News: Tech & Science

Twitter is killing off its apps for Xbox, Roku, and Android TV

Wednesday  15:33,   23 may 2018
theverge

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Alexa now lets you avoid meetings by moving them with your voice

Wednesday  15:32,   23 may 2018
theverge

Amazon has gradually been improving Alexa’s calendar features recently.&nbsp;You can say “Alexa, move my meeting” or “Alexa, move my meeting at 8AM to tomorrow at 10AM” to avoid those early morning meetings where, let’s be honest, you’d be[...]

Facebook face-off: EU gets little news from Zuckerberg

Wednesday  11:11,   23 may 2018
reuters

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sailed through a grilling from EU lawmakers about the social network's data policies as lengthy questions left the 34-year-old American little time to answer. Betraying little emotion, Zuckerberg apologised to[...]

Twitter brings modern features to its web and Windows apps

Wednesday  11:11,   23 may 2018
engadget

Twitter's other clients now have some of the features you take for granted using its main apps. Its mobile web version, Twitter Lite and Twitter for Windows now support night mode, real-time updates on replies, likes and retweets as well as a[...]

Fossil find of 33-million-year-old sea lilies in outback WA challenges major palaeontology theory

Wednesday  08:01,   23 may 2018
abc.net.au

<p>The discovery of hundreds of sea lily fossils in a dusty riverbed near Exmouth in north-west Western Australia has re-written the species' history book by millions of years.</p>Sea lilies, or crinoids, are the lesser known cousins of[...]

Search for aliens finds rare and mysterious radio signal from billions of light years away

Wednesday  06:01,   23 may 2018
abc.net.au

Is ET trying to fly or phone home? Scientists tend to think not, but they are hoping to find out more after discovering extremely powerful and bright radio signals from billions of light years away.The Breakthrough Listen project discovered what is[...]

PS4 heading into end of its life cycle, PlayStation CEO says

Wednesday  05:45,   23 may 2018
polygon

The PlayStation 4 is still going strong, but as hardware sales begin to decline, Sony is focusing more on the online services and subscriptions that are tied to the platform, the company said today during its annual Investor Relations Day.Three[...]

Smart homes think hard about your power bill

Wednesday  05:26,   23 may 2018
msn

Origin Energy is partnering with start-ups to develop new ways to monitor home energy usage and help customers save money.Origin Energy has partnered with Silicon Valley power start-up Bidgely to bring its Appliance Cost Breakdown service to[...]

Astronomers found new evidence that a giant ghost planet may lurk in our solar system

Wednesday  02:26,   23 may 2018
businessinsider.com.au

Scientists found surprising evidence that there may be a ninth planet in our solar system. In a new paper, scientists announced the discovery of an object, called 2015 BP519, that may orbit a hidden planet.In a new paper published this week,[...]

Why Is This Asteroid Orbiting The Wrong Way Around The Sun?

Wednesday  01:56,   23 may 2018
gizmodo.com.au

Asteroid 2015 BZ509 is orbiting the wrong way around the Sun.&nbsp;If that's true, it could be important to understanding how the Solar System evolved. "The presence of extrasolar asteroids bound to the Solar System early in its history implies[...]

Experts disclose new details about 300-year-old shipwreck

Tuesday  16:32,   22 may 2018
ap.org

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution says it's uncovered new details about a 300-year-old shipwreck off the coast of Colombia that experts believe contains billions of dollars' worth of treasure.New details about the discovery of the San [...]

LG’s Q7 phones are an upgrade to its midrange Android offerings

Tuesday  15:28,   22 may 2018
theverge

LG has been making a midrange Android phone lineup for some time now, but now it’s being refreshed with today’s announcement of the Q7 series.&nbsp;There are a few additions to the Q7 phones that are not only noteworthy but unusual on anything[...]

Comcast launches xFi Pods to build out hardware lineup

Tuesday  15:28,   22 may 2018
zdnet

The launch of xFi Pods follows a gateway and platform rollout as Comcast aims to be about home automation and networking.The addition of the xFi Pods follow the launch of its xFi Advanced Gateway and highlight Comcast's efforts to design hardware[...]

Instagram says "you're all caught up" in first time well spent feature

Tuesday  15:28,   22 may 2018
techcrunch

Without a chronological feed, it can be tough to tell if you've seen all the posts Instagram will show[...]

Zuckerberg to Tout Facebook European Investment in Testimony

Tuesday  15:28,   22 may 2018
bloomberg

Facebook Inc.’s Mark Zuckerberg will tout the company’s investment in Europe and again take responsibility for privacy failures, according to testimony prepared for an appearance Tuesday in front of the region’s parliament. Zuckerberg, who was asked [...]