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News: Tech & Science

Self-repairing material plucks carbon from the air

Monday  09:51,   15 october 2018
engadget

Scientists might have a particularly clever way to help the environment: they've developed a material that can not only heal itself, but could reduce CO2 levels in the process. Researchers have isolated chloroplasts before this, but these... >>>

Teenage Engineering reluctantly adds Bluetooth audio to OD-11 speaker

Sunday  15:18,   14 october 2018
engadget

For years, Teenage Engineering has chosen not to allow its users to stream music via Bluetooth to its flagship OD-11 speakers. And that's despite it actually having a Bluetooth radio inside. The Swedish engineers have finally, reluctantly, given in... >>>

Are ‘superhumans’ real? Science weighs in.

Sunday  15:00,   14 october 2018
nationalgeographic

People with extreme talents or accomplishments seem to have superhuman abilities, but do they, really?When National Geographic caught up with Hooper at New Scientist magazine in London, where he is the managing editor, he explained how a woman with... >>>

NASA's Chandra telescope follows Hubble into a shutdown

Sunday  15:00,   14 october 2018
engadget

NASA sure hasn't been having a great time with its telescopes. The Chandra X-ray Observatory has gone into safe mode and halted all its science operations a few days after Hubble shut down due a gyroscope failure. According to the agency,... >>>

Huawei’s upcoming Mate 20 Pro flagship leaks in full

Sunday  11:06,   14 october 2018
msn

Why wait for October... >>>

Police told to avoid looking at recent iPhones to avoid lockouts

Sunday  11:06,   14 october 2018
engadget

Police have yet to completely wrap their heads around modern iPhones like the Xand XS, and that's clearer than ever thanks to a leak. Motherboard has obtained a presentation slide from forensics company Elcomsoft telling law enforcement to avoid >>>

The epic Facebook hack could affect you well beyond Facebook

Sunday  11:03,   14 october 2018
qz

“Two-factor authentication” is a reassuring phrase. Setting it up feels like installing a brand-new, heavy-duty deadbolt on your door. Until you realize that there is…“Two-factor authentication” is a reassuring phrase. Setting it up feels like... >>>

Twitter faces Irish investigation over user tracking

Saturday  14:27,   13 october 2018
engadget

Twitter is the latest internet giant facing scrutiny over its data transparency in Europe. He believed that Twitter was recording device info and timestamps when people clicked the shortened links, and that it was technically feasible for the... >>>

Did Google just tell us that it’s getting rid of Android?

Saturday  14:03,   13 october 2018
bgr

Google hardly had any surprises left for its Pixel 3 event earlier this week, especially when it comes to the stars of the show, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.  © Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images KRAKOW, POLAND - 2018/09/01:... >>>

Another NASA space telescope just went into safe mode

Saturday  14:03,   13 october 2018
cnet

The Chandra X-ray Observatory joins Hubble in going into protective mode to deal with a system complication.Hot on the heels of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope entering safe mode after a gyroscope failure, the agency's Chandra X-ray Observatory has... >>>

In Facebook's massive breach, the hackers' friends were the first victims

Saturday  13:54,   13 october 2018
cnet

Keep your friends close and your breach victims closer.The world's largest social network gave an update Friday on the huge data breach it discovered late last month. And in addition to saying the breach ultimately affected about 30 million users... >>>

YouTube cracks down on ‘duplicative content’

Saturday  11:27,   13 october 2018
engadget

Members of YouTube's Partner Program (YPP), those creators who monetize their content on the platform, must adhere to new rules regarding "duplicative content." YouTube explains which videos defy their new standards, and includes the... >>>

The world has a new fastest camera, and it shoots at 10 trillion frames per second

Saturday  10:51,   13 october 2018
bgr

The "slow motion" modes on modern smartphones crank up the speed of video recording so that when it's played back at regular speed the motion you see on the screen is slowed down. Now, imaging specialists have built what is being called the >>>

What’s the difference between a comet and an asteroid?

Saturday  10:51,   13 october 2018
popsci

They both orbit the sun, but they're very different. In our solar system, there are a lot of things that circle, or orbit, around our Sun. Earth orbits the Sun about every 365 days. Seven other planets also orbit the Sun, along with their... >>>

Facebook prototypes Unsend 6 months after Zuckerberg retracted messages

Saturday  08:51,   13 october 2018
techcrunch

In April, TechCrunch broke the news that some of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook messages were deleted from recipients' inboxes in what some saw as a violation of user trust. Late last week, TechCrunch asked Facebook about its progress on... >>>