News: Tech & Science

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[...]

Cracks on Mars Reveal a System of Ancient Lakes

Saturday  11:50,   21 april 2018
Newsweek

These curious cracks suggest that the lake levels changed often over time.The study, published online in Geology, proved that cracks on Mars' surface previously photographed by Curiosity are indeed desiccation mudcracks which could have only[...]

Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported

Saturday  11:40,   21 april 2018
Reuters

Apple Inc on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries. Apple said the flaw, reported in some 13-inch Macbook Pros[...]

Exclusive: Chat is Google’s next big fix for Android’s messaging mess

Friday  16:35,   20 april 2018
The Verge

How the successor to SMS will take on iMessage  It’s a problem. In fact, it’s been always been a problem. Google has spent nearly a decade trying — and failing — to fix it with an ever-rotating cast of poorly supported apps. While[...]

Xiaomi Mi 7 Might Come With Face ID-Like Feature

Friday  15:30,   20 april 2018
International Business Times

A new report claims that the first Android phone to feature 3D-sensing technology like the one on the iPhone X will be released in the third quarter.The reason why it’s taking so long for Android phones to adopt 3D-sensing technology is due to the[...]

Casio reveals Pro Trek smartwatch with built-in offline GPS

Friday  15:20,   20 april 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

Wear OS is getting yet another watch added to its portfolio, this time an outdoorsy number by Japanese manufacturer, Casio.  Casio revealed the Pro Trek Smart Watch this week, the latest addition to its PRO TREK series of outdoor[...]

Jack Ma says Alibaba 'doing a lot of research' on driverless cars

Friday  12:00,   20 april 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

E-commerce giant Alibaba is steering resources towards driverless car technology, its CEO Jack Ma confirmed on Thursday, joining a global race to shape the future of driving. Despite fresh safety fears after a woman was hit and killed by a[...]