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News: Tech & Science

Killing off the Galaxy J line of budget phones is part of a major shakeup planned at Samsung

Tuesday  11:25,   18 september 2018
bgr

Samsung will be killing off its Galaxy J budget series entirely, which is apparently part of the reorganization of its lower tier and mid range smartphone series.News about the Galaxy J getting deep-sixed comes via ET News, which reports that...[...]

iOS 12 makes your phone faster than ever

Tuesday  11:25,   18 september 2018
techcrunch

iOS 12 could be summed up in one feature: speed. You may remember that iOS 11 was filled with many new features, especially on the iPad. But it was also the buggiest release to date. Even the Calculator app wasn’t working properly. And let’s...[...]

Twitter will soon let you switch between algorithmic and real-time feeds

Tuesday  11:25,   18 september 2018
msn

Twitter today announced a change to the way it shows tweets to users. The changes came about after a viral tweet this morning by Twitteruser Emma Kinema. In it, she detailed a way to reverse engineer algorithmic sorting, highlighting a...[...]

Facebook will reward those who report bugs in third-party apps

Tuesday  11:25,   18 september 2018
engadget

Facebook is expanding its bug bounty program and will begin offering rewards to those that report vulnerabilities in third-party apps that connect to its platform. In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook made some changes to...[...]

Path is closing its private social network for good

Monday  15:51,   17 september 2018
engadget

Path, the Facebook rival and sticker pioneer that gained a million users a week at its peak, is officially dead. Path started out in 2010 as a private networking app that let users keep just 50 friends, but that was boosted to 150 friends and...[...]

Salesforce co-founder purchases Time Magazine for $190 million

Monday  15:51,   17 september 2018
foxnews

Time Magazine is being acquired by Salesforce co-founder Marc Benioff, and his wife, for $190 million in cash. The deal was announced Sunday by Meredith Corp., which bought the brand along with other publications of Time Inc. earlier this...[...]

Ditch your phone's built-in web browser for these seven alternatives

Monday  15:50,   17 september 2018
popsci

Protect your privacy, save data, navigate faster, and more. Protect your privacy, save data, navigate faster, and...[...]

Galaxy Note 9 catches fire inside a woman’s purse

Monday  15:50,   17 september 2018
bgr

Since the infamous Galaxy Note 7 recall two years ago, a phone Samsung pretends it never existed, we didn’t have any battery incidents involving Samsung handsets. Samsung revised its quality assurance process for batteries after the recall,...[...]

Why the iPhone XR isn’t coming out until October

Monday  11:25,   17 september 2018
msn

On Wednesday, Apple announced its new iPhones, curiously giving the cheaper and more colorful iPhone XR a ship date of over a month after the more luxe iPhone XS and XS Max models become available next Friday. Reports that the iPhone XR, which...[...]

Amazon probing staff data leaks

Monday  11:25,   17 september 2018
msn

Amazon is investigating allegations that some of its staff sold confidential customer data to third party companies particularly in China, the online giant confirmed on Sunday. According to a Wall Street Journal report, which did not give figures,...[...]

5 new fitness features coming to your Apple Watch

Monday  11:25,   17 september 2018
cnet

Apple is bolstering the Apple Watch's fitness capabilities with several much-needed, intuitive features.Apple Watch users can expect a Walkie-Talkie mode that lets you immediately connect with friends and family with short audio snippets....[...]

SpaceX plans to reveal the identity of its first Moon trip passenger on Monday

Sunday  12:25,   16 september 2018
bgr

SpaceX has long been bullish on the idea of selling seats on its spacecraft to private citizens who are willing to pony up enough cash for a trip into space. The trip, which will take the person (or persons?) on a round-trip journey around...[...]

Facebook is hiring a human rights policy director

Sunday  12:25,   16 september 2018
engadget

Facebook has faced criticism for its slow response to the Myanmar government's use of its social network to fuel atrocities, and it's determined to prevent that from happening again. Facebook's recruiting effort isn't surprising. Six...[...]

Google's Pixel 3 might come in a mint flavor

Sunday  12:05,   16 september 2018
engadget

Google Japan has posted a "coming soon" teaser page that cycles through three colors when you click the company's "G" logo: black, white and (most importantly) mint...[...]

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...[...]