News: Tech & Science

Review: Google's Pixel 2 Is the Best Android Phone for Anyone Tired of Samsung

Wednesday  06:20,   18 october 2017
Time

The new Pixel phones are getting another handy new feature that Samsung phones have long had: an always-on display. That means that even when the screen is turned off, you’ll be able to see things like the time and notifications. It’s a welcome[...]

2018 Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7 To Feature Thin Bezels

Tuesday  18:15,   17 october 2017
International Business Times

The 2018 Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 will both be adopting the same bezel-less design of the Galaxy S8.The high quality renders for the 2018 Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 were created by Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) in collaboration with[...]

Tracking down a kilonova: The story of how thousands of scientists decoded the year’s biggest discovery

Tuesday  18:06,   17 october 2017
Quartz

This is the backstory to the biggest scientific discovery of 2017.  It began, as most things do these days, with a notification on phones and computers. Scientists working on the LIGO and Virgo collaboration stared at their[...]

The Communist App Store: China’s endless apps for tracking, organizing, and motivating party members

Tuesday  17:50,   17 october 2017
Quartz

China’s Communist Party is getting into app development big time, with dozens of apps to educate and promote social networking among party members hitting the country’s Apple and Android app stores. The party has long put special focus on “party[...]

Google launches advanced Gmail security features for high-risk users

Tuesday  17:50,   17 october 2017
Reuters

Google Inc said on Tuesday that it would roll out an advanced protection program in order to provide stronger security for some users such as government officials and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by hackers. The internet[...]

Wi-Fi has a serious vulnerability. Here's how to stay safe.

Tuesday  17:32,   17 october 2017
Popular Science

The weakness is in the encryption protocol we all use constantly.Here’s what you need to know about the problem, and what to do about[...]

Knots Could Explain Why The Universe Is Three-Dimensional

Tuesday  14:51,   17 october 2017
International Business Times

We all usually take the three dimensions of space for granted, as a fundamental fact of life, but why are there only three, and not more or less?Written by researchers from the United States and Europe, the paper’s opening words are: “Although the[...]

4 Surprising Facts About the Universe We Just Discovered in a Cosmic Breakthrough

Tuesday  14:51,   17 october 2017
Time

News from space always arrives late — and in a discovery announced Monday, that meant 130 million years late.  It was that long ago that two neutron stars in Galaxy NGC 4993, in the Hydra constellation, spiraled in toward one[...]

Pricey high-tech features define new smartphone wars

Tuesday  14:31,   17 october 2017
AFP

The front lines of the battle for smartphone dominance over the coming years have grown clearer after Chinese technology firm Huawei presented an AI-powered phone designed to go head-to-head with Samsung and Apple. Features needed to propel a device [...]

Google Maps ditches misleading walking calorie counter

Tuesday  14:21,   17 october 2017
Engadget

An online backlash prompted the change.Taking note of the negative reaction, Google is now dumping the experiment. It confirmed to Engadget that the update was briefly tested on iOS, and has been abandoned based on user[...]

China’s space station is out of control and will smash into Earth within months

Tuesday  14:21,   17 october 2017
BGR

With regular launches from the likes of SpaceX, fantastic photos of far-away worlds sent straight to Earth by high-tech spacecraft, and the very real discussion of Mars colonization, it's easy to forget that humans aren't actually all that[...]

Qualcomm’s 5G dreams are closer to reality

Tuesday  11:35,   17 october 2017
Engadget

A year after Qualcomm introduced its first 5G modem, the Snapdragon X50, the company is making another next-generation mobile push. Qualcomm announced today that it's made the first 5G data connection using the X50, which reached gigabit speeds[...]

Google's refined Security Checkup identifies account vulnerabilities

Tuesday  11:35,   17 october 2017
Engadget

While Google might soon switch VIPs over to advanced protection in the form of physical keys, the rest of us are fine with typical security practices -- so long as we follow them. To better secure your Google account, the company has a new version[...]

Android co-creator's startup sued over connector technology

Tuesday  11:35,   17 october 2017
Reuters

<p>Two of the best-known names in the smartphone hardware business are squaring off in court over new technology that allows phones to connect to devices like cameras without wires or metal connectors.</p>Privately owned Keyssa Inc, backed by[...]

Netflix adds more subscribers than expected, shares hit record

Tuesday  06:15,   17 october 2017
Reuters

<p>Netflix Inc added more subscribers than expected around the world in the third quarter and projected growth in line with Wall Street forecasts, saying it had a head start on rivals as internet television explodes globally.</p>Shares of the[...]