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News: Tech & Science

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...[...]

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,...[...]