News : Technology

Facebook Is Forming a Team to Design Its Own Chips

Thursday  09:46,   19 april 2018
Bloomberg

Facebook Inc. is building a team to design its own semiconductors, adding to a trend among technology companies to supply themselves and lower their dependence on chipmakers such as Intel Corp. and Qualcomm Inc., according to job listings and people [...]

Jeff Bezos says Amazon Prime now has over 100 million members

Thursday  08:40,   19 april 2018
Roadshow

Amazon's CEO reveals the number in his latest shareholder letter. Until now, that specific number had been kept a secret.Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos revealed Wednesday that its Prime membership service has over 100 million paid customers[...]

Nearly 50,000 ‘Minecraft’ Accounts Infected With Malware Thanks to Modified ‘Skins’

Thursday  02:46,   19 april 2018
Variety

Thousands of “Minecraft” accounts were recently infected with malware that can potentially reformat hard drives and delete backup data and system programs, according to cybersecurity company Avast. The malicious software is apparently distributed[...]

Rogue Minecraft Skins Infect 50,000 Players With Malware [UPDATE]

Thursday  02:41,   19 april 2018
Kotaku

Skins uploaded to the official Minecraft site have affected over 50,000 Minecraft accounts with malware, according to a report by security firm Avast. The skins are pretty typical-looking: One’s a yellow suit with a face mask, another’s a blue[...]

SpaceX rocket launched from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope

Thursday  02:21,   19 april 2018
Reuters

<p>A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off on Wednesday on SpaceX's first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting space telescope whose launch was delayed for two days by a rocket-guidance glitch.</p>The Transit Exoplanet Survey[...]

SpaceX rocket launched from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope

Thursday  02:21,   19 april 2018
Reuters

<p>A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off on Wednesday on SpaceX's first high-priority science mission for NASA, a planet-hunting space telescope whose launch was delayed for two days by a rocket-guidance glitch.</p>The Transit Exoplanet Survey[...]

‘Warframe’ Gets New Character and Survival Mode

Thursday  01:06,   19 april 2018
Variety

Free-to-play online shooter “Warframe” is getting a new character and survival game mode in the upcoming Beasts of the Sanctuary expansion, developer and publisher Digital Extremes announced Tuesday. Khora is the 35th warframe added to the game[...]

In race for 5G, China leads South Korea, US: study

Thursday  00:22,   19 april 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

China is slightly ahead of South Korea and the United States in the race to develop fifth generation wireless networks, or 5G, a US study showed Monday.&nbsp;&nbsp;The study released by the CTIA, a US-based industry association of wireless[...]

Toyota promotes talking vehicle technology

Thursday  00:21,   19 april 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

A big part of vehicles becoming truly driverless is them eventually having the capability to communicate with other vehicles in the vicinity and various elements of infrastructure.&nbsp;&nbsp;The Japanese auto giant is looking to get a lead[...]

Saltwater Lakes Hidden Beneath Glaciers May Mimic Moons

Thursday  00:16,   19 april 2018
Newsweek

There are about 400 subglacial lakes around the world, but these are the first scientists believe to be salty.There are plenty of lakes hidden below glaciers—about 400 around the world—but scientists believe most of them are freshwater, just like[...]

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

Wednesday  23:56,   18 april 2018
Time

When developing Grasshopper, Google focused on three main barriers making it hard for adults to learn to code: Time, access, and money. The first point is particularly vital — when Google asked thousands of U.S. adults why they had given up on[...]

How A Mars Trip Can Affect Muscles In Our Bodies

Wednesday  23:56,   18 april 2018
International Business Times

The research will help astronauts prepare for deep space missions to the moon and beyond. But before any of that happens, all parties involved should look forward to addressing the concerns posited in a new research conducted by an international[...]

More than 100 parts for NASA's Orion capsule to be 3D printed

Wednesday  23:45,   18 april 2018
Reuters

More than 100 parts for U.S. space agency NASA's deep-space capsule Orion will be made by 3D printers, using technology that experts say will eventually become key to efforts to send humans to Mars. U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin, 3D[...]

Facebook adds privacy settings to comply with European rules

Wednesday  21:36,   18 april 2018
Associated Press

Facebook is introducing more privacy safeguards to users in Europe to comply with new rules meant to make it easier for consumers to give and withdraw consent for the use of their data. Facebook is introducing the new policies this week in Europe,[...]

NBA Playgrounds sequel coming this summer

Wednesday  21:01,   18 april 2018
Polygon

NBA Playgrounds, the lukewarmly received but popular arcade basketball game from indie studio Saber Interactive, is getting a sequel this summer. The follow-up, simply called NBA Playgrounds 2, will continue to offer two-on-two basketball action in[...]