News: Technology

Google's miniature Home leaks ahead of Pixel event

Wednesday  11:06,   20 september 2017
The Verge

Google is reportedly working on a smaller version of its Home smart speaker, the Home Mini, and it appears to have just leaked out ahead of the company’s October 4th event, via Droid Life, which discovered the upcoming product. The Home Mini seems[...]

Inside the Shadowy World of Revenge Hackers

Wednesday  07:05,   20 september 2017
The Daily Beast

Companies are starting to hack back against companies to try to prevent—or at least limit the damage of—Equifax-style disasters. One problem: It’s not all that legal.The idea, one member of the team said, “was full breach. Collect intel on suspects; [...]

'Car nation' Germany distrustful of driverless vehicles

Wednesday  07:05,   20 september 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

German carmakers are showing off their self-driving cars at the IAA international auto show in Frankfurt, but most people in the car-mad country have yet to be convinced by the technology.  Curious visitors to the biennial trade[...]

River Deposits Point To Complex Water Systems On Mars

Wednesday  07:05,   20 september 2017
International Business Times

River deposits on Mars point to a complex flowing water system similar to Earth.The deposits were seen through satellite images mainly because of a process called "topographic inversion." This is where the deposits from the river systems that flowed [...]

iPhone 8 Vs iPhone 7: What's The Difference?

Wednesday  07:05,   20 september 2017
Forbes

iPhone 8 or iPhone 7? Apple's new iPhone is both a significant and disappointing upgradeHere’s what you need to[...]

The Asteroid Belt May Be a 'Treasure Trove' of Planetary Building Blocks

Tuesday  19:06,   19 september 2017
MSN

The asteroid belt may have started out empty, later becoming a "cosmic refugee camp" taking on leftovers of planetary formation from across the solar system, a new study finds. The main asteroid belt, located between the orbits of Mars and [...]

Startup Pi out to slice the charging cord

Tuesday  19:02,   19 september 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

Silicon Valley youngster Pi on Monday claimed it had developed the world's first wireless charger that does away with cords or mats to charge devices.  Pi chargers, about the size of a small table vase, operate on standard[...]

Self-powered patch monitors glucose levels during exercise

Tuesday  18:52,   19 september 2017
Engadget

The bandage-like wearable could prevent hypoglycaemia during workouts.It's a significant develop because glucose tracking traditionally relies on invasive measures, such as pricking a finger to draw blood or sensors under the skin, which then[...]

Swiss shut down 'fake' E-Coin in latest cryptocurrency crackdown

Tuesday  18:01,   19 september 2017
Reuters

Switzerland's financial watchdog has closed down what it said was the provider of a fake cryptocurrency and is investigating around a dozen other possible fraud cases, in the latest clamp-down on the risks involving virtual money. The move by[...]

Intel chips loaded in Waymo self-driving minivans

Tuesday  15:31,   19 september 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

Intel on Monday announced its computing tech is being loaded into Waymo self-driving minivans as the chip giant seeks a leading position on the road to autonomous vehicles.  Intel computing technology enabling "real-time decisions[...]

Pokémon Go creator's next game will incorporate audio into the AR experience

Tuesday  15:06,   19 september 2017
TechCrunch

Niantic, makers of the hugely popular mobile game Pokémon Go, is developing a new AR title that will incorporate audio cues into the gaming experience, according to company CTO Phil Keslin. Niantic, makers of the hugely popular mobile game[...]

Facebook: We don’t always 'get things right the first time'

Tuesday  14:37,   19 september 2017
CNET

The social network’s head of design talks about people misusing its products. He also fields questions about Snapchat Stories and Alexa.On Monday, Luke Woods, Facebook's head of design, acknowledged some of the company's[...]

Apple slowly lets its 'TV' streaming app expand beyond the US

Tuesday  14:26,   19 september 2017
Engadget

Apple's 'TV' app has begun showing up outside the US, signaling the start of the rollout it promised during its latest iPhone event. According to MacRumors and 9to5Mac, the app has already appeared for some users in Australia[...]

August’s redesigned smart lock boasts better battery life and security

Tuesday  14:20,   19 september 2017
The Verge

In a major refresh of its smart home products, August has released two new versions of its smart lock, including a cheaper redesigned model and a professional edition of its doorbell camera. The third generation of the August Smart Lock has [...]

CCleaner hack affects 2.27 million computers — here's what to do

Tuesday  11:42,   19 september 2017
CNET

Your device may have CCleaner malware. Here's what you need to know.What does the malware[...]