News : Technology

Google to stop scanning Gmail for creating targeted ads

Saturday  10:50,   24 june 2017
Reuters

Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday it would stop scanning Gmail content for creating personalized ads from later this year, bringing the widely-used email service in line with its enterprise offering, G Suite. The decision was outlined in a[...]

Scientist says the sun is sneezing on Earth

Saturday  10:50,   24 june 2017
BGR

<p>The sun at the center of our Solar System is one of the big reasons why we’re here today, but it can also be a bit of a nuisance from time to time.</p>“Up until now, it has been assumed CMEs move like bubbles through space and respond to[...]

Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ might not actually exist after all

Saturday  10:45,   24 june 2017
BGR

<p>Skywatchers have been theorizing and dreaming about a mysterious unknown planet hanging out at the edge of our Solar System for many years.</p>The research, which focused on a huge collection of objects in our system called the Kuiper belt, [...]

Add wireless charging to your iPhone right now

Saturday  10:35,   24 june 2017
CNET

<p>Apple may bring wireless charging to the iPhone 8, but you can ditch the charging cable with your current iPhone with a little legwork. Let's review your options and answer your questions.</p>Apple may bring wireless charging to the[...]

Instagram 'Favorites' list lets you control who sees your pics

Saturday  10:30,   24 june 2017
CNET

<p>Instagram may roll out a Favorites list soon.</p>Instagram may roll out a Favorites list[...]

Canada's Supreme Court clears way for Facebook privacy lawsuit

Saturday  10:20,   24 june 2017
Reuters

Canada's top court cleared the way on Friday for a lawsuit against Facebook Inc over privacy rights to be heard in the province of British Columbia instead of California where the social media site is based. An Incredible $200 Intro Bonus [...]

SpaceX has launched and landed another used rocket, saving what could be millions of dollars

Saturday  00:50,   24 june 2017
Tech Insider

<p>SpaceX on Friday kicked off the first of two rocket launches this weekend with a smashing success.</p>The aerospace company, founded by tech mogul Elon Musk, fired off a Falcon 9 rocket around 3:10 p.m. EDT on June 23. Minutes later, it[...]

10 Unlikely TV Shows That Got Turned Into Video Games

Friday  22:11,   23 june 2017
Mental Floss

From cooking shows to sketch comedies, these popular TV shows were the subject of some unlikely video games.Video games based on television shows, on the other hand, are a different story—which might have something to do with some of the more[...]

Google now scrubbing private medical records from search results

Friday  22:06,   23 june 2017
Bloomberg

The move is a departure from Google's typically hands-off approach to policing the web. Google lists the information it removes from its search results on its policy page. On Thursday, the website added the line: “confidential, personal medical[...]

Tesla, others seek ways to ensure drivers keep their hands on the wheel

Friday  20:50,   23 june 2017
Reuters

<p>Automakers are using tiny cameras, sensors to track drooping heads, steering wheel monitors and audible alerts to ensure drivers pay attention when using advanced driver assistance systems, like Tesla’s Autopilot, that allow drivers to take[...]

A border wall made of solar panels wouldn't actually be good for the environment

Friday  20:20,   23 june 2017
Popular Science

Is this a bright idea? Will the border wall be made of solar panels? Physically imposing… aesthetically pleasing… and solar? On Wednesday, President Trump added a new descriptor to the wall he'd like to see built along the United States’ southern[...]

Conan O'Brien battles Will Arnett on Nintendo Switch for 'Clueless Gamer'

Friday  19:08,   23 june 2017
Entertainment Weekly

Conan O’Brien thought he was pulling “a Canadian beatdown” on the latest installment of “Clueless Gamer” against opponent Will Arnett, but the LEGO Batman star bested him in the Nintendo Switch game of ARMS.&nbsp;Conan O’Brien thought he was[...]

Dutch invent phone app to stop kids texting on bikes

Friday  17:55,   23 june 2017
AFP

<p>A phone company is developing a way to stop kids from texting while cycling - a growing cause of teenage accidents.<br></p>A new app from phone company KPN will block internet and phone signals to a cyclist's smartphone while they are in [...]

This iPhone rival's touchscreen could read your finger first

Friday  16:53,   23 june 2017
CNET

Chinese phone maker Vivo is dropping some hints that it'll be first to unveil an onscreen fingerprint sensor.A Vivo Twitter post hints that the company will "unlock" "a new solution" at a trade show next week. Pair that with the image of what[...]

Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secrets

Friday  13:52,   23 june 2017
Reuters

Under pressure, Western tech firms bow to Russian demands to share cyber secretsRussian authorities are asking Western tech companies to allow them to review source code for security products such as firewalls, anti-virus applications and software[...]