News: Tech & Science

Preparing for the next Snowzilla might be easier thanks to this advanced satellite

Monday  17:40,   23 january 2017
The Washington Post

GOES-16 will allow forecasters to alert people of coming storms earlier than ever.Most people were safely at home when it happened, with a stocked fridge and flashlights in case of a power outage. They knew about the storm days before because of[...]

Bluetooth 5 - just what will it bring to the party?

Monday  17:30,   23 january 2017
T3

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The fiery Note 7s: Here's what 700 engineers found

Monday  16:35,   23 january 2017
USA TODAY

Following an investigation that took months, Samsung Electronics has revealed the root causes behind those exploding Note 7 phones: design and manufacturing flaws associated with the lithium-ion batteries used in the phones.The company released the[...]

Lloyds a victim of cyber attack that hit banking services

Monday  16:20,   23 january 2017
Reuters

Lloyds Banking Group is working with law enforcement agencies to trace who may be behind a cyber attack that caused intermittent outages for customers of its personal banking websites almost two weeks ago, according to a source familiar with the[...]

SpaceX is launching one its last disposable rockets

Monday  13:15,   23 january 2017
Engadget

They should all be reusable after this.This doesn't completely rule out the possibility of other expendable rockets. However, it does represent a milestone for SpaceX -- the goal from now on is to always bring a vehicle back home, at least with[...]

Xiaomi’s Barra Leaves Phonemaker to Return to Silicon Valley (1)

Monday  12:55,   23 january 2017
Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- Xiaomi Corp.’s international chief Hugo Barra has quit after a turbulent four years during which the Chinese smartphone maker rose to the top of its home market before local rivals mimicked its model and dethroned the brand. The[...]

Dwarf planet Ceres' surface isn't what scientists expected

Monday  08:45,   23 january 2017
Engadget

As much as we now know about Ceres, it's evident the dwarf planet still has a few surprises left. Astronomers have discovered that Ceres' surface isn't as carbon-rich as previously thought. A fresh batch of infrared scans shows that the[...]

Amazon’s year in weird drone and transportation patents

Monday  08:00,   23 january 2017
Re/code

Floating warehouses, voice-controlled drones and a network of subterranean tunnels.In mid-December, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shared a video of a successful fulfillment of an Amazon order delivered via drone. In August of 2016, Amazon unveiled its own[...]

Samsung Elec won't unveil Galaxy S8 smartphone at MWC show - executive

Monday  07:00,   23 january 2017
Reuters

Tech giant Samsung said on Monday it will not unveil its Galaxy S8 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show this year, suggesting the flagship model's launch may be later in the year than its 2016 version. Samsung mobile chief[...]

How Facebook is trying to get people psyched about its $3 billion bet on virtual reality

Sunday  17:40,   22 january 2017
Tech Insider

The demo is just a taste, a way to get people who have really never tried VR to see what all the fuss is about. On that level, the pop-up store was a good idea and the demo worked well.The first time I ever tried VR, maybe two years ago, I strapped [...]

India turns to AI as cyber warfare threats grow

Sunday  17:30,   22 january 2017
AFP

In the darkened offices of a tech start-up, a handful of computer engineers sifts through a mountain of intelligence data that would normally be the work of a small army of Indian security agents. "We use artificial intelligence (AI) to look for[...]

Analysis - As nuclear loss grows, Toshiba needs chip investors, soon

Sunday  16:55,   22 january 2017
Reuters

People with knowledge of the matter said Toshiba has begun preparations to sell a minority stake in its chip business. One person said non-disclosure agreement forms have been sent to some private equity funds.Other people familiar with the matter[...]

Don't Like Technology? It Likes You

Sunday  13:50,   22 january 2017
The Daily Beast

Science and the digital world have overhauled our world, but the stakes just got higher: Now technology wants to remake you, using everything from the internet to stem cells.Prometheus’s story is about mankind’s dominion over its world and how much[...]

Don't Like Technology? It Likes You

Sunday  13:50,   22 january 2017
The Daily Beast

Science and the digital world have overhauled our world, but the stakes just got higher: Now technology wants to remake you, using everything from the internet to stem cells.Prometheus’s story is about mankind’s dominion over its world and how much[...]

Hi-tech pods that allow human beings to hibernate for long-distance space travel are about to become a reality

Sunday  13:35,   22 january 2017
Quartz

Spaceworks’ stasis chamber will probably look much like they usually do in science fiction movies—with a few key differences. “Personal stasis pods have some advantages. You can control everyone’s ambient temperature individually. They also come in [...]