News: Tech & Science

Apple says new apps must support the iPhone X Super Retina display

Friday  06:56,   16 february 2018
The Verge

<p>Today, Apple informed developers that all new apps that are submitted to the App Store must support the iPhone X’s Super Retina display, starting this April, reports 9to5Mac.&nbsp;</p>Apple’s decision to include the notch has been a[...]

No One Really Knows When Wild Rabbits Became Fluffy Domesticated Bunnies

Friday  06:20,   16 february 2018
Gizmodo Australia

Rabbits are a treasured source of companionship, entertainment, and food. But a new analysis suggests that whether you turn to folk tales or DNA, there's no easy way to tell when rabbits actually became part of our domesticated stable.[...]

Mars on Earth: Simulation tests in remote desert of Oman

Friday  06:05,   16 february 2018
Associated Press

<p>Two scientists in spacesuits, stark white against the auburn terrain of desolate plains and dunes, test a geo-radar built to map Mars by dragging the flat box across the rocky sand.</p>When the geo-radar stops working, the two walk back to[...]

The CSIRO has invented a simple filter which makes even Sydney Harbour water drinkable

Friday  04:53,   16 february 2018
Business Insider Australia

Australian scientists have created a simple and fast way to filter water to make it drinkable.&nbsp;Australian scientists have created a simple and fast way to filter water to make it[...]

Thanks to multiple leaks, we now know everything about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9

Friday  04:53,   16 february 2018

Thanks to a series of unfortunate corporate leaks, there will be very few (if any) surprises when Samsung finally unveils their new flagship product at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on February 25.&nbsp;The first big secret exploded[...]

VW looks at Apple for electric-car design guidance

Thursday  18:53,   15 february 2018

Volkswagen is looking at Apple products for guidance on how to style its new generation of electric cars, its top designer said, as the automaker aims to turn profits on battery-powered vehicles when they launch in 2020. The U.S. tech giant has[...]

Kepler Helps Find 95 New Exoplanets

Thursday  18:16,   15 february 2018
International Business Times

About 3,600 exoplanets are known to exist outside our solar system now, most of them thanks to Kepler. Some planets have also been discovered recently outside our home galaxy, the Milky Way. About 3,600 exoplanets are known to exist outside our[...]

Cracking discovery: Japan scientist uses egg white for clean energy

Thursday  17:51,   15 february 2018

A Japanese scientist said Thursday his team has cracked open a method to improve the production of carbon-free energy -- by using proteins taken from egg white.&nbsp;Yusuke Yamada, a professor at Osaka City University, said his team has managed[...]

UK blames Russia for cyber attack, says won't tolerate disruption

Thursday  17:51,   15 february 2018

Britain blamed Russia on Thursday for a cyber-attack last year, publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus which disrupted companies across Europe including UK-based Reckitt Benckiser (RB.L). Russia denied the accusation, saying it [...]

Andromeda Vs Milky Way (It's The Melbourne Vs Sydney Of Space)

Thursday  15:40,   15 february 2018
Gizmodo Australia

Australian Scientists studying at the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research just found out something pretty cool. Turns out the Andromeda galaxy, which is our Milky Way's closest neighbour, is around the same size. See we used to think[...]

Intel expands bug bounty to catch more Spectre-like security flaws

Thursday  14:55,   15 february 2018

It might not always spot exploits, but it can ask for help.The higher bounty stems in part from the complexity of demonstrating exploits. Unlike most purely software-driven attacks, the speculative execution tricks behind Meltdown and Spectre[...]

Facebook’s controversial Messenger Kids app arrives on Android

Thursday  11:54,   15 february 2018

Facebook's Messenger app for kids launched in December, though only for iOS, and last month, Facebook made it available for Amazon Fire tablets. Now, TechCrunch reports, and Facebook confirmed to us, that Messenger Kids will be available for[...]

The new ZenBook 13 includes discrete graphics in an ultraportable package

Thursday  11:53,   15 february 2018
The Verge

We’re still waiting on Intel and AMD’s new partnership to help mainstream thin and light laptops with discrete graphics, but in the meantime Nvidia’s GeForce MX150 is the best blend of power and performance when portability is a priority. Asus now[...]

Samsung filing hints that smart glasses might still be coming

Thursday  07:50,   15 february 2018
The Verge

For years, there have been rumors that Samsung might be making smart glasses.&nbsp;The first hint of Samsung developing some sort of Google Glass-style wearable was back in 2013, with a design patent for a pair of “sports glasses.” Then, in[...]

Elon Musk Explains Why SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Core Booster Crashed

Thursday  04:57,   15 february 2018

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter Monday (Feb. 12) to share some new details on last week's Falcon Heavy test flight, including why the massive rocket's core booster crashed. SpaceX is also building a new drone ship for rocket landings at[...]