News: Tech & Science

Google just gave Gmail a huge makeover -- here's how to get the most out of it

Wednesday  10:40,   25 april 2018
CNBC

Google didn't just refresh the design of its Gmail desktop app. It added many capabilities, including a sidebar with Google Calendar and a confidential mode.On Wednesday Gmail is rolling out the biggest set of changes to the service since 2011.[...]

Facebook removes accounts advertising stolen identities

Wednesday  10:01,   25 april 2018
Reuters

Facebook Inc  has removed a number of accounts and pages that advertised and sold social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and alleged credit card numbers of dozens of people, following a report by news website Motherboard. "Posts [...]

Meizu's new phones don't have notches

Wednesday  10:01,   25 april 2018
The Verge

Chinese company Meizu has unveiled its new range of smartphones, the 15 series, and it seems to be taking a stand against current trends in phone design. You won’t find notches or even tall screens here — just large, intact rectangles. It’s[...]

Instagram Stories now allows multiple photo and video uploads at once

Wednesday  09:46,   25 april 2018
Engadget

Instagram will now let users upload multiple pictures and videos to their Stories at once. When uploading media, you'll now see an icon at the top right corner of your screen and tapping it will allow you to select up to ten photos or[...]

Music streaming revenues surge and investors like the beat

Wednesday  09:31,   25 april 2018
Reuters

Figures released in IFPI’s Global Music Report 2018 show total recording music revenues for 2017 rose to $17.3 billion, up 8.1 percent from the previous year. Improving finances have led to a tentative re-evaluation of the music industry by stock[...]

Samsung patent suggests video chatting with AR Emoji

Wednesday  09:00,   25 april 2018
The Verge

When Samsung rolled out its creepy AR Emoji, many assumed it was just the company’s answer to Apple’s Animoji. Back in 2013, Samsung foresaw that there would continue to be bandwidth issues with live video in the near future, and applied[...]

This Could Be Darkest Planet Ever Discovered

Wednesday  08:05,   25 april 2018
Newsweek

It absorbs some 99 percent of light hitting its surface.Scientists from Keele University in Newcastle, UK, explored the gas giant's incredible light-absorbing prowess in a research paper uploaded to the academic preprint server,[...]

WhatsApp says users must be 16 or older to access the app in Europe

Wednesday  07:56,   25 april 2018
The Verge

WhatsApp is banning anyone under 16 years old from using its app in Europe. It’s raising the age limit by three years just as the European data privacy rules start kicking in on May 25th, as spotted by Reuters.When users in Europe log onto the app[...]

Spotify brings on-demand listening to its free mobile app

Wednesday  07:56,   25 april 2018
Engadget

It's based around personal playlists.That music should consume less of your precious bandwidth, too. Spotify now has a low data mode that cuts usage by as much as 75 percent, which could make all the difference if you're on a slower connection[...]

WhatsApp says users must be 16 or older to access the app in Europe

Wednesday  07:26,   25 april 2018
The Verge

WhatsApp is banning anyone under 16 years old from using its app in Europe. It’s raising the age limit by three years just as the European data privacy rules start kicking in on May 25th, as spotted by Reuters.When users in Europe log onto the app[...]

Facebook removes accounts advertising stolen identities

Wednesday  07:26,   25 april 2018
Reuters

Facebook Inc  has removed a number of accounts and pages that advertised and sold social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers, and alleged credit card numbers of dozens of people, following a report by news website Motherboard. "Posts [...]

YouTube Remix could mean the end of Google Play Music

Wednesday  07:26,   25 april 2018
CNET

Tech giant's 7-year-old music streaming service could go quiet as soon as this year, Droidlife reports. Google Play Music's swan song may be near.If Google finally launches YouTube Remix, a rumored music subscription service, it will retire[...]

Intense Gravity Of Super-Earths Could Trap Aliens On Their Home Planet

Wednesday  03:50,   25 april 2018
Gizmodo Australia

Rocky worlds larger than Earth are commonplace in the galaxy, and a few of them may even be habitable. Which poses an interesting question: How difficult would it be for aliens living on these super-Earths to launch rockets into space, given the[...]

What Do I Do When I Receive Someone Else's Email?

Wednesday  03:41,   25 april 2018
Lifehacker Australia

If you have a popular name combination, or just get a lot of email at work, you're bound to get an email that wasn't intended for you. You could ignore it, sure, but there are better ways to handle it. To get some solid tips on how to handle [...]

One of the scariest effects of climate change might already be happening -- and it'd mean our projections are way off

Wednesday  02:32,   25 april 2018
Business Insider Australia

Warm waters are pooling underneath Antarctic glaciers in a way that's causing glaciers to melt more rapidly and preventing the formation of cool water beneath Antarctica, according to a new study.The worst-case climate scenario for coastal[...]