News: Technology

China Will Lead The Electric Car Revolution With More Than 10.5 Million Sales By 2025, Per Report

Saturday  19:06,   22 april 2017
Forbes

China will continue to lead the global market in electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids and by 2025 sales will quietly and cleanly zoom to 10.6 million a year, or 30% of its market, according to a report.  The report, from Germany’s[...]

Waymo Urges Judge to Bar Uber Engineer From Robocar Project

Saturday  19:06,   22 april 2017
Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- Waymo says it’s uncovered new evidence that Uber Technologies Inc. took and copied its trade secrets and urged a judge to bar the head of the ride-hailing company’s driverless car program from continuing to work on the project.[...]

U.S. spacecraft to take slingshot dive inside Saturn's rings

Saturday  18:06,   22 april 2017
Reuters

The spacecraft is expected to make the first of 22 dives between the planet and its rings on Wednesday. During the last dive on Sept. 15, Cassini is slated to destroy itself by flying directly into Saturn’s crushing atmosphere.Cassini's final run[...]

Facebook is offering publishers money to create produced video

Saturday  18:06,   22 april 2017
Re/code

The new deals include a mix of both live and produced video commitments. Facebook wants to pay publishers to create more produced video as part of a plan to push the company’s new ad products, according to multiple sources. The new deals are[...]

Apple Hires Google Satellite Executives for New Hardware Team

Saturday  15:36,   22 april 2017
Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- After revolutionizing phones, Apple Inc. is testing self-driving cars and exploring augmented reality. Recent hires suggest the company is now also looking to the skies.  The iPhone maker has recruited a pair of top Google[...]

How to keep iPhone's autocorrect in check

Saturday  15:10,   22 april 2017
USA TODAY

So why do you have to drive me so crazy? So why do you have to drive me so crazy? Why do you take the words I intended to type and completely rearrange them? Why must you always turn “Missy” into “Mossy,” or “so” into “do,” or “well” into[...]

Samsung turns Google Play Music into phones' default player

Saturday  11:36,   22 april 2017
CNET

Starting with launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus on Friday, Google and Samsung are offering a couple free perks to customers with new devices.With the launch of the Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Friday, Google's Play Music streaming-tunes service [...]

Apple appears to be interested in the satellite internet business

Saturday  11:36,   22 april 2017
The Verge

Apple looks like it’s staffing up an internal hardware team responsible for satellite internet delivery, according to a report from Bloomberg. The company just hired Alphabet’s John Fenwick, who was Google’s head of spacecraft operations, and[...]

The first Mars astronauts may be trapped inside of a tube for 3 years with no chance of escape

Saturday  07:31,   22 april 2017
Tech Insider

NASA has finally revealed details about its plan to send astronauts to Mars. The plan calls for building an outpost to orbit the moon and test Mars hardware.  - The plan calls for building an outpost to orbit the moon and test Mars[...]

The 20 best smartphones in the world

Saturday  07:31,   22 april 2017
Tech Insider

<p>Here's our list of the best smartphones you can buy.</p>The Galaxy S8 was a clear contender for the top spot, and the G6 finally let me place an LG phone within the top 10. To be clear, the top 10 smartphones in this list come very[...]

Fingerprint, face scan, or password: what's the best way to unlock your Galaxy S8?

Friday  19:04,   21 april 2017
The Verge

<p>Unlocking the S8 isn’t as simple as you might hope</p>But if you’ve already ordered or bought an S8, you might be wondering what the best way to unlock it is. Because unlike Samsung’s prior phones, the S8 doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner[...]

Elon Musk on mission to link human brains with computers in four years: report

Friday  19:04,   21 april 2017
Reuters

The Tesla founder and chief executive said his latest company is working to link the human brain with a machine interface.Neuralink is aiming to bring to the market a product that helps with certain severe brain injuries due to stroke, cancer[...]

Thousands of tiny satellites are about to go into space and possibly ruin it forever

Friday  19:04,   21 april 2017
The Washington Post

Space is a[...]

Virtual Reality Companies Navigate 'The Trough of Disillusionment'

Friday  18:09,   21 april 2017
Bloomberg

Sales of the once-hyped technology are running behind forecastsThis year's event, which took place last week, attracted even more participants -- more than 1,200 over three days -- but the mood felt decidedly less upbeat. Virtual reality, it seems,[...]

Samsung's Galaxy S8 hits stores, aims to move on from recall crisis

Friday  17:54,   21 april 2017
AFP

Samsung's new Galaxy S8 went on sale over the counter in South Korea Friday as the world's biggest smartphone maker seeks to move on from a disastrous handset recall and corruption scandal that has hammered its once-stellar reputation. The[...]