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News: Tech & Science

Five Brightest Planets in the Solar System Have Aligned

Tuesday  15:33,   16 october 2018
newsweek

Full alignment will be easier to see from the Southern Hemisphere—but people at Northern latitudes should still be able to spot Mars, Saturn and... >>>

Adobe to finally bring the ‘real’ Photoshop to iPads

Tuesday  15:33,   16 october 2018
msn

Adobe revealed at its MAX event that a new Photoshop would be coming for iPads -- and not just any old defrocked mobile version. No, the “real” Photoshop will be available for your iPad sometime next year. We first heard rumors that Adobe was going... >>>

Sony tries using blockchain tech for next-gen DRM

Tuesday  15:33,   16 october 2018
engadget

Sony announced today that it's jumping on the blockchain bandwagon for digital rights management (DRM), starting with written educational materials under the Sony Global Education arm of the business. This new blockchain system is built on Sony's... >>>

Forget Mars, Venus Should Be NASA's Next Destination

Tuesday  15:33,   16 october 2018
newsweek

Venus's surface is an inhospitable wasteland. But its upper atmosphere is much like... >>>

Jeff Bezos defends spending his Amazon billions on space travel

Tuesday  12:03,   16 october 2018
theverge

The world’s richest person says you want people taking risks on behalf of humanity“I will not spend one minute of my life on anything that I don’t think is contributing to civilization and society,” Bezos told journalist Steven Levy, responding to a >>>

A new project is trying to track hateful users’ activity on Twitter

Tuesday  11:54,   16 october 2018
theverge

As Twitter, like other social media companies, continues to deal with extremism on its platform, a new project is pledging to monitor how hateful users are behaving. A newly released tool called the Exploring Online Hate dashboard is a joint... >>>

Snapchat is a popular source for news among college students

Tuesday  10:57,   16 october 2018
engadget

A number of studies have shown that people turn to social media for news, and of all of the social networks out there, Facebook consistently leads the pack in this regard. In a survey of 5,844 college students from 11 US institutions, 89... >>>

Hayabusa 2 delays asteroid touchdown because it's so rocky

Tuesday  10:57,   16 october 2018
cnet

Boulders and navigation challenges are forcing JAXA to reschedule the spacecraft's asteroid contact.JAXA's Hayabusa 2 mission plans to pull off a daredevil stunt of touching an asteroid, picking up a sample of the surface and bringing it back to >>>

Apple fixes its new bagel emoji with cream cheese and a doughier consistency

Tuesday  10:55,   16 october 2018
theverge

A wrong has been... >>>

Americans fear they can’t identify social media bots

Tuesday  08:09,   16 october 2018
engadget

A new poll from the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan fact tank that studies trends, found that many Americans fear they cannot discern a bot from an actual person on social media. About half -- 47 percent -- of the people who've heard of bots >>>

How to protect your Instagram account from hackers

Tuesday  07:51,   16 october 2018
cnet

Set up two-factor authentication for added security.Before, IG's two-factor relied on SMS, which isn't the most secure way to receive authorization codes. Now, you can set up IG 2FA with an authentication app to make your account even more secure.... >>>

Facebook will ban false voting information during midterm elections, report says

Tuesday  07:27,   16 october 2018
cnet

The new policy goes into effect leading up to the US midterms.The company will ban "false information about voting requirements and fake reports of violence or long lines at polling stations," according to Reuters. Facebook executives, including... >>>

Nuclear fusion reactor to 'recreate sun on earth'

Tuesday  06:28,   16 october 2018
news.sky

A nuclear reactor that uses the same energy source as the sun is taking shape in the south of France. Sky News was given special access to the experimental plant near Marseilles.When it is switched on in seven years' time it will fuse together... >>>

Google Pixel 3 review: new AI, refined hardware, still the best camera

Tuesday  05:53,   16 october 2018
msn

Google continues to put software first and has once again created the best Android experience you can get, but this time it's wrapped in a much better machine.With a refined design, hugely improved screen technology and a pile of new AI-powered... >>>

'Ugly duckling' fossil from the deep

Tuesday  05:30,   16 october 2018
bbc

Meet the baby reptile that is shedding new light on the giants that lived at the time of T. rex.Now an "ugly duckling" from 85 million years ago is shedding new light on the giant marine reptiles that lived at the time of Tyrannosaurus... >>>