News: Technology

Canon adds a DSLR-size sensor to its most stylish pocket camera

Monday  14:21,   16 october 2017
The Verge

Canon is taking the image sensor used in its best prosumer camera — the 80D — and putting it in an all new, more portable shooter called the Powershot G1X Mark III. Featuring a built-in 24-72mm, f2.8-5.6 zoom lens, the new camera hits the shelves[...]

Android's 'instant' apps are now leaner and faster

Monday  14:11,   16 october 2017
Engadget

Right now, Google's instant Android apps don't quite live up to their billing. Also, you stand a better chance of keeping that instant app data if you decide to install the full thing. Where you previously needed Android Oreo to[...]

Five signs your laptop is in trouble—and how to fix them

Monday  10:16,   16 october 2017
Popular Science

<p>Keep an eye out for these red flags.</p>Many of our recommended solutions involve a thorough malware scan. If you haven't already installed antivirus and antimalware programs on your system, do that now. You can rely on the build-in Windows [...]

Nasa's new X3 ion thruster engine could carry humans to deep space

Monday  10:16,   16 october 2017
International Business Times

X3 has been designed by researchers at the University of Michigan in collaboration with Nasa and the US Air Force.The technology is on the right track to enable its use in full-sized, manned space missions in less than 20 years, reports Space.com.[...]

Steam will support VR in very large rooms

Sunday  17:07,   15 october 2017
Engadget

So long as you have enough tracking stations, that is.The company is looking at support for even more tracking stations and thus a larger space, but it doesn't have a timetable to offer. Don't expect to run around a warehouse-sized VR environment,[...]

After boycott, Twitter pledges to introduce new anti-abuse rules

Sunday  16:45,   15 october 2017
The Verge

Yesterday, some Twitter users began a 24 hour boycott of the social media platform after the company suspended actress Rose McGowan’s account. Twitter has taken notice, and last night, CEO Jack Dorsey pledged that it will take a “more aggressive[...]

A Moto Mod that turns your phone into an instant camera is coming

Sunday  13:25,   15 october 2017
The Verge

Lenovo teased a bunch of new Moto Mods at Mobile World Congress this year, including one with Amazon's Alexa assistant built in, and another that can instantly print smartphone photos. Yesterday, VentureBeat reporter Evan Blass gave us another[...]

3 Reasons Why We Are Addicted To Smartphones

Sunday  13:25,   15 october 2017
International Business Times

Why we love our phones so much might be related to our basic yearnings as human beings, explains a scholar, who is also a pastor.The much-anticipated product launch was followed by millions who watched the event via livestream and on internet[...]

Apple might ditch Touch ID altogether for next year’s iPhones

Sunday  13:11,   15 october 2017
The Verge

It’s a little early to put much credibility in rumors about the next iPhones coming in 2018. But KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has established a strong track record of Apple hardware forecasts, says that the company is likely to[...]

Facebook Phishing Attack Abuses Trusted Contacts Feature

Saturday  19:51,   14 october 2017
International Business Times

A new phishing scam targeting Facebook users uses Facebook's Trusted Contacts feature to hijack accounts.The attack was first identified by Access Now, a non-profit advocacy group that organizes around the cause of a free and open Internet.[...]

Qualcomm Seeks China IPhone Ban, Expanding Apple Legal Fight

Saturday  19:50,   14 october 2017
Bloomberg

Qualcomm Inc. filed lawsuits in China seeking to ban the sale and manufacture of iPhones in the country, the chipmaker’s biggest shot at Apple Inc. so far in a sprawling and bitter legal fight. The San Diego-based company aims to inflict pain on[...]

Chat app Discord opens official game channels

Saturday  19:50,   14 october 2017
Engadget

Gaming-focused chat app Discord is partnering with developers on official chat channels.&nbsp;Verified Servers are places where a game's community can hang out, talk and get news straight from the teams that made the games. Think of them like[...]

Tesla fired 'hundreds' of workers this week

Saturday  16:20,   14 october 2017
Engadget

TonightThe Mercury News reports that Tesla -- which is in the midst of ramping up production of the Model 3 -- fired hundreds of workers this week at its headquarters and factory.&nbsp;Currently, we're still anticipating updated Model 3[...]

We could actually learn a lot by going back to the Moon

Saturday  16:20,   14 october 2017
Popular Science

But we’ll have to get there first. The Schrodinger basin on the Moon.Earlier this month, Vice President Mike Pence announced the administration’s intent to send humans back to the Moon for an extended period of time, without outlining a specific[...]

How These 9 AI Companies Are Impacting The Way We Work

Saturday  16:20,   14 october 2017
Forbes

A look at nine companies that are using artificial intelligence to change the way we work.How AI is changing the way we[...]