News : Technology

Tracking down a kilonova: The story of how thousands of scientists decoded the year’s biggest discovery

Tuesday  20:58,   17 october 2017
Quartz

This is the backstory to the biggest scientific discovery of 2017.  It began, as most things do these days, with a notification on phones and computers. Scientists working on the LIGO and Virgo collaboration stared at their[...]

Google Maps ditches misleading walking calorie counter

Tuesday  17:32,   17 october 2017
Engadget

<p>Google is ditching a planned feature for Maps following criticism on social media.</p>Taking note of the negative reaction, Google is now dumping the experiment. It confirmed to Engadget that the update was briefly tested on iOS, and has[...]

Microsoft Surface Book 2 is bigger and better

Tuesday  17:12,   17 october 2017
CNET

A new 15-inch size, updated Intel CPUs and gamer-ready Nvidia graphics hit Microsoft's pro-level Surface two-in-one.The Surface Book 2 now comes in both the original 13-inch size and a new 15-inch version. The timing makes them some of the first [...]

The first iPhone X units have shipped from China, but things aren’t looking good

Tuesday  17:12,   17 october 2017
BGR

Some lucky buyers will get their iPhone X on November 3rd when the handset is set to launch in initial markets, but most Apple fans will have to wait weeks or even months to have one shipped to their door.&nbsp;A new report says that Foxconn has [...]

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update bets big on mixed reality

Tuesday  17:11,   17 october 2017
Engadget

<p>Microsoft's next major Windows 10 release for 2017, the Fall Creators Update, doesn't make any huge waves. But you might have gathered that from its name alone.</p>With its latest OS, available today, Microsoft is preparing for the[...]

Wi-Fi has a serious vulnerability. Here's how to stay safe.

Tuesday  16:11,   17 october 2017
Popular Science

The weakness is in the encryption protocol we all use constantly.Here’s what you need to know about the problem, and what to do about[...]

4 Surprising Facts About the Universe We Just Discovered in a Cosmic Breakthrough

Tuesday  16:10,   17 october 2017
Time

News from space always arrives late — and in a discovery announced Monday, that meant 130 million years late.&nbsp;&nbsp;It was that long ago that two neutron stars in Galaxy NGC 4993, in the Hydra constellation, spiraled in toward one[...]

Qualcomm’s 5G dreams are closer to reality

Tuesday  14:01,   17 october 2017
Engadget

A year after Qualcomm introduced its first 5G modem, the Snapdragon X50, the company is making another next-generation mobile push. Qualcomm announced today that it's made the first 5G data connection using the X50, which reached gigabit speeds[...]

Qualcomm’s 5G dreams are closer to reality

Tuesday  14:01,   17 october 2017
Engadget

A year after Qualcomm introduced its first 5G modem, the Snapdragon X50, the company is making another next-generation mobile push. Qualcomm announced today that it's made the first 5G data connection using the X50, which reached gigabit speeds[...]

Qualcomm's new chip brings ultra-wide screens to mid-range phones

Tuesday  12:45,   17 october 2017
Engadget

Ultra-wide screens are hot stuff on smartphones these days, but there still isn't a whole lot of choice: you tend to either spring for the high end or make do with budget models.&nbsp;Logically, there's some added power under the hood to[...]

'Overwatch' Player Count Continues to Soar, Game Hits 35M Users

Monday  23:47,   16 october 2017
Rolling Stone

That's five million more players in six monthsOverwatch's growth seems to be unstoppable after it hit 10 million users in its beta. The game was up to 25 million in[...]

Planet Nine Could Be Our Solar System's Missing 'Super Earth'

Monday  22:30,   16 october 2017
Space.com

Planet Nine is out there, and astronomers are determined to find it, according to a new statement from NASA.&nbsp;The hypothetical planet is believed to be about 10 times more massive than Earth and located in the dark, outer reaches of the[...]

Yes, Your Wi-Fi Router Is Easily Hacked: No, You Should Not Panic

Monday  22:11,   16 october 2017
NBC News

Are hackers exploiting the Krack attack to spy on you? Thanks to a newly discovered security flaw, your home Wi-Fi is completely hackable, giving cyber thieves a front row seat to everything from your private chats to your baby monitor. And[...]

These gadgets are all you need to be a ‘professional’ ghost hunter

Monday  22:11,   16 october 2017
MSN

With Halloween around the corner its time to forget about smartphones and drones in favor of more important technology.&nbsp;First, let’s get an EMF meter, because that’s how other people know you think you’re a paranormal[...]

Neutron star crash: 'The gift that will keep on giving'

Monday  20:11,   16 october 2017
AFP

The astrophysics world is abuzz after the first-ever observation of two neutron stars merging in a cataclysmic crash that left a rich trail of debris for scientists to comb through. Here are three things the event has told us about the Universe we[...]