News : Technology

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[...]

New tech promises to translate your speech into any language using your voice

Friday  13:21,   23 june 2017
MSN

New tech promises to translate your speech into any language using your voiceTo achieve this, it’ll use its own software and custom-built hardware (no mic necessary) at its San Francisco studio to capture various attributes of how your voice sounds, [...]

YouTube’s VR180 solves some of VR’s biggest problems – by chopping it in half

Friday  12:52,   23 june 2017
MSN

If you’ve ever spent an extended period of time using a VR headset, you know that the whole 360-degree video thing can get old pretty fast. Don’t get me wrong; I’ve had some amazing VR experiences that gave my neck a serious workout, but a[...]

Turns out Android flip phones are still a thing

Friday  04:41,   23 june 2017
CNET

Samsung's Galaxy Folder 2 appeals to nostalgia -- and it's[...]

Virtual Reality Needs to Fix Stomach-Churning Experiences

Friday  04:41,   23 june 2017
Fortune

<p>Virtual reality has yet to become a mainstream hit, but many companies, investors, and developers still have high hopes.</p>Virtual reality has yet to become a mainstream hit, but many companies, investors, and developers still have high[...]

Virtual Reality Is a Disappointment? Not in the World of Video Gamers

Thursday  23:45,   22 june 2017
The New York Times

The video gaming industry continues to pour money and resources into virtual reality, cementing its development and advancement.Sign Up For the Morning Briefing[...]

The Steam Summer Sale is live: Here are some of the best bargains

Thursday  23:25,   22 june 2017
Polygon

Polygon Your guide to the best PC sale of the year Summer. It’s the season to spend money on the essentials: a new air conditioner, backup pairs of sunglasses, hand-woven picnic baskets and 15 or so video games you probably won’t even install on[...]