News: Technology

Qualcomm’s 5G dreams are closer to reality

Tuesday  14:23,   17 october 2017
Engadget

A year after Qualcomm introduced its first 5G modem, the Snapdragon X50, the company is making another next-generation mobile push. Qualcomm announced today that it's made the first 5G data connection using the X50, which reached gigabit speeds[...]

Google's refined Security Checkup identifies account vulnerabilities

Tuesday  14:22,   17 october 2017
Engadget

While Google might soon switch VIPs over to advanced protection in the form of physical keys, the rest of us are fine with typical security practices -- so long as we follow them. To better secure your Google account, the company has a new version[...]

Netflix adds more subscribers than expected, shares hit record

Tuesday  11:26,   17 october 2017
Reuters

<p>Netflix Inc added more subscribers than expected around the world in the third quarter and projected growth in line with Wall Street forecasts, saying it had a head start on rivals as internet television explodes globally.</p>Shares of the[...]

Qualcomm's new chip brings ultra-wide screens to mid-range phones

Tuesday  11:26,   17 october 2017
Engadget

Ultra-wide screens are hot stuff on smartphones these days, but there still isn't a whole lot of choice: you tend to either spring for the high end or make do with budget models.&nbsp;Logically, there's some added power under the hood to[...]

Neutron star smash-up the 'discovery of a lifetime'

Tuesday  11:26,   17 october 2017
AFP

"Truly a eureka moment", "Everything I ever hoped for", "A dream come true" -- Normally restrained scientists reached for the stars Monday to describe the feelings that accompany a "once-in-a-lifetime"[...]

Planet Nine Could Be Our Solar System's Missing 'Super Earth'

Tuesday  06:15,   17 october 2017
MSN

Planet Nine is out there, and astronomers are determined to find it, according to a new statement from NASA.&nbsp;The hypothetical planet is believed to be about 10 times more massive than Earth and located in the dark, outer reaches of the[...]

Drone hits commercial aircraft over Canada

Tuesday  06:15,   17 october 2017
CNET

Commentary: The Canadian Minister of Transport says the drone was flying out of legal limits.In a statement issued on Sunday, Marc Garneau revealed that on Thursday, a Skyjet flight was struck by a drone as it approached Jean Lesage International[...]

Get ready for 'unlimited data' of 5G networks in 2019

Tuesday  06:15,   17 october 2017
CNET

Next-generation networks will be capacious enough to ease worries over your monthly data cap. But self-driving cars have to wait a bit longer.Next-generation mobile networks will be able to accommodate a lot more people and a lot more data as[...]

Google vs Apple vs Samsung: who came out on top in 2017?

Monday  21:00,   16 october 2017
T3

The big three, head to[...]

Why did Storm Ophelia turn the sun red?

Monday  18:05,   16 october 2017
Sky News

Parts of England have experienced an unusual side effect from Storm Ophelia: a blood red sun. The former hurricane's powerful winds have pulled air and dust up from southern Europe and Africa - with the spectacular sight prompting "lots of calls" to [...]

Huawei aims to challenge Apple and Samsung on technology as well as price

Monday  17:55,   16 october 2017
Reuters

China's Huawei has unveiled a new line of smartphones that match or even improve on key features offered by Apple or Samsung while undercutting their rivals on price. Huawei aims to distinguish itself through technological advances that will put [...]

Russia Plans Its Own 'CryptoRuble' Cryptocurrency

Monday  17:53,   16 october 2017
Newsweek

CryptoCurrency can be exchanged directly for Russian rubles.Similar to bitcoin, the CryptoRuble cryptocurrency will be underpinned by a online ledger known as a blockchain. Unlike bitcoin, however, it will not be possible for people to mine the[...]

41 percent of Android phones are vulnerable to 'devastating' Wi-Fi attack

Monday  17:36,   16 october 2017
The Verge

Every Wi-Fi device affected by some variant of attackIntercepting traffic lets attackers read information that was previously assumed to be safely encrypted, and hackers don’t need to even crack a Wi-Fi password to achieve this. The vulnerability[...]

How Are Planets Made? Scientists Get Closer to Answer

Monday  14:46,   16 october 2017
Newsweek

The key is in how rings of dust around young stars behave.They know that young stars are surrounded by huge disks of dust and gas, and many researchers believe that, gradually, this material either drifts away or comes together to form into planets[...]

Artificial pancreas uses your phone to counter diabetes

Monday  14:36,   16 october 2017
Engadget

If you live with type 1 diabetes, you have to constantly keep track of your blood sugar levels and give yourself just the right amount of insulin. It's arduous, and more than a little frightening when you know that the wrong dose could have[...]