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News: Tech & Science

Google Home Hub leaks ahead of Pixel 3 event

Wednesday  15:10,   19 september 2018
msn

Though everyone is focusing on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google likely has more devices planned for its October 9 event. Following rumors of two new Chromebooks, a leak of Google’s Home Hub smart display is making the rounds today courtesy of...[...]

Google gives its Slack rival the ability to snooze notifications

Wednesday  15:06,   19 september 2018
engadget

You can now stop Hangouts Chat notifications from breaking your concentration when you're in the zone or taking a short nap after a stressful task. Google has updated its Slack rival with the ability to block notifications for a set amount of...[...]

How NASA plans to use lunar dust to build structures on the Moon

Wednesday  15:05,   19 september 2018
msn

NASA’s new focus has been made clear: the space agency is sending humans back to the Moon — this time.But if we’re going to set up some kind of long-lasting lunar base on the Moon, that means we’re going to need to utilize the resources that we find [...]

The Pentagon’s Wild Plan for Mind-Controlled Drones

Wednesday  14:40,   19 september 2018
thedailybeast

The tests, overseen by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), were computer simulations. The mind-controlled drone trials took place in Pittsburgh between June 2016 and January 2017, according to DARPA. “Using a bidirectional...[...]

Mozilla's Firefox Reality web browser is now available

Wednesday  12:25,   19 september 2018
techcrunch

Mozilla's vision of a VR-first web browser is ready for consumers to download and judge. Firefox Reality is a browser built entirely for virtual reality. While you may have read about desktop Firefox or Chrome adding WebVR support, Firefox...[...]

Sony’s PlayStation Classic will fit in your hand and cost you $100

Wednesday  12:05,   19 september 2018
cnet

And it comes with 20 preloaded games for epic nostalgia.Sony is getting in on the act with its new PlayStation Classic, which comes with 20 preloaded "generation-defining" games, the company announced...[...]

Lawmakers pressure Google to share how YouTube collects, uses kids' data

Wednesday  11:51,   19 september 2018
cnet

Representatives worry the company's data collection practices may violate children's online privacy laws.The representatives sent the letter after a coalition of 23 child advocacy, privacy and consumer groups filed a complaint in April...[...]

10 Riveting Facts About Mars

Wednesday  10:05,   19 september 2018
mentalfloss

Few celestial objects have fascinated humankind throughout history more than the Red Planet. For over a century, we've longed to know more about Mars and the beings that we speculated lived there. When NASA dispelled the notion of creatures...[...]

The Moon Is Electric—Especially When It's Full

Wednesday  09:55,   19 september 2018
nationalgeographic

New measurements show what happens to the moon’s thin exosphere when the lunar orb slips into Earth’s protective magnetic bubble.The moon is often thought of as a lifeless and inactive place. But a new study reminds us that our pale celestial...[...]

AI can identify objects based on verbal descriptions

Wednesday  09:25,   19 september 2018
engadget

Modern speech recognition is clunky and often requires massive amounts of annotations and transcriptions to help understand what you're referencing. There are a number of potential uses, but the researchers are most enamored with the...[...]

You can now use Google Maps with Apple’s CarPlay in iOS 12

Wednesday  09:25,   19 september 2018
msn

Sayonara, Apple...[...]

It looks like Samsung’s foldable phone won’t have Gorilla Glass whenever it actually launches

Wednesday  09:02,   19 september 2018
bgr

At this point, we still don't have a firm idea of when Samsung's foldable so-called Galaxy F smartphone will finally arrive -- whether it will land in November or at some point after that. That’s according to SamMobile, which reports...[...]

Instagram will promote mid-term voting with stickers, registration info

Wednesday  08:50,   19 september 2018
techcrunch

Facebook is getting ready to purposefully influence the U.S. mid-term elections after spending two years trying to safeguard against foreign interference. Combined, these efforts could boost voter turnout, especially amongst Instagram's core...[...]

10 years later, Google still has the creepy ability to remotely control a phone

Wednesday  08:28,   19 september 2018
cnet

Google made a very public mistake last week, and it's raising the specter of doubt once again.But Google made a very public mistake last week, and it's raising the specter of doubt once...[...]

Google's 'Family Link' parental controls expands to teens

Tuesday  15:50,   18 september 2018
engadget

"Family Link," Google's parental controls for Android and Chromebooks, is growing up. Well, in a sense. For one, it's no longer limited to kids -- soon adults will also be able to manage their teen's devices with existing Google accounts....[...]