News: Technology

How to spot a Twitter bot

Monday  19:52,   14 august 2017
The Verge

Bot accounts are a persistent problem on Twitter, where they can be used to spam out favorable news stories and influence politics more broadly. A new system called the Botometer, built by researchers at Indiana University and Northeastern[...]

LG’s Graphy app will help you rip off your favorite photographer’s style

Monday  19:52,   14 august 2017
The Verge

LG’s trickle of pre-launch news about the upcoming V30 flagship-tier Also potentially interesting are the new options for unlocking the phone: one is facial recognition without having to press the power button or turn the screen on, and the [...]

Facebook knew about Snap's struggles months before the public

Monday  15:57,   14 august 2017
Engadget

You may have only recently discovered that Snap isn't having much luck attracting new users, but Facebook knew months before -- and there's a chance you helped it find out. The Wall Street Journal has learned just how Facebook has been[...]

5 Facebook tips and tricks to make your life easier

Monday  15:57,   14 august 2017
MSN

Facebook has a number of features which can make life more interesting and convenient for the many, many people who use it. From Town Hall, for politically-active users, to a food-ordering service for hungry users, Facebook does a lot more than[...]

Waymo patents cars that soften to safeguard pedestrians

Monday  10:55,   14 august 2017
Engadget

Self-driving cars are supposed to be safer by nature, as they shouldn't make nearly as many driving errors as humans. This is just a patent (that was filed in 2015, no less), so there's no guarantee that Waymo will implement it -- the[...]

Android Wear updates leave glitches with Assistant and reminders

Monday  10:52,   14 august 2017
Engadget

It's not the best time to have an Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch on your wrist. The other flaw has been hanging around for a while. Android Wear users have had problems with Android Wear falsely markign recurring reminders as completed,[...]

Hackers release more HBO episode shows: report

Monday  10:52,   14 august 2017
Reuters

<p>Hackers have released more unaired episodes of popular HBO shows but the latest leak did not include anything on the hit series "Game of Thrones," the Associated Press reported on Sunday.</p>The hackers, who broke into HBO's[...]

Wrath of right falls on Google

Monday  10:45,   14 august 2017
The Hill

The firing of a Google programmer who authored a controversial memo criticizing the company’s diversity initiatives has become a cause célèbre for many on the[...]

Inside the Ambitious, Absurd, Technically Feasible Plan to Send a Spacecraft to Our Neighbor Star

Monday  06:57,   14 august 2017
Popular Mechanics

Hundreds of engineers and scientists have come together to shoot for the stars, literally.The Breakthrough Initiatives, created by Russian billionaire physicist Yuri Milner, is one of the most forward-thinking space exploration groups in the world.[...]

How to buy a digital camera: your complete guide

Monday  06:56,   14 august 2017
T3

Make an informed choice from the many options out thereEven though smartphones have become the go-to camera for most people, there's still a wealth of choice out there - makes and models to suit just about every need and every[...]

EA Talks About Nintendo Switch Support

Monday  06:56,   14 august 2017
Gamespot

Gaming publisher giant Electronic Arts is bringing FIFA 18 to Nintendo Switch, but what about other titles? Worldwide Studios VP Patrick Soderlund said in a new interview that while he is personally excited about Nintendo and the Switch, it's[...]

Why the Curiosity Rover Stopped Singing 'Happy Birthday' to Itself

Monday  06:35,   14 august 2017
The Atlantic

<p>From inside a Martian crater, millions of miles away from home, Curiosity has been singing “Happy Birthday” to itself.</p>In August 2013, NASA decided to use the sample-analysis unit’s vibrations for something a little different. To[...]

Voyager Spacecraft Sail On, 40 Years After Launch

Sunday  19:27,   13 august 2017
MSN

Nearly 40 years after lifting off, NASA's historic Voyager mission is still exploring the cosmos. &nbsp;The twin spacecraft launched several weeks apart in 1977 — Voyager 2 on Aug. 20 and Voyager 1 on Sept. 5 — with an initial goal to[...]

Will the Moto X4 continue the Moto X legacy?

Sunday  18:57,   13 august 2017
CNET

If the rumored Moto X4 releases, it'd be joining a crowded lineup of Moto phones.Motorola is rumored to bring back the Moto X series with the Moto X4. And thanks to a leak by Android Authority, we have some new[...]

Google Camera with HDR+ can be ported to any device using a Hexagon 680 processor

Sunday  18:05,   13 august 2017
The Verge

We’re big fans of the Google Pixel’s camera, which uses some complex software to take its fantastic images.The developer, who goes by the name B-S-G, posted up a modified version of Google Camera, that brings the HDR + image processing to any device [...]