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News : Technology

'Fortnite' just had its biggest month ever, with nearly 80 million people playing in August

Friday  22:25,   21 september 2018
businessinsider

Yes, a lot of people are playing "Fortnite." So, so, so many...[...]

Overwatch League Signs Its First Female Coach

Friday  19:50,   21 september 2018
variety

Kyoung Ey Molly “Avalla” Kim is joining the Overwatch League’s Washington, D.C. team as an assistant coach, making her the first woman coach in the professional esports organization. Kim is a high-level “Overwatch” player who peaked at 78th rank on...[...]

Twitch Blocked in China Following Surge in Popularity There

Friday  19:05,   21 september 2018
variety

Popular game streaming platform Twitch is now blocked in China after it experienced a surge in popularity there. The website is no longer accessible inside mainland China and the app has quietly disappeared from the Apple App Store, according to...[...]

There’s a planet exactly where Star Trek said Vulcan should be

Friday  17:27,   21 september 2018
popsci

Astrophysicists just found a planet orbiting the star HD 26965, 16 light years away from Earth. Astrophysicists just found a planet orbiting the star HD 26965, 16 light years away from Earth. Finding exoplanets is always fun, and the fact that...[...]

NASA perplexed by 'unusual' infrared light

Friday  17:27,   21 september 2018
news.sky

Scientists at NASA have discovered "an unusual infrared light emission from a nearby neutron star" which "could indicate new features never before seen".One of the guesses for the mysterious light is a disc of dust surrounding the neutron star...[...]

Facebook could launch its video chat devices this month

Friday  11:50,   21 september 2018
engadget

Facebook will finally reveal its long-rumored video chat device called "Portal" next week, according to financial website Cheddar. A previous report by the same publication said the company was supposed to unveil the device during its annual F8...[...]

Japan's Hayabusa-2 probe touching down on distant asteroid

Friday  09:50,   21 september 2018
cnn

Japan is in the process of landing two unmanned rovers on a distant asteroid, according to tweets from the country's space agency, nearing completion of a task which it has previously described as the equivalent of hitting a 6-centimeter...[...]

NASA telescope discovers two new planets five months after launch

Friday  08:51,   21 september 2018
reuters

A planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system discovered two distant planets this week five months after its launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, officials said on Thursday.NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey...[...]

Researchers built AI-powered gliders that learn how to fly just like birds

Friday  07:26,   21 september 2018
bgr

It took mankind untold eons to learn how to fly, but now artificial intelligence is doing something similar and in a fraction of the time. No, there’s no robots constructing planes like the Wright brothers, but some AI-powered gliders are indeed...[...]

More changes are coming to Instagram, including gifs in the DMs and maybe even hideable hashtags

Friday  07:26,   21 september 2018
bgr

Those of you who drown your Instagram captions in hashtags to rack up all those sweet, sweet likes for your photos (#and #you #know #who #you #are), Instagram appears to be testing a new feature just for you. The test involves making hashtags...[...]

Scientists Identify The Earth's Oldest Known Animal Fossil

Friday  03:50,   21 september 2018
huffingtonpost

Scientists have used fat molecules to solve a longstanding mystery and identify an ancient creature as one of the earliest animals on the planet. For more than 75 years, researchers have struggled to classify the Dickinsonia, a peculiar,...[...]

New Pressure on Google and YouTube Over Children’s Data

Friday  02:51,   21 september 2018
nytimes

Two members of Congress asked for details of practices concerning the personal data of viewers younger than 13.In the context of a growing national debate on tech and privacy, Google has come under increased scrutiny for how it may be tracking and...[...]

Space Junk Net Successfully Completes Capture Test

Friday  01:50,   21 september 2018
popularmechanics

In a first, a net was able to track down its target in space. A British satellite has just successfully proven that it can capture space junk using a system both innovative and old-school: nets.RemoveDEBRIS, based out of the University of Surrey and [...]

Google defends Gmail data sharing, gives few details on violations

Friday  01:50,   21 september 2018
reuters

Alphabet Inc's Google gave details about its policies for third-party Gmail add-ons but stopped short of fully addressing questions from U.S. senators about developers who break its email-scanning rules.How user data flows between big technology [...]

NASA's mission to 'touch the sun' beams back first images

Friday  01:25,   21 september 2018
cnet

Sun not...[...]