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Spotify buys online recording studio Soundtrap

Friday  19:53,   17 november 2017
Reuters

Music streaming company Spotify has bought online music and audio recording studio Soundtrap, it said on Friday, declining to give financial details of the deal. Stockholm-based Soundtrap allows its subscribers to have an online music studio and[...]

Conspiracy Corner: What's really going on in Antarctica?

Friday  17:33,   17 november 2017
MSN

Most of the icy desert is off limits - but why?From secret pyramids to hidden Nazis, and speculation about military operations, the inhospitable continent is a favourite topic of discussion for many people across the[...]

Canon finally made a retro mirrorless camera... flash drive

Friday  15:38,   17 november 2017
The Verge

Canon may be the leader in DSLRs, but it’s dearly behind Sony and Fuji when it comes to small, portable, and exciting mirrorless cameras. For years, all we’ve wanted is for Canon to mine its heritage for a cool, retro design and offer a compact[...]

Google Maps' new look adapts to how you travel

Friday  15:38,   17 november 2017
Engadget

Google Maps may be a cornerstone of navigation for many people, but its visual presentation can occasionally leave something to be desired. Why would you care about gas stations when you're taking the subway? To that end, Google is giving Maps a[...]

Warnings of paedophilia on apps marketed at children

Friday  13:06,   17 november 2017
MSN

There is nothing to stop adults joining the apps.Apps marketed towards young children are prompting warnings of[...]

FCC paves way for 4K over-the-air TV broadcasting

Friday  09:50,   17 november 2017
Engadget

4K films and TV shows have been relegated to streaming services and on-demand media, but the FCC just paved the way for television broadcasters to show programming in the ultra high resolution. Communication and tech companies have spent[...]

SpaceX's mysterious Zuma mission won't launch tonight

Friday  09:50,   17 november 2017
Engadget

We still don't know what Northrop Grumman commissioned SpaceX to launch for the US government, but whatever it is won't get there[...]

Hands-on: The OnePlus 5T closes the flagship gap with tiny bezels and better photos

Friday  09:07,   17 november 2017
MSN

When the OnePlus 5 arrived earlier this year, it was the closest the company had ever come to its original ‘flagship killer’ mantra. Cue the OnePlus[...]

Bill Gates just bought a huge chunk of land — he wants to build his own 'smart city'

Friday  08:20,   17 november 2017
MSN

Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates put down $80 million for a massive swath of land in Arizona to build his own city.Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates put down $80 million for a massive swath[...]

Tesla to unveil electric big-rig truck in midst of Model 3 factory 'hell'

Friday  06:21,   17 november 2017
Reuters

<p>Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) on Thursday will unveil a prototype electric big-rig truck, which may be able to drive itself, throwing the company into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan which is central to the company's [...]

Google updates Assistant with new features and languages

Friday  05:21,   17 november 2017
The Verge

Google has announced a bunch of new updates coming to Assistant today that should make it possible for developers to make more functional applications that better integrate with your Google Assistant devices.&nbsp;One of the biggest additions is [...]

Apple Releases iOS 11.1.2 Update: What Features Are Included?

Friday  05:21,   17 november 2017
Forbes

Apple has released iOS 11.1.2. Here is a breakdown of what is included in the iOS 11.1.2 update.Today Apple released iOS 11.1.2 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple did not release any iOS 11.1.2 betas to developers or the public before it was [...]

Baby mammoth makes a move Down Under

Friday  05:21,   17 november 2017
MSN

The world's best preserved mammoth, a 42,000-year-old baby mammoth named Lyuba, is going on display for the first time Down Under at the Australian Museum.Regarded as the most complete and best-preserved mammoth ever unearthed anywhere in the[...]

Scientists Have Sent Messages to Advanced Alien Civilizations—And Are Hoping for a Reply in 25 Years

Friday  02:51,   17 november 2017
Newsweek

Douglas Vakoch of METI announced messages were sent to the GJ273 system over three days in October.The decision to actively send messages to aliens is controversial. There are two main avenues of thinking—the first, known as SETI (Search for[...]

Instagram Stories adds no-frills photo-only posting from mobile web

Thursday  19:09,   16 november 2017
TechCrunch

Instagram really wants the developing world on Stories.They won't be able to use Instagram's augmented reality masks or doodling, but starting today mobile web users can post to Instagram Stories. Previously, mobile web users could only view [...]