News: Tech & Science

China Citic, Baidu launch direct bank in fintech push

Saturday  11:22,   18 november 2017
Reuters

China Citic Bank Corp (601998.SS) and search engine giant Baidu Inc (BIDU.O) launched on Saturday a direct banking joint venture, dubbed AiBank, to capitalize on China's rapidly growing fintech sector. AiBank is one among several tie-ups between [...]

Tesla Truck Unveiled (Wow!): 8 Key Things You Should Know

Saturday  06:50,   18 november 2017
The Motley Fool

Tesla's electric semi truck -- slated for launch in 2019 -- will have an amazingly long range of 500 miles per charge.Jerome Guillen, head of Tesla's truck program, kicked off the party. Then with typical Tesla flair, several silver-colored[...]

Bizarre Lava-Covered Planet's Air Could Support Life

Friday  19:10,   17 november 2017
Newsweek

But don't book your tickets yet—this place is definitely too hot to handle.That distant planet, known as 55 Cancri e, has been entrancing scientists since they first spotted it in 2004. It's skewed with respect to its star, its core may be[...]

Spotify buys online recording studio Soundtrap

Friday  19:06,   17 november 2017
Reuters

Music streaming company Spotify has bought online music and audio recording studio Soundtrap, it said on Friday, declining to give financial details of the deal. Stockholm-based Soundtrap allows its subscribers to have an online music studio and[...]

Twitter says it will judge verified users’ offline behavior

Friday  19:06,   17 november 2017
The Verge

Twitter’s announcement yesterday that it would begin removing verification badges from some accounts had an immediate impact, as the company stripped the blue checkmark from a handful of accounts associated with the far right. B ut the announcement, [...]

Apple iPhone 11 Chipset Being Made By Intel: Report

Friday  19:06,   17 november 2017
International Business Times

The tech giant has chosen Intel instead of Qualcomm for 5G capable chipsets on the next generation of its iPhones.One of the reasons that the company needs to work toward new chipsets is the evolution of 5G as wireless standard that will replace[...]

YouTube TV app arrives for newer Samsung smart TVs

Friday  15:36,   17 november 2017
Engadget

YouTube TV arrived in April of this year, making it Google's de facto live television[...]

Canon finally made a retro mirrorless camera... flash drive

Friday  15:36,   17 november 2017
The Verge

Canon may be the leader in DSLRs, but it’s dearly behind Sony and Fuji when it comes to small, portable, and exciting mirrorless cameras. For years, all we’ve wanted is for Canon to mine its heritage for a cool, retro design and offer a compact[...]

Google Maps' new look adapts to how you travel

Friday  15:35,   17 november 2017
Engadget

Google Maps may be a cornerstone of navigation for many people, but its visual presentation can occasionally leave something to be desired. Why would you care about gas stations when you're taking the subway? To that end, Google is giving Maps a[...]

SpaceX's mysterious Zuma mission won't launch tonight

Friday  10:56,   17 november 2017
Engadget

We still don't know what Northrop Grumman commissioned SpaceX to launch for the US government, but whatever it is won't get there[...]

Hands-on: The OnePlus 5T closes the flagship gap with tiny bezels and better photos

Friday  09:05,   17 november 2017
MSN

When the OnePlus 5 arrived earlier this year, it was the closest the company had ever come to its original ‘flagship killer’ mantra. Cue the OnePlus[...]

Apple Releases iOS 11.1.2 Update: What Features Are Included?

Friday  07:15,   17 november 2017
Forbes

Apple has released iOS 11.1.2. Here is a breakdown of what is included in the iOS 11.1.2 update.Today Apple released iOS 11.1.2 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple did not release any iOS 11.1.2 betas to developers or the public before it was [...]

Google cracks down on linkbaiting through AMP

Friday  07:12,   17 november 2017
Engadget

Google officially launched its Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) in February 2016 to be lightweight versions of source websites that used a lot less bandwidth. Sometimes, the lightweight AMP version cuts out ads and links around to other parts [...]

Google updates Assistant with new features and languages

Friday  07:12,   17 november 2017
The Verge

Google has announced a bunch of new updates coming to Assistant today that should make it possible for developers to make more functional applications that better integrate with your Google Assistant devices. One of the biggest additions is [...]

Tesla to unveil electric big-rig truck in midst of Model 3 factory 'hell'

Friday  07:11,   17 november 2017
Reuters

<p>Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Thursday will unveil a prototype electric big-rig truck, which may be able to drive itself, throwing the company into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan which is central to the company's [...]