Tech Diaries

now browsing by category

 

Two ghostly apparitions in photo taken at Stanley Hotel

After doing the ‘spirit tour’ at the iconic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park last month, the Mausling family from Aurora, Colorado, saw two ghosts in their photo John ‘Jay’ Mausling – who took the photo – and his wife, Jessica Martinez-Mausling, say no girls were in their group but oneRead More

Scott of the Antarctic’s South Pole expedition ‘sabotaged’

Captain Scott and his crew of four died on their return to base from the pole The tragic deaths have previously been blamed on poor planning and weather But new research suggests Lieutenant Edward ‘Teddy’ Evans was responsible Evans was sent back to camp with scurvy before reaching the South Pole Read More

Permits show how much each part of Apple’s HQ cost

BuildZoom has obtained the building permits for 15 major structures at the multi-billion dollar new campus The report reveals the massive new donut-shaped headquarters cost the firm a staggering $427,570,867 The Steve Jobs Theater alone cost $179,437,885, and the Visitor Center cost $109,670,640 By Cheyenne Macdonald For Dailymail.com With the 1,000-seatRead More

Amazon faces £221.5million tax bill

Brussels clamp down on ‘sweetheart’ deal offered to US retailer by Luxembourg European Commission rules that it owes authorities 250m euros (£221.5m) Jean-Claude Juncker was PM of Luxembourg when deal with Amazon was struck But EU Commission says involvement of any individuals won’t be investigated  Ireland to be taken toRead More

Thought you were safe online? Think again

Antonia Hoyle enlisted help of expert to find out how vulnerable she is to fraud She gave Luke Potter her name and told him to ignore other information online Within hours Luke had revealed Antonia’s bank password and mobile number By Antonia Hoyle for the Daily Mail Luke knows theRead More

10 locations show how British brains led the world

Top 10 locations in England for greatest achievements and discoveries named The list includes the Royal Greenwich Observatory, the ‘home of time’   Also featured is the humble Jenner Hut, where Dr Edward Jenner performed his first smallpox vaccination in 1796 By Victoria Allen Science Correspondent For The Daily Mail TheyRead More

All you need to know about Elon Musk’s Big F***ing Rocket

BFR can reaching speeds of 18,000 miles per hour (29,000 kmh) and will also travel to Mars and the Moon  It will use 31 Raptor engines to produce a liftoff thrust of 5,400 tons, lifting a total mass of 4,400 tons Will take off and land vertically from floating launchpadsRead More

China holds world’s first quantum video call

The call was held using world first space-ground quantum comms network System will be used by government, banks, securities and insurance firms By Harry Pettit For Mailonline It could herald the start of a new era of ultrasecure communications that can never be hacked. China has held the world’s firstRead More

Facebook is a ‘highway of hatred’ blasts EU commissioner

Vera Jourova revealed she closed her account at a news conference in Brussels Tech giants may face more regulation if sufficient progress is not made New legislation could come into force as early as next year  By Charlie Bayliss For Mailonline and Afp An EU commissioner has closed down herRead More

Noise caused by building wind farms could be killing fish 

Scientists recorded the noise engineers made when using a pile driver They found it  disrupted the abilities of sea bass to co-ordinate their movement This man-made noise pollution could make them more susceptible to danger  By Ellie Zolfagharifard for MailOnline The noise caused by building ‘environmentally-friendly’ wind farms may beRead More