News: Tech & Science

How to speed up your Wi-Fi

Monday  10:40,   21 august 2017
Popular Science

Optimize your internet connection.We've already covered some of the hardware upgrades you can invest in to remove dead spots and get better home Wi-Fi. So in this guide, we'll focus on software fixes and changes you can make to your existing gear.[...]

Nokia 8: sound and video that stand out from the crowd

Monday  10:40,   21 august 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

Nokia is expanding its range of smartphones to include a new high-end model which stands out from the competition with its ability to simultaneously display images from the front and rear cameras, and 360-degree sound recording.  Finnish[...]

Musk, experts want U.N. to ban killer robots

Monday  06:31,   21 august 2017
USA TODAY

A group of technology experts including Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is warning the United Nations about the potential threat posed by autonomous weapons. In an open letter addressed to the U.N.'s Convention on Certain Conventional[...]

Apple under pressure to dazzle as market slows

Monday  06:31,   21 august 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

As Apple and Samsung gear up to launch new flagship smartphones, the market leaders are seeking a wow factor that can help them fend off challenges from rising Chinese-based manufacturers.  Apple is under particular pressure to dazzle as[...]

Facebook patent reveals more details about its AR glasses

Monday  05:50,   21 august 2017
Engadget

Facebook patent reveals more details about its AR glassesBased on the info in the documents, the glasses will use a waveguide system that projects images and light into the user's eyes. That's similar to the technology behind Microsoft's AR headset, [...]

Google tests tools that encourage you to pay for news

Sunday  19:55,   20 august 2017
Engadget

It's no secret that Google and conventional news outlets have a fraught relationship, and that's in no small part due to the problems publishers have turning Google searchers into paying customers. Most notably, Google would help[...]

Google shows how easy it is for software to remove watermarks from photos

Sunday  19:55,   20 august 2017
The Verge

Google’s research division today detailed just how easy it is for computer algorithms to bypass standard photo watermarking practices, stripping those images of copyright protection and making them vulnerable to reposting across the internet without [...]

AI-powered filter app Prisma wants to sell its tech to other companies

Sunday  19:55,   20 august 2017
The Verge

Prisma, the Russian company best known for its AI-powered photo filters, is shifting to B2B. The company won’t retire its popular app, but says in the future, it will focus on selling machine vision tools to other tech firms. “We see big[...]

AI-powered filter app Prisma wants to sell its tech to other companies

Sunday  19:55,   20 august 2017
The Verge

Prisma, the Russian company best known for its AI-powered photo filters, is shifting to B2B. The company won’t retire its popular app, but says in the future, it will focus on selling machine vision tools to other tech firms. “We see big[...]

Google tests tools that encourage you to pay for news

Sunday  19:55,   20 august 2017
Engadget

It's no secret that Google and conventional news outlets have a fraught relationship, and that's in no small part due to the problems publishers have turning Google searchers into paying customers. Most notably, Google would help[...]

One mistake people make using public Wi-Fi

Sunday  15:51,   20 august 2017
USA TODAY

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: Avoid doing anything you would not want anyone in the world to know on public Wi-Fi. You may think you're safe in that busy café or big-name hotel, but public Wi-Fi is a major[...]

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8 might be available on September 15th

Sunday  15:51,   20 august 2017
The Verge

Samsung is expected to officially unveil its Galaxy Note 8 smartphone on August 23rd at an event in New York City. Blass notes that preorders will come with a 256GB microSD card with a wireless charger, or a 360 degree camera, but that[...]

Aslan – This 3D-printed robotic arm can translate spoken words to sign language

Sunday  15:51,   20 august 2017
International Business Times

Project Aslan - a team from Antwerp - has created a robotic arm that can translate spoken words to sign language, allowing people who are not familiar with the language to communicate with those who need to use it. The project has been[...]

The science of engineering touch

Sunday  12:06,   20 august 2017
PRI

How do you digitize touch?  You may have played video games where the controller shakes and buzzes, heightening the effect of onscreen crashes. In fact, you can find that digital touch sensation — known as haptic technology — in devices[...]

What Would the Solar Eclipse Look Like From the Moon?

Sunday  11:46,   20 august 2017
The Atlantic

<p>A space artist dreamed up the experience in a painting in 1989, nearly three decades before the actual[...]