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Facebook nixes billions of fake accounts

Thursday  12:40,   14 november 2019
msn

Facebook on Wednesday said it has nixed 5.4 billion fake accounts already this year, in a sign of a persistent battle on social media against manipulation and disinformation. "We have improved our ability to detect and block attempts to create fake, >>>

Motorola’s RAZR is back as an all-screen folding smartphone.

Thursday  12:40,   14 november 2019
qz

The iconic flip phone of the 2000s is back as a smartphone with a folding screen.The slim flip phone looked like nothing before it, and the tiny device is still to this day one of the single most popular phones of all time, selling over 130 million... >>>

Apple is finally willing to make gadgets thicker so they work better

Thursday  05:40,   14 november 2019
cnbc

Apple's newest products, including the iPhone 11 and 16-inch MacBook Pro are thicker than earlier models as Apple puts function over form, a change that may have occurred after the departure of Jony Ive.This is a theory, but it seems this may be >>>

ISS astronauts to test remote controlled rovers

Thursday  05:40,   14 november 2019
cnet

Moon and Mars rovers could someday be controlled from orbit.Currently, rovers are controlled by preprogrammed software that responds to commands sent from Earth by scientists, a process that involves lengthy delays. Researchers are looking for a... >>>

SpaceX test fires crew capsule's abort engines

Thursday  05:40,   14 november 2019
cbsnews

The test will help clear the way for an in-flight abort test as early as next monthThis time around, the capsule's eight Super Draco engines ignited and fired as planned, generating a combined 120,000 pounds of thrust just as they would during... >>>

Intel is still struggling with the truth about its processor security flaws

Wednesday  18:05,   13 november 2019
msn

Intel claimed issues were fixed, but they weren’tIn a report, The New York Times interviewed key security researchers who discovered the latest round of processor vulnerabilities. Dutch researchers at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam first reported a... >>>

Google plans to offer checking accounts next year

Wednesday  18:05,   13 november 2019
msn

The partnership with Citigroup and a Stanford credit union could launch next yearGoogle executive Caesar Sengupta told the WSJ that the initiative is designed to “help more people do more stuff in a digital way online,” and he noted that the service >>>

Nintendo Switch Lite review: back to the future

Wednesday  17:45,   13 november 2019
t3

Does a Nintendo Switch that doesn't switch make sense? Read T3's official Nintendo Switch Lite review now to find outAnd, the word handheld is where this Switch Lite review begins and ends, really, as this new system marks a very assured,... >>>

This may be the best iPhone deal ahead of Black Friday

Wednesday  17:45,   13 november 2019
expertreviews.co.uk

The iPhone XR is still a top-notch smartphone, and it’s getting more affordableBut let’s get to the offer: You pay £45 upfront, and then £33 per month in exchange for the 64GB iPhone XR with unlimited minutes, texts and 50GB worth of data on the EE... >>>

Vulnerable satellites: the emerging arms race in space

Wednesday  17:40,   13 november 2019
ft

Half a century after the first moon landing, there is a surprising entry into the geopolitical tussle over space — Norway. The Nordic nation plans to launch two satellites in 2022 to bring strong broadband coverage to its strategically important... >>>

It's official! 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro debuts with scissor-mechanism keyboard

Wednesday  17:25,   13 november 2019
pocket-lint

It's official! 16-inch Apple MacBook Pro debuts with scissor-mechanism keyboard image 1 Apple has unveiled an all-new 16-inch MacBook with up to 8-core processors, up to 64GB of memory, plus all-new graphics with up to 8GB of video memory.To... >>>

Wild space rock Ultima Thule gets new official name: Arrokoth

Wednesday  13:15,   13 november 2019
cnet

NASA's New Horizons mission visited the pancake-shaped Arrokoth in early 2019.NASA announced on Tuesday that the fresh moniker has been approved by the International Astronomical Union, the organization responsible for recognizing the names of... >>>

Scientists Narrow Down Number of Exoplanets Which Could Host Alien Life

Wednesday  13:15,   13 november 2019
newsweek

"'Are we alone?' is one of the biggest unanswered questions. If we can predict which planets are most likely to host life, then we might get that much closer to answering it within our lifetimes," first author of a new paper said.For a study >>>

Scientists crack open Moon sample sealed for 47 years

Wednesday  13:15,   13 november 2019
bgr

Half a century ago, NASA sent humans to the Moon for the first time in the history of mankind. In a new report, NASA reveals that some of the Apollo-ear lunar soil samples it recently approved to be unsealed have finally gotten a chance to... >>>

Scientists find human footprint in a mammoth track using 3D radar

Wednesday  05:55,   13 november 2019
cnet

The tracks found in White Sands National Monument date to 12,000 years ago.The team used ground-penetrating radar, which has been used to discover more stones near Stonehenge, to investigate the movements of mammoths, humans and giant sloths from... >>>