News: Tech & Science

Is Apple planning to kill the original iPhone X?

Monday  14:45,   22 january 2018
Alphr

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Inside Amazon's surveillance-powered no-checkout convenience store

Monday  14:39,   22 january 2018
TechCrunch

Mainly the system is made up of dozens and dozens of camera units mounted to the ceiling, covering and recovering every square inch of the store from multiple angles. I'd guess there are maybe a hundred or so in the  store I visited, which was[...]

Facebook to open digital training hubs in Europe

Monday  10:52,   22 january 2018
Reuters

<p>Facebook said on Monday it will open three new centers in Europe to train people in digital skills and committed to training one million people over the next two years, part of the social media giant's drive to show its contribution to the [...]

Google's Gboard debuts a quick way to create reaction GIFs

Monday  10:51,   22 january 2018
Engadget

Google's Gboard for iOS is lagging a bit behind its Android counterpart, but a new update for iPhone users comes with a game changer. As The Verge has noticed, its dedicated GIF-maker button is no longer hidden at the bottom and now has a more[...]

Selfie app Snow, once a Snapchat clone, raises $50M from SoftBank and Sequoia China

Monday  09:45,   22 january 2018
TechCrunch

It's been a while since we heard from Snow, the Snapchat clone app in Asia that Facebook once tried to buy, but today the company behind it has scooped up a $50 million investment from SoftBank and Sequoia China.&nbsp;Snow was started by[...]

Addicted to your smartphone? Now there's an app for that.

Monday  07:00,   22 january 2018
The Washington Post

The new humblebrag: ‘I’m not looking at my smartphone’The media tycoon turned wellness entrepreneur wants to keep you out of your phone, too, with a new app called Thrive. Its goal is to make it cool for a generation hooked on smartphones to[...]

Speedy DNA nanorobot could lead to molecular factories

Monday  07:00,   22 january 2018
Engadget

DNA-based robots promise all kinds of microscopic machinery, but there's a major obstacle: they're slow.&nbsp;You see, DNA molecules have negative charges as a matter of course. Researchers found that they could quickly and accurately[...]

Amazon's checkout-free store opens to the public January 22nd

Monday  07:00,   22 january 2018
Engadget

Amazon's bid to automate the convenience store is finally ready for the public.&nbsp;Don't expect to buy everything you'd normally find in a convenience store. Recode likens it to a more elaborate Pret A Manger with ready-to-eat meals as[...]

Rocket Lab successfully sends rocket into orbit

Sunday  14:10,   21 january 2018
AFP

Aerospace company Rocket Lab said Sunday it had successfully fired a rocket into orbit for the first time from its New Zealand launch base.&nbsp;"Electron is orbital. Successful payload deployment," the company[...]

Relax, sleep and workout better in 2018, with these new apps and devices

Sunday  14:10,   21 january 2018
USA TODAY

It's almost February, so how bout those resolutions?If you’re human, you might’ve fallen off the bandwagon already – especially if your goal this year was to lose weight, get fit, be less stressed, or sleep[...]

How Did the Milky Way Get Its Bulge? Fast-Moving Stars May Hold Clues

Sunday  14:10,   21 january 2018
MSN

Sun-like stars in the Milky Way galaxy's central hub are zipping along at different speeds depending on how they are made.Researchers looking at the bulge of stars near the Milky Way's center found that stars rich in heavier elements — those[...]

Italy is drawing Samsung into Apple's battery battles

Sunday  13:15,   21 january 2018
The Washington Post

Samsung denies it's slowing down phones, as it faces an investigation from Italian officials. Officials are also looking into Apple's behavior.This is the first time Samsung has faced this[...]

Audi smart home battery grid creates a 'virtual power plant'

Sunday  09:50,   21 january 2018
Engadget

EV drivers could join forces to help balance power demand.The trial is limited to both Audi's home of Ingolstadt as well as the Zurich area. There's no mention of how long it will run or how likely it is the pilot will[...]

20 handy things you didn’t know Google Photos could do

Sunday  09:50,   21 january 2018
USA TODAY

Unlimited backups for all your photos, build a photo book, make an animation.Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, organize, and share your thousands of images. Most impressive of all, you can[...]

Using your smartphone is better with a stylus

Saturday  13:51,   20 january 2018
Popular Science

We're bringing stylus back (yeah).&nbsp;Once we make our case, you can pick up a stylus-equipped handset, like a member of Samsung's Galaxy Note series, or buy a cheap third-party stylus to use with your current device. Most of the latter,[...]