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Thursday, Oct 19

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Tinder brings out 'basic mating instincts'

Sky News / Technology

The way both sexes find partners on dating app Tinder conforms to classical evolutionary psychology, a study has found.

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SpaceX to retry satellite launch after explosion

Sky News / Technology

SpaceX is reattempting to get a Spacecom satellite into orbit after a launchpad explosion destroyed $262m worth of equipment on the last try.

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'Ecological Armageddon' warning over insect loss

Sky News / World

The number of flying insects has dropped by up to 75% in less than 30 years, provoking the risk of an "ecological Armageddon", scientists have said.

Scientists discover mosquitoes' stealth secrets

Sky News / Technology

Stealthy mosquitoes have evolved a sneaky mechanism to avoid being detected when taking off from their prey, scientists have discovered.

Wednesday, Oct 18

21

Piccadilly facial detection tech 'intrusive'

Sky News / Technology

Facial detection technology in the new Piccadilly Circus lights is "incredibly intrusive", according to privacy campaigners.

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Amazon and eBay 'profit from VAT evasion'

Sky News / Business

Amazon and eBay have defended themselves as a report by MPs accuses online marketplaces of profiting from VAT evasion.

Tuesday, Oct 17

21

What is Google's new Pixel 2 smartphone like?

Sky News / Technology

Google's new smartphone models, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, are designed to do one thing really well - connect to Google's services.

12

Whales and dolphins live in 'complex' societies

Sky News / Technology

There is "overwhelming" evidence whales and dolphins live in "complex" societies with distinct cultural traits, scientists have found.

11

Australia launches site to report revenge porn

Sky News / Technology

Australia has launched an online portal to report revenge porn, with researchers warning women are being affected on a "mass scale".

Monday, Oct 16

18

Astrophysicists discover incredible origin of gold

Sky News

Scientists have established how heavy elements such as gold and uranium trace their beginnings back to the collision of massive neutron stars.

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Why did Storm Ophelia turn the sun red?

Sky News / US News

Parts of England have experienced an unusual side effect from Storm Ophelia: a blood red sun.

'Serious vulnerability' found in Wi-Fi security

Sky News / Technology

The security protocol used in all modern Wi-Fi networks is broken, allowing hackers to steal any sensitive information that is not transmitted via wire, researchers have claimed.

12

Facebook to train teens in anti-bullying drive

Sky News / Technology

Facebook is to train "tens of thousands" of students from every secondary school in the UK as digital safety ambassadors over the next two years.

Friday, Oct 13

21

Could smartphones save the sight of millions?

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A British led team who use smartphones to save people's sight have told Sky News they're planning to expand into more than 60 countries.

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Criminals worry as dark net markets disappear

Sky News / Technology

Four of the largest criminal marketplaces on the dark net were unreachable on Friday, prompting speculation about police activity.

15

British-built satellite launches from Russia

Sky News / Technology

A British-built pollution monitoring satellite was launched into orbit on Friday.

09

Goodbye Mr Chip: 'Crisis' sees Samsung boss quit

Sky News / Business

The chief executive of Samsung Electronics has resigned, with a warning that the South Korean technology giant is in the throes of an "unprecedented crisis".

Thursday, Oct 12

17

Bitcoin surges to all-time high above $5,000

Sky News / Technology

Bitcoin has again hit a new record-high valuation, tipping $5,200 (£3,900) despite experts continuing to express scepticism about the cryptocurrency's popularity.

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Google sought $1bn settlement from Uber

Sky News / Technology

Google's sister company Waymo sought $1bn (£760m) from Uber in settlement talks over the alleged theft of self-driving technology, it has been reported.

12

Judge backs Trump protesters in web warrant case

Sky News / Technology

The US government "does not have the right to rummage" through a website's logs to identify protesters at Donald Trump's inauguration, a judge has ruled.

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Data on Australian fighter jets stolen by hacker

Sky News / Technology

Sensitive information about Australia's F-35 stealth fighter and other military hardware was stolen during a cyberattack last year, it has emerged.

Wednesday, Oct 11

21

£100m fighting fund to tackle terror online

Sky News / Technology

Tech companies have begun investing huge amounts of money to help in the fight against extremism.

20

Top computers would still miss killer UK storm

Sky News / Technology

In a lunchtime broadcast on 15 October 1987, weather forecaster Michael Fish made a prediction that would come to define his career.

18

House-sized asteroid 'narrowly' misses Earth

Sky News / Technology

An asteroid the size of a large house passed by Earth early on Thursday morning at a distance of about 27,000 miles (44,000km).

Israel 'spotted Russia spying on US hackers'

Sky News / Technology

Israeli intelligence officers were behind a tip-off to US agencies that the Kremlin was using Kaspersky Lab's anti-virus software to steal American hacking tools, US media has reported.

14

Google Home Mini was eavesdropping on consumers

Sky News / Technology

A software bug in Google's Home Mini smart speaker left the device recording everything, almost constantly, and transmitting those recordings to Google's servers.

12

Zuckerberg sorry for 'tasteless' VR video

Sky News / World

Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for a video showing him taking a virtual reality tour of a heavily damaged Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

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Uber 'ready to change its attitude'

Sky News / Technology

Uber says it accepts it has shown "the wrong attitude" on a number of issues and is ready to change some practices.

Tuesday, Oct 10

19

Credit scoring firm says 15.2m records hacked

Sky News / Technology

Credit reporting company Equifax has said 15.2m UK records were stolen in a cyberattack earlier this year and it has identified 693,665 British consumers whose details - including phone numbers and driving licence numbers - may have been…

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Major supermarket chain hit by malware

Sky News / Technology

Hackers have attempted to steal credit card information from the owner of Ireland's most popular supermarket.