Home cleanliness, residents’ tolerance predict where cockroaches take up residence: Study finds the pest in 29 percent of surveyed apartments

Home cleanliness, residents’ tolerance predict where cockroaches take up residence: Study finds the pest in 29 percent of surveyed apartments

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Home cleanliness, residents’ tolerance predict where cockroaches take up residence: Study finds the pest in 29 percent of surveyed apartments Poor home sanitation and residents’ tolerance regarding German cockroaches were a good predictor of the pest’s presence in their apartments, according to…

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Smartwatch shipments grow 67 percent in Q3 thanks to Apple and Fitbit

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Smartwatch shipments grow 67 percent in Q3 thanks to Apple and Fitbit Dana Wollman/Engadget The smartwatch market doesn’t show any signs of slowing down, and it might have just hit a major milestone in the process. Strategy Analytics estimates that smartwatch shipments…

Global smartphone sales fell by 6 percent last quarter

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Global smartphone sales fell by 6 percent last quarter fundamental rights via Getty Images It’s not a secret that smartphone sales have been dropping around the world, but a new report gives us an idea of just how bad it’s getting. Manufacturers…

Earth’s oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought

Earth’s oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought

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Earth’s oceans have absorbed 60 percent more heat than previously thought For each year during the past quarter century, the world’s oceans have absorbed an amount of heat energy that is 150 times the energy humans produce as electricity annually, according to…

Staggering extent of human impact on planet revealed in new report: Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined in size by 60 percent in just over 40 years

Staggering extent of human impact on planet revealed in new report: Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined in size by 60 percent in just over 40 years

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Staggering extent of human impact on planet revealed in new report: Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined in size by 60 percent in just over 40 years Humanity and the way we feed, fuel and finance…

Animal species becoming extinct in Haiti as deforestation nearly complete

Animal species becoming extinct in Haiti as deforestation nearly complete

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Animal species becoming extinct in Haiti as deforestation nearly complete Species of reptiles, amphibians and other vertebrates are becoming extinct in Haiti as deforestation has claimed more than 99 percent of the country’s original wooded areas. A research collaboration that included two…

Staggering extent of human impact on planet revealed in new report: Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined in size by 60 percent in just over 40 years

Staggering extent of human impact on planet revealed in new report: Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined in size by 60 percent in just over 40 years

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Staggering extent of human impact on planet revealed in new report: Populations of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians have, on average, declined in size by 60 percent in just over 40 years Humanity and the way we feed, fuel and finance…

UK wants tech giants to pay two percent tax on digital revenues

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UK wants tech giants to pay two percent tax on digital revenues Bloomberg via Getty Images The British government announced a new “digital services” tax that would take two percent of revenues generated by tech giants, according to Sky News. The tax…

New material, manufacturing process use sun’s heat for cheaper renewable electricity

New material, manufacturing process use sun’s heat for cheaper renewable electricity

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New material, manufacturing process use sun’s heat for cheaper renewable electricity Solar power accounts for less than 2 percent of U.S. electricity but could make up more than that if the cost of electricity generation and energy storage for use on cloudy…

Essential lays off 30 percent of its workforce

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Essential lays off 30 percent of its workforce Chris Velazco/Engadget Essential Products, the company behind the Essential Phone, has laid off around a third of its employees. The hardware and sales departments were reportedly hit hardest by the cuts. “This has been…

Spotify releases official, and much-needed, app for Google’s Wear OS

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Spotify releases official, and much-needed, app for Google’s Wear OS Spotify You’ll now be able to bring your music volume down to one percent (when ads start) without having to take out your phone, as Spotify has announced a new app for…

Sony brings its 100 percent renewable energy goal forward a decade

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Sony brings its 100 percent renewable energy goal forward a decade Pixabay Just a month after Sony announced its plans to power its worldwide operations with 100 percent renewable energy by 2040, the tech company has brought forward its US goal by…

A major UK energy supplier is now 100 percent wind power

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A major UK energy supplier is now 100 percent wind power Pixabay Scottish Power has become the first of the UK’s “big six” energy companies to completely drop fossil fuels for electricity generation, after selling off its remaining gas plants to power…

Voyager 2 probe may be on the edge of interstellar space

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Voyager 2 probe may be on the edge of interstellar space NASA’s Voyager 2 probe may be close to joining its sibling and entering interstellar space. The vessel has been detecting a five percent increase in cosmic rays since late August, suggesting…

Microsoft claims the Surface Laptop 2 is 85 percent faster

Microsoft claims the Surface Laptop 2 is 85 percent faster

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Microsoft claims the Surface Laptop 2 is 85 percent faster It’s been well over a year since Microsoft released the Surface Laptop, which was the most traditional PC the company had produced. But the combo of good design, strong performance and reasonable…