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Twitter wants to send you personalized news notifications

Thursday  11:10,   14 june 2018
msn

Twitter today announced an upcoming addition to its suite of mobile notifications. Currently, Twitter offers news notifications, for those who want to be kept up-to-date on what’s happening around the world. Now the company is expanding on[...]

Firefox makers working on voice-controlled web browser called Scout

Thursday  11:10,   14 june 2018
cnet

You could ask the browser, which boasts tremendous accessibility potential, to load a website, and it could read it to you.The nonprofit revealed the Scout project in an agenda item for an all-hands meeting taking place this week in San Francisco.[...]

The Milky Way Galaxy Might Be Twice as Wide as Astronomers Thought

Thursday  11:10,   14 june 2018
popularmechanics

A new study measured stars at the very edges of our galaxy, and they are a lot farther away than predicted.But a new study sheds some light on the size of our galaxy, suggesting that the stars at the galactic edge are about twice as far away from[...]

Apple won't let developers pull info about your contacts anymore

Wednesday  15:26,   13 june 2018
cnet

Developers can no longer create databases with information from iPhone users' contacts. They also can't share such a database with a third party, or sell it.In the past, some developers asked users for access to their phone contacts and used [...]

AI detects movement through walls using wireless signals

Wednesday  15:25,   13 june 2018
engadget

You don't need exotic radar, infrared or elaborate mesh networks to spot people through walls -- all you need are some easily detectable wireless signals and a dash of AI. Researchers at MIT CSAIL have developed a system (RF-Pose) that uses a[...]

How well do you know your gadgets?

Wednesday  15:25,   13 june 2018
msn

From the first digital watch to the first Apple phone to feature Siri, test your knowledge of tech toys with this[...]

Intel plans to release its first discrete GPU in 2020

Wednesday  15:25,   13 june 2018
engadget

After Intel nabbed Raja Koduri last year from AMD, where he led Radeon development, it was only a matter of time until it entered the high-end GPU arena. In a meeting with analysts last week, Intel executive Navin Shenoy noted that it's[...]

Lenovo gives its Legion gaming laptop line a tasteful makeover

Wednesday  11:15,   13 june 2018
engadget

If I asked you to imagine a gaming laptop, flashy designs, colorful lights and beefy chasses probably come to mind. Lenovo wants to move away from that motif and appeal to more users by redesigning its Legion series of gaming[...]

The nine biggest announcements from Nintendo’s E3 2018 presentation

Wednesday  11:15,   13 june 2018
msn

Nintendo <g class="gr_ gr_9 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Grammar multiReplace" data-gr-id="9" id="9">choose</g> to play it safe with this year’s E3 keynote, focusing more on soon to be released[...]

Twitter vows to reinstate some accounts suspended by age restrictions

Wednesday  11:15,   13 june 2018
cnet

Accounts created by those under 13 were frozen due to GDPR, but some of those users are a bit older now.Twitter's rules prohibit anyone under the age of 13 to create accounts, and changes the social media platform made in response to a recently[...]

Recovered Tapes Solve A Moon Mystery

Wednesday  11:15,   13 june 2018
newsweek

The big Moon mystery has now been solved. And yes, humans are to blame.The results confirm that inexplicable changes in the moon’s temperatures recorded in the 1970s were not the result of some strange inner heat source, but rather the by-product on [...]

Vivo’s latest phone is an all-screen, totally bezel-less beauty

Wednesday  11:15,   13 june 2018
msn

At an event in Shanghai, Chinese phone manufacturer Vivo today announced the launch of its latest flagship device — called simply the Vivo NEX.&nbsp;The NEX takes the current convention for bezel-less displays, and pushes it a notch further (pun [...]

Facebook releases 500 pages of damage control in response to Senators’ questions

Tuesday  15:20,   12 june 2018
msn

When Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress in April, the CEO faced a public grilling from lawmakers — and left them with several lingering questions.&nbsp;In the documents, Facebook strikes a cautious tone as it answers questions about the[...]

IBM Unveils An AI Supercomputer

Tuesday  15:20,   12 june 2018
ibtimes

Summit, a $200 million system designed by International Business Machines for the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is tailor-made for big data and artificial intelligence workloads.Moving data[...]

Snapchat users can delete messages even after they've been viewed

Tuesday  10:50,   12 june 2018
engadget

Today, Snap announced that it is introducing a new feature called Clear Chats.&nbsp;In order to delete a message, go to the message or conversation where the item in question was sent. Long press on the message or media (sticker, audio or video, [...]