Apple has unveiled a radical overhaul of its MacBook - and continued to kill off ageing technology. The machine's new keyboard gets rid of the traditional function keys, replacing them with a smart touchscreen. Different buttons appears depending on the app being used, and it even doubles as a fingerprint sensor. It also took aim at cable TV firms, unveiling a new TV app that will allow users to easily find and watch streamed and live TV in one place.
More evidence for Planet Nine: Bizarre orbits of distant objects could be explained by the hypothetical world
In the new paper, researchers from the University of Arizona pointed out peculiarities of the orbits of objects beyond Neptune, called KBOs, that had been unnoticed until now. According to the authors, the orbits they examined would occur most naturally if the objects' orbital periods were in small whole-number ratios with a massive planet, which would help to stabilize their highly elliptical orbits.
Uber's flying taxi plan revealed: Firm hopes to sign aircraft makers up to 'Elevate' service and launch in 2026
NEW Uber has a plan to make flying cars a reality. Dubbed Uber Elevate, the program will design 'cars' with vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) and the ability to fly 100 miles on a single charge at 150 mph max. These VTOL flying cars will also include fixed wings with tilt prop-rotors (top inset), which also makes for a much quieter ride. Uber has set 2021 for when the vehicles will be ready, but will begin rolling out the service in 2026.
Wiped out - and it's all our fault: World wildlife population will have plummeted by 70% between 1970 and end of this decade...as we face first mass extinction since dinosaurs
Humans have wiped out so many animals that the planet is on the verge of the first ‘mass extinction’ since the dinosaurs, with African elephants (bottom right), tigers (top left), turtles (bottom left), killer whales (top centre), cockatoos (top right) and pandas (bottom centre) all at risk. By the end of the decade, seven out of every ten of the world’s mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds will have been wiped out, according to the biggest ever report into extinction y the WWF and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Numbers fell by 58 per cent between 1970 and 2012 – and are dropping by around 2 per cent every year, with no sign of any slowdown.
Israel unveils the first mention of Jerusalem outside of the Bible: City's name is found in a wine-shipping order written on ancient papyrus
Israeli archaeologists have unveiled a 7th century BC text they said contains the earliest mention in Hebrew of Jerusalem outside the Bible. Israeli archaeologists have unveiled a 7th century BC text (shown left) they said contains the earliest mention in Hebrew of Jerusalem outside the Bible. The ancient scroll was found in the Judean Desert, near the Dead Sea. It was analysed using computers (top right) before being put on display (bottom right).
Russia fires its radical hypersonic 'super nuke' warhead: Prototype of mysterious 'object 4202' blasted off on top of a ballistic missile
Troops launched an RS-18 ballistic missile (pictured) on Tuesday which is believed to have been a test of the advanced hypersonic glider warhead, according to RT.com. It is eventually expected to be used by the Satan 2 'super-nuke' that is capable of wiping out England and Wales and is 2,000 times as powerful as the Hiroshima bomb. Defence blog MilitaryRussia.ru says the launch was meant to test Russia's hypersonic glider warhead, currently known by its developer designation, 'object 4202', or Aeroballistic Hypersonic Warhead.
The New all in one PC boasts a touchscreen and a new 'dial' controller with Haptic feedback (bottom right). Microsoft launched the new products at an event in New York, saying th machinehas the 'world's thinnest LCD monitor ever built' at 12.5mm. It was unveiled alongside a new 'creators edition' of Windows 10 which includes VR capabilities. The update will be launched in early 2017. The update will include Paint 3D, a version of the long-standing drawing app that will enable users to sketch in 3D for the first time, as well as edit and import parts from 2D photos to create three-dimensional scenes that can be saved and shared on social media.
Bizarre optical illusion divides social media… so can YOU spot what is wrong with this pair of legs?
An image of a pair of lady's legs has gone viral on Twitter after users struggled to figure out what was deceiving about the limbs. Twitter user @msbreeezyyy shared the mind-boggling image and it quickly went viral, amassing over 5,000 retweets and comments by baffled users. 'Once you see it you can't unsee it', she captioned the image.
