News: Tech & Science

Huawei P20 Prototype Reveals Thin Bezel Design

Thursday  18:42,   22 february 2018
International Business Times

The Huawei P20 prototype may have also confirmed dual bottom-firing speakers and the absence of a headphone jack.The early prototype for the Huawei P20 was acquired by Android Authority. No information was given on how the site was able to get their [...]

Apple Is Said to Plan Upgrades to Popular AirPods Headphones

Thursday  18:41,   22 february 2018
Bloomberg

Apple Inc., seeking to bolster its wearables business, is working on upgrades to its wireless AirPods headphones, according to people familiar with the matter. Like with its mobile devices -- the iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch -- Apple intends to[...]

Weekend stargazer wins supernova 'cosmic lottery'

Thursday  14:51,   22 february 2018
AFP

To say that Victor Buso was in the right place at the right time may be the biggest understatement in the history of stargazing. By pure luck, the amateur astronomer from Rosario, Argentina snapped the first before-and-after images ever captured of[...]

Melbourne's Cherry Bar introduces mobile phone ban for live music events

Thursday  13:12,   22 february 2018
ABC News

A popular Melbourne live music venue introduces a ban on the "uncool" practice of patrons filming performances on their mobile phones. James Young, the owner of Cherry Bar on AC/DC Lane, said the ban would take immediate effect."We're not[...]

How SpaceX plans to bring speedy broadband to the whole world

Thursday  10:37,   22 february 2018
CNET

The first Starlink satellites are set to launch aboard a Falcon 9 on Thursday. It could be the start of a whole new way to share Elon Musk memes.After a third delay, Thursday is now the day SpaceX plans to launch two small prototype[...]

YouTube's trending section shows it has a fake news problem, too

Thursday  10:37,   22 february 2018
Engadget

In discussions of the ongoing battle over fake news, we often hear Facebook and Google criticized for playing a hand in spreading false information. YouTube is talked about less often when it comes to fake news, though it isn't short of[...]

Twitter's new rules prohibit bulk tweeting to fight spam

Thursday  10:36,   22 february 2018
Engadget

Twitter's spam bot issue isn't new, but it came to a head when it was revealed that thousands of Russian troll accounts used the platform to influence the 2016 Presidential elections. Twitter has always had anti-spam rules, but its[...]

Facebook Messenger adds an easy way to start group calls

Thursday  06:30,   22 february 2018
Engadget

If you've ever tried initiating a group voice or video call on Messenger, then you know that it's not intuitive at all. From there, you can choose the people to add and be able to see them all on your screen if it's a video chat.[...]

Google tries to make Android more enterprise-friendly with new recommendation program

Thursday  06:30,   22 february 2018
TechCrunch

With so many Android devices out there to choose from, it's not always easy to find one that's enterprise-friendly. To help alleviate that problem, Google announced the Android Enterprise Recommended program today.As the name implies,[...]

Ancient Tomb of Biblical Prophet Discovered in Iraq Contain Engravings Describing Brutal Assyrian Ruler

Thursday  04:26,   22 february 2018
Newsweek

Looters created a tunnel that archaeologists later explored.In present-day Mosul, Iraq, archaeologists have been exploring and documenting tombs from the kingdom of Nineveh. Looters, with a suspected affiliation with ISIS, had dug a tunnel under the [...]

Category six cyclone rating needed as storms get bigger, New Zealand Climate Minister says

Thursday  04:25,   22 february 2018
ABC News

Category six cyclone rating needed as storms get bigger, New Zealand Climate Minister saysJames Shaw said there had already been category five storms that would have been given a higher rating if one was[...]

'Your face will be your passport': Sydney Airport to trial biometrics

Wednesday  22:43,   21 february 2018
Sydney Morning Herald

Passengers flying overseas will soon be able to walk through the international terminal to their waiting plane almost without showing their passport. That is the goal of a trial of biometric testing due to start in May at Australia's largest[...]

Has Giza pyramids mystery finally been solved?

Wednesday  19:20,   21 february 2018
Sky News

Archaeologists have long wondered how the ancient Egyptians aligned the corners of the pyramids of Giza along the cardinal points so accurately. But now an electrical engineer with an interest in archaeology thinks he has the answer.The[...]

School bans teenagers from using smartphones

Wednesday  18:34,   21 february 2018
9News.com.au

"Students are actually looking at each other in the eye."Schools are tightening their belts when it comes to smartphone policies, with one banning phones as soon as students start the[...]

Google's Gboard can now search emoji, stickers and GIFs at once

Wednesday  15:53,   21 february 2018
Engadget

Gboard is making it easier to look for the perfect emoji, sticker and GIF in one go -- at least for beta testers on Android. As 9to5google reports, the keyboard's latest beta update adds a "Search all media" option that surfaces all the[...]