News : Technology

Facebook says it is taking down more material about ISIS, al-Qaeda

Tuesday  03:06,   24 april 2018

<p>Facebook Inc said on Monday that it removed or put a warning label on 1.9 million pieces of extremist content related to ISIS or al-Qaeda in the first three months of the year, or about double the amount from the previous[...]

Meteorite Nanodiamonds Shed Light on the Early Solar System

Tuesday  03:06,   24 april 2018

Diamonds found inside meteorites at Sudan’s Mahata Sitta site, “Station Six” in Arabic, appear to have been formed by pressure 20,000 times more dense than Earth’s atmosphere. Diamonds recently found inside of a meteorite may show evidence of a lost [...]

Facebook Smart Speaker Launching In October

Monday  23:40,   23 april 2018
International Business Times

Facebook’s smart speaker is finally seeing the light of the day in the fourth quarter of this year.Digitimes learned from supply chain sources Monday that Facebook is planning to start mass producing its artificial intelligence-powered speaker in[...]

NASA Captures Mysterious Holes In Arctic Ice

Monday  22:40,   23 april 2018

<p>In a routine flyover in the Arctic ocean earlier this month, a NASA scientist photographed images of mysterious ice holes over the eastern Beaufort Sea.</p>NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission scientist John Sonntag captured the images on[...]

Professor Apologizes for Helping Cambridge Analytica Harvest Facebook Data

Monday  18:32,   23 april 2018
The New York Times

<p>Aleksandr Kogan, the academic who was hired by Cambridge Analytica to harvest information from tens of millions of Facebook profiles, defended his role in the data collection on Sunday, saying he was upfront about how the information would be[...]

Meizu's new phones don't have notches

Monday  11:30,   23 april 2018
The Verge

Chinese company Meizu has unveiled its new range of smartphones, the 15 series, and it seems to be taking a stand against current trends in phone design. You won’t find notches or even tall screens here — just large, intact rectangles. It’s[...]

NASA images of Earth show the coming joys of space tourism

Monday  07:25,   23 april 2018

Space toursim will soon be a reality -- by 2022, we'll have our first hotel orbiting the Earth. If these NASA images are any indication, the views from your space vacation should be stunning.From the Great Wall of China to the Danube River, the[...]

Mark Zuckerberg survived Congress. Now he has to face Wall Street

Monday  06:40,   23 april 2018

Facebook's CEO must confront a group that could actually punish his company in the short-term: investors. Facebook is set to report its first-quarter earnings after the bell on Wednesday. Zuckerberg will then field questions on a conference[...]

A number of Gmail users got spam messages — from themselves

Monday  04:10,   23 april 2018
The Verge

Gmail is usually pretty good about filtering out unwanted spam messages, but a number of users reported earlier today that their inboxes were suddenly flooded with ads that were apparently sent from their own accounts, according to Mashable. Users[...]

Now That TESS Is in Orbit, Here’s What Comes Next for NASA’s Exoplanet Hunter

Sunday  22:31,   22 april 2018

Nasa’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral last week. Now the work begins. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's newest planet-hunting powerhouse, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), leaped into orbit[...]

How to keep your personal information safe without completely unplugging from social media

Sunday  14:10,   22 april 2018

If you plan on staying on the social media network but are still concerned, CNET gives CNBC tips on how users can stay plugged in, but safeguard their data.It seems every other week there's a new data breach, hack or security issue. It's no surprise [...]

How to proactively secure your business apps

Sunday  12:40,   22 april 2018

<p>Despite increasingly sophisticated and far-reaching cybersecurity implementations, there isn’t a day when we don’t hear about new data breaches and vulnerabilities.</p>According to Breach Level Index, more than 5 million records are[...]

Apple offers battery replacement for some MacBooks after flaws reported

Sunday  05:30,   22 april 2018

Apple Inc on Friday said component failure in a limited number of MacBook Pros has caused built-in battery to expand, adding, it will offer worldwide free replacement for such batteries. Apple said the flaw, reported in some 13-inch Macbook Pros[...]

Can Dirt Save the Earth?

Sunday  03:20,   22 april 2018
The New York Times

Agriculture could pull carbon out of the air and into the soil — but it would mean a whole new way of thinking about how to tend the land.When John Wick and his wife, Peggy Rathmann, bought their ranch in Marin County, Calif., in 1998, it was mostly [...]

7 things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

Saturday  22:05,   21 april 2018

Our understanding of Earth — and how we’re changing it — just keeps expanding.Earth Day turns 48 this Sunday, April 22, and Google is celebrating it with a Google Doodle of conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, who nudges us in a video a “do our part[...]