News: Tech & Science

Android 9 Pie seems to be messing with the Pixel XL’s ability to fast charge

Tuesday  08:45,   14 august 2018
msn

Google has so far been quiet about a fix.Users are reporting that Android Pie has seemingly stopped their phone from fast charging when plugged into many chargers. Even Google’s own charger isn’t working as it should in some cases. Other Pixel XL[...]
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Google tracks your movements, like it or not

Tuesday  04:35,   14 august 2018
msn

You might think you've stopped Google from storing your location by turning off a setting called "Location History" _ but you'd be wrong. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices [...]

Sony’s charging nearly $7,900 for a music player with a gold-plated volume knob

Tuesday  04:35,   14 august 2018
msn

If you really want to treat yourself (and your ears), this is the player for you.For that money, the DMP-Z1 digital music player supports all hi-res music formats, includes an “audiophile-grade” headphone amp and even a gold-plated volume dial “to[...]

YouTube is paying its stars again, report says

Tuesday  04:35,   14 august 2018
cnet

This time, YouTube pays for praise.In a statement, YouTube said it has "no new initiative in[...]

What the rumors say about Google’s upcoming Pixel 3

Tuesday  04:32,   14 august 2018
techcrunch

Now that the Note 9’s all good and official, it’s time to move onto the next major smartphone. Even so, we’ve already seen a handful of credible links, including a full unboxing last week, so we’re starting to develop a pretty good picture[...]

Hackers could use fax machines to take over entire networks, researchers warn

Monday  20:21,   13 august 2018
cnbc

By simply using a phone line and a fax number, attackers can infiltrate a company's entire computer network, according to a new report by Check Point Software Technologies.Researchers at Nasdaq-listed Check Point Software Technologies said that[...]

Samsung might be rushing out its first foldable Galaxy phone for all the wrong reasons

Monday  20:20,   13 august 2018
bgr

Samsung’s most exciting smartphone ever, a handset that folds in half has been in the works for at least a couple of years. But, the handset has been featured in all sorts of rumor since 2016, with Samsung postponing the rumored launch over and[...]

DeepMind AI matches health experts at spotting eye diseases

Monday  20:20,   13 august 2018
engadget

DeepMind has successfully developed a system that can analyze retinal scans and spot symptoms of sight-threatening eye diseases. Today, the AI division -- owned by Google's parent company Alphabet -- published "early results" of a research project[...]

The Science Behind Why the Earth Isn't Flat

Monday  20:20,   13 august 2018
mentalfloss

Let's review why and how we've known for at least 2300 years that the Earth is round.It didn't matter that astronauts like John Glenn and Neil Armstrong had been to space and verified that the Earth is round; Hughes didn't believe them.[...]

5 car innovations that are right around the corner

Monday  15:55,   13 august 2018
t3

While smartphones get thinner and faster, developments in the car industry are changing the world. Whether it’s electric vehicles emitting less harmful fumes, or artificial intelligence making autonomous cars a reality, these innovations will have[...]

Elaborate hack turned Amazon Echo speakers into spies

Monday  15:55,   13 august 2018
engadget

<p>It sounds nefarious, but it requires more steps than would be viable for most intruders.</p>The team created a rogue Echo by removing a flash memory chip from the device, modifying its firmware to get root access, and soldering it back on[...]

Android Pie: When Is Android 9.0 Coming To Your Phone?

Monday  15:55,   13 august 2018
knowyourmobile

Android Pie is out already, so when's it coming to your phone?Naturally, it'll be landing on Google devices first, including the first and second-gen Google Pixel phones. It'll also appear on the Google Pixel 3 series when they finally drop[...]

It’s Easier to Leave the Solar System Than to Reach the Sun

Monday  12:20,   13 august 2018
msn

In a very short time, we human beings have seeded our corner of the universe with all kinds of signs of our existence.&nbsp;The Parker Solar Probe, a NASA mission, will blast off from the Florida coast in the early morning hours of Saturday.[...]

Huawei Mate 20 Pro to feature the biggest phone battery, ever?

Monday  09:35,   13 august 2018
t3

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has just been officially teased as the phone that will outdo all others when it comes to the most giant battery onboard.&nbsp;The new Huawei Mate 20 Pro is expected to get an official reveal alongside the new Kirin 980 CPU [...]

Spotify could soon let you skip ads for free

Monday  09:19,   13 august 2018
cnet

The "Active Media" feature has been quietly rolled out in Australia, letting users skip as many ads as they want.When an ad break comes up, users will be able to choose whether they see or hear the ad in question, or whether they want to[...]