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Apple is set to unveil new iPhones tonight – here’s what to expect

Apple is set to unveil new iPhones tonight – here’s what to expect

Technology
By Tom Acres, technology reporter Like the sun comes up each morning, we move through life safe in the knowledge that Apple will unveil new iPhones each September.The tech giant hosts the media at its California campus at around this time every year to announce its next range of smartphones, and 2019's event will take place in the shadow of recent security and privacy scandals. Apple recently made changes to its Siri voice assistant following claims by an ex-worker that they "regularly" overheard confidential encounters - and had to address research by Google that suggested hackers have been using malicious software to harvest photos and contacts from iPhones.The firm will be hoping for more positive headlines about its product showcase...
Swedish researchers unveil world’s smallest accelerometer

Swedish researchers unveil world’s smallest accelerometer

Science
Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Engineers in Sweden have developed the world's smallest accelerometer using graphene. The accelerometer could be used to create new wearable technologies for use in medicine, fitness and gaming. "Based on the surveys and comparisons we have made, we can say that this is the smallest reported electromechanical accelerometer in the world," Xuge Fan, a researcher at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, said in a news release. "We can scale down components because of the material's atomic-scale thickness, and it has great electrical and mechanical properties," Fan said. The researchers described the new nano-electromechanical system, or NEM, this week in the journal Nature Electronics. To develop the tiny actuator, scientists needed to create an ultra-small, sensitive tran...
Watch live: Scientists to unveil images of supermassive black hole’s event horizon

Watch live: Scientists to unveil images of supermassive black hole’s event horizon

Science
April 10 (UPI) -- An international team of scientists is expected to share the first images of a supermassive black hole captured by the Event Horizon Telescope on Wednesday morning. During a press conference, researchers with the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration will present a "groundbreaking result," according to a press release. The collaboration involved the efforts of astronomers from all over the globe. Multiple teams worked to coordinate the observations of eight radio telescopes using Very Long Baseline Interferometry. "This technique of linking radio dishes across the globe to create an Earth-sized interferometer, has been used to measure the size of the emission regions of the two supermassive black holes with the largest apparent event horizons," according to EHT. Six pr...
Dua Lipa makes surprise appearance to unveil waxwork

Dua Lipa makes surprise appearance to unveil waxwork

Entertainment
By Emily Mee, news reporter Pop star Dua Lipa has posed with a waxwork of herself at Madame Tussauds, in a surprise appearance ahead of the Brit Awards on Wednesday.The 23-year-old described the experience as "surreal" after unveiling the figure in front of fans in London on Friday night. The display has been dubbed the Glow Room and features the outfit Lipa wore for her Glastonbury 2017 performance.The One Kiss singer is nominated for four Brit Awards at this year's event, leading the nominations for the second time running. Image: The pop star greeted fans at Madame Tussauds. Pic: INHOUSE Images She also picked up two Grammys at last Sunday's ceremony in Los Angeles for Best New Artist and Best Dan...