News: Tech & Science

Far, Far Away! Glowing Object's Measurement Sets Milky Way Distance Record

Sunday  17:20,   15 october 2017
MSN

<p>The researchers used a system of 10 radio telescopes in New Mexico called the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to pinpoint the distance to the glowing, star-forming region.</p>The researchers used a system of 10 radio telescopes in New[...]

Bitcoin Competitors Are Being Built in Ex-Google Coders' Laptops

Sunday  17:20,   15 october 2017
Bloomberg

Bitcoin’s seemingly unstoppable surge to record highs isn’t deterring competitors. Former Silicon Valley developers are working on at least two new versions of the digital currency. Basecoin is seeking to solve bitcoin’s volatility with a team of[...]

OnePlus limits the data it collects from your phone

Sunday  13:40,   15 october 2017
Engadget

It's addressing worries that it's gathering sensitive info for no reason.Pei stressed that OnePlus isn't sharing the data third parties. The user analytics are to understand and improve your experience, he said, while device info is useful[...]

After boycott, Twitter pledges to introduce new anti-abuse rules

Sunday  13:15,   15 october 2017
The Verge

Yesterday, some Twitter users began a 24 hour boycott of the social media platform after the company suspended actress Rose McGowan’s account. Twitter has taken notice, and last night, CEO Jack Dorsey pledged that it will take a “more aggressive[...]

Steam will support VR in very large rooms

Sunday  13:15,   15 october 2017
Engadget

So long as you have enough tracking stations, that is.The company is looking at support for even more tracking stations and thus a larger space, but it doesn't have a timetable to offer. Don't expect to run around a warehouse-sized VR environment,[...]

3 Reasons Why We Are Addicted To Smartphones

Saturday  19:50,   14 october 2017
International Business Times

Why we love our phones so much might be related to our basic yearnings as human beings, explains a scholar, who is also a pastor.The much-anticipated product launch was followed by millions who watched the event via livestream and on internet[...]

Apple might ditch Touch ID altogether for next year’s iPhones

Saturday  19:50,   14 october 2017
The Verge

It’s a little early to put much credibility in rumors about the next iPhones coming in 2018. But KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has established a strong track record of Apple hardware forecasts, says that the company is likely to[...]

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.&nbsp;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.&nbsp;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[...]