News: Technology

Apple Makes iMovie, iWork And GarageBand Free For All Users

Thursday  07:56,   20 april 2017
International Business Times

The apps were earlier free for users who had purchased their devices after 2013, but now they are free for all.In case you don’t know about them, iWork is an app suite from Apple designed for businesses and includes Keynote, Numbers and Pages[...]

Facebook sprinkles GIFs everywhere with Giphy

Thursday  07:55,   20 april 2017
Engadget

Facebook is bloated. It's slowly morphing into the iTunes of the social media world. At F8, the company's annual developer'sThe GIF-based company now has its hooks in Facebook Live, Camera and Messenger on iOS and Android. While the[...]

Logitech’s new gaming keyboard looks refreshingly normal

Wednesday  20:27,   19 april 2017
The Verge

Logitech has a new mid-range mechanical gaming keyboard, the G413. But the most important thing to know about it is that while the G413 may have been designed for games, it doesn’t really look like a gaming keyboard.That is to say, it’s lacking the [...]

Xiaomi Mi 6 announced: Snapdragon 835 and dual cameras for $360

Wednesday  20:27,   19 april 2017
The Verge

Xiaomi has announced its latest flagship phone, the Mi 6, at an event in Beijing. That’s not to say that Xiaomi is skimping on the specs. The Mi 6 has a Snapdragon 835 processor, the top-end Qualcomm chip only previously seen in the Samsung [...]

The end of privacy? Facebook confirms it is working on mind-reading technology

Wednesday  20:26,   19 april 2017
International Business Times

If you thought your thoughts were safe, think again: social media giant Facebook has confirmed it is developing technology to read your mind and send what's inside directly through to the internet. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg[...]

Nintendo might follow up the mini NES with a mini SNES

Wednesday  20:26,   19 april 2017
MSN

Nintendo might not be entirely done feeding into the nostalgia of its loyal customers after all. The legendary gamemaker is purportedly planning to follow up its smash-hit mini NES console with a tiny reincarnation of the classic SNES,[...]

Baidu will put self-driving cars on the road by 2020

Wednesday  20:26,   19 april 2017
CNET

The company's Project Apollo will get autonomous cars driving in "simple urban conditions" by July.Baidu, known as China's Google thanks to its search engine's prevalence in the country, today unveiled Project Apollo, which hopes to[...]

Facebook’s Messenger Platform 2.0 will be your one-stop-shop for work, play and social

Wednesday  15:57,   19 april 2017
MSN

Messenger is more than just a chat app. We use it to share video, play games, and chat in real time. With that in mind, it’s hardly surprising that much of the focus at the Facebook F8 conference was on Messenger, and the company’s plans[...]

Instagram now works offline on Android

Wednesday  15:57,   19 april 2017
MSN

At Facebook’s F8 conference, Instagram announced that it’s added offline support for its Android app, so you can browse and create posts even without a connection. Here’s how it works: any posts your phone has already downloaded while[...]

Space debris problem getting worse, say scientists

Wednesday  15:57,   19 april 2017
AFP

Scientists sounded the alarm Tuesday over the problems posed to space missions from orbital junk -- the accumulating debris from mankind's six-decade exploration of the cosmos. In less than a quarter of a century, the number of orbiting[...]

Inside Mark Zuckerberg's vision for your Facebook augmented reality

Wednesday  15:56,   19 april 2017
USA TODAY

A blank wall turns into a 3-D art display with an animated, infinite rainbow waterfall — just by holding up a smartphone and viewing it through the camera. That future is now. That future is now. This Millennial-inspired wall canvas is [...]

New Instax Camera Prints Square, Instagram-Like Photos

Wednesday  15:56,   19 april 2017
International Business Times

The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 is capable of capturing and saving digital photos in a microSD card.The Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 comes with a 3.7MP sensor that’s capable of capturing 1,920 x 1,920 resolution photos and is equipped with[...]

Microsoft replaces the password with a phone-based log-in

Wednesday  12:48,   19 april 2017
Engadget

Microsoft's Authenticator app can now save you a step when logging into anything that requires a Microsoft Account. According to a blog post from the company's identity division, Microsoft has just flipped the switch on a new phone sign-in[...]

Google Maps brings your destination history to iOS

Wednesday  10:52,   19 april 2017
Engadget

As a competitor to Apple Maps, Google Maps does a pretty great job on iOS. You can get to your timeline pretty easily, both from the cards of places you've been as well as through the Google Maps menu. The place cards will now show you the[...]

Malaysia Airlines First to Track Fleet With Satellites

Wednesday  10:52,   19 april 2017
Bloomberg

Malaysia Airlines, which lost a wide-body jet with 239 people aboard three years ago in one of history’s most enduring aviation mysteries, has become the first airline to sign an agreement for space-based flight tracking of its aircraft. Malaysia[...]