News: Technology

An Asteroid Strike On Earth Is Just A Matter Of Time, Say Experts

Wednesday  18:27,   21 june 2017
Huffington Post UK

Dying in a fiery ball of rock and ash doesn’t exactly sound like the best way to go, but experts have warned that modern civilisation may indeed face the same fate as the dinosaurs. A leading astrophysicist has warned of the danger that[...]

Boeing will test self-flying planes

Wednesday  18:26,   21 june 2017
The Washington Post

Driverless planes could ease a global pilot shortage, but are passengers ready?“When I look at the future, I see a need for 41,000 commercial jet airplanes over the course of the next 20 years. And that means we are going to need something like[...]

IBM supercomputers will power global weather forecasts

Wednesday  15:06,   21 june 2017
Engadget

It will help create models that scan the whole world but forecast at a local scale.Current tech forecasts massively-sized meteorological systems that influence regional weather, like snowstorms and hurricanes. The model this IBM collaboration wants[...]

Tesla's autopilot software head quits in less than six months

Wednesday  14:47,   21 june 2017
Reuters

<p>Tesla Inc said the head of its autopilot software, Chris Lattner, left the company in less than six months since joining the electric carmaker.</p>"Chris just wasn't the right fit for Tesla, and we've decided to make a change," a Tesla[...]

Review: The OnePlus 5 is the best phone you’ll find under $500 (and perhaps more)

Wednesday  14:46,   21 june 2017
MSN

With the OnePlus 3 and 3T, OnePlus really hit its stride. The OnePlus 5 tries to up the ante further, adding dual cameras, a streamlined design, and small touches of polish throughout. It comes at a small price hike – it now starts at at $479,[...]

As iPhone 8 looms, firms scramble to lock up memory chip supply

Wednesday  14:26,   21 june 2017
Reuters

<p>Global electronics makers are scrambling to stock up on memory chips to keep production lines running as Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) new iPhone 8 launch later this year threatens to worsen a global squeeze on supply.</p>While heavyweights such [...]

The OnePlus 5’s best feature is its ‘reading mode’

Wednesday  10:22,   21 june 2017
MSN

The “Reading Mode. Basically, it’s a simple visual filter that tries to imitate physical books and e-readers. Devices like the Amazon Kindle use reflective screen technologies, meaning they reflect the color temperature of the light source around[...]

Uber adds tipping feature, matching Lyft

Wednesday  10:00,   21 june 2017
USA TODAY

Uber is adding a tipping option to its ride-hailing service, a feature that has long been a part of rival Lyft and something Uber drivers have been requesting for years. The new feature debuts in Seattle, Minneapolis and Houston on Tuesday, with[...]

Instagram now lets you add live video replays to your Stories

Wednesday  09:20,   21 june 2017
MSN

Both Stories and Live video have become increasingly popular on Instagram, but your life footage can go wasted if few people actually tune in while you’re broadcasting. Fret no more: Instagram now lets you share a replay of your live videos for 24[...]

The OnePlus 5 brings modest improvements to the best deal in smartphones

Wednesday  07:40,   21 june 2017
TechCrunch

The OnePlus 5 is a modest upgrade over its predecessor — the company isn’t making any bones about it. It’s slimmer than the 3T, there’s a dual-lens camera on on the back, the latest Qualcomm processor inside (Snapdragon 835) and some decent -- but[...]

Internal Apple presentation on how to handle leaks gets leaked

Wednesday  06:21,   21 june 2017
The Verge

The Outline recently obtained an hour-long audio recording from an internal briefing at Apple titled “Stopping Leakers - Keeping Confidential at Apple.”&nbsp;As detailed by The Outline, the audio describes the lengths Apple goes to in order to[...]

Vertu will use TCL tech in its next generation of phones

Tuesday  20:41,   20 june 2017
Engadget

Vertu's smartphones are hand-built in England, but sold all over the globe to a glittering array of people with more cash than taste.&nbsp;It's not clear, at least not from what Vertu has said, what the deal actually represents, but whatever [...]

5 Things To Know About Pokémon Go Updates

Tuesday  20:41,   20 june 2017
International Business Times

Niantic had temporarily closed Pokémon gyms Monday to rework their setup.“Very soon, Trainers around the world will be able to participate in a revamped Gym game play experience, including the opportunity to join together with others to battle[...]

Apple is working with Ikea to bring virtual furniture to your home

Tuesday  20:41,   20 june 2017
Alphr

Ikea has given more details about its augmented-reality partnership with AppleNow, an interview in a Swedish publication has shone a little more light on what shape this partnership will take. As reported by 9to5Mac, Ikea’s digital[...]

You're about to see a lot more Nokia health products

Tuesday  16:11,   20 june 2017
CNET

Existing Withings scales, blood-pressure cuffs and trackers are getting Nokia branding, with new health products taking the name as well.Nokia purchased Withings, the French health tech company, last spring. Now, Withings and its app have been[...]