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News: Tech & Science

Apples fires back at Australian encryption bill

Saturday  08:27,   13 october 2018
engadget

In a seven-page letter to the Australian government, Apple criticized the country's proposed Access and Assistance Bill 2018. Apple stated, "We encourage the government to stand by their stated intention not to weaken encryption or compel... >>>

How to see if your data was accessed in the Facebook hack

Saturday  08:27,   13 october 2018
msn

Facebook detailed today exactly what type of information was accessed during a wide-scale hack last month. This data was viewed on 29 million people, and now Facebook is offering a way to see whether your account was broken into and what... >>>

Google CEO refuses to answer 'detailed questions' on China in letter to Senate

Saturday  08:27,   13 october 2018
cnet

Sundar Pichai's lack of specificity is frustrating lawmakers.The project, called Dragonfly, is the company's apparent plan to build a censored search engine for China, eight years after initially retreating from the... >>>

Samsung says its foldable phone will be a tablet you can put in your pocket

Saturday  08:03,   13 october 2018
cnet

D.J. Koh, CEO of Samsung's mobile business, offers a few hints in an interview with CNET.D.J. Koh, CEO of Samsung's mobile business, said you'll be able to use the device as a tablet with multitasking capability before being able to fold it up... >>>

1Password no longer automatically submits passwords on Macs

Friday  14:30,   12 october 2018
engadget

1Password explained its decision to nix the autosubmit function, citing user experience and safety reasons.1Password explained its decision to nix the auto-submit function, citing user experience and safety reasons, such as malicious websites... >>>

Facebook mistakenly deleted some people's Live videos

Friday  14:30,   12 october 2018
techcrunch

This time instead of exposing users' data, a Facebook bug erased it.  © Provided by AOL Inc. The bug raises the question of whether Facebook is a reliable place to share and store our memories and important moments. In March, Facebook COO... >>>

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will ditch the headphone jack for a bigger battery

Friday  14:03,   12 october 2018
t3

Samsung, one of the last smartphone manufacturers vehemently sticking with the once-ubiquitous 3.5mm headphone jack, looks set to ditch the port from its flagship smartphones, starting with the Note 10 next year. If the latest report is... >>>

Guess what scientists call the moons of moons

Friday  13:51,   12 october 2018
qz

They call them “moonmoons.” Well, according to New Scientist, anyway. Astronomers Sean Raymond and Juna Kollmeier say they’re happy with any of the following proposed terms.Well, according to New Scientist,... >>>

Instagram tests tapping instead of scrolling through posts, first in Explore

Friday  12:30,   12 october 2018
techcrunch

The effortless way you fast forward through Stories could be coming to more of Instagram. Now Instagram confirms to TechCrunch that it's testing tap to advance within Explore, and a spokesperson provided this statement: "We’re always testing... >>>

Japan forced to delay touchdown of asteroid probe because it’s too darn rough

Friday  12:27,   12 october 2018
bgr

Japan's Hayabusa-2 asteroid probe has already completed a number of scientific firsts. It successfully entered orbit around the Ryugu asteroid, deployed a pair of rovers and a sensor-packed instrument cube to send back data about the rock, and... >>>

Google Translate adds real-time translations for 13 new languages

Friday  12:27,   12 october 2018
engadget

Google announced this week that its Translate app for iOS and Android recognize 13 new languages through your smartphone's camera.In addition to Arabic and Hindi, the app now supports Bengali and Punjabi—four of the top 10 most spoken languages... >>>

Thieves are using Apple IDs to steal money, Chinese payment firms say

Friday  08:57,   12 october 2018
msn

China’s two largest digital payments services, Alipay and WeChat Pay, have warned that thieves are using compromised Apple IDs to make purchases with people’s accounts. “Since Apple hasn’t resolved this issue, users who’ve linked their Apple ID >>>

Google-powered smart displays will support multi-room audio

Friday  08:45,   12 october 2018
engadget

Google is shifting its focus from a smorgasbord of new hardware to a slew of Assistant- and software- based features.To begin with, it's rolling out multi-room audio support to all smart displays. Like audio-only Assistant speakers, you can add the... >>>

Scientists say they've created world's first engineered blue rose

Friday  08:45,   12 october 2018
cnet

Take time to stop and smell the blue roses.Researchers from Tianjin University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences led the creation of the fetching... >>>

Half of all iOS devices are running iOS 12

Friday  08:42,   12 october 2018
engadget

More than half of all iPhones, iPads, and iPods are running iOS 12, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, just over three weeks after the OS was released. The relative reluctance to update to iOS 11, and subsequently the... >>>