News: Tech & Science

Google acquires HTC’s Pixel talent for $1.1 billion

Thursday  09:45,   21 september 2017
MSN

It’s happening, folks. Following reports from as late as yesterday, HTC has announced that Google is acquiring talent from the Taiwanese phone maker to further its product development efforts, in a $1.1 billion deal. Rick Osterloh, Senior[...]

iOS 11's Control Center doesn't let you turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

Thursday  07:05,   21 september 2017
The Verge

Apple’s new Control Center in iOS 11 is a lot more fully featured, with a customizable layout and a number of new added controls accessible with Force Touch. One aspect of it that may have, at least at first, appeared like a big plus is now proving [...]

Facebook to add more human review to ad system: COO Sandberg

Thursday  07:02,   21 september 2017
Reuters

<p>Facebook Inc (FB.O) will add "more human review and oversight" to its ad-buying system, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Wednesday, responding to rising criticism that automated processes have allowed people to buy[...]

Special Report: The garage science behind the stun gun that changed policing

Thursday  05:55,   21 september 2017
Reuters

There is no consensus on the lethality of Tasers. The risk of cardiac arrest is believed to be low, particularly when the weapons are aimed away from the heart and a standard, 5-second shock is discharged. But even after hundreds of studies, an[...]

Special Report: The garage science behind the stun gun that changed policing

Thursday  05:55,   21 september 2017
Reuters

There is no consensus on the lethality of Tasers. The risk of cardiac arrest is believed to be low, particularly when the weapons are aimed away from the heart and a standard, 5-second shock is discharged. But even after hundreds of studies, an[...]

Jaw-Dropping Jupiter: Juno Probe Snaps Dramatic Up-Close Views of Planet

Wednesday  19:23,   20 september 2017
MSN

New photos by NASA's Juno spacecraft capture the solar system's largest planet in all its complex glory.&nbsp;&nbsp;The four photos — which Juno took over an 8-minute span on Sept. 1, during its most recent close flyby of Jupiter —[...]

Jaw-Dropping Jupiter: Juno Probe Snaps Dramatic Up-Close Views of Planet

Wednesday  19:22,   20 september 2017
MSN

New photos by NASA's Juno spacecraft capture the solar system's largest planet in all its complex glory.&nbsp;&nbsp;The four photos — which Juno took over an 8-minute span on Sept. 1, during its most recent close flyby of Jupiter —[...]

As Apple slows, fast-moving Chinese rivals gain in wealthy markets

Wednesday  19:22,   20 september 2017
Reuters

Slowing innovation at iPhone maker Apple gives Asian rivals their best chance yet to conquer developed markets, retailers and consumers say — thanks to better designs and lower prices. Apple last week unveiled new iPhones with wireless charging, an[...]

As Apple slows, fast-moving Chinese rivals gain in wealthy markets

Wednesday  19:22,   20 september 2017
Reuters

Slowing innovation at iPhone maker Apple gives Asian rivals their best chance yet to conquer developed markets, retailers and consumers say — thanks to better designs and lower prices. Apple last week unveiled new iPhones with wireless charging, an[...]

How to switch from iOS to Android

Wednesday  19:05,   20 september 2017
The Washington Post

Getting tired of iOS? Here's a guide to switching to Android.Whether you’re looking for a little more flexibility or maybe for a cheaper smartphone, switching to Android has its appeal. But switching platforms can be daunting, particularly if[...]

Apple Watch review: Ditch the iPhone

Wednesday  18:56,   20 september 2017
USA TODAY

The latest Apple Watch clocks in with cellular. And that increases the way you can use it without your iPhone.&nbsp;&nbsp;Case in point: I don’t typically wear a wristwatch in the shower or hot tub at my gym, even with a watch like this one[...]

Google Will Pay People to Fight ISIS From New Fund

Wednesday  17:50,   20 september 2017
Newsweek

Western governments have called on the search giant to do more to tackle extremist content.It said that the $1.3 million set aside for tackling extremist content online in Britain was just a portion of a $5 million pledge to battle radical material[...]

Android Banking Trojan Discovered For Sale On Dark Web

Wednesday  17:35,   20 september 2017
International Business Times

An Android banking trojan called Red Alert 2.0 has started appearing in third-party app stores and is targeting Android devices.The malicious attack, discovered by researchers at SfyLabs, has been spreading through Russian-speaking hacking forums[...]

Meet Shadowsocks, the underground tool that China’s coders use to blast through the Great Firewall

Wednesday  15:46,   20 september 2017
Quartz

Shadowsocks is based on a technique called proxying. Proxying grew popular in China during the early days of the Great Firewall.Yet the government was targeting VPN usage well before the latest push. Ever since president Xi Jinping took office in[...]

A Peek at the Glowing Red Shell Around an Aging Star

Wednesday  14:56,   20 september 2017
The Atlantic

The latest picture of a distant star shows more detail than ever before.U Antliae, one of the members of the constellation Antlia, is located in the southern hemisphere of the sky. U Antliae is a carbon star, which means its atmosphere contains more [...]