News: Tech & Science

Canon adds a DSLR-size sensor to its most stylish pocket camera

Monday  11:25,   16 october 2017
The Verge

Canon is taking the image sensor used in its best prosumer camera — the 80D — and putting it in an all new, more portable shooter called the Powershot G1X Mark III. Featuring a built-in 24-72mm, f2.8-5.6 zoom lens, the new camera hits the shelves[...]

Artificial pancreas uses your phone to counter diabetes

Monday  11:25,   16 october 2017
Engadget

If you live with type 1 diabetes, you have to constantly keep track of your blood sugar levels and give yourself just the right amount of insulin. It's arduous, and more than a little frightening when you know that the wrong dose could have[...]

Android's 'instant' apps are now leaner and faster

Monday  11:25,   16 october 2017
Engadget

Right now, Google's instant Android apps don't quite live up to their billing. Also, you stand a better chance of keeping that instant app data if you decide to install the full thing. Where you previously needed Android Oreo to[...]

Canon adds a DSLR-size sensor to its most stylish pocket camera

Monday  11:25,   16 october 2017
The Verge

Canon is taking the image sensor used in its best prosumer camera — the 80D — and putting it in an all new, more portable shooter called the Powershot G1X Mark III. Featuring a built-in 24-72mm, f2.8-5.6 zoom lens, the new camera hits the shelves[...]

Artificial pancreas uses your phone to counter diabetes

Monday  11:24,   16 october 2017
Engadget

If you live with type 1 diabetes, you have to constantly keep track of your blood sugar levels and give yourself just the right amount of insulin. It's arduous, and more than a little frightening when you know that the wrong dose could have[...]

Five signs your laptop is in trouble—and how to fix them

Monday  06:05,   16 october 2017
Popular Science

<p>Keep an eye out for these red flags.</p>Many of our recommended solutions involve a thorough malware scan. If you haven't already installed antivirus and antimalware programs on your system, do that now. You can rely on the build-in Windows [...]

Gen 3 Pokémon Are Confirmed For Pokémon GO's Halloween Event

Monday  06:05,   16 october 2017
Forbes

Pokemon GO is getting Gen 3 at last, as the Pokemon will be arriving in the game's Halloween event. But all of them? That remains to be seen.Extracted via a datamine of the most recent patch, the art shows a number of Gen 3 Pokémon that are[...]

Nasa's new X3 ion thruster engine could carry humans to deep space

Monday  05:50,   16 october 2017
International Business Times

X3 has been designed by researchers at the University of Michigan in collaboration with Nasa and the US Air Force.The technology is on the right track to enable its use in full-sized, manned space missions in less than 20 years, reports Space.com.[...]

Far, Far Away! Glowing Object's Measurement Sets Milky Way Distance Record

Sunday  17:20,   15 october 2017
MSN

<p>The researchers used a system of 10 radio telescopes in New Mexico called the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to pinpoint the distance to the glowing, star-forming region.</p>The researchers used a system of 10 radio telescopes in New[...]

Bitcoin Competitors Are Being Built in Ex-Google Coders' Laptops

Sunday  17:20,   15 october 2017
Bloomberg

Bitcoin’s seemingly unstoppable surge to record highs isn’t deterring competitors. Former Silicon Valley developers are working on at least two new versions of the digital currency. Basecoin is seeking to solve bitcoin’s volatility with a team of[...]

OnePlus limits the data it collects from your phone

Sunday  13:40,   15 october 2017
Engadget

It's addressing worries that it's gathering sensitive info for no reason.Pei stressed that OnePlus isn't sharing the data third parties. The user analytics are to understand and improve your experience, he said, while device info is useful[...]

After boycott, Twitter pledges to introduce new anti-abuse rules

Sunday  13:15,   15 october 2017
The Verge

Yesterday, some Twitter users began a 24 hour boycott of the social media platform after the company suspended actress Rose McGowan’s account. Twitter has taken notice, and last night, CEO Jack Dorsey pledged that it will take a “more aggressive[...]

Steam will support VR in very large rooms

Sunday  13:15,   15 october 2017
Engadget

So long as you have enough tracking stations, that is.The company is looking at support for even more tracking stations and thus a larger space, but it doesn't have a timetable to offer. Don't expect to run around a warehouse-sized VR environment,[...]

3 Reasons Why We Are Addicted To Smartphones

Saturday  19:50,   14 october 2017
International Business Times

Why we love our phones so much might be related to our basic yearnings as human beings, explains a scholar, who is also a pastor.The much-anticipated product launch was followed by millions who watched the event via livestream and on internet[...]

Apple might ditch Touch ID altogether for next year’s iPhones

Saturday  19:50,   14 october 2017
The Verge

It’s a little early to put much credibility in rumors about the next iPhones coming in 2018. But KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has established a strong track record of Apple hardware forecasts, says that the company is likely to[...]