News: Tech & Science

Google wants to save you from allergies with new pollen forecasts

Thursday  06:40,   17 august 2017
MSN

Google wants to save you from the sniffles. Today the internet giant announced that it will soon begin displaying detailed pollen level forecasts straight into Search.The new feature practically helps users avoid seasonal allergy symptoms by[...]

Apple set to spend $1 billion on new Hollywood shows

Thursday  06:15,   17 august 2017
CNET

The company is preparing a war chest for new content to compete with Amazon and Netflix, according to the Wall Street Journal.The tech giant is ready to spend $1 billion on new Hollywood programming over the next year,  the Wall Street Journal[...]

'Micromotors' alter your gut's chemistry to safely deliver medicine

Wednesday  19:31,   16 august 2017
Engadget

These biodegradable molecular engines use the stomach's own acids for[...]

Optical laser uses shockwaves to peer inside distant planets

Wednesday  19:20,   16 august 2017
Engadget

It has as much kick as 17 Teslas discharging their batteries in a second.Using this technology researchers have already investigated the effects of meteor impacts on minerals within the Earth's crust, but the increased range and power of the laser[...]

There’s a lot of money up for grabs if you can land (softly) on the moon

Wednesday  19:20,   16 august 2017
Popular Science

Google’s Lunar XPrize just announced new prizes.That is, if you happen to be one of the select few finalist teams competing for the Google Lunar[...]

'Dragon captured' as cargo arrives at space station

Wednesday  19:15,   16 august 2017
AFP

<p>SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo vessel blasted off on Monday from Florida, carrying food, science experiments and other gear for the astronauts living in orbit</p>"And that is confirmed capture," said a NASA commentator as space[...]

Intel CEO's Dismay With Trump Attack Outweighs Value of Ties

Wednesday  18:45,   16 august 2017
Bloomberg

For Intel Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich the last straw was U.S. President Donald Trump’s attack on Merck &amp; Co. CEO Ken Frazier.Krzanich has paid a price internally for maintaining a relationship with the Trump administration. He[...]

Building Huge Structures in Space: 'Archinaut' Takes Another Step

Wednesday  14:55,   16 august 2017
MSN

<p>A 3D printer built by the California-based company churned out multiple polymer-alloy objects</p>A 3D printer built by the California-based company churned out multiple polymer-alloy objects — the largest of which was a 33.5-inch-long[...]

The problem of contaminated air on planes

Wednesday  14:46,   16 august 2017
The Economist

AT 30,000 feet the skies may be clear, but the oxygen certainly is not.&nbsp;AT 30,000 feet the skies may be clear, but the oxygen certainly is not. Anyone who has wheezed his way through a long plane journey will know that cabin air is hardly[...]

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW-Intel self-driving car alliance

Wednesday  14:41,   16 august 2017
Reuters

Fiat Chrysler will join an alliance led by BMW to develop self-driving cars, intensifying a race by carmakers and technology companies to develop "robotaxis" which can be called up via smartphone and paid for by the minute. The market for[...]

This $70 robot that mimics a sea-turtle may eventually reach Mars

Wednesday  14:30,   16 august 2017
Quartz

Researchers at University of Arizona have created a modular robot made of cardboard and a Raspberry Pi Zero (a simple computer) for around $70. &nbsp;Researchers at University of Arizona have created a modular robot made of cardboard and a[...]

Google Home Preview Program is now available to everyone

Wednesday  14:30,   16 august 2017
Engadget

If you like being on the bleeding edge and aren't afraid of a few bugs, the Google Home Preview Program is now available to anyone who wants to sign up, as 9 to 5 Google noticed recently. If you'd rather not be an AI assistant guinea pig, fear[...]

Your Facebook News Feed is about to get a fresh redesign

Wednesday  12:06,   16 august 2017
The Daily Dot

Facebook is freshening up the look of its News Feed with several minor tweaks that add up to a cleaner, more modern user interface.&nbsp;The company announced the changes in a blog post Monday, admitting it needed to make its platform appear[...]

Facebook’s new Camera features might breathe new life into Stories

Wednesday  12:05,   16 august 2017
MSN

Along with the many other changes Facebook is rolling out today, it’s also updating its Camera application on iOS and Android — one can only presume in an attempt to draw more attention to it, along with its not-terribly-loved Stories[...]

Seven genius smartphone photo hacks

Wednesday  12:05,   16 august 2017
USA TODAY

It should be easier than ever to take gorgeous, frame-worthy photos right from your smartphone, right?&nbsp;If that’s the case though, why do so many of the nearly 20,000 photos I’ve shot on my own iPhone over the past few years — mostly suck?[...]