News: Tech & Science

Tinder founders sue parent IAC, saying it undervalued company

Tuesday  20:25,   14 august 2018
reuters

<p>A group of founders, executives and early employees of popular dating app Tinder on Tuesday sued IAC/InterActiveCorp (IAC.O), claiming the parent company deliberately undervalued Tinder to avoid paying them billions of dollars.</p>The[...]
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New Apple patent hints that Siri could offer multiuser support

Tuesday  20:25,   14 august 2018
theverge

The focus is on making Siri more accurateThe goal of the patent is to allow a device to identify different users, whether that be through a username and password, recognizing specific commands, or biometric voice print. Then the device would be able [...]

Google's redesigned Voice app is better at juggling your calls

Tuesday  20:25,   14 august 2018
engadget

Google recently addedVoice to its enterprise G Suite, and the revamped app has now arrived for iOS users. As suggested by the redesigned icon (which strongly resembles the Hangouts Dialer icon), its main job is to give users calling features via[...]

Supermassive Black Hole Discovered in a Tiny Galaxy

Tuesday  16:26,   14 august 2018
newsweek

The galaxy belongs to a recently discovered, rare and unusual class of stellar systems known as ultracompact dwarfs.Load[...]

Huawei Mate 20 COMING October 2018

Tuesday  16:26,   14 august 2018
knowyourmobile

Huawei's Mate 20 is coming in October with the new Kirin 980 processorThe Huawei Mate series has consistently been somewhat more impressive than the Huawei P series, despite sharing a lot of the same features, the Mate has regularly knocked it[...]

There's An Optus Email Scam Happening Right Now

Tuesday  13:31,   14 august 2018
gizmodo.com.au

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a warning regarding an Optus email scam that is currently circulating in Aussie inboxes. Here's what you need to know.The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)[...]

Musk says he's working with Goldman Sachs and Silver Lake on taking Tesla private

Tuesday  09:05,   14 august 2018
cnbc

In a tweet, Elon Musk says he is working with Silver Lake and Goldman Sachs as financial advisors, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen &amp; Katz and Munger, Tolles &amp; Olson as legal advisors on potentially taking Tesla private. Musk says his[...]

Android 9 Pie seems to be messing with the Pixel XL’s ability to fast charge

Tuesday  08:56,   14 august 2018
theverge

Google has so far been quiet about a fix.Users are reporting that Android Pie has seemingly stopped their phone from fast charging when plugged into many chargers. Even Google’s own charger isn’t working as it should in some cases. Other Pixel XL[...]

Nintendo cracks down on retro downloads

Tuesday  08:05,   14 august 2018
bbc

Three sites offering retro games have gone offline following legal action.All three offered a wide variety of old games in an unauthorised[...]

The fastest-sinking city in the world

Tuesday  07:50,   14 august 2018
bbc

With frequent floods, sinking markets and engulfed homes, by 2050 parts of Jakarta will be underwater.It sits on swampy land, the Java Sea lapping against it, and 13 rivers running through it. So it shouldn't be a surprise that flooding is frequent[...]

This tool lets you bequeath your Google account to a trusted person when you die — here's how to set it up

Tuesday  07:18,   14 august 2018
businessinsider.com.au

If you've ever worried about what would befall your Gmail, photos, documents, YouTube videos, and other digital data in the event of a terrible accident or your own death, you're not alone.It's a little dark to think about, but the good news [...]

‘Child of Krakatoa’ volcano flings lava bombs hundreds of feet during mesmerizing eruption

Tuesday  06:56,   14 august 2018
washingtonpost

Don't let the scale fool you -- these lava bombs are the size of cars.The Anak Krakatau volcano in Indonesia is shooting boulders out of its crater-like fireworks. The “lava bombs” (yep, that’s a real thing) hurled into the sky on Saturday were[...]

Authorities are monitoring people who use free wifi at Sydney’s most famous beaches

Tuesday  06:31,   14 august 2018
stockhead.com.au

<p>Data tracker <g class="gr_ gr_12 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="12" id="12">Skyfii</g> has renewed a contract to provide free wifi at some[...]

New tech surveillance laws more a 'side gate' than 'back door' into Australian phones

Tuesday  06:12,   14 august 2018
msn

New laws will be unveiled today aimed at helping the nation's spy agencies and police monitor and prevent criminal activity through phones and the internet. The Federal Government reckons the current legislation is seriously out of date — it was [...]

Sony’s charging nearly $7,900 for a music player with a gold-plated volume knob

Tuesday  04:51,   14 august 2018
theverge

If you really want to treat yourself (and your ears), this is the player for you.For that money, the DMP-Z1 digital music player supports all hi-res music formats, includes an “audiophile-grade” headphone amp and even a gold-plated volume dial “to[...]