News: Tech & Science

AI revolution will be all about humans, says Siri trailblazer

Sunday  06:10,   20 august 2017
AFP

For many the idea of mass AI-caused redundancy is terrifying, but Blondeau is pragmatic: humans simply need to rethink careers and education. "The era where you exit the education system at 16, 21, or 24 and that is it, is broadly gone," he[...]

VW's electric microbus will become a reality in 2022

Sunday  06:00,   20 august 2017
Engadget

The ID Buzz won't be stuck in concept car limbo.The EV is primarily targeted at China, Europe and North[...]

Google, Like Facebook, Unfurls Subscription Tool for Publishers

Sunday  05:56,   20 august 2017
Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- Alphabet Inc.’s Google is developing new tools designed to boost subscriptions for news publishers. It follows a similar olive branch from Facebook Inc. to an industry that has seen the digital behemoths take over the online[...]

New malware masquerades as a ride-sharing app

Saturday  20:15,   19 august 2017
TechCrunch

An update to the venerable Faketoken.q Android malware has made it easier for the program to steal your credit card information from ride-sharing apps. Faketoken attacks Russian ride-sharing apps by overlaying text boxes on the credit card[...]

Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

Saturday  20:10,   19 august 2017
Reuters

Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said. The launch of Japan's third geo-positioning satellite is part of its plan to build a version of the U.S. global[...]

Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday's once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

Saturday  20:10,   19 august 2017
Reuters

<p>Twilight will fall at midday on Monday, stars will glimmer and birds will roost in an eerie stillness as millions of Americans and visitors witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States from coast to coast in 99[...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 might be out as soon as September 15th

Saturday  15:10,   19 august 2017
Engadget

For a while after the Note 7 debacle, the fate of Samsung's supersized phone line was uncertain. It soon became pretty clear, though, that the Korean manufacturer isn't killing the name: Samsung is launching the Galaxy Note 8 on August 23rd,[...]

Total solar eclipse 2017: 6 bizarre things that will happen

Saturday  15:10,   19 august 2017
CNET

Things get a little weird during an eclipse. Here are six things to look for."A totally eclipsed sun is 10,000 times fainter than one that is 99 percent covered by the moon," Meg Pickett, astrophysicist and a professor of physics at Lawrence[...]

A hacker leaked the decryption key for Apple's Secure Enclave, severely affecting iOS security

Saturday  11:10,   19 august 2017
International Business Times

A hacker going by the pseudonym xerub has claimed to have leaked the decryption key for Apple's Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) firmware, which could be a massive blow to iOS security. &nbsp;According to Apple, SEP was incorporated into iOS[...]

Star That Survived Supernova Is Flying Through Milky Way

Saturday  10:55,   19 august 2017
International Business Times

This little star might have survived a supernova explosion, but the blast sent it flying through the Milky Way galaxy.A study in the journal Science identified the little star, saying it “is low-mass, is moving quickly and has an unusual[...]

Google adds autoplaying videos to search results on Android

Saturday  10:36,   19 august 2017
The Verge

The next time a video shows up at the top of your Google search results, it might start playing automatically.Google is beginning to add what it calls “video previews” to search results. They’ll start out on Android, where they’ll appear for[...]

Google adds autoplaying videos to search results on Android

Saturday  10:35,   19 august 2017
The Verge

The next time a video shows up at the top of your Google search results, it might start playing automatically.Google is beginning to add what it calls “video previews” to search results. They’ll start out on Android, where they’ll appear for[...]

China opens its first 'cyber court'

Saturday  05:40,   19 august 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

China's first "cyber court" was launched on Friday to settle online disputes, as the legal system attempts to keep up with the explosion of mobile payment and e-commerce. &nbsp;Residents of the eastern city of Hangzhou -- home to[...]

Blasts From the Past: Stepping Inside Japan's Retro Gaming Shops

Saturday  05:20,   19 august 2017
Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- Nothing sells like nostalgia. Renewed interest in vintage Japanese video games is drawing buyers to the country’s online markets and retro gaming shops. While enthusiasts have collected old titles for years, even casual gamers are now [...]

Essential Phone hands-on: Bold, beautiful, very first-gen

Saturday  05:10,   19 august 2017
CNET

<p>Runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat at launch with guaranteed Android updates for two years and monthly security updates for three years.&nbsp;</p>Let's start by saying that, based on the couple days I've spent with it so far, it's a beautiful[...]