News : Technology

A Star That Survived Its Companion’s Supernova Explosion

Friday  09:06,   27 april 2018
International Business Times

The star that went supernova 40 million light-years away was part of a binary star system. The Hubble Space Telescope has now spotted the other star in the explosion’s fading afterglow.If you were flying through space, irrespective of how you were[...]

Total recall? Amazon's giving Alexa a memory

Friday  01:45,   27 april 2018
CNET

New features are on the way for Amazon's voice assistant — including the ability to remember things about you.Skills Arbitration: Alexa will discover, enable and launch skills on its own based on the specific thing you're asking it to do.[...]

Fortnite is now the biggest console free-to-play game of all time

Thursday  22:31,   26 april 2018
CNET

Drizzy has a lot to answer for.It's already winning the Battle Royale war against rival Player Unknown Battlegrounds, but recent info from SuperData research suggests that (in terms of revenue and monthly active players) Fortnite is the biggest[...]

Scientists set eyes on virtual Neanderthal 'brain'

Thursday  21:57,   26 april 2018
AFP

<p>Scientists have for the first time seen a three-dimensional Neanderthal brain in the form of a virtual model, a study said.</p>The reconstructed organ confirmed earlier observations, based more loosely on head size and shape, that[...]

Despite #deleteFacebook, U.S. users are logging in as much as ever

Thursday  21:01,   26 april 2018
Quartz

<p>The development is unexpected, considering the massive amount of backlash that Facebook received after the Cambridge Analytica scandal.</p><p></p>But the social network’s executives didn’t appear to be worried, saying that they didn’t [...]

Nintendo president set to retire, with replacement named

Thursday  18:40,   26 april 2018
Polygon

Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima will step down from his position at the end of June, the company announced alongside its latest financial earnings report. Kimishima will retire from office as of June 28, pending shareholder approval, according[...]

Google uses its search skills to help fight opioid addiction

Thursday  18:36,   26 april 2018
Engadget

It's providing a location tool and vital search info.The company has partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration on a prescription drug takeback tool that uses Google Maps to help users find return[...]

Asteroid Impacts Can Carry Water, Experiments Suggest

Thursday  17:22,   26 april 2018
Newsweek

The new experiment relied on a cannon that can shoot marbles at speeds of more than 11,000 miles per hour.But there's another approach: dreaming up experiments that could demonstrate how those scenarios might have played out. A new attempt to[...]

What Are Snapchat ‘Snappables’?

Thursday  17:07,   26 april 2018
International Business Times

<p>Snap Inc. has just revealed that it is introducing a set of augmented reality games to its Snapchat app soon. Not only that, new Lenses are coming to the multimedia messaging app as well.</p>Snap Inc. has just revealed that it is[...]

A New Map For The Milky Way, Most Detailed Yet

Thursday  12:32,   26 april 2018
International Business Times

<p>The European Space Agency released the second batch of data from its Gaia mission Wednesday, which identifies the location of almost 1.7 billion stars in the Milky Way and beyond, making it the most detailed map of stars we currently[...]

All the New Features Coming to Your Gmail that Seem Actually Useful

Thursday  07:47,   26 april 2018
Gizmodo

Google has officially announced the new look that’s coming to Gmail.com after images of its redesign leaked a few days prior. The revamp brings with it, besides a much-need paint job, some long-awaited features that users could only get through[...]

Newly-Discovered ‘Pitch Black’ Planet Absorbs 99% Starlight

Thursday  07:46,   26 april 2018
International Business Times

<p>A group of astronomers using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope have discovered a "pitch black" planet — one so dark it absorbs 97-99% of the light from its host star.</p>A group of astronomers using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope have[...]

All the New Features Coming to Your Gmail that Seem Actually Useful

Thursday  07:46,   26 april 2018
Gizmodo

Google has officially announced the new look that’s coming to Gmail.com after images of its redesign leaked a few days prior. The revamp brings with it, besides a much-need paint job, some long-awaited features that users could only get through[...]

Alexa, make my kid polite: Echo to get child-friendly update

Thursday  02:45,   26 april 2018
Associated Press

Alexa has a new mission: trying to get kids to ask questions more politely.&nbsp;The voice assistant that lives inside Amazon's Echo speakers will soon thank kids for shouting out questions "nicely" if they say "please." The new response is part [...]

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a dream for the Harry Potter obsessed

Thursday  01:45,   26 april 2018
Polygon

An RPG that seems to understand what makes Harry Potter great&nbsp;&nbsp;Harry Potter : Hogwarts History is built upon a nearly impossible promise: allowing people to finally attend[...]