News: Tech & Science

Researchers use sperm to deliver cancer drugs to tumors

Sunday  14:36,   17 december 2017
Engadget

Chemotherapy has a lot of terrible side effects and that's partly because the drugs being used to fight cancer also attack healthy cells. Sperm offer quite a lot of benefits when it comes to delivering drugs. They're naturally mobile,[...]

3 ways to start the year with a digital clean slate

Sunday  14:35,   17 december 2017
USA TODAY

Here are some tips on how to declutter your digital history.Here are three ways to cover your tracks, using two of the biggest services on the internet. You may be surprised how closely these companies follow you, but you may be even more surprised[...]

Google won't show news from sites that hide their country of origin

Sunday  14:35,   17 december 2017
Engadget

Google's ongoing quest to curb fake news now includes sites that are less than honest about their home turf. A spokeswoman speaking to Bloomberg explained it as a matter of adaptation. Google has to update its policies to "reflect a[...]

Google’s Project Tango is shutting down because ARCore is already here

Sunday  10:06,   17 december 2017
The Verge

Google said today that it’ll be shutting down Project Tango next year, on March 1st. Project Tango was an early effort from Google to bring augmented reality to phones, but it never really panned out. But those devices required special[...]

BlackBerry will shutter its app store on December 31st, 2019

Saturday  14:35,   16 december 2017
Engadget

While there's little doubt that BlackBerry's in-house mobile platforms are finished (the last BB10 device shipped over 2 years ago), it's now giving holdouts some not-so-subtle hints that it's time to move on. TheThe company has[...]

Xbox party chat is coming to Android and iOS

Saturday  14:35,   16 december 2017
The Verge

Microsoft has started testing Xbox party chat in the company’s Xbox mobile apps for iOS and Android. Party chat inside the Xbox mobile apps lets you voice chat with friends on Xbox Live, similar to the Discord mobile app. It’s a useful[...]

RIP AIM: AOL Instant Messenger is gone

Saturday  12:51,   16 december 2017
USA TODAY

The messenging service launched 20 years ago for desktop computers has been discontinued.Users who visit AIM.com are redirected to a support with details on its[...]

Facebook just admitted that using Facebook can be bad for you

Saturday  12:51,   16 december 2017
CNBC

Facebook admitted on Thursday that using the social network in some fashions can be bad for your health.Facebook's director of research David Ginsberg and research scientist Moira Burke published a post in which they addressed questions about the[...]

Facebook Will Now Let You Mute Your Most Annoying Friends for 30 Days

Friday  20:20,   15 december 2017
Time

Facebook is now giving you a way to hit the mute button on your friends with its new “Snooze” feature. The option lets you temporarily unfollow a person, page or group for 30 days. When that 30 days is up, you’ll get a notification. You can also[...]

Alphabet tries internet lasers instead of balloons for India

Friday  20:20,   15 december 2017
Engadget

Alphabet is adopting laser-beaming boxes in favor of Project Loon's balloons for its latest internet-delivery partnership in Andhra Pradesh, India. Less than 20 percent of Andhra Pradesh's 53 million populace has access to internet,[...]

Speedtest shows global internet speeds are up this past year

Friday  13:55,   15 december 2017
Engadget

While Netflix and Google both have new internet speed tests on offer, Ookla's Speedtest is still the grandaddy of them all. According to Speedtest, mobile download speeds have increased 30.1 percent over the past 12 months, while mobile [...]

Speedtest shows global internet speeds are up this past year

Friday  13:55,   15 december 2017
Engadget

While Netflix and Google both have new internet speed tests on offer, Ookla's Speedtest is still the grandaddy of them all. According to Speedtest, mobile download speeds have increased 30.1 percent over the past 12 months, while mobile [...]

10 AWESOME Tech Xmas Gifts For Under £50

Friday  12:36,   15 december 2017
Know Your Mobile

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for techies? Look no further © Provided by Dennis Publishing Limited The Echo Dot is one of the cheapest smart speakers you can buy. It’s powered by Amazon’s Alexa and offers thousands of skills[...]

Samsung Is Said to Target First Half of 2018 for Smart Speaker

Friday  12:36,   15 december 2017
Bloomberg

Samsung Electronics Co. is aiming to introduce a smart speaker in the first half of 2018, entering a crowded field of voice-controlled devices from Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc., people briefed on the plans said. The device by the[...]

Amazon to Sell Google Chromecast After Echos Lose YouTube

Friday  06:41,   15 december 2017
Bloomberg

Amazon.com Inc. said it will start selling Google Chromecast gadgets again, extending an olive branch after the two internet giants clashed over the availability of their products on each other’s services. An Amazon spokeswoman said on Thursday the[...]