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Sony's smart light is now compatible with Google Assistant

Wednesday  05:05,   22 august 2018
engadget

Back in 2016, Sony introduced a new smart light that had humidity, motion, luminance and temperature detectors, along with an infrared controller, memory card slot, microphone and speaker. Unfortunately, the Multifunction Light is still[...]
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Tinder's latest feature, Tinder U, is only for college students

Wednesday  04:31,   22 august 2018
techcrunch

Tinder is today rolling out what may be one of its smartest additions yet with the launch of Tinder U, a feature designed specifically for Tinder users in college. Students will still be able to view each others' profiles, swipe right and[...]

Putin lost his supposedly ‘invulnerable’ nuclear-powered missile at sea — now he has to go find it

Wednesday  04:31,   22 august 2018
businessinsider.com.au

Russia is gearing up to search for a missing nuclear-powered cruise missile that was lost at sea during a failed test-fire last year. Russian President Vladimir Putin has boasted about the weapon's advanced capabilities, but all tests have[...]

Stop Letting Your Smartphone's Battery Die Before You Charge It

Wednesday  03:55,   22 august 2018
lifehacker.com.au

There’s nothing I hate more than people doing the wrong thing “just because” they’ve always done it. In this case, blasting movies, games or music on their smartphones to eat up all the battery until the device shuts off, because that’s the only[...]

These 3800-Year-Old Peruvian Carvings Look Like Modern Emoji

Wednesday  02:52,   22 august 2018
gizmodo.com.au

Archaeologists in Peru have uncovered an ancient wall relief dating back to the Caral civilisation — the oldest known civilisation in the New World. Though whimsical in appearance, these ancient symbols held very serious meaning. The delightful wall [...]

The Russian maker of the AK-47 just unveiled a golden robot straight out of 'Aliens'

Wednesday  02:51,   22 august 2018
businessinsider.com.au

The Russian maker of the AK-47 unveiled a new golden robot straight out of the movie "Aliens" on Tuesday at the Army-2018 Forum in Moscow. "The promising goal of using the anthropomorphic complex is to solve engineering and combat [...]

Netflix is about to make a big change to the way you pay for streaming

Tuesday  20:25,   21 august 2018
bgr

Netflix may soon make a significant change to how it charges for its subscriptions, although it shouldn’t really impact users. According to TechCrunch, Netflix already confirmed that it’s testing “the iTunes payment method” in 33 countries[...]

Google is developing an experimental podcast app called Shortwave

Tuesday  20:25,   21 august 2018
theverge

An experimental unit within Google has been quietly developing a new app for discovering and playing podcasts. Nothing in the trademark filing specifies the kind of audio being accessed, but a Google representative said the focus of the app [...]

Google is rolling out a new Chrome design ‘across all operating systems’ next month

Tuesday  20:25,   21 august 2018
theverge

Available in early[...]

Google and IMAX stop work on their movie-grade VR camera

Tuesday  16:10,   21 august 2018
engadget

You can forget about seeing that VR camera from Google and IMAX any time soon. Variety has learned that the two companies have halted work on the movie-quality 3D hardware. IMAX would only say that it had "currently paused the development" [...]

New Russian Hacking Targeted Republican Groups, Microsoft Says

Tuesday  16:10,   21 august 2018
msn

Microsoft was surprised not that recent “spear phishing” attempts had occurred, but that they targeted traditional conservative think tanks. Those groups have been critical of Russia.Sign Up For the Morning Briefing[...]

Google and IMAX stop work on their movie-grade VR camera

Tuesday  16:10,   21 august 2018
engadget

You can forget about seeing that VR camera from Google and IMAX any time soon. Load[...]

Exoplanets Bigger Than Earth Could Be Rich In Water

Tuesday  16:08,   21 august 2018
ibtimes

Scientists used data from Kepler Space Telescope and Gaia satellite to determine which exoplanets could have water.While most of the exoplanets sit between a few hundred to thousands of light-years away from Earth, a new study suggested some of[...]

Google sued for unwanted tracking of phone locations

Tuesday  16:08,   21 august 2018
msn

A lawsuit filed in federal court here accuses Google of invading people's privacy by tracking the whereabouts of smartphones users despite "location history" settings being turned off. The suit filed Friday by a California man [...]

Scientists Reveal the Most Comprehensive Map of Butterfly Evolution Ever—and It's Gorgeous

Tuesday  10:31,   21 august 2018
mentalfloss

Take a deep dive into the butterfly's family tree.The study, published in Current Biology, drew on genetic data from 207 butterfly species that together represent 98 percent of butterfly tribes (the classification just above genus). Led by[...]