News : Technology

Got a teen driver? Here is tech to help keep them safe

Sunday  22:50,   25 june 2017
USA TODAY

My daughter is 16 and just about to get her driver’s license. She’s thrilled. I’m terrified. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not her. She does all the right stuff: Drives the speed limit, stops for a full three seconds when she’s supposed to, and doesn’t[...]

How To Make Your Old, Slow Laptop Feel Like New Again

Sunday  22:50,   25 june 2017
Popular Mechanics

Just like the day you got[...]

How actress Hedy Lamarr became the ‘mother of Wi-Fi’

Sunday  22:41,   25 june 2017
PRI

Known as “the most beautiful woman in the world,” Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr starred in dozens of films over a career that spanned decades. But there was more to Lamarr than met the eye. An avid inventor, she worked on everything from a tablet[...]

This covert technology listens for gunshots 24/7 and calls the police on its own

Sunday  22:21,   25 june 2017
Tech Insider

The technology builds on existing surveillance tools, many of which are aging, grainy-video cameras that don't record sound and produce footage officers review only after a crime has been committed. ShotSpotter also sends alerts to apps on[...]

The Sony A9 inches the mirrorless camera market forward

Sunday  22:20,   25 june 2017
TechCrunch

Mirrorless cameras. On paper, some of them seem perfect. They're quick and powerful with lightweight bodies, but their main drawback has been equally light lens catalogs. Having a variety of prime, telephoto, macro, sport and the like, all with[...]

Self-driving cars are safer when they talk to each other

Sunday  22:20,   25 june 2017
Engadget

Most current self-driving technology relies on cameras, radar and lidar. These sensory devices serve as eyes for the car, mimicking what a human driver can see. But a University of Michigan public-private partnership called Mcity is testing V2V, or[...]

What it will take for cybersecurity to become common sense

Sunday  22:20,   25 june 2017
CNET

Changing your password needs to become like washing your hands after the bathroom -- a habit. We’re a long way off from that.Look both ways before you cross the street. Wash your hands before leaving the bathroom. Put a seat belt on when you get in[...]

Huawei Matebook X review: watch out Apple, Huawei is coming for you

Sunday  19:35,   25 june 2017
T3

The Huawei Matebook X is a triumphant entry into the ultra-portable laptop segmentDespite it's initial appearance, the Matebook is actually a pretty innovative device, with the company using its knowledge and experience in the smartphone industry to [...]

iPhone 8 Dummy Photos Show Bezel-less Screen, Vertical Dual-Camera

Sunday  19:21,   25 june 2017
International Business Times

Dummy images of the iPhone 8 show device with no Touch ID button, vertical-dual camera system, more features.Images of a dummy model of the upcoming iPhone 8, posted by Onleaks on Twitter Friday (via 9to5Mac), backs up previous rumors regarding[...]

The best Apple Music tricks and add-ons

Sunday  19:20,   25 june 2017
Popular Science

Get to grips with Apple's streaming app.© David Nield/Popular Science You can opt for a higher-quality level of streaming over a data connection. To prevent you from chewing through your cellular data plan too quickly, Apple Music streams[...]

The statistical likelihood that asteroids will destroy us all in 10 million years

Sunday  15:21,   25 june 2017
Quartz

Scientists have spent decades debating whether asteroids and comets hit the Earth at regular intervals. At the same time, a few studies have found evidence that the large extinction events on Earth – such as the one that wiped out the dinosaurs 66[...]

The statistical likelihood that asteroids will destroy us all in 10 million years

Sunday  15:21,   25 june 2017
Quartz

Scientists have spent decades debating whether asteroids and comets hit the Earth at regular intervals. At the same time, a few studies have found evidence that the large extinction events on Earth – such as the one that wiped out the dinosaurs 66[...]

14 Pinterest features only power users know about

Sunday  13:31,   25 june 2017
Tech Insider

<p>Pinterest is one of the most popular social networks in the world, with 175 million monthly active users and legions of diehard fans pinning their favorite outfits, recipes, housewares, and more.</p>But most people are probably missing out[...]

Mysterious Planet 10 could be hiding out beyond Pluto

Sunday  13:25,   25 june 2017
CNET

<p>There are eight planets in our solar system, as far as we know. But there could be more. Astronomers have been exploring evidence of a possible Planet 9, but a new study suggests there could be yet another lurking at the distant reaches of the [...]

If you’re into high-end headphones, this amp is for you

Sunday  09:10,   25 june 2017
CNET

If you’re the kind of person who owns more than one high-end headphone, the Rogue Audio RH-5 is the amp for you.The RH-5 may be a headphone amp, but it's also a fine preamp, with three stereo RCA inputs, one stereo XLR input, and stereo RCA and XLR[...]