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This app could turn your phone into a lie detector

Thursday  19:31,   19 april 2018
CNET

A new machine learning algorithm wants to tap into digital interactions that reveal when you're bluffing.A new machine learning algorithm developed by computer scientists at the University of Copenhagen can identify honesty -- and dishonesty --[...]

Honor's new flagship has a notch and comes in psychedelic colors

Thursday  15:56,   19 april 2018
The Verge

The Honor 10 takes notes from the Huawei P20Which is to say that yes, it has a notch. But like the P20, it also has an eye-catching iridescent finish and an all-glass body. There’s a fingerprint sensor below the screen, which is a 5.84-inch 1080p[...]

'Artificial mole' could warn of cancer: study

Thursday  14:41,   19 april 2018
AFP

Swiss scientists have developed an experimental skin implant that darkens like a mole when it detects subtle changes in the body that may be an early warning sign of cancer, a study said Wednesday. The implant, or "biomedical tattoo," as[...]

Facebook lets creators turn video premieres into live events

Thursday  11:46,   19 april 2018
Engadget

If you watch enough Twitch channels, you may have seen a Premiere -- a pre-recorded video that debuts as a live stream. It lets broadcasters recreate the thrill you'd expect from a TV show premiere, just in an online format. Sound like a good idea? [...]

Intel is giving up on its smart glasses

Thursday  11:46,   19 april 2018
The Verge

Intel has confirmed that it plans to shut down the New Devices Group (NDG), and cease development on the Vaunt smart glasses project we revealed earlier this year. Here’s Intel’s statement: "Intel is continuously working on new technologies [...]

Snapchat now lets advertisers sell products directly through Lenses

Thursday  07:36,   19 april 2018
TechCrunch

This week Snapchat is rolling out Shoppable AR, a new feature that makes it even easier for advertisers to sell goods through sponsored lenses. Now companies can essentially close that shopping loop, while keeping users inside the Snapchat[...]

SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

Thursday  07:36,   19 april 2018
AFP

NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist. "Three, two, one and liftoff!" said a NASA commentator as the[...]

Facebook to put 1.5 billion users out of reach of new EU privacy law

Thursday  07:36,   19 april 2018
Reuters

<p>If a new European law restricting what companies can do with people's online data went into effect tomorrow, almost 1.9 billion Facebook Inc users around the world would be protected by it. The online social network is making changes that[...]

Facebook Is Forming a Team to Design Its Own Chips

Thursday  07:36,   19 april 2018
Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. is building a team to design its own semiconductors, adding to a trend among technology companies to supply themselves and lower their dependence on chipmakers such as Intel Corp. and Qualcomm Inc., according to job listings and people [...]

More than 100 parts for NASA's Orion capsule to be 3D printed

Wednesday  19:22,   18 april 2018
Reuters

More than 100 parts for U.S. space agency NASA's deep-space capsule Orion will be made by 3D printers, using technology that experts say will eventually become key to efforts to send humans to Mars. U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin, 3D[...]

How A Mars Trip Can Affect Muscles In Our Bodies

Wednesday  18:57,   18 april 2018
International Business Times

The research will help astronauts prepare for deep space missions to the moon and beyond. But before any of that happens, all parties involved should look forward to addressing the concerns posited in a new research conducted by an international[...]

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

Wednesday  18:49,   18 april 2018
Time

When developing Grasshopper, Google focused on three main barriers making it hard for adults to learn to code: Time, access, and money. The first point is particularly vital — when Google asked thousands of U.S. adults why they had given up on[...]

Iran bans state bodies from using Telegram app, Khamenei shuts account

Wednesday  15:54,   18 april 2018
Reuters

Iran banned government bodies on Wednesday from using the popular Telegram instant messaging app as Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's office said his account would shut down to protect national security&nbsp;ISNA news agency did not[...]

In race for 5G, China leads South Korea, US: study

Wednesday  15:42,   18 april 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

China is slightly ahead of South Korea and the United States in the race to develop fifth generation wireless networks, or 5G, a US study showed Monday.&nbsp;&nbsp;The study released by the CTIA, a US-based industry association of wireless[...]

Stellar 'DNA' Survey Could Reveal Sun's Lost Siblings

Wednesday  15:36,   18 april 2018
Newsweek

The Galactic Archaeology survey was launched in a bid to provide new insights into the formation and evolution of the Milky Way. In total, GALAH will investigate more than one million stars using the HERMES spectrograph—an instrument at the[...]