News : Technology

New under-display fingerprint sensor is slow but promising

Wednesday  15:51,   28 june 2017
The Verge

Now that edge-to-edge displays are commonplace on smartphones, the new holy grail for mobile engineering is the creation of the under-display fingerprint sensor. Not under glass — that's easy — but under the thickness of the glass plus display,[...]

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 makes $200 phones faster, last longer

Wednesday  15:45,   28 june 2017
CNET

The new chip promises better battery life, graphics and performance over its previous iteration, the Snapdragon 435.It plans on doing that with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core chips. Built on a 14nm process, these new chips offer a load of [...]

EU Crackdown Threatens to Return Google to `Ten Blue Link' Era

Wednesday  15:36,   28 june 2017
Bloomberg

<p>Google has a few months to produce a solution that appeases the region's antitrust regulator.</p>European Union competition chief Margrethe Vestager fined Alphabet Inc.'s Google a record $2.7 billion on Tuesday for favoring its own[...]

EU Crackdown Threatens to Return Google to `Ten Blue Link' Era

Wednesday  15:36,   28 june 2017
Bloomberg

<p>Google has a few months to produce a solution that appeases the region's antitrust regulator.</p>European Union competition chief Margrethe Vestager fined Alphabet Inc.'s Google a record $2.7 billion on Tuesday for favoring its own[...]

New Galaxy Note 8 Leak Highlights Samsung's Flawed Design

Wednesday  12:26,   28 june 2017
Forbes

There’s been a noticeable increase in details coming out around the upcoming Samsung Note 8. The recent renders and leaks have made clear that Samsung is ignoring critical feedback around Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and is set to carry on with an awkward[...]

Intel's SSD 545s has size and speed at an affordable price

Wednesday  12:26,   28 june 2017
Engadget

It's the first shipping SSD to pack a new kind of extra-dense memory.Its transfer rates aren't anything to write home about on the surface: 550MB/s sequential reads and 500MB/s sequential writes are good, but they're not too far off of last[...]

Confirmation Of Supermassive Black Holes Orbiting Each Other

Wednesday  12:26,   28 june 2017
International Business Times

The two supermassive black holes, located 750 million light-years from Earth, were observed for 12 years before they could be confirmed as a binary system.Greg Taylor, a professor at the University of New Mexico and a co-author of the paper, said in [...]

Uranus' Magnetosphere Opens And Closes Each Day, Study Finds

Wednesday  09:11,   28 june 2017
International Business Times

The planet lets in solar wind by acting like a light switch.In what could be described as its “on” position, the planet allows solar wind to flow into it. In its “off” position, the planet deflects solar wind by closing up. The process occurs each[...]

NASA Scientists Clean Mars Air For Astronauts

Wednesday  09:00,   28 june 2017
International Business Times

NASA scientists want to use static electricity to clear dust from the air on Mars so astronauts can make a good life there.When humans are living and working on Mars, how do we stop that red dust from getting all over us? NASA is working on a way to [...]

Apple's Siri will get human help to be cool

Wednesday  08:55,   28 june 2017
CNET

<p>Apple wants to hire a human assistant for its Siri digital assistant.</p>We swear, we're not making this[...]

Microsoft's New Dictate App Lets You Write With Your Voice

Wednesday  07:21,   28 june 2017
Entrepreneur

<p>Let's be honest, anyone who has had a long essay to write, an interview to transcribe, or any other typing need, has wished that at some point they could just use their voice. And now they can, thanks to Microsoft's Dictate.</p>More [...]

Can Bixby Voice beat Siri and Google Assistant?

Wednesday  03:50,   28 june 2017
CNET

Samsung's voice app has a few tricks up its sleeve that might worry Google Assistant and Siri.Bixby Voice is rolling out as an early preview to Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus owners, providing you signed up to test it[...]

Free Xbox One And Xbox 360 Games With Gold For July 2017 Revealed

Tuesday  23:42,   27 june 2017
Gamespot

With just a few days to go until the end of June, Microsoft has announced the lineup of free games Xbox Live Gold members will be able to play on Xbox One and Xbox 360 in July 2017. On Xbox One, players can look forward to trying out Ubisoft's[...]

New Splinter Cell Project Teased By Ubisoft CEO

Tuesday  23:42,   27 june 2017
Gamespot

It's been four years since the release of the last game in the Splinter Cell series with no solid indications of what's next. E3 2017 came and went without any Splinter Cell-related announcements, but amidst all the noise, Ubisoft CEO Yves[...]

Facebook crosses 2 billion monthly users

Tuesday  21:52,   27 june 2017
The Verge

Facebook has announced that it now has over 2 billion monthly active users. That’s up from the 1.94 billion total that the company cited as part of its most recent earnings report in May.&nbsp;“Each day, more than 175 million people share a Love [...]