The Future
Softbank invests in parking startup ParkJockey pushing valuation to $1 billion  TechCrunch · 11 hours
Softbank continues to invest in the future of transportation — this time in ParkJockey, a startup that has built a technology platform aimed monetizing parking lots.... more
Instagram launches walkie-talkie voice messaging  TechCrunch · 14 hours
You’d think Facebook would be faster at copying itself. Five years after Facebook Messenger took a cue from WhatsApp and Voxer to launch voice messaging, and four months after TechCrunch reported Instagram was testing its own walkie talkie... more
Microsoft may use AI for its Xbox gaming xCloud dream  Windows Central · 15 hours
Xbox and Windows gaming is going to become the Netflix of interactive entertainment. Microsoft is looking at streaming as the future of Xbox and Windows gaming with xCloud.... more
A glimmer of hope for the world's coral reefs  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
The future of the world's coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of global heating continues to escalate. However, according to a new study, the response of the Great Barrier... more
A glimmer of hope for the world's coral reefs  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
The future of the world's coral reefs is uncertain, as the impact of global heating continues to escalate. However, according to a study published today in Nature Climate Change, the... more
OnePlus 6T In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Becomes Faster With Use, Claims OnePlus  Gadgets 360 · 22 hours
OnePlus claims that the latest OnePlus 6T “uses sophisticated algorithms to improve over time as they learn more about the way you unlock your phone.” more
State of Apple Watch in 2018  9to5Mac · 2 days
As I have done over the past few weeks, I am finishing up 2018 by looking at Apple’s various product lines to see how... more
'Ashen' publisher confirms Xbox Play Anywhere support is coming (update)  Windows Central · 3 days
The PC game store wars are heating up, with Epic Games firing off major salvos at last night's Game Awards. Xbox Play Anywhere seems to be among the... more
'Ashen' publisher confirms Xbox Play Anywhere support is coming (Updated)  Windows Central · 3 days
The PC game store wars are heating up, with Epic Games firing off major salvos at last night's Game Awards. Xbox Play Anywhere seems to be among the... more
How to check your Apple Pencil model number  9to5Mac · 3 days
Now that there’s multiple hardware revisions of Apple Pencil, you may need to know the model number in the future,... more
190: Google Hangouts, Google Allo death, and RCS ‘Chat’ | 9to5Google Daily  9to5Google · 3 days
Today we’ve got a catchup episode after the chaos of our reports on both Hangouts and Allo being shuttered, which Google confirmed. Also, a... more
US interstate highways need overhaul, says new report  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The future of the US Interstate Highway System is threatened by a persistent and growing backlog of structural and operational deficiencies and by various looming challenges, such as the progress of automated... more
Being yelled at: Our brain on alert in a flash  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
What happens within the brain when it perceives a threatening signal, such as an aggressive voice? Researchers have studied brain activity during the processing of various emotional voices.... more
Fast storage material in neutron light  nanowerk · 4 days
Novel phase change memory materials can work a thousand times faster than current flash memory chips, while being significantly more durable. more
Nigeria's depleting fish stocks may pose a threat to regional security  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Sometime in the next year or two, Nigeria will become the seventh country to reach a population of 200m or more. It is still growing considerably... more
4K and HDR TVs have never been cheaper  Windows Central · 4 days
4K is the way of the future. Despite its slow consumer-level growth over the last five or so years, we're starting to see more and more 4K HDR content, and therefore, more... more
Researchers devise 3-D printer that can make energetic materials safer, more environmentally friendly  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Purdue University researchers have devised a method of 3-D printing that can produce energetic materials with fine geometric features faster and with... more
Best stands for your WMR headset  Windows Central · 4 days
As much as we would all like to be in virtual reality all the time, that's not exactly possible. So, when we're in the mundane world, we need a place to put our headset to keep... more
Greenland ice loss quickening  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Using a 25-year record of ESA satellite data, recent research shows that the pace at which Greenland is losing ice is getting faster. more
O2 services to be 'fully restored by early hours of Friday'  BBC · 4 days
The mobile phone company says its 3G service is already back and faster 4G data will be restored soon. more
Firefox is getting a native ARM64 version for Snapdragon PCs  Windows Central · 5 days
The future of Always Connected PCs is starting to take shape. Qualcomm today broke cover on the Snapdragon 8cx, a powerful new chip purpose-built for Windows 10 PCs.... more
Google Assistant launching personalized audio news feed w/ shorter stories & updates  9to5Google · 5 days
As smart speakers proliferate and enter people’s homes, voice as a platform continues to develop and mature. Google is now exploring the “future of... more
