Google News - Sci/Tech

Syndicate content Sci/Tech - Google News
Google News
Updated: 3 years 47 weeks ago

Tony Fadell Defends His Record and Methods - Bloomberg

Sat, 2016-06-04 09:18

Bloomberg

Tony Fadell Defends His Record and Methods
Bloomberg
Tony Fadell brought the iPod to life at Apple Inc., ushered in the iPhone, started Nest Labs in 2010 to modernize home gadgets and sold to Google for $3.2 billion in 2014. Then he spent the last two years shaping Google's vision of the connected future ...
Tony Fadell exits Nest, Marwan Fawaz to step in as CEOTechCrunch
CEO Tony Fadell announces he's leaving NestCNET
Who is Marwan Fawaz and can he get Nest back on track?Recode
PC Magazine -Computerworld -BBC News -Tech Times
all 171 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

Microsoft Outlook has an Android Wear watch face - Engadget

Sat, 2016-06-04 04:17

Engadget

Microsoft Outlook has an Android Wear watch face
Engadget
Keeping up with your Outlook schedule and emails is even easier now that they're right up front. Richard Lawler , @Rjcc. 3h ago in Wearables. Comments. Shares. Share (341). Tweet (102). Share (30). Save. Microsoft Outlook made its debut on current ...
Microsoft made a powerful Outlook watch face for Android WearThe Verge
Microsoft Adds Android Wear Watch Face To The Outlook AppAndroid Headlines
Microsoft introduces Outlook watch face for Android WearZDNet
9 to 5 Google -WinBeta -Droid Life (press release) (blog) -Thurrott.com (blog)
all 16 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

Dear millennials: Instagram doesn't owe you anything - Mashable

Sat, 2016-06-04 03:05

Mashable

Dear millennials: Instagram doesn't owe you anything
Mashable
It's time to stop freaking out about your Instagram feed. Yes, Instagram has started rolling out its new algorithmic-based feed, which may make posts appear "out of order." Yes, it's a big change and yes, people are freaking out about it. But they ...
Instagram's new algorithm that puts the best posts first goes liveTechCrunch
Official: Get Ready to Hate Your Instagram FeedDroid Life (press release) (blog)
Instagram's plan to show you the best photos first is now rolling out globallyThe Verge
TIME -Ubergizmo -Quartz -WebProNews
all 43 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

GTA-Style MMO APB Reloaded Quietly Launches on Xbox One, Has a $200 DLC Option - GameSpot

Fri, 2016-06-03 21:31

GameSpot

GTA-Style MMO APB Reloaded Quietly Launches on Xbox One, Has a $200 DLC Option
GameSpot
The GTA-inspired APB: Reloaded has quietly launched on Xbox One today, marking the long-running free-to-play MMO's console debut. All Points Bulletin was first released on PC in 2010 as a subscription-based MMO. It was developed by Grand Theft Auto ...
APB Reloaded sneaks onto Xbox OnePolygon
Play a free, futuristic 'Cops and Robbers' on your Xbox OneEngadget
APB Reloaded just won't die, is back on Xbox One with massive microtransactionsDestructoid
BioGamer Girl Magazine -Gamasutra -WorthPlaying.com -Hardcore Gamer
all 20 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

Can We Make A Computer Make Art? - Popular Science

Fri, 2016-06-03 17:22

Popular Science

Can We Make A Computer Make Art?
Popular Science
In the summer of 2015, researchers at Google realized they could make their artificial intelligence algorithms dream. They set the programs to not just classify images, but enhance what they saw. The machines showed their interpretation of art.
Google's art machine just wrote its first songThe Verge
Google 'Project Magenta' Drops First (Machine-Learned) SongPC Magazine
Google AI produces a melody that rivals the Casio keyboard concerts of our youthTechCrunch
Digital Trends -CNET -InformationWeek -Tech Times
all 70 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

Gorgeous 'Twilight Zone' Photo of Pluto May Show Cloud for 1st Time - Space.com

Fri, 2016-06-03 14:37

Space.com

Gorgeous 'Twilight Zone' Photo of Pluto May Show Cloud for 1st Time
Space.com
This backlit Pluto photo was captured on July 14, 2015 by NASA's New Horizons probe, shortly after its closest approach to the dwarf planet. Mountains, ice plains and a possible cloud are visible in the sunlit portion of the photo (top inset), while ...
Convection on Pluto could explain strange cellular structures appearing on dwarf planet's Sputnik PlanumPerfScience
Pluto's icy heart is 'beating' like a 'cosmic lava lamp'Toronto Star
Latest NASA images showcase first cloud spotted on PlutoRedOrbit
Mashable -Christian Science Monitor -Engadget -Gizmodo
all 77 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

