Category: Tech & Science

Killer plague game tops charts amid coronavirus

Image copyright Getty Images An app that tasks users with spreading a deadly virus around the world has skyrocketed in popularity in China amid the coronavirus outbreak. On Wednesday, eight years after its release, the game became the bestselling app in China. Some players have suggested people were downloading the game as a way to […]

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Amazon battles Microsoft over military cloud

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The cloud contract is worth $10bn (£7.6bn) over the next 10 years Amazon has asked a court to “pause” Microsoft’s work on a multibillion dollar deal to provide cloud services to the US military. Microsoft was awarded the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (Jedi) contract in October. A month later, […]

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Stress Really Does Make Hair Go Gray Faster

There is some truth to the longstanding anecdote that your locks can lose color when you’re stressed. A team of researchers has found that in mice, stressful events trigger damage the stem cells that are responsible for producing pigment in hair. These stem cells, found near the base of each hair follicle, differentiate to form […]

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Sonos speaker update sparks anger

Image copyright Getty Images Owners of Sonos products have reacted angrily to the firm’s announcement that it will no longer issue software updates for its older devices from May. Many say they have spent hundreds of pounds on Sonos speaker products for their homes over the years. Newer Sonos products connected with the older ones […]

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