News : Technology

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
MSN

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
Engadget

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
CNET

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
Bloomberg

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
Polygon

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
Polygon

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?[...]

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 SPORTS

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[...]