News: Tech & Science

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[...]

Intel's Project Alloy VR headset is dead

Saturday  07:25,   23 september 2017
Engadget

Intel won't be releasing its Project Alloy VR headset platform anytime this year -- in fact, it won't be releasing the technology at all. The company didn't elaborate on why there's a lack of interest, but it could be because[...]

Uber’s new CEO tells employees there is ‘high cost to a bad reputation’ after London ban

Saturday  07:25,   23 september 2017
The Verge

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sent a sobering, self-reflective email to employees today following the London transport authority’s decision not to renew the company’s license. “Irrespective of whether we did everything that is being said about [...]

At smartphone pioneer HTC - a new, or virtual, reality

Saturday  06:55,   23 september 2017
Reuters

<p>When HTC Corp brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem a sharp loss in market share to Apple (AAPL.O) and Samsung Electronics.</p>But the gamble[...]

The iPhone 8 back glass is more expensive to fix than the screen

Friday  20:26,   22 september 2017
The Verge

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus' most obvious design change is the switch to a glossy, glass back. There was a chance this glass would be priced at or around the same price as a cracked screen under AppleCare+, but that's apparently not the case:[...]

Uber stripped of London licence

Friday  20:26,   22 september 2017
Reuters

<p>London stripped Uber on Friday of its licence to operate from the end of September in a huge blow to the taxi app that will affect more than 40,000 drivers in one of the world's biggest cities.</p>Regulator Transport for London (TfL)[...]

Doogee’s S60 is a manly phone made for extremely manly men

Friday  15:40,   22 september 2017
The Verge

The new S60 is a manly phone, says its Chinese phone maker Doogee. I t’s absolutely the manliest manly man phone ever created. I’m impressed because it’s a rugged hunk of metal that’s clearly made for doing manly things like having adventures and[...]

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Is Said to Plan About 5,000 Job Cuts

Friday  15:40,   22 september 2017
Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. is planning to cut about 10 percent of its staff, or at least 5,000 workers, according to people familiar with the matter, part of a broader effort to pare expenses as competition mounts. The reductions[...]

Your photos just underwent a massive change with iOS 11. Here's what you need to know.

Friday  15:35,   22 september 2017
Popular Science

If you've updated your phone, you're already shooting HEIF files instead of JPEGs. These bright red tomatoes were shot in the HEIF file format, which Apple has integrated into its iOS 11 operating system. The original image file captured by[...]

Netflix adds HDR support for iPhone 8, iPhone X, and iPad Pro

Friday  15:35,   22 september 2017
Engadget

Netflix is adding high dynamic range (HDR) support to more mobile devices.&nbsp;Now, thanks to the release of iOS 11, iPhone users suffering from FOMO can get in on the action too. You'll be able to binge watch in Dolby Vision HDR on the newly[...]

This electric bike can cover 236 miles on a single charge

Friday  11:56,   22 september 2017
T3

The DelFast e-bike has a 236 mile range, top speed of 35 mph, and plenty of smart features, essentially, what you're looking at here is essentially the Tesla of electric bikes. Let's start off with that range. This bike has been designed for[...]

Kodak’s app and chatbot will scour your photos for forgotten gems

Friday  11:50,   22 september 2017
Engadget

If you're like me, you have thousands of photos on your phone, most of which you will have long forgotten.&nbsp;Both the updated "Kodak Moments" app from the company and its Moments Assistant Facebook bot use algorithms and AI to figure out[...]

Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will end untraceable political ads

Friday  11:50,   22 september 2017
The Verge

In an announcement on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg said the company would make changes to ensure political ads on its platform are more transparent. Zuckerberg said it was “maybe the most important step we’re taking”Calling it “maybe the most[...]

A Work Of Art: Samsung's New Frame TV

Friday  11:50,   22 september 2017
Entrepreneur

Samsung has successfully merged art and technology with the release of The Frame TV. The product is just what its name suggests- a television that looks like a framed piece of artwork. Here’s how it works. With the help of technology, The Frame TV[...]

Apple's iPhone 8 launch in Sydney sees bleak turnout

Friday  07:30,   22 september 2017
Reuters

Apple Inc's iPhone 8 launch in Sydney, one of the first cities to access the product in Australia, saw a bleak turnout as fans held out for the soon-to-be-released premium iPhone X. Hundreds of people usually gather at Apple's Sydney city store[...]