News: Tech & Science

These robots don't want your job. They want your love.

Sunday  19:50,   19 november 2017
The Washington Post

The robots are coming for a hug. Say hello to Jibo and Kuri.As a tech columnist, I’ve tested all sorts of helpful robots: the kind that vacuum floors, deliver packages or even make martinis. But two arriving in homes now break new ground. They want [...]

NASA Pluto Photos: 5 Gorgeous Images Of The Dwarf Planet

Sunday  19:50,   19 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  15:06,   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[...]

Pentagon left public intelligence gathering data on exposed server

Sunday  11:36,   19 november 2017
Engadget

It was widely available material, but it still raises concerns.A large part of the data includes content that you'd expect the military to scrape, such as news articles and social network posts relating to ISIS as well as politics from hotbeds like[...]

Apple's iMac Pro may have hands-free Siri voice control

Sunday  11:35,   19 november 2017
Engadget

It includes a version of the A10 chip from the iPhone 7.It's possible that the A10 chip is always running, which would represent a break from the custom T1 chip driving the Touch Bar in some recent MacBook Pro models. That would line up with leaks[...]

Google Lens comes to Assistant on Pixel phones

Sunday  11:35,   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  11:35,   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  11:35,   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[...]

Tesla's portable phone-charging battery will complement your Tesla-branded life

Saturday  19:20,   18 november 2017
The Verge

Tesla's had a big week so far with the launch of its ultra fast supercar and its new electric semi truck. The 3,350mAh battery pack is modeled after Tesla’s Supercharger monument at the Tesla Design Studio, which you'd probably[...]

Garmin fitness watches can now pay for things

Saturday  19:20,   18 november 2017
CNET

Garmin Pay competes with on-wrist payments platforms like Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay and Fitbit Pay, but it only works on one watch so far.To use it, you'll need to have a Garmin Vivoactive 3 smartwatch. But you'll also need to have a[...]

Facebook Watch is the ultimate test for social TV

Saturday  17:35,   18 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[...]

Apple pushes back release of HomePod speaker to 2018

Saturday  17:35,   18 november 2017
AFP

Apple said Friday it was delaying until early next year the release of its HomePod speaker set to compete with Amazon's Alexa-powered devices and Google Home as a smart home and music hub. The delay means Apple will miss the key holiday shopping [...]

Thousands of scientists issue bleak 'second notice' to humanity

Saturday  17:35,   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[...]

China Citic, Baidu launch direct bank in fintech push

Saturday  11:22,   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 [...]

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

Saturday  06:50,   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[...]