News: Technology

Phoning E.T.: Message Sent to Nearby Planet That Could Host Life

Monday  11:23,   20 november 2017
MSN

If there are any intelligent aliens in the GJ 273 system, they can expect to hear from us about a dozen years from now. Last month, scientists and artists beamed a message to GJ 273, a red dwarf also known as Luyten's star that lies 12.36[...]

5 security mistakes you're probably making

Monday  11:23,   20 november 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

Cyber-security is something you take for granted, until someone hacks your account, steals your bank info, and spreads compromising pictures of you all over the Internet.  Most people know about virus protection. They avoid weird[...]

Bitcoin Soars Past $8,000 as Technology Shift Concern Vanishes

Monday  09:21,   20 november 2017
Bloomberg

Bitcoin topped $8,000 for the first time, as investors set aside technology concerns that had derailed its advance earlier this month. Bitcoin rose 4.8 percent to $8,071.05 as of 7:17 a.m. Sydney time on Monday. It’s now up more than 700 percent[...]

NASA Pluto Photos: 5 Gorgeous Images Of The Dwarf Planet

Monday  05:50,   20 november 2017
International Business Times

The New Horizons spacecraft has gotten us closer than ever to Pluto and shown NASA how complex this dwarf planet really[...]

Driverless, electric future just round the corner for urban cars

Sunday  21:35,   19 november 2017
AFP

A driverless, electric car is only a swipe away in the cities of the future, where pollution clampdowns and rapid advances in technology will transform the way we travel, despite lagging infrastructure. As more and more countries announce a[...]

Google Lens comes to Assistant on Pixel phones

Sunday  15:35,   19 november 2017
Engadget

Point your camera at the world and get answers.The feature isn't widely available yet -- it may take some time before you see it. There's also no word on availability for other devices. It's safe to say this will make Lens more convenient, though,[...]

The best phones under $500

Sunday  10:40,   19 november 2017
Engadget

Phone makers are trying to outdo one another by racing to add new, advanced features to their flagships, but these tools are not equally useful. Although they cost hundreds less than their premium counterparts, mid-range phones often[...]

NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

Sunday  10:40,   19 november 2017
AFP

NASA on Saturday launched a next-generation satellite into space designed to monitor weather around the world and help improve forecasts. The satellite, called the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1), is a joint venture between the US[...]

Facebook Watch is the ultimate test for social TV

Sunday  06:50,   19 november 2017
MSN

The concept of ‘social TV’ first came to widespread prominence in 2010 as people embraced sharing their wild and wonderful opinions about TV experiences on social media. Fast forward to 2017 and social TV is taking on a much different[...]

This phone carrier is building its own smart speaker

Sunday  06:50,   19 november 2017
CNET

Republic Wireless' smart speaker appears to take a calls-first mantra.On Friday, wireless carrier Republic Wireless indicated it's taking the opposite approach, saying it plans to enter the space with a speaker that appears to be all about phone [...]

Thousands of scientists issue bleak 'second notice' to humanity

Saturday  19:37,   18 november 2017
The Washington Post

In 1992, scientists warned humanity about a host of impending ecological disasters. A quarter-century later, most of them have gotten worse.In late 1992, 1,700 scientists from around the world issued a dire “warning to humanity.” They said humans[...]

Tesla Truck Unveiled (Wow!): 8 Key Things You Should Know

Saturday  15:05,   18 november 2017
The Motley Fool

Tesla's electric semi truck -- slated for launch in 2019 -- will have an amazingly long range of 500 miles per charge.Jerome Guillen, head of Tesla's truck program, kicked off the party. Then with typical Tesla flair, several silver-colored[...]

Google Assistant can help troubleshoot your Pixel 2 phone

Saturday  15:05,   18 november 2017
Engadget

Plenty of companies offer chat support to troubleshoot problems with your phone. But do you really want to talk to another human for what could be a simple fix? You don't have to... if you have a Pixel 2. Android Police has discovered that you[...]

China Citic, Baidu launch direct bank in fintech push

Saturday  12:35,   18 november 2017
Reuters

China Citic Bank Corp (601998.SS) and search engine giant Baidu Inc (BIDU.O) launched on Saturday a direct banking joint venture, dubbed AiBank, to capitalize on China's rapidly growing fintech sector. AiBank is one among several tie-ups between [...]

Even new phones are no longer guaranteed to have the latest version of Android

Saturday  10:35,   18 november 2017
The Verge

The OnePlus 5T and Razer Phone are two fundamentally different devices, which are nonetheless united by one unfortunate downside: both of them are going on sale this month without the latest version of Android on board. OnePlus will tell you that [...]