There are planets made of sapphires and rubies

A collaboration of researchers from the University of Zurich and Cambridge, studying the formation of exoplanets, may have discovered a new class of exotic exoplanet that would be part of HD219134 b. This exoplanet located in the constellation Cassiopeia is 21 light-years from Earth and…

Zuckerberg “proud of progress made” by Facebook after a difficult year

Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg said he was “proud of the progress made” in 2018 to improve the world’s first social network, entangled in a series of resounding scandals for over two years that have undermined user confidence and awakened the attention of the regulators. “For…

Facebook is preparing a cryptocurrency for WhatsApp

Facebook is working on developing its own cryptocurrency to enable money transfers via the WhatsApp mobile app (which has been owned by Facebook since 2014). According to Bloomberg , the company is working on a virtual currency indexed to the US dollar – called stablecoin  – to minimize…

Would you accept $1000 to leave Facebook?

One Thousand dollars. This is the minimum amount that should be given to an average Facebook user to convince him to leave the social network for a year. This is at least the conclusion of a study published Wednesday in the scientific journal PLOS One,…

Microsoft repairs Internet Explorer vulnerability after attacks

Microsoft issued a critical update for Internet Explorer, after being warned that a vulnerability allowed hackers to take control of computers remotely. The vulnerability, detected by Google, allowed malicious people to infiltrate the computer of their victims to install software, view files or even create…

The security of Android, foiled by a 3D printed head

A 3D printed plaster head has fooled the facial recognition of four popular Android phones, a situation that worries specialists. Forbes journalist Thomas Brewster himself performed these tests using a plaster replica of his face that he had custom made. Facial recognition of tested Android phones could be…