News: Tech & Science

Weird Cyanide Ice Clouds Explained on Saturn’s Moon

Wednesday  10:08,   22 november 2017
Newsweek

The clouds triggered a four-year cold snap—talk about "winter is coming.""This effect is so far unique in the solar system and is only possible because of Titan's exotic atmospheric chemistry," lead author Nick Teanby, a planetary[...]

This man is about to launch himself in his homemade rocket to prove the Earth is flat

Wednesday  06:36,   22 november 2017
The Washington Post

<p>Seeking to prove that a conspiracy of astronauts fabricated the shape of the Earth, a California man intends to launch himself 1,800 feet high on Saturday in a rocket he built from scrap metal.</p>Assuming the 500-mph, mile-long flight[...]

New Hole in Sun's Atmosphere Lets Particles Spew Out

Wednesday  06:06,   22 november 2017
MSN

A large, dark "hole" has opened up in the sun's atmosphere, allowing solar winds to rush out into space.NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this ultraviolet image of the coronal hole on Nov. 8, with the space agency releasing[...]

Google collects Android users’ locations even when location services are disabled

Wednesday  04:50,   22 november 2017
Quartz

Many people realize that smartphones track their locations. But what if you actively turn off location services, haven’t used any apps, and haven’t even inserted…Even if you take all of those precautions, phones running Android software gather data[...]

New Hole in Sun's Atmosphere Lets Particles Spew Out

Wednesday  02:16,   22 november 2017
MSN

A large, dark "hole" has opened up in the sun's atmosphere, allowing solar winds to rush out into space — an ordinary occurrence, but a spectacular one to see.NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this ultraviolet image of the[...]

OnePlus 5T Hits Retail In Europe, India & North America

Tuesday  19:17,   21 november 2017
Know Your Mobile

The OnePlus 5T can now be purchased from retail outlets across the world.In the US, the phone is priced at $500 for the 64GB model and $560 for the 128GB. In Canada it's $660 CAD and $730 CAD respectively. In the UK; £450 and £500. Europe; €500[...]

Cryptocurrency startup Tether claims it was robbed of $31 million in tokens

Tuesday  17:52,   21 november 2017
MSN

Tether noted in a now-removed post on its site that nearly $31 million worth of tokens were stolen from the treasury in which it stored its dollar-pegged cryptocurrency.&nbsp;The company said that it won’t redeem any of the stolen tokens, and[...]

Google’s Gboard app gets more languages and built-in stickers

Tuesday  17:52,   21 november 2017
Engadget

After catching up with iOS, Google's keyboard app for Android is now racing ahead, courtesy of an update that packs 40 additional languages (including Japanese), and built-in sticker packs. Although Google already has a keyboard for non-Latin[...]

Can OnePlus appeal to more than just Android fanboys?

Tuesday  17:51,   21 november 2017
CNET

The Chinese phone maker's growth has exploded thanks to word of mouth. But CEO Pete Lau hopes to win you over to the OnePlus 5T, even if you're not a hardcore fan.OnePlus CEO Pete Lau explains how he will eventually win you[...]

Ice Age woolly mammoth family go on sale

Tuesday  13:20,   21 november 2017
Sky News

A family of woolly mammoths - including a one-year-old baby - is going on sale, offering museums the chance to exhibit a complete Ice Age family unit for the first time. The ancient animal skeletons are expected to raise up to £400,000 at auction[...]

Tech turkeys of 2017: From Spectacles to Juicero

Tuesday  10:16,   21 november 2017
USA TODAY

Which tech products did consumers find they could quite happily live without? For 2017, none was a bigger turkey than Spectacles.The cute $129 video sunglasses were initially hard to get—until Snapchat parent Snap put them on sale nationally in[...]

The best action camera 2017

Tuesday  10:15,   21 november 2017
T3

Whether you're canoeing, mountain biking, skiing or snowboarding, these action cams go anywhere and capture it in extreme detailWe think the best action camera right now is the GoPro Hero6 Black, but that might not be the best action cam for[...]

Robot Makers Fill Their War Chests in Fight Against Amazon

Tuesday  06:35,   21 november 2017
Bloomberg

A few years ago, Amazon.com Inc. triggered a robot arms race when it purchased a company called Kiva Systems. Now its would-be rivals are landing bigger and bigger cash injections to try to compete with the e-commerce giant. Locus Robotics, a[...]

Scientists solve the mystery of America's scuba-diving fly

Tuesday  06:35,   21 november 2017
Reuters

<p>A small fly that thrives at an inhospitable California lake east of Yosemite National Park long has perplexed observers who watch as it crawls into the severely salty and alkaline water, snacks on some algae or lays some eggs, then emerges dry [...]

Wow! 1st Interstellar Asteroid Is a Spinning Space Cigar

Tuesday  05:35,   21 november 2017
MSN

When astronomers using the Pan-STARRS1 telescope in Hawaii spotted a mysterious object dashing through our solar system, they immediately knew it was something special. Traveling at high speed and originating from interstellar space, this object[...]