The Year in News: What Happened Next (Stories From May-June 2017)

It’s that time of year again when we look back at some of the news stories we’ve covered in 2017 and update you on later developments. Turning to May, Elon Musk announced he’d formed “The Boring Company” to advance his dream of a series of underground tunnels beneath to carry cars on sled-like platforms, switching […]

Glass Polymer ‘Self-Heals’ At Room Temperature

A newly created glass polymer can ‘heal itself’ without the need for extreme heat. But suggestions it could be used for phone screens might be a reach. Several polymers already exist with self-healing properties, meaning that with the application of heat they can reform their bonds and thus repair cracks. Aside from the fact that […]

Apple Admits: We Do Slow Down Older iPhones

Apple has admitted it does intentionally slow down older model iPhones, but says it’s to make them work more reliably rather than to push people into upgrading. The admission comes despite recent benchmarking that suggested the idea older iPhones suddenly get slower when a new model is released is a myth. Benchmarking company Futuremark said […]