News: Tech & Science

New island offers clues in search for life on Mars: NASA

Thursday  06:21,   14 december 2017
AFP

The world's newest island -- formed during a volcanic eruption in the remote Pacific three years ago -- may offer clues to how life potentially developed on Mars, NASA said Wednesday. The island of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai rose from the seabed[...]

Microsoft unveils improved AI-powered search features for Bing

Thursday  06:21,   14 december 2017
Engadget UK

It also announced a partnership with Reddit.First, when answering a question, Bing will now validate its answers by sourcing a number of websites, not just one. And in cases where there are two valid perspectives, like, for example, in response to[...]

Twitter adds thread tools to help you craft epic tweetstorms

Thursday  05:21,   14 december 2017
Engadget UK

Multi-part tweetstorms are a staple of Twitter, for better or worse, and the social network wants them to be as easy to write as possible. After months of testing, it's adding a thread feature that simplifies creating and posting a series of[...]

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Deeper Than Earth Oceans

Thursday  04:36,   14 december 2017
Popular Mechanics

"The closer you get to Jupiter, the weirder it gets.""One of the most basic questions about Jupiter's Great Red Spot is: how deep are the roots?" said Scott Bolton, Juno's principal investigator, in a press release. "Juno data indicate[...]

Australian Scientists Found 2500 Year Old Cave Paintings Of Dogs

Thursday  04:36,   14 december 2017
Gizmodo Australia

Researchers from The Australian National University just found a whole bunch of ancient cave paintings on a tiny 81 square kilometre Indonesian Island, previously unexplored by archaeologists. 28 2,500 year old rock art sites have been found on the [...]

Tidal may only have enough cash left to last six months

Wednesday  20:09,   13 december 2017
Engadget UK

Music streaming service Tidal is facing both money and user growth woes, according to Norway's Dagens Næringsliv. "We have experienced negative stories about Tidal since its inception and we have done nothing but grow the business each[...]

Fingerprint sensors under the display are going to be a real thing in 2018

Wednesday  20:09,   13 december 2017
The Verge

Synaptics, the company responsible for handling the touch input on millions of laptop trackpads and smartphone screens, has announced this week that it’s entered mass production with its first optical in-display fingerprint sensors. It was[...]

Amazon adds support for Spotify with multiroom audio on Echo devices

Wednesday  20:08,   13 december 2017
The Verge

Amazon announced today that it’s adding support for Spotify and SiriusXM to the multiroom audio feature on Echo devices, letting users synchronize music across multiple rooms. Amazon launched the multiroom audio feature earlier this year,[...]

Bitcoin Started With All Men. Now Crypto Is Opening to Women

Wednesday  15:52,   13 december 2017
Bloomberg

<p>The roughly $460 billion digital currency world, spawned eight years ago from the almost exclusively male domain of bitcoin, is starting to open to women.</p>The roughly $460 billion digital currency world, spawned eight years ago from the[...]

iMac Pro will be available Dec. 14

Wednesday  15:51,   13 december 2017
CNET

Apple says the new high-end all-in-one will go on sale Thursday.An update to Apple's website on Tuesday delivered the release date: Dec.[...]

Apple to invest $390 million in Finisar to ramp up chip production

Wednesday  15:51,   13 december 2017
Reuters

Apple Inc will give Finisar Corp $390 million to increase production of chips that power high-profile iPhone X features including Face ID, Animojis and portrait-mode photos. Shares of Finisar, a Sunnyvale, California-based optical components maker,[...]

Google to Open Beijing AI Center in Latest Expansion in China

Wednesday  10:08,   13 december 2017
Bloomberg

Google is deepening its push into China as it seeks an edge in one of technology’s most competitive fields: artificial intelligence. The Alphabet Inc. unit will announce the opening of a new Beijing research facility on Wednesday during its second[...]

12 best gadgets in the world today: T3's definitive list of the top tech you can own

Wednesday  10:07,   13 december 2017
T3

HP Spectre 13, Sonos One, and Bowers &amp; Wilkins PX make the cut in T3's ultimate tech guideThis list will only be updated when something new emerges that is capable of toppling an existing product from its perch – there may therefore be[...]

AT&T begins testing high-speed internet over power lines

Wednesday  10:07,   13 december 2017
Reuters

AT&amp;T aims to eventually deliver speeds faster than the 1 gigabit per second consumers can currently get through fiber internet service using high-frequency airwaves that travel along power lines. While the Georgia trial is in a rural area,[...]

Tech's Global Challenge Plays Out in a Jakarta School Yard

Wednesday  07:22,   13 december 2017
Bloomberg

For Indonesian ride-hailing and food-delivery startup Go-Jek, the push back is coming from the lunch ladies at Jakarta Intercultural School. The school banned Indonesia’s first billion-dollar tech startup from delivering takeout lunches to its 2,400 [...]