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News: Tech & Science

Samsung's new Galaxy patent is a bezel-less, notch-free slice of the future

Friday  15:50,   22 june 2018
cnet

No notch, no bezels, no worries.It will be if Samsung has its[...]

Microsoft matches Google Lens with AI-powered visual search for Bing

Friday  15:50,   22 june 2018
msn

Microsoft has launched a new “visual search” function for Bing which lets users snap a picture of something with their phone to search for it online. The new visual search is available in a range of apps, including the standalone Bing app[...]

Intel now faces a fight for its future

Friday  15:50,   22 june 2018
msn

Intel is facing a turning point in its nearly 50-year history. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich resigned yesterday, following an ongoing investigation into a past consensual relationship with an Intel employee that violated the company’s non-fraternization[...]

YouTube pushes memberships, merchandise as alternatives to ads

Friday  15:50,   22 june 2018
reuters

<p>YouTube said on Thursday that video uploaders with more than 100,000 followers could start paid fan clubs on the service, one of several new features aimed at helping itself and its users diversify revenue after a turbulent year.</p>The[...]

Google’s AR measurement app is coming to an Android phone near you

Friday  11:10,   22 june 2018
msn

Back at WWDC, Apple announced it was giving every iPhone a ruler in the form of an AR app called Measure. Now Google is firing back with an app also called Measure.Actually Google technically beat Apple to the punch. Measure has been available for[...]

Twitter acquires online safety company to bolster anti-abuse efforts

Friday  11:10,   22 june 2018
engadget

Twitter has repeatedly come under fire for not doing enough to stop hate speech, allowing outside groups to sow political discord and failing to limit the spread of misinformation. To address these issues, the company announced earlier this year[...]

Facebook is using machine learning to spot hoax articles shared by spammers

Friday  11:10,   22 june 2018
msn

Facebook’s fight against fake news, hoaxes, and spammers will never be over for good, but the company is doing its best to keep up the pressure on bad actors on its network.&nbsp;This isn’t the first time Facebook has announced it’s using AI to[...]

Did Scientists Just Find a Missing Piece of the Universe?

Thursday  15:39,   21 june 2018
gizmodo

It would be silly to think we completely understand our universe, given how small the Earth is compared to the vastness of the cosmos. But from here on our tiny planet, it appears that much of the universe is missing. And I’m not just talking about[...]

GM goes full smartphone with its latest infotainment system

Thursday  15:37,   21 june 2018
engadget

Many of us are using CarPlay and Android Auto to essentially replace the infotainment systems in our cars. Automakers like Audi, Mercedes, and really anyone putting metal on four tires is taking notice of this trend and have started working hard to[...]

Google update aims to show you how it uses your data

Thursday  15:36,   21 june 2018
cnet

More searchable, readable privacy and security settingsGoogle said Thursday it's made account settings easier to navigate and[...]

Everything You Need to Know About IGTV, Instagram's New Longform Video App

Thursday  15:36,   21 june 2018
entrepreneur

It will be a standalone app as well as a section within the regular Instagram app.IGTV is now available in the most recent version of the Instagram app. The new feature supports longform video -- up to an hour long -- shot in vertical orientation.[...]

Snap Maps update makes your Bitmoji’s world look a bit snazzier

Thursday  15:36,   21 june 2018
msn

One year after launching Snap Maps, Snap is giving its geolocation feature a lot more visual flair with two updates coming soon. The first big update, World Effects, adds snazzy animations and color schemes to the maps. It will send you and your[...]

Facebook tests 'subscription Groups' that charge for exclusive content

Thursday  11:05,   21 june 2018
techcrunch

Facebook is starting to let Group admins charge $4.99 to $29.99 per month for access to special sub-Groups full of exclusive posts.&nbsp;During the test, Facebook won't be taking a cut, but because the feature bills through iOS and Android,[...]

Instagram now has 1 billion users worldwide

Thursday  11:05,   21 june 2018
msn

Instagram announced at an in-office event today that it now has 1 billion users worldwide. It had 800 million users in September of last year, which was 200 million more than that same time the year before.&nbsp;“It’s incredible, and it’s[...]

Microsoft News launches on Android and iOS as rebranded MSN app

Thursday  10:50,   21 june 2018
msn

Microsoft is launching rebranded Microsoft News apps for both iOS and Android today, alongside using its news engine to power news across a variety of Microsoft products.&nbsp;“Microsoft News is the new name for our news engine that powers[...]