Asphalt helps batteries charge more quickly

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Lithium batteries can be made to charge 10 to 20 times faster by using asphalt, suggests US research. Scientists at Rice University speeded up the charging time by making one... Read More

Google Pixel 2 phones take portrait-mode selfies

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Google’s second-generation Pixel mobile phones are able to take “portrait mode” photos via both their front and rear single-lens cameras. Other handsets have... Read More

Microsoft axes Groove Music service

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Microsoft is to close its last remaining music streaming and download service, Groove Music. From 31 December, customers will no longer be able to buy music downloads, and streaming subscriptions... Read More

Equifax raises the impact of US data breach

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Equifax has revealed 2.5 million more Americans than previously thought may have had information compromised in a huge cyber security breach at the firm. The credit report giant said on... Read More

Tesla: World's biggest battery half-built

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Tesla has reached the half-way point in its plan to build the world’s biggest battery, in South Australia. The plan to build the 100MW (129MWh) lithium battery grew out of... Read More

Net 'not ready' for vital security update

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A plan to update the security around some of the net’s core address books has been delayed. Net administrative body Icann put its plans on hold after it emerged that... Read More