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This Giant Asteroid Will Once Again Swoop Near Earth

Saturday  02:05,   25 november 2017
Newsweek

This giant asteroid is set to come a bit too close for comfort in mid-December.Phaethon is a near-Earth heavenly body that orbits the sun every 1.4 years. During its (near) annual path around the sun the asteroid passes very close to Earth. This[...]

Twitter is now testing Bookmarks, its save for later feature

Friday  21:51,   24 november 2017
The Verge

Twitter is testing a new feature called Bookmarks, which allows users to privately save tweets for later. Staff product designer Tina Koyama tweeted a sneak peek into what the feature looks like, with a bookmarks option listed on the users’[...]

The Moto Z’s Alexa Smart Speaker is mostly useless

Friday  21:51,   24 november 2017
TechCrunch

The Moto Z is a phone built around a strong gimmick, but it’s a gimmick nonetheless. A little over a year after release, the company has added some interesting Mods to its selection, but none have offered an entirely compelling justification for[...]

Google Pixel 2 Update Improves Battery Life Estimates

Friday  21:50,   24 november 2017
Know Your Mobile

Google has updated its Pixel software to improve battery life estimates.The update, which should be quietly rolling out to your Pixel phone now, is intended to make battery life estimates on the handset more accurate, and as a result much more[...]

Singapore's driverless buses to serve three towns by 2022

Friday  21:50,   24 november 2017
Engadget

While driverless buses are making cameos in Las Vegas and Michigan, they're set to become a more common sight in Singapore in the near future. Following initial trials of an autonomous shuttle (fit for 80 passengers), the country plans to bring [...]

Virtual reality boom brings giant robots, cyberpunk castles to China

Friday  21:50,   24 november 2017
Reuters

<p>Giant robots and futuristic cyberpunk castles rise out of lush mountain slopes on the outskirts of Guiyang, the capital of one of China's poorest provinces.</p>Giant robots and futuristic cyberpunk castles rise out of lush mountain[...]

Elon Musk has finished building the world's biggest battery in less than 100 days

Friday  15:35,   24 november 2017
The Verge

Elon Musk looks to have delivered on his promise to build the biggest lithium ion battery in the world in an effort to help South Australia with its crippling energy problems.&nbsp; © Provided by The Verge Tesla Powerpacks have[...]

Facebook's latest feature test looks like Snapchat's streaks

Friday  15:35,   24 november 2017
Engadget

Facebook has been emulating (read: copying) Snapchat for a while now, whether through Instagram or on its own.&nbsp;Twitter user @CaseSandberg spotted the experiment, with Facebook confirming to Mashable that it is in fact testing it, complete[...]

Firefox will soon flag sites that have been hacked

Friday  15:35,   24 november 2017
Engadget

Firefox has having a good run right now, having just released its much speedier and better-looking Quantum browser.&nbsp;Troy Hunt, the security expert behind Have I Been Pwned, confirmed the news, tweeting that "yes, we're doing some awesome[...]

See Elusive Planet Mercury at Its Best This Thanksgiving

Friday  01:20,   24 november 2017
Space.com

Now is the time to look up and see Mercury, a planet that usually lingers too close to the sun for skywatchers on Earth to observe. Mercury will reach its greatest elongation — the point in its orbit at which it appears to be the farthest away from[...]

Airbus is to produce pilotless planes, but will they take off?

Friday  00:37,   24 november 2017
Alphr

Airbus is to start working on pilotless planes in Shenzhen, China as they set up a new innovation centreAirbus is to set up an innovation centre in the heart of the southern city of Shenzhen in China, a place often described as the Chinese Silicone[...]

Could we see an iPhone SE 2 in 2018?

Friday  00:36,   24 november 2017
Alphr

Put down your iPhone X, Apple might be about to make a follow-up to the iPhone SEA report by the Economic Daily News claims that one of Apple’s manufacturers, Wistron, has been given the go ahead to build a new factory. Expected to be built[...]

How to find the best 4K TV for your space

Friday  00:36,   24 november 2017
Engadget

<p>While 4K is the marketing term you'll see attached to new TVs, it's not an upgrade that you'll immediately notice. Technically speaking, 4K sets have four times as many pixels as 1080p, or "Full HD," TVs. But most people[...]

iPad vs. iPad Pro vs. iPad Mini 4: Which is right for you?

Friday  00:36,   24 november 2017
CNET

Apple's iPad line had some big changes in 2017, and Black Friday prices are lower than ever. Is it time to buy?So, what should you do? Long story short: there are now four iPads in Apple's current lineup. There's a budget 9.7-inch iPad,[...]

You Can Hire Pro 'Call of Duty' Players to Play the Game For You

Friday  00:36,   24 november 2017
Rolling Stone

The U.K. company Bidvine now allows people to hire professional Call of Duty players to play the game for them.The U.K. company Bidvine now allows people to hire professional Call of Duty players to play the game for them (via PC Games[...]