News: Tech & Science

Facebook details its fight to stop terrorist content

Tuesday  08:00,   24 april 2018
Engadget

Last June, Facebook described how it uses AI to help find and take down terrorist content on its platform and in November, the company said that its AI tools had allowed it to remove nearly all ISIS- and Al Qaeda-related content before it was[...]

Google Chat: what is it and when is it out?

Tuesday  08:00,   24 april 2018
The Week

New messaging service will allow Android users to send texts over data networksThe search giant’s latest product, Google Chat, is a new service aimed at allowing Android users to send messages and image files over a data network. It works in a[...]

Alphabet beats estimates with Nest in Google fold

Tuesday  08:00,   24 april 2018
CNET

Monday's earnings story is about a sales and profit boost. The question is how much did Nest smart home devices and an investment in Uber play into the results.But the roles that the Nest smart home device maker, along with an investment in[...]

Facebook Smart Speaker Launching In October

Tuesday  07:30,   24 april 2018
International Business Times

Facebook’s smart speaker is finally seeing the light of the day in the fourth quarter of this year.Digitimes learned from supply chain sources Monday that Facebook is planning to start mass producing its artificial intelligence-powered speaker in[...]

A number of Gmail users got spam messages — from themselves

Monday  15:30,   23 april 2018
The Verge

Gmail is usually pretty good about filtering out unwanted spam messages, but a number of users reported earlier today that their inboxes were suddenly flooded with ads that were apparently sent from their own accounts, according to Mashable. Users[...]

Samsung Developing Mid-Range Galaxy S9 Variant

Monday  15:25,   23 april 2018
International Business Times

South Korean tech giant Samsung is reportedly launching a new mid-range version of the Galaxy S9 flagship phone.Korea Herald learned from a Samsung official over the weekend that the tech giant is planning to release another variant of the Galaxy S[...]

Nasa Can't Explain Images of Strange Ice Circles in Arctic Sea

Monday  10:45,   23 april 2018
Newsweek

There's no clear explanation for these mysterious ice holes.NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission scientist John Sonntag captured the images on April 14, marking in his field log, “I don’t recall seeing this sort of thing elsewhere,” NASA[...]

Meizu's new phones don't have notches

Monday  10:45,   23 april 2018
The Verge

Chinese company Meizu has unveiled its new range of smartphones, the 15 series, and it seems to be taking a stand against current trends in phone design. You won’t find notches or even tall screens here — just large, intact rectangles. It’s[...]

iPhone SE 2 Might Arrive Next Month

Sunday  14:55,   22 april 2018
International Business Times

The iPhone SE 2 will arrive with a size and design that's similar to its predecessor, according to case makers.Information on the release date of the iPhone SE 2 was given by phone case makers who spoke with the Japanese website Mac Otakara. The [...]

More Facebook videos will get pre-roll ads soon

Sunday  14:55,   22 april 2018
Engadget

Facebook plans to try out pre-roll ads -- that is, commercials that play before videos -- in more parts of its service. The company also described the types of material that won't be eligible for monetization (ads), saying that it wants to[...]

Ikea’s first Bluetooth speakers show it’s still figuring out tech

Sunday  10:30,   22 april 2018
The Verge

Ikea’s been working its way into the tech space for the past few years. It started with wireless chargers, got into smart lights last year, and now it’s moving into speakers. The first two pairs of Ikea-made Bluetooth speakers went on sale[...]

Photo-sharing pioneer Flickr has a new owner: SmugMug

Sunday  10:30,   22 april 2018
CNET

Don't worry, SmugMug won't try to turn Flickr into the next Instagram, CEO says as he takes over the site 10 months after Verizon bought it through its Yahoo acquisition.Yahoo acquired Flickr in 2005 and under former Chief Executive Marissa[...]

Apple’s recycling robot disassembles 200 iPhones an hour

Saturday  16:57,   21 april 2018
MSN

Named “Daisy,” Apple’s new robot builds on its previous iteration, Liam, which Apple used to disassemble unneeded iPhones in an attempt to scrap or reuse the materials. Like her predecessor, Daisy can successfully salvage a bulk of the material[...]

AT&T Accused of Stealing Streaming-News Technology System

Saturday  15:15,   21 april 2018
Bloomberg

AT&T Corp. was sued by a tech firm that accuses the largest U.S. provider of pay TV of stealing the startup’s technology for providing online streaming news and interfering with its launch. Dallas-based AT&T reneged on an agreement to invest [...]

LG G7 ThinQ will come with dedicated Google Assistant button

Saturday  15:05,   21 april 2018
CNET

It’s the first phone to have a physical button that calls up only Google’s digital assistant, and it follows Samsung's own Bixby button on the Galaxy S9.The flagship phone, slated to be unveiled in a New York event on May 2, will sport a[...]