Global internet slowdown after biggest cyber-attack in history

Millions hit by global internet slowdown after biggest cyber-attack in historySpamHaus group under attack from cyber-vandals in GenevaBut other unconnected sites across the world have been caught in attackNow, emails have slowed down as a result, expert claims PUBLISHED: 15:19 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:53 GMT, 27 March 2013 Internet traffic around the world has suffered a slowdown in the biggest ever cyber-attack of its kind.

Smartphone app that claims to beat stress and can monitor the user"s emotional state

Smartphone app that claims to beat stress and can monitor the user's emotional stateIt works out size of nearby crowds to detect potentially stressful situationsUser’s emotional state is then monitored through their use of language PUBLISHED: 02:50 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 02:50 GMT, 26 March 2013 The app works out the size of nearby crowds to detect situations where a user might get stressed Smartphone users will be able to lead a happier life thanks to a new app designed to beat stress. The Android Remote Sensing app (AIRS), developed at Cambridge University, analyses a person’s location, weather, noise levels, calendar events, emails, texts and calls. It can even work out the size of nearby crowds to detect situations where a user might get stressed

British project launches first "phonesat" into orbit – and special app will finally reveal if you really CAN hear a scream in space

British project launches MOBILE PHONE into orbit – and special app will finally reveal if you really can hear a scream in spaceSTRaND-1 launched from Sriharikota, IndiaIt is controlled by a Google Nexus One handset running AndroidSatellite will also test two new fuel-efficient propulsion systems . The camera on its Google Nexus 'heart' is visible through the porthole at the top of the stack The STRaND-1 (which stands for Surrey Training Research and Nanosatellite Demonstration) is a joint project between Surrey Space Centre and Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, a world leader in small commercial spacecraft.

Britain"s new Navy carriers will sail without crucial radar technology for five years

Britain's new Navy carriers will sail without crucial radar technology for five years | UPDATED: 02:13 GMT, 2 December 2012 Britain's new aircraft carriers will put to sea without a crucial safety feature. Ministry of Defence sources revealed yesterday that radar technology which warns commanders of incoming enemy warplanes and missiles may not be ready until five years after the first of the 7 billion warships enters service in 2017. The Royal Navy’s ageing Sea King helicopters, which currently provide the fleet’s Airborne Early Warning (AEW) system, will be retired in 2016

Proof old fashioned vibrating belt machines could actually be good for you…even if you don"t lose weight

Old fashioned vibrating belt machines could improve the health of obese people – even if they don't actually lose any weightDaily 15-minute bouts of low-intensity vibration could help immune and bone problems linked with being severely overweight Experts hope it could help the obese 'regain health without drugs' – until they lose weight by diet and exercise | UPDATED: 19:30 GMT, 30 November 2012 Researchers have found the machines could offer significant clinical benefits for obese people suffering from a wide range of immune problems related They have until now been seen as 'the lazy option' for those hankering after a slimmer physique, but without the hard work. But it seems the vibrating machine could really hold the key for overweight people when it comes to improving their health – even if it doesn't mean losing weight. Tests carried out by New York researchers has shown the machines could offer significant clinical benefits for obese people suffering from a wide range of immune problems related to obesity.

UK floods: Desperate plight of homeowners faced with 20k excess on damage claims

David Cameron promises to get tough on insurers as aerial pictures show desperate plight of Britain's flooded homeowners Homeowners could face 20,000 excess on future insurance claims as a result of being repeatedly hit by floodsTewkesbury has been hit once already this year and suffered from devastating flooding in 2007 | UPDATED: 02:52 GMT, 28 November 2012 David Cameron today promised to take a 'tough approach' on negotiations with insurers over homes in danger of flooding as pictures emerged of its devastating effects in a town that has already been hit once this year. Residents in Tewkesbury are once again counting the cost of being hit by flooding from the River Severn and its tributaries following heavy rainfall – and it's just five years since the town was home to similar watery scenes. As a result people in the town could face excess on their damage claims of 20,000 as well as a rise in their insurance premium but the Prime Minister has said he will come down hard on insurers who fail to provide affordable cover