News: Tech & Science

The Nokia 8 Sirocco edition is 95-percent vacuum-molded glass

Sunday  21:08,   25 february 2018
Engadget

HMD brought a Nokia phone for all tastes to this year's MWC. If it looks so different, why bother referring to it as a special edition and simply call it a new phone altogether? Well, HMD probably wanted to be clear that, in some ways,[...]

Alcatel announces five phones and two Android Oreo tablets

Sunday  21:07,   25 february 2018
The Verge

Alcatel is kicking off this year’s Mobile World Congress with a whole lot of phones. Just a quick primer on Alcatel: the company is known for making lower-end phones but has tried in recent years to make them stand out a bit more, so that[...]

Nokia 1 brings Android Go to your starter phone

Sunday  21:06,   25 february 2018
CNET

The ultra-affordable Nokia 1 has basic features, an easy-to-use design and Google's slimmed-down software, Android Go.Of the five phones that Nokia introduced on Sunday here at Mobile World Congress 2018, the Nokia 1 doesn't stand at the front[...]

Apple moves to store iCloud keys in China, raising human rights fears

Sunday  15:55,   25 february 2018
Reuters

That means Chinese authorities will no longer have to use the U.S. courts to seek information on iCloud users and can instead use their own legal system to ask Apple to hand over iCloud data for Chinese users, legal experts said. Human rights[...]

Chrome's pull-to-refresh starts making its way to Chromebooks

Sunday  15:55,   25 february 2018
Engadget

Chrome on Chromebooks and Windows-2-in-1 devices is on its way to becoming more like its sibling on mobile. As lucasban has posted on Reddit, the pull-to-refresh gesture is now available on the browser's developer channel for those platforms. While [...]

Nobody wants to let Google win war for maps all over again

Sunday  10:35,   25 february 2018
Bloomberg

<p>Self-driving cars need painfully detailed data on every inch of street. Can automakers solve the problem without the reigning superpower of maps?</p>These companies converge where the law and weather are welcoming — or where they can get[...]

MIT's Veil service will make private browsing more private

Sunday  10:10,   25 february 2018
Engadget

Because incognito doesn't always mean you're 100 percent secure.Wang said in a[...]

New Huawei P20 photos show a dual-camera system

Sunday  06:00,   25 february 2018
The Verge

Huawei recently debuted the Mate 10 Pro at CES, and it’s already gearing up to launch another phone called the P20.&nbsp;Previous rumors about the device said it could feature a three-lens system as well as a notch (like the iPhone X), but these [...]

AI and 5G in focus at top mobile fair

Sunday  06:00,   25 february 2018
AFP

Phone makers will seek to entice new buyers with better cameras and bigger screens at the world's biggest mobile fair starting Monday in Spain after a year of flat smartphone sales.&nbsp;But with no major innovations awaited in handsets,[...]

Android P won't get a 'dark mode' after all

Saturday  19:36,   24 february 2018
Engadget

There was a short-lived hysteria Friday when it seemed like Google would grant a longstanding request to add built-in "dark mode" theming on stock&nbsp;As a post in the thread explains, what the Android team will change in its "P"[...]

How Samsung moved beyond its exploding phones

Saturday  19:36,   24 february 2018
The Washington Post

Just 18 months later, the company — and consumers — have shrugged it all off.Reviews of the Note 7 — a 5.7-inch, stylus-toting high-end smartphone aimed at workaholics — glowed ahead of its August launch[...]

9 Google Home tips for music lovers

Saturday  15:25,   24 february 2018
CNET

If you love your Google Home speaker about as much as you love music, here are nine tips you should know.Here are nine tips for listening to music with your Google Home[...]

HTC confirms US layoffs and will combine its smartphone and VR divisions

Saturday  15:25,   24 february 2018
The Verge

HTC has laid off several employees from its US offices, as reported by Digital Trends and independently confirmed by The Verge.&nbsp;The Taiwan-based company has laid off a significant but unspecified number of its US-based staff, keeping only[...]

Samsung Galaxy S9 launches tomorrow: these are the five leaks to be most excited about

Saturday  15:25,   24 february 2018
T3

Samsung is all set to launch its next flagship smartphone in the form of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.&nbsp;You may have already heard a few of the myriad leaks the good ship Samsung has already sprung. But if you want the full low-down ahead of [...]

Sony’s new flagships ditch an aging design for full screens

Saturday  09:20,   24 february 2018
Engadget

Sony's phones have looked largely the same for years now, but that's apparently about to change.&nbsp;The two phones appear to be mostly similar, other than their different sizes. The XZ2 boasts a 5.7-inch screen, while the compact[...]