News: Tech & Science

New telescope has already found 3 rare mystery signals

Monday  19:21,   22 may 2017
CNET

The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is poised to make history if it helps solve the origin of the rare fast radio bursts (FRB).These radio signals are an unsolved space mystery. Not only extremely powerful, they last just[...]

Galaxy S8 Active Not Coming With Infinity Display

Monday  18:42,   22 may 2017
International Business Times

A leak shows the ruggedized version of the Galaxy S8 won’t come with the beautiful Infinity Display.Just recently, an image of the upcoming Active-branded Android handset was submitted to Wireless Power Consortium, a website for the group of leading [...]

Stunning Close-Up of Icy Saturn Moon Enceladus Reveals Its Rough Past

Monday  18:26,   22 may 2017
MSN

Saturn's moon Enceladus has had a rough life — and it's got the scars to prove it.  A recently released photo by NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft shows the many craters, as well as snaking fissures and other geological[...]

How to use your Android Wear watch with an iPhone

Monday  14:55,   22 may 2017
T3

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Apple should be afraid of Google. Very afraid

Monday  14:55,   22 may 2017
CNET

Commentary: Google is crushing Siri and dominating the smart home, but Apple has a chance to strike back in June.Google revealed a cascade of exciting innovations to its Google universe this week at the annual I/O developer conference. Apple should[...]

China's LeEco founder cedes control of listed unit amid cash crunch

Monday  12:27,   22 may 2017
Reuters

<p>The founder of LeEco, a Chinese Netflix-to-Tesla-like conglomerate, has stepped down as the CEO of the group's main listed unit, as the company begins to streamline and cut debt after rapid expansion led to a cash crunch.</p>Jia[...]

Bitcoin is worth more than ever, but it's losing clout

Monday  11:25,   22 may 2017
Engadget

To say that Bitcoin has had a roller coaster ride would be an understatement.&nbsp;With that said, you might not want to get too comfy if you've amassed a fortune. As our TechCrunch pals observe, Bitcoin's share of the cryptocurrency market has[...]

Drones and AI help stop poaching in Africa

Monday  08:09,   22 may 2017
Engadget

Several organizations are already using drones to fight poaching, but the Lindbergh Foundation is taking it one step further. The environmental non-profit has joined forces with Neurala in order to use the company's deep learning neural network[...]

The doomsday vault that's supposed to store every known crop on the planet is in danger

Monday  06:56,   22 may 2017
Business Insider Australia

If everything goes wrong, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a resource that could come to our rescue. Hidden approximately 400 feet deep inside a mountain on a remote island between mainland Norway and the North Pole, the vault stores valuable seeds [...]

NASA plans emergency spacewalk on International Space Station

Monday  06:42,   22 may 2017
Reuters

<p>A pair of astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station on Tuesday for an emergency spacewalk to replace a failed computer, one of two that control major U.S. systems aboard the orbiting outpost, NASA said on Sunday.</p>A[...]

War on waste: Can all glass really be recycled?

Monday  04:50,   22 may 2017
ABC News

Glass is commonly thought of as a product that can always be recycled, but did you know there are a few glass items we shouldn't put in the recycle bin?But did you know there are a few glass items we shouldn't put in the recycle bin? [...]

Thailand's chunky monkey on diet after gorging on junk food

Monday  03:25,   22 may 2017
Associated Press

A morbidly obese wild monkey who gorged himself on junk food and soda left behind by tourists has been rescued and placed on a strict diet of lean protein, fruits and vegetables. Wildlife officials caught the chunky monkey — nicknamed "Uncle Fat" by [...]

Should Robots Have Rights?

Sunday  18:05,   21 may 2017
The Daily Beast

In the future, humans may need to afford rights and protections to artificial intelligence—as a way of protecting ourselves.Never mind that robots are already smarter (at least, at specific tasks) and stronger—and will soon become more so. While[...]

Apple Pay is expanding, but it still has a long way to go

Sunday  17:36,   21 may 2017
Tech Insider

Apple Pay can be really easy to use — if you can find a retailer that accepts it. &nbsp;Apple's service, which allows you to store your credit cards on an iPhone and pay for goods at retailers by just tapping your phones on a payment[...]

Google Woos Developers to Catch Amazon in Digital Assistant Race

Sunday  14:56,   21 may 2017
Bloomberg

Google's deep concern is that more people will stick with Amazon Alexa or a potential device from other competitors like Apple Inc. That's behind Google's rush to integrate its Assistant with any and all connected devices. At I/O, Google[...]