News: Tech & Science

Apple, Samsung face new iPhone damages trial: U.S. judge

Monday  20:02,   23 october 2017
Reuters

A U.S. judge has ordered a new trial to determine how much Samsung Electronics Co (005930.KS) should pay Apple Inc (AAPL.O) for copying the look of the iPhone. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California issued an order late on Sunday, 10[...]

Elon Musk Hints Tesla Model 3 Will Be Psychic

Monday  19:23,   23 october 2017
Newsweek

The next Tesla model is set to use AI to predict your destination—and then drive you there.Musk’s announcement, made via Twitter, comes as the electric vehicle maker revealed plans to build a manufacturing plant in[...]

Rolls-Royce And Google Partner To Create Smarter, Autonomous Ships Based On AI And Machine Learning

Monday  19:06,   23 october 2017
Forbes

Rolls-Royce marine has partnered with Google Cloud to apply neural net and machine learning technology to shipping. Their grand plan is to have a fully autonomous ship at sea by 2020.Rolls Royce announced this month that it will use Google’s Cloud[...]

Cisco buys BroadSoft for $1.71 billion in software push

Monday  18:22,   23 october 2017
Reuters

Cisco Systems Inc said on Monday it will buy software company BroadSoft Inc for $1.71 billion, as the world's largest networking gear producer moves away from a stagnating business in switches and routers. Shares in BroadSoft, which specializes[...]

7 steps to secure your financial accounts online

Monday  18:22,   23 october 2017
CBS News

Don't be frozen by fear of ID theft or having your computer hijacked by hackers -- do this insteadUnfortunately, we all have to accept that chances are good at least some of our personal info is already out there, thanks to the many companies[...]

Android is getting a feature that encrypts website name requests

Monday  14:51,   23 october 2017
Engadget

Support for DNS over TLS will encrypt DNS requests and prevent hackers from spying on a site's traffic.The Domain Name System (DNS) -- often referred to as the internet's phone book -- translates domain names (like engadget.com) into[...]

Kaspersky Lab says it will submit software for independent review

Monday  14:35,   23 october 2017
Reuters

Kaspersky said in a statement that it would submit the source code of its software and future product updates for review by "the broader information-security community and other stakeholders."Kaspersky said in a statement that it would[...]

Tesla reaffirms effort to build cars in China; mum on deal report

Monday  11:36,   23 october 2017
Reuters

<p>Electric car maker Tesla Inc reaffirmed on Sunday it is talking with the Shanghai municipal government to set up a factory in the region and expects to agree on a plan by the end of the year, but declined to comment on a report that a deal has [...]

This DIY Nintendo Switch can play the retro games the real one can’t

Monday  11:35,   23 october 2017
The Verge

The Nintendo Switch is great for a lot of things, but when it comes to playing retro games, you’re better off looking at something like the SNES Classic than Nintendo’s current-generation console. Or, if you’re like Tim Lindquist, a hardware modder [...]

Tech meant to keep kids safe is actually making them more vulnerable

Monday  07:25,   23 october 2017
Quartz

Kids toys aren’t what they used to be: Barbies now have mechanical brains, and gadgets like smartwatches are being made child-friendly. And anything connected to…The latest example comes from developer Roy Solberg, who uncovered that the[...]

New iPhone Leaks 'Confirm' Apple's Biggest Problems

Monday  07:25,   23 october 2017
Forbes

Senior sources confirm Apple's new iPhones have problemsFirst up is none other than Rogers Communications CEO Joe Natale. Speaking during a quarterly earnings call, Natale was reported by CBC as claiming the carrier had witnessed “anemic[...]

A spacecraft graveyard exists in the middle of the ocean -- here's what's down there

Monday  02:52,   23 october 2017
Business Insider Australia

Large satellites, space stations, and other objects can pose a threat when they fall to the ground. As a result, many nations de-orbit old spacecraft over the most remote place on Earth, called Point Nemo.The most remote location on Earth has many[...]

Artificial intelligence company Flamingo raises $5 million in 12 minutes

Monday  01:55,   23 october 2017
The Age

Artificial intelligence fintech startup Flamingo raises $5.1 million for its virtual assistants Rosie and Maggie.Two artificial virtual assistants called Rosie and Maggie are set to become more ubiquitous after artificial intelligence start-up[...]

The first NBN fibre to the curb has been switched on

Monday  01:55,   23 october 2017
Business Insider Australia

The tech that could revolutionise the roll-out of the National Broadband Network is one step closer to reality. The first installation of a FttDP -- or fibre to the curb -- connection has been completed in an NBN trial in Victoria, and the results[...]

A newly discovered moon tunnel could be the perfect place for a colony, scientists say

Sunday  15:06,   22 october 2017
The Washington Post

A NASA researcher proposed the idea back in 1971. The lava tunnels of the moon, like the mythical canals of Mars, have proved elusive — until now.There was good reason to think so. Lava from ancient volcanoes might have bored miles-long[...]