News: Tech & Science

Intel admits Spectre patch problems also affect newer Core chips

Thursday  14:41,   18 january 2018
Engadget

The chipmaker said it's working on a fix for its buggy Spectre/Meltdown patches.Shenoy also discussed how the Spectre and Meltdown fixes will affect servers, staying true to Intel's promise to be more transparent. He revealed the initial data[...]

New biggest radio telescope to help detect alien signals

Thursday  14:41,   18 january 2018
CNET

China plans to build another big radio telescope that could boost the quest to determine if we're alone in the universe, and solve other long-standing mysteries.China plans to amp up its ability to search for aliens, dark matter, gravitational[...]

Google will make page speed a factor in mobile search ranking starting in July

Thursday  13:40,   18 january 2018
TechCrunch

Google today announced a significant change in how it ranks websites for mobile searches: it will now take page speed into consideration as one of its signals, the company says. Though speed will become more of a factor in determining the[...]

These companies claim blockchain could help fight climate change

Thursday  10:35,   18 january 2018
Popular Science

Is it a breakthrough, or just a buzzword? Climate wonks say blockchain has a key role to play in the clean-energy economy. But, while hackers wreak havoc on the climate, blockchain, the bleeding-edge technology behind Bitcoin, could one day [...]

Google’s Project Fi has a new unlimited data plan, but it’s not as cheap as it seems

Thursday  09:58,   18 january 2018
BGR

Google's Project Fi has built a reputation for being the simplest mobile carrier out there. But the latest trend in cell plans is unlimited data, and from that perspective, Google’s system has always been expensive. No wireless plan you [...]

Apple CEO: iPhone owners will be able to disable 'power management'

Thursday  07:10,   18 january 2018
Engadget

About a month ago, Apple explained that slower performance of older iPhones is intentional, implemented as a "power management" plan through an iOS update. Tonight, in an interview with ABC News, CEO Tim Cook that not only will[...]

Mitsubishi's mirrorless car cameras can spot distant traffic

Thursday  07:10,   18 january 2018
Engadget

It can tell the difference between people, cars and bikes, too.The technology uses the brand's proprietary AI to give drivers advanced warning of upcoming obstacles, and is expected to help prevent accidents, especially when changing lanes. The[...]

Instagram users are promoting economic policy for pay

Thursday  06:15,   18 january 2018
CNBC

Hoping to generate youth interest in state finances, Singapore's finance ministry paid 50 users to post on the annual economic blueprint.Hoping to generate youth interest in state finances, the island nation's Ministry of Finance paid more than[...]

8 features that make the Note 8 worth the extra cash

Wednesday  19:35,   17 january 2018
T3

The Note 8 vs the Galaxy S8 vs the restThat's a little more than you'll fork out for either the Galaxy S8 or the Galaxy S8 Plus, so why would you bother shelling out the extra cash? We've got 8 reasons for you – to match the device's name – so[...]

Mitsubishi's mirrorless car cameras can spot distant traffic

Wednesday  19:35,   17 january 2018
Engadget

It can tell the difference between people, cars and bikes, too.The technology uses the brand's proprietary AI to give drivers advanced warning of upcoming obstacles, and is expected to help prevent accidents, especially when changing lanes. The[...]

Workers at Apple Supplier Catcher Describe Harsh Conditions

Wednesday  19:35,   17 january 2018
Bloomberg

At a Catcher Technology Co. manufacturing complex in the Chinese industrial city of Suqian, workers stand for up to 10 hours a day in hot workshops slicing and blasting iPhone casings for Apple Inc., handling noxious chemicals.These conditions --[...]

A Google app that matches your face to artwork is wildly popular. It’s also raising privacy concerns.

Wednesday  15:06,   17 january 2018
The Washington Post

Google says its wildly popular art app doesn’t store your facial data. That’s not stopping some people from worrying about privacy.The latest version of the Google Arts & Culture app allows users to match their selfies against celebrated portraits[...]

Apple rumoured to be ditching the top notch on 2019 iPhone X

Wednesday  14:26,   17 january 2018
T3

An all-screen iPhone at[...]

Ferrari will take on Tesla with an all-electric supercar and SUV

Wednesday  14:05,   17 january 2018
BGR

Nearly two years ago, Ferarri chariman Sergio Marchionne scoffed at the notion that the Italian sports car maker would ever develop an electric car. A harsh position, to be sure, Marchionne later explained that an integral part of the[...]

OnePlus disables credit card payment after fraud reports

Wednesday  14:05,   17 january 2018
CNET

Customers reported suspicious activity on their credit cards after making purchases on OnePlus' website.Following customer complaints about fraudulent activity on their credit card after using it on the company's site, OnePlus is disabling[...]