News: Tech & Science

An Apple analyst is saying that next year's iPhones will reportedly use bigger, newly designed batteries

Sunday  19:21,   10 december 2017
Tech Insider

<p>Famed KGI Securities analyst and Apple watcher Ming-Chi Kuo recently sent a note to investors (which we first saw via AppleInsider) in which he says he believes next year's OLED iPhones will use newly optimised, "L-shaped"[...]

iPhone takes top rank as Flickr's most used camera

Sunday  17:25,   10 december 2017
CNET

More people are using the iPhone than any other brand of camera combined.In general, phones captured 50 percent of the photos uploaded to Flickr. Other camera types like DSLR, point-and-shoot and mirrorless came in at 33 percent, 12 percent and 4[...]

Google Maps will soon tell you when it's time to get off your train or bus

Sunday  17:25,   10 december 2017
TechCrunch

Google is about to launch a small but useful update to Google Maps that will give you live guidance and interactive real-time notifications during your journey. The idea here is to give you real-time updates while you are on your transit journey.[...]

Tech 2017: Biggest Fails, Scandals And Embarrassments

Sunday  17:25,   10 december 2017
International Business Times

This year brought the iPhone X and other major products, but the tech industry also saw some embarrassing fails. Here's a list of tech scandals and products that didn't take off.Like all businesses, not all products or ideas succeed. The[...]

Cybersecurity: What To Do If You Download A Fake App

Sunday  10:37,   10 december 2017
International Business Times

Fake apps could allow hackers to steal a user's money or a person's identity. Here's how to spot them on the app store and what to do if you download a fake app.Cyber criminals create fake apps to take control of users’ devices, most[...]

Early Earth Took a Heavy Beating After the Moon Was Formed

Sunday  07:05,   10 december 2017
MSN

Earth may have been bruised by the impact of more than one moon-size object early in its life. &nbsp;New simulations suggest that much of the material that crashed into our young planet may have been swallowed up by Earth's core or ricocheted[...]

Google Home job listing is another hint at touchscreen device

Saturday  20:20,   09 december 2017
The Verge

Google is rumored to be developing a touchscreen device that would join the company’s Home lineup of consumer products.&nbsp;That can be read as an obvious sign that multi-touch products — like Google’s spin on the Echo Show — are in the[...]

Google brings play and pause buttons back to the Home Mini

Saturday  20:20,   09 december 2017
The Verge

Google is bringing play and pause buttons back to the Home Mini today, after initially removing them due to an issue that could cause the device to constantly record users. Instead of tapping theInstead of tapping the top of the Home Mini to start[...]

Apple iPad Pro 2018: What To Expect?

Saturday  20:20,   09 december 2017
International Business Times

Apple is releasing a new iPad Pro tablet next year, and here are the things that consumers can expect to possibly come with the new device. Following the release of the iPhone X, all eyes are on Apple and its plans to keep the ball rolling when it [...]

Google pauses crackdown on apps that use accessibility features

Saturday  15:50,   09 december 2017
Engadget UK

Almost a month ago, Google cracked down on developers that used Android's accessibility features for apps that weren't expressly created for people with disabilities.&nbsp;Several developers complained about the strict policy[...]

Twitter blames bug for accidentally banning a bunch of accounts

Saturday  15:50,   09 december 2017
Engadget UK

What's allowed and isn't allowed on Twitter isn't always clear.&nbsp;According to Buzzfeed News, over 21 accounts were affected. Instead of being suspended or outright banned, their accounts were marked as "withheld: worldwide." This [...]

Apple's Ive returns to helm of design teams

Saturday  15:50,   09 december 2017
Reuters

<p>Apple Inc Chief Design Officer Jony Ive is returning to day-to-day management of the company's design teams after handing off managerial duties two years ago to focus on other projects, Apple told Reuters on Friday.</p>Apple Inc Chief[...]

This tiny bit of the brain helps you stop doing things

Saturday  13:20,   09 december 2017
Popular Science

Figuring out how it works gives us clues into addictive behavior. Pinning down the way the brain handles inhibition has implications for ADHD and addiction.Neuroscientists know a lot about what happens in the brain when someone decides to do[...]

This machine that analyses art can also be used to solve crime

Saturday  10:35,   09 december 2017
MSN

One of the shortfalls of traditional forensic science is the struggle to detect and image biological traces, like blood and sperm, from a surface too dark or fluorescent. This new CSI technique, however, can detect traces on any surface with ease,[...]

Amazon brings its Echo smart speakers and Music Unlimited service to 28 new countries

Saturday  08:20,   09 december 2017
TechCrunch

Amazon is continuing to push its media services worldwide after it expanded its Alexa smart speakers and its standalone Music Unlimited service to an additional 28 countries today. The company took its Prime Video service global a year ago and last[...]