News: Tech & Science

Apple's pushing into gyms with GymKit: What you need to know

Tuesday  17:08,   12 december 2017
CNET

The Apple Watch can now tap-to-pair with new connected fitness machines. Here's how it works.Apple just made connecting to treadmills and ellipticals as easy as tapping your Apple Watch on a piece of gym[...]

New Galaxy S9 Leaks Reveal Samsung's Hidden Secret

Tuesday  14:37,   12 december 2017
Forbes

Samsung is testing out a second variant of the Galaxy S9 flagship in China according to the latest leaks. The South Korean company is testing two S9 and two S9 plus variants - with single SIM and dual SIM versions of the two flagship handsets being[...]

China video game craze drives booming e-sports market

Tuesday  14:36,   12 december 2017
Reuters

<p>In an industrial park on the edge of Shanghai, a dozen Chinese teenagers are taking a break from battling digital armies to focus on their yoga.</p>They are members of EDG, one of China's top electronic sports teams, who spend six days a[...]

Here’s how to find and share your 9 best Instagram pics of 2017

Tuesday  13:06,   12 december 2017
MSN

Wondering which of your Instagram posts scored the most likes this year ? There’s an app for that, and it generates a handy grid of your nine top posts, which you can happily publish on your profile for all your followers to enjoy.Simply visit[...]

Apple in 2018: Five questions we need to ask

Tuesday  11:51,   12 december 2017
CNET

The company had a big year in 2017. Could next year be even bigger?In 2017, with the iPhone X, Apple revamped its popular smartphone for the first time in years, removing the home button and integrating an OLED screen that stretches across the[...]

Imgur's Snacks is a Story-like collection of curated GIFs

Tuesday  11:51,   12 december 2017
Engadget

Imgur began as a way for Redditors to share images quickly and easily, but has grown into a pretty robust site and accompanying mobile app. Last week, the company announced two new features that should help you find more time-wasting goodness: a[...]

Apple now lets you preorder apps in the App Store

Tuesday  11:51,   12 december 2017
The Verge

Apple has launched a simple but useful new feature for the App Store: the ability to preorderapps and have them automatically download upon their release.&nbsp;A developer will now be able to put their app in the App Store up to 90 days in[...]

New standard sets baseline for HDR on PC displays

Tuesday  06:50,   12 december 2017
Engadget

As video enthusiasts will tell you, just saying a display is capable of high dynamic range doesn't say much -- you need to know how well it handles HDR. And that's crucial for PC monitors, where the accuracy and intensity of the picture can[...]

Facebook is trying to make the Poke happen again

Tuesday  06:50,   12 december 2017
TechCrunch

Facebook's "Poke" feature has never really gone away, but now the social network is giving it a more prominent placement.A number of people recently noticed the return of the Poke on Facebook's mobile[...]

Cyber Heist Linked to Russians Targets Banks From Moscow to Utah

Tuesday  06:50,   12 december 2017
Bloomberg

A previously unknown ring of Russian-language hackers has stolen as much as $10 million from U.S. and Russian banks in the last 18 months, according to a Moscow-based cyber-security firm.The MoneyTaker group broke into 20 systems, which includes 15[...]

Apple confirms it has acquired Shazam

Tuesday  06:50,   12 december 2017
The Verge

Apple has acquired Shazam, the company announced today. The deal was first reported by TechCrunch last week and is worth $400 million, according to Recode. Shazam lets users identify songs, movies, TV shows, and commercials from short audio[...]

ASIS taps into virtual reality market for spy recruitment drive

Tuesday  06:50,   12 december 2017
ABC News

Who knows? If you prove yourself in the challenges, you may be recommended for a spot with the agency.The Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) has launched an online test to find people who are cut out for the work done by the overseas[...]

Former Facebook executive says social media is destroying society

Tuesday  04:23,   12 december 2017
Techly

After President Donald Trump’s shock victory in the U.S. election last year, people came to the <g class="gr_ gr_26 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling multiReplace" data-gr-id="26"[...]

Trump orders NASA to return to Moon

Tuesday  02:37,   12 december 2017
Sky News

The US President has ordered NASA to plan a new manned mission to the Moon, 45 years since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972.The US President has ordered NASA to plan a new manned mission to the Moon, 45 years after the last one - Apollo[...]

Los Angeles subway work uncovers array of Ice Age fossils

Tuesday  02:36,   12 december 2017
Associated Press

As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by. When her phone buzzes, she quickly dons a neon vest, hard hat and goggles before climbing deep down into a massive[...]