News: Tech & Science

The Best iOS 11 Features We've Tried So Far

Tuesday  20:38,   27 june 2017
Time

Apple’s next major update to iOS comes loaded with new features that make the iPad more useful, especially when it comes to multitasking. Don’t expect your iPad to replace your laptop when iOS 11 launches in the fall, but the update will[...]

Facebook Messenger's AI assistant helps you save links for later

Tuesday  20:38,   27 june 2017
Engadget UK

Two months ago, Facebook finally rolled out M, its AI-powered personal assistant, to the general public . Well, sort of. Instead of the limited edition of M that would answer your every beck and call (it had a lot of human help), the public version[...]

'Tinder for friends' uses AI to block flirty messages

Tuesday  20:38,   27 june 2017
Engadget UK

Making new friends as an adult is hard, and it's easy to find yourself relying on old college pals and work colleagues to bolster your social life, even if the former live on the other side of the country and the latter are, well, your work[...]

Facebook brings new masks, filters and reactions to Messenger video chat

Tuesday  20:37,   27 june 2017
TechCrunch

Facebook is bringing a ton of new filters, masks and video reactions to video chats in Messenger, aiming to deliver a more fun experience to younger users on the app and shore up the service against competing video chat apps. The update is centered[...]

There's a deodorizing coat hanger for the anti-laundry contingent

Tuesday  16:27,   27 june 2017
Engadget UK

If you're too lazy to take your clothes to the dry cleaner, well then Panasonic has the tech gadget you didn't even know you needed (and face it, you probably don't need it.) They've invented a clothesThe deodorizing hanger uses[...]

iPhone 8 sales are forecast to be blockbuster

Tuesday  16:27,   27 june 2017
USA TODAY

SAN FRANCISCO — The most significant update to the iPhone in three years promises not only to upend the smartphone market but Apple's financial results for several quarters. On the heels of the iPhone's 10th anniversary this week, and[...]

The Honor 9 is a cheaper, smaller flagship

Tuesday  16:27,   27 june 2017
Engadget UK

Slowly, Honor is making a name for itself producing cut-price phones with seriously competitive specs. Whereas the Honor 8 Pro had a 5.7-inch, Quad HD display, the Honor 9 comes with a 5.15-inch, 1080p panel. It's plenty sharp, but doesn't[...]

What the 'Netflix Tax' will mean for you

Tuesday  11:36,   27 june 2017
9News.com.au

Here's how much your account fees will go up by.The tax will look to enforce the standard 10 percent GST loading on digital products and services that have been purchased within the country from overseas[...]

Amazon Robots Poised to Revamp How Whole Foods Runs Warehouses

Tuesday  10:41,   27 june 2017
Bloomberg

<p>The retailer could bring its distribution technology to the grocery chain</p>"We will be joining a company that’s visionary," Mackey said, according to a transcript of the meeting. "I think we’re gonna get a lot of those innovations in our[...]

Hackers Hit 75% of Drillers as Sketchy Monitoring Is Blamed

Tuesday  10:12,   27 june 2017
Bloomberg

Three out of four oil and natural gas companies fell victim to at least one cyber attack last year as hacking efforts against the industry become more frequent and sophisticated. That’s the finding from a report released Monday by industry[...]

With Alphabet, Google faces a daunting challenge: organizing itself

Tuesday  09:56,   27 june 2017
Reuters

The Alphabet structure is Google’s stab at an age-old corporate conundrum: sustaining innovation within a giant enterprise. Alphabet's strategy is to give entrepreneurs the autonomy of a startup, coupled with the discipline of a traditional[...]

How did Uluru form?

Tuesday  08:56,   27 june 2017
ABC News

Uluru is the most iconic natural landform in Australia — and its formation is an equally special story of creation, destruction and reinvention. The origins of Uluru (and Kata Tjuta) date back about 500 million years, to around the same time the[...]

Nokia smartphones unveiled for Aust issue

Tuesday  07:15,   27 june 2017
MSN

HMD Global has revealed the first three Nokia smartphones to hit Australian shelves, each crafted from a single block of aluminium with a starting cost of $249.HMD Global - the Finnish-based "home of Nokia phones" - unveiled the Nokia 3, Nokia 5 and [...]

Trouble Earth: Solar flares not what was previously thought

Tuesday  06:36,   27 june 2017
MSN

Technology blackouts could become commonplace on Earth as scientists have stated that solar flares are very difficult to predict than previously thought.&nbsp;It was thought earlier that solar flares would single bubble-like structures that[...]

Do We Have To Worry About An Asteroid Strike?

Tuesday  06:16,   27 june 2017
International Business Times

Just because an asteroid passes by Earth from a safe distance one year doesn’t mean it will always happen that way.It may never happen, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility, according to a report on Astrowatch.net. After all, scientists[...]