News: Tech & Science

Huawei's newest phone is a high-end alternative to Samsung, Apple devices

Thursday  14:36,   23 november 2017
CNBC

The Mate 10 Pro could be a game changer for Huawei as it looks to break Samsung and Apple's hold in the smartphone market.Huawei provided me with a review unit of the Mate 10 Pro smartphone for a week. Launched in October and made available[...]

How to find the best 4K TV for your space

Thursday  14:36,   23 november 2017
Engadget

<p>While 4K is the marketing term you'll see attached to new TVs, it's not an upgrade that you'll immediately notice. Technically speaking, 4K sets have four times as many pixels as 1080p, or "Full HD," TVs. But most people[...]

Samsung could be ready to unveil its 'foldable' smartphone

Thursday  11:22,   23 november 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

Samsung's project to develop a foldable smartphone -- which could be called the Galaxy X -- has been the subject of many online rumors.&nbsp;A project of the kind has already been confirmed by DJ Koh, Samsung's president of mobile[...]

Ghostly Cosmic Neutrinos Are Stopped Cold by Planet Earth, New Study Shows

Thursday  11:21,   23 november 2017
MSN

Subatomic particles called neutrinos are notoriously hard to catch because they pass right through regular matter like ghosts.&nbsp;Researchers from the IceCube experiment in Antarctica announced this week that they have measured the rate at[...]

Should Uber users be worried about data hack?

Thursday  11:21,   23 november 2017
AFP

The theft of the personal data of 57 million Uber riders and drivers highlights how vulnerable we make ourselves when we install apps on our mobile phones and tablet computers. What happened?Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said Tuesday that[...]

YouTube says it will block predatory comment sections on videos of minors

Thursday  11:21,   23 november 2017
The Verge

After a Verge story detailed glaring examples of predatory comments on videos of children, YouTube announced today that it will turn off comments entirely on videos where it detects predatory behavior.&nbsp;&nbsp;“Comments of this nature are [...]

New Theory Questions Existence Of Dark Matter, Dark Energy

Thursday  11:21,   23 november 2017
International Business Times

These two mysterious entities are together thought to account for over 95 percent of all energy in the observable universe, and are largely accepted as real in the astronomy community.A new theory by an astronomer from the University of Geneva,[...]

Facebook to let users see if they 'liked' Russian accounts

Thursday  06:51,   23 november 2017
Reuters

U.S. lawmakers called the announcement a positive step. The web page, though, would fall short of their demands that Facebook individually notify users about Russian propaganda posts or ads they were exposed to. Facebook, Alphabet Inc's Google and[...]

Elon Musk's Giant Battery Set for Testing in South Australia

Thursday  06:51,   23 november 2017
Bloomberg

Billionaire Elon Musk’s giant battery being built in the Australian outback will be energized in coming days and begin testing, indicating Tesla Inc. is on track to meet a 100-day self-imposed deadline to install the system. ©[...]

Google stops secretly tracking cellular location info

Thursday  05:21,   23 november 2017
USA TODAY

Google is ending a practice in which certain Android cellphone location information was captured, following an online investigation that raised questions about how the information might impact your privacy.&nbsp;The report, posted in Quartz,[...]

New Uber CEO keeps finding horrors at every turn

Thursday  05:21,   23 november 2017
Bloomberg

The appointment of Dara Khosrowshahi as head of Uber Technologies Inc. this summer was supposed to mark the beginning of a new chapter.&nbsp;Somehow, the new chief executive officer keeps finding more horrors at every turn. The latest is a[...]

Lyft wins permit to test self-driving cars in California

Wednesday  19:35,   22 november 2017
Reuters

U.S. ride-hailing firm Lyft has secured a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California, taking it one step further in the race with several other companies to bring self-driving cars to the masses. Lyft's permit, reflected on the California[...]

Google voice recognition could transcribe doctor visits

Wednesday  15:01,   22 november 2017
Engadget

Doctors work long hours, and a disturbingly large part of that is documenting patient visits -- one study indicates that they spend 6 hours of an 11-hour day making sure their records are up to snuff.&nbsp;The approach can not only distinguish[...]

YouTube is back on Amazon’s Echo Show

Wednesday  15:01,   22 november 2017
The Verge

YouTube has returned to the Amazon Echo Show nearly two months after a Google and Amazon dispute saw the internet search giant pull support for its popular video service from Amazon’s hardware, according to a report from VoiceBot.ai.&nbsp;Along[...]

Apple scientists disclose self-driving car research

Wednesday  10:08,   22 november 2017
Reuters

Research by Apple Inc computer scientists on how self-driving cars can better spot cyclists and pedestrians while using fewer sensors has been posted online.The paper by Yin Zhou and Oncel Tuzel, submitted on Nov. 17 to independent online journal[...]