News: Technology

Apple Watch review: Ditch the iPhone

Thursday  06:06,   21 september 2017

The latest Apple Watch clocks in with cellular. And that increases the way you can use it without your iPhone.  Case in point: I don’t typically wear a wristwatch in the shower or hot tub at my gym, even with a watch like this one[...]

Google Will Pay People to Fight ISIS From New Fund

Wednesday  19:23,   20 september 2017

Western governments have called on the search giant to do more to tackle extremist content.It said that the $1.3 million set aside for tackling extremist content online in Britain was just a portion of a $5 million pledge to battle radical material[...]

Jaw-Dropping Jupiter: Juno Probe Snaps Dramatic Up-Close Views of Planet

Wednesday  19:23,   20 september 2017

New photos by NASA's Juno spacecraft capture the solar system's largest planet in all its complex glory.  The four photos — which Juno took over an 8-minute span on Sept. 1, during its most recent close flyby of Jupiter —[...]

Android Banking Trojan Discovered For Sale On Dark Web

Wednesday  19:02,   20 september 2017
International Business Times

An Android banking trojan called Red Alert 2.0 has started appearing in third-party app stores and is targeting Android devices.The malicious attack, discovered by researchers at SfyLabs, has been spreading through Russian-speaking hacking forums[...]

Back to Saturn? NASA Eyes Possible Return Mission as Cassini Ends

Wednesday  18:51,   20 september 2017

Various research teams are working on plans to return to Saturn. In fact, five such concepts are in the running for NASA's next New Frontiers mission.NASA's robotic Cassini spacecraft burned up in the ringed planet's[...]

Meet Shadowsocks, the underground tool that China’s coders use to blast through the Great Firewall

Wednesday  18:10,   20 september 2017

Shadowsocks is based on a technique called proxying. Proxying grew popular in China during the early days of the Great Firewall.Yet the government was targeting VPN usage well before the latest push. Ever since president Xi Jinping took office in[...]

A Peek at the Glowing Red Shell Around an Aging Star

Wednesday  17:35,   20 september 2017
The Atlantic

The latest picture of a distant star shows more detail than ever before.U Antliae, one of the members of the constellation Antlia, is located in the southern hemisphere of the sky. U Antliae is a carbon star, which means its atmosphere contains more [...]

Jump Aims To Be The Netflix Of Independent Video Games

Wednesday  15:20,   20 september 2017

Game subscription service Jump, which launched on Tuesday, is looking to provide the best of the indie world to gamers.The new service Jump, which launched Tuesday, wants to be the platform-agnostic premier subscription service for games, with an[...]

Amazon reportedly working on Alexa-enabled 'smart glasses'

Wednesday  14:46,   20 september 2017

Amazon wants to make Alexa a more formidable competitor to Google Assistant and Siri by letting you put it on your face and take it anywhere, according to a Financial Times report (paywall). Though the lack of a screen and camera would seem [...]

Google’s Pixel 2 will come in new ‘kinda blue’ color

Wednesday  14:40,   20 september 2017
The Verge

On the heels of a number of other Google leaks that Droid Life published this afternoon, we now have a clear look at the forthcoming Pixel 2. The follow-up to last year’s Google Pixel (the smaller of the two Google phones), which is being announced [...]

Google’s AI chief thinks reports of the AI apocalypse are greatly exaggerated

Wednesday  14:31,   20 september 2017

John Giannandrea from Google had many great things to say about artificial intelligence at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. John Giannandrea from Google had many great things to say about artificial intelligence at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. In[...]

Oculus tweaks VR audio to seem closer and more realistic

Wednesday  14:20,   20 september 2017

Audio can be just as important as visuals if you want to make true-to-life VR experiences. Check it out in action in this sample[...]

Apple Music's Android app adds voice search and social features

Wednesday  11:06,   20 september 2017

Apple announced that it would bring your friends' listening habits to Apple Music at WWDC this past summer. iOS users who use the streaming music service will be able to start using the feature after updating to iOS 11. Now,[...]

YouTube opens up Twitch-style subscriptions to more creators

Wednesday  11:06,   20 september 2017
The Verge

YouTube is expanding Sponsorships, its relatively new service that lets viewers pay creators a monthly subscription fee in exchange for exclusive perks. YouTube says Sponsorships will replace the rarely used paid channels feature the[...]

Twitter now displays popular articles from your timeline

Wednesday  11:06,   20 september 2017

Twitter keeps looking for ways to improve its service to better meet the needs of its diverse and, er, passionate audience. Just a few months earlier, the company also added a new inbox that separates out direct messages from people you[...]