News: Tech & Science

Lenovo teases what might be the first true ‘all screen’ phone

Monday  15:29,   14 may 2018
theverge

Lenovo teases what might be the first true ‘all screen’ phoneThe sketch of the upcoming Lenovo Z5 follows the earlier release of a partial image alongside a claim that the phone would feature an impressive screen-to-body-ratio of 95 percent. Cheng[...]

Voice assistants could be fooled by commands you can’t even hear

Monday  11:15,   14 may 2018
msn

Many people already consider voice assistants to be too invasive to let them listen in on conversations in their homes — but that’s not the only thing they should worry about. In a new paper (PDF), Nicholas Carlini and David Wagner describe [...]

Facial-recognition software inaccurate in 98% of cases, report finds

Monday  11:15,   14 may 2018
cnet

Metropolitan Police in the UK have had sketchy results with the crime-fighting tool.According to figures published by The Independent (based on data obtained under freedom of information), only two of the 104 alerts generated by the[...]

Steam Link app to put PC gaming on mobiles

Monday  11:15,   14 may 2018
afprelaxnews

A dedicated iOS and Android app will let players stream games from their home computers to smartphones. Launching the week of May 21, the official Steam Link allows users to play games on their Mac or PC through an Android or iOS device.Both 5GHz[...]

In an interplanetary first, NASA to fly a helicopter on Mars

Monday  11:11,   14 may 2018
reuters

<p>NASA said on Friday it will send a small helicopter to Mars as part of the U.S. space agency's 2020 mission to place a next-generation rover on the Martian surface, marking the first time such an aircraft will be used on another[...]

YouTube’s newest feature reminds you to stop watching YouTube

Monday  11:10,   14 may 2018
msn

Google made a big deal about the concept of digital wellbeing at Google I/O this year.&nbsp;Yep, that’s right: YouTube can now help you stop watching YouTube. Granted, the feature isn’t turned on by default, but it’s still a nice gesture. You[...]

Mark Zuckerberg's control of Facebook is like a dictatorship: CalSTRS

Friday  15:51,   11 may 2018
cnbc

The capital markets are a democracy, but that's not how Facebook is being run, CalSTRS CIO Christopher Ailman tells CNBC."There is something wrong," he said Thursday on CNBC's "Closing[...]

Google now says controversial AI voice calling system will identify itself to humans

Friday  15:20,   11 may 2018
theverge

Following the outcry over the ethical dilemmas raised by Google’s new Duplex system, which lets AI mimic a human voice to make appointments, Google says the system will have “disclosure built-in.”&nbsp;“We understand and value the discussion[...]

Moto Z3 Play kicks the home button to the curb

Friday  15:15,   11 may 2018
cnet

This is according to a recent leak. It doesn't look like there's a headphone jack though. Boo.The phone will remove the home button of its predecessor, the excellent Z2 Play, and as such is likely to feature a display larger than the Z2[...]

Snapchat’s redesigned redesign starts rolling out

Friday  15:15,   11 may 2018
theverge

Snapchat says it is currently rolling out yet another redesign to its app to iOS users.&nbsp;Snap says the new layout puts Snaps and Chats in chronological order again, and moves Stories from your friends back to the right-hand side of the app.[...]

The Last Days of the Blue-Blood Harvest

Friday  13:06,   11 may 2018
theatlantic

<p>Every year, more than 400,000 crabs are bled for the miraculous medical substance that flows through their bodies—now pharmaceutical companies are finally committing to an alternative that doesn't harm animals.</p>Yet, I would[...]

Google Maps aims to dethrone Yelp with its latest update

Friday  11:06,   11 may 2018
msn

Google announced this week it’s overhauling Maps with multiple new features intended to turn the app into a one-stop shop for planning a night out.&nbsp;For starters, Google is redoing the Explore tab. Currently, it’ll show you a listing of[...]

Chrome will let you have AR experiences, no app needed

Friday  11:06,   11 may 2018
engadget

Google believes that 2018 is the year the web turns a corner and starts becoming more immersive, and the company's new WebXR API is at the heart of its efforts.&nbsp;Let's set the stage a little bit first. A Google staffer handed me a Pixel[...]

This Artist Managed to Bottle the Scent of a Person

Friday  11:05,   11 may 2018
nationalgeographic

Ani Liu has used emerging technologies to create human-scented perfumes, eyesight-swapping goggles, and microbe-covered casts of her body.Liu is an artist who uses technology and science to develop multi-sensory experiences. Her work pulls from[...]

Amazon reportedly wants Alexa to be your new in-home physician

Friday  11:05,   11 may 2018
engadget

Jeff Bezos made headlines in January when his company announced that it would be partnering with JP Morgan and Warren Buffet to reduce the cost of healthcare services here in America. Apparently the first step towards this goal is teaching Alexa[...]