Stories about Sci-tech

Dec 12 2017

Google Maps Will Soon Remind Passengers to Get Off Their Stop

The feature is still to launch on iOS users. When you search for directions on Maps , you'll soon be able to tap a Start button towards the bottom of the screen, repo...

Dec 12 2017

NASA To Announce Kepler Discovery Helped By Google Brain

But it will nearly certainly relate to exoplanets - Earth-sized worlds that orbit around their own stars, and are our best hope of finding alien life. Thirty exoplanets...

Dec 10 2017

Al Franken's selfish, damaging resignation speech

Regardless of Tweeden's past career moves (which were her own choices made with her own agency), the fact remains that she did not want to kiss Franken and she defini...

Dec 09 2017

CT senator urges colleagues to reject concealed carry law

But critics point out that different states have different reqirements for obtaining such licenses. Congress should reject this bill, and instead allow a clean vote on ...

Dec 08 2017

Mysterious black hole discovered at the dawn of the universe

It's a truly gargantuan black hole , some 800 million times the mass of our sun. " Quasars are among the brightest and most-distant known celestial objects and are ...

Dec 07 2017

Hunt to Facebook: 'Stay away from my kids'

Here's all you need to know to check whether the social media site is experiencing problems, or whether the issue is on your end, in the future. Facebook said the point...

Dec 07 2017

Amazon Singapore launch Prime membership

Now Amazon , which had been offering its two-hour delivery service Prime Now for free on a R54.28 (R400.86) minimum purchase in Singapore without any membership fee, wil...

Dec 03 2017

Supermoon Alert! Sunday's Full Moon Will Be 2017's Only Supermoon

Closer to eight o'clock in the evening of 3 December, the Moon will approach the minimum distance, and then will gradually be removed. Some people call the second full Mo...

Dec 01 2017

Microsoft's Photos Companion App for Android and iOS could be coming soon

I just wrote about the recent update that removed the preview tag yesterday, but neglected to mention the status change. The new mobile version of the app offers many...

Dec 01 2017

Victoria's Secret models slammed for using n-word at show

The clip is believed to have come from one of Kloss's video blogs posted on her YouTube channel where it is shown at around three minutes in - though the part where the ...

Nov 30 2017

Consumers and retailers win big over Thanksgiving holiday | National Retail Federation

A separate report by Adobe Insights found that $6.59 billion was spent online on Cyber Monday , with mobile devices ringing up a record $ 2 billion in sales in one day...

Nov 29 2017

Huge macOS Bug Allows Root Login Without a Password. Here's the Fix

Root is a "superuser" account with read and write privileges over the entire system, including other user accounts. This flaw is significant but the risk to most users...

Nov 28 2017

Vladimir Putin Signs Bill Targeting International Media Outlets

Putin authorized the law in direct response to the U.S. Department of Justice's insistence earlier this month that RT America register under the Foreign Agent Registrat...

Nov 24 2017

Padmavati to release on December 1 in UK?

However, the producers of the film, Viacom 18, have indicated that the release of the film in the United Kingdom will be "in line with the India release". The controversy...

Nov 23 2017

Uber Paid Hackers to Hide Exposed Data of 57 Million Users

Uber now says it had a legal obligation to report the hack to regulators and to drivers whose license numbers were taken. Many other companies are failing to prope...

Nov 21 2017

Zombie mode teased for year 3 release date

Ubisoft Montreal said Rainbow Six Siege fans would be fighting "against something that you might not totally expect" in Outbreak. More reveals are bound to happen in t...

Nov 18 2017

Apple HomePod Release Delayed Until Next Year

The Apple HomePod uses Siri as its virtual assistant, and will stream music, report the latest news, sports scores, weather, flight information and more. Priced at $349 a...

Nov 18 2017

Dog ownership linked to lower risk of heart disease

For people living alone, owning a dog can decrease their risk of death by 33% and their risk of cardiovascular related death by 36%, when compared to single individuals...

Nov 18 2017

Tesla reveals electric lorry to revolutionise haulage

Leading up to the event, there was speculation that Tesla might deal with the range problem by devising some kind of battery swapping service at truck stops, but there ...

Nov 14 2017

Do you trust the iPhone X's Face ID?

Face ID allows a user to unlock their iPhone X , make purchases from various Apple digital stores and authenticate Apple Pay transactions to pay using stored paym...