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News: Tech & Science

Viking-Era Amulet Named 'Thor's Hammer' Is the First of Its Kind Discovered in Iceland

Thursday  16:08,   18 october 2018
insideedition

No other "Thor's Hammers" found before have been made of... >>>

Android Creator’s Startup Essential Products Cuts About 30% of Staff

Thursday  15:45,   18 october 2018
msn

Essential Products Inc., the startup founded by Android creator Andy Rubin, has cut about 30 percent of its employees, according to people familiar with the matter. The reductions affect staff in the company’s hardware, marketing, and sales... >>>

Spotify Premium redesign borrows one of Pandora's best features

Thursday  15:45,   18 october 2018
engadget

Spotify's been busy announcing a bunch of new features this week, including an app for Google's Wear OS and better direct uploads for... >>>

Twitter tests out 'annotations' in Moments

Thursday  15:45,   18 october 2018
techcrunch

Twitter is trying out a small new change to Moments that would provide contextual information within its curated stories. Spotted by Twitter user @kwatt and confirmed by a number of Twitter product team members, the little snippets appear sandwiched >>>

Pension fund officials in four states want Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg removed as chairman

Thursday  14:43,   18 october 2018
latimes

Public officials in four states say they want Facebook to have an independent board chair, effectively calling for the removal of Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg as chairman due to the social media company's recent... >>>

Why is Pluto no longer a planet?

Thursday  10:20,   18 october 2018
popsci

Short answer: Because we changed the definition of the word “planet” to better fit its... >>>

The new ‘world’s thinnest phone’ slots into a business card case

Thursday  10:20,   18 october 2018
theverge

Business cards are still an inescapable part of life for most Japanese workers, so it’s good to see the country’s largest carrier make the most of the situation with a phone that can fit right inside a card... >>>

Huawei’s Porsche phone is back and still unnecessarily expensive

Thursday  07:32,   18 october 2018
theverge

Does a smartphone need a successor within the same... >>>

HTC is about to introduce the world’s first blockchain phone

Thursday  07:20,   18 october 2018
bgr

October has been one of the busiest months in Android history when it comes to new smartphone... >>>

Facebook Admits Its New Gadget Might Use Your Data for Ads After All

Thursday  04:56,   18 october 2018
popularmechanics

Shockingly un-shocking... >>>

New Study Explores How Dogs Understand Human Language

Thursday  04:56,   18 october 2018
gizmodo.com.au

If you’re a dog person who has suspected that your four-legged friend may know exactly what you mean when you use certain words or phrases—for example “toy,” or “car,” or maybe even “who’s the good boy?” (he is) — you may be correct. A new study by... >>>

Sidestepping App Stores, Facebook Lite and Groups get Instant Games

Thursday  04:06,   18 october 2018
techcrunch

Facebook is giving HTML5 another shot as a way to expand its Instant... >>>

Top Apple insider sheds light on mythical Apple Car and future iPhone models

Thursday  04:06,   18 october 2018
bgr

A new investor note from reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo (via MacRumors) sheds a lot of light on some of Apple's upcoming product... >>>

Scientists caught an Antarctic ice shelf singing a strange tune

Thursday  03:55,   18 october 2018
popsci

This bizarre phenomenon could better predict how quickly the planet’s ice is melting into the... >>>

Apple granted double-folding iPhone patent

Thursday  03:55,   18 october 2018
msn

A patent granted to Apple has been spotted for a phone that folds not once, but... >>>