News : Technology

What will we learn from this year's solar eclipse?

Saturday  17:52,   19 august 2017
PRI

<p>Experiencing a total solar eclipse is revelatory, especially so for people who study them.</p>On August 21, 2017, most of North America will witness one of nature’s most awe-inspiring events – a total eclipse of the sun.[...]

Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

Saturday  17:36,   19 august 2017
Reuters

Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said. The launch of Japan's third geo-positioning satellite is part of its plan to build a version of the U.S. global[...]

Google adds autoplaying videos to search results on Android

Saturday  17:25,   19 august 2017
The Verge

The next time a video shows up at the top of your Google search results, it might start playing automatically.Google is beginning to add what it calls “video previews” to search results. They’ll start out on Android, where they’ll appear for[...]

A hacker leaked the decryption key for Apple's Secure Enclave, severely affecting iOS security

Saturday  14:06,   19 august 2017
International Business Times

A hacker going by the pseudonym xerub has claimed to have leaked the decryption key for Apple's Secure Enclave Processor (SEP) firmware, which could be a massive blow to iOS security. &nbsp;According to Apple, SEP was incorporated into iOS[...]

Another Galaxy Note has its batteries recalled, but this time it isn't Samsung's fault

Saturday  10:50,   19 august 2017
CNET

A recall on some of the batteries found in Note 4 devices echoes last year's Note 7 recall. Here's what to do if your phone is one of them.It doesn't take much to see the parallels between this and last year's Galaxy Note 7 recall. Last year [...]

Eclipse-chasers trot the globe, addicted to Moon's shadow

Saturday  10:50,   19 august 2017
AFP

Eclipse-chasers are a dedicated crew of scientists who travel the globe to catch a few moments in eerie darkness, and even after seeing dozens of eclipses, they say they can't get enough.Also known as "umbraphiles," these self-described addicts[...]

The solar eclipse is a rare opportunity to study the sun. Scientists are psyched.

Saturday  08:45,   19 august 2017
Vox.com

The solar eclipse may help scientists solve mysteries of the sun’s atmosphere. A total solar eclipse is a rare occasion to marvel at nature, contemplate life, and think about the cosmos. But the total solar eclipse on August 21 will also be an[...]

Stephen King Movie "It" Getting An 8-Bit Tie-In Game

Saturday  05:10,   19 august 2017
Gamespot

The new Stephen King movie It is getting a small 8-bit tie-in game, it was announced today. It: Enter The Sewer takes place in the sewers of Derry, Maine, where Pennywise the killer clown lives. You control Georgie's paper hat boat and must avoid[...]

Pokemon Ultra Sun And Ultra Moon's New Trailer Reveals More Details About What's Different

Saturday  05:10,   19 august 2017
Gamespot

Nintendo has released a new trailer for Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, the upcoming alternate versions to last year's installments. While brief, the video showcases some of the differences that await players in this version of the Alola[...]

We’ve been predicting eclipses for over 2000 years. Here’s how.

Saturday  01:20,   19 august 2017
Popular Science

<p>It's amazing what centuries of data can do.</p>“The idea that it's not just random is pretty incredible,” says Jonathan Seitz, an associate professor of history at Drexel. “The Mesopotamians figured it out first in part because they had [...]

We’ve been predicting eclipses for over 2000 years. Here’s how.

Saturday  01:20,   19 august 2017
Popular Science

<p>It's amazing what centuries of data can do.</p>“The idea that it's not just random is pretty incredible,” says Jonathan Seitz, an associate professor of history at Drexel. “The Mesopotamians figured it out first in part because they had [...]

Nintendo Switch Was July 2017's Best-Selling Console

Friday  21:51,   18 august 2017
Rolling Stone

The Nintendo Switch beat out Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One as July's top selling console, according to market research company NPD.The Nintendo Switch beat out Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One as July's top[...]

'Splatoon 2' Was July's Top-Selling Game

Friday  21:50,   18 august 2017
Rolling Stone

'Splatoon 2' was July 2017's best-selling game, as reported by the market release company NPD Group, beating out 'Crash Bandicoot' for the top spot.Splatoon 2 was July 2017's best selling game in the United States, as announced[...]

NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites

Friday  21:37,   18 august 2017
Associated Press

<p>NASA launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites on Friday, a vital link to astronauts in orbit as well as the Hubble Space Telescope.</p>The end of the era came with a morning liftoff of TDRS-M, the 13th[...]

This sundial will track the progress of partial eclipse

Friday  21:21,   18 august 2017
USA TODAY

Sure, millions of Americans will experience a total solar eclipse Monday along a narrow track from Oregon to South Carolina. But none of them will be able to fully enjoy Bill Gottesman's invention.BURLINGTON, Vt. — Sure, millions of Americans[...]