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News : Technology

Twitter faces Irish investigation over user tracking

Saturday  20:51,   13 october 2018
engadget

Twitter is the latest internet giant facing scrutiny over its data transparency in Europe.Ireland's Data Protection Commission has launched an investigation into the social network after it declined to provide t.co web link tracking data to... >>>

A Celestial Event Left Bees Speechless

Saturday  18:03,   13 october 2018
theatlantic

In more than a dozen spots along the path of totality, bees went silent.Those were the humans. The bees had a pretty different... >>>

Google thinks the Pixel 3's 1 rear camera will beat Samsung's 4

Saturday  14:27,   13 october 2018
cnet

Commentary: Pixel 3's single camera in a multiple-camera world is a brag.Those are fighting words in a landscape where a dual-camera setup is now so coveted, even budget phones like the Moto G6 have two lenses for portrait photos. With the Pixel >>>

Google has created an algorithm that's like 'spell check' for doctors who diagnose breast cancer — here's how it works

Friday  21:33,   12 october 2018
businessinsider

Google's artificial intelligence team has developed an algorithm that's like "spell check" for pathologists, the doctors responsible for diagnosing cancer patients through images of their... >>>

YouTube is cracking down on creators who post duplicated content

Friday  21:03,   12 october 2018
theverge

Changes to YouTube’s Partner Program are afootA few days ago, in a post on its help forum, YouTube gave an explanation to people who may have been removed from its Partner Program for “duplicative content,” which appears to have less to do with fair >>>

Arizona is creating an autonomous vehicle research institute

Friday  20:57,   12 october 2018
engadget

Arizona, a state that has been quite open to self-driving technology, has now created the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM), a consortium focused on autonomous vehicle research, safety and policy. Overseen by the Arizona Commerce Authority, IAM >>>

The UK invited a robot to ‘give evidence’ in Parliament for attention

Friday  20:57,   12 october 2018
theverge

Pepper the robot will be answering questions provided in advance . And as the bot is supplied by Middlesex University, with three of their researchers sitting on the same panel, it’s safe to assume that they’ll be the ones writing the answers.... >>>

Amazing images capture the birth of a DOUBLE star system for the first time: Scientists say the two celestial objects are so close together that they 'locked in a death spiral'

Friday  20:12,   12 october 2018
dailymail.co.uk

A massive star's unusual death could have created a compact binary neutron star.The huge starexploded into a surprisingly faint supernova on the outskirts of a spiral galaxy located 920 million light years away from... >>>

Photographing the Microscopic: Winners of Nikon Small World 2018

Friday  19:34,   12 october 2018
theatlantic

Some of the winning and honored images from the 2018 Small World Photomicrography... >>>

NASA says will use Russia's Soyuz rocket again despite accident

Friday  18:54,   12 october 2018
msn

NASA chief Jim Bridenstine on Friday praised the Russian space programme and said he expected a new crew to go to the International Space Station in December despite a rocket failure. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function... >>>

Japan delays spacecraft landing on very rocky asteroid

Friday  18:30,   12 october 2018
msn

Japan's space agency is delaying a spacecraft touchdown on an asteroid because scientists need more time to find a safe landing site on the extremely rocky surface. The spacecraft Hayabusa2 left Earth in 2014 and traveled 280 million... >>>

'Hitman 2' Unveils Franchise's First Competitive Multiplayer Mode

Friday  18:04,   12 october 2018
hollywoodreporter

In Ghost Mode, players will go head-to-head in a 1-versus-1 contest testing their assassination skills. Warner Bros. demoed the new competitive game mode to a small group at its Burbank offices, where players took control of the world's deadliest... >>>

Astronauts will go BACK into orbit after mid-air rocket failure, says the head of Russia's space agency

Friday  15:03,   12 october 2018
dailymail.co.uk

Two astronauts who survived the mid-air failure of a Russian rocket will fly again - and could be back in orbit by early 2019. Cosmonauts Alexei Ovchinin and Nick Hague will provisionally travel to the International Space Station (ISS) in spring of... >>>

Thieves are using Apple IDs to steal money, Chinese payment firms say

Friday  10:51,   12 october 2018
theverge

China’s two largest digital payments services, Alipay and WeChat Pay, have warned that thieves are using compromised Apple IDs to make purchases with people’s accounts.“Since Apple hasn’t resolved this issue, users who’ve linked their Apple ID to... >>>

New Russian space station flight planned for spring - space agency

Friday  10:27,   12 october 2018
reuters

The head of Russia's space agency said on Friday that two astronauts who survived the mid-air failure of a Russian rocket would fly again and would provisionally travel to the International Space Station (ISS) in spring of next year. Dmitry... >>>