News : Technology

Amazon Echo with a built-in screen may be on deck next month

Friday  03:21,   28 april 2017
CNET

The device, code named "Knight," could make the Echo more useful for video chats and online shopping.Amazon will likely reveal a new Echo device with a built-in screen next month, a person familiar with the plans told CNET. This[...]

Amazon's new Echo camera is weird and a little creepy — but it hints at Amazon's master plan to rule tech (AMZN)

Friday  03:21,   28 april 2017
Tech Insider

<p>Today, Amazon unveiled the Echo Look — a $199 voice-controlled camera designed for the fashion-forward. The sleek device listens for your command and quickly takes photos and videos of the outfit you're wearing. It'll even use AI to[...]

Thanks to Google, Cubans Are Getting a Much Faster Internet

Friday  03:21,   28 april 2017
NBC News

It's official: The first foreign internet company has launched in Cuba.On Wednesday, the technology giant became the first foreign internet company to set up servers in the island nation. While it won't do much to boost internet access in the[...]

Sony’s new A9 is so fast it will make you giddy

Friday  03:21,   28 april 2017
The Verge

Full-frame, full steam[...]

Four of the wildest ideas from Amazon's Jeff Bezos

Friday  03:20,   28 april 2017
USA TODAY

<p>Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has a lot in common with Tesla's Elon Musk. They both run successful companies. They both want to travel to space. They're both unintentionally competing to be the next Tony Stark.</p>They also have [...]

NASA's Next-Generation Spacesuits Are Far From Ready

Friday  03:20,   28 april 2017
International Business Times

In a 52-page audit report, the space agency's Office of Inspector General warned that there was a “significant risk” that its next-generation spacesuits may not be ready before the International Space Station’s potential retirement in 2024. If[...]

Spacecraft survives unprecedented trip between Saturn, rings

Friday  03:20,   28 april 2017
Associated Press

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has survived an unprecedented trip between Saturn and its rings, and has amazing pictures to show for it. Flight controllers regained contact with Cassini on Thursday, a day after it became the first craft to cross this [...]

Ancient sea monster had 50 legs and giant claws

Friday  03:20,   28 april 2017
CBS News

Researchers discovered a 508-million-year-old creature with some very unusual featuresArthropods are a group of invertebrates that includes spiders, insects and crustaceans. Many arthropods, including flies, ants, crayfish and centipedes, have[...]

Rapid Increase In Space Junk Poses Lethal Threat

Friday  03:20,   28 april 2017
International Business Times

A single piece of space junk could trigger an unstoppable domino effect of catastrophic collisions.Space has become a literal dumping ground for the aerospace industry and it’s begun to pose a hazard to astronauts and missions. The exponential[...]

The U.S. Postal Service designed this awesome stamp to celebrate the eclipse

Friday  03:20,   28 april 2017
MSN

It's a solar eclipse in the palm of your hand.The new Forever stamp will change with the heat of your finger. It’s the first time this thermochromic ink has been used on a stamp. It will change from a dark image of the eclipse — with the[...]

The Switch Is So Successful Even Nintendo Is Surprised

Friday  03:17,   28 april 2017
Time

The Switch is doing very well, even better than Nintendo expected, and Nintendo was already expecting a lot.&nbsp;The Switch is doing very well, even better than Nintendo expected, and Nintendo was already expecting a lot. The company's fiscal[...]

Cassini spacecraft phones home after daring Saturn encounter

Thursday  13:20,   27 april 2017
CBS News

<p>NASA's Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth, agency official said Thursday, beaming back data and telemetry one day after the first of 22 planned high-speed plunges through the gap between Saturn's cloud tops and its vast[...]

Google Trips gets a big update to help you plan your next vacation

Thursday  11:00,   27 april 2017
MSN

<p>Google has updated its excellent Trips mobile app for Android and iOS with a bunch of new features to make it easier to plan your next adventure on the road.</p>While it already grabs flight information from your Gmail inbox, Trips now[...]

Google’s experimental Android app dramatically improves nighttime photography

Thursday  09:01,   27 april 2017
MSN

Most modern smartphones are capable of truly stunning photos. One of the ways in which they falter, however, is in low-light situations.&nbsp;Google researcher Florian Kainz developed an Android app that could narrow the gap. After being[...]

Can an app really track you after you delete it?

Thursday  04:25,   27 april 2017
USA TODAY

<p>Can a deleted app keep on tracking you, even if the app is off the phone?</p>The unsatisfying answer: Yes and[...]