News: Tech & Science

NASA’s sun-kissing spacecraft will go 250 times faster than a bullet when it hits its stride

Tuesday  09:35,   14 august 2018
popsci

The Parker Solar Probe is finally on its way. Long before dawn on Sunday, the Delta IV Heavy rocket stood ready again. This is the second most powerful rocket in operation, bested only by SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy. This time, as the engineers[...]
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Twitter Lite is now available in 21 more countries

Tuesday  09:15,   14 august 2018
engadget

Many of us want to engage with the rest of the global society, whether we live in major cities with blazing fast mobile connections or areas where data is prohibitively expensive or slow. Since launching Lite last year, Twitter has[...]

Musk says he's working with Goldman Sachs and Silver Lake on taking Tesla private

Tuesday  09:05,   14 august 2018
cnbc

In a tweet, Elon Musk says he is working with Silver Lake and Goldman Sachs as financial advisors, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz and Munger, Tolles & Olson as legal advisors on potentially taking Tesla private. Musk says his[...]

Android 9 Pie seems to be messing with the Pixel XL’s ability to fast charge

Tuesday  08:45,   14 august 2018
msn

Google has so far been quiet about a fix.Users are reporting that Android Pie has seemingly stopped their phone from fast charging when plugged into many chargers. Even Google’s own charger isn’t working as it should in some cases. Other Pixel XL[...]

Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Tuesday  04:35,   14 august 2018
msn

You might think you've stopped Google from storing your location by turning off a setting called "Location History" _ but you'd be wrong. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices [...]

Sony’s charging nearly $7,900 for a music player with a gold-plated volume knob

Tuesday  04:35,   14 august 2018
msn

If you really want to treat yourself (and your ears), this is the player for you.For that money, the DMP-Z1 digital music player supports all hi-res music formats, includes an “audiophile-grade” headphone amp and even a gold-plated volume dial “to[...]

YouTube is paying its stars again, report says

Tuesday  04:35,   14 august 2018
cnet

This time, YouTube pays for praise.In a statement, YouTube said it has "no new initiative in[...]

What the rumors say about Google’s upcoming Pixel 3

Tuesday  04:32,   14 august 2018
techcrunch

Now that the Note 9’s all good and official, it’s time to move onto the next major smartphone. Even so, we’ve already seen a handful of credible links, including a full unboxing last week, so we’re starting to develop a pretty good picture[...]

Hackers could use fax machines to take over entire networks, researchers warn

Monday  20:21,   13 august 2018
cnbc

By simply using a phone line and a fax number, attackers can infiltrate a company's entire computer network, according to a new report by Check Point Software Technologies.Researchers at Nasdaq-listed Check Point Software Technologies said that[...]

Samsung might be rushing out its first foldable Galaxy phone for all the wrong reasons

Monday  20:20,   13 august 2018
bgr

Samsung’s most exciting smartphone ever, a handset that folds in half has been in the works for at least a couple of years. But, the handset has been featured in all sorts of rumor since 2016, with Samsung postponing the rumored launch over and[...]

DeepMind AI matches health experts at spotting eye diseases

Monday  20:20,   13 august 2018
engadget

DeepMind has successfully developed a system that can analyze retinal scans and spot symptoms of sight-threatening eye diseases. Today, the AI division -- owned by Google's parent company Alphabet -- published "early results" of a research project[...]

The Science Behind Why the Earth Isn't Flat

Monday  20:20,   13 august 2018
mentalfloss

Let's review why and how we've known for at least 2300 years that the Earth is round.It didn't matter that astronauts like John Glenn and Neil Armstrong had been to space and verified that the Earth is round; Hughes didn't believe them.[...]

5 car innovations that are right around the corner

Monday  15:55,   13 august 2018
t3

While smartphones get thinner and faster, developments in the car industry are changing the world. Whether it’s electric vehicles emitting less harmful fumes, or artificial intelligence making autonomous cars a reality, these innovations will have[...]

Elaborate hack turned Amazon Echo speakers into spies

Monday  15:55,   13 august 2018
engadget

<p>It sounds nefarious, but it requires more steps than would be viable for most intruders.</p>The team created a rogue Echo by removing a flash memory chip from the device, modifying its firmware to get root access, and soldering it back on[...]

Android Pie: When Is Android 9.0 Coming To Your Phone?

Monday  15:55,   13 august 2018
knowyourmobile

Android Pie is out already, so when's it coming to your phone?Naturally, it'll be landing on Google devices first, including the first and second-gen Google Pixel phones. It'll also appear on the Google Pixel 3 series when they finally drop[...]