News: Tech & Science

The Honor 10 is exactly the budget Huawei P20 Pro we were expecting

Wednesday  15:10,   16 may 2018
theverge

Honor, Huawei’s sub-brand that happens to have its own CEO, is out with a new Android flagship today, and it’s a lovely, more budget-friendly reinterpretation of the Huawei P20 Pro. The new Honor 10 exhibits the same design philosophy as the P20[...]

HTC is launching a blockchain-powered phone

Wednesday  15:10,   16 may 2018
msn

HTC is developing a new Android phone that will be powered by blockchain technology. The phone, named Exodus, will feature a universal wallet and a built-in secure hardware enclave to support cryptocurrencies and decentralized[...]

Twitter will hide tweets from annoying trolls

Wednesday  10:22,   16 may 2018
engadget

In March, Twitter announced that it would be working harder to encourage open, healthy, civil conversations on its platform and it asked outside experts to weigh in on the best way to do[...]

WhatsApp rolls out new group chat features

Wednesday  10:22,   16 may 2018
reuters

Messaging service WhatsApp rolled out new group-chat features on Tuesday, including more controls for administrators as well as regular group members. Users can now leave a group permanently to avoid being repeatedly added back after they have left, [...]

Facebook deleted 583 million fake accounts in the first three months of 2018

Wednesday  10:22,   16 may 2018
cnet

That's more than a quarter of Facebook's 2.2 billion monthly active users.The social network released its Community Standards Enforcement Report for the first time on Tuesday, detailing how many spam posts it's deleted and how many fake[...]

YouTube TV turns on 'voice remote' feature for some users

Tuesday  15:20,   15 may 2018
engadget

YouTube TV and Google Home have worked together to give you voice control over your live TV since last October. First spotted by Android Police, the feature does not require an app update, but is only showing up to some[...]

Fujifilm made its first ever square format analog Instax camera

Tuesday  15:20,   15 may 2018
theverge

Fujifilm is announcing a square format analog Instax camera, and it sounds like a cute novelty gift to whip out at the dinner table. The Instax Square SQ6 has an auto-exposure control feature so that you don’t have to manually tweak the[...]

Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation

Tuesday  11:11,   15 may 2018
reuters

Facebook Inc (FB.O) has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica. The apps were[...]

Google will make its paid storage plans cheaper

Tuesday  11:11,   15 may 2018
theverge

Google is rolling out new changes to its storage plans that include a new, low-cost storage plan and half off the price of its 2TB storage option, the company announced today. Google One will get a new $2.99 a month option that gets you[...]

Facebook adds option to report conversations in Messenger following widespread criticism

Tuesday  11:11,   15 may 2018
techcrunch

In reaction to criticism around the use of Messenger in some countries worldwide, particularly Myanmar, Facebook has introduced new tools that it allow users of the app to report conversations that violate its community standards. A new tab inside[...]

Europa's plumes make Jupiter moon a prime candidate for life

Tuesday  11:11,   15 may 2018
reuters

<p>A new look at old data is giving scientists a fresh reason to view Europa, a moon of Jupiter, as a leading candidate in the search for life beyond Earth, with evidence of water plumes shooting into space.</p>A new look at old data is giving [...]

Lenovo teases what might be the first true ‘all screen’ phone

Monday  15:35,   14 may 2018
theverge

Lenovo teases what might be the first true ‘all screen’ phoneThe sketch of the upcoming Lenovo Z5 follows the earlier release of a partial image alongside a claim that the phone would feature an impressive screen-to-body-ratio of 95 percent. Cheng[...]

OnePlus 6 leak reveals more of its glass-centric design

Monday  15:30,   14 may 2018
engadget

OnePlus has been dribbling out details of its next phone for weeks on end, but one retailer may have revealed more than OnePlus was ready to show.&nbsp;WinFuture spotted an Amazon Germany listing (since removed) for the OnePlus 6 that[...]

I asked Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant if they're spying on me — here's what they said

Monday  15:29,   14 may 2018
cnbc

I asked Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant if they are spying on me. Here's what each voice assistant had to say.All three companies have said the assistants are not listening all the time, but only listen for a wake word — or perhaps hidden[...]

Asteroid Set to Skim Past Earth Tuesday

Monday  15:29,   14 may 2018
newsweek

The asteroid was mysteriously "lost" to astronomers for a number of years.Estimated to stretch about 170-400 feet across, asteroid 2010 WC9 should pass at about half the distance to the Moon at its closest approach at 6:05 p.m. ET.[...]