News: Tech & Science

A Moto Mod that turns your phone into an instant camera is coming

Saturday  19:50,   14 october 2017
The Verge

Lenovo teased a bunch of new Moto Mods at Mobile World Congress this year, including one with Amazon's Alexa assistant built in, and another that can instantly print smartphone photos. Yesterday, VentureBeat reporter Evan Blass gave us another[...]

Facebook Phishing Attack Abuses Trusted Contacts Feature

Saturday  15:50,   14 october 2017
International Business Times

A new phishing scam targeting Facebook users uses Facebook's Trusted Contacts feature to hijack accounts.The attack was first identified by Access Now, a non-profit advocacy group that organizes around the cause of a free and open Internet.[...]

Qualcomm Seeks China IPhone Ban, Expanding Apple Legal Fight

Saturday  15:50,   14 october 2017
Bloomberg

Qualcomm Inc. filed lawsuits in China seeking to ban the sale and manufacture of iPhones in the country, the chipmaker’s biggest shot at Apple Inc. so far in a sprawling and bitter legal fight. The San Diego-based company aims to inflict pain on[...]

Chat app Discord opens official game channels

Saturday  15:50,   14 october 2017
Engadget

Gaming-focused chat app Discord is partnering with developers on official chat channels. Verified Servers are places where a game's community can hang out, talk and get news straight from the teams that made the games. Think of them like[...]

How These 9 AI Companies Are Impacting The Way We Work

Saturday  11:10,   14 october 2017
Forbes

A look at nine companies that are using artificial intelligence to change the way we work.How AI is changing the way we[...]

Tesla fired 'hundreds' of workers this week

Saturday  08:05,   14 october 2017
Engadget

TonightThe Mercury News reports that Tesla -- which is in the midst of ramping up production of the Model 3 -- fired hundreds of workers this week at its headquarters and factory. Currently, we're still anticipating updated Model 3[...]

'Mysterious' hole appears in sea ice near Antarctica

Saturday  07:45,   14 october 2017
USA TODAY

<p>A huge, mysterious hole has been spotted in sea ice near Antarctica, researchers reported this week.</p>The hole, which was detected about a month ago, is roughly 30,000 square miles or the size of the state of Maine. It's the largest hole[...]

Giant robot fighting is finally here as America and Japan do battle

Saturday  06:55,   14 october 2017
MSN

The US and Japan will square-off in robot combat this Tuesday in a battle to determine who builds a better battle bot. The event will be streamed live on Twitch and will feature two giant robots clashing head-to-head in melee combat.IT'S TIME FOR[...]

Google Assistant can now control Chromecasts from your phone

Saturday  06:15,   14 october 2017
The Verge

The Google Assistant has always been able to control Chromecasts from a Google Home, but now that ability is expanding to the Google Assistant on Android phones, too.&nbsp;Android Police spotted the new feature, which seems to still be rolling[...]

Facebook launches U.S. food order and delivery service

Friday  19:55,   13 october 2017
Reuters

Facebook Inc on Friday launched a service through which its U.S. users can order food for take-away or delivery directly through its app or website. Facebook said it has partnered with restaurants including Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, Jack in the[...]

Razer’s first smartphone might have 8GB of RAM

Friday  19:55,   13 october 2017
The Verge

We’re a couple weeks away from Razer unveiling its very first smartphone, but it looks like we may be getting some early details today.&nbsp;According to the listing, which has since been removed, the phone will have a 5.7-inch display with a[...]

Alleged OnePlus 5T Leaked Render Shows Off New Design

Friday  19:55,   13 october 2017
International Business Times

A new render for the OnePlus 5T has been leaked online and it appears to feature a bezel-less design that's similar to the Galaxy S8. Earlier this week, it was rumored that Chinese phone maker OnePlus is planning to release the OnePlus 5T in[...]

HP strapped its Sprocket printer to a camera

Friday  19:55,   13 october 2017
The Verge

HP is releasing an instant camera called the Sprocket 2-in-1.&nbsp;The new 2-in-1 camera makes a lot of sense, especially considering that I specifically wished the printer was a camera last year. It works a lot like the Polaroid Snap in that it [...]

Google Home now lets you shop at Target with just your voice

Friday  15:46,   13 october 2017
The Verge

Next time you need an emergency order of LaCroix, you can just ask a Google Home to order a case from Target.&nbsp;Target has only been available through Google Express in New York City and California before now, so today’s announcement marks a[...]

This Nintendo Switch dock has a built-in projector

Friday  15:46,   13 october 2017
T3

We love the Nintendo Switch for its portability, but multiplayer gaming isn't ideal on its small 6.2-inch screen. Enter the OJO Portable Projector Dock, which can display your games up to 150-inches onto any surface. We think this is a[...]