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News: Tech & Science

Facebook's stealth attempt to one-up Amazon: Shipping a product before you even think of buying it

Sunday  12:05,   16 september 2018
cnbc

Facebook needs to show investors and analysts that it can jump-start earnings growth to restore faith in its stock. The current Facebook business model is based upon renting user intelligence to...[...]

Is your Google keyboard spitting out gibberish I I Will Don't Always Love WannaYou

Sunday  12:05,   16 september 2018
cnet

Google says it's working on a fix for the Gboard bug.Gboard is Google's smart keyboard baked into Android phones (and available on iOS devices too), and several people on Reddit have reported running into problems that make typing on it near...[...]

Jeff Bezos only expects himself to make three good decisions a day

Sunday  09:26,   16 september 2018
qz

In a global culture of overwork, the world’s richest man has a surprisingly chill daily routine. During an extensive interview at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said he prioritizes getting...[...]

Samsung launches three wireless headphones in the US promising best-in-class audio

Sunday  09:05,   16 september 2018
bgr

They come in earbud, on-ear and over-the-ear models (they're the N700NC, Y500 and Y100).They come in earbud, on-ear and over-the-ear models (they’re the N700NC, Y500 and Y100) and Samsung says they’ve all been optimized for balanced and...[...]

The Apple Watch stole the show from this year’s new iPhones

Sunday  08:50,   16 september 2018
msn

The iPhone has become boring.For those like me who’ve had an older Apple Watch Series 0 or 1, it’s a no-brainer, and it was what I was most excited about when I decided to stay up on Thursday night to claim a midnight order. The disparity is best...[...]

Google says tweets about slowing its News results are incorrect

Sunday  08:50,   16 september 2018
cnet

Comments by the Google News lead appear to have been misinterpreted.Streit tweeted her comments had been...[...]

The Gmail Offline Chrome app will disappear after December 3rd

Sunday  08:25,   16 september 2018
engadget

Offline access to our Gmail is a feature that has come, gone and changed before, and 2018 will be no...[...]

Google Assistant just got way better at recognizing which songs are playing

Saturday  12:50,   15 september 2018
cnet

So did Google Search app and Android phones.On Friday, Google said it has integrated its Sound Search function into Now Playing, a music recognition feature, to faster and more accurately and faster match songs. Sound Search works on Google's Search [...]

Apple doesn’t think you deserve a $9 headphone dongle with your $1000 iPhone

Saturday  12:50,   15 september 2018
msn

As more manufacturers misguidedly remove the headphone jack from their phones – looking at you, OnePlus – we’ve always had at least one consolation prize: a cheap dongle. But now Apple thinks its about time people move on. As noted by The...[...]

Chrome gains fingerprint authentication on Android and Mac

Saturday  12:25,   15 september 2018
engadget

Chrome's tenth birthday came and went, now it's back to the betas for the new look browser. Web Bluetooth, which lets sites securely communicate with nearby devices, also makes an appearance for Windows 10 after landing in Chrome 56 for [...]

Here’s what lakes on Saturn’s moon Titan look like – just don’t try to swim in them

Saturday  12:25,   15 september 2018
bgr

Nothing's better on a warm summer day than taking a nice jump into a calm lake. In fond remembrance of the groundbreaking Cassini mission, NASA took the opportunity to highlight one of the more stunning images captured by the reliable...[...]

Google's Dragonfly would reportedly collect Chinese citizens' phone numbers

Saturday  08:50,   15 september 2018
cnet

A prototype for China's censored search engine would connect users' searches to their personal numbers, The Intercept reports.Sources told the publication that prototypes for Dragonfly link the search app to users' phone numbers, meaning...[...]

Samsung will launch a new Galaxy device on Oct. 11

Saturday  08:50,   15 september 2018
cnet

The tech giant sent out an invite promising "4x the fun.""Samsung's newest Galaxy device is bringing more ways to express yourself than ever before," reads the...[...]

Google changed a battery setting on Android phones by mistake

Saturday  08:25,   15 september 2018
engadget

Some Android users probably noticed some strange things happening with their phones over the last couple of days. Among the devices that were reportedly affected were Google Pixel, OnePlus 6, Essential Phone and Nokia 7+ devices running Android [...]

The clock is now officially ticking on NASA’s sleeping Opportunity rover

Saturday  08:25,   15 september 2018
bgr

Even if you aren't particularly interested in space or science news you've probably heard about the plight of NASA's Opportunity rover. That was in early June, and even though the skies above the rover have become bright again...[...]