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Google gives Gmail the Android Go treatment to save data and storage

Friday  18:05,   16 february 2018
Engadget

Last December, Google launched Android Go, a lightweight operating system for less capable phones typically used in places like India and Indonesia. The company has also been creating apps for these less-capable phones, too, including YouTube Go[...]

Tinder update to give women control of conversation

Friday  18:04,   16 february 2018
USA TODAY

Dating app plans to add option allowing women to initiate conversations.During an interview with Marketwatch, Match Group CEO Mandy Ginsburg said it plans to add a "women-talk-first setting" to Tinder, where any time a woman is matched by swiping[...]

Apple says it’ll fix the Telugu bug that crashes iPhones with a single character

Friday  18:04,   16 february 2018
BGR

<p>News emerged on Thursday that a single message containing an Indian character can crash your iPhone. That’s not something unheard of, as such bugs are discovered on a constant basis. Apple always fixes them using iOS updates, and the company[...]

Microsoft’s latest app moves photos from phones to PCs over WiFi

Friday  18:04,   16 february 2018
Engadget

Microsoft Garage makes all kinds of mobile apps for iOS and Android. Some, like the Hub keyboard for iPhone, are experiments; others, like the News Pro app, are a bit more long-term.&nbsp;According to Microsoft, when its Photos app was[...]

Google removes ‘view image’ button from search results to make pics harder to steal

Friday  17:31,   16 february 2018
The Verge

Google is making a change to image search today that sounds small but will have a big impact: it’s removing the “view image” button that appeared when you clicked on a picture, which allowed you to open the image alone.&nbsp;The change is[...]

Origins of Earth's Weird 'Pulsating Auroras' Nailed Down

Friday  17:31,   16 february 2018
Space.com

The origins of intense flickering displays of light high up in Earth's atmosphere are now revealed after a decades-long hunt.Similar auroras may take place high above Jupiter and Saturn, according to the scientists behind the new[...]

Discovery! Kepler Space Telescope Discovers 95 More Alien Planets

Friday  14:01,   16 february 2018
Space.com

The exoplanet discoveries by NASA's Kepler space telescope keep rolling in. Astronomers poring through data gathered during Kepler's currentAstronomers poring through data gathered during Kepler's current extended mission, known as K2,[...]

Galaxy S9 cases confirm Samsung isn’t going for a radical redesign

Friday  04:20,   16 february 2018
BGR

The Galaxy S9 isn’t even official yet, but you can already buy a plethora of accessories for it, including a variety of protective cases that are already listed online. That’s because the Galaxy S9 design hasn’t exactly been a mystery. We’ve known[...]

A new iOS bug can crash iPhones and disable access to iMessages

Thursday  23:48,   15 february 2018
The Verge

Apple had a shockingly bad week of software problems just before the end of 2017, and it looks like 2018 isn’t starting so well either. A new bug has been discovered in iOS 11 that lets people send a specific character that will crash an iPhone and [...]

US, UK say Russia behind 'most destructive' cyberattack ever

Thursday  23:47,   15 february 2018
CNET

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre has attributed last year’s NotPetya attack to the Russian military.The US and UK governments have attributed a massive ransomware attack from 2017 to the Russian[...]

Intel expands bug bounty to catch more Spectre-like security flaws

Thursday  20:06,   15 february 2018
Engadget

It might not always spot exploits, but it can ask for help.The higher bounty stems in part from the complexity of demonstrating exploits. Unlike most purely software-driven attacks, the speculative execution tricks behind Meltdown and Spectre[...]

VW looks at Apple for electric-car design guidance

Thursday  20:05,   15 february 2018
Reuters

Volkswagen is looking at Apple products for guidance on how to style its new generation of electric cars, its top designer said, as the automaker aims to turn profits on battery-powered vehicles when they launch in 2020. The U.S. tech giant has[...]

MIT has a new chip to make AI faster and more efficient on smartphones

Thursday  20:05,   15 february 2018
Engadget

These chips process data seven times faster using 95 percent less power than traditional means.Neural networks are made up of lots of basic, interconnected information processors that are interconnected. Typically, these networks learn how to[...]

Kepler Helps Find 95 New Exoplanets

Thursday  20:05,   15 february 2018
International Business Times

About 3,600 exoplanets are known to exist outside our solar system now, most of them thanks to Kepler. Some planets have also been discovered recently outside our home galaxy, the Milky Way. About 3,600 exoplanets are known to exist outside our[...]

The new ZenBook 13 includes discrete graphics in an ultraportable package

Thursday  15:24,   15 february 2018
The Verge

We’re still waiting on Intel and AMD’s new partnership to help mainstream thin and light laptops with discrete graphics, but in the meantime Nvidia’s GeForce MX150 is the best blend of power and performance when portability is a priority. Asus now[...]