HTC Vive's Front Defense VR shooter at Computex 2016 - CNET

Fri, 2016-06-03 06:51

News18

HTC Vive's Front Defense VR shooter at Computex 2016
CNET
If you're making a virtual reality shooter game, how do you solve the problem of movement? After all, most FPS titles are literally 'run and gun' gameplay so how do you build a VR shooter when people are tethered both by cables and the reach of the ...
How risk-averse, big-budget publishers could doom VR gamingArs Technica
Enter Van Gogh's Paintings in The Night CafeHardcore Gamer
The best VR gamesGizmag
News18 -BT.com -ARC
all 61 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

The Sims 4 discards gender rules for all clothing, customizations - Ars Technica

Fri, 2016-06-03 05:14

Ars Technica

The Sims 4 discards gender rules for all clothing, customizations
Ars Technica
Maxis says fans can finally dress Sims like Prince, Ellen Degeneres if they want to. by Sam Machkovech - Jun 2, 2016 8:00pm PDT. Share · Tweet · Email · Google · Reddit · 31. Heels on male Sims? Short hair and suits on females? Maxis says you can ...
Cookies on the BBC websiteBBC News
A huge Sims 4 update removes gender restrictions from character customizationThe Verge

all 64 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

Astronomers probe below Jupiter's cloud tops - BBC News

Fri, 2016-06-03 04:17

BBC News

Astronomers probe below Jupiter's cloud tops
BBC News
US astronomers have managed to peer deep into the atmosphere of Jupiter using a radio telescope on Earth. The Very Large Array (VLA) traced the presence of ammonia in the gas giant to study the circulation systems below the visible cloud tops.
What's Hiding Below Jupiter's Clouds? New Radio Map Reveals Ammonia SwirlsSpace.com
Jupiter's Mysterious Interior Is Coming Into FocusGizmodo
Jupiter's Clouds Float On Vast Ammonia DepositsTech Times
Phys.Org -Cosmos -The Space Reporter -Astronomy Magazine
all 22 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

June great for viewing Mars, Jupiter - Kankakee Daily Journal

Fri, 2016-06-03 03:41

New York Times

June great for viewing Mars, Jupiter
Kankakee Daily Journal
Three bright planets are on display this month, and two of these are of special interest. That's because June begins with a close-up encounter of the planet Mars and ends with a very different type of approach to the planet Jupiter. Recall that the ...
Watch Saturn Shine on Friday, No Equipment RequiredNew York Times
Forecast: Clear and cool overnightfox8.com
As Mars drifts farther away, it's still quite a sightFlorida Today
Space.com -Vox -KTUL (blog) -Alamogordo Daily News
all 49 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

Samsung's new Gear Fit 2 has GPS and a giant display - The Verge

Thu, 2016-06-02 23:00

The Verge

Samsung's new Gear Fit 2 has GPS and a giant display
The Verge
Activity-tracking wristbands tend to promise a lot and deliver not quite as much, but that hasn't stopped wearable makers from trying. Some of them are starting to squeeze more sensors into the same wristband form factor, hoping that the added ...
Samsung Kicks off the Summer with a Galaxy of PossibilityBusiness Wire (press release)
Hands on: Samsung Gear Fit 2Digital Trends
Samsung's Gear Icon X heart-rate fitness earbuds are completely wireless, coming later this yearCNET
AppleInsider (press release) (blog) -Ars Technica -PC Magazine -TechCrunch
all 122 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

App Store, Apple Music, iTunes and other iCloud services currently unavailable for some users - 9 to 5 Mac

Thu, 2016-06-02 22:41

TechCrunch

App Store, Apple Music, iTunes and other iCloud services currently unavailable for some users
9 to 5 Mac
Update: Apple is reporting that the availability of some services has now been restored but several features of iCloud are still down and undergoing maintenance. As noted by Apple's system status page, a multitude of Apple services are currently ...
Apple internet services suffer wide outage, iCloud, App Stores, Apple TV, iTunes, others down [ux2]AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
Apple's App Stores, Some iCloud Services Experiencing Temporary OutageMac Rumors
App Store Is Down, Apple Confirms [Updated]Forbes
PC Magazine -TechCrunch -Cult of Mac -Reuters
all 47 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

Surprise! The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than Scientists Thought - Space.com

Thu, 2016-06-02 21:50

Space.com

Surprise! The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than Scientists Thought
Space.com
Hubble Space Telescope view of the galaxy UGC 9391, which contains Cepheid variable stars and supernovas that scientists studied to calculate a newly precise value for Hubble's constant. Credit: NASA, ESA, and L. Frattare (STScI). The universe is ...
The Universe Is Expanding Way Faster Than We Thought, Researchers SayForbes
Holy Hell the Universe Is Expanding Faster Than We ThoughtGizmodo
Hubble clocks faster cosmic expansionBBC News
Astronomy Magazine -AOL News -CBS News -UC Berkeley
all 121 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

