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Study: Laser technique may open door to more efficient clean fuels

Study: Laser technique may open door to more efficient clean fuels

Tech October 30, 2018

Study: European Commission launches online tool to measure how well Europe and Asia are connected

Study: European Commission launches online tool to measure how well Europe and Asia are connected

Tech October 19, 2018

3D-Printed Guns Have 'Fingerprints': 'PrinTracker' May Help Forensic Investigators

Just as each fingerprint of a human is unique, a new study, led by University of Buffalo, said that it's now possible to trace a 3D-printed object to the machine that made it. The 'PrinTracker,' the study said, can be very helpful to law enforcement agencies and intelligence officers in tracing the origin of 3D printed guns and counterfeit goods.

Tech October 19, 2018

Apple Now Lets US Users Download Their Data, Refreshes Privacy Page

Apple has rolled out a new feature for U.S. customers that allows them to download all or selected data. The company, through its refreshed page on privacy, has also shared with its customers more information on how it uses the data collected.

Tech October 18, 2018

YouTube Back Online After Outage Makes Internet Freak Out

YouTube services went dark late Tuesday night for at least an hour stirring a buzz on the web. This has prompted the Philadelphia Police Department to send out some very hilarious tweets.

Tech October 18, 2018

YouTube Down: YouTube Fans Greeted By 500 Error Messages, Issue Rattles Online Community

YouTube video service suffered an outage late Tuesday night, rattling the online community, who were greeted by '500 Internal Server Error' messages.

Tech October 16, 2018

Eating With Your Eyes: Virtual Reality Can Alter Taste

Humans not only relish the sweet, savory and saltiness of foods, but they are also influenced by the environment in which they eat. Cornell University food scientists used virtual reality to show how people's perception of real food can be altered by their surroundings.

Tech October 16, 2018

When It Comes To Smartphone Lifespan, Brand Name Matters More Than Hardware

Many critics have denounced smartphone manufacturers in recent years for producing devices that quickly become obsolete, creating a "planned obsolescence" that is costly for consumers and the global environment. Yet while many consumers clamor for increased "repairability" - and thus longer lifespans - for these devices, a new Yale-led study finds that there is a more important factor in determining how long smartphones remain in use: Brand cache.

Tech October 16, 2018

Renewable Energy Is Common Ground For Democrats And Republicans

As the battle lines are drawn for next month's hotly contested midterm elections, some Americans may be comforted to know there is at least one area of common ground for Democrats and Republicans. And, that's renewable energy.

Tech October 16, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A9: The World's First Smartphone With 4 Rear Cameras

The Samsung Galaxy A9 is the world's first smartphone with four cameras at the back. Otherwise, it is a typical mid-range Android smartphone, though it may be serving as a test before the feature is brought to the Galaxy S10.

Tech October 12, 2018

Elon Musk Refutes Report James Murdoch May Replace Him As Chairman

Tesla and SEC have urged a Manhattan court judge to approve a settlement reached by the parties. This comes after Elon Musk refuted a report that James Murdoch is in line to replace him.

Tech October 16, 2018

Apple Original Content Will Be Free For iOS And tvOS Device Owners

Apple, which is investing $1 billion into original programming, is planning to give away the content for free. The Apple streaming service, apparently, was not planning to challenge Netflix and Amazon Prime.

Tech October 11, 2018

Google Pixel 3 Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: The Battle Of The Flagship Android Smartphones

Google has officially unveiled the massively leaked Pixel 3, alongside the Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Slate, and Home Hub. How does the device compare to other flagship Android smartphones, particularly the Samsung Galaxy S9?

Tech October 10, 2018

Google Kept Google+ Data Breach Secret To Avoid Comparisons With Facebook, Cambridge Analytica Scandal

Google is now shutting down Google+, but not because of the lack of users and activity. A data breach compromised the data of 500,000 users on the social network, but Google decided to keep the security incident a secret.

Tech October 9, 2018

Facebook Portal Unveiled: Is This Really The Right Time To Launch A Surveillance Device?

Facebook unveiled the Portal, an AI-powered, Alexa-enabled smart speaker with touchscreen that focuses on video calling. However, the social network may have announced the Amazon Echo Show challenger at a bad time.

