News: Technology

Exclusive: Prescient messages about Indian companies circulate in WhatsApp groups

Thursday  15:37,   16 november 2017
Reuters

Reuters has documented at least 12 cases of prescient messages about major Indian companies, including Dr. Reddy's, being posted in private WhatsApp groups. Two of the messages appeared in the transcripts of six groups reviewed by Reuters,[...]

Twitter begins axing 'verified' badge from offensive accounts

Thursday  12:37,   16 november 2017
CNET

The social network removes the blue check mark for white nationalists Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler and promises more reviews are to come.Twitter has long offered the badge to authenticate accounts that are of interest to the public. Such[...]

Meet the world's most powerful supercomputers

Thursday  10:20,   16 november 2017
Popular Science

This is how these machines work, and why they're important. But while the ranking is a timely who’s who of brawny computers—and right now, China dominates the list, with 202 of the top 500—its publication is also a good time to ask:[...]

SpaceX is launching a secret mission called 'Zuma'

Thursday  07:25,   16 november 2017
Engadget

On November 16th, between 8PM and 10PM Eastern, SpaceX is sending a secret payload called "Zuma" beyond our atmosphere. According to Space, SpaceX is launching the payload, which was commissioned by defense technology company[...]

Hello, neighbor! Nearby planet could support life

Thursday  07:21,   16 november 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

Well, hello neighbor! A planet with some similarities to Earth has been discovered "only" 11 light-years (that's a mere 64 trillion miles) from our solar system, astronomers announced in a study published[...]

Hyperloop is coming to downtown Denver

Thursday  06:06,   16 november 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

Colorado drivers may be the first to escape traffic thanks to a new partnership between state officials and a Los Angeles-based hyperloop tech company. Arrivo founder Brogan BamBrogan joined Colorado transportation officials in Denver[...]

After Russian meddling, Google and Facebook shift their stance on a crucial issue for voters

Wednesday  19:07,   15 november 2017
The Washington Post

The same Internet platforms that were manipulated by Russian operatives are now supporting efforts to bolster transparency into their businesses.Google even took a step further than its rivals telling regulators that they should create a broad rule[...]

Google adds salaries to its job search tool

Wednesday  19:07,   15 november 2017
Engadget

Google already has some tools to help you find a job, but there's been a missing ingredient: salaries. The updated search also lets you narrow the available jobs to within a specific distance. And if you're ready to apply, you can[...]

New Global Smartphone Boom Gives Tech-Reliant Taiwan A Second Chance

Wednesday  19:07,   15 november 2017
Forbes

Here's why Taiwan's 70-year-old high technology sector will get by again in 2018 even without the modernization that government officials and scholars consider crucial to competitiveness.The reason: Smartphone shipments are rising steadily[...]

OnePlus inadvertently left a backdoor on its phones

Wednesday  19:06,   15 november 2017
Engadget

It's the second security flaw in as many months.At first glance, it looks like this is an accident rather than any kind of malicious behavior. The app is normally hidden until you tell Android to show system apps, so you might not notice it[...]

How NASA engineers mourn the death of a spacecraft

Wednesday  10:51,   15 november 2017
Los Angeles Times

When it comes to spacecraft, even scientists get sentimental. These flying hunks of metal call their caretakers in the middle of the night, infuriate them with their quirks and dazzle them with amazing discoveries about the universe.So is it any[...]

Apple Is Said to Target Rear-Facing 3-D Sensor for 2019 IPhone

Wednesday  07:06,   15 november 2017
Bloomberg

Apple Inc. is working on a rear-facing 3-D sensor system for the iPhone in 2019, another step toward turning the handset into a leading augmented-reality device, according to people familiar with the plan. Apple is evaluating a different technology[...]

China's supercomputers race past US to world dominance

Wednesday  07:06,   15 november 2017
CNET

China doesn't just have the single fastest supercomputer in the world. It now dominates the list of the 500 fastest.For the first time, China has the most systems on the Top500 list, 202, up from 159 six months ago. The US dropped from 169 to[...]

Vietnamese researcher shows iPhone X face ID 'hack'

Wednesday  07:05,   15 november 2017
Reuters

<p>A researcher in Vietnam has demonstrated how he apparently fooled Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) face recognition ID software on its new iPhone X using a mask made with a 3D printer, silicone and paper tape.</p>An announcement on Friday by Bkav,[...]

Dimming Sun's rays to cool planet will affect storms too: study

Wednesday  07:05,   15 november 2017
AFP

Injecting billions of reflective particles into the stratosphere could help cool an overheating planet, but would also alter the intensity of tropical storms, researchers said Tuesday.&nbsp;Depending on the hemisphere in which such aerosols are[...]