News : Technology

Report: 88 percent of apps in popular coding language use unsecure parts

Wednesday  20:58,   18 october 2017
The Hill

Nearly nine in 10 web applications written in a popular coding language use out of date open-source components that are now known to have security vulnerabilities, according to the software analysis firm Veracode. Veracode released its "State of[...]

Intel working with Facebook on chips for AI

Wednesday  19:40,   18 october 2017
Relaxnews (AFP)

Intel chief Brian Krzanich said Tuesday his company is working on a super-fast chip designed specifically for artificial intelligence.  The chipmaking giant is partnering with Facebook and other internet titans investing heavily in [...]

A bold, desperate push to save Mexico's vaquita porpoise

Wednesday  18:23,   18 october 2017
Tribune News Service

SAN FELIPE, Mexico - A flotilla of small vessels set off into Mexico's Upper Gulf of California before daybreak on Friday, launching a daring and desperate quest to prevent the extinction of a species. For the next month, biologists,[...]

Google's rolls out new, crazy-secure, email

Wednesday  15:46,   18 october 2017

Google on Tuesday rolled out a nasty-complicated but insanely secure version of its Google accounts aimed at "those who need it most," such as journalists, politicians and activists. It's not pretty but stands a good chance of keeping the [...]

In Egypt, archaeologists find part of 4,000-year-old statue

Wednesday  15:26,   18 october 2017
Associated Press

Egypt says archaeologists have discovered the head of a wooden statue, likely belonging to a female regent who ruled the country more than 4,000 years ago. Wednesday's statement by the Antiquities Ministry says the artifact was found in the district [...]

Aerospace firm wants to send an inflatable habitat to orbit the moon

Wednesday  12:26,   18 october 2017

Bigelow Aerospace has been working on inflatable space habitats for a while now. This new module, about a third of the size of the ISS itself, is first set to launch to Low Earth Orbit via on a Vulcan 562 rocket that's currently in[...]

Why should you care about the AI chips in Apple and Huawei’s new phones?

Wednesday  11:56,   18 october 2017

Earlier this year, both Apple and Huawei made a lot of noise about the new processors in their latest phones, touting the inclusion of a game-changing neural engine or neural processing unit specifically designed to handle artificial intelligence[...]

WhatsApp joins other messaging platforms with live location sharing

Wednesday  11:56,   18 october 2017

Sharing your current location with someone is a great way to passive-aggressively explain that you're on your way when they ask where you are. But it also has other uses, and WhatsApp has now joined rivals Facebook Messenger and iMessage in[...]

German soccer team puts players on your iPhone for AR selfies

Wednesday  11:56,   18 october 2017

Sports teams and broadcasters have been going all-in on high-tech initiatives lately. The NFL was an early adopter, with AR features appearing on Fox Sports broadcasts. You can choose which of the three "strips" Robben wears in the app, and [...]

Google's first mobile chip is an image processor hidden in the Pixel 2

Wednesday  11:56,   18 october 2017
The Verge

One thing that Google left unannounced during its Pixel 2 launch event on October 4th is being revealed today: it’s called the Pixel Visual Core, and it is Google’s first custom system-on-a-chip (SOC) for consumer products. The coolest[...]

Apple iOS 11.0.3 Starts Causing Problems

Wednesday  09:21,   18 october 2017

iOS 11.0.3 is Apple's latest rushed iOS 11 bug fix and once again it is causing more problems than it fixesI warned about this last week in my iOS 11.0.3 Upgrade Guide given the flurry of user complaints across reddit and social media, leading[...]

Google launches advanced Gmail security features for high-risk users

Wednesday  03:35,   18 october 2017

Google Inc said on Tuesday that it would roll out an advanced protection program in order to provide stronger security for some users such as government officials and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by hackers. The internet[...]

Alligators are out there eating sharks, no big deal

Wednesday  00:06,   18 october 2017

Alligators in Florida and Georgia were documented eating stingrays, too.But its diet may extend further than previously thought. When given the chance, these gators will travel into saltwater environments and feed on marine animals such as stingrays [...]

Mass die-off of Antarctic penguin chicks alarms researchers

Tuesday  22:50,   17 october 2017
Associated Press

<p>Almost the entire cohort of chicks from an Adelie penguin colony in the eastern Antarctic was wiped out by starvation last summer in what scientists say is only the second such incident in over 40 years.</p>Researchers said Sunday the mass[...]

2018 Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7 To Feature Thin Bezels

Tuesday  21:22,   17 october 2017
International Business Times

The 2018 Samsung Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A7 will both be adopting the same bezel-less design of the Galaxy S8.The high quality renders for the 2018 Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 were created by Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) in collaboration with[...]