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Space Dust is Carrying Tiny Bits of Life off Earth

Tuesday  10:36,   21 november 2017
Newsweek

About 60 tons of space dust hits Earth every day, and it could carry life away.That's according to a new paper published in the journal Astrobiology, which asks whether tiny particles of space dust could ferry life off the planet and across the[...]

The first interstellar object to fly by Earth looked like a giant, pink space cigar

Tuesday  10:36,   21 november 2017
Quartz

1I/2017 U1 seems to be made of either really dense rock or unreactive metal. It’s a strangely stretched-out, oblong shape, like a 400-meter (1300-foot) space cigar. It’s also pink, likely from years of getting bombarded with cosmic radiation as it[...]

Pixel 2 buzzing noise will be fixed with upcoming update

Tuesday  07:06,   21 november 2017
Engadget

Not all of Google's Pixel-oriented updates have been as fun as the recentintroduction of Lens to its flagship phones. Mainly, the big G has been scrambling to fix display and audio issues plaguing its big guns. The same goes for its upcoming[...]

12 iPhone X Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

Tuesday  07:06,   21 november 2017
Time

Apple’s decision to remove the home button means there can be an unexpected learning curve when using the iPhone X for the first time. Here’s a quick overview of the most important iPhone X tips and tricks, from taking a screenshot to force [...]

Robot Makers Fill Their War Chests in Fight Against Amazon

Tuesday  07:06,   21 november 2017
Bloomberg

A few years ago, Amazon.com Inc. triggered a robot arms race when it purchased a company called Kiva Systems. Now its would-be rivals are landing bigger and bigger cash injections to try to compete with the e-commerce giant. Locus Robotics, a[...]

Volvo Cars to supply Uber with up to 24,000 self-driving cars

Tuesday  05:35,   21 november 2017
Reuters

<p>Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the U.S. firm from an app used to summon a taxi to the owner and operator of a fleet of cars.</p>The non-binding framework deal could offer San[...]

iCloud on the web: a quick and complete guide

Tuesday  05:35,   21 november 2017
T3

For years Google has had the edge over Apple as far as web-based apps go - think Gmail, Google Maps, Google Drive, and all the rest - but recently Apple has finally got around to upgrading its iCloud portal to look like something you wouldn't be [...]

Razer launches neon green Hammerhead USB-C earbuds

Monday  20:22,   20 november 2017
The Verge

<p>Following on from its Lightning and Bluetooth buds</p>The earbuds are fitted with 10-mm drivers and acoustic chambers to deliver “deep, distortion-free bass,” according to the[...]

How NASA will defend the Earth against plagues from outer space

Monday  20:21,   20 november 2017
Engadget

Because nobody wants to be dissolved by extraterrestrial amoeboids.Biological contamination goes both ways, mind you. Just as important as keeping extraterrestrial organisms from reaching the surface (aka "backward contamination") is ensuring that[...]

You can now hail Uber rides for friends who don't have accounts

Monday  20:21,   20 november 2017
Engadget

If you use Uber often enough, you've probably had those moments where you wanted to hail a ride for someone else, such as a friend heading home from the bar. It isn't always easy to arrange a guest trip, however, which is why Uber has just[...]

IBM could be set for gains after long slump - Barron's

Monday  17:36,   20 november 2017
Reuters

International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N) could be the next blue-chip company with a rising valuation, according to a report in financial publication Barron's.Some analysts expect IBM to return to growth this quarter, Barron's said in its[...]

Razer Phone review: an absolute beast of a smartphone

Monday  14:23,   20 november 2017
T3

Built for Gamers, but you don't have to be a gamer to want itHow exactly has Razer built a phone for gamers? Well, for a start it has an amazing screen with technology not seen in a phone before, brilliant speakers, and a design which makes it[...]

I tried out Google’s translating headphones. Here’s what I found.

Monday  14:23,   20 november 2017
The Washington Post

Google’s Pixel Buds won’t put translators out of business, but they're better than a phrase book.The most important thing you should know about Pixel Buds is that their full features only work with Google’s newest smartphone, the Pixel 2. While[...]

Earthbound Antimatter Mystery Deepens After Scientists Rule Out Pulsar Source

Monday  14:23,   20 november 2017
MSN

The Earth is constantly showered by high-energy particles from a variety of cosmic sources. Physicist Victor Hess used a balloon to provide the first evidence of the extraterrestrial nature of cosmic rays in 1912. Since then, scientists have[...]

Authorities serve Apple a warrant for Texas shooter’s iPhone

Monday  11:23,   20 november 2017
TechCrunch

The news has echoes of a recent spat between Apple and the FBI over a mass shooting in San Bernadino, California, in late 2015. Two weeks ago today, 26 people were killed by a gunman at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Two phones [...]