News: Technology

Tesla is talking to the music labels about creating its own streaming service

Friday  17:56,   23 june 2017

Why not work directly with Spotify, Apple and others? Good question.Music industry sources say the carmaker has had talks with all of the major labels about licensing a proprietary music service that would come bundled with its cars, which already[...]

China orders halt to video streaming on major websites

Friday  17:47,   23 june 2017

China's media oversight body announced Thursday that it has ordered three prominent Internet companies to terminate their video and audio streaming services. The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television[...]

Uber faces backlash from some employees over Kalanick's exit

Friday  15:03,   23 june 2017

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber CEO Travis Kalanick may have resigned, but some of his employees aren't having it.More than 1,100 Uber employees have signed a petition asking the company's board of directors to reinstate their recently[...]

Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

Friday  14:53,   23 june 2017

Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services. Facebook, which outlined new efforts[...]

Nissan teases self-driving features for the next-gen Leaf

Friday  14:53,   23 june 2017

The next generation Leaf EV will be the first with ProPilot driver assist in North American and Europe, and Nissan has just showed how that will look. Automakers' self-driving systems will always be compared to Tesla, whose Autopilot is the [...]

IBM-powered DNA sequencing could find bacteria in raw milk

Friday  14:53,   23 june 2017

Babies love milk. Adults love milk-based products. You know what else loves milk? Good and bad bacteria. It's the ideal medium for bacteria growth and could cause various food-borne illnesses, especially if consumed in raw, unpasteurized form.[...]

This iPhone rival's touchscreen could read your finger first

Friday  11:36,   23 june 2017

Chinese phone maker Vivo is dropping some hints that it'll be first to unveil an onscreen fingerprint sensor.A Vivo Twitter post hints that the company will "unlock" "a new solution" at a trade show next week. Pair that with the image of what[...]

CEO Zuckerberg tweaks Facebook mission to focus on groups

Friday  11:36,   23 june 2017

<p>Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg revised the world's largest online social network's mission statement on Thursday to emphasize support for hobby clubs, civil society organizations and other community groups.</p>The move [...]

YouTube’s VR180 solves some of VR’s biggest problems – by chopping it in half

Friday  11:36,   23 june 2017

If you’ve ever spent an extended period of time using a VR headset, you know that the whole 360-degree video thing can get old pretty fast. Don’t get me wrong; I’ve had some amazing VR experiences that gave my neck a serious workout, but a[...]

YouTube has 1.5 billion logged-in monthly users watching a ton of mobile video

Friday  11:36,   23 june 2017

This year at VidCon, YouTube shared some new metrics that really drive home how much its dominating mobile video usage and how quickly its service is gaining viewers on TVs. The highlight was the fact that there are now 1.5 billion logged-in users[...]

Best Android phone: the top Google-powered phones you can buy today

Friday  07:25,   23 june 2017

The best Android mobile phones on the planet right nowAndroid is available on a wide variety of handsets. From big to small, powerful to battery efficient, metal clad to grippy plastic, there's something for[...]

Wanted: A new CEO to remake Uber

Friday  07:00,   23 june 2017

Uber's board has not made clear the extent of Kalanick's removal from day-to-day operations, nor has it clearly signaled how it will snare a CEO at this pivotal time in the company's history.As the ride-hailing start-up gets set to[...]

Why go to Mars when you can telecommute there instead?

Friday  06:55,   23 june 2017
Popular Science

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PokerStars Eyes Billion Mobile Phones as It Readies India Entry

Thursday  18:02,   22 june 2017

(Bloomberg) -- The world’s largest online poker company will soon enter the fastest-growing smartphone market. PokerStars owner Amaya Inc. -- soon to be renamed The Stars Group Inc. -- plans to start services in India with a local partner[...]

Estonia will back up its government in a 'digital embassy'

Thursday  17:51,   22 june 2017

Which could point to the future of how countries deal with critical data.Rather than trust a foreign country with its data, Estonia has essentially signed a deal to declare a server room in Luxembourg as Estonian soil. As a consequence, the same[...]