News : Technology

New ‘Overwatch’ Social Features Lead To Major Drop In Toxicity, Blizzard Says

Tuesday  00:08,   17 july 2018
variety

“Overwatch’s” new Looking For Group and Endorsement systems are already making the online hero shooter a friendlier place, according to developer Blizzard Entertainment. Abusive chat is down 26% in competitive matches in the Americas and 16% in[...]

All 2018 iPhones and two new iPads will get the iPhone X’s most controversial feature

Monday  21:24,   16 july 2018
bgr

The iPhone X has two signature features that also happen to be quite controversial, an all-screen design with a notch cut out of the display and a 3D depth-sensing front camera system that can securely identify users. Face ID is a solution Apple[...]

Apple emoji will soon include people with curly hair, white hair and superpowers

Monday  20:52,   16 july 2018
techcrunch

In honor of World Emoji Day (yes, that's a thing), Apple is previewing some of its upcoming emoji. Later this year, Apple's emoji set will feature people with a variety of hairstyles and colors, including curly hair, red hair and white hair.[...]

Uber faces probe over alleged gender discrimination

Monday  19:48,   16 july 2018
reuters

<p>Uber Technologies is being investigated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission stemming from a complaint about gender inequity, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.</p>As part of the[...]

Turning water into oxygen in zero gravity could mean easier trips to Mars

Monday  18:46,   16 july 2018
popsci

One of the main challenges with long-distance space flight is transporting enough oxygen for astronauts to breathe and enough fuel to power complex electronics.&nbsp;However, it isn’t easy for humans to survive in space for sustained periods of[...]

UK selects Scottish site for first spaceport

Monday  18:35,   16 july 2018
theverge

The launch site on the A’Mhoine peninsula will hopefully be sending satellites into orbit by the early 2020s.The spaceport is being built with the hope that the UK can grab a slice of the growing market for small satellite launches. The country is[...]

Here's what to expect from the Samsung Galaxy S10, including a new feature you won't find on iPhones (AAPL)

Monday  18:21,   16 july 2018
techinsider.io

Samsung's Galaxy S10 lineup is expected to be composed of three models when it launches next year, according to a well-known research analyst.He believes the S10 lineup, which is usually launched in the spring, will come with three models: one[...]

The smart home of tomorrow will call 911 for you

Monday  18:10,   16 july 2018
cnn

Noonlight is working with Apple, Google and Amazon to give smart devices a direct line to emergency services.That's the thinking behind Noonlight's push to put its personal safety app into everything from smart speakers to smart smoke detectors.[...]

Jupiter’s moon Io is covered in volcanos, and astronomers may have just spotted another one

Monday  17:58,   16 july 2018
bgr

Jupiter might be the largest, most eye-catching planet in our Solar System, but the planet itself isn't the only interesting thing in its neighborhood. Jupiter’s moon are also a huge point of interest for scientists, and Io is one of the most[...]

Ubisoft Is Insta-Banning Toxic Players From ‘Rainbow Six Siege’

Monday  17:45,   16 july 2018
variety

Ubisoft is making an effort to clean up some of the more toxic parts of the “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege” community. It began instantly banning players who use hate speech in text chat last week, according to PC Gamer. Ubisoft confirmed to PC[...]

Roku Made Wireless TV Speakers And They're Actually Kind of Great

Monday  17:36,   16 july 2018
popularmechanics

Better streaming sound quality without all the wires and gear.The duo are slightly smaller than a pair of bookshelf speakers. They include a power cord but are otherwise wireless, connecting to your TV over Wi-Fi and your phone over Bluetooth.[...]

A platform for female factory workers’ rights has disappeared from China’s Twitter

Monday  16:22,   16 july 2018
qz

A platform that wants China’s female factory workers to “scream” about their workplace troubles has been removed from one of China’s most prominent social media…Load[...]

There’s good and bad news about the 2018 MacBook Pro’s keyboard

Monday  16:06,   16 july 2018
bgr

When Apple unveiled the 2018 MacBook Pro models last week, we learned that the new laptops come with a third-generation butterfly keyboard that’s going to be a lot quieter than its predecessor. Nowhere in the press release or on the new MacBook Pro [...]

Could Chernobyl Wolves Be Spreading Mutations?

Monday  15:51,   16 july 2018
nationalgeographic

A new study raises the possibility that Chernobyl's wolves could spread radiation-caused mutations to other European wolf populations.Studies have hinted that significant populations of European gray wolves and other large creatures live in the[...]

Ultra-sensitive radio telescope debuts in South Africa

Monday  00:30,   16 july 2018
engadget

Another piece of the Square Kilometer Array's puzzle just fell into place. South Africa has officially switched on MeerKAT, billed as the most sensitive radio telescope of its type on the planet. Some parts of the array have been gathering data, [...]