News: Tech & Science

OnePlus inadvertently left a backdoor on its phones

Wednesday  13:10,   15 november 2017
Engadget

It's the second security flaw in as many months.At first glance, it looks like this is an accident rather than any kind of malicious behavior. The app is normally hidden until you tell Android to show system apps, so you might not notice it[...]

How NASA engineers mourn the death of a spacecraft

Wednesday  13:10,   15 november 2017
Los Angeles Times

When it comes to spacecraft, even scientists get sentimental. These flying hunks of metal call their caretakers in the middle of the night, infuriate them with their quirks and dazzle them with amazing discoveries about the universe.So is it any[...]

US approves first pill with digital tracking device

Wednesday  06:05,   15 november 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

US regulators have approved the first pill that contains a digital tracking sensor to alert doctors and caregivers as to whether a patient is taking a medication as scheduled.  The pill, called Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole tablets[...]

Google Explains How "Fused Video Stabilization" Works On Pixel 2

Tuesday  18:53,   14 november 2017
Know Your Mobile

The Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL have market-leading cameras. And now Google has explained what makes this possibleAnd this epic performance is helped along (in a big way) by Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Electronic Image[...]

Amazon Prime Video Might Switch To “FREEMIUM” Model

Tuesday  18:53,   14 november 2017
Know Your Mobile

Well, this is interesting… Amazon Prime Video might soon switch to a freemium model, according to reportsThis would be a ballsy move, a move designed to help it grow its subscriber base and close the gap between itself and Netflix. It also means[...]

The best apps for video calling on your phone

Tuesday  14:35,   14 november 2017
T3

Don't settle for inferior audio and videoThere are tons of apps on Android and iOS that will connect you with a contact of your choice, but some are better than others, and that's why we've pulled together this list of our top tools. They all[...]

BlackBerry Motion Review: Hands On First Look

Tuesday  14:35,   14 november 2017
Know Your Mobile

We take a look at the new BlackBerry Motion ahead of our full reviewSure, I've played with the odd one or two over the years and was somewhat optimistic about BlackBerry 10 when it started supporting Android apps, I also enjoyed a brief fling with[...]

HTC Vive Focus hands-on: a promising start for next-gen mobile VR

Tuesday  14:35,   14 november 2017
Engadget

We've already heard the news about HTC's Vive Focus, so it was only natural to get my hands dirty with this standalone 6DoF (six-degree-of-freedom) VR headset. The look and feel of the Focus is pretty much everything I expected.[...]

Amazon to sell China cloud services unit in $300 million deal

Tuesday  09:58,   14 november 2017
Reuters

Amazon.com Inc's Chinese partner, Beijing Sinnet Technology Co., said it would purchase Amazon's Chinese web services business for up to 2 billion yuan ($301 million), ending the U.S. firm's cloud-computing business in the country.[...]

Amazon to sell China cloud services unit in $300 million deal

Tuesday  09:58,   14 november 2017
Reuters

Amazon.com Inc's Chinese partner, Beijing Sinnet Technology Co., said it would purchase Amazon's Chinese web services business for up to 2 billion yuan ($301 million), ending the U.S. firm's cloud-computing business in the country.[...]

Amazon to sell China cloud services unit in $300 million deal

Tuesday  09:57,   14 november 2017
Reuters

Amazon.com Inc's Chinese partner, Beijing Sinnet Technology Co., said it would purchase Amazon's Chinese web services business for up to 2 billion yuan ($301 million), ending the U.S. firm's cloud-computing business in the country.[...]

Apple Leak Reveals Radical New iPhone X

Tuesday  08:44,   14 november 2017
Forbes

Thanks to Apple’s marketing slogans, we already know that the iPhone X is the future of the smartphone. What happens after the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus? It looks like the answer is ‘another iPhone X… but cheaper’ That idea comes from the[...]

Apple Leak Reveals Radical New iPhone X

Tuesday  08:43,   14 november 2017
Forbes

Thanks to Apple’s marketing slogans, we already know that the iPhone X is the future of the smartphone. What happens after the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus? It looks like the answer is ‘another iPhone X… but cheaper’ That idea comes from the[...]

Uber Approves SoftBank Multibillion-Dollar Investment Offer

Tuesday  05:54,   14 november 2017
Bloomberg

Uber Technologies Inc. approved SoftBank Group Corp.’s offer to buy a multibillion-dollar stake in the ride-hailing company, setting the stage for one of the largest private startup share purchases ever. The agreement lets SoftBank, the investment[...]

Google broadens takedown of extremist YouTube videos

Tuesday  05:53,   14 november 2017
Reuters

The new policy affects videos that feature people and groups that have been designated as terrorist by the U.S. or British governments but lack the gory violence or hateful speech that were already barred by YouTube. A YouTube spokesperson, who[...]