News: Tech & Science

Apple, Samsung face new iPhone damages trial: U.S. judge

Monday  19:50,   23 october 2017
Reuters

A U.S. judge has ordered a new trial to determine how much Samsung Electronics Co (005930.KS) should pay Apple Inc (AAPL.O) for copying the look of the iPhone. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California issued an order late on Sunday, 10[...]

Rolls-Royce And Google Partner To Create Smarter, Autonomous Ships Based On AI And Machine Learning

Monday  19:06,   23 october 2017
Forbes

Rolls-Royce marine has partnered with Google Cloud to apply neural net and machine learning technology to shipping. Their grand plan is to have a fully autonomous ship at sea by 2020.Rolls Royce announced this month that it will use Google’s Cloud[...]

Three Star Trek technologies about to become reality will help us leapfrog our biggest limitations

Monday  18:40,   23 october 2017
Quartz

When you were young, what did you dream of when you looked to the future? Did it have anything to do with the exploration of…When the original Star Trek series first aired, it presented a far different view of the future than any that had come[...]

Three Star Trek technologies about to become reality will help us leapfrog our biggest limitations

Monday  18:40,   23 october 2017
Quartz

When you were young, what did you dream of when you looked to the future? Did it have anything to do with the exploration of…When the original Star Trek series first aired, it presented a far different view of the future than any that had come[...]

Cisco buys BroadSoft for $1.71 billion in software push

Monday  18:25,   23 october 2017
Reuters

Cisco Systems Inc said on Monday it will buy software company BroadSoft Inc for $1.71 billion, as the world's largest networking gear producer moves away from a stagnating business in switches and routers. Shares in BroadSoft, which specializes[...]

Tech Firms Seek Washington's Prized Asset: Top-Secret Clearances

Monday  17:55,   23 october 2017
Bloomberg

Silicon Valley companies are learning what many businesses with interests in Washington have long known: It pays to have staff with government security clearances. Major players in technology are bolstering their workforces with former government[...]

Kaspersky Lab says it will submit software for independent review

Monday  14:45,   23 october 2017
Reuters

Kaspersky said in a statement that it would submit the source code of its software and future product updates for review by "the broader information-security community and other stakeholders."Kaspersky said in a statement that it would[...]

Android is getting a feature that encrypts website name requests

Monday  14:45,   23 october 2017
Engadget

Support for DNS over TLS will encrypt DNS requests and prevent hackers from spying on a site's traffic.The Domain Name System (DNS) -- often referred to as the internet's phone book -- translates domain names (like engadget.com) into[...]

'Pay With Google' makes shopping on Android less of a hassle

Monday  14:26,   23 october 2017
Engadget

As promised, Google is streamlining online purchases made through Android devices by rolling out Pay with Google . The feature lets you use any of the credit or debit cards you've previously logged on the web titan's products (like Chrome, Android[...]

Google ‘actively investigating’ reports of Pixel 2 XL screen burn-in

Monday  11:25,   23 october 2017
The Verge

Over the weekend, people with review units of the Pixel 2 XL began noticing a problem. You can see it below, and I can confirm I’m seeing something similar on my own review[...]

Tesla reaffirms effort to build cars in China; mum on deal report

Monday  11:25,   23 october 2017
Reuters

<p>Electric car maker Tesla Inc reaffirmed on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year, but declined to comment on a report that a deal has [...]

This DIY Nintendo Switch can play the retro games the real one can’t

Monday  11:25,   23 october 2017
The Verge

The Nintendo Switch is great for a lot of things, but when it comes to playing retro games, you’re better off looking at something like the SNES Classic than Nintendo’s current-generation console. Or, if you’re like Tim Lindquist, a hardware modder [...]

Save your money and your data by preparing your phone for travel

Monday  07:42,   23 october 2017
Popular Science

Make sure you're secure before leaving the house.You want your cell phone to last the duration of the trip. That means protecting the physical device—and the personal information you keep inside[...]

Tech meant to keep kids safe is actually making them more vulnerable

Monday  07:42,   23 october 2017
Quartz

Kids toys aren’t what they used to be: Barbies now have mechanical brains, and gadgets like smartwatches are being made child-friendly. And anything connected to…The latest example comes from developer Roy Solberg, who uncovered that the[...]

New iPhone Leaks 'Confirm' Apple's Biggest Problems

Monday  07:42,   23 october 2017
Forbes

Senior sources confirm Apple's new iPhones have problemsFirst up is none other than Rogers Communications CEO Joe Natale. Speaking during a quarterly earnings call, Natale was reported by CBC as claiming the carrier had witnessed “anemic[...]