First glowing animals lit up the oceans half a billion years ago

A bioluminescent octocoral, Iridogorgia magnispiralis.Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, Deepwater Wonders of Wake Some 540 million years ago, an ancient group of corals developed the ability to make its own light1. Scientists have previously found that bioluminescence is an ancient trait — with one group of tiny crustaceans first making their own … Read more

Apple Announced the 24-Inch iMac Three Years Ago Today

Today marks the three-year anniversary of Apple’s announcement of the 24-inch iMac, a transformative redesign featuring the first integration of Apple silicon in the product line. Apple unveiled the new 24-inch ‌iMac‌ on April 20, 2021, almost nine years after the previous ‌iMac‌ redesign debuted. It replaced both the 21.5-inch and the 27-inch Intel iMacs, … Read more

It took 20 years for Children of the Sun to become an overnight success

Children of the Sun burst onto the indie scene like a muzzle flash on a dark night. Publisher Devolver Digital dropped the game’s first trailer on February 1, showcasing frenzied sniper shots and a radioactive art style. A Steam demo highlighting its initial seven stages went live that same day and became a breakout hit … Read more

Canadian science gets biggest boost to PhD and postdoc pay in 20 years

Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau and finance minister Chrystia Freeland hold copies of the 2024 federal budget.Credit: David Kawai/Bloomberg via Getty Researchers in Canada got most of what they were hoping for in the country’s 2024 federal budget, with a big boost in postgraduate pay and more funding for research and scientific infrastructure. “We are … Read more

Humans and their livestock have sheltered in this cave for 10,000 years

A first-of-its-kind study in northwestern Saudi Arabia suggests that humans and their livestock have been using a cave for shelter sporadically for up to 10,000 years. The finding1 offers insight into the region’s history and ecology. In the past decade, satellite data and fossil finds have suggested that the Arabian Peninsula was not always an … Read more

Real life 6G speed tests revealed by Japanese tech giants — 100Gb/s transmissions could become the norm for mainstream wireless network data transfer within a few years

A consortium of Japanese technology behemoths, including NTT DOCOMO, NTT, NEC, and Fujitsu, have revealed the results of their real-world 6G speed tests.  The ground-breaking achievement shows the group’s ability to achieve ultra-high-speed 100Gb/s data transmission, marking a pivotal moment in the advent of the 6G wireless communication era. The four firms, which have been … Read more

Amazon just dropped one of this year’s best tablet deals – and it’s not the iPad

There has been a flurry of Samsung Galaxy tablet deals lately, with the whole lineup of the manufacturer’s top slates receiving some serious discounts. But this latest and unexpected offer on an older model could have trumped them all. After a refresh for 2024, you can now get a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite at … Read more

BMC flaw left unchecked for 6 years hits Intel and Lenovo servers

The lack of communication that happened six years ago resulted in thousands of devices being vulnerable to a remotely exploitable heap out-of-bounds (OOB) read vulnerability – today. Among the vulnerable devices are Intel and Lenovo servers. Here is what happened: Six years ago, the maintainers of Lighttpd discovered the above-mentioned flaw, which could allow threat … Read more

The iPad Launched 14 Years Ago Today as Longest-Ever Wait for New Models Continues

Apple launched the original iPad 14 years ago today, starting a product line that has gone on to define the tablet space and entry-level computing, spur a shift in how media is consumed, and have immense cultural impact. The original ‌iPad‌ launched on April 3, 2010. Designed to bridge the gap between the laptop and … Read more