News: Technology

Instagram officially launches re-sharing of posts to Stories

Friday  10:46,   18 may 2018
techcrunch

No, it's not a "regram" option. Sorry! But today, Instagram is officially launching a new feature that will allow users to re-share someone's Instagram post with their friends via Instagram Stories - something it confirmed was in[...]

Chrome is killing its 'Secure' URL label in September

Friday  10:46,   18 may 2018
engadget

The Chrome browser's upcoming versions will focus on highlighting its negative security indicators, even going as far as sunsetting its positive ones. Chrome Security Product Manager Emily Schechter has announced that Chrome 69, which will be[...]

Here’s the first Nokia phone with a notch, the X6

Thursday  15:28,   17 may 2018
theverge

HMD Global just announced a new Nokia-branded phone bound for China under the X-series moniker. Its most recognizable feature is a notched 5.8-inch FHD+ (2280 x 1080) display with 19:9 aspect ratio with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protective layer.[...]

To make Stories global, Facebook adds Archive and audio posts

Thursday  15:27,   17 may 2018
techcrunch

Facebook's future rests on convincing the developing world to adopt Stories. But just because the slideshow format will soon surpass feed sharing doesn't mean people use them the same way everywhere. Today, Facebook will start[...]

The Surprising Secrets of the Fastest Stars in the Milky Way Galaxy

Thursday  15:27,   17 may 2018
thedailybeast

April 25 changed the trajectory of how we understand supernova—and our mysteriously expanding universe.Type 1a supernovae are important, despite their brief glimmer. Their existence, after all, was used by astronomers to prove that the universe[...]

YouTube makes it easier to figure out which song is in that video

Thursday  11:07,   17 may 2018
cnet

Clicking "Show more" under the video will give you info on where the music comes from.When you're watching a video with a song you love, click "Show more" beneath the video for the song's name, artist, writers, licensors and a link to the[...]

Oxygen presence in distant galaxy sheds light on early universe

Thursday  11:06,   17 may 2018
reuters

<p>After detecting a whiff of oxygen, astronomers have determined that stars in a faraway galaxy formed 250 million years after the Big Bang -- a rather short time in cosmic terms -- in a finding that sheds light on conditions in the early[...]

Microsoft unveils its clever new Xbox Adaptive Controller for gamers with disabilities

Thursday  11:06,   17 may 2018
msn

Microsoft is trying to make gaming more accessible with its upcoming Xbox Adaptive Controller, which lets you plug in an array of peripherals that players with limited mobility can use more easily than a standard gamepad.&nbsp;The device – which [...]

YouTube to launch new music streaming service on May 22

Thursday  10:57,   17 may 2018
reuters

Google's YouTube said on Wednesday it will launch a new music streaming service, YouTube Music, next week and unveil soon a premium service that will charge more for its original shows. YouTube Music, which will be launched on May 22, comes with [...]

Google adds new gestures and pairing features to Pixel Buds

Wednesday  14:57,   16 may 2018
engadget

While they were initially a little underwhelming, Google's Pixel Buds have gotten some new features lately, including Assistant-centric gestures like a touch and hold to start voice-command mode. Just a few days ago, the company added a way to[...]

How Giant Dinosaurs Sat on Their Eggs Without Crushing Them

Wednesday  14:57,   16 may 2018
nationalgeographic

Fossil nests from oviraptorosaurs show the special strategy these birdlike dinosaurs used to keep their young safe.But a new study of dinosaur nests, along with a stunning, newly revealed fossil of a dinosaur that died tending its eggs, shows that[...]

The Honor 10 is exactly the budget Huawei P20 Pro we were expecting

Wednesday  14:57,   16 may 2018
theverge

Honor, Huawei’s sub-brand that happens to have its own CEO, is out with a new Android flagship today, and it’s a lovely, more budget-friendly reinterpretation of the Huawei P20 Pro. The new Honor 10 exhibits the same design philosophy as the P20[...]

HTC is launching a blockchain-powered phone

Wednesday  14:57,   16 may 2018
msn

HTC is developing a new Android phone that will be powered by blockchain technology.&nbsp;The phone, named Exodus, will feature a universal wallet and a built-in secure hardware enclave to support cryptocurrencies and decentralized[...]

Instagram will soon show you just how addicted you are to the app

Wednesday  14:57,   16 may 2018
techinsider.io

Instagram is planning a new feature that will show people how much time they spend on the app. The new feature was uncovered by computer scientist Jane Manchun Wong, and confirmed by Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom.More tech companies are trying[...]

Twitter will hide tweets from annoying trolls

Wednesday  10:32,   16 may 2018
engadget

In March, Twitter announced that it would be working harder to encourage open, healthy, civil conversations on its platform and it asked outside experts to weigh in on the best way to do[...]