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News: Tech & Science

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....[...]

Scientists identify four personality types

Tuesday  15:50,   18 september 2018
washingtonpost

A new study has persuaded one of the staunchest critics to conclude that maybe distinct personality types exist, after all.In a report published Monday in the journal Nature Human Behavior, researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois identify [...]

Google brings 'www' back to Chrome, but not for long

Tuesday  15:26,   18 september 2018
cnet

The search giant rolls back changes to the way Chrome shows web addresses.In the latest version of Google's Chrome browser, released earlier this month, Google hid the HTTP or HTTPS prefix and stripped out website domain qualifiers like the initial...[...]

Amazon plans to release at least 8 new Alexa devices, including a microwave oven and in-car gadget

Tuesday  15:26,   18 september 2018
cnbc

Amazon is doubling down its Alexa-powered devices, with plans to release at least 8 new voice-controlled hardware devices before the end of the year.The devices include, among others, a microwave oven, an amplifier, a receiver, a subwoofer, and an...[...]

Meet the Billionaire Dreamer Taking Musk's Rocket to the Moon

Tuesday  15:26,   18 september 2018
msn

In a country known for conformity, Yusaku Maezawa has always sought to stand out. He skipped college, moved to California to play in a rock band and started his own e-commerce company. After making it big, the 42-year-old started dropping hundreds...[...]

Surprise: OnePlus plans to build its first smart TV next year

Tuesday  11:25,   18 september 2018
msn

Everyone might be waiting for the OnePlus 6T, but the company has more than smartphones up its sleeve. The company doesn’t provide much in the way of hard details, but CEO Pete Lau penned a blog post explaining the new...[...]