News: Technology

Facebook Watch is the ultimate test for social TV

Sunday  06:50,   19 november 2017
MSN

The concept of ‘social TV’ first came to widespread prominence in 2010 as people embraced sharing their wild and wonderful opinions about TV experiences on social media. Fast forward to 2017 and social TV is taking on a much different[...]

This phone carrier is building its own smart speaker

Sunday  06:50,   19 november 2017
CNET

Republic Wireless' smart speaker appears to take a calls-first mantra.On Friday, wireless carrier Republic Wireless indicated it's taking the opposite approach, saying it plans to enter the space with a speaker that appears to be all about phone [...]

Thousands of scientists issue bleak 'second notice' to humanity

Saturday  19:37,   18 november 2017
The Washington Post

In 1992, scientists warned humanity about a host of impending ecological disasters. A quarter-century later, most of them have gotten worse.In late 1992, 1,700 scientists from around the world issued a dire “warning to humanity.” They said humans[...]

Tesla Truck Unveiled (Wow!): 8 Key Things You Should Know

Saturday  15:05,   18 november 2017
The Motley Fool

Tesla's electric semi truck -- slated for launch in 2019 -- will have an amazingly long range of 500 miles per charge.Jerome Guillen, head of Tesla's truck program, kicked off the party. Then with typical Tesla flair, several silver-colored[...]

Google Assistant can help troubleshoot your Pixel 2 phone

Saturday  15:05,   18 november 2017
Engadget

Plenty of companies offer chat support to troubleshoot problems with your phone. But do you really want to talk to another human for what could be a simple fix? You don't have to... if you have a Pixel 2. Android Police has discovered that you[...]

China Citic, Baidu launch direct bank in fintech push

Saturday  12:35,   18 november 2017
Reuters

China Citic Bank Corp (601998.SS) and search engine giant Baidu Inc (BIDU.O) launched on Saturday a direct banking joint venture, dubbed AiBank, to capitalize on China's rapidly growing fintech sector. AiBank is one among several tie-ups between [...]

Even new phones are no longer guaranteed to have the latest version of Android

Saturday  10:35,   18 november 2017
The Verge

The OnePlus 5T and Razer Phone are two fundamentally different devices, which are nonetheless united by one unfortunate downside: both of them are going on sale this month without the latest version of Android on board. OnePlus will tell you that [...]

Spotify buys online recording studio Soundtrap

Saturday  07:20,   18 november 2017
Reuters

Music streaming company Spotify has bought online music and audio recording studio Soundtrap, it said on Friday, declining to give financial details of the deal. Stockholm-based Soundtrap allows its subscribers to have an online music studio and[...]

Apple iPhone 11 Chipset Being Made By Intel: Report

Saturday  06:06,   18 november 2017
International Business Times

The tech giant has chosen Intel instead of Qualcomm for 5G capable chipsets on the next generation of its iPhones.One of the reasons that the company needs to work toward new chipsets is the evolution of 5G as wireless standard that will replace[...]

Bizarre Lava-Covered Planet's Air Could Support Life

Saturday  06:06,   18 november 2017
Newsweek

But don't book your tickets yet—this place is definitely too hot to handle.That distant planet, known as 55 Cancri e, has been entrancing scientists since they first spotted it in 2004. It's skewed with respect to its star, its core may be[...]

Twitter says it will judge verified users’ offline behavior

Friday  20:04,   17 november 2017
The Verge

Twitter’s announcement yesterday that it would begin removing verification badges from some accounts had an immediate impact, as the company stripped the blue checkmark from a handful of accounts associated with the far right. B ut the announcement, [...]

YouTube TV app arrives for newer Samsung smart TVs

Friday  20:04,   17 november 2017
Engadget

YouTube TV arrived in April of this year, making it Google's de facto live television[...]

Canon finally made a retro mirrorless camera... flash drive

Friday  20:04,   17 november 2017
The Verge

Canon may be the leader in DSLRs, but it’s dearly behind Sony and Fuji when it comes to small, portable, and exciting mirrorless cameras. For years, all we’ve wanted is for Canon to mine its heritage for a cool, retro design and offer a compact[...]

Google Maps' new look adapts to how you travel

Friday  20:03,   17 november 2017
Engadget

Google Maps may be a cornerstone of navigation for many people, but its visual presentation can occasionally leave something to be desired. Why would you care about gas stations when you're taking the subway? To that end, Google is giving Maps a[...]

Facebook launches Creator app for influencers to build video communities

Friday  15:36,   17 november 2017
TechCrunch

Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into "time well spent", and now its giving social media stars a powerful tool to foster communities around their creations. Today Facebook launches Facebook Creator, offering[...]