News: Technology

Facebook just admitted that using Facebook can be bad for you

Saturday  15:06,   16 december 2017
CNBC

Facebook admitted on Thursday that using the social network in some fashions can be bad for your health.Facebook's director of research David Ginsberg and research scientist Moira Burke published a post in which they addressed questions about the[...]

Google Chrome beta delivers mute tool for autoplay videos

Saturday  15:06,   16 december 2017
Engadget

Months ago, a blog post by the good developers of Chrome let its users know that come January, users would be free of audio from autoplaying videos. As far as we know, those upgrades is still on track to arrive in early 2018 for all users, but you[...]

RIP AIM: AOL Instant Messenger is gone

Saturday  15:06,   16 december 2017
USA TODAY

The messenging service launched 20 years ago for desktop computers has been discontinued.Users who visit AIM.com are redirected to a support with details on its[...]

YouTube debuts 360-video app on Steam VR

Saturday  11:05,   16 december 2017
Engadget

There's a lot of VR content out there, but much of it is for one platform or another -- what works on Gear VR may not on Daydream, the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift. Some users are reporting dropped frames despite powerful PC setups, and[...]

Google Inbox adds a new unsubscribe card to help clear out the emails you never read

Saturday  11:05,   16 december 2017
The Verge

I’m never entirely sure how it happens, but my email is constantly filling up with messages from companies from which I don’t remember requesting newsletters or offers. I usually tend to just delete these as soon as they arrive to triage[...]

Alphabet tries internet lasers instead of balloons for India

Friday  20:52,   15 december 2017
Engadget

Alphabet is adopting laser-beaming boxes in favor of Project Loon's balloons for its latest internet-delivery partnership in Andhra Pradesh, India. Less than 20 percent of Andhra Pradesh's 53 million populace has access to internet,[...]

Five Of The Best Smartphone Features Seen In 2017

Friday  13:53,   15 december 2017
Entrepreneur

Here are the best smartphone features we've seen all year.  #5 Multi-Window – Samsung Note[...]

10 AWESOME Tech Xmas Gifts For Under £50

Friday  13:52,   15 december 2017
Know Your Mobile

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for techies? Look no further© Provided by Dennis Publishing Limited The Echo Dot is one of the cheapest smart speakers you can buy. It’s powered by Amazon’s Alexa and offers thousands of skills to play music,[...]

Samsung Is Said to Target First Half of 2018 for Smart Speaker

Friday  13:52,   15 december 2017
Bloomberg

Samsung Electronics Co. is aiming to introduce a smart speaker in the first half of 2018, entering a crowded field of voice-controlled devices from Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc., people briefed on the plans said. The device by the[...]

Google Home Max: Google's max effort pays off in powerful smart speaker

Friday  10:37,   15 december 2017
USA TODAY

Google's pricey new smart speaker tunes sound with machine learning.After days of pumping an eclectic range of music through Google's $399 speaker — from AC/DC to the Three Tenors — it's clear the Google Home Max is in a class by itself when it[...]

Amazon to Sell Google Chromecast After Echos Lose YouTube

Friday  06:42,   15 december 2017
Bloomberg

Amazon.com Inc. said it will start selling Google Chromecast gadgets again, extending an olive branch after the two internet giants clashed over the availability of their products on each other’s services. An Amazon spokeswoman said on Thursday the[...]

Google Brain co-founder teams with Foxconn to bring AI to factories

Friday  06:41,   15 december 2017
Reuters

<p>Andrew Ng, co-founder of some of Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O)-owned Google's most prominent artificial intelligence projects, on Thursday launches a new venture with iPhone assembler Foxconn to bring AI and so-called machine learning onto the[...]

Alibaba will soon begin selling cars using these gigantic vending machines

Friday  05:50,   15 december 2017
TechCrunch

Alibaba last week announced a deal to help Ford sell electric vehicles in China but, aside from the big names involved, the most intriguing part was a proposed vending machine for sales. Now the firm has spilled details of what exactly that will[...]

Spotify and Deezer urge EU to lean on Apple

Thursday  19:07,   14 december 2017
Engadget

Streaming is single-handedly boosting music sales and Spotify doesn't want any one behemoth (see Apple) gaining a stranglehold over the booming market. It got its wish when the EU promised "legislative instruments" to help out the little guy,[...]

The new iMac Pro is here and this is what you need to know

Thursday  19:07,   14 december 2017
T3

Apple first teased the new 27-inch 5K iMac Pro back in June 2017 at WWDC, and in an exclusive interview with T3.com, Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing confirmed that the iMac Pro release date would be in "a[...]