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News: Tech & Science

Samsung teases its exciting all-screen Galaxy S10 design again

Friday  15:20,   16 november 2018
bgr

Samsung is supposed to launch three Galaxy S10-branded phones early next year, and at least two of them are now expected to feature a design that’s not available on any other... >>>

Sony is skipping E3 in 2019

Friday  15:20,   16 november 2018
engadget

The company also decided against running PlayStation Experience this... >>>

Researchers create ‘master key’ fingerprints that can fool biometric databases

Friday  09:35,   16 november 2018
msn

Researchers from New York University have created a set of master fingerprint keys that can be used to spoof biometric identification systems. While the database of fingerprints used by the researchers had a chance of falsely matching with a random... >>>

A Facebook patent would use your family photos to target ads

Friday  09:21,   16 november 2018
theverge

But it can already figure out a lot of details without... >>>

NASA spots a distant galaxy that is actually sucking up other galaxies

Friday  06:42,   16 november 2018
bgr

When NASA sets its sights on a far-away galaxy, there's often a lot to take... >>>

Samsung is about to spend an insane amount of money on 5G and AI investments

Friday  06:21,   16 november 2018
bgr

Samsung's appetite for attention-grabbing technology experiments like folding displays for tablets and smartphones has certainly garnered the South Korean-based tech giant tons of headlines over the past week or... >>>

AI Can Now Fake Fingerprints That Fool Biometric ID Scanners

Friday  05:50,   16 november 2018
gizmodo.com.au

Artificial Intelligence researchers used a neural network to create fake fingerprints that could be a hacker’s dream tool. Five researchers, led by Philip Bontrager of the New York University engineering school, developed what they have called... >>>

Instagram will let brands sell products through videos

Friday  03:30,   16 november 2018
engadget

Instagram has added even more shopping features just in time for the holidays and that could be good or bad, depending on your buying... >>>

There's a giant crater the size of a city hiding under Greenland

Friday  02:45,   16 november 2018
popsci

But not everyone agrees it's from an asteroid impact. An artist’s depiction of a possible impact into the Greenland Ice... >>>

SpaceX gets FCC approval to add 7,518 more satellites to its Starlink constellation

Friday  02:30,   16 november 2018
techcrunch

SpaceX's application to add thousands of satellites to its proposed Starlink communications constellation has been approved by the FCC, though it will be some time before the company actually puts those birds in the air. SpaceX's application to add... >>>

Sony Is Skipping E3 2019

Friday  02:10,   16 november 2018
kotaku.com.au

Sony is skipping next year’s E3, ditching its traditional booth and press conference in a move that will have a significant negative impact on the video game industry’s annual trade show. The Entertainment Software Association, the lobbyist group... >>>

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... >>>