News: Tech & Science

Sony releases mysterious teaser for its next phone

Tuesday  20:05,   20 february 2018
The Verge

Sony is apparently going to introduce something at Mobile World Congress next week, going by the fact that its Xperia account tweeted a teaser video for the annual phone event this morning. You can see the tweet[...]

Google Pay is the new Android Pay

Tuesday  20:05,   20 february 2018

Google recently admitted that Android Pay and Google Wallet probably didn't need to exist as two different services. For that, you still have to use Google Wallet, which is now called Google Pay Send to keep it on-brand, if a bit[...]

The Google app has a screenshot editing feature in beta

Tuesday  15:12,   20 february 2018
The Verge

The Google app is now rolling out a built-in screenshot editor with beta version 7.21, starting last Friday, which will give users better sharing and editing tools, as spotted by 9to5Google. The editor can be toggled on by heading into the[...]

Nokia 8 Pro Reportedly Features 5 Back Cameras

Tuesday  10:30,   20 february 2018
International Business Times

The device is said to have a rotating penta-lens setup that will make it stand out against flagship rivals.NokiaPowerUser reported over the weekend that it has learned from sources about a new HMD phone that has a retail name of “Nokia 8 Pro.” The[...]

Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy found? DNA test could tell

Tuesday  10:17,   20 february 2018
Associated Press

Researchers are working to use DNA to identify whether a human bone recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck belongs to the infamous pirate Samuel "Black Sam" Bellamy.Researchers are working to use DNA to identify whether a human bone recovered [...]

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Tuesday  06:07,   20 february 2018
The Verge

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk more simply by using scans of the retina. Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease[...]

Chrome 64 now trims messy links when you share them

Tuesday  06:06,   20 february 2018
The Verge

Google’s latest consumer version of Chrome, version number 64, just started cleaning up messy referral links for you. Now, when you go to share an item, you’ll no longer see a long tracking string after a link, just the primary link itself, as[...]

Another volcano just erupted in the “Ring of Fire”

Tuesday  05:26,   20 february 2018

Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions have been rattling countries around the Pacific Rim this year. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions have been rattling countries around the Pacific Rim this[...]

Aussie rocket brothers ink NASA deal as local space agency wait continues

Tuesday  03:40,   20 february 2018

Gold Coast's Gilmour Space Technologies has big plans for its nano satellites, but they're unlikely to be launched from Australia.Gold Coast based Gilmour Space Technologies — backed to the tune of $5 million by Australian venture capital[...]

Man who threw out $100 million worth of Bitcoin wants help searching local dump

Tuesday  02:01,   20 february 2018

An IT worker in Wales has joined the list of would-be millionaires who threw it all away. With last year’s Bitcoin bull run taking the value of the cryptocurrency into the thousands, a growing number of people are realising they may have tossed away [...]

Spiders are powerless to the vibrations of 4WDs

Monday  22:10,   19 february 2018
ABC News

<p>The rumble gets louder and louder, starting to make the hairs on the spider's back stand up, pressure building in its ears like a concrete saw bearing down. It can't take it anymore.</p>The spider mother emerges from her bark into[...]

Samsung wants to build drones that you control with your eyes

Monday  19:22,   19 february 2018

These days, it feels like screens are everywhere. Samsung might be about to take that to a higher level. A division of the Korean tech…A division of the Korean tech giant was awarded a patent Feb. 13 (flagged this week by The Verge and surfaced by[...]

6 key factors to remember when buying a TV

Monday  19:22,   19 february 2018

The good news for anyone shopping for a TV set is there's a whole host of choice out there – the bad news is you might be overwhelmed with all the options you've got to pick from.&nbsp;Start with these questions and you'll be able to[...]

Facebook is still testing the patience of its users, but rewarding patient investors

Monday  11:21,   19 february 2018

Facebook is still requiring a lot of patience from some users even as it's rewarded big investors who've held onto its stock.Within the last week, it was still flooding users' phones with annoying texts, in some cases in reply to a request[...]

The first person to live for 500 years has already been born

Monday  11:02,   19 february 2018

Age-defying technology and creating free energy are some of the new predictions.That was just one of the futuristic predictions heard at the Digital Nations conference in Auckland on[...]