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Honor 10 pricing and availability details leak

Tomorrow in China the Honor 10 is set to finally become official, following a few days of intensive leaks. This will be the Huawei sub-brand’s new top of the line device, complementing the bigger Honor View 10 in its roster. One thing that hasn’t been outed so far is how …

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Recycling hope for plastic-hungry enzyme

Image copyright David Jones Scientists have improved a naturally occurring enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics. PET, the strong plastic commonly used in bottles, takes hundreds of years to break down in the environment. The modified enzyme, known as PETase, can start breaking down the …

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Russia’s Telegram block hits web users

Image copyright Steve Jennings Image caption Telegram founder Pavel Durov has vowed to help users circumvent the ban Russian web users are reporting problems accessing online services as a result of the authorities’ bid to block the Telegram messaging app. Russia’s media regulator has blocked more than 4 million IP …

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Ikea app TaskRabbit reveals security breach

Image copyright Reuters Ikea’s odd jobs marketplace TaskRabbit is investigating a “cyber-security incident”, the company has announced. The app and website let people find freelance workers to complete household tasks such as cleaning, gardening or assembling flat-pack furniture. TaskRabbit has not revealed the nature of the incident, but said it …

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The first person on Mars ‘should be a woman’

Image caption Allison McIntyre manages a huge astronaut training centre at Johnson Space Center A senior Nasa engineer has said the first person to set foot on Mars should be a woman. Allison McIntyre, who puts prospective space travellers through their paces at Johnson Space Center in Houston, noted that …

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