News: Technology

You Need To Stop Reusing Passwords And Start Googling Yourself

Sunday  19:25,   25 june 2017
International Business Times

A survey found 67 percent of respondents use the same password for social media accounts, putting their security on the line.The survey was conducted April 25-26 on 500 men and women at least 18 years of age. Participants were asked about their [...]

The statistical likelihood that asteroids will destroy us all in 10 million years

Sunday  18:45,   25 june 2017
MSN

Scientists have spent decades debating whether asteroids and comets hit the Earth at regular intervals. At the same time, a few studies have found evidence that the large extinction events on Earth – such as the one that wiped out the dinosaurs 66[...]

14 Pinterest features only power users know about

Sunday  15:21,   25 june 2017
Tech Insider

<p>Pinterest is one of the most popular social networks in the world, with 175 million monthly active users and legions of diehard fans pinning their favorite outfits, recipes, housewares, and more.</p>But most people are probably[...]

Mysterious Planet 10 could be hiding out beyond Pluto

Sunday  14:51,   25 june 2017
CNET

Move over, Planet 9. There's a new possible planet lurking out in the solar system and it could be messing with a whole lot of distant space rocks.The study, due to be published in the Astronomical Journal, has a low-key title: "The curiously[...]

iPhone 8 Dummy Photos Show Bezel-less Screen, Vertical Dual-Camera

Sunday  14:35,   25 june 2017
International Business Times

Dummy images of the iPhone 8 show device with no Touch ID button, vertical-dual camera system, more features.Images of a dummy model of the upcoming iPhone 8, posted by Onleaks on Twitter Friday (via 9to5Mac), backs up previous rumors regarding[...]

A 3D-printed bridge is being built using reinforced concrete

Sunday  11:26,   25 june 2017
Engadget

3D printing is a massive category that covers everything from small, DIY, plastic projects to metal meant to be used in Boeing's 787 airplane.&nbsp; © Eindhoven University of Technology It sounds like the university is[...]

If you’re into high-end headphones, this amp is for you

Sunday  11:26,   25 june 2017
CNET

If you’re the kind of person who owns more than one high-end headphone, the Rogue Audio RH-5 is the amp for you.The RH-5 may be a headphone amp, but it's also a fine preamp, with three stereo RCA inputs, one stereo XLR input, and stereo RCA and XLR[...]

What the first iPhone tells us about tech's future

Sunday  11:25,   25 june 2017
USA TODAY

What will be the simple, practical features and solutions driving the next wave of innovation? One of those drivers already has a head start: voice.The opposite happened, of course. Not only have more than 1 billion iPhones been sold, but,[...]

LG's latest OLED display is flexible, transparent and gargantuan

Sunday  07:41,   25 june 2017
Engadget

It's big enough to act like a full-length mirror. © LG That's the idea, anyway. As The Korea Herald reports, LG thinks the display has a future in digital signage, desks and in-car infotainment systems. Flexible screens could[...]

So, you want to terraform Mars? Here's one way to do it.

Sunday  07:41,   25 june 2017
Popular Science

Climate change could make the red planet livable within 100 years. &nbsp; © Supertotto 102,165 A.D. Sorry dogs: Plants are humanity’s best friend on Mars. After many millennia of photosynthesis, abundant trees, crops, and maybe[...]

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

Saturday  19:17,   24 june 2017
MSN

One algorithm that can align its idea of an object across sight, sound, and text can automatically transfer what it’s learned from what it hears to what it sees. Aytar offers the examples that if the algorithm hears a zebra braying, it assumes that [...]

'Aging in place' tech helps seniors live in their home longer

Saturday  18:51,   24 june 2017
USA TODAY

Today, high-tech monitoring systems and other gadgets are helping seniors age in place independently, while giving family members peace of mind in the process. What’s more, home-based tech tools could be far less expensive than moving into an[...]

Facebook’s latest app is designed just for video creators

Saturday  18:00,   24 june 2017
Engadget

In a bid to keep its creator community happy, Facebook announced that it's planning a whole new app just for them later this year.&nbsp;Just like Mentions, the new video creation app is said to feature access to Facebook Live plus a new[...]

YouTube’s mobile app will adjust to display videos of any size

Saturday  14:55,   24 june 2017
Engadget

YouTube is having a pretty busy week. The Google-owned video site announced six new shows for its new Red Originals program, its YouTube TV initiative expands to ten new metropolitan markets in the US and its new VR180 technology aims to change the[...]

Homesick? Two immigrant entrepreneurs are creating virtual reunions.

Saturday  14:55,   24 june 2017
PRI

The project’s creators were in San Francisco recently, showing their project at a conference for immigrant entrepreneurs. Morales says he got the idea for the project when he met the bride’s brother, from the Mexico wedding, in Virginia. He told[...]