Stories about Sci-tech

Dec 09 2017

Instagram is trialling a separate messaging app to replace existing inbox

The Verge reports that Direct is being tested on both iOS and Android in six countries: Chile, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, and Uruguay. A spokesperson for ...

Dec 09 2017

US House Approves Easing of Interstate Rules on Concealed Guns

The passage of the bill is a startling development after recent mass shootings that have rocked the nation and sparked calls for tightening, rather than loosening, gun...

Dec 08 2017

The oldest supermassive black hole ever seen has been discovered by scientists

The quasar's light discovered by the researchers dates back to approximately 690 million years after the Big Bang that formed the universe when the cosmos was only 5%...

Dec 07 2017

Messenger Kids, new Facebook app for children

Messenger Kids comes here with a swing and slew of the controls for their parents. Until this year, even big tech companies had been loath to set up children's sites w...

Dec 07 2017

Amazon Brings Handmade Gifts To Prime Now, Escalating Etsy Rivalry

Fresh from its earlier Prime Now launch in Singapore , Amazon now wants its customers in the island country to hop on its Prime service at S$8.99 a month ($6.70). The ...

Dec 07 2017

Google Starts Blocking YouTube on Fire TV, Echo Show

In 2016, YouTube's viewership on TV screens grew 90% compared to 2015, according to the Google-owned company. Google has upped the stakes in a bitter ongoing feud wit...

Dec 03 2017

2017 supermoon rises this weekend

At its perigee, the moon will be just 222,135 miles from Earth, almost 16,000 miles closer than it normally is throughout the year, according to NASA . Sunday and reach ...

Nov 30 2017

NRF: Retailers Win Thanksgiving Weekend With Strong Consumer Traffic

He believes that contradicts the idea that online-only shoppers are the demise of retailing. "A lot of things can change between now and then". And while a strong Black F...

Nov 30 2017

"OK Waze" Voice Control, HOV Lane Support in Canada and More

Talk to Waze is now available for English-speaking Wazers in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Ireland, and New Zealand, and will continually roll out in more...

Nov 29 2017

How to Fix: macOS High Sierra Flaw Allows Admin Access Without Password

The flaw requires physical access for most people, but could work remotely if the user has Remote Desktop enabled. A spokesperson for Apple was not immediately availa...

Nov 28 2017

Russia's Putin signs 'foreign agents' media law

Ramping up pressure for "foreign agents"? The measure would require RT to label anything it produces, making it clear its reports will be distributed on behalf of the ...

Nov 26 2017

Apple iPhone SE 2 releasing in July, report claims

PREPARE Make sure that you do your research BEFORE Black Friday hits. It also offered Apple gift cards worth up to $150 with the purchase of select Mac computers. If...

Nov 24 2017

Padmavati Cleared By UK Censor But Won't Release. What Twitter Thinks

As the film was suppose to release on December 1, there are over 50 countries where this process (of certification) is on, he said. "If historical facts are distorted...

Nov 18 2017

Study says dog owners live longer, healthier lives

For dog owners who live alone, their risk of a death caused by cardiovascular disease decreases by 36 percent and their overall risk of death decreases by 33 percent. A d...

Nov 18 2017

Apple's HomePod reportedly pulled from holiday release, slated for 2018

The spokesperson told The Verge the device will ship to the US, United Kingdom, and Australia in early 2018. Apple touted the HomePod's superior audio quality when ...

Nov 18 2017

Tesla expands electric-vehicle portfolio with first truck and an updated roadster

Then Tesla announced a new roadster , which Tesla says will go from zero to 60 in 1.9 seconds, has a top speed of 250 miles per hour and has a 620-mile range. The newe...

Nov 15 2017

Animated Mario Brothers Film in the Works at Universal

There is perhaps no category of film adaptation more maligned than the video game movie. With this being an animated feature though this Mario movie should have a muc...

Nov 14 2017

Facial Recognition Fail: Vietnam Security Co. Fools iPhone X Face ID

The firm said it only meant to show a "proof of concept" that Face ID can be skirted and that such techniques would not target regular users but more likely "billionaires...

Nov 14 2017

Apple to launch three iPhone X-inspired models in 2018, report claims

The iPhone 8 is expected to see a 50-60% decline this quarter thanks to consumer preference for the iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X . Demand for the iPhone X remains posi...

Nov 12 2017

Twitter to Suspend Verified-Profile Program After White Nationalist Backlash

Less than a day after Twitter came under fire for bestowing a coveted blue checkmark on white nationalist Jason Kessler , it has made a decision to appease angry users...