News: Tech & Science

Amazon Vision of Deliveries by Drone Gets Boost in FAA Measure

Friday  19:20,   23 june 2017
Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- Amazon.com Inc.’s bid to deliver goods via drone directly to a consumer’s doorstep would get a boost under aviation legislation proposed Thursday. The bipartisan Senate legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation[...]

9 best cheap smartphones 2017 to suit any budget

Friday  19:05,   23 june 2017
T3

Cheap phones which don't break the bank - get the latest handset features on a budgetWe think the iPhone SE is the best budget smartphone you can buy. It carries all of the Apple prestige and premium build quality, without the massive price[...]

Insight: Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets

Friday  18:00,   23 june 2017
Reuters

Russian authorities are asking Western tech companies to allow them to review source code for security products such as firewalls, anti-virus applications and software containing encryption.Russian authorities are asking Western tech companies to[...]

The Air Force and IBM are building an AI supercomputer

Friday  18:00,   23 june 2017
Engadget

The upcoming system will have the equivalent processing power of 64 million neurons.IBM and the USAF announced on Friday that the machine will run on an array of 64 TrueNorth Neurosynaptic chips. The TrueNorth chips are wired together like, and[...]

Google Now Scrubbing Private Medical Records From Search Results

Friday  15:05,   23 june 2017
Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- Alphabet Inc.’s Google has quietly decided to scrub an entire category of online content -- personal medical records -- from its search results, a departure from its typically hands-off approach to policing the web. Google lists the[...]

Tesla is talking to the music labels about creating its own streaming service

Friday  14:53,   23 june 2017
MSN

Why not work directly with Spotify, Apple and others? Good question.Music industry sources say the carmaker has had talks with all of the major labels about licensing a proprietary music service that would come bundled with its cars, which already[...]

China orders halt to video streaming on major websites

Friday  14:40,   23 june 2017
AFP

China's media oversight body announced Thursday that it has ordered three prominent Internet companies to terminate their video and audio streaming services. The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television[...]

Uber faces backlash from some employees over Kalanick's exit

Friday  14:30,   23 june 2017
USA TODAY

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber CEO Travis Kalanick may have resigned, but some of his employees aren't having it.More than 1,100 Uber employees have signed a petition asking the company's board of directors to reinstate their recently ousted  boss,[...]

Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

Friday  11:31,   23 june 2017
Reuters

Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services. Facebook, which outlined new efforts[...]

Nissan teases self-driving features for the next-gen Leaf

Friday  11:31,   23 june 2017
Engadget

The next generation Leaf EV will be the first with ProPilot driver assist in North American and Europe, and Nissan has just showed how that will look. Automakers' self-driving systems will always be compared to Tesla, whose Autopilot is the [...]

IBM-powered DNA sequencing could find bacteria in raw milk

Friday  11:31,   23 june 2017
Engadget

Babies love milk. Adults love milk-based products. You know what else loves milk? Good and bad bacteria. It's the ideal medium for bacteria growth and could cause various food-borne illnesses, especially if consumed in raw, unpasteurized form.[...]

YouTube’s VR180 solves some of VR’s biggest problems – by chopping it in half

Friday  11:30,   23 june 2017
MSN

If you’ve ever spent an extended period of time using a VR headset, you know that the whole 360-degree video thing can get old pretty fast. Don’t get me wrong; I’ve had some amazing VR experiences that gave my neck a serious workout, but a[...]

YouTube has 1.5 billion logged-in monthly users watching a ton of mobile video

Friday  07:25,   23 june 2017
TechCrunch

This year at VidCon, YouTube shared some new metrics that really drive home how much its dominating mobile video usage and how quickly its service is gaining viewers on TVs. The highlight was the fact that there are now 1.5 billion logged-in users[...]

CEO Zuckerberg tweaks Facebook mission to focus on groups

Friday  07:10,   23 june 2017
Reuters

<p>Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg revised the world's largest online social network's mission statement on Thursday to emphasize support for hobby clubs, civil society organizations and other community groups.</p>The move [...]

This iPhone rival's touchscreen could read your finger first

Friday  07:00,   23 june 2017
CNET

Chinese phone maker Vivo is dropping some hints that it'll be first to unveil an onscreen fingerprint sensor.A Vivo Twitter post hints that the company will "unlock" "a new solution" at a trade show next week. Pair that with the image of what[...]