News: Tech & Science

Amazon Vision of Deliveries by Drone Gets Boost in FAA Measure

Friday  19:42,   23 june 2017
Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- Amazon.com Inc.’s bid to deliver goods via drone directly to a consumer’s doorstep would get a boost under aviation legislation proposed Thursday. The bipartisan Senate legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration[...]

9 best cheap smartphones 2017 to suit any budget

Friday  19:12,   23 june 2017
T3

Cheap phones which don't break the bank - get the latest handset features on a budgetWe think the iPhone SE is the best budget smartphone you can buy. It carries all of the Apple prestige and premium build quality, without the massive price[...]

The Air Force and IBM are building an AI supercomputer

Friday  17:57,   23 june 2017
Engadget

The upcoming system will have the equivalent processing power of 64 million neurons.IBM and the USAF announced on Friday that the machine will run on an array of 64 TrueNorth Neurosynaptic chips. The TrueNorth chips are wired together like, and[...]

Google Now Scrubbing Private Medical Records From Search Results

Friday  15:06,   23 june 2017
Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- Alphabet Inc.’s Google has quietly decided to scrub an entire category of online content -- personal medical records -- from its search results, a departure from its typically hands-off approach to policing the web. Google lists the[...]

China orders halt to video streaming on major websites

Friday  14:56,   23 june 2017
AFP

China's media oversight body announced Thursday that it has ordered three prominent Internet companies to terminate their video and audio streaming services. The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television[...]

Tesla is talking to the music labels about creating its own streaming service

Friday  14:56,   23 june 2017
MSN

Why not work directly with Spotify, Apple and others? Good question.Music industry sources say the carmaker has had talks with all of the major labels about licensing a proprietary music service that would come bundled with its cars, which already[...]

Facebook launches UK initiative to counter online extremist material

Friday  11:46,   23 june 2017
Reuters

Facebook Inc is launching a UK program to train and fund local organizations to combat extremist material online, as internet companies attempt to clamp down on hate speech and violent content on their services. Facebook, which outlined new efforts[...]

Nissan teases self-driving features for the next-gen Leaf

Friday  11:46,   23 june 2017
Engadget

The next generation Leaf EV will be the first with ProPilot driver assist in North American and Europe, and Nissan has just showed how that will look. Automakers' self-driving systems will always be compared to Tesla, whose Autopilot is the [...]

IBM-powered DNA sequencing could find bacteria in raw milk

Friday  11:46,   23 june 2017
Engadget

Babies love milk. Adults love milk-based products. You know what else loves milk? Good and bad bacteria. It's the ideal medium for bacteria growth and could cause various food-borne illnesses, especially if consumed in raw, unpasteurized form.[...]

YouTube has 1.5 billion logged-in monthly users watching a ton of mobile video

Friday  07:41,   23 june 2017
TechCrunch

This year at VidCon, YouTube shared some new metrics that really drive home how much its dominating mobile video usage and how quickly its service is gaining viewers on TVs. The highlight was the fact that there are now 1.5 billion logged-in users[...]

Climate change will make your coffee cost more and taste worse

Friday  07:00,   23 june 2017
Popular Science

Over half of Ethiopia’s crop is in peril, and the same goes for other coffee-producing countries. Don't leave us! Don't leave[...]

This iPhone rival's touchscreen could read your finger first

Friday  07:00,   23 june 2017
CNET

Chinese phone maker Vivo is dropping some hints that it'll be first to unveil an onscreen fingerprint sensor.A Vivo Twitter post hints that the company will "unlock" "a new solution" at a trade show next week. Pair that with the image of what[...]

What's Going To Happen With Australia's '5G Band'?

Friday  06:32,   23 june 2017
Gizmodo Australia

The 3.6 GHz band is talked about as where our 5G network will live in the future - but it's not a done and dusted deal. The 3.6 GHz band is talked about as where our 5G network will live in the future - but it's not a done and dusted[...]

The New Australian Discovery That Could Replace Fossil Fuels

Friday  06:31,   23 june 2017
Gizmodo Australia

Australian scientists have developed a new efficient catalyst that converts carbon dioxide from the air into synthetic natural gas in a "clean" process, using solar energy.Australian scientists have developed a new efficient catalyst that[...]

Scientists find evidence of new, unseen planet in solar system

Friday  05:41,   23 june 2017
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Astronomers say they've found hints that an unseen planetary-mass object may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system. Kat Volk and Renu Malhotra of the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory say their analysis[...]