News: Tech & Science

More Evidence That Pink Snow Will Be A Problem For The Planet

Friday  22:22,   22 september 2017
Gizmodo Australia

Last year, a team of European researchers was alarmed to learn that glaciers covered in pink snow -- caused not by an Ocean Spray truck collision, but by snow-dwelling red algae -- were melting faster than the surrounding white[...]

Russia firm unveils 'surveillance-proof' smartphone

Friday  22:11,   22 september 2017

For Russians who fear that someone may be eavesdropping on their phone conversations, leading IT entrepreneur Natalya Kaspersky says she has a solution. At a business forum in Moscow on Friday she presented "TaigaPhone", a brand new smartphone[...]

LG Dire Wolves to make Aussie esports history at League of Legends World Championship

Friday  22:11,   22 september 2017

The LG Dire Wolves will make esports history on September 23 when they will be the first Australian League of Legends team to compete in the League of Legends World Championship.On September 23 the LG Dire Wolves will make history as the first[...]

Xiaomi's Next Flagship Might Feature Wireless Charging

Friday  20:22,   22 september 2017
International Business Times

It's been discovered recently that Xiaomi is now a member of the Wireless Power Consortium, the organization that's promoting the adoption of the Qi wireless charging standard. The Qi standard became mainstream in 2012 when Google and Nokia[...]

The iPhone 8 back glass is more expensive to fix than the screen

Friday  20:22,   22 september 2017
The Verge

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus' most obvious design change is the switch to a glossy, glass back. There was a chance this glass would be priced at or around the same price as a cracked screen under AppleCare+, but that's apparently not the case:[...]

The EU Suppressed A 300-Page Study That Found Piracy Doesn't Harm Sales

Friday  20:22,   22 september 2017
Gizmodo Australia

The European Commission paid €360,000 ($541,980) for a study on how piracy impacts the sales of copyrighted music, books, video games and movies. The Dutch firm Ecory was commissioned to research the impact of piracy for several months,[...]

Doogee’s S60 is a manly phone made for extremely manly men

Friday  15:46,   22 september 2017
The Verge

The new S60 is a manly phone, says its Chinese phone maker Doogee. I t’s absolutely the manliest manly man phone ever created. I’m impressed because it’s a rugged hunk of metal that’s clearly made for doing manly things like having adventures and[...]

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Is Said to Plan About 5,000 Job Cuts

Friday  15:46,   22 september 2017

(Bloomberg) -- Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. is planning to cut about 10 percent of its staff, or at least 5,000 workers, according to people familiar with the matter, part of a broader effort to pare expenses as competition mounts. The reductions[...]

Netflix adds HDR support for iPhone 8, iPhone X, and iPad Pro

Friday  15:30,   22 september 2017

Netflix is adding high dynamic range (HDR) support to more mobile devices. Now, thanks to the release of iOS 11, iPhone users suffering from FOMO can get in on the action too. You'll be able to binge watch in Dolby Vision HDR on the newly[...]

Facebook can't hide behind algorithms

Friday  13:52,   22 september 2017
BBC News

Mark Zuckerberg is facing a crisis that challenges Facebook's business model.If Facebook’s algorithms were executives, the public would be demanding their heads on a stick, such was the ugly incompetence on display this[...]

This electric bike can cover 236 miles on a single charge

Friday  12:07,   22 september 2017

The DelFast e-bike has a 236 mile range, top speed of 35 mph, and plenty of smart features, essentially, what you're looking at here is essentially the Tesla of electric bikes. Let's start off with that range. This bike has been designed for[...]

Kodak’s app and chatbot will scour your photos for forgotten gems

Friday  12:07,   22 september 2017

If you're like me, you have thousands of photos on your phone, most of which you will have long forgotten. Both the updated "Kodak Moments" app from the company and its Moments Assistant Facebook bot use algorithms and AI to figure out[...]

A Work Of Art: Samsung's New Frame TV

Friday  12:07,   22 september 2017

Samsung has successfully merged art and technology with the release of The Frame TV. The product is just what its name suggests- a television that looks like a framed piece of artwork. Here’s how it works. With the help of technology, The Frame TV[...]

Apple's iPhone 8 launch in Sydney sees bleak turnout

Friday  10:01,   22 september 2017

Apple's iPhone 8 launch in Sydney, one of the first cities to access the product in Australia, saw a bleak turnout as fans held out for the soon-to-be-released premium iPhone X. Hundreds of people usually gather at Apple's Sydney city store with [...]

Petrified poop: 75-million-year-old dino dung drops bombshell

Friday  07:41,   22 september 2017

Chunks of raw meat? Boring. A plateful of ferns? Ho-hum. Newfound fossil poop shows some dinosaurs preferred exotic fare: crab-like crustaceans and rotten wood. The reptiles in question were thought to be strict vegetarians. But their[...]