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News : Technology

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...[...]

That Apple wireless AirPod charging case is delayed, so Huawei is making one instead

Friday  01:25,   21 september 2018
bgr

One of the minor new products that we were expecting to see at Apple's fall iPhone event last week was a new wireless charging case for Apple's signature AirPods. Unfortunately, wireless charging is a sore spot for Apple right now. The...[...]

Elon Musk promises Tesla dashcam feature coming soon

Friday  01:25,   21 september 2018
cnet

Dashcam mode would use the cameras on the vehicle normally used for Autopilot and will be released with Tesla software version 9 as a beta...[...]

iOS 12.1 setup hints at new iPad this fall, report says

Friday  01:25,   21 september 2018
cnet

A new entry for "iPad2018Fall" in iOS 12.1 has apparently appeared in its onboarding code.Several other tidbits have come out of the beta version of iOS 12.1, which Apple released to developers on Tuesday, one day after iOS 12 was released to the...[...]

Apple Music now works with Android Auto

Friday  01:05,   21 september 2018
theverge

The Android version also adds song search by lyrics.Apple hasn’t ignored some of Android’s conveniences; Apple Music also supports microSD card storage, something that doesn’t exist on...[...]

YouTube’s trending tab is there to lure in new users, not views

Friday  01:05,   21 september 2018
theverge

Why you don’t see more creators trending.How important is YouTube’s trending section for getting views? According to YouTube chief business officer Robert Kyncl, it has less of an impact than people might believe. In an interview posted today,...[...]

A tiny galaxy almost collided with the Milky Way and astronomers can see the effects

Thursday  10:50,   20 september 2018
popsci

A galactic near-miss. From our perspective here on Earth, the Milky Way looks like a bright streak of stars against the night sky. But its actual shape is a more complicated spiral, with curving arms reaching out in a disk around a bulging...[...]

NASA's Mars rover is having trouble sending data back

Thursday  02:30,   20 september 2018
cnet

The Curiosity rover can't transmit some of its data. NASA is on the case.The problem first cropped up over the weekend, prompting engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to investigate the cause and potential fixes. NASA says it might be a [...]