American Technology News for 23 Nov 2019
During the big reveal of Tesla's electric pickup truck, the vehicle's windows failed an onstage smash test. Here's what might have gone wrong.
From the bizarre looks to the epic window fail, this was the wildest car unveiliing ever.
Over the last twelve hours or so, people trying to play Destiny 1 and Destiny 2 have had trouble connecting to the game, but at last Bungie support says it has found a resolution. However, fixing the... issue in Destiny's "core services" required restar...
Samsung's newest user interface is currently available in beta on Galaxy S10 and Note 10 phones.
In case we needed another reminder of Facebook's mass surveillance capabilities, we now know the company once built an app entirely for real-time facial recognition. The social media giant... experimented with a camera app that could identify people using Facebook's facial-recognition tech, according to a new report from Business Insider. The app was reportedly tested internally with Facebook employees between 2015 and 2016, and was "an example of future innovations" at the company. According to BI, the app was fairly rudimentary, with a "basic camera interface" that could identify individuals and show their Facebook name and profile photo. You know, sort of like a dystopian version of Snapchat.
Today we’re taking a peek at some Pokemon GO cheats – if you want to call them that – in the form of live Pokemon GO Maps. These GPS-based maps work with Google Maps or OpenStreetMap, and can... (pretty much) be opened on any sort of smartphone. This new list is ready to roll as of late November, 2019 – …
Back in 2015, a Harvard study warned that a particular flavoring frequently used in electronic cigarette liquids was linked to a disease called ‘popcorn lung,’ which gets its name from the lung... condition developed by many people who had worked in popcorn factories. Fast-forward to 2019 and health officials have revealed that the first case of popcorn lung has been …
One of the clearest signs of global warming, unless you live next to a glacier, are rising oceans. Now a joint mission involving the US and European countries is launching a pair of satellites to... monitor the rising sea levels. The two satellites will monitor the oceans until 2030. There’s more to rising oceans than …
Red Bull Illume has announced the winning photos of its prestigious 2019 action sports photography competition. French photographer Ben Thouard was named the Overall Winner with his underwater surfing... photo (shown above) shot in Teahupo'o, Tahiti. “I’ve dedicated the last few years to shooting underwater, looking for new angles and a new way to shoot […]
A hacking bounty, right to repair, and more of the week's top security news.
The sleek silver lines of "official truck of Mars" from Tesla, led by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, look like they're straight out of science fiction.
Porsche's CEO makes some fascinating revelations about his customers and their phones. Among which appears to be a big threat to Apple.
Honey's value may be in its mobile app, which solved a problem retailers have struggled with for years--and could give PayPal an edge.
Prosecutors say forced disclosure permitted by "foregone conclusion." Justices disagree.
Iran's APT33 may be exploring cyberattacks on critical infrastructure.
We know that the climate can start changing irreversibly if it warms past certain thresholds, and these tipping points may strike unexpectedly soon
Bidders for German 5G rollout contracts must guarantee the network will be free of foreign state influence, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats agreed on Saturday, stopping short of... singling out China's Huawei.
It isn't always possible to carbon date old bones, leading researchers to argue about when ancient people lived - using ancient DNA as a dating tool could help
Four popular open-source VNC remote desktop applications have been found vulnerable to a total of 37 security vulnerabilities, many of which went unnoticed for the last 20 years and most severe could... allow remote attackers to compromise a targeted system. VNC (virtual network computing) is an open source graphical desktop sharing protocol based on RFB (Remote FrameBuffer) that allows users to
This week Chris and Jordan compare four popular mid-range APS-C mirrorless cameras: the Canon M6 II, Nikon Z50, Sony a6400 and the Fujifilm X-T30. Which one is right for you? Subscribe to our YouTube... channel to get new episodes of DPReview TV every week. Introduction Design and handling Image quality Video Autofocus Lenses Conclusion
Bring a galaxy far far away much closer to home with the Samsung Galaxy Note10+ Star Wars Edition Smartphone. Released along with the upcoming film, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, this phone... highlights the Dark Side. Designed using all black and red, this Star Wars smartphone shows who you align with. Altogether, this Star Wars phone bundle includes a Samsung Galaxy Note10+, Galaxy Buds, an S Pen, a metal badge, and a case. This way, your entire electronic setup..
Always have an eye on your home with the Hive View Outdoor Security Camera. Even when you aren’t there, this home security camera notifies you of anything unusual going on. It’ll send a message... right to your connected device to tell you immediately if there’s suspicious activity. Because it has a 130-degree wide-angle lens, this camera sees pretty much everything. Furthermore, its 1080p HD night vision ensures it works just as well in the dark. Plus, with two-way talk abilities,..
(Case Western Reserve University) Currently, only about 20% of all cancer patients will actually benefit from costly immunotherapy. New research can now determine which ones are in that category,... simply by analyzing previously unseen changes in patterns in CT scans taken when the lung cancer is first diagnosed compared to scans taken after the first 2-3 cycles of immunotherapy treatment.
AT&T announced today that its 5G network will launch in the first half of December. You can use it if you've got a compatible Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G, one of two unlimited plans, and are fortunate... enough to live in one of the five cities where it will be available at launch -- or ten cities that will get 5G by early next year. Now, AT&T has also shared its initial 5G coverage maps, and we've included them all in this post. AT&T claims it has two kinds of 5G already, but this third one is the real deal, sort of. You might have seen a 5GE icon on your phone -- that's actually just LTE. You may have also heard about mmWave 5G, which is what AT&T calls 5G+. mmWave 5G offers lightning-fast speeds, but extremely limited coverage (see: Verizon's...
Walmart’s Jet.com is ditching fresh grocery deliveries in New York, the company has confirmed, bringing an end to the test that started around one year ago. Jet.com isn’t going anywhere as a... service, but will instead shift its focus to general merchandise and dry goods, according to a new report, leaving fresh grocery deliveries to other companies. Walmart’s own grocery …