Android and Chromebook users can now match the best iPhone trick

If you’ve owned an iPhone, iPad or Mac at the same time, chances are, you’ll be familiar with AirDrop. This clever wireless system lets you ping photos, videos, documents, webpages, contact details and more between Apple devices. You can also beam them between friends and family using the same system. It’s something that Google has never quite managed to match… until now. The catchily-titled Nearby Share is a true competitor to AirDrop which lets Android smartphone and tablet owners quickly share files between devices. At the moment, it only works…

Asteroid news: NASA ‘one rehearsal away’ from landing on Bennu | Science | News

The space agency is making the finishing touches on its ultimate goal, which will see the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft touchdown on asteroid Bennu, where it will grab some samples and return them to Earth. On August 11, OSIRIS-Rex will perform its ‘Matchpoint’ rehearsal, where it will rehearse several manoeuvres before the ultimate grab in October. The grab needs to be perfect, as not only is the asteroid travelling at 28 kilometres per second but it is also slowly rotating as zooms through the solar system. For this reason, NASA needs to…

Car owners can pay with electricity in new exhibition centre

The Nissan Pavilion is a 10,000-square-metre, zero-emission centre fitted with solar panels and supplied with renewable hydroelectric power. And in a global first, electric vehicle drivers will be able to discharge power from their car’s battery pack to pay for parking when they visit. The process at the complex in Yokohama, Japan, has been designed to showcase the Nissan LEAF electric car’s ‘vehicle to grid’ (V2G) charging capability, and gives a glimpse at how British companies will be able to save money from their fleets of electric cars. The LEAF,…

Rishi Sunak addresses furlough scheme returning if second wave hits as end date looms | Personal Finance | Finance

Until the end of October, furloughed workers across the UK will continue to receive 80 percent of their current salary, up to £2,500 per month. These employees can now return to work part-time, and from this month employers will be asked to pay a portion towards the salaries of furloughed staff. As of August, employers need to pay ER NICs and pension contributions for the hours the employee is on furlough, while the government will pay 80 percent of the wages up to the £2,500 per month cap for the…

Back pain exercise: Prevent lower backache symptoms and signs with a cycling sport workout

Back pain is a common condition that affects most people at some point in their lifetime, according to the NHS. But you could lower your risk of developing backache by regularly going cycling, it’s been claimed. Back pain could be caused by sleeping in the wrong position, having bad posture, or even by having a minor injury. In most cases, back pain isn’t anything to worry about, and it’ll get better by itself within a few weeks or months. You could get rid of your painful backache, or even prevent…

Flights: Viral Instagram shows ‘gross’ moment man uses bare feet to spark ‘ romance’ | Travel News | Travel

The return of air travel may be welcome to many, but as a result, some passengers have once again found themselves in close quarters to passenger behaviour that has left them far from impressed. On a recent flight, travellers were left astounded that the move one man apparently made to try and display his interest to a lady sat in the row ahead. Some were left extremely angry. One person wrote: “This makes me so angry. As a 6 foot 2 man I try so hard to stay within my…

The Matrix director Lilly Wachowski speaks out on trans references in the film | Films | Entertainment

The Matrix broke boundaries back in 1999 when it first arrived in cinemas. The eccentric and unbelievable story of Neo (played by Keanu Reeves) was one of wonder, and indeed was far ahead of its time. The film received two sequels in subsequent years, which were not as well received, but were ultimately enjoyed by the fans of the franchise. Considering the end of the third film – Matrix Revolutions – was left on a large cliffhanger, fans have been yearning for more content from the world created by the…