News: Tech & Science

Throat sensor helps you recover from a stroke

Monday  10:00,   19 february 2018
Engadget

It can track speech and swallowing cues that reflect your progress.The sensor is not only more accurate than a mic, but considerably more comfortable and durable. A set of "novel materials" help it bend and stretch so that it's not irritating your[...]

Throat sensor helps you recover from a stroke

Monday  10:00,   19 february 2018
Engadget

It can track speech and swallowing cues that reflect your progress.The sensor is not only more accurate than a mic, but considerably more comfortable and durable. A set of "novel materials" help it bend and stretch so that it's not irritating your[...]

Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert

Monday  04:40,   19 february 2018
Reuters

A team of six Israeli researchers on Sunday ended a four-day Mars habitat experiment in Israel's Negev desert where they simulated living conditions on the Red Planet, Israel's Science and Technology Ministry said. The experiment was held[...]

Planhacker: The Best Mobile Broadband Plans In Australia

Monday  02:41,   19 february 2018
Lifehacker Australia

More people are now turning to a mobile data connection for everyday internet.Mobile Broadband was once something used by road warriors and students; people who spent long stretches of their day away from a reliable WiFi network. And it still is,[...]

What Happened To Google Image Search And Why You Can No Longer View Images Directly

Sunday  23:02,   18 february 2018
Gizmodo Australia

Recently, Google made a few changes to the way Image Search works, the biggest tweak being the removal of the "View Image" button they would take you straight to the image's URL. Danny Sullivan, Google's public search liaison, [...]

A 6-year-old tells NASA to make Pluto a planet again: ‘You need to fix this problem for me’

Sunday  23:01,   18 february 2018
The Washington Post

A NASA scientist wrote back: “I trust that if you continue to do well in school we will see you at NASA one of these days.” Cara, who hopes to discover a planet and name it Planet Unicorn, often peppers her teachers with questions about why black[...]

Myanmar farmers going against the grain with apps

Sunday  13:51,   18 february 2018
AFP

A free app on farmer San San Hla's smartphone is her new weapon in the war against the dreaded stem borer moth that blighted her rice paddy in southern Myanmar for the last two years. As she watches her workers haul in this year's harvest, the[...]

Electronic skin can display a heartbeat on your hand

Sunday  13:51,   18 february 2018
Engadget

You'd know someone's health just by looking at them.There have been stretchable displays before, but they typically fall apart quickly after exposure to air and the usual stretching and twisting of your skin. The sensor itself lasts for[...]

LG's next flagship phone may tout an extra-bright, low-power screen

Sunday  11:07,   18 february 2018
Engadget

Just because LG is shying away from typical smartphone release cycles doesn't mean it will have nothing big to show in 2018. Well-known leaker Evan Blass has heard that LG is planning to unveil a new flagship phone, nicknamed Judy. The [...]

What can AI learn from non-Western philosophies?

Sunday  11:07,   18 february 2018
PRI

As autonomous and intelligent systems become more and more ubiquitous and sophisticated, developers and users face an important question: How do we ensure that these technologies make ethically right decisions?It's a complicated question. And[...]

Facebook plans to use U.S. mail to verify IDs of election ad buyers

Sunday  11:06,   18 february 2018
Reuters

The postcard verification is Facebook's latest effort to respond to criticism that it failed to detect and responded slowly to Russia's use of its platforms to spread divisive political content during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.[...]

The Original Gmail Was Garfield Mail

Sunday  04:50,   18 february 2018
Gizmodo Australia

Back when a brand-new company called Google was getting its first trickle of angel investment from the likes of Jeff Bezos and others, early netizens could already use a service called G-mail in 1998. Mainly, it was used by fans of a certain obese,[...]

Australia's Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme Starts Next Week

Sunday  03:15,   18 february 2018
Lifehacker Australia

In case you missed it, next Friday marks the day Australia's new Notifiable Data Breaches scheme comes into effect. This is our quick "cheat sheet" of what you must know.In case you missed it, next Friday marks the day Australia's new[...]

Australian Scientists Explore Why Booze Makes You Mean

Sunday  00:41,   18 february 2018
Gizmodo Australia

Dramatic mood shifts while drinking alcohol are normal, but for some of us, booze takes us down a path toward nasty, belligerent and downright aggressive behaviour. .Dramatic mood shifts while drinking alcohol are normal, but for some of us, booze[...]

Twitter discontinues its Mac desktop app after years of spotty support

Saturday  14:01,   17 february 2018
The Verge

Twitter’s erratic support for its dedicated desktop Mac application is coming to an end, with the company announcing today that it’s pulled the application from the web and from Apple’s App Store. Support for Twitter for Mac will end in 30 days, the [...]