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News: Tech & Science

Huawei tussles with US startup over theft of technology

Friday  14:00,   19 october 2018
cnet

The startup was co-founded by a former Huawei... >>>

iPhone XS and XS Max sales start strong, could lead to new records for Apple

Friday  13:55,   19 october 2018
bgr

In a report released on Thursday, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) shared data which shows that early returns for the iPhone XS and XS Max have been generally positive, with each accounting for 8% of US iPhone sales, respectively, for... >>>

A ton of people don't know that Facebook owns WhatsApp

Friday  13:40,   19 october 2018
techcrunch

Americans looking to reduce their reliance on products from tech's most alarmingly megalithic companies might be surprised to learn just how far their reach... >>>

Google Play update enables smaller app installs

Friday  13:35,   19 october 2018
engadget

Google has implemented changes to the Play Store, which could translate to smaller applications that are much, much kinder to your phone's storage and... >>>

How Facebook’s Chaotic Push Into Video Cost Hundreds of Journalists Their Jobs

Friday  13:31,   19 october 2018
msn

Facebook egregiously overstated the success of videos posted to its social network for years, exaggerating the time spent watching them by as much as 900 percent, a new legal filing... >>>

Look up! The Orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend

Friday  11:46,   19 october 2018
usatoday

The Orionid meteor shower should be visible Friday and Saturday nights, but the best views are expected to be Sunday morning after the moon has set but before the sun rises. "The Orionid meteors are debris left behind by Comet Halley, arguably the... >>>

Twitter suspends bots spreading pro-Saudi tweets about missing journalist

Friday  11:30,   19 october 2018
engadget

Twitter has suspended hundreds of accounts suspected to be bots, which had been tweeting pro-Saudi sentiments regarding the disappearance of journalist Jamal... >>>

This Google engineer was asked to create a censored version of Google News for China. He refused.

Friday  10:40,   19 october 2018
pri.org

This week, Google finally confirmed that the company is exploring expanding its products into China and that Google has been working on a version of its search engine that would comply with Beijing’s strict censorship... >>>

Is turning off your notifications the ultimate productivity hack?

Friday  08:45,   19 october 2018
qz

Enabling notifications is essentially giving other people permission to schedule blocks of time in your... >>>

Now you can share your ETA in real time on Google Maps for iOS

Friday  08:30,   19 october 2018
msn

OMW! >>>

Facebook’s confusion about its Portal camera is concerning

Friday  08:25,   19 october 2018
engadget

Facebook couldn't have picked a worse time to introduce Portal, a camera-equipped smart display designed to make video chatting in your home... >>>

Apple sends out invites for iPad Pro event for October 30

Friday  08:10,   19 october 2018
bgr

Even though we're just a few weeks removed from Apple unveiling its 2018 iPhone lineup and the jaw-dropping Apple Watch Series 4, the company still has a few more products it plans to release before the 2018 holiday shopping season kicks... >>>

Snapchat's latest Lens creation tools bring 2D objects to life

Thursday  20:16,   18 october 2018
engadget

It might be easier to create and share Snapchat Lenses these days, but Snap clearly knows they need a little more... >>>

Google introduces Gmail integrations for Dropbox, Box and more

Thursday  20:16,   18 october 2018
engadget

Today, Google announced new Gmail integrations for G Suite, which is its enterprise offering for... >>>

Panasonic has invented a cubicle for your face

Thursday  20:16,   18 october 2018
qz

Open-plan offices are distracting. They’re anxiety-producing. But what if you could work distraction-free, limited from seeing anything beyond your central vision? What if this... >>>