News: Technology

Apple agrees to pay Ireland $15.4 billion in back taxes to appease EU

Tuesday  10:51,   05 december 2017
The Verge

Apple today reached an agreement with the European Union to begin depositing the €13 billion ($15.4 billion) in back taxes it was ordered to pay Ireland last year, following the landmark decision to crackdown on tax shelter policies and profit[...]

Amazon tosses animal owners a bone with new ‘Pet Profile’ feature

Tuesday  08:51,   05 december 2017
MSN

Amazon recently launched ‘Pet Profiles’ on the Amazon.com marketplace. Upon signing up your first pet you’ll be given a one-time 20 percent discount on your next pet food order. There’s also member-only discounts on pet-related items for[...]

Xiaomi shows off upcoming Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus full-screen smartphones

Tuesday  06:05,   05 december 2017
The Verge

Xiaomi is preparing to announce the Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus smartphones in China on Thursday, and director of product management Donovan Sung has just shown them off in a set of tweeted photos. The difference is that you can expect the[...]

What Is Google Maps’ Motorcycle Navigation Mode

Tuesday  05:06,   05 december 2017
International Business Times

Google is reportedly rolling out a motorcycle navigation mode to its Google Maps app. Here’s what this new feature does.One Google Maps user recently shared on the Reddit thread for all things Android what he discovered upon checking out the updated [...]

Gravity waves could help scientists detect earthquakes faster

Monday  21:33,   04 december 2017
Engadget

Tracking minor changes in gravity when an earthquake hits could buy us precious life-saving minutes, according to a new study published in the journal Science. Revisiting data from the huge 2011 Japan earthquake, the researchers indicate that[...]

Meet the Star Wars edition of the OnePlus 5T

Monday  21:33,   04 december 2017
The Verge

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is due to reach cinemas in less than two weeks, and that means many many merchandise tie-ins before then. The video promo for the phone shows Kylo Ren picking up his light saber which dissolves into the new Star[...]

9 Technology Mega Trends That Will Change The World In 2018

Monday  21:32,   04 december 2017
Forbes

We have never lived in a time of faster technological innovation. Trend 1: The increasing datafication of our[...]

Australia to probe Facebook, Google over media disruption

Monday  15:07,   04 december 2017
Reuters

Like their rivals globally, Australia's traditional media companies have been squeezed by online rivals, as advertising dollars have followed eyeballs to digital distributors such as Google, Facebook and Netflix Inc. The government ordered the[...]

Found Them! 72 Unseen Galaxies Found Hiding in Plain Sight

Monday  15:07,   04 december 2017
MSN

Astronomers have found 72 potential galaxies hiding in plain sight inside a vast patch of the sky previously observed by the Hubble Space Telescope. The discovery not only gives astronomers new targets to study, but also will aid studies of star[...]

Plan out the holidays with these smartphone apps

Monday  15:07,   04 december 2017
Popular Science

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Physicists keep striking out in the search for dark matter

Monday  11:21,   04 december 2017
Engadget

They've got lots of theories, just not a lot of hard evidence.The search for dark matter began in earnest back in the 17th century, shortly after Isaac Newton released his theory of universal gravity, when astronomers posited that some celestial [...]

Mega-Landslides on Mars May Speed Down Slopes at 450 Mph

Monday  10:08,   04 december 2017
MSN

Powerful landslides may rumble down Martian slopes at up to 450 mph (725 km/h), sped along by slippery ice, a new study suggests. Researchers Fabio Vittorio De Blasio and Giovanni Battista Crosta, both of the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy,[...]

Google's Allo messaging may link to your email account

Monday  10:08,   04 december 2017
Engadget

It could open the chat app to many more people.There's no guarantee that this reduced phone dependence will be widely available soon, but code like this typically hints that it's on the horizon. If it does arrive, though, it could make Allo a more[...]

Facebook opens new London HQ, to create 800 UK jobs

Monday  10:07,   04 december 2017
Reuters

Facebook opens its new London office on Monday and said it would add 800 more jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain as the country prepares for Brexit. The social network said more than half of the people working at[...]

Growth, healing: New CEO faces twin tests at India's Infosys

Monday  10:07,   04 december 2017
Reuters

As the CEO, Parekh will have to achieve growth while being careful not to antagonize Infosys' founders, who own about 12 percent of the company, but command an outsized say in its direction. His priority will be to assure clients and employees[...]