News: Tech & Science

Cambridge Analytica exec reveals there were more quizzes used to collect data

Wednesday  11:51,   18 april 2018
MSN

A former employee of the notorious data broker Cambridge Analytica (CA) today testified the company had several other quizzes on Facebook besides the one which started Facebook’s current audit — and potentially they could have compromised far more[...]

You can now build your own face filter for Snapchat

Wednesday  07:41,   18 april 2018
The Verge

Snap is expanding its developer platform to let creators build face filters for the first time, the company said today. Four months after introducing its Lens Studio platform, which allowed creators to build the augmented reality objects that Snap[...]

LG appliances now respond to both Alexa and Google Assistant

Wednesday  07:41,   18 april 2018
Engadget

LG has officially joined the ranks of appliance makers that support more than one voice assistant. The electronics giant has announced that its current collection of ThinQ-branded appliances now takes commands from both Amazon's Alexa and[...]

Amazon's mobile app simplifies shopping for international customers

Wednesday  07:40,   18 april 2018
Engadget

It's easy to take Amazon for granted if you live in a country with an official portal, but what if you live in a country where imports are your only realistic option? If you have your phone close at hand, it should now be relatively[...]

Apple Is Said to Plan Apple Music-Like News Subscription Service

Tuesday  20:06,   17 april 2018
Bloomberg

The move is part of a broader push by the iPhone maker to generate more revenue from online content and services. The Cupertino, California company agreed last month to buy Texture, which lets users subscribe to more than 200 magazines for $9.99 a[...]

Samsung Patents Phone With iPhone X-Style Notch

Tuesday  19:37,   17 april 2018
International Business Times

The patent shows an unnamed Samsung Galaxy phone that features a display notch similar to the one found on the iPhone X.It’s been discovered recently that Samsung has filed a patent for a new smartphone that features an iPhone X-style notch on its[...]

Samsung Patents Phone With iPhone X-Style Notch

Tuesday  19:36,   17 april 2018
International Business Times

The patent shows an unnamed Samsung Galaxy phone that features a display notch similar to the one found on the iPhone X.It’s been discovered recently that Samsung has filed a patent for a new smartphone that features an iPhone X-style notch on its[...]

Intel reworks its malware scanner to speed up its processors

Tuesday  19:16,   17 april 2018
Engadget

Turns out integrated GPUs have their uses.TDT includes an "Accelerated Memory Scanning" feature which uses GPU to scan through memory for malware, instead of the CPU. Intel claims this will reduce processor loads from 20 percent to as little as two[...]

It would be the world’s largest airplane. It’s being built by a billionaire. And it’s getting ready to fly.

Tuesday  19:00,   17 april 2018
The Washington Post

Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, is building an airplane that could “air launch” as many as three rockets and perhaps even a space shuttle.COLORADO SPRINGS — The massive airplane that Paul Allen’s aerospace company has been building in the[...]

Samsung Developing Foldable Tablet With Physical Keyboard?

Tuesday  18:50,   17 april 2018
International Business Times

A new patent suggests Samsung could be working on a unique tablet that features a physical keyboard.Patently Mobile reported over the weekend about a new design patent that was granted to the Galaxy S9 maker. The patent was originally filed almost[...]

Samsung Developing Foldable Tablet With Physical Keyboard?

Tuesday  18:50,   17 april 2018
International Business Times

A new patent suggests Samsung could be working on a unique tablet that features a physical keyboard.Patently Mobile reported over the weekend about a new design patent that was granted to the Galaxy S9 maker. The patent was originally filed almost[...]

Saltwater Lakes Hidden Beneath Glaciers May Mimic Moons

Tuesday  16:16,   17 april 2018
Newsweek

There are about 400 subglacial lakes around the world, but these are the first scientists believe to be salty.There are plenty of lakes hidden below glaciers—about 400 around the world—but scientists believe most of them are freshwater, just like[...]

Saltwater Lakes Hidden Beneath Glaciers May Mimic Moons

Tuesday  16:16,   17 april 2018
Newsweek

There are about 400 subglacial lakes around the world, but these are the first scientists believe to be salty.There are plenty of lakes hidden below glaciers—about 400 around the world—but scientists believe most of them are freshwater, just like[...]

U.S. strike on China's ZTE another blow for Qualcomm

Tuesday  15:46,   17 april 2018
Reuters

The U.S. Department of Commerce slapped a seven-year ban on sales to ZTE on Monday for breaking terms of an agreement reached last year after it was caught illegally shipping goods to Iran. Caught in the crossfire is Qualcomm, whose products account [...]

Japan Lost the Smartphone Battle. Now It Lags on Connected Cars

Tuesday  15:46,   17 april 2018
Bloomberg

In the race to build cars with digitally connected services -- such as ordering coffee on the dashboard display -- Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. risk being held back by their home market. In contrast to vehicle buyers in the U.S. and[...]