Tech October 9, 2018

Google Pixel Slate Leaked: Here's What We Know So Far About The Chrome OS Tablet

The Pixel Slate, Google's first Chrome OS tablet, was leaked ahead of the upcoming Made by Google event. The device will be unveiled alongside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones.

Tech October 8, 2018

Only Apple Service Centers Are Allowed To Repair 2018 MacBook Pro, iMac Pro Models

Apple is now forcing all 2018 MacBook Pro and iMac Pro owners to go to authorize service centers for all repairs. A new software lock will block self and third-party repairs on the computers.

Tech October 5, 2018

Samsung 85-Inch 8K TV Now Open For Preorders: Here's The Whopping Price Tag

Samsung's 85-inch 8K TV is now available for preorder, but it comes with a massive price tag. Is buying the TV worth it at such a price, or should interested consumers wait a while before jumping into the 8K bandwagon?

Tech October 4, 2018

Wi-Fi Alliance Makes Things Simple With Wi-Fi 6, Formerly Known As 802.11ax

The Wi-Fi Alliance decided to simplify the name of Wi-Fi versions, starting with renaming 802.11ax as Wi-Fi 6. This will make it much easier for consumers and the industry to remember the names of the technology.

Tech October 4, 2018

LG V40 ThinQ Buying Guide: Where To Buy The 5-Camera Smartphone

LG has officially announced the V40 ThinQ, a smartphone that boasts five cameras and powerful specs. Here's where to buy it and how much it'll cost you.

Tech October 4, 2018

Students Can Now Use Their iPhone And Apple Watch As Campus ID

Students from Duke University, the University of Alabama, and the University of Oklahoma may now use their iPhone and Apple Watch as their contactless campus ID. When will the feature be available to all schools in the United States?

Tech October 3, 2018

New Matte Black Surface Pro 6 Revealed With Redesigned Interior, Quad-Core Chips

The new Surface Pro 6 has been unveiled, and it's coming in with quad-core chips and a new matte black color option. Its new redesigned interior can even support up to 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD.

Tech October 2, 2018

Google Search Secrets: Here's How To Play The Hidden Text Adventure Game

Google Search has a hidden text adventure game that lets players take on the role of the capital G in the Google logo. The game is a bit more complicated to access and play compared to previous Google easter eggs.

Tech October 2, 2018

iPhone XS Not Charging? Apple Stays Silent, But Here's A Possible Solution

Some iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max owners are reporting charging issues for their smartphones, which need to be awake when being plugged in. Here is a possible workaround for the problem, amid Apple's silence over the matter.

Tech October 2, 2018

HP Spectre Folio Unlike Any Other Laptop: Here's What Makes It Different

HP decided to focus on aesthetics to make its new laptop stand out. It may have accomplished the feat with the HP Spectre Folio, which features a unique design without sacrificing specifications.

Tech October 2, 2018

iOS 12 Screen Time Feature To Limit iPhone Usage Is No Match For Kids: Apple, Help!

Apple rolled out Screen Time alongside iOS 12, aiming to show users how much time they spend on their iPhones and help them reduce it. Screen Time's limiting features, however, have proven to be no match to determined children.

Tech September 28, 2018

Facebook Unveils Oculus Quest, A Premium Standalone VR Headset For Only $399

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the $399 Oculus Quest at the Oculus Connect conference. The new Oculus VR headset combines the portability of the Oculus Go and some of the power of the Oculus Rift.

Tech September 27, 2018

You Can Now Make Spotify Playlists Using Your DNA: Here's How

Spotify teamed up with genealogy company Ancestry to provide users with playlists based on their DNA. The new feature is not free, but it shows that Spotify is trying its hardest to fight back against rival Apple Music.

Tech September 26, 2018

Firefox Monitor Will Let You Know If You Need To Change Passwords

Mozilla launched Firefox Monitor, a free service that was created in partnership with Have I Been Pwned. The tool will allow users to check if their email address and personal information may have been compromised by a data breach.

Tech September 26, 2018

Apple Accused Of Stealing Qualcomm Secrets To Help Improve Intel Chips

Qualcomm claimed that Apple stole confidential information from the chipmaker, then forwarded them to rival Intel. This helped improve Intel chips, paving the way for Apple to switch suppliers and causing Qualcomm to lose billions of dollars in sales.

