Credit: EarthSystemData Ltd A new mobile app allows people to explore how global warming will affect the future climate of their towns and cities. Developed by EarthSystemData Ltd with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia (UEA), the free to download ‘ESD Research’ app […]

WhatsApp says more than 1 billion use the app. Shutterstock/XanderS It’s been a day of high-profile security incidents. First there was news the popular WhatsApp messenger app was hacked. Updated versions of WhatsApp have been released, which you should install if you’re one of the more than one billion people who use […]


Oliur Rahman/Unsplash / Don’t ditch your old phone until you’ve followed these steps. If you’re getting rid of your old laptop, smartphone, tablet or other gadget—we’ve previously covered some of the best recycling options—there are steps you need to take before parting with your unwanted hardware to protect your private data. Are […]


A new report describes how a widely used cellphone application developed by a Ukrainian artillery officer to more quickly conduct strikes may have become the means by which the Russian government gained intelligence about the whereabouts of Ukraine’s military. WASHINGTON – For those searching for stronger evidence of Russia’s connection […]


From Feb. 12, 2016 — the release date of the MyShake app — until Dec. 1, 2016, 395 earthquakes with confirmed waveforms were detected by MyShake users around the world. Credit: Berkeley Seismological Laboratory Enlarge The University of California, Berkeley’s worldwide network of smartphone earthquake detectors has recorded nearly 400 […]