News: Tech & Science

Qualcomm's new chip brings ultra-wide screens to mid-range phones

Tuesday  06:15,   17 october 2017
Engadget

Ultra-wide screens are hot stuff on smartphones these days, but there still isn't a whole lot of choice: you tend to either spring for the high end or make do with budget models. Logically, there's some added power under the hood to[...]

Get ready for 'unlimited data' of 5G networks in 2019

Tuesday  06:15,   17 october 2017
CNET

Next-generation networks will be capacious enough to ease worries over your monthly data cap. But self-driving cars have to wait a bit longer.Next-generation mobile networks will be able to accommodate a lot more people and a lot more data as[...]

Neutron star smash-up the 'discovery of a lifetime'

Monday  21:05,   16 october 2017
AFP

"Truly a eureka moment", "Everything I ever hoped for", "A dream come true" -- Normally restrained scientists reached for the stars Monday to describe the feelings that accompany a "once-in-a-lifetime"[...]

Planet Nine Could Be Our Solar System's Missing 'Super Earth'

Monday  18:00,   16 october 2017
MSN

Planet Nine is out there, and astronomers are determined to find it, according to a new statement from NASA. The hypothetical planet is believed to be about 10 times more massive than Earth and located in the dark, outer reaches of the[...]

Drone hits commercial aircraft over Canada

Monday  18:00,   16 october 2017
CNET

Commentary: The Canadian Minister of Transport says the drone was flying out of legal limits.In a statement issued on Sunday, Marc Garneau revealed that on Thursday, a Skyjet flight was struck by a drone as it approached Jean Lesage International[...]

Huawei aims to challenge Apple and Samsung on technology as well as price

Monday  18:00,   16 october 2017
Reuters

China's Huawei has unveiled a new line of smartphones that match or even improve on key features offered by Apple or Samsung while undercutting their rivals on price. Huawei aims to distinguish itself through technological advances that will put [...]

Russia Plans Its Own 'CryptoRuble' Cryptocurrency

Monday  18:00,   16 october 2017
Newsweek

CryptoCurrency can be exchanged directly for Russian rubles.Similar to bitcoin, the CryptoRuble cryptocurrency will be underpinned by a online ledger known as a blockchain. Unlike bitcoin, however, it will not be possible for people to mine the[...]

Google vs Apple vs Samsung: who came out on top in 2017?

Monday  17:21,   16 october 2017
T3

The big three, head to[...]

Everything that might be slowing your Wi-Fi down

Monday  16:10,   16 october 2017
T3

Everyone loves fast Wi-Fi, but unless you're perched on a stool right next to your router you might not get the speeds you're expecting. So what's the problem? Some are obvious, like the three floors that lie between you and[...]

Virtually every WiFi router affected by WPA2 security flaw

Monday  15:57,   16 october 2017
Engadget

Researchers have discovered a key flaw in the WPA2 WiFi encryption protocol that could allow hackers to intercept your credit card numbers, passwords, photos and more.Attackers create a script that finds a WPA2 network, then make a carbon copy of it [...]

What is Hyperloop? The 700mph subsonic train explained

Monday  15:56,   16 october 2017
Pocket-lint

What is Hyperloop? The 700mph subsonic train explained image 3 What is Hyperloop?Hyperloop is essentially a train system that Musk calls "a cross between a Concorde, a railgun, and an air hockey table". It's based on the very high-speed transit[...]

Spiral Galaxies Merge To Form Cosmic Spindles

Monday  14:52,   16 october 2017
International Business Times

Only 20 of the unusually shaped spindle galaxies have been observed so far, while spiral disk — like our own Milky Way — are far more common in the universe.Only a dozen of these spindle-shaped curiosities had been observed till recently, but eight[...]

How Are Planets Made? Scientists Get Closer to Answer

Monday  14:51,   16 october 2017
Newsweek

The key is in how rings of dust around young stars behave.They know that young stars are surrounded by huge disks of dust and gas, and many researchers believe that, gradually, this material either drifts away or comes together to form into planets[...]

41 percent of Android phones are vulnerable to 'devastating' Wi-Fi attack

Monday  14:30,   16 october 2017
The Verge

Every Wi-Fi device affected by some variant of attackIntercepting traffic lets attackers read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted, and hackers don’t need to even crack a Wi-Fi password to achieve this. The vulnerability[...]

Apple Leak Reveals Massive New iPhone Cancellation

Monday  14:10,   16 october 2017
Forbes

New iPhones will suffer from arguably Apple's most controversial cancellation in yearsIn a report obtained by Macrumors, Kuo states that Apple has decided to “abandon” the much loved Touch ID fingerprint sensor and it will not feature in any of[...]