News: Tech & Science

Google will introduce the next version of Android on Monday

Friday  20:40,   18 august 2017
CNBC

We already know at least one cool feature it will have.Google already talked a lot about what's coming in this version, which has been known as "Android O" until now as it has progressed through beta testing. One of the biggest changes that has[...]

Google Home's voice controls now work with free Spotify accounts

Friday  20:40,   18 august 2017
Engadget

If you're a Google Home user without a paid Spotify account, your use of the service on Home has been limited. Up until now, Spotify has only integrated with Home for paid accounts. But at I/O, Google announced that would change; free Spotify[...]

Apple's iOS 11 update comes with a secret 'cop button' to disable Touch ID in a hurry

Friday  17:10,   18 august 2017
International Business Times

A so-called 'cop button' has been added to the iPhone's latest iOS operating system – iOS 11 – which lets users discreetly turn off the Touch ID fingerprint reader in a few simple taps, a move that some believe could thwart devices from[...]

Another Galaxy Note has its batteries recalled, but this time it isn't Samsung's fault

Friday  16:35,   18 august 2017
CNET

A recall on some of the batteries found in Note 4 devices echoes last year's Note 7 recall. Here's what to do if your phone is one of them.It doesn't take much to see the parallels between this and last year's Galaxy Note 7 recall. Last year [...]

NASA is saving us all from Yellowstone supervolcano

Friday  14:10,   18 august 2017
Alphr

A gargantuan magna chamber lies beneath Yellowstone National Park, but NASA’s on the caseRight now, there are about 20 known supervolcanoes on the planet. And although their major eruptions only occur once every 100,000 years, the consequences could [...]

What is Pulse Wave? Hackers devise new DDoS attack technique aimed at boosting scale of assaults

Friday  13:50,   18 august 2017
International Business Times

<p>The new attack method allows hackers to shut down targets' networks for longer periods while simultaneously conducting attacks on multiple targets.</p>The new attacks may render traditional DDoS mitigation tactics useless, experts say.[...]

How secure is your car? Unpatchable flaw lets attackers disable safety features

Friday  13:26,   18 august 2017
ZDNet

A vehicle hack can disable safety features on most modern cars by posing as a faulty electronic component.Because it's a design flaw affecting the CAN bus messaging protocol standard used in CAN controller chips, the vulnerability can't simply be[...]

Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka resigns, cites recent 'drumbeat of distractions'

Friday  11:36,   18 august 2017
Reuters

Infosys Ltd, in a surprise announcement, said Vishal Sikka has resigned as CEO citing a stream of distractions and disruptions in recent months.U.B. Pravin Rao, Infosys' chief operating officer, was named interim managing director and chief[...]

Kalanick calls investor suit a 'public and personal attack'

Friday  11:30,   18 august 2017
CNET

Uber's former CEO says he was victim of an "ambush" after the accidental death of his mother.Kalanick leveled the charge late Monday in a response to a lawsuit filed earlier this month in Delaware Chancery Court by venture capital firm [...]

Clouds On Brown Dwarfs Move In Mysterious Ways

Friday  11:00,   18 august 2017
International Business Times

Clouds move in strange ways on brown dwarfs, the things in space that are halfway between a star and a planet.NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said waves of atmosphere could be causing particles to move above the surface of a brown dwarf, which in[...]

Drones will fly into the path of the eclipse to study weather

Friday  10:40,   18 august 2017
Popular Science

As the sky does dark, robots will conduct atmospheric science. &nbsp;This flight is part of the broader “Collaboration Leading Operational Unmanned Development for Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics” (CLOUD MAP) project, where four universities [...]

AI creates fictional scenes out of real-life photos

Friday  06:00,   18 august 2017
Engadget

It’s paint by numbers for creating dreamy worlds.AI's not quite ready to build photorealistic worlds on its own. But it's getting pretty[...]

'Jellyfish' Galaxies Reveal Feeding Habits of Monster Black Holes

Friday  05:50,   18 august 2017
MSN

Glowing "jellyfish" galaxies have revealed a new way to power some of the most powerful objects in the universe. &nbsp;While most galaxies, including the Milky Way, hide massive black holes at their centers, only a few produce enough[...]

Facebook will soon purge video clickbait from the News Feed

Friday  05:40,   18 august 2017
The Verge

Facebook has announced two new updates that will limit video clickbait posts from appearing in the News Feed. The posts being targeted are those that have fake video play buttons embedded into an image, and videos of a static image. Facebook’s[...]

Google tests a version of its Search app for data-lacking locales

Thursday  19:40,   17 august 2017
Engadget

Google is testing a lite version of its search app in Indonesia, according to reports from Android Police. The company placed ads on Facebook in the country inviting users to try out the app, which is being called "Search (Test App)" for now. This[...]