News: Tech & Science

Honda’s connected cars will communicate over 5G

Thursday  18:15,   16 november 2017
Engadget

When it's not busy making billion-dollar acquisitions to expand its robotics line-up, Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank is pursuing its other hobby: smart cars. Along with rivals NTT Docomo and KDDI, SoftBank is already testing 5G in[...]

Polaroid Insta-Share Printer Is Motorola's New Moto Mod

Thursday  18:15,   16 november 2017
International Business Times

The Polaroid Insta-Share Printer Moto Mod lets users print 2 x 3-inch photos directly from their Moto Z phones. Motorola has announced a new Moto Mod for its Moto Z Android smartphones that allows users to instantly print their captured photos.[...]

Exclusive: Prescient messages about Indian companies circulate in WhatsApp groups

Thursday  18:15,   16 november 2017
Reuters

Reuters has documented at least 12 cases of prescient messages about major Indian companies, including Dr. Reddy's, being posted in private WhatsApp groups.   Two of the messages appeared in the transcripts of six groups reviewed by[...]

2018 iPad Pro To Come With A11X Bionic Chip

Thursday  18:15,   16 november 2017
International Business Times

The 2018 installment of the iPad Pro series is reportedly arriving with an improved iPhone X processor.On Wednesday, Chinese website MyDrivers revealed that Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro models will feature octa-core processors that are actually based[...]

Apple Watch will soon connect with your gym equipment to more accurately track how you work out

Thursday  18:15,   16 november 2017
CNBC

Thus far, the service has only launched at a single gym in Australia.Apple has figured out a way around that with a new software offering called[...]

Twitter begins axing 'verified' badge from offensive accounts

Thursday  18:15,   16 november 2017
CNET

The social network removes the blue check mark for white nationalists Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler and promises more reviews are to come.Twitter has long offered the badge to authenticate accounts that are of interest to the public. Such[...]

Hello, neighbor! Nearby planet could support life

Thursday  07:20,   16 november 2017
USA TODAY

Well, hello neighbor! A planet with some similarities to Earth has been discovered "only" 11 light-years (that's a mere 64 trillion miles) from our solar system, astronomers announced in a study published[...]

Pluto is way cooler than it should be, and now we might know why

Thursday  06:31,   16 november 2017
Popular Science

It has to do with a surprisingly hazy atmosphere.New Horizons took a bunch of snapshots, made some quick measurements of Pluto’s atmosphere, and sent them all back here, giving planetary scientists their first up-close look of the distant dwarf[...]

Meet the world's most powerful supercomputers

Thursday  06:30,   16 november 2017
Popular Science

This is how these machines work, and why they're important. But while the ranking is a timely who’s who of brawny computers—and right now, China dominates the list, with 202 of the top 500—its publication is also a good time to ask:[...]

SpaceX is launching a secret mission called 'Zuma'

Wednesday  16:54,   15 november 2017
Engadget

On November 16th, between 8PM and 10PM Eastern, SpaceX is sending a secret payload called "Zuma" beyond our atmosphere. According to Space, SpaceX is launching the payload, which was commissioned by defense technology company[...]

Exclusive - Apple to help India develop anti-spam app after face-off with regulator

Wednesday  16:54,   15 november 2017
Reuters

<p>Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has agreed to give limited help to the Indian government to develop an anti-spam mobile application for its iOS platform, after refusing to do so based on privacy concerns, according to sources and documents seen by[...]

NASA's Road Back To The Moon May Be Via Bezos' Blue Origin

Wednesday  14:24,   15 november 2017
Forbes

The Blue Moon lander may pave the way for a long-awaited NASA-commercial space partnership involving a permanent return to the lunar surface.So, for the foreseeable future, it seems as if the only way the Over-50 set will ever get to relive the[...]

Google shares developer preview of TensorFlow Lite

Wednesday  14:24,   15 november 2017
TechCrunch

Developers were pretty psyched by the announcement at Google I/O back in May that a new version of TensorFlow was being built from the ground up for mobile devices. Today, Google has released a developer preview of TensorFlow Lite. The software[...]

Google shares developer preview of TensorFlow Lite

Wednesday  14:24,   15 november 2017
TechCrunch

Developers were pretty psyched by the announcement at Google I/O back in May that a new version of TensorFlow was being built from the ground up for mobile devices. Today, Google has released a developer preview of TensorFlow Lite. The software[...]

New Global Smartphone Boom Gives Tech-Reliant Taiwan A Second Chance

Wednesday  13:11,   15 november 2017
Forbes

Here's why Taiwan's 70-year-old high technology sector will get by again in 2018 even without the modernization that government officials and scholars consider crucial to competitiveness.The reason: Smartphone shipments are rising steadily[...]