News : Technology

Epic explains Fortnite’s corrupted replay problem, says solution on the way

Friday  19:10,   20 april 2018
Polygon

There’s no better feeling in Fortnitethan capturing the moment you execute a spectacular move with a grenade launcher or cinch a victory after hours of playing. That’s why players have been upset with faulty replay captures. Epic Games first[...]

Orbital ATK's New Rocket Has a Name: Omega

Friday  18:05,   20 april 2018
Popular Mechanics

Orbital ATK announced the name of its next-gen rocket.This project was previously called Next Generation Launch. It uses solid rocket boosters but comes with a liquid engine upper stage. The company announced that Aerojet Rocketdyne’s RL10C would be [...]

Mars' Moons May Have Formed From a Slow Collision

Friday  17:50,   20 april 2018
Popular Mechanics

Once upon a time, they weren't alone.Load[...]

Jack Ma says Alibaba 'doing a lot of research' on driverless cars

Friday  17:30,   20 april 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

E-commerce giant Alibaba is steering resources towards driverless car technology, its CEO Jack Ma confirmed on Thursday, joining a global race to shape the future of driving. Despite fresh safety fears after a woman was hit and killed by a[...]

Casio reveals Pro Trek smartwatch with built-in offline GPS

Friday  17:20,   20 april 2018
Relaxnews (AFP)

Wear OS is getting yet another watch added to its portfolio, this time an outdoorsy number by Japanese manufacturer, Casio.  Casio revealed the Pro Trek Smart Watch this week, the latest addition to its PRO TREK series of outdoor[...]

Xiaomi Mi 7 Might Come With Face ID-Like Feature

Friday  17:15,   20 april 2018
International Business Times

A new report claims that the first Android phone to feature 3D-sensing technology like the one on the iPhone X will be released in the third quarter.The reason why it’s taking so long for Android phones to adopt 3D-sensing technology is due to the[...]

Festo's fantastical robots inspired by animals and insects

Friday  14:06,   20 april 2018
CNN

A cartwheeling robo-spider and a bionic bat are the latest additions to the impressive nature-inspired lineup of German robotics company Festo.But despite its looks, this robot means no harm. It's modeled after a real spider that dwells in the[...]

Exclusive: YouTube ran ads from hundreds of brands on extremist channels

Friday  11:35,   20 april 2018
CNN

<p>Ads from over 300 companies and organizations -- including tech giants, major retailers, newspapers and government agencies -- ran on YouTube channels promoting white nationalists, Nazis, pedophilia, conspiracy theories and North Korean[...]

Facebook wants to save your face. Should you say yes to facial recognition?

Friday  10:26,   20 april 2018
USA TODAY

After Cambridge Analytica, privacy experts say consumers should think twice before giving Facebook permission to scan their faces.With 2.2 billion users uploading hundreds of millions of photos a day, the giant social network has developed one of[...]

'Sea Nomads' Are First Known Humans Genetically Adapted to Diving

Friday  09:50,   20 april 2018
National Geographic

For hundreds of years, the Bajau have lived at sea, and natural selection may have made them genetically stronger divers.Most people can hold their breath underwater for a few seconds, some for a few minutes. But a group of people called the Bajau[...]

Don't expect Apple to combine macOS and iOS anytime soon

Friday  02:55,   20 april 2018
Engadget

<p>At the end of 2017, Bloomberg reported that Apple will merge its Mac and iOS software codebases. This would enable designers to create a single version that works on both platforms -- and it was rumored to come as early as this year. But the[...]

Ice-T’s Character Aaron Griffin Is Unlockable in ‘Gears of War 4’

Friday  02:10,   20 april 2018
Variety

Earlier this week, rapper and actor Ice-T teased on Twitter that “Gears of War” news was incoming. Now, we know what it is — he’s reprising his role as Aaron Griffin in “Gears of War 4,” developer the Coalitionrevealed Thursday. Starting April 20,[...]

Humans Have Caused Mammals to Shrink

Friday  01:10,   20 april 2018
U.S. News & World Report

A new study found the average size of mammals has decreased over the last 100,000 years because of human activity.The size of the average mammal has been shrinking for more than 100,000 years – and it's all because of[...]

‘Fortnite’ on Mobile Earned $25 Million in First Month (Report)

Friday  01:10,   20 april 2018
Variety

Epic Games launched the mobile version of its battle royale shooter “Fortnite” last month, and it’s already grossed more than $25 million, according to intelligence firm Sensor Tower. “Fortnite” on mobile was invite-only at first, but opened up to[...]

This Robot Assembled an IKEA Chair in 20 Minutes

Thursday  23:50,   19 april 2018
Seeker

<p>A pair of stationary robotic arms executed the roughly 50 steps required to put together an IKEA STEFAN chair.</p>A new study in the journal Science Robotics shows that robots can do it just as well as humans. Built with off-the-shelf[...]