russian scientists tracking migrating eagles ran out of money after some of the birds flew to Iran and Pakistan and their SMS transmitters drew huge data roaming charges. After learning of the team's dilemma, Russian mobile phone operator Megafon...

Microsoft announces new Microsoft Surface Pro X, as well as other products

Today, at the Microsoft October 2 Event, Microsoft announced the release of a few new products including the new Microsoft Surface Pro X, which is a tablet-laptop hybrid powered by a custom SQ1 processor. It features USB-C, fast charging,...

Scientists Discover A Worm With Three Sexes

CNN:-  There's a new species of worm, and this one has three different sexes, can survive 500 times the dose of arsenic it would take to kill a human and keeps its young in a pouch, not unlike a...

Facebook rolling out test to hide your likes

CNN: For the past decade, "likes" have been the chief currency of Facebook. It's the way we've determined how many people think our babies are cute, believe our jokes are funny and recognize our new jobs are impressive. Facebook (FB) itself has...

Online application for drivers’ licenses to be made available in 2020

Press Release: The Government of Saint Lucia remains committed the modernization of the public service. This includes ensuring that government services are accessible to all Saint Lucians. In that vein, the government is seeking to modernize the vehicle licensing process....

Twitter CEO’s Hacked Account Sends Racist Tweets

The account of Twitter Inc Chief Executive Jack Dorsey was hacked yesterday afternoon, sending public tweets and retweets including racial slurs and curse words to 4 million followers before Twitter secured the account. Twitter acknowledged the hack and said it...

Google Play Scam Apps Infect Millions of Android Devices

ANDROID users are being warned against "scam apps" that drain your battery, slow your phone down and take over your screen. As many as 85 different apps from the official Google Play Store have been branded "fraudulent". These scam apps that...

New Mobile App For Dining Launched In Saint Lucia

Press Release:- W2E (Where 2 Eat) is the newest Mobile App in St. Lucia which serves as a single source for the menus of all restaurants in St. Lucia! W2E allows St. Lucians to browse the menu of all restaurants...

Facebook is changing the name of Instagram and WhatsApp

Tech Radar: Facebook confirmed that it's changing the name of its two most popular apps, Instagram and WhatsApp, to better disclose its ownership of the apps. Soon, Instagram will be known as “Instagram from Facebook” while WhatsApp will become...

Frenchman Crosses English Channel On Hoverboard

France 24:-  French inventor Franky Zapata on Sunday succeeded in crossing the English Channel in 20 minutes on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed. He was forced to abandon a previous bid after failing to land on a refuelling platform and...

Flyboard Inventor Fails In Cross-Channel Bid

BBC News:- A French inventor has failed in his attempt to cross the English Channel on a jet-powered flyboard. Franky Zapata, a former jet-ski champion, had been hoping to cross from northern France to southern England in just 20 minutes. But the...

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