News : Technology

Mark Zuckerberg: 2 Billion Users Means Facebook's 'Responsibility Is Expanding'

Tuesday  21:52,   27 june 2017
Forbes

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg turned to the social network to announce the milestone, which solidifies the company's position as the largest, most influential social network in the world. Cards With Massive Rewards And No Annual Fees See [...]

NASA to Anonymous: No, We Don’t Have Evidence of Aliens

Tuesday  21:05,   27 june 2017
Newsweek

The hacking collective had claimed that NASA was on the verge of announcing that it had found alien life forms.At least not[...]

The Best Video Games of 2017 (So Far)

Tuesday  19:45,   27 june 2017
Vulture.com

The Best Video Games of 2017 (So Far)Gravity Rush 2 (Playstation[...]

EU fines Google record $2.7 billion in first antitrust case

Tuesday  19:22,   27 june 2017
Reuters

<p>EU antitrust regulators hit Alphabet unit Google with a record 2.42-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine on Tuesday, taking a tough line in the first of three investigations into the company's dominance in searches and smartphones.</p>EU[...]

Artificial algae could help save our oceans

Tuesday  17:36,   27 june 2017
Popular Science

<p>The bad news is that, like coral, they are vulnerable to the ravages of climate change and and ocean acidification.</p>The Smithsonian Institution calls coralline algae “the unsung architects of coral reefs.” These pink-colored seaweed,[...]

Megaoldon Went Extinct in Megafauna Mass Extinction

Tuesday  17:36,   27 june 2017
Newsweek

A newly discovered global extinction event saw 36 percent of marine megafauna go extinct.Carcharocles megalodon could reach up to 60 feet in length and had jaws measuring nine feet wide. They lived from 23 million years ago up until the end of the[...]

Jellied sea creatures confound scientists, fishermen on U.S. Pacific Coast

Tuesday  16:17,   27 june 2017
Reuters

<p>Drifting throngs of jelly-like, glowing organisms native to tropical seas far from shore have invaded Pacific coastal waters from Southern California to the Gulf of Alaska this year, baffling researchers and frustrating fishing[...]

Internet Privacy Policies: Who Has a Right to Your Data?

Tuesday  16:01,   27 june 2017
Consumer Reports

New rules governing the way ISPs can use consumer data were adopted in 2016 and scheduled to go into effect this December. But they were scuttled by President Trump and Congress this spring. That leaves the future of broadband privacy practices[...]

Hackers Hit 75% of Drillers as Sketchy Monitoring Is Blamed

Tuesday  15:25,   27 june 2017
Bloomberg

Three out of four oil and natural gas companies fell victim to at least one cyber attack last year as hacking efforts against the industry become more frequent and sophisticated. That’s the finding from a report released Monday by industry[...]

Amazon Robots Poised to Revamp How Whole Foods Runs Warehouses

Tuesday  15:20,   27 june 2017
Bloomberg

<p>The retailer could bring its distribution technology to the grocery chain.</p>"We will be joining a company that’s visionary," Mackey said, according to a transcript of the meeting. "I think we’re gonna get a lot of those innovations in our [...]

When galaxies collide: Photo shows galactic 'goulash'

Tuesday  15:20,   27 june 2017
USA TODAY

Ever wondered what happens when galaxies "collide?" Now we know, thanks to a cool image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. &nbsp;Now we know, thanks to a cool image from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. The image of[...]

These Living 'Tree' Sculptures Are Using Moss to Fight Air Pollution

Tuesday  15:20,   27 june 2017
Mental Floss

One CityTree reportedly has the same air-purifying power as 275 trees.Some of the world’s most polluted cities contain more buildings than air-purifying greenery. To mitigate air pollution, Inhabitat reports that an environmentally conscious German[...]

Apple acquires German company specializing in AR and eye tracking

Tuesday  13:11,   27 june 2017
The Verge

<p>Apple today confirmed its acquisition of a German computer vision company called SensoMotoric Instruments, according to a report from Axios.</p>Apple’s big push into augmented reality relies on tech like eye[...]

Nintendo announces mini Super Famicom for Japan

Tuesday  10:46,   27 june 2017
The Verge

<p>Right on the tail of the SNES Mini Classic’s announcement in the US and Europe, Nintendo has followed up with an equivalent product for Japan.</p>In Japan, the system will include Panel de Pon, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, Ganbare[...]

How to Install the iOS 11 Public Beta (If You Dare)

Tuesday  10:46,   27 june 2017
Gizmodo

Apple just launched the iOS 11 public beta for the whole world to try, and holy heck, don’t get too excited yet. Obviously, your iPhone or iPad will be cooler than all your friends’ are if you’re running the new software before any of them. There[...]