News : Technology

A New Map For The Milky Way, Most Detailed Yet

Thursday  12:32,   26 april 2018
International Business Times

<p>The European Space Agency released the second batch of data from its Gaia mission Wednesday, which identifies the location of almost 1.7 billion stars in the Milky Way and beyond, making it the most detailed map of stars we currently[...]

All the New Features Coming to Your Gmail that Seem Actually Useful

Thursday  07:47,   26 april 2018
Gizmodo

Google has officially announced the new look that’s coming to Gmail.com after images of its redesign leaked a few days prior. The revamp brings with it, besides a much-need paint job, some long-awaited features that users could only get through[...]

Newly-Discovered ‘Pitch Black’ Planet Absorbs 99% Starlight

Thursday  07:46,   26 april 2018
International Business Times

<p>A group of astronomers using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope have discovered a "pitch black" planet — one so dark it absorbs 97-99% of the light from its host star.</p>A group of astronomers using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope have[...]

All the New Features Coming to Your Gmail that Seem Actually Useful

Thursday  07:46,   26 april 2018
Gizmodo

Google has officially announced the new look that’s coming to Gmail.com after images of its redesign leaked a few days prior. The revamp brings with it, besides a much-need paint job, some long-awaited features that users could only get through[...]

Alexa, make my kid polite: Echo to get child-friendly update

Thursday  02:45,   26 april 2018
Associated Press

Alexa has a new mission: trying to get kids to ask questions more politely.&nbsp;The voice assistant that lives inside Amazon's Echo speakers will soon thank kids for shouting out questions "nicely" if they say "please." The new response is part [...]

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a dream for the Harry Potter obsessed

Thursday  01:45,   26 april 2018
Polygon

An RPG that seems to understand what makes Harry Potter great&nbsp;&nbsp;Harry Potter : Hogwarts History is built upon a nearly impossible promise: allowing people to finally attend[...]

Someone might’ve hacked the company that can hack any iPhone

Thursday  01:21,   26 april 2018
BGR

Grayshift’s GrayKey device has been in the news quite a few times over the past few months, because it’s the kind of tool that can break into any iPhone running any version of iOS, including last year’s iPhone X.&nbsp;An unknown party was able[...]

Spider-Man's Infinity War suit coming to new PlayStation game

Thursday  00:16,   26 april 2018
Entertainment Weekly

PlayStation is taking full advantage of the fact that Avengers: Infinity War is hitting theaters this weekend. It’s the Iron Spider-Man suit! Pre-ordering Marvel’s Spider-Man will give gamers instant access to Spidey’s new duds. In the film, the[...]

‘Sonic Mania Plus’ Launches July 17

Wednesday  23:55,   25 april 2018
Variety

Video game publisher Sega announced Wednesday “Sonic Mania Plus,” a definitive edition of the 2017 2D platformer, releases on July 17 in North America and Europe. It’s available now for pre-order on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch for[...]

Early humans probably enjoyed a giant sloth snack

Wednesday  23:46,   25 april 2018
Quartz

Unlike modern sloths, which spend their time vegging out in trees in South and Central America, ancient giant sloths were the size of an ox…In a paper published today (April 25) in Science Advances, a team led by scientists from the University of[...]

Amazon workers boo Jeff Bezos in Berlin

Wednesday  21:41,   25 april 2018
Quartz

<p>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos received a hostile reception when he arrived in the German capital to pick up an award.</p>Some 450 Amazon workers, who are members of the powerful Verdi trade union, amassed outside the offices of publisher Axel[...]

‘OK, I’ll say it: bitcoin is a scam,’ says the former CEO of PayPal and Intuit

Wednesday  20:32,   25 april 2018
MarketWatch

Bitcoin has enjoyed a nice stretch lately, breaking through the $9,000 level on Tuesday and leading a broad advance in the crypto space, which has seen a $100-billion surge in market cap to $425 billion over the past week.&nbsp;So, Bill Harris,[...]

Researchers digitize writing with cheap, touch-sensitive paper

Wednesday  19:41,   25 april 2018
Engadget

It costs $0.30 per[...]

Scientists release most detailed star chart of the Milky Way

Wednesday  18:10,   25 april 2018
Associated Press

<p>The European Space Agency released the most accurate census yet of stars in the Milky Way and neighboring galaxies.</p>The high-precision measurements about the distance, motion, brightness and color of almost 1.7 billion stars were[...]

Twitter is profitable again and adding users

Wednesday  17:15,   25 april 2018
CNN

Twitter's second quarter earnings results are a strong signal that the social media company's turnaround efforts are bearing fruit. The company reported a profit of $61 million for the first three months of 2018, or nearly as much money as[...]