News: Technology

Stars can turn into black holes without a supernova

Monday  06:41,   29 may 2017
Engadget

Our assumptions about star death might be misguided.The discovery could improve our understanding of how supermassive black holes form. It didn't entirely make sense that stars would eject so much mass and then become a gigantic anomaly. It would[...]

Nintendo is reportedly boosting production of Switch consoles

Monday  06:24,   29 may 2017
The Verge

Nintendo is ramping up its production order of Switch consoles ahead of the increased demand expected during the 2017 holiday shopping season, reports the Financial Times. The console sold extremely well following its launch in March, and[...]

Sana Health aims to stop insomnia with smart goggles

Monday  05:55,   29 may 2017
TechCrunch

When Solar Impulse pilot Bertrand Piccard set out to fly around the world in a plane that uses no fuel, he knew he wasn't going to get much rest. For part of the journey, Piccard used Sana Health technology to put him to sleep in[...]

How to create a folder on apps list screen in Galaxy S8 or S8+

Monday  05:55,   29 may 2017
International Business Times

The apps list on the Galaxy S8 or S8+ displays all the stock apps and the ones that you have downloaded. Based on your priority, you can organise favourite apps by creating a folder on the apps list screen on your Galaxy[...]

How to use Snapchat in 2017

Sunday  19:50,   28 may 2017
The Verge

It’s easier than you’d[...]

Samsung accidentally spills the beans on two new phones

Sunday  19:50,   28 may 2017
CNET

Samsung references two unannounced Galaxy J phones on its website. Were they supposed to be secret?Samsung's Galaxy J5 (2017) and Galaxy J7 (2017) phones appeared on a an official website for its "Kids Mode" app, spotted by SamMobile. The site's in[...]

‘Smartphone addiction’ seems to only be getting stronger

Sunday  16:27,   28 may 2017
Tech Insider

When it comes to our smartphones, we seem to be more addicted than ever.  Even as the tech industry is trying to figure out what a post-smartphone world will look like, smartphone users are spending more and more time with their handsets.[...]

Google DeepMind's AlphaGo is retiring after beating the world's best human Go players

Sunday  16:27,   28 may 2017
International Business Times

'We hope that the story of AlphaGo is just the beginning,' DeepMind said.The Future of Go Summit, which took place from 23 to 27 May, was organised in collaboration with the Chinese government and the China Go Association focusing on the[...]

Researchers find a more effective way to test self-driving cars

Sunday  16:27,   28 may 2017
Engadget

Road-safe driverless vehicles could be ready sooner than you think.The team's own experiments also limited their metrics to the likelihoods of crashes, injuries (including severity) and "conflict[...]

Mind-controlled bionic hand can help stroke patients move again

Sunday  10:51,   28 may 2017
Engadget

Its creators proved that it can speed up a stroke survivor's rehabilitation.The cap picks up on the user's intention to open or close the paralyzed hand, the computer it's attached to amplifies those signals and the Ipsihand follows those[...]

The search for a habitable second Earth

Sunday  10:51,   28 may 2017
Engadget

We’ve never had a better chance of finding extraterrestrial life -- if it exists.Scientists are torn on whether extraterrestrial life is abundant, rare or nonexistent. With 300 billion stars in the Milky Way, the late astronomer and futurist Carl[...]

7 observations from the IoT World Forum 2017

Sunday  10:25,   28 may 2017
Alphr

Cisco’s Internet of Things World Forum was a timely reminder of just how big IoT is… and how much bigger it can getThe Internet of Things World Forum is now in its fourth year, and the conference has grown considerably from the band of true[...]

Europe’s Mars Schiaparelli lander crashed due to a software glitch

Sunday  10:25,   28 may 2017
The Verge

A series of errors resulted in the parachute being released too earlyThe report highlights reveals a timeline for the crash, noting that “between [Entry in the Mars atmosphere] and Parachute Deployment triggering, an unexpected evolution in the spin [...]

British Airways cancels all flights from London airports after IT failure

Sunday  06:35,   28 may 2017
CBS News

The company says it's experiencing a "very severe disruption" to its IT system that has grounded flights from London airportsThe airline tells CBS News correspondent Kris Van Cleave it has no evidence the disruption is the result of a[...]

This trick makes moving iPhone apps easier than ever

Sunday  05:40,   28 may 2017
CNET

If you have lots of pages of apps on your iPhone, it can be a pain to move them around. But we have an easy solution.Here's how it works. If you have multiple pages of apps on your home screen, scroll all the way right to the last page. Once there,[...]