News: Tech & Science

Jump Aims To Be The Netflix Of Independent Video Games

Wednesday  14:36,   20 september 2017
Forbes

Game subscription service Jump, which launched on Tuesday, is looking to provide the best of the indie world to gamers.The new service Jump, which launched Tuesday, wants to be the platform-agnostic premier subscription service for games, with an[...]

Back to Saturn? NASA Eyes Possible Return Mission as Cassini Ends

Wednesday  14:25,   20 september 2017
MSN

Humanity's light at Saturn has gone out. NASA's robotic Cassini spacecraft burned up in the ringed planet's atmosphere Friday morning (Sept. 15),NASA's robotic Cassini spacecraft burned up in the ringed planet's atmosphere Friday morning [...]

Amazon reportedly working on Alexa-enabled 'smart glasses'

Wednesday  14:16,   20 september 2017
Engadget

Amazon wants to make Alexa a more formidable competitor to Google Assistant and Siri by letting you put it on your face and take it anywhere, according to a Financial Times report (paywall). Though the lack of a screen and camera would seem [...]

Google’s AI chief thinks reports of the AI apocalypse are greatly exaggerated

Wednesday  11:05,   20 september 2017
TechCrunch

John Giannandrea from Google had many great things to say about artificial intelligence at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. John Giannandrea from Google had many great things to say about artificial intelligence at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. In[...]

Google’s Pixel 2 will come in new ‘kinda blue’ color

Wednesday  11:05,   20 september 2017
The Verge

On the heels of a number of other Google leaks that Droid Life published this afternoon, we now have a clear look at the forthcoming Pixel 2. The follow-up to last year’s Google Pixel (the smaller of the two Google phones), which is being announced [...]

Google's miniature Home leaks ahead of Pixel event

Wednesday  11:05,   20 september 2017
The Verge

Google is reportedly working on a smaller version of its Home smart speaker, the Home Mini, and it appears to have just leaked out ahead of the company’s October 4th event, via Droid Life, which discovered the upcoming product. The Home Mini seems[...]

Oculus tweaks VR audio to seem closer and more realistic

Wednesday  11:05,   20 september 2017
Engadget

Audio can be just as important as visuals if you want to make true-to-life VR experiences. Check it out in action in this sample[...]

YouTube opens up Twitch-style subscriptions to more creators

Wednesday  07:20,   20 september 2017
The Verge

YouTube is expanding Sponsorships, its relatively new service that lets viewers pay creators a monthly subscription fee in exchange for exclusive perks. YouTube says Sponsorships will replace the rarely used paid channels feature the[...]

Twitter now displays popular articles from your timeline

Wednesday  07:16,   20 september 2017
Engadget

Twitter keeps looking for ways to improve its service to better meet the needs of its diverse and, er, passionate audience. Just a few months earlier, the company also added a new inbox that separates out direct messages from people you[...]

Inside the Shadowy World of Revenge Hackers

Wednesday  07:16,   20 september 2017
The Daily Beast

Companies are starting to hack back against companies to try to prevent—or at least limit the damage of—Equifax-style disasters. One problem: It’s not all that legal.The idea, one member of the team said, “was full breach. Collect intel on suspects; [...]

Apple Music's Android app adds voice search and social features

Wednesday  07:16,   20 september 2017
Engadget

Apple announced that it would bring your friends' listening habits to Apple Music at WWDC this past summer. iOS users who use the streaming music service will be able to start using the feature after updating to iOS 11. Now,[...]

The Asteroid Belt May Be a 'Treasure Trove' of Planetary Building Blocks

Tuesday  19:11,   19 september 2017
MSN

The asteroid belt may have started out empty, later becoming a "cosmic refugee camp" taking on leftovers of planetary formation from across the solar system, a new study finds. The main asteroid belt, located between the orbits of Mars and [...]

Startup Pi out to slice the charging cord

Tuesday  19:01,   19 september 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

Silicon Valley youngster Pi on Monday claimed it had developed the world's first wireless charger that does away with cords or mats to charge devices.  Pi chargers, about the size of a small table vase, operate on standard[...]

Self-powered patch monitors glucose levels during exercise

Tuesday  18:54,   19 september 2017
Engadget

The bandage-like wearable could prevent hypoglycaemia during workouts.It's a significant develop because glucose tracking traditionally relies on invasive measures, such as pricking a finger to draw blood or sensors under the skin, which then[...]

'Car nation' Germany distrustful of driverless vehicles

Tuesday  18:05,   19 september 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

German carmakers are showing off their self-driving cars at the IAA international auto show in Frankfurt, but most people in the car-mad country have yet to be convinced by the technology.  Curious visitors to the biennial trade[...]