News: Tech & Science

Interpol-led operation finds nearly 9,000 infected servers in Southeast Asia

Monday  19:05,   24 april 2017
Reuters

An anti-cybercrime operation by Interpol and investigators from seven southeast Asian nations revealed nearly 9,000 malware-laden servers and hundreds of compromised websites in the ASEAN region, Interpol said on Monday. Various types of malware,[...]

Charging Stand Turns Your iPhone Into a Mini Macintosh

Monday  18:46,   24 april 2017
Mental Floss

Old-school sounds and graphics not included.To set your iPhone 6 or 7 back 30 years or so, just turn it on its side and slip it into the silicone sleeve. The accessory is nothing more than an extra piece of hardware—any old-school sounds or graphics [...]

Samsung Galaxy S8 torture test has some shattering results

Monday  18:37,   24 april 2017
CNET

Device warranty company SquareTrade brings out the big guns to take on the new flagship handset.The company subjected the new Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to its battery of breakability tests and found the new generation is a little more delicate than its[...]

Siri now reads out your WhatsApp messages

Monday  18:37,   24 april 2017
Engadget

"Hey Siri, read my last WhatsApp message."Once the app has been updated, a simple "Hey Siri, read my last WhatsApp message" request will have Siri dictate the most recent text. It'll no doubt help keep friends and family updated on the[...]

Nikon files patent case against ASML, Carl Zeiss over lithography tech

Monday  14:50,   24 april 2017
Reuters

Japan's Nikon Corp on Monday said it has initiated legal action against ASML Holding NV and Carl Zeiss AG, saying the Dutch and Germany companies used its lithography technology without its permission. Nikon, the world's eighth-largest chip[...]

5 Facts About Apple's Self-Driving Technology

Monday  14:50,   24 april 2017
International Business Times

On Saturday, the California Department of Motor Vehicles released a 41-page document detailing Apple's plan for self-driving vehicles.Apple was granted a permit to test its self-driving technology in California earlier this month. The state[...]

HP brushes the dust off its cheapest DreamColor

Monday  14:30,   24 april 2017
CNET

<p>HP has revved its cheapest DreamColor, the 24-inch DreamColor Z24x to G2.</p>Looking to pick up a pro-color-quality display at a price south of $1,000? HP has revved its cheapest DreamColor, the 24-inch DreamColor Z24x to [...]

Apple Maps gets transit mode for Paris

Monday  10:37,   24 april 2017
TechCrunch

Apple is finally adding transit options to its Maps app for the city of Paris. Starting today, you can use Apple Maps to calculate itineraries using public transportation.You’ll find subway, RER and bus lines, and even Transilien lines. Just like in [...]

The incredible evolution of supercomputers' powers, from 1946 to today

Monday  10:37,   24 april 2017
Popular Science

The first supercomputer went live in 1965. Since then, the computing power of these mega machines has grown exponentially. The first su Since then, the computing power of these mega machines has grown exponentially.Engineers measured early[...]

Uber responds to report that it tracked users who deleted its app

Monday  10:37,   24 april 2017
TechCrunch

Uber tracked former users even after they deleted the app from their iPhones, a practice that eventually earned CEO Travis Kalanick a scolding from Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the New York Times reports. Uber is pushing back on the allegations,[...]

Robocaller bait: Your old, recycled phone numbers

Monday  10:37,   24 april 2017
USA TODAY

Thousands of telephone lines sit o­­­n a Federal Trade Commission “honeypot” computer, answering and trapping incoming calls, and capturing caller IDs and voice recordings. Many of the telephone numbers used in this technological trap were abandoned [...]

Why Did These Lions Eat So Many People?

Monday  08:20,   24 april 2017
Gizmodo Australia

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First Australian-built satellites launched in 15 years

Monday  08:20,   24 april 2017
Smart Company

By Andrew Dempster, UNSW The first Australian-built satellites to be launched in 15 years recently took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida.&nbsp;Unlike the enormous satellites Australia uses for telecommunications, each of these new satellites[...]

A drug derived from marijuana may be the first of its kind to treat a rare form of epilepsy

Monday  07:20,   24 april 2017
Business Insider Australia

<p>The drug is called Epidiolex, and its active ingredient is cannabidiol, the compound in marijuana thought to be responsible for many of its therapeutic effects.</p>The drug is called Epidiolex, and its active ingredient is cannabidiol, the[...]

Flying cars: A 1950s dream takes to the skies

Monday  07:11,   24 april 2017
USA TODAY

So here's just how fast technology is accelerating. We haven't even nailed down self-driving cars yet, and now the buzz is all about flying cars. In fact, the dogged pursuit of an airborne escape from traffic has been with us for more than[...]