News: Tech & Science

YouTube gives creators a way to flag stolen videos

Thursday  15:45,   12 july 2018
engadget

YouTube keeps a watch over the millions of videos on its service, making sure that they don't violate copyright or community standards. The company removed 8.3 million videos for community guidelines violations in the last quarter of 2017. It[...]
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Longest total lunar eclipse of the century to turn the Moon red this month

Thursday  10:21,   12 july 2018
cnet

The next "blood Moon" is set to take place July 27, if you happen to be on the right part of the globe to catch it.A total lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth and moon are in a line, casting the reddish-orange shadow of our planet[...]

Pandora users can share music to their Snapchat stories

Thursday  10:21,   12 july 2018
engadget

Pandora was one of the first to announce its partnership with Snap, and now the music streaming service is all set for its users to start sharing in Snapchat Stories. The feature is only iOS for now — an Android version is expected in the coming[...]

Google now refers to its different Assistant voices using colors

Thursday  10:11,   12 july 2018
msn

Google is issuing an update to its Assistant service and mobile app today that will assign colors to its various artificial intelligence voice options. The change will be rolling out starting today and continue through the week, for users in the US [...]

Uber lays off roughly 100 workers in its self-driving team

Thursday  10:10,   12 july 2018
engadget

Uber is scaling back its self-driving team in the wake of the fatal Arizona crash and the subsequent shutdown of its autonomous operations. Some of those affected might still have jobs. They apply for 55 new mission specialist positions,[...]

Moment adds 'pro' shooting features to its iOS and Android camera apps

Thursday  10:10,   12 july 2018
msn

The new "Pro" features are available as a $2 in-app purchase on iOS or as part of the flat $2 price for the app on Android. Buying them allows you to lock in ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and other manual controls. The app also[...]

Sony announces its Xperia XA2 Plus, a phone to ‘entertain’

Thursday  10:10,   12 july 2018
msn

Lots of companies seem to think their phones are the best for content consumption, and that’s a fine way to market a device. What does Sony consider specs worthy of entertainment, and how do we feel about them? Primarily, the phone features [...]

How Apple's app store changed our world

Wednesday  16:08,   11 july 2018
msn

A decade ago, Apple opened a store peddling iPhone apps, unlocking the creativity of software developers and letting users truly make their mobile devices their own. The resulting explosion of phone apps — there are now more than 2 million for the[...]

Ex-Apple employee arrested with stash of self-driving car secrets

Wednesday  16:08,   11 july 2018
engadget

In a world where everyone wants a piece of the growing self-driving industry, we might have to get used to reports of betrayal and trade secret theft. According to Bloomberg, Zhang admitted that he downloaded Apple's driverless car files,[...]

Nearby Exoplanet Could Potentially Support Life

Wednesday  16:08,   11 july 2018
newsweek

Ross 128 b is located "just" 11 light-years from Earth.Now, research published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters has revealed several characteristics of Ross 128 b—the second closest exoplanet to Earth—which strengthen the case that the [...]

Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ to share this iPhone-beating secret weapon

Wednesday  16:08,   11 july 2018
t3

The Samsung Galaxy S10 will be equipped with a triple rear camera system, just like the one reportedly coming to the Galaxy S10+. The news, which comes from South Korean news site The Bell, comes mere days after reports indicated that[...]

Facebook uses newspaper ads to warn WhatsApp users about fake news

Wednesday  11:07,   11 july 2018
engadget

The devastating consequences of fake news are apparent around the world, but in recent times India has felt them most keenly, with the spread of misinformation resulting in the deaths of 12 people in the last two months. This week, Facebook [...]

Samsung planning white Galaxy Tab S4?

Wednesday  11:07,   11 july 2018
cnet

Prolific leaker Evan Blass has something you may want to see.The upcoming tablet, which is widely expected to be revealed this month, will be available in white, according to an image posted Tuesday evening on Twitter by prolific leaker Evan Blass.[...]

HTC's blockchain 'Exodus' phone launches this fall

Wednesday  11:07,   11 july 2018
engadget

In May HTC announced plans for a blockchain-focused mobile device and now development is far enough along to say that its Exodus will arrive in Q3 of this year. A website is active and taking signups for more information, promising "the[...]

Instagram adds the questions sticker, a new way to poll your friends

Wednesday  11:06,   11 july 2018
msn

In October, Instagram added a polling feature to its ephemeral stories. Instagram says it’s “a way to start conversations during moments when you don’t necessarily have a photo or video to share.” In other words, it’s a way to ensure that[...]