News: Technology

MIT’s low power encryption chip could make IoT devices more secure

Wednesday  09:21,   14 february 2018
Engadget

The Internet of Things hasn't ever been super secure. Hacked smart devices have been blamed for web blackouts, broken internet, spam and phishing attempts and, of course, the coming smart-thing apocalypse. MIT researchers used a[...]

Facebook pushes for more personal updates with launch of new Lists feature

Wednesday  05:21,   14 february 2018
TechCrunch

Facebook's status update box is getting a new feature called Lists, which begins rolling out today. Users can create their own lists with colored backgrounds, and decorate them with[...]

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 will reportedly include stereo speakers and 3D emoji

Wednesday  05:10,   14 february 2018
The Verge

Samsung’s Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus devices will be the first to feature 3D emoji and stereo speakers, according to Korean publication ETNews.ETNews reports that Samsung’s 3D emoji are more advanced than Apple’s Animoji on the iPhone X, but are similar [...]

ASUS puts discrete graphics inside its ultra-thin ZenBook

Wednesday  04:55,   14 february 2018
Engadget

A SUS showed off its ridiculously thin and light ZenBook 13 at CES earlier this year, but the model was missing a key component: a dedicated GPU. The visual grunt work comes courtesy of an Nvidia GeForce MX150 2GB GDDR5 GPU, and will[...]

Boston Dynamics' robots are the politest 'pets' you'll meet

Tuesday  14:43,   13 february 2018
Engadget

We hope you weren't planning on sleeping tonight. Boston Dynamics has posted a video showing that its SpotMini robot can hold the door open for its fellow automatons. If you're a tad more trusting, this is good news. Robots have[...]

Cryptocurrency mining site hijacked millions of Android phones

Tuesday  14:43,   13 february 2018
Engadget

Smartphone users are just as vulnerable to cryptocurrency mining hijacks as their PC counterparts, and sometimes on a dramatic scale. The exact number of victims isn't apparent, but it's large. Malwarebytes identified five internet domains [...]

Is this the Galaxy S9's new fast wireless charger?

Tuesday  14:42,   13 february 2018
CNET

Samsung's website hosts a manual for a new charging pad.New Galaxy S9 phone, new[...]

Facebook is creating a news section in Watch to feature breaking news

Tuesday  14:42,   13 february 2018
TechCrunch

Facebook is going to create a new news section in its video streaming platform Facebook Watch to feature breaking news stories.The move, which Campbell Brown, the company's year-old head of news partnerships, announced onstage at the Code Media[...]

Elon Musk plans new SpaceX drone ship, A Shortfall of Gravitas

Tuesday  10:26,   13 february 2018
USA TODAY

A new SpaceX drone ship under construction will help the company handle increased launch operations on the East Coast.The company's third ship, named A Shortfall of Gravitas, will join Of Course I Still Love You for East Coast booster landing[...]

Samsung finally fixed its terrible emoji in Android Oreo

Tuesday  10:25,   13 february 2018
MSN

Samsung has made great strides to fix its custom Android UI over the past few years, going from the bloated and ugly TouchWiz to the less-bloated and sleek Samsung Experience. Unfortunately, its emoji have continued to be terrible, often expressing [...]

Researchers use nanorobots to kill tumors in mice

Tuesday  09:51,   13 february 2018
Engadget

Our current methods of fighting malignant tumors are wildly inadequate . Chemotherapy and radiation treatments, while sometimes successful, come with massive side effects, mainly because every other cell in the body is also getting bombarded with[...]

How Apple Plans to Root Out Bugs, Revamp IPhone Software

Tuesday  09:46,   13 february 2018
Bloomberg

The company is shaking up its development program to focus more on key features and push back others to the following year.But just as important this year will be what Apple doesn't introduce: redesigned home screens for the iPhone, iPad and[...]

Google's Next Android Overhaul Is Said to Embrace IPhone `Notch'

Tuesday  06:52,   13 february 2018
Bloomberg

Google is working on an overhaul of its Android mobile software for a new generation of smartphones mimicking Apple Inc.’s controversial new "notch" at the top of the iPhone X, according to people familiar with the situation. The Android[...]

'Oumuamua Is Spinning From Violent Space Collision

Tuesday  06:51,   13 february 2018
Newsweek

The haywire spinning will continue for billions of years.This is the latest of several revelations following the first-ever discovery of a solar system invader last October. Initially believed to be a comet, then an asteroid, scientists think the[...]

Less-cool Facebook losing youth at fast pace: survey

Tuesday  06:25,   13 february 2018
AFP

With mom, dad and grandma signing up in increasing numbers, Facebook is losing younger users in the United States at a faster pace than previously estimated, researchers said Monday. A report by eMarketer said Snapchat is drawing youths[...]