News: Tech & Science

Lenovo’s leaked 25th-anniversary ThinkPad sports a familiar look

Sunday  05:55,   24 september 2017
Engadget

The latest ThinkPad that Lenovo brought to CES back in January had a notably sleeker, more modern appearance than the line's traditional boxy black look. According to the leak, the allegedly-named ThinkPad 25 has visual touches from its [...]

Hurricane Maria wreaks havoc on Arecibo radio telescope

Sunday  05:55,   24 september 2017
Engadget

It's compounding an already terrible situation.To make matters worse, the situation is dire for on-site staff. The National Science Foundation understands that team members have generators, a water well and food for a week, but the roads may be[...]

Fly me to the Moon: For some, lunar village takes shape

Sunday  05:55,   24 september 2017
AFP

By 2040, a hundred people will live on the Moon, melting ice for water, 3D-printing homes and tools, eating plants grown in lunar soil, and competing in low-gravity, "flying" sports.To those who mock such talk as science fiction, experts[...]

Nintendo is updating Super Mario Run with a new character, mode, and world

Saturday  19:55,   23 september 2017
The Verge

Nintendo will issue a new update to its iOS and Android game Super Mario Run on September 29th, which will include a new world, mode, and playable character. The update will introduce a new mode called Remix 10, which randomly splices[...]

Apple now gives you 48 hours to watch a rented movie after starting it

Saturday  19:55,   23 september 2017
The Verge

Apple has extended the period of time that customers have to finish (or rewatch) a rented movie to 48 hours. That’s up from the previous limit of 24 hours, as MacRumors noted earlier today. The clock starts when you begin watching rented content;[...]

How to really turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in iOS 11

Saturday  19:55,   23 september 2017
CNET

Turns out just tapping the buttons in Control Center doesn't do it!Ever since its debut, way back in iOS 7, Control Center has included convenient Bluetooth and Wi-Fi toggles. Tap one, the feature turns off. Tap again, it's back[...]

Nest’s cheaper thermostat is better than the original

Saturday  16:00,   23 september 2017
The Verge

Usually when a company releases a cheaper version of its flagship product, it’s notably worse in some way in order to justify the cheaper price and to keep from cannibalizing the original, more expensive option. Nest didn’t do that.[...]

How to open your messed up files

Saturday  16:00,   23 september 2017
Popular Science

You don't have to be a software expert to repair a recalcitrant file. What happens when you download a PDF that then refuses to load, or you open a video only to find it won't play? What happens when you download a PDF that then[...]

How to open your messed up files

Saturday  16:00,   23 september 2017
Popular Science

You don't have to be a software expert to repair a recalcitrant file. What happens when you download a PDF that then refuses to load, or you open a video only to find it won't play? What happens when you download a PDF that then[...]

Around the world, a muted launch for Apple's iPhone 8

Saturday  16:00,   23 september 2017
Reuters

Apple Inc's launch of the iPhone 8 kicked off with less fanfare on Friday than new models in previous years in the United States, Asia, Australia and Britain, as fans held out for the premium iPhone X, due out in early November. In San[...]

Around the world, a muted launch for Apple's iPhone 8

Saturday  16:00,   23 september 2017
Reuters

Apple Inc's launch of the iPhone 8 kicked off with less fanfare on Friday than new models in previous years in the United States, Asia, Australia and Britain, as fans held out for the premium iPhone X, due out in early November. In San[...]

Nest’s cheaper thermostat is better than the original

Saturday  16:00,   23 september 2017
The Verge

Usually when a company releases a cheaper version of its flagship product, it’s notably worse in some way in order to justify the cheaper price and to keep from cannibalizing the original, more expensive option. Nest didn’t do that.[...]

Facebook Scraps New Share Class in Rare Win for Investors

Saturday  11:41,   23 september 2017
Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. scrapped plans to create a new class of shares, a rare victory for outside investors in a battle for control of the world’s largest social media company. The move would have let Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg keep voting[...]

Facebook Scraps New Share Class in Rare Win for Investors

Saturday  11:41,   23 september 2017
Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. scrapped plans to create a new class of shares, a rare victory for outside investors in a battle for control of the world’s largest social media company. The move would have let Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg keep voting[...]

Britain's minister for London slams 'blanket ban' on Uber

Saturday  11:30,   23 september 2017
Reuters

A British government minister has criticized the London authorities for deciding to strip Uber of its taxi licence, a major setback to the U.S. technology firm that has become a big player in the city's transport system.The British capital's[...]