News: Tech & Science

New hack threat may be hiding in your movie's subtitles

Friday  13:11,   26 may 2017
CNET

Malicious code inserted into subtitle files downloaded from movie subtitle databases could be used to hijack your device, researchers warn.A newfound vulnerability could let hackers take control of your gadget through malicious code inserted into[...]

iOS 11: what to expect in Apple's next big mobile update

Friday  13:11,   26 may 2017
T3

News, release dates, and rumours about iOS 11iOS 11 is rumoured to bring a host of improvements and new features, from a smart Siri to power saving improvements, and the fabled 'Dark Mode'. Maybe Apple has a big surprise up its sleeve as well,[...]

Android exploit adds secret, thieving layers to your phone

Friday  07:53,   26 may 2017
Engadget

Google is aware of the[...]

The far-fetched but fascinating case for aliens from Trappist-1

Friday  07:53,   26 may 2017
CNET

Could the system of seven Earth-size planets 40 light-years away host ETs? Some researchers argue they could some day, if they don't already.While there's no evidence of intelligent life in the system, some of the latest research makes the case[...]

Samsung Wants To Put A Camera On A Smartwatch

Friday  07:52,   26 may 2017
International Business Times

A newly discovered patent filed by Samsung shows a circular smartwatch with a camera right in the middle of its display.Samsung filed for the patents back in November 2016, but they were only published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office[...]

Robot uses machine-learning to grab objects on the first try

Friday  07:51,   26 may 2017
Engadget

And it’s successful 98 percent of the time.The robot is connected to a 3D sensor and a deep-learning neural network to which researchers fed images of objects. They included information about the objects' shapes, visual appearances and the physics[...]

Jupiter Is Much Stranger Than Scientists Thought

Friday  07:51,   26 may 2017
The Atlantic

<p>The Juno spacecraft has made several close flybys of the gas giant, revealing massive cyclones—and other weird features beneath its[...]

HTC’s new Link VR headset pairs with its U11 smartphone

Friday  07:51,   26 may 2017
The Verge

HTC is unveiling a new VR headset today, designed to work with the company’s latest U11 smartphone. The new HTC Link includes six degrees-of-freedom tracking, a first for a smartphone-based VR headset, and appears to use an external camera sensor[...]

Friendly social network Imzy is shutting down

Friday  07:51,   26 may 2017
The Verge

Imzy, the friendly social network launched late last year, is shutting down.&nbsp;“We’ve loved getting to know all of you and seeing you build communities and make new friends,” wrote McComas. “Unfortunately, we were not able to find our place[...]

Newly discovered vulnerability raises fears of another WannaCry

Thursday  19:01,   25 may 2017
Reuters

A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide.The U.S. Department of Homeland[...]

The Contrived Likeness Of Humanoid Robots

Thursday  11:20,   25 may 2017
Forbes

When it comes to humanlike robots, appearances are everything. In 1970 Masahiro Mori, a Japanese engineering professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, proposed the “Uncanny Valley” hypothesis. By using a mathematical function, Mori theorized[...]

Google AI AlphaGo wins again, leaves humans in the dust

Thursday  11:10,   25 may 2017
CNET

AlphaGo has taken out two of three matches against human Go champion Ke Jie.The human gave it his all. "Incredible," wrote DeepMind founder and CEO Demis Hassabis on Twitter while the match was underway. "According to #AlphaGo evaluations Ke Jie is[...]

Google AI AlphaGo wins again, leaves humans in the dust

Thursday  11:10,   25 may 2017
CNET

AlphaGo has taken out two of three matches against human Go champion Ke Jie.The human gave it his all. "Incredible," wrote DeepMind founder and CEO Demis Hassabis on Twitter while the match was underway. "According to #AlphaGo evaluations Ke Jie is[...]

Twitter Apple TV App Now Supports Live 360-Degree Videos

Thursday  10:56,   25 may 2017
International Business Times

Twitter's Apple TV app let's you watch live 360-degree videos from around the world.The social media platform announced Wednesday its Apple TV app now supports live 360-degree video streaming and is also adding Periscope Global Map, which[...]

Twitter Apple TV App Now Supports Live 360-Degree Videos

Thursday  10:56,   25 may 2017
International Business Times

Twitter's Apple TV app let's you watch live 360-degree videos from around the world.The social media platform announced Wednesday its Apple TV app now supports live 360-degree video streaming and is also adding Periscope Global Map,[...]