News: Tech & Science

Apple Maps gets transit mode for Paris

Monday  10:21,   24 april 2017
TechCrunch

Apple is finally adding transit options to its Maps app for the city of Paris. Starting today, you can use Apple Maps to calculate itineraries using public transportation.You’ll find subway, RER and bus lines, and even Transilien lines. Just like in [...]

The incredible evolution of supercomputers' powers, from 1946 to today

Monday  10:21,   24 april 2017
Popular Science

The first supercomputer went live in 1965. Since then, the computing power of these mega machines has grown exponentially. The first su Since then, the computing power of these mega machines has grown exponentially.Engineers measured early[...]

Robocaller bait: Your old, recycled phone numbers

Monday  10:21,   24 april 2017
USA TODAY

Thousands of telephone lines sit o­­­n a Federal Trade Commission “honeypot” computer, answering and trapping incoming calls, and capturing caller IDs and voice recordings. Many of the telephone numbers used in this technological trap were abandoned [...]

A 3D-printed patch could help you recover from a heart attack

Monday  08:20,   24 april 2017
Engadget

Scientists have dreamed of easily patching up heart tissue in the wake of heart attacks, but there are always gotchas: for example, it's no mean feat to replicate the complex structures of real tissue. After the team tested its patch on [...]

I've lost my Gmail password: Now what?

Monday  07:20,   24 april 2017
USA TODAY

I forgot to the password to my Gmail account and also no longer have the “recovery email” account I specified when I created the account. How can I get back into my Gmail?A. Everybody forgets passwords, but Gmail’s can be easier to misplace[...]

Flying cars: A 1950s dream takes to the skies

Monday  07:10,   24 april 2017
USA TODAY

So here's just how fast technology is accelerating. We haven't even nailed down self-driving cars yet, and now the buzz is all about flying cars. In fact, the dogged pursuit of an airborne escape from traffic has been with us for more than[...]

Flying cars: A 1950s dream takes to the skies

Monday  07:10,   24 april 2017
USA TODAY

So here's just how fast technology is accelerating. We haven't even nailed down self-driving cars yet, and now the buzz is all about flying cars. In fact, the dogged pursuit of an airborne escape from traffic has been with us for more than[...]

The best iPhone camera tricks to try today

Monday  06:50,   24 april 2017
T3

<p>The iPhone is much more than a point-and-shoot camera - these are the cool features you need to know about.</p>In particular, we're going to focus on iPhone - Apple's been known for the quality of its smartphone cameras down the years, and[...]

Jaguar ReRun App Lets F-Type Owners Record And Share Their Driving Highlights

Sunday  17:55,   23 april 2017
Forbes

The Jaguar ReRun app, the first official automotive collaboration with GoPro, lets F-Type owners view and share the highlights of their driving exploits.Chevrolet makes available a built-in camera for the Corvette and Camaro to record track rats’[...]

6 Cool Exoplanets That Might Support Aliens

Sunday  17:55,   23 april 2017
International Business Times

Not all exoplanets are created equal — some are much more likely to be harboring alien life.But until we visit these other planets and take a look around, we won’t know for sure. That’s especially since some scientists believe many potentially[...]

There’s an anti-dog label inside the Galaxy S8 — here’s what it means

Sunday  15:06,   23 april 2017
The Verge

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The Next Car You Buy Could Be Your Last -- The Robo-Taxi Era Is Closer Than You Think

Sunday  15:05,   23 april 2017
Forbes

In large cities, the cheapest, most convenient way to travel will likely be in shared, self-driving electric taxis, which will account for as many as one-quarter of all U.S. miles travels by 2030, according to new research.&nbsp;If you live in a [...]

Musk Nearing $1.4 Billion Windfall as Tesla Achieves Milestones

Sunday  14:40,   23 april 2017
Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- Only six remaining milestones stand between Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk and an estimated $1.4 billion windfall for the carmaker’s billionaire chief executive officer. Musk, who was awarded 5.27 million stock options in 2012 tied to Tesla[...]

Artificially bright clouds might save the Great Barrier Reef

Sunday  09:45,   23 april 2017
Engadget

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is dying due to changes in ocean temperature, and conventional attempts to save it (such as improving water quality or limiting fishing) haven't panned out.&nbsp;Most likely, this would work by spraying[...]

Artificially bright clouds might save the Great Barrier Reef

Sunday  09:45,   23 april 2017
Engadget

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is dying due to changes in ocean temperature, and conventional attempts to save it (such as improving water quality or limiting fishing) haven't panned out.&nbsp;Most likely, this would work by spraying[...]