News: Technology

New Galaxy Note 8 Leak Highlights Samsung's Flawed Design

Wednesday  19:58,   28 june 2017
Forbes

There’s been a noticeable increase in details coming out around the upcoming Samsung Note 8. The recent renders and leaks have made clear that Samsung is ignoring critical feedback around Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and is set to carry on with an awkward[...]

Snapchat just introduced a way to create custom features, here's how

Wednesday  19:58,   28 june 2017
CNBC

Snapchat now allows users to create their own geofilters, we'll walk you through how you can create your own.Snapchat's geofilters, as they're known, typically overlay stamps on photos and video snippets with information on your location. One[...]

EU Crackdown Threatens to Return Google to `Ten Blue Link' Era

Wednesday  16:36,   28 june 2017
Bloomberg

<p>Google has a few months to produce a solution that appeases the region's antitrust regulator</p>European Union competition chief Margrethe Vestager fined Alphabet Inc.'s Google a record $2.7 billion on Tuesday for[...]

Facebook had a plan to promote flu shots, but pulled the plug

Wednesday  16:32,   28 june 2017
CNBC

The project was shut down for unknown reasons.The idea was to pick a public health issue to determine whether targeting users on a social messaging on a site like Facebook could change behavior. It would've been a big first step for the social[...]

Facebook hits two billion user mark

Wednesday  15:12,   28 june 2017
AFP

Facebook said Tuesday it now counts two billion active monthly users, as the social giant's founder Mark Zuckerberg highlighted his new mission -- not just connecting people, but helping them find common ground."&nbsp;"As of this[...]

Apple's Siri will get human help to be cool

Wednesday  14:51,   28 june 2017
CNET

"Must consider yourself a maven, trend-setter or Czar of cool."We swear, we're not making this[...]

Intel's SSD 545s has size and speed at an affordable price

Wednesday  14:41,   28 june 2017
Engadget UK

It's the first shipping SSD to pack a new kind of extra-dense memory.Its transfer rates aren't anything to write home about on the surface: 550MB/s sequential reads and 500MB/s sequential writes are good, but they're not too far off of last[...]

Confirmation Of Supermassive Black Holes Orbiting Each Other

Wednesday  11:25,   28 june 2017
International Business Times

The two supermassive black holes, located 750 million light-years from Earth, were observed for 12 years before they could be confirmed as a binary system.Greg Taylor, a professor at the University of New Mexico and a co-author of the paper, said in [...]

How Scientists Learned to Track 300-Year-Old Storms

Wednesday  11:16,   28 june 2017
The Atlantic

Scientists have learned how to trace the path of rainstorms from the 1690s.Now, two scientists may have found a way to track a storm—or, at least, track the average of all storms across the season—350 years in the[...]

Ransomware virus hits computer servers across Europe

Wednesday  11:10,   28 june 2017
Reuters

<p>A major ransomware attack on Tuesday hit computers at Russia's biggest oil company, the country's banks, Ukraine's international airport as well as global shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk.</p>A major ransomware attack on Tuesday [...]

NASA Scientists Clean Mars Air For Astronauts

Wednesday  11:10,   28 june 2017
International Business Times

NASA scientists want to use static electricity to clear dust from the air on Mars so astronauts can make a good life there. When humans are living and working on Mars, how do we stop that red dust from getting all over us? NASA is working on a way [...]

'Tinder for friends' uses AI to block flirty messages

Wednesday  06:41,   28 june 2017
Engadget UK

Making new friends as an adult is hard, and it's easy to find yourself relying on old college pals and work colleagues to bolster your social life, even if the former live on the other side of the country and the latter are, well, your work[...]

Facebook brings new masks, filters and reactions to Messenger video chat

Wednesday  06:40,   28 june 2017
TechCrunch

Facebook is bringing a ton of new filters, masks and video reactions to video chats in Messenger, aiming to deliver a more fun experience to younger users on the app and shore up the service against competing video chat apps. The update is centered[...]

Uranus' Magnetosphere Opens And Closes Each Day, Study Finds

Wednesday  06:40,   28 june 2017
International Business Times

The planet lets in solar wind by acting like a light switch.In what could be described as its “on” position, the planet allows solar wind to flow into it. In its “off” position, the planet deflects solar wind by closing up. The process occurs each[...]

Facebook Messenger's AI assistant helps you save links for later

Wednesday  05:40,   28 june 2017
Engadget UK

Two months ago, Facebook finally rolled out M, its AI-powered personal assistant, to the general public . Well, sort of. Instead of the limited edition of M that would answer your every beck and call (it had a lot of human help), the public version[...]