News: Technology

GE is working on a massive 3D printer for jet engine parts

Thursday  17:30,   22 june 2017
Engadget

The company reveals plans for the 'world's largest' 3D printer that uses metal powders.GE Additive is a new business under the larger GE umbrella. It is developing what it calls "the world's largest laser-powered 3D printer" to create[...]

Facebook takes a step to stop ‘catfishing’ — starting in India

Thursday  17:14,   22 june 2017
The Washington Post

Facebook is testing a new way to it harder to steal someone's profile picture.Starting Wednesday, Facebook is introducing new privacy tools to users there, where the social network has an estimated 166 million users. The tools will add[...]

Hubble find shows how dead galaxies evolve

Thursday  14:55,   22 june 2017
CNET

And ancient galaxy that stopped producing new stars a very long time ago shows how dead galaxies could continue to change shape.Imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope, the galaxy stopped producing new stars just a few billion years after the Big Bang[...]

Nissan-Renault plan driverless ride-hailing service to beat off startup competition

Thursday  14:47,   22 june 2017
Reuters

Ogi Redzic, head of Nissan-Renault's Connected Vehicles and Mobility Services division, said the alliance would begin self-driving services based on its electric cars "certainly within 10 years," though not likely before 2020. "We[...]

ESA throws its weight behind satellite-based 5G internet

Thursday  14:21,   22 june 2017
Engadget

The European Space Agency has joined forces with 16 European space companies to demonstrate and champion satellite-based 5G internet. Since the joint agreement is still in its very early stages, the participants haven't had the chance to[...]

Pokémon Go has a new way to shame cheaters

Thursday  14:21,   22 june 2017
Polygon

Niantic’s not messing around with hacked Pokémon “With the announcement of Raid Battles and the new battle features, we are staying true on our commitment to ensuring that Pokémon Go continues to be a fun and fair experience for all[...]

Amazon's grocery push playing catch up with Chinese e-commerce giants

Thursday  10:06,   22 june 2017
Reuters

Amazon's grocery push playing catch up with Chinese e-commerce giantsAs Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) looks to swallow U.S. grocery chain Whole Foods, China's tech giants are already digesting hefty bricks-and-mortar deals, taking the lead in the[...]

Apple Said to Seek Lower Rate in New Deals With Record Labels

Thursday  10:05,   22 june 2017
Bloomberg

Apple Inc. is seeking to reduce record labels’ share of revenue from streaming, part of negotiations to revise the iPhone maker’s overall relationship with the music industry, according to people familiar with the matter. The talks[...]

BMC, CA Inc. Said to Mull Biggest Tech Buyout Since Dell

Thursday  09:10,   22 june 2017
Bloomberg

BMC Software Inc. and CA Inc. are considering a potential deal that would see the software companies combine as part of a transaction to take CA private, according to people familiar with the process. If a deal goes ahead, it would be the biggest[...]

Hired in 1958 as a 'computer,' Sue Finley talks about her long career at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Thursday  07:11,   22 june 2017
Los Angeles Times

Sue Finley, 80, has worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory outside Los Angeles for more than 50 years. She was first hired in 1958 as a "computer," an employee who calculated mathematical equations, such as rocket or spacecraft[...]

Intel to collaborate with Israel's Team8, Illusive on cybersecurity

Thursday  06:45,   22 june 2017
Reuters

Team8 has already launched two cyber companies, Claroty and Illusive Networks, and two others will follow suit soon. Team8 co-founder and CEO Nadav Zafrir told Reuters that one company will move out of stealth mode in a few weeks while another will[...]

Stephen Hawking Says Earth Is Under Threat and Humans Need to Leave

Thursday  06:21,   22 june 2017
Newsweek

He said we need to leave within 500 years, "if humanity is to continue for another million years."“The Earth is under threat from so many areas that it is difficult for me to be positive. The threats are too big and too numerous,” he said, [...]

Tired of jogging? There’s an exosuit for that.

Wednesday  19:41,   21 june 2017
PRI

Talk about suiting up for a jog — researchers have developed an exosuit that helps runners use less energy.  The ensemble is no stiff, Iron Man-style exoskeleton — it looks more like a pair of belted spandex shorts. In the study, recently[...]

Uber Chief Travis Kalanick Resigns From Ride-Sharing Startup

Wednesday  18:56,   21 june 2017
Bloomberg

Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick has resigned, capping a series of controversies that have rocked the world’s largest privately backed startup. The company confirmed Kalanick’s departure from the top executive’s[...]

Samsung working on eye-watering 2,000ppi screens expected in Gear VR

Wednesday  18:27,   21 june 2017
T3

No more sickness in VR could be the resultIndustry insiders claims the new screen will be able to offer an eye-melting 2,000ppi resolution. That should mean that when using it in the next Gear VR headset, despite being close to the wearer’s eyes,[...]