News : Technology

High-tech eyes in the sky help scientists understand fragile ecosystems

Monday  03:26,   23 october 2017
PRI

High-tech, remote imaging developed for the military has become a powerful tool in the hands of scientists studying the health of natural ecosystems. The technology allows scientists to assess forests and coral reefs from satellites and[...]

Fitbit Ionic review: Good fitness tracker, passable smartwatch

Monday  03:25,   23 october 2017
Engadget

Fitbit's first real smartwatch was the worst kept secret in tech. After months of rumors, leaks and the acquisition of smartwatch pioneer Pebble that all but revealed the company's intentions, Fitbit presented the Ionic to the world. It was[...]

Smartphones are killing Americans, but nobody’s counting

Monday  03:25,   23 october 2017
Bloomberg

Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term “accident.” It implies too much chance and too little culpability. published by Bloomberg | QuintA “crash” killed her mother in 2008, she insists, when her car was broadsided by another vehicle while on her way[...]

How Google's Quantum Computer Could Change the World

Sunday  10:41,   22 october 2017
The Wall Street Journal

The ultra-powerful machine has the potential to disrupt everything from science and medicine to national security — assuming it worksNeven, who speaks with a thick German accent and favors pink Christian Louboutin sneakers covered in spikes, has led [...]

5 weird and wonderful products powered by AI

Sunday  10:41,   22 october 2017
FOX News

AI is hot right now. Amazon Alexa is a powerful AI assistant, and our cars are becoming more and more adaptable to traffic (and other cars). Yet, some of the most interesting innovations in AI might not capture as much[...]

Fiber optic lines can double as earthquake detectors

Sunday  10:41,   22 october 2017
Engadget

The slightest jostles could give away seismic activity.Fiber-based detection isn't strictly new, but it previously centered around acoustic sensing that required wrapping them in cement, sticking them to a surface or otherwise making sure they[...]

The global adoption of smart cities is making the places we live more open to attacks

Sunday  00:52,   22 october 2017
Quartz

The biggest cities in the world are in pursuit of building digital worlds to live in—smart cities. Think drones delivering your goods that you ordered…It would make the world more efficient but The Economist Intelligence Unit warns that if[...]

Soonish: Zach and Kelly Weinersmith on 10 technologies that will change everything

Saturday  22:26,   21 october 2017
The Verge

We hear a lot of promises about the future. But what’s truly on its way, and what’s going to remain a pipe dream for a few decades yet?sections aboutThat’s the question that Zach and Kelly Weinersmith set out to answer in Soonish: Ten Emerging[...]

A newly discovered moon tunnel could be the perfect place for a colony, scientists say

Saturday  22:06,   21 october 2017
MSN

A NASA researcher proposed the idea back in 1971. The lava tunnels of the moon, like the mythical canals of Mars, have proved elusive — until now.There was good reason to think so. Lava from ancient volcanoes might have bored miles-long[...]

9.7-million-year-old teeth discovery could re-write human history

Saturday  22:05,   21 october 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

The great ape teeth found in Eppelsheim last year could topple the understanding of our earliest history. Herbert Lutz, head of the excavation team, tells Deutsche Welle what the find means to him — and how it almost didn’t happen. The[...]

Wireless charging will make drones always ready to fly

Saturday  20:46,   21 october 2017
Engadget

Drones are great until you realize running all those propellers, a camera, GPS and other assorted technology bits are a real drain on the battery. The WiBotic PowerPad is a 3-foot by 3-foot landing station that comes with an onboard charger [...]

Adobe is training AI to be a better photo and video editor than you

Saturday  19:35,   21 october 2017
Popular Science

Tech demos from the Max convention show impressive tech.Every year at its Max conference, Adobe gives "sneak peeks" at new tech that will one day make its way into apps like Photoshop, and its video editing software Premiere. These demos gave us our [...]

High-tech eyes in the sky help scientists understand fragile ecosystems

Saturday  17:45,   21 october 2017
PRI

High-tech, remote imaging developed for the military has become a powerful tool in the hands of scientists studying the health of natural ecosystems. The technology allows scientists to assess forests and coral reefs from satellites and[...]

Blue Origin’s BE-4 rocket engine completes first hot-fire test

Saturday  17:36,   21 october 2017
Engadget

Blue Origin was a bit of a mystery to the public for quite awhile. First hotfire of our BE-4 engine is a success[...]

5 phishing scams you need to be aware of

Saturday  10:16,   21 october 2017
FOX News

<p>Here are five of the most common phishing[...]