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News: Tech & Science

Cane toad DNA puzzle finally cracked

Friday  00:30,   21 september 2018
abc.net.au

Scientists have cracked the cane toad genome — a discovery that not only can help them understand why the iconic pest is such a successful invader but could identify biocontrols to stop it in its tracks.Now an international team of scientists is one [...]

YouTube’s trending tab is there to lure in new users, not views

Thursday  14:51,   20 september 2018
theverge

Why you don’t see more creators trending.How important is YouTube’s trending section for getting views? According to YouTube chief business officer Robert Kyncl, it has less of an impact than people might believe. In an interview posted today,...[...]

Nearly half of cellphone calls will be scams by 2019, report says

Thursday  14:05,   20 september 2018
washingtonpost

An Arkansas-based firm predicts an explosion of spam calls, marking a leap from 3.7 percentage of total calls in 2017 to a projected 44.6 percentage by early 2019.Nearly half of all cellphone calls next year will come from scammers, according to...[...]

Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A7 has a triple camera setup

Thursday  13:51,   20 september 2018
engadget

Triple-camera smartphones are officially the new normal. Samsung has unveiled the mid-range Galaxy A7 with three cameras at the rear: an 8-megapixel shooter with an ultra-wide 120-degree lens, a 24-megapixel main camera, and a "depth" lens to give...[...]

Apple Music now works with Android Auto

Thursday  13:51,   20 september 2018
theverge

The Android version also adds song search by lyrics.Apple hasn’t ignored some of Android’s conveniences; Apple Music also supports microSD card storage, something that doesn’t exist on...[...]

NASA's mission to 'touch the sun' beams back first images

Thursday  13:25,   20 september 2018
cnet

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Elon Musk promises Tesla dashcam feature coming soon

Thursday  10:52,   20 september 2018
cnet

Dashcam mode would use the cameras on the vehicle normally used for Autopilot and will be released with Tesla software version 9 as a beta...[...]

Nuclear Pasta: Universe's Strongest Material Discovered

Thursday  10:51,   20 september 2018
newsweek

Computer simulations will help scientists better understand the smallest and densest known stars.Instead, it can be found deep inside the crust of the smallest, densest known stars, scientists have discovered via computer...[...]

That Apple wireless AirPod charging case is delayed, so Huawei is making one instead

Thursday  10:30,   20 september 2018
bgr

One of the minor new products that we were expecting to see at Apple's fall iPhone event last week was a new wireless charging case for Apple's signature AirPods. Unfortunately, wireless charging is a sore spot for Apple right now. The...[...]

NASA’s Beloved Mars Rovers Are Having a Rough Year

Thursday  08:51,   20 september 2018
theatlantic

At the start of 2018, NASA had two active rovers on Mars. Then on Saturday, the other rover, Curiosity, experienced a technical problem that has prompted engineers to temporarily turn off all its science instruments while they...[...]

Scientists discovered dozens of ice volcanoes on Ceres

Thursday  08:26,   20 september 2018
cnet

Ice, ice, baby volcano? New research on the dwarf planet shows that it is definitely not Vanilla.New research suggests the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest celestial body in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, is home to dozens of volcanoes...[...]

The Best iPhone XS Plans In Australia

Thursday  04:30,   20 september 2018
gizmodo.com.au

The iPhone XS and XS Max are finally available for pre-order and will be released on September 21. But not everyone can afford to buy outright, especially when Apple has continued its tradition of selling extremely expensive phones. If you're...[...]

PlayStation Classic: Sony announces a retro micro-console of its own

Thursday  04:30,   20 september 2018
msn

The tiny replica of 1994's PlayStation will include 20 games pre-installed, although Sony has so far only disclosed five of them.Sony has announced plans to release a miniature replica of its 1994 PlayStation console, with 20 classic games...[...]

Landmark dinosaur statue back from extinction

Thursday  03:30,   20 september 2018
brisbanetimes.com.au

A missing dinosaur sculpture has been found during a police raid north of Brisbane.On Tuesday last week, police executed a search warrant at an Albany Creek address where a quantity of cannabis, steroids, other controlled drugs and utensils were...[...]

Nuclear Pasta: Universe's Strongest Material Discovered

Wednesday  19:27,   19 september 2018
newsweek

Computer simulations will help scientists better understand the smallest and densest known stars.The strongest material in the universe has been discovered: nuclear pasta from neutron stars. The material is so intense it could never exist on...[...]