‘Pokémon Go’ players can finally fight against each other

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‘Pokémon Go’ players can finally fight against each other Over the last couple of hours, Niantic Labs has flipped all the switches and now Pokémon Go players worldwide can engage in PvP battles. They’ll need to have reached at least level 10…

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New model in the fight against African swine fever

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New model in the fight against African swine fever The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a new scientific report on the current status of the spread of African swine fever (ASF) within the EU. The report describes, among other things,…

Bitcoin moves lower as retail investors increase their bets against the cryptocurrency

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Bitcoin moves lower as retail investors increase their bets against the cryptocurrency Bitcoin is trading lower on Tuesday, extending Monday’s losses and taking the No. 1 digital currency towards a fresh multimonth low. In early Tuesday trading, a single bitcoin BTCUSD, -2.05%…

China grants Qualcomm a ban on some iPhone sales

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China grants Qualcomm a ban on some iPhone sales Chris Velazco/Engadget A Chinese court granted Qualcomm an injunction against Apple that halts sales and imports of most iPhone models in the country. The court ruled that several devices, including iPhone X, violated…

Bacterial ‘sleeper cells’ evade antibiotics and weaken defence against infection

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Bacterial ‘sleeper cells’ evade antibiotics and weaken defence against infection New research, from scientists at Imperial College London, unravels how so-called bacterial persister cells manipulate our immune cells, potentially opening new avenues to finding ways of clearing these bacterial cells from the…

Double the stress slows down evolution: Bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics more slowly if they also have to defend themselves against predators

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Double the stress slows down evolution: Bacteria evolve resistance to antibiotics more slowly if they also have to defend themselves against predators Like other organisms, bacteria constantly have to fight to survive in hostile living conditions. Together with colleagues in Finland, researchers…

Bitcoin plunges 11 percent as December rout continues

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Bitcoin plunges 11 percent as December rout continues Bitcoin fell more than 11 percent against the U.S. dollar in 24 hours by Friday afternoon during Asian hours, marking fresh declines for the world’s largest cryptocurrency.

The price of the LG smart display doesn’t make sense

The price of the LG smart display doesn’t make sense

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The price of the LG smart display doesn’t make sense Even before I opened the box, the LG Xboom AI WK9 Smart Display had a lot going against it. It’s late to the game — Lenovo, JBL and more recently, Google already…

Inside Chronicle, Alphabet’s cybersecurity moonshot

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Inside Chronicle, Alphabet’s cybersecurity moonshot Fifteen years ago, cybersecurity could be boiled down to a simple strategy: Secure the perimeter. Experts fought against malware and other nefarious code by implementing firewalls and other point-of-entry defenses. Since then, however, companies have moved their…

The US is warning other countries against using Huawei’s 5G tech

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The US is warning other countries against using Huawei’s 5G tech China Stringer Network / Reuters Back in October, American politicians asked Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to reconsider Huawei’s involvement in his country’s 5G plans. Turns out Canada isn’t the only…

How hantaviruses infect lung cells: Blocking a cell receptor could protect against deadly disease in Southwestern US

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How hantaviruses infect lung cells: Blocking a cell receptor could protect against deadly disease in Southwestern US Hantaviruses cause severe and sometimes fatal respiratory infections, but how they infect lung cells has been a mystery. In today’s issue of Nature, an international…

New treatment to protect people with peanut allergies ready for FDA review: Most in study tolerated equivalent of two peanuts a day

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New treatment to protect people with peanut allergies ready for FDA review: Most in study tolerated equivalent of two peanuts a day The final research results for a new treatment for protection against accidental exposure to peanut was presented today at the…

Filing reveals sealed charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

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Filing reveals sealed charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017. Peter Nicholls / Reuters This evening, it became clear that the Justice Department either…

Synthetic DNA-delivered antibodies protect against Ebola in preclinical studies

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Synthetic DNA-delivered antibodies protect against Ebola in preclinical studies Scientists at The Wistar Institute and collaborators have successfully engineered novel DNA-encoded monoclonal antibodies (DMAbs) targeting Zaire Ebolavirus that were effective in preclinical models. Study results, published online in Cell Reports, showed that…

House Democrats to investigate Trump actions against Amazon, AT&T

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House Democrats to investigate Trump actions against Amazon, AT&T Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images Now that Democrats are poised to control of the House of Representatives, they’re planning investigations into the Trump administration’s actions against technology companies. Inbound House Intelligence Committee chairman…