News: Tech & Science

OnePlus 6 review: A big step closer to the perfect smartphone

Monday  11:02,   21 may 2018
engadget

I still remember that day, more than four years ago, when OnePlus came out of nowhere with its promise "to spare no expense" to bring us "the perfect smartphone." While the OnePlus 5 and 5T might have looked a little[...]

Teen phone monitoring app leaked thousands of user passwords

Monday  11:01,   21 may 2018
zdnet

Exclusive: A server stored teenagers' Apple ID email addresses and plaintext passwords.The mobile app, TeenSafe, bills itself as a "secure" monitoring app for iOS and Android, which lets parents view their child's text messages and location,[...]

Here's A $6,000 'iPhone X Tesla' With A Solar Panel, If You Have Way Too Much Money Or Something

Monday  06:56,   21 may 2018
gizmodo.com.au

<p>The first unit, which is apparently intended for Tesla CEO Elon Musk, will additionally be engraved with the slogan "Made on Earth by Humans."</p>The iPhone X Tesla is not really a full edition of the phone, or even really a[...]

Australian tech entrepreneur, 40, develops a driverless car company now worth $1BILLION - and he's ready to take on Tesla and Apple

Monday  06:56,   21 may 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Melbourne's CEO of driverless car startup Zoox, Tim kentley-Klay, has been making waves in the tech industry, as Australia is predicted to introduce driverless cars on our roads by 2021 Melbourne-born former animation studio owner Tim[...]

Telstra Outage Fix: Restart Your Phones

Monday  06:55,   21 may 2018
lifehacker.com.au

Telstra's mobile network is experiencing yet another outage, with thousands of 4G and 3G customers affected around the country.&nbsp;It appears Telstra is finally getting today's mobile network issues under control, with the outage blamed on [...]

Telstra mobile outage 'could be impacting' 000 calls: police

Monday  06:31,   21 may 2018
brisbanetimes.com.au

Telstra mobile customers across Australia are reporting widespread difficulties with outbound calls.NSW Police said the outages could be affecting people trying to call Triple Zero (000) or the Police Assistance Line (131 444). "The advice we have[...]

New hunt launched for Loch Ness monster

Monday  05:10,   21 may 2018
msn

A global team of scientists hope new DNA technology will help finally prove whether the Loch Ness monster exists.A global team of scientists - led by Professor Neil Gemmell of the University of Otago in New Zealand - will take to the Scottish lake[...]

The Thing Inside Your Cells That Might Determine How Long You Live

Monday  04:05,   21 may 2018
nytimes

You may have forgotten about the nucleolus since you took biology class, but scientists think this structure inside every cell in your body may play an important role in aging.Researchers identified the mutated gene that had lengthened the worm’s[...]

Here Is Every Suburb That Will Be Getting The NBN In 2018 [Updated]

Monday  03:56,   21 may 2018
lifehacker.com.au

At the end of 2016, we published a complete list of the Australian suburbs that were getting their internet upgraded to the NBN in 2017.&nbsp;Overlords of the new network, nbn Co provides a breakdown of the commencement dates and disconnection[...]

Ancient DNA shows first farmers in South-East Asia migrated from China 4,500 years ago

Monday  03:10,   21 may 2018
abc.net.au

Scraps of DNA thousands of years old give archaeologists the "smoking gun" they need to show the first farmers in South-East Asia were migrants from south China. Researchers extracted DNA from ancient bones found in modern-day Vietnam,[...]

Time travellers have been formally invited to Stephen Hawking’s farewell service

Monday  03:10,   21 may 2018
techly.com.au

<p>But while attendees must be aged 12 or older, the service isn’t ruling out the possibility of time travellers being present.</p>Professor Hawking was one of science’s great equalisers – a man who took some of the most complex,[...]

The Surprising Secrets of the Fastest Stars in the Milky Way Galaxy

Monday  01:07,   21 may 2018
thedailybeast

April 25 changed the trajectory of how we understand supernova — and our mysteriously expanding universe.When a certain kind of dying star, called a type 1a supernova, explodes, they only shine for a few weeks. They are bright and consistent, but[...]

Mind-boggling paper says octopuses may have come from outer space

Sunday  16:00,   20 may 2018
techly.com.au

A scientific paper, published in an academic journal, believes that octopuses come from outer space.The study, which is the result of decades of research, does not come from a tin foil basement theorist, nor was it published on some fringe site[...]

LocationSmart reportedly leaked phone location data onto the web

Friday  15:38,   18 may 2018
engadget

It's starting to feel like everyone in charge of our sensitive data might be incompetent.&nbsp;LocationSmart aggregates real-time data on the location of subscribers' mobile phones. It's all opt-in, but Krebs reported that anyone could[...]

Bixby 2.0 Will Launch With Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Friday  15:38,   18 may 2018
ibtimes

Samsung Research's head of AI said that Bixby will be upgraded with natural language process, improved noise resistance and quicker response times. The current version of Bixby is able to answer most queries easily, but the problem is that users [...]