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News: Tech & Science

Zuckerberg denies knowledge of Facebook's work with GOP opposition research firm

Friday  01:46,   16 november 2018
techcrunch

Today in call with reporters preceded by a frantic if fairly uneventful distraction-pushing media blitz, Facebook responded to a damning New York Times story published yesterday that cited interviews with more than 50 sources privy to Facebook's... >>>

Privacy Advocates Raise Alarm Over Google's Takeover Of AI Health App

Friday  01:30,   16 november 2018
gizmodo.com.au

DeepMind’s health app Streams is being consumed by its sister company, Google, and some privacy advocates see the move as a violation of patient trust. Streams was originally developed by the Alphabet-owned British AI company DeepMind to send data... >>>

Prince William launches unprecedented attack on tech giants: 'They seem unable to engage in constructive discussion about the social problems they are creating'

Friday  01:06,   16 november 2018
businessinsider.com.au

The Duke of Cambridge Prince William criticised big tech for failing to deal with problems like cyberbullying and hate-speech profligating on their platforms in a speech at the BBC, the Telegraph... >>>

Facebook denies hiding Russian sabotage, but fires lobbying firm

Thursday  18:57,   15 november 2018
msn

Facebook on Thursday denied allegations in the New York Times that it tried to mislead the public about its knowledge of Russian misinformation ahead of the 2016 US presidential election, but severed links with a Republican consultancy. The Times... >>>

You can now buy a SIM-free iPhone XR

Thursday  18:57,   15 november 2018
theverge

You can get an unlocked iPhone XR that’s not tied to a... >>>

China’s Artificial Sun Reaches 100 Million Degrees

Thursday  18:57,   15 november 2018
newsweek

The temperatures achieved are six times hotter than the Sun’s... >>>

Tinder introduces Swipe Surge to alert users of high activity nearby

Thursday  18:57,   15 november 2018
theverge

The concept is simple: if there’s an abnormally high amount of people using the app in one specific area, Tinder will tell people who are... >>>

Google rolls out Night Sight mode to Pixel smartphones

Thursday  18:57,   15 november 2018
msn

Google is now rolling out an update to the Pixel Camera app, bringing a new Night Sight mode to the three generations of Pixel smartphones for use on the main and selfie... >>>

Sharp made a phone with two notches

Thursday  15:26,   15 november 2018
theverge

Last year Sharp released the Aquos R Compact, a phone with a tiny camera notch on the top edge and a humongous bezel on the bottom for a fingerprint sensor. It didn’t look great. But for this year’s model, the company has hit upon a novel solution... >>>

Google shuts down bipedal robot team Schaft

Thursday  15:26,   15 november 2018
theverge

The company continues to back away from its most ambitious robot... >>>

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ is all about battery life

Thursday  13:53,   15 november 2018
msn

The newest Raspberry Pi is built with power and space in... >>>

Human Are Still Evolving—Possibly Faster Than Ever

Thursday  13:53,   15 november 2018
newsweek

Evolution is a gradual change to the DNA of a species over many generations. It can occur by natural selection, when certain traits created by genetic mutations help an organism survive or reproduce. Such mutations are thus more likely to be passed... >>>

Crater discovered under Hiawatha glacier in Greenland with help of NASA

Thursday  13:17,   15 november 2018
abc.net.au

A crater bigger than Paris is discovered under a glacier in Greenland, with scientists saying it is one of the youngest impact craters found on... >>>

Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

Thursday  09:45,   15 november 2018
msn

"Castration-free" pigs and hornless dairy... >>>

As 5G looms, China's already looking at 6G development

Thursday  09:35,   15 november 2018
cnet

The mainland is looking to be one step ahead of everyone... >>>