News : Technology

What it would actually take to get to Mars by 2020

Tuesday  00:15,   25 april 2017
Popular Science

Short answer: a time[...]

Fossils may be earliest known multicellular life: study

Monday  23:30,   24 april 2017
AFP

Fossils accidentally discovered in South Africa are probably the oldest fungi ever found by a margin of 1.2 billion years, rewriting the evolutionary story of these organisms which are neither flora nor fauna, researchers said Monday.If verified as[...]

Charging Stand Turns Your iPhone Into a Mini Macintosh

Monday  22:00,   24 april 2017
Mental Floss

Old-school sounds and graphics not included.To set your iPhone 6 or 7 back 30 years or so, just turn it on its side and slip it into the silicone sleeve. The accessory is nothing more than an extra piece of hardware—any old-school sounds or graphics [...]

The iPhone 8 may be very hard to get until 2018

Monday  22:00,   24 april 2017
The Verge

It’s sounding more and more like the iPhone 8 won’t arrive until nearly the end of 2017, a couple months after Apple usually introduces new iPhones.  The latest sign comes from Ming-Chi Kuo, the reliable KGI Securities analyst, who says[...]

Nikon files patent case against ASML, Carl Zeiss over lithography tech

Monday  17:51,   24 april 2017
Reuters

Japan's Nikon Corp on Monday said it has initiated legal action against ASML Holding NV and Carl Zeiss AG, saying the Dutch and Germany companies used its lithography technology without its permission. Nikon, the world's eighth-largest chip[...]

Flying cars: A 1950s dream takes to the skies

Monday  17:50,   24 april 2017
USA TODAY

SAN FRANCISCO — So here's just how fast technology is accelerating. We haven't even nailed down self-driving cars yet, and now the buzz is all about flying cars. In fact, the dogged pursuit of an airborne escape from traffic has been with us [...]

Gamers are desperately waiting in line for their last chance to land a Nintendo NES Classic

Monday  17:00,   24 april 2017
For The Win

These fans are devoted, to say the[...]

Samsung to update software over 'red screen' smartphone

Monday  12:51,   24 april 2017
AFP

Electronics giant Samsung will this week offer an unusually early software update for its newly-released Galaxy S8 phone, it said Monday after some consumers complained of red-tinted screens. The launch of the device is a key step for the South[...]

The incredible evolution of supercomputers' powers, from 1946 to today

Monday  12:50,   24 april 2017
Popular Science

The first supercomputer went live in 1965. Since then, the computing power of these mega machines has grown exponentially. The first su Since then, the computing power of these mega machines has grown exponentially.Engineers measured early[...]

I've lost my Gmail password: Now what?

Monday  11:41,   24 april 2017
USA TODAY

I forgot to the password to my Gmail account and also no longer have the “recovery email” account I specified when I created the account. How can I get back into my Gmail?A. Everybody forgets passwords, but Gmail’s can be easier to misplace[...]

A 3D-printed patch could help you recover from a heart attack

Monday  11:41,   24 april 2017
Engadget

Scientists have dreamed of easily patching up heart tissue in the wake of heart attacks, but there are always gotchas: for example, it's no mean feat to replicate the complex structures of real tissue. After the team tested its patch on [...]

Robocaller bait: Your old, recycled phone numbers

Monday  06:18,   24 april 2017
USA TODAY

Thousands of telephone lines sit o­­­n a Federal Trade Commission “honeypot” computer, answering and trapping incoming calls, and capturing caller IDs and voice recordings. Many of the telephone numbers used in this technological trap were abandoned [...]

There’s an anti-dog label inside the Galaxy S8 — here’s what it means

Monday  02:36,   24 april 2017
The Verge

 Not a chew[...]

6 Cool Exoplanets That Might Support Aliens

Sunday  19:35,   23 april 2017
International Business Times

Not all exoplanets are created equal — some are much more likely to be harboring alien life.But until we visit these other planets and take a look around, we won’t know for sure. That’s especially since some scientists believe many potentially[...]

The Next Car You Buy Could Be Your Last -- The Robo-Taxi Era Is Closer Than You Think

Sunday  15:26,   23 april 2017
Forbes

In large cities, the cheapest, most convenient way to travel will likely be in shared, self-driving electric taxis, which will account for as many as one-quarter of all U.S. miles travels by 2030, according to new research. If you live in a [...]