The best image yet of a triple star system being born: Astronomers spot dusty disc splitting into multiple suns
The findings come from a new study, involving researchers at the University of Oklahoma, which found a disc of cosmic dust around fragmenting due to gravitational instability (pictured). Astronomers say that for the first time, they have seen that multiple star systems can emerge from such unstable conditions around a young star, resulting in a multiple star system forming from the process.
Spot the Milky Way! Stunning image shows what the universe would look like if human eyes could see radio waves
New images reveal the universe in stunning radio colour, with the Milky Way standing out as just one of more than 300,000 galaxies observed in one of the biggest radio sky surveys ever assembled. Astronomers have revealed the first catalogue from the Galactic and Extragalactic All-sky MWA survey (Gleam), observed by the Murchison Widefield Array (a portion is pictured bottom right) in Australia. The survey captures the sky far beyond the capabilities of the human eye and even that of the animal kingdom’s unparalleled mantis shrimp, viewing the universe in 20 primary colours. The center of the Milky Way is pictured, with each dot representing one of 307,456 galaxies.
Forget the stairs, now you can walk VERTICALLY: Manually-powered elevator propels users upwards using their arms and legs
Vertiwalk has been designed by a team from the Rombout Frieling Lab in Eindhoven, Netherlands, and is a hybrid between stairs and an elevator. The Vertiwalk require riders to manually propel themselves vertically using their arms and legs. Sitting in a chair, the user pulls two ropes with their arms, which moves the whole seat upwards. The user then pushes up with their legs, slowly inching up the elevator.
How HIV spread across America: Patient Zero FINALLY exonerated as researchers plot the spread of the virus through the US
An air steward notoriously blamed for starting the Aids epidemic in the US in the 1980s has been exonerated by scientists. Gaetan Dugas, a French-Canadian gay man, was posthumously labelled 'Patient Zero' by an unsympathetic media and accused of single-handedly being responsible for the spread of HIV and Aids across North America. But new research shows he was simply one of many thousands of people infected by the virus in the years before HIV was recognised.
Putin's greatest warning to the West yet: Russia unveils first image of its Satan 2 super-nuke that is 2,000 TIMES more powerful than Hiroshima atomic bomb
Russian President Vladimir Putin is reportedly planning to replace the country's older SS-18 Satan weapons (main picture) with the new missiles. The new RS-28 Sarmat missile (pictured inset), dubbed Satan 2 by Nato, has a top speed of seven kilometres (4.3 miles) per second and has been designed to outfox anti-missile shield systems.
Can you guess the books from these emoticons? Titles of classic children's novels are turned into 'emoji tales'
A book retailer has created a series of 'emoji tales' that abbreviate much-loved children's stories using just a string of emoticons. The addictive brainteasers, made in preparation for Children's Book Week next week, tell the story of everything from Harry Potter (pictured) to Winnie The Pooh - and will seriously test your emoji translation skills. The tales, created by online book retailer Book People, challenge the nation's ability to interpret the UK's fastest-growing language. Aside from Harry Potter and Winnie The Pooh, the tales also cover Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, The Jungle Book, Peter Rabbit and The Secret Garden.
Meet China's freakishly realistic droids: Creepy machines go on display at the World Robot conference
Among the robots on display at thge conference in Beijing was, Jia Jia , the brain child of researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China. The humanoid robot is programmed to recognise human and machine interaction, with autonomous position navigation and services based on cloud technology.
A massive ‘coronal hole’ on the sun is blasting Earth with solar storms that could CRIPPLE power grids
Power grid companies were put on alert after the US Space Weather Prediction Center, based in Colorado, predicted a 'serious' G3 level solar storm. The impact, however, could be global.The alert was later downgraded to a less severe G2 storm. The 'moderate' G2 warning remains in affect today. A massive 'coronal hole' on the sun (shown by the dark areas on the image) is currently blasting the Earth with solar winds.