News : Technology

Intel's Project Alloy VR headset is dead

Saturday  09:21,   23 september 2017
Engadget

Intel won't be releasing its Project Alloy VR headset platform anytime this year -- in fact, it won't be releasing the technology at all. The company didn't elaborate on why there's a lack of interest, but it could be because[...]

Netflix for iOS update brings HDR support to the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPad Pro

Saturday  09:21,   23 september 2017
BGR

In between the rollout of iOS 11 and the launch of the iPhone 8 this week, Netflix updated its iOS app to add support for Dolby Vision HDR video on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, as well as the 10.5-inch model and 12.9-inch model of the[...]

Earthquakes are even harder to predict than we thought

Saturday  05:20,   23 september 2017
Popular Science

Like it was ever easy. Seismographs can help researchers figure out what shaking is like. A siren blares in the distance just before the ground under your feet starts rocking, jolting you into action. You drop, cover, and hold on to something[...]

At smartphone pioneer HTC - a new, or virtual, reality

Saturday  01:20,   23 september 2017
Reuters

<p>When HTC Corp brought back founder Cher Wang two years ago to turn around the struggling Taiwanese mobile phone maker, investors hoped she could stem a sharp loss in market share to Apple (AAPL.O) and Samsung Electronics.</p>But the gamble[...]

The iPhone 8 back glass is more expensive to fix than the screen

Saturday  01:20,   23 september 2017
The Verge

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus' most obvious design change is the switch to a glossy, glass back. There was a chance this glass would be priced at or around the same price as a cracked screen under AppleCare+, but that's apparently not the case:[...]

Your photos just underwent a massive change with iOS 11. Here's what you need to know.

Saturday  01:05,   23 september 2017
Popular Science

If you've updated your phone, you're already shooting HEIF files instead of JPEGs. These bright red tomatoes were shot in the HEIF file format, which Apple has integrated into its iOS 11 operating system. The original image file captured by[...]

Hurricane Maria Damages Parts of Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory

Saturday  01:03,   23 september 2017
Space.com

Puerto Rico's iconic Arecibo Observatory has sustained some significant damage from Hurricane Maria, officials reported today (Sept. 22).&nbsp;The storm hit the island as a Category 4 hurricane Wednesday (Sept. 20) and left widespread[...]

Kodak’s app and chatbot will scour your photos for forgotten gems

Friday  18:41,   22 september 2017
Engadget

If you're like me, you have thousands of photos on your phone, most of which you will have long forgotten.&nbsp;Both the updated "Kodak Moments" app from the company and its Moments Assistant Facebook bot use algorithms and AI to figure out[...]

This electric bike can cover 236 miles on a single charge

Friday  18:12,   22 september 2017
T3

The DelFast e-bike has a 236 mile range, top speed of 35 mph, and plenty of smart features, essentially, what you're looking at here is essentially the Tesla of electric bikes. Let's start off with that range. This bike has been designed for[...]

Doogee’s S60 is a manly phone made for extremely manly men

Friday  18:12,   22 september 2017
The Verge

The new S60 is a manly phone, says its Chinese phone maker Doogee. I t’s absolutely the manliest manly man phone ever created. I’m impressed because it’s a rugged hunk of metal that’s clearly made for doing manly things like having adventures and[...]

Uber stripped of London licence

Friday  17:59,   22 september 2017
Reuters

<p>London stripped Uber on Friday of its licence to operate from the end of September in a huge blow to the taxi app that will affect more than 40,000 drivers in one of the world's biggest cities.</p>Regulator Transport for London (TfL)[...]

Uber stripped of London licence

Friday  17:58,   22 september 2017
Reuters

<p>London stripped Uber on Friday of its licence to operate from the end of September in a huge blow to the taxi app that will affect more than 40,000 drivers in one of the world's biggest cities.</p>Regulator Transport for London (TfL)[...]

Your Internet isn’t getting any faster, but the government might soon call it ‘high-speed’ anyway

Friday  17:53,   22 september 2017
MSN

An obscure accounting debate could determine if millions of Americans have broadband.Until recently, the government's own assessment was no — things could be better for many Americans fed up with slow service, high prices or a lack of competition.[...]

Netflix adds HDR support for iPhone 8, iPhone X, and iPad Pro

Friday  17:53,   22 september 2017
Engadget

Netflix is adding high dynamic range (HDR) support to more mobile devices.&nbsp;Now, thanks to the release of iOS 11, iPhone users suffering from FOMO can get in on the action too. You'll be able to binge watch in Dolby Vision HDR on the newly[...]

Spaceship chasing an asteroid to slingshot past Earth

Friday  14:24,   22 september 2017
CNN

<p>A spaceship will swing by Earth on Friday and use our planet's gravity to help it pick up speed on its way to explore an asteroid.</p>NASA's OSIRIS-REx will fly about 11,000 miles (17,000 kilometers) above Antarctica at 12:52 p.m.[...]