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News : Technology

The clock is now officially ticking on NASA’s sleeping Opportunity rover

Saturday  13:50,   15 september 2018
bgr

Even if you aren't particularly interested in space or science news you've probably heard about the plight of NASA's Opportunity rover. That was in early June, and even though the skies above the rover have become bright again...[...]

Google's Dragonfly would reportedly collect Chinese citizens' phone numbers

Saturday  13:26,   15 september 2018
cnet

A prototype for China's censored search engine would connect users' searches to their personal numbers, The Intercept reports.The engine, reportedly code-named Dragonfly and designed for Android devices, would exclude content that isn't...[...]

Apple reportedly adds LG as second OLED display supplier for iPhone XS and XS Max

Saturday  13:05,   15 september 2018
theverge

No longer dependent on Samsung.Until now, Samsung has been Apple’s sole OLED screen supplier since the iPhone X was introduced in 2017. Samsung, which agreed to provide around 100 million OLED displays in the initial deal, had enjoyed a monopoly,...[...]

Samsung will launch a new Galaxy device on Oct. 11

Saturday  13:05,   15 september 2018
cnet

The tech giant sent out an invite promising "4x the fun."On Friday, Samsung sent out invitations for the launch of a new device at "A Galaxy Event" on Oct. 11. The invite doesn't include a time or location, but says the event will be live-streamed...[...]

Chrome gains fingerprint authentication on Android and Mac

Saturday  12:05,   15 september 2018
engadget

Chrome's tenth birthday came and went, now it's back to the betas for the new look browser. Elsewhere, Chrome is pushing ahead with its HTTPS drive by displaying a "not secure" warning in red when you enter your password or email on a...[...]

Animal mummies to yield clues on ice age

Saturday  02:25,   15 september 2018
bbc

The well-preserved remains of a wolf pup and a caribou offer glimpses of life 50,000 years ago.The creatures were discovered with intact hair, skin, and muscle...[...]

'Telescope Did Not See Aliens,' Director of Mysteriously Shut Down Observatory Claims

Friday  22:05,   14 september 2018
gizmodo

It has been a week since the National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico, was shut down, evacuated, and visited by FBI agents—and the undisclosed “security issue” behind all this activity remains a mystery to the public....[...]

How Will Police Solve Murders on Mars?

Friday  19:50,   14 september 2018
theatlantic

If humans ever go to Mars, the worst of our impulses will accompany us there. The Red Planet will not rid us of murder, violence, and blackmail. There will be kidnapping, extortion, and burglary. Given time, we will even see bank...[...]

Settlers of Catan, Pandemic and other digital board games coming to Nintendo Switch

Friday  19:05,   14 september 2018
polygon

Also Carcassonne and an adaptation of MunchkinAsmodee digital is bringing digital versions of these titles to the Switch, with local multiplayer options for each, Nintendo announced during its September Nintendo Direct on...[...]

‘Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey’ Is Coming To Switch In Japan

Friday  18:51,   14 september 2018
variety

A cloud version of open-world action game “Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey” is coming to the Nintendo Switch in Japan, Nintendo revealed during a Direct presentation on Thursday. It launches on Oct. 5 alongside the physical and digital versions. A full...[...]

3 'hardcore' fish species discovered on Pacific floor

Friday  18:25,   14 september 2018
msn

Scientists have discovered three new species of "hardcore" fish living in one of the deepest parts of the ocean, the see-through, scale-free creatures perfectly adapted to conditions that would instantly kill most life on Earth....[...]

Ancient altar reveals Mayan 'Game of Thrones' dynasty

Friday  17:50,   14 september 2018
msn

A 1,500 year old Mayan altar discovered in a small archeological site in northern Guatemala is drawing comparisons to popular fantasy drama television series "Game of Thrones" for its descriptions of the Kaanul dynasty's political strategies...[...]

NASA has a new, foldable heat shield, and it could be part of a manned Mars mission

Friday  14:51,   14 september 2018
bgr

A manned mission to Mars is (very) slowly coming together for the folks at NASA. Load...[...]

SpaceX booked 'world's first' private passenger for a BFR Moon trip

Friday  04:25,   14 september 2018
engadget

We haven't seen SpaceX's BFR -- the rocket that it hopes will enable trips around the world, to the Moon, and, eventually, to Mars -- actually take flight yet, but the company says it has already booked a private passenger for a trip around...[...]

‘Final Fantasy VII,’ ‘IX,’ And ‘X’ Coming To Nintendo Switch In 2019

Friday  02:50,   14 september 2018
variety

Some high-definition versions of classic “Final Fantasy” titles are coming to Nintendo Switch next year, Nintendo revealed during a Direct on Thursday. “Final Fantasy VII,” “Final Fantasy IX,” and “Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster” are all on their...[...]