Tech September 26, 2018

Apple Finalizes $400 Million Acquisition Of Shazam, Which Will Soon Become Ad-Free

Apple's acquisition of song identification app Shazam for $400 million has finally been finalized. It remains unclear how Apple will integrate Shazam into its core products, but the speculation is that it will somehow be linked to Apple Music.

Tech September 25, 2018

Roku Premiere With $40 Price Tag Wants To Make 4K Content More Affordable

The new Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere+ will only be sold at $39.99 and $49.99, respectively. The new Roku sticks will look to make 4K content more affordable, just as Roku announced that Google Assistant integration is on its way.

Tech September 25, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Freezes, Shuts Down, Then Bursts Into Flames

A Redditor reported that his Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge suddenly froze and shut down, then burst into flames a few seconds later. Combined with the earlier report on an exploding Galaxy Note 9, has the Galaxy Note 7 issue returned?

Tech September 24, 2018

Apple Streaming Service Takes Conservative Approach: No Sex, Profanity, Violence

Apple is taking a family-friendly approach to its streaming service, which is expected to launch next year. The company does not want 'gratuitous sex, profanity or violence' in its shows, which will affect its competitive edge over rivals such as Netflix.

Tech September 24, 2018

Huawei Trolls Apple By Giving Away Powerbanks To iPhone XS Launch Queue

Huawei trolled Apple by giving away 10,000 mAh power banks to customers who lined up outside an Apple Store. The message was clear: Huawei is pointing out the measly 2,658 mAh battery of the iPhone XS.

Tech September 23, 2018

GoPro Hero 7 Unveiled With 3 Models: Here's What They Offer

The GoPro Hero 7 was unveiled with three models, namely Black, Silver, and White. The GoPro Hero 7 Black, the premium version, comes with a groundbreaking feature named HyperSmooth stabilization.

Tech September 22, 2018

iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR Batteries And RAM Revealed By Chinese Regulator

Filings with a Chinese regulator revealed the battery capacities and RAM of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. How do they compare to the batteries and RAM of their predecessors?

Tech September 21, 2018

New iOS 12 Features That iPhone Owners Should Definitely Try Out

Apple has rolled out iOS 12, which comes with several new features. Here are some of the best ones to try out, including Memojis, Screen Time, and Live Listen for AirPods.

Tech September 19, 2018

Amazon Alexa Will Power 8 New Devices Coming This Year

Amazon will release at least eight new Alexa-powered devices within the year, including a microwave oven, receiver, subwoofer, amplifier, and in-car device. The new hardware will place Amazon in competition with companies such as Sonos and GE.

Tech September 18, 2018

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Catches Fire: Galaxy Note 7 All Over Again?

A woman from Long Island sued Samsung after her Galaxy Note 9 burst into flames while inside her purse. It is too early to say, but hopefully the situation does not devolve into another debacle like the Galaxy Note 7.

Tech September 18, 2018

OnePlus TV In The Works: Here's What We Know About It So Far

The OnePlus TV is in the works, with CEO Pete Lau claiming that it will be a premium device with artificial intelligence features. The name of the OnePlus TV is not yet final, with a contest now open for suggestions.

Tech September 18, 2018

Google China Prototype Allows Government To Track Search Queries Of Citizens

Google's new search engine for China will allow the government to track the search queries of its citizens. Codenamed Project Dragonfly, it will also prevent Chinese people from accessing information deemed sensitive by the ruling Communist Party.

Tech September 17, 2018

Google Employees Resign In Protest Of Project Dragonfly, A Censored Search Engine For China

Seven employees abandoned their jobs at Google in protest of the company's project known as 'Project Dragonfly.' The project was crafted to eradicate content that China's government views as sensitive.

Tech September 16, 2018

Spotify Song Download Limit Increased To 10,000 Tracks, To Fight Back Against Apple Music

Spotify has increased its song download limit from 3,333 tracks on up to three devices to 10,000 tracks on up to five devices. The move addresses one of the biggest complaints that users have against the music streaming service.

Tech September 14, 2018

Kano Computer Kit Touch Now Available For $280: Teach Kids To Code With DIY Touchscreen Computer

A year after it unwrapped an extensive build-it-yourself computer, Kano has managed to step up its game after including a touchscreen on the 'Kano Computer Kit Touch'. The Kano Computer Kit Touch is now made available for $279.99

Tech September 14, 2018

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