News : Technology

Scientists Figure Out Clue That May Help in Search for Earth-Like Alien Planets

Tuesday  09:30,   23 may 2017
OBSERVER

<p>A NASA camera launched in 2015 one million miles from Earth was capturing mysterious flashes of light on Earth in images that had researchers perplexed since they began turning up.</p>Load[...]

Samsung's extra-stretchable display can survive dents

Tuesday  09:27,   23 may 2017
Engadget

Flexible displays are nothing new. However, most of them don't live up to the dreams of flexible tech -- they may only bend in a limited way. Samsung thinks it can do better. It just unveiled a 9.1-inch prototype OLED display that's stretchable [...]

3 Ways VR and AI Startups Are Alleviating the Isolation Mentality

Tuesday  00:05,   23 may 2017
Inc.

<p>The smartest VR and AI startups are already targeting this market -- besides being good business, it presents an opportunity to actually improve people's lives</p>Load[...]

Nintendo thanks blind fan for his support in a touching note

Monday  20:40,   22 may 2017
Polygon

Hibiki Sakai is a Japanese fifth-grader who loves drumming and Rhythm Heaven, Nintendo’s cult beloved series of quirky rhythm games.&nbsp;Hibiki Sakai is a Japanese fifth-grader who loves drumming and Rhythm Heaven, Nintendo’s cult beloved[...]

Nintendo thanks blind fan for his support in a touching note

Monday  20:40,   22 may 2017
Polygon

Hibiki Sakai is a Japanese fifth-grader who loves drumming and Rhythm Heaven, Nintendo’s cult beloved series of quirky rhythm games.&nbsp;Hibiki Sakai is a Japanese fifth-grader who loves drumming and Rhythm Heaven, Nintendo’s cult beloved[...]

Exclusive: Hackers hit Russian bank customers, planned international cyber raids

Monday  18:34,   22 may 2017
Reuters

Russian cyber criminals used malware planted on Android mobile devices to steal from domestic bank customers and were planning to target European lenders before their arrest , investigators and sources with knowledge of the case told Reuters.Their[...]

How to use your Android Wear watch with an iPhone

Monday  18:34,   22 may 2017
T3

Apple and Google,[...]

NASA plans emergency space walk on International Space Station

Monday  09:55,   22 may 2017
Reuters

<p>A pair of astronauts will venture outside the International Space Station as early as Tuesday for an emergency space walk to replace a failed computer, one of two that control major U.S. systems aboard the orbiting outpost, NASA said on[...]

Free Over-the-Air TV Is Going to Get Better

Sunday  23:50,   21 may 2017
Consumer Reports

Later this year, you're going to start hearing more about a new over-the-air TV standard, the first major jump in broadcast TV since the transition to all-digital signals (aka DTV) back in 2009. Technically called ATSC 3.0, the new broadcast[...]

Hackers are trying to reignite the ransomware outbreak

Sunday  23:50,   21 may 2017
Wired

Over the past year, two digital disasters have rocked the internet. The botnet known as Mirai knocked a swath of major sites off the web last September, including Spotify, Reddit, and TheNew York Times. And over the past week, the WannaCry[...]

Sneaky teen texting codes: what they mean, when to worry

Sunday  23:50,   21 may 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

If your teen has a smartphone, chances are they spend several hours a day on text and social media. If you ever look at what they’re actually doing on there, you’ll likely see a lot of innocent “Snapstreaking,” some funny Buzzfeed videos and a bunch [...]

The 5 most common online scams to watch for

Sunday  23:50,   21 may 2017
The Daily Dot

Don’t be a[...]

Precious seeds in Norway's 'Doomsday vault' are safe — for now

Sunday  23:50,   21 may 2017
USA TODAY SPORTS

The so-called "Doomsday seed vault" deep under a remote mountain in Norway is safe, at least for now, the nation's government said. Melting permafrost late last year sent "meltwater gushing into the entrance tunnel," the[...]

Should Robots Have Rights?

Sunday  23:40,   21 may 2017
The Daily Beast

In the future, humans may need to afford rights and protections to artificial intelligence—as a way of protecting ourselves.Never mind that robots are already smarter (at least, at specific tasks) and stronger—and will soon become more so. While[...]

The strange history of ransomware

Sunday  18:46,   21 may 2017
PRI

<p>WannaCry, the latest extortionate malware to seize hard drives from Beijing to Boise, may seem like the product of the Mr. Robot writer’s room. But as viruses go, ransomware is actually an antique.</p>The first ransomware virus was[...]