News: Tech & Science

8 features that make the Note 8 worth the extra cash

Wednesday  19:35,   17 january 2018
T3

The Note 8 vs the Galaxy S8 vs the restThat's a little more than you'll fork out for either the Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy S8 Plus, so why would you bother shelling out the extra cash? We've got 8 reasons for you – to match the device's name – so[...]

Mitsubishi's mirrorless car cameras can spot distant traffic

Wednesday  19:35,   17 january 2018
Engadget

It can tell the difference between people, cars and bikes, too.The technology uses the brand's proprietary AI to give drivers advanced warning of upcoming obstacles, and is expected to help prevent accidents, especially when changing lanes. The[...]

Workers at Apple Supplier Catcher Describe Harsh Conditions

Wednesday  19:35,   17 january 2018
Bloomberg

At a Catcher Technology Co. manufacturing complex in the Chinese industrial city of Suqian, workers stand for up to 10 hours a day in hot workshops slicing and blasting iPhone casings for Apple Inc., handling noxious chemicals.These conditions --[...]

A Google app that matches your face to artwork is wildly popular. It’s also raising privacy concerns.

Wednesday  15:06,   17 january 2018
The Washington Post

Google says its wildly popular art app doesn’t store your facial data. That’s not stopping some people from worrying about privacy.The latest version of the Google Arts & Culture app allows users to match their selfies against celebrated portraits[...]

Apple rumoured to be ditching the top notch on 2019 iPhone X

Wednesday  14:26,   17 january 2018
T3

An all-screen iPhone at[...]

Ferrari will take on Tesla with an all-electric supercar and SUV

Wednesday  14:05,   17 january 2018
BGR

Nearly two years ago, Ferarri chariman Sergio Marchionne scoffed at the notion that the Italian sports car maker would ever develop an electric car. A harsh position, to be sure, Marchionne later explained that an integral part of the[...]

OnePlus disables credit card payment after fraud reports

Wednesday  14:05,   17 january 2018
CNET

Customers reported suspicious activity on their credit cards after making purchases on OnePlus' website.Following customer complaints about fraudulent activity on their credit card after using it on the company's site, OnePlus is disabling[...]

Hike brings payments, news, and messaging to basic Android phones without mobile data

Wednesday  11:15,   17 january 2018
MSN

Mobile messaging service Hike just launched Total, a new service that lets Android users in India make payments to businesses and transfer money, read news, book train tickets, and chat with their contacts on the platform – all without mobile[...]

Samsung designed a 2018 Winter Olympics edition Galaxy Note 8

Wednesday  11:15,   17 january 2018
Engadget

Samsung has unveiled a sweet-looking Galaxy Note 8 you might never get your hands on. Samsung will distribute 4,000 devices to competing athletes and staff members before the games begin in early February. All Paralympic Winter Games[...]

YouTube implements stricter requirements for partners

Wednesday  11:15,   17 january 2018
Engadget

YouTube has been under fire for months over inappropriate content masquerading as kid-friendly videos and popular creators acting out of line. Creators part of Preferred get more per click than their counterparts and have bigger earning[...]

Google to expand cloud infrastructure with new regions, submarine cables

Wednesday  07:40,   17 january 2018
Reuters

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it would add five regions and build three new submarine cables as it expands its infrastructure for cloud customers. The company, which has invested $30 billion in infrastructure over the past three years,[...]

The iPhone X just extended Apple’s lead over Samsung

Wednesday  07:40,   17 january 2018
BGR

In the run-up to the iPhone X launch, all the analyst chatter revolved around one topic: How big of a success the iPhone X would be. Although we won’t have any conclusive answers until Apple releases its Q4 earnings data, a new set of[...]

Five-Exoplanet System Discovered Thanks to Citizen Scientists

Wednesday  07:40,   17 january 2018
MSN

A family of four planets orbiting a distant star was discovered last April, with the help of citizen scientists around the world. In a new paper, researchers reveal some fascinating features of this alien solar system, including the presence of a[...]

Russia readies supercomputer to improve World Cup weather forecasts

Tuesday  19:22,   16 january 2018
Reuters

Russia is setting up a supercomputer meant to improve weather forecasts ahead of this year's soccer World Cup finals, the authorities said on Tuesday. With the World Bank's support, the world's largest country has been working to improve its[...]

This Year’s Corporate Space Race: Getting Ready for Astronauts, Then Tourists

Tuesday  19:21,   16 january 2018
Bloomberg

For the past seven years, American astronauts who need to get to the International Space Station have had only one option: Pay roughly $80 million to hitch a ride on a cramped Russian Soyuz rocket. Now Boeing Co. and Elon Musk’s Space Exploration[...]