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That weird 'alien probe' asteroid might not be an asteroid after all

That weird 'alien probe' asteroid might not be an asteroid after all

While many believe that asteroids and comets are basically identical, the two terms refer to very different kinds of floating space debris - asteroids are hunks of rock that zip around the cosmos , while comets are mostly made of ice - hence the trail of vapor that follows in their wake.


Kaspersky Lab sues Trump administration over software ban

Kaspersky Lab sues Trump administration over software ban

The Moscow-based developer claimed the US Department of Homeland Security acted illegally when, back in September , the department publicly told federal agencies they could no longer use any Kaspersky products on their machines. Kaspersky Lab is one of the world's most popular anti-virus companies, with more than 400 million users. The government previously accused Kaspersky of stealing classified information from a national security whistleblower called Reality Winner .


Lord of the Rings SHOCK: Ian McKellen set to reprise Gandalf AGAIN?

Lord of the Rings SHOCK: Ian McKellen set to reprise Gandalf AGAIN?

Once you factor everything else in, it's looking like the studio may end up spending $1 billion to bring Tolkien's saga to life on the small screen. "I'm not too old [yet]", McKellen joked. "Gandalf is over 7000 years old, so I'm not too old [yet]". In response, McKellen stated, "What do you mean, another Gandalf?" At 78-year-old, many still see McKellen as in the prime of his career, working in a variety of different realms and still easily able to pick back up the role of Gandalf.


Firefox users think Mr Robot ad is malware extension

Firefox users think Mr Robot ad is malware extension

Robot that brings an alternate reality game to your browser. On Saturday, a Mozilla spokesperson told The Verge that "while the web extension/add-on that was sent out to Firefox users never collected any data, and had to be explicitly enabled by users playing the game before it would affect any web content, we heard from some of our users that the experience we created caused confusion".