News: Tech & Science

YouTube invests $25 million to fix its breaking news problem

Tuesday  15:59,   10 july 2018
engadget

Google is showering more attention on YouTube as part of its effort to fight fake news. The improvements also involve refining the way YouTube tackles news going forward. It's spending $25 million on an initiative that will create a working [...]
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This Is the Brightest Early Universe Object Ever Seen

Tuesday  15:59,   10 july 2018
newsweek

The incredible discovery will help astronomers unlock the secrets of the universe's very first galaxies.The brilliant celestial object could help scientists unlock the secrets of the universe's very first galaxies. Astronomers tracked the[...]

All Android users can now use YouTube's incognito mode

Tuesday  15:59,   10 july 2018
engadget

YouTube for Android just got a lot better at keeping secrets. The incognito mode the video platform has been testing since May is now rolling out to all Android users . Just like incognito for Chrome, the one for YouTube doesn't log what you watch,[...]

Samsung opens world's largest phone factory in India

Tuesday  11:31,   10 july 2018
reuters

Samsung Electronics on Monday announced the opening of what it said is the world's biggest mobile phone manufacturing facility as the South Korean tech group seeks to expand production in the world's fastest growing major mobile phone[...]

Giant dinosaur bones get archeologists rethinking Triassic period

Tuesday  11:30,   10 july 2018
msn

Giant dinosaurs lived on Earth much earlier than previously thought, according to a team of excavators in Argentina who discovered the remains of a 200-million-year old species. The species, baptized Ingenia prima, was about three times the size of[...]

Snapchat is working on a feature that can find products you snap on Amazon

Tuesday  11:30,   10 july 2018
msn

Snapchat is working on turning its camera into a visual search engine that will link users to Amazon listings. To use the feature, you’d snap a photo of an object, and then the app would pull up sellers of a product and reviews. You would[...]

It's official! Microsoft announces $399 Surface Go tablet with accessories

Tuesday  11:30,   10 july 2018
pocket-lint

It's official! Microsoft announces $399 Surface Go tablet with accessoriesThe company is targeting Apple iPad users and Chromebook users with this device that starts at $399. It is a 10-inch touchscreen tablet that, at first blush, looks like a[...]

Facebook Aiming For Virtual Reality Dominance

Monday  15:56,   09 july 2018
ibtimes

Sony is in the driver's seat right now, but Facebook is the company to watch in VR.As big as the VR market is expected to be, there are only a few companies in a viable position to build a platform the industry will grow from for years to come.[...]

Timehop’s database breached compromising data of 21 million users

Monday  15:40,   09 july 2018
msn

Timehop’s database breached compromising data of 21 million usersThe stolen data comprised mostly of user names and email addresses. Of the 21 million compromised user data, the phone numbers linked to 4.7 million accounts were also[...]

Polar Fitness suspends its global activity map after privacy concerns

Monday  15:40,   09 july 2018
msn

Finish fitness company Polar has temporarily suspended Explore, its global activity map after a pair of reports from De Correspondent and Bellingcat (viaZDNet) pointed out flaws in the app’s privacy settings that made it easy for someone to locate[...]

Airbus is designing a Mars rover to return soil samples

Monday  11:20,   09 july 2018
engadget

Back in April, NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) agreed to figure out whether it's possible to bring Martian soil samples back to Earth. Now, the ESA has granted Airbus a $5.2 million contract to design a concept for a rover that can[...]

Instagram Has Become Facebook's Best Investment

Monday  11:20,   09 july 2018
ibtimes

The popular photo-sharing app is now estimated to be worth 100 times its purchase price from six years ago.Now, just six years later, it looks like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gets the last laugh. In an analysis conducted by Bloomberg[...]

Apple reportedly won’t use Intel’s 5G modems in 2020 iPhones

Monday  11:20,   09 july 2018
msn

Apple may be moving away from using Intel’s modems in future iPhones, with a new report from Calcalist claiming that the Cupertino company has notified Intel that it will not be using the chipmaker’s 5G modems in its 2020 product lineup (via[...]

Xbox One's fast-loading feature rolls out today

Friday  15:55,   06 july 2018
engadget

Xbox's July update is rolling out to consoles today, and it introduces an exciting feature: FastStart. It's designed to prioritize the files necessary to start playing a game and download those first. That way, you can cut down the time between [...]

And the Galaxy S9's six best features are...

Friday  15:55,   06 july 2018
cnet

Brace yourself. The headphone jack isn't one of them.See, it's the little things that connect a person to a device. The way it looks or feels in the hand. That one specific feature -- Wi-Fi calling, an FM radio, perhaps -- that compels someone[...]