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Sony's portable projector tech displays perfect images on curved surfaces

Wednesday  15:56,   18 july 2018
engadget

The future of portable projectors just got a whole lot clearer, as Sony launches two bits of tech that will give gives portable projectors both HD capabilities and the ability to provide a distortion-free picture even on curved[...]
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Google hit with record $5 billion EU antitrust fine

Wednesday  15:56,   18 july 2018
reuters

<p>EU regulators hit Google with a record 4.34 billion euros ($5 billion) antitrust fine on Wednesday for using its Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals.</p>The penalty is nearly double the previous record of 2.4 billion euros [...]

Instagram test lets public accounts remove followers

Wednesday  15:46,   18 july 2018
engadget

<p>Instagram has confirmed that it's testing an option to remove followers while maintaining a public account.</p>It's easy to see why you'd want the option with a public account. You may not want an ex or former friend commenting on[...]

Nearly a billion emojis sent each day on Facebook Messenger

Wednesday  15:31,   18 july 2018
msn

For World Emoji Day, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, Facebook has revealed that more than 900 million emojis are sent every day, without text, on Messenger. The top five most-used emojis on Facebook Messenger are, in order, the crying with laughter face,[...]

Skype is getting a call recording feature nearly 15 years after it launched

Wednesday  11:30,   18 july 2018
msn

Call recording available later this monthLater this month, Skype will be updated to include built-in call recording. The new feature will be cloud-based, allowing you to access Skype call recordings across devices including Windows, Mac, iOS,[...]

Google Cloud issue causes outages for Snapchat, Spotify and others

Wednesday  11:30,   18 july 2018
cnet

The company quickly rolled out a fix, and says the issue has been resolved for all users.At 12:34 p.m. PT, Google said on its Cloud Status Dashboard that it was "investigating a problem with Google Cloud Global Loadbalancers returning[...]

Astronomers Discover 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

Wednesday  11:30,   18 july 2018
mentalfloss

The planet now has 79 moons in total.A team of astronomers led by Scott S. Sheppard of the Carnegie Institute for Science confirmed the existence of 12 additional moons of Jupiter, 11 of which are “normal” outer moons, according to a statement from[...]

Google Assistant’s new visual overlay answers questions before you ask

Wednesday  11:30,   18 july 2018
msn

Google is rolling out a new visual overlay for Assistant that provides a snapshot of your day. It’ll proactively feed you information relevant to your schedule, location, habits, and more. It’s like a personal search engine that answers questions[...]

Scientists learn to repair human bones by studying coral reefs

Tuesday  15:46,   17 july 2018
popsci

Protecting corals from climate change could save lives.Unfortunately, coral skeletons are made of calcium carbonite, which breaks down in the human body before new bone can grow on it, so it can’t be used as-is. While researchers have developed a[...]

Are You Using Your Favorite Emojis Right?

Tuesday  15:46,   17 july 2018
ibtimes

Here’s a little refresher course.The best way to show your appreciation is by learning what your favorite emojis actually mean and how they’re supposed to be used, according to one of the largest emoticon databases,[...]

The weather looks fine on this nearby Earth-like planet

Tuesday  15:46,   17 july 2018
cnet

Ross 128 b is the second-closest rocky planet beyond our solar system, but it may be the nearest exoplanet worth checking for aliens.While the nearest star beyond our sun, Proxima Centauri, appears to blast its only known planet with nasty[...]

IBM seeks $167 million from Groupon in dispute over early internet patents

Tuesday  15:46,   17 july 2018
reuters

<p>International Business Machines Corp on Monday asked a U.S. jury to award it $167 million in a lawsuit accusing e-commerce marketplace operator Groupon Inc of using patented technology without authorization.</p>IBM lawyer John Desmarais[...]

Scientists develop the world's first 3D color X-rays

Tuesday  11:00,   17 july 2018
engadget

A New Zealand company has generated the first 3D color X-Ray images of the human body by using an advanced medical scanner. The scanner utilizes CERN's Medipix3 technology and has been in development for a decade. It's able to produce high[...]

Instapaper buys itself back from Pinterest

Tuesday  11:00,   17 july 2018
engadget

Back in 2013, developer Marco Arment sold his popular read-it-later app Instapaper to Betaworks, the company that had previously acquired Digg.&nbsp;Two years ago, Pinterest bought the little company to "accelerate discovering and saving[...]

Here's what to expect from the Samsung Galaxy S10, including a new feature you won't find on iPhones

Tuesday  11:00,   17 july 2018
techinsider.io

Samsung's Galaxy S10 lineup is expected to be composed of three models when it launches next year, according to a well-known research analyst.He believes the S10 lineup, which is usually launched in the spring, will come with three models: one[...]