A New Origin Story for Dogs - The Atlantic

Thu, 2016-06-02 20:00

The Atlantic

A New Origin Story for Dogs
The Atlantic
Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​the Daily​, our weekday-afternoon email digest of ideas, arguments, and other coverage. Tens of thousands of years ago, before the internet, before the Industrial Revolution, before literature and mathematics, bronze ...
Looks Like We Were Wrong About the Origin of DogsGizmodo
Where Did Dogs Come From? There May Be Two Answers.New York Times
Dogs were a species so nice, we domesticated them twiceThe Verge
Yahoo News -Ars Technica -Washington Post -Science Magazine
all 67 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

Xiaomi Buys 1500 Patents From Microsoft - eWeek

Thu, 2016-06-02 05:30

eWeek

Xiaomi Buys 1500 Patents From Microsoft
eWeek
Xiaomi will also preinstall Microsoft Office and Skype on its smartphones and tablets running Android under a new partnership deal, the companies announced. Six-year-old Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi is buying 1,500 technology patents from ...
A hot new smartphone brand might finally be coming to AmericaBGR
Microsoft Sells Patents To Xiaomi; Companies Commit To Long-Term PartnershipDesign & Trend
Why Xiaomi bought Microsoft patents, big magnet vs. big hydraulic pressDigital Trends
Redmondmag.com -Ars Technica -Computerworld -CNET
all 182 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

'Skylanders Imaginators' Lets Players Create Their Own Heroes [Video] - Tech Times

Thu, 2016-06-02 04:49

Tech Times

'Skylanders Imaginators' Lets Players Create Their Own Heroes [Video]
Tech Times
Activision is joining the Toys-to-Life party with its new "Skylanders Imaginators," which allows players to create their own heroes. Two starter packs and a lot of options are in the mix, and the official reveal gameplay trailer definitely looks ...
Activision Remains Committed to Skylanders and Toys-to-Life GenrePlayStation LifeStyle
'Skylanders Imaginators' lets you create your own heroesEngadget
Skylanders Imaginators Lets Players Bring Custom Characters To LifeKotaku
Polygon -TIME
all 86 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

Facebook Messenger To Roll Out New Emojis That Include Female Characters And Different Skin Colors - Tech Times

Thu, 2016-06-02 04:40

Tech Times

Facebook Messenger To Roll Out New Emojis That Include Female Characters And Different Skin Colors
Tech Times
Facebook will begin to roll out its new diverse emojis worldwide that include female characters in various roles and careers, different skin tones and red hair. ( Facebook ). Advertisement. Facebook Messenger is about to be a whole lot more diverse. We ...
Facebook Will Finally Roll Out Some Diverse Emojis for MessengerGizmodo
Facebook Messenger adds more diverse emojisUSA TODAY
Facebook Just Made Some Major Changes to Their Messenger EmojisE! Online
The Verge -CNET -VentureBeat -TechCrunch
all 49 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

Phone Comparisons: OnePlus X vs HTC 10 - Android Headlines

Thu, 2016-06-02 02:31

Android Headlines

Phone Comparisons: OnePlus X vs HTC 10
Android Headlines
Do we have a good one for you today – the entry-level OnePlus X takes on a real flagship in the HTC 10. OnePlus can pack a lot of specs into their smartphones – indeed, some things are left out at the price they charge, but you can get a lot of ...
OnePlus' next phone will launch June 14th, no invite neededThe Verge
Nab a OnePlus 3 Without an InvitePC Magazine
OnePlus is ditching its invite system once and for allEngadget
WIRED -Phandroid.com -VentureBeat -SlashGear
all 144 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

Facebook's new DeepText AI categorizes everything you write - TechCrunch

Wed, 2016-06-01 22:37

TechCrunch

Facebook's new DeepText AI categorizes everything you write
TechCrunch
If Facebook knows what your status update is about, it can show it to people who care about that topic. If it understands the difference between “I just got out of the taxi” and “I need a ride” messages, it can ask if you want an Uber. If it detects ...
Facebook says its new AI can understand text with 'near-human accuracy'Mashable
Facebook Is Teaching Chatbots to Talk With Help From FacebookWIRED
Facebook will start scanning 10000 posts a second to make comments less terribleBusiness Insider
Marketing Land -Quartz -Fortune -The Verge
all 32 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech

Famous peppered moth's dark secret revealed - BBC News

Wed, 2016-06-01 19:20

BBC News

Famous peppered moth's dark secret revealed
BBC News
Scientists have discovered the specific mutation that famously turned moths black during the industrial revolution. In an iconic evolutionary case study, a black form of the peppered moth rapidly took over in industrial parts of the UK during the 1800s ...
Two of the most famous examples of evolution have the same, simple explanationWashington Post
Genetic switch that turned moths black also colors butterfliesPhys.Org
Evolution painted onto butterfly wingsEurekAlert (press release)
Science Magazine -Smithsonian -Pulse Headlines -eNCA
all 14 news articles »
Categories: News, Sci/Tech