News: Tech & Science

Wireless charging will make drones always ready to fly

Saturday  13:36,   21 october 2017
Engadget

Drones are great until you realize running all those propellers, a camera, GPS and other assorted technology bits are a real drain on the battery. The WiBotic PowerPad is a three-foot by three-foot landing station that comes with an onboard [...]

Adobe is training AI to be a better photo and video editor than you

Saturday  13:35,   21 october 2017
Popular Science

Tech demos from the Max convention show impressive tech, all driven by machine learning The newest AI tech from Adobe can automatically turn Kumail Nanjiani from Silicon Valley into a regal lion.Every year at its Max conference, Adobe gives "sneak[...]

First joint France-China satellite to study oceans

Saturday  09:07,   21 october 2017
AFP

France and China's space agencies unveiled their first joint satellite in Beijing Friday, which will be used to improve forecasting of ocean storms and cyclones .The satellite, named CFOSAT (China-France Oceanography Satellite), is due to be[...]

Blue Origin’s BE-4 rocket engine completes first hot-fire test

Saturday  09:07,   21 october 2017
Engadget

Blue Origin was a bit of a mystery to the public for quite awhile. First hotfire of our BE-4 engine is a success[...]

Apple gets sued over Animoji trademark

Saturday  09:07,   21 october 2017
CNET

A Japanese company says it claimed rights to animated emoji before Apple did.Apple's Animoji were a key part of the company's iPhone X announcement last month -- and are also key to a trademark lawsuit filed against the company this[...]

NASA study will help identify potentially habitable planets

Friday  18:51,   20 october 2017
Engadget

Stars must emit just enough near-infrared light to prevent the loss of oceans.For the foreseeable future, astronomers will be scanning red dwarf stars for habitable planets, rather than other types like our sun. That's because they're easier to find [...]

US astronauts begin third October spacewalk to repair ISS robotic arm

Friday  18:51,   20 october 2017
AFP

Two American astronauts floated outside the International Space Station Friday for the third spacewalk this month aimed at repairing the orbiting outpost's robotic arm and replacing old video cameras. NASA's Joe Acaba and Randy Bresnik[...]

5 phishing scams you need to be aware of

Friday  18:11,   20 october 2017
FOX News

Phishing uses the name of a trusted entity – often financial institutions – to get sensitive personal information such as passwords and credit card details via bogus email or texts. “Scam or phishing emails typically have one of two strategies: fear [...]

Asteroid Samples Show Old Space Rock’s Violent Past

Friday  15:57,   20 october 2017
International Business Times

This asteroid is just one big pile of rocks traveling through space together.According to a study in the journal Geology, scientists analyzed dust particles that the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Hayabusa space probe brought back from the[...]

Nazi sympathisers furious with new Wolfenstein game

Friday  13:02,   20 october 2017
MSN

It may sound crazy, but portraying Nazis as bad guys is controversial in 2017.Bethesda, the studio behind the game, has marketed the game with slogans such as 'No More Nazis' and 'Make America Nazi-Free[...]

Google will pay hackers who find flaws in top Android apps

Friday  12:29,   20 october 2017
Engadget

Google is probably hoping to raise the quality of apps in the Play store by launching a new bug bounty program that's completely separate from its existing one. Google promises $1,000 for every issue that meets its criteria, but bounty[...]

Volkswagen is building an electric supercar to tackle Pike’s Peak

Friday  12:29,   20 october 2017
Engadget

Last month, Volkswagen laid out a roadmap for its EV rollout, promising 300 zero-emissions vehicles by 2030. While it's certainly good PR to move the company beyond its lingering diesel scandal, it also follows other automakers that recently[...]

BBC will use machine learning to cater to what audiences want to watch

Friday  12:29,   20 october 2017
The Verge

Today, BBC’s R&D team announced a five-year initiative to use machine learning to work out what audiences want to watch. To accomplish this, the team is partnering up with data scientists and experts from UK universities as well as media[...]

Facebook’s news subscription service will debut on Android, not iOS

Friday  12:29,   20 october 2017
Engadget

Back in June, we reported that Facebook was working on a subscription deal with The Wall Street Journal. Then in July, we learned that the social platform was launching a news subscription service which would layer a paywall above Instant Articles. [...]

Pokémon Go is rolling out new characters for Halloween

Friday  07:41,   20 october 2017
USA TODAY

Here's a treat for players of mobile game Pokémon Go: New characters will arrive in time for Halloween .On Thursday, game developer Niantic confirmed new, ghost-type Pokémon will appear in the game for its Halloween event starting Oct.[...]