News : Technology

Fake news is an existential crisis for social media

Sunday  22:32,   18 february 2018

The funny thing about fake news is how mind-numbingly boring it can be. Not the fakes themselves -- they're constructed to be catnip clickbait to stoke the fires of rage of their intended targets. Be they gun owners. People of color. Racists.[...]

Here's how to keep track of Elon Musk's Roadster and Starman in space

Sunday  22:31,   18 february 2018

Elon Musk's Starman, the mannequin driver of the Tesla Roadster SpaceX launched aboard its Falcon Heavy rocket, is taking a trip around our solar system, in a large elliptical orbit that will bring him relatively close to Mars, the Sun and other [...]

Experts agree: There’s no real threat of a robot uprising anytime soon

Sunday  20:40,   18 february 2018

The Twitterati have been freaked out for several days now over a video showcasing the creepy door-opening ability of the SpotMini, a dog-like robot from Boston Dynamics. The robot is so creepily life-like, it quickly became the top trending video on [...]

Electronic skin can display a heartbeat on your hand

Sunday  20:40,   18 february 2018

You'd know someone's health just by looking at them.There have been stretchable displays before, but they typically fall apart quickly after exposure to air and the usual stretching and twisting of your skin. The sensor itself lasts for[...]

On This Day In Space! Feb. 18, 1930: Pluto Discovered by Clyde Tombaugh

Sunday  20:40,   18 february 2018

Welcome to "On This Day in Space!" where we peer back in our archives to find historic moments in spaceflight and astronomy. So enjoy a blast from the past with's Hanneke Weitering to look back at what happened on this day in[...]

Facebook creates plan to verify identity of campaign ad buyers

Sunday  01:55,   18 february 2018
The Hill

Facebook is planning to use postcards sent through the mail to verify the identities of people trying to purchase advertisements pertaining to U.S. elections."If you run an ad mentioning a candidate, we are going to mail you a postcard and you[...]

Earthlings likely to be chill about discovery of alien life, study finds

Saturday  22:05,   17 february 2018
NBC News

How might humanity react if we discover E.T.?"War of the Worlds. "Independence Day." "Pacific Rim." Hollywood is no stranger to tales of space aliens, and most seem to culminate in an epic fight to save the human[...]

LG's next flagship phone may tout an extra-bright, low-power screen

Saturday  18:21,   17 february 2018

<p>Just because LG is shying away from typical smartphone release cycles doesn't mean it will have nothing big to show in 2018.</p>Well-known leaker Evan Blass has heard that LG is planning to unveil a new flagship phone, nicknamed Judy. [...]

Google's Chrome ad blocker means the Web's largest ad company is also now advertising's biggest traffic cop

Saturday  17:11,   17 february 2018

The Chrome tool has begun automatically blocking what Google has determined to be some of the Web's most annoying ads.Google’s Chrome browser, which is used by about 60 percent of desktop and mobile Internet users, on Thursday began the process[...]

Google Pixel 2 users report warming phones and shortened battery life

Saturday  09:15,   17 february 2018

If you've noticed your Pixel 2 running warm lately or found its battery life to suddenly be shortened, you're not alone.As 9to5Google points out, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users are reporting on Reddit and Google's Pixel User Community that[...]

SpaceX's first internet satellites are set to launch Sunday

Saturday  02:21,   17 february 2018

Elon Musk's rocket company has been working on getting satellite broadband off the ground for years. Now the Falcon 9 is set to launch the first test.More than three years ago we learned Elon Musk and his rocket company were working on[...]

Apple employees keep walking into glass walls at new campus

Saturday  00:30,   17 february 2018

Some distracted staff are walking into glass panes designed to foster collaborationThe centerpiece of Apple’s new headquarters is a massive, ring-shaped office overflowing with panes of glass, a testament to the company’s famed design-obsessed[...]

Supermassive Black Holes Grow Faster In Larger Galaxies

Saturday  00:30,   17 february 2018
International Business Times

The rate of growth of the biggest supermassive black holes in the universe is much faster than the rate at which new stars are born in the massive galaxies that host them.When it came to growth, it was thought that supermassive black holes that lie[...]

Shaq Fu sequel finally coming out this spring

Friday  20:19,   16 february 2018

It’s taken nearly four years, but the sequel to (notoriously terrible) 16-bit fighting game Shaq Fu is finally on the verge of release. The developers behind Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn announced today that the game, crowdfunded on Indiegogo in 2014,[...]

Nintendo Labo: Everything we know

Friday  20:19,   16 february 2018

A DIY peripheral for Switch Nintendo has revealed a unique new accessory line for Switch: Nintendo Labo, a cardboard-based line of kits that allow console owners to create and play with a variety of handmade accessories. What is Nintendo Labo?[...]