News: Tech & Science

Hike brings payments, news, and messaging to basic Android phones without mobile data

Wednesday  11:15,   17 january 2018
MSN

Mobile messaging service Hike just launched Total, a new service that lets Android users in India make payments to businesses and transfer money, read news, book train tickets, and chat with their contacts on the platform – all without mobile[...]

Samsung designed a 2018 Winter Olympics edition Galaxy Note 8

Wednesday  11:15,   17 january 2018
Engadget

Samsung has unveiled a sweet-looking Galaxy Note 8 you might never get your hands on. Samsung will distribute 4,000 devices to competing athletes and staff members before the games begin in early February. All Paralympic Winter Games[...]

YouTube implements stricter requirements for partners

Wednesday  11:15,   17 january 2018
Engadget

YouTube has been under fire for months over inappropriate content masquerading as kid-friendly videos and popular creators acting out of line. Creators part of Preferred get more per click than their counterparts and have bigger earning[...]

Google to expand cloud infrastructure with new regions, submarine cables

Wednesday  07:40,   17 january 2018
Reuters

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Tuesday it would add five regions and build three new submarine cables as it expands its infrastructure for cloud customers. The company, which has invested $30 billion in infrastructure over the past three years,[...]

The iPhone X just extended Apple’s lead over Samsung

Wednesday  07:40,   17 january 2018
BGR

In the run-up to the iPhone X launch, all the analyst chatter revolved around one topic: How big of a success the iPhone X would be. Although we won’t have any conclusive answers until Apple releases its Q4 earnings data, a new set of[...]

Five-Exoplanet System Discovered Thanks to Citizen Scientists

Wednesday  07:40,   17 january 2018
MSN

A family of four planets orbiting a distant star was discovered last April, with the help of citizen scientists around the world. In a new paper, researchers reveal some fascinating features of this alien solar system, including the presence of a[...]

Russia readies supercomputer to improve World Cup weather forecasts

Tuesday  19:22,   16 january 2018
Reuters

Russia is setting up a supercomputer meant to improve weather forecasts ahead of this year's soccer World Cup finals, the authorities said on Tuesday. With the World Bank's support, the world's largest country has been working to improve its[...]

This Year’s Corporate Space Race: Getting Ready for Astronauts, Then Tourists

Tuesday  19:21,   16 january 2018
Bloomberg

For the past seven years, American astronauts who need to get to the International Space Station have had only one option: Pay roughly $80 million to hitch a ride on a cramped Russian Soyuz rocket. Now Boeing Co. and Elon Musk’s Space Exploration[...]

Black Box VR: luring gamers into the gym

Tuesday  18:40,   16 january 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

This fitness experience may also appeal to regular gym goers who want to shake up their routine with a new way to work out. The name Black Box is appropriate for multiple reasons. To start a workout the user literally walks into a black cubicle[...]

Black Box VR: luring gamers into the gym

Tuesday  18:40,   16 january 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

This fitness experience may also appeal to regular gym goers who want to shake up their routine with a new way to work out. The name Black Box is appropriate for multiple reasons. To start a workout the user literally walks into a black cubicle[...]

This diamond studded smartwatch costs nearly $200K

Tuesday  17:10,   16 january 2018
CNET

TAG Heuer’s latest creation is the world’s most expensive smartwatch to date, but its tech is standard wearable fare.TAG Heuer added 589 baguette-size diamonds (that's 23.35 carats worth of precious stone) to its latest smartwatch, which it showed[...]

Samsung, LG To Release AI-Based Air Conditioners

Tuesday  17:10,   16 january 2018
International Business Times

Crosstown competitors Samsung and LG are reportedly introducing AI-powered air conditioners this month.On Tuesday, South Korean news agency Yonhap learned from industry sources that the two neighboring tech companies are preparing to introduce their [...]

Samsung Showcases Quick-Charging EV Batteries

Tuesday  14:52,   16 january 2018
International Business Times

Samsung Electronics joined this year’s NAIAS 2018 to showcase its new EV batteries.Korea Herald learned Monday that Samsung SDI is presenting its newest inventions for the battery and renewable energy market. The South Korean tech giant’s lineup[...]

Google Chromecast and Home devices are causing problems with some Wi-Fi networks

Tuesday  10:40,   16 january 2018
BGR

Google has confirmed an issue with its Google Home and Chromecast products that can cause your home Wi-Fi network to crash. According to a TP-Link engineer who investigated the problem, the crash is caused by Google’s device sending hundreds of[...]

Quika promises free satellite internet for developing countries

Tuesday  10:40,   16 january 2018
Engadget

Facebook's plans for free satellite internet access may have run into some setbacks, but another company is promising to make that ubiquitous data a practical reality. The strategy behind this no-charge access isn't terribly[...]