News: Tech & Science

Reddit now lets certain communities upload video directly to the site

Thursday  19:40,   17 august 2017
The Verge

Social news site Reddit today announced the official launch of its video hosting feature, meaning users of certain pre-approved communities can now upload video directly to the site. “We wanted to make sure we controlled the video[...]

LG V30 leak shows a refined, almost bezel-free phone

Thursday  19:40,   17 august 2017
Engadget

We already knew that LG's incoming V30 smartphone would have one of the best cameras on the market, face and voice unlocking, a 6-inch, 18:9 OLED screen and high-end specs. The V30, like its V20 and V10 siblings, will have better camera [...]

Google brings Q&As to Google Maps and search

Thursday  19:40,   17 august 2017
The Verge

Google products like Maps and search more or less exist, on a basic level, to answer questions. So it kind of makes sense that Google is adding a Q&A feature to results in Maps and search to make those questions easier to answer. [...]

Dad creates app which FORCES teenage son to respond to his calls by locking phone screen and sounding alarm until he texts back

Thursday  19:13,   17 august 2017
MSN

The ReplyASAP messaging app takes over the recipient's phone screen and sounds an alarm which doesn't stop until it the message is answered.A father was so fed up with his teenage son ignoring his messages that he created an app - to FORCE[...]

From Facebook to Uber: How Silicon Valley is taking on white supremacists after Charlottesville

Thursday  18:55,   17 august 2017
International Business Times

In the wake of the deadly Charlottesville protests, some of the world's biggest tech firms are aggressively cracking down on hateful content and the use of their platforms and services by far-right, neo-Nazi and white supremacist[...]

Zooming photos is finally a thing for image-driven Pinterest

Thursday  15:31,   17 august 2017
Engadget

Pinterest is adding a couple of new features to help you get more use out of it. The app has seen a few changes of late that have given a lot of added functionality. Earlier this year it launched Lens, which allows users to take pictures[...]

Nokia finally has a flagship Android phone and it's beautiful

Thursday  15:31,   17 august 2017
CNET

<p>At last, Nokia has a true flagship Android phone to get excited about.</p>It's called the Nokia 8 and unlike Nokia's existing Androids -- the 3, 5 and 6 -- this one is a real[...]

Motorola patents a self-healing phone screen

Thursday  15:30,   17 august 2017
Alphr

Expensive repairs could be a thing of the past, thanks to Motorola’s “shape memory polymer”The company behind the classic Moto Razr, as well as more modern handsets like the Moto Z, has patented a way to heal a cracked phone screen by applying heat[...]

Nokia 8 offers the 'bothie' to replace the selfie

Thursday  14:47,   17 august 2017
Sky News

HMD Global is hoping a reinvention of the selfie will help the Nokia brand regain its place in the forefront of the mobile market. Its first flagship phone - the Nokia 8 - features the "bothie".Using both the forward and rear-facing cameras,[...]

How to send money using WhatsApp: New payment feature being trialled by chat app

Thursday  11:46,   17 august 2017
International Business Times

WhatsApp users are set to see an exciting new feature in the chat app, one that allows them to send money to friends and relatives without the need to reach for their wallets.&nbsp;The WhatsApp Payments feature, which could offer a simple way to [...]

Coming Soon: Android O, Google's Successor To Nougat

Thursday  11:45,   17 august 2017
Entrepreneur

After several public betas, it seems that the official date could be as soon as August 21, 2017. According to mobile tipster Evan Blass and Android Police editor David Ruddock, August 21 is the most likely day Android O gets released, which is[...]

HBO hacking woes continue: this time on social media

Thursday  11:45,   17 august 2017
Engadget

HBO just can't catch a break. The cable network got hacked again, though this time, the perpetrators targeted its social media accounts. A hacker group called OurMine took over the company's Facebook and Twitter accounts not to ask for millions [...]

This is the LG V30, and it looks stunning

Thursday  11:45,   17 august 2017
Pocket-lint

This is the LG V30, and it looks stunningThe image, posted to his Twitter account, shows the V30 from all sides and reveals just how much of the front is taken up by the 6-inch OLED screen, as well as just how gorgeous it is. The bezels above and[...]

Ford patents removable wheel and pedals for future autonomous cars

Thursday  07:00,   17 august 2017
Engadget

Lawmakers have cautiously supported automakers' experiments with self-driving vehicles, but they've been split on whether cars need a steering wheel at all times in case humans need to take over. But with more and more concepts ditching[...]

iPhone 7S may get thicker to fit in more goodies

Thursday  06:50,   17 august 2017
CNET

The expanded waistline could make wireless charging a thing according to one report.Although the change is tiny, the report speculates that the phone will gain extra girth if Apple uses a glass backing for the iPhone 7S. Glass backing could allow it [...]