Sails make a comeback as shipping tries to go green  CBC · 5 days
As the shipping industry faces pressure to cut climate-altering greenhouse gases, tech companies are pitching futuristic... more
US interstate highways need overhaul, says new report  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The future of the U.S. Interstate Highway System is threatened by a persistent and growing backlog of structural and operational deficiencies and by various looming challenges, such as the progress of automated... more
Microsoft Edge goes Chromium (and macOS)  TechCrunch · 5 days
The rumors were true: Microsoft Edge is moving to the open-source Chromium platform, the same platform that powers Google’s Chrome browser. And once that is done, Microsoft is bringing Edge to macOS, too. In addition, Microsoft... more
Young aphids piggyback on adult aphids to get to safety faster  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Young aphids may ride on the backs of adult aphids to get back to the safety of a host plant quicker, according to a new study. more
Greenland ice loss quickening  ESA · 5 days
Using a 25-year record of ESA satellite data, recent research shows that the pace at which Greenland is losing ice is getting faster. more
Prey gets hide-and-seek multiplayer mode next week  Windows Central · 5 days
Prey is about to get even better. The Prey reboot wasn't the resounding commercial success Bethesda hoped for, but that didn't rule out new content from the franchise in the future. A few months... more
2019 BMW M2 Competition: Even more performance and driving pleasure video - Roadshow  CNET · 5 days
With more power, more grip, quicker acceleration and faster lap times, the M2 Competition proves to be an even better BMW M... more
Young aphids piggyback on adult aphids to get to safety faster  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Young aphids may ride on the backs of adult aphids to get back to the safety of a host plant quicker, according to an article published... more
Pixel gets memory updates, Waymo's self-driving service is go video - CNET  CNET · 5 days
The Pixel's multitasking problems may be all over. Meanwhile, Uber and Lyft get competition thanks to Waymo's new ride-hailing service. All that, the city... more
Still a year away from launch, Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi keeps adding talent  TechCrunch · 5 days
Video won’t start rolling on Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg’s new bite-sized streaming service with the billion dollar... more
Foldable phones of the future could use this super thin bendable glass - CNET  CNET · 5 days
The makers of Gorilla Glass gave us an exclusive look the ultra-thin bendable glass that could help protect the next... more
This foldable Gorilla Glass could shape the phones of the future - CNET  CNET · 6 days
An exclusive look at Corning's ultra-thin bendable glass that could help protect the next wave of foldable phones. more
This foldable Gorilla Glass glass could shape the foldable phones of the future - CNET  CNET · 6 days
An exclusive look at Corning's ultra-thin bendable glass that could help protect the next wave of foldable phones. more
Announcing Better Worlds: a science fiction project about hope  THE VERGE · 6 days
Contemporary science fiction often feels fixated on a sort of pessimism that peers into the world of tomorrow... more
Mechanism for turning skin cells into blood stem cells uncovered  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers have succeeded in converting human skin cells into blood stem cells in an international collaboration project. "This is a first step on the way to generating fully... more
Reflecting antiferromagnetic arrangements  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A team led by Rutgers University and including scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has demonstrated an X-ray imaging technique that could enable the development of smaller, faster, and more robust electronics. more
Pindrop raises $90M to bring its voice-fraud prevention to IoT devices, and Europe  TechCrunch · 6 days
When it comes to how humans communicate with each other or with machines, voice is a major interface, with growth in the... more
LinkDesk’s Devices app for HomeKit lets you control smart accessories using ARKit  9to5Mac · 6 days
It’s no secret that Apple is incredibly bullish on the future of augmented reality, having introduced ARKit 2.0 as part of iOS 12. Now... more
Verizon is launching RCS Chat on the Pixel 3 on December 6th  THE VERGE · 6 days
Verizon has confirmed to The Verge that it will be launching RCS Chat on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL on December 6th. Only... more
Are these robots the future of warfare?  BBC · 7 days
The Ministry of Defence is carrying out its biggest ever exercise using autonomous vehicles in battle scenarios. more
11 ways to make your Wi-Fi faster - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Avoid buffering, slowdowns or drop-offs with your home Internet with these easy fixes. more
Faster 3-D imaging could aid diagnosis of cardiovascular, gastrointestinal disease  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers have developed a faster way to acquire 3-D endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) images. With further development, the new approach could be useful for early detection and... more
Not in the DNA: Epigenetics discovered in single-celled archaea  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have reported the first experimental evidence of epigenetics in the single-celled organisms known as archaea. The simplicity of archaea -- combined with the fact that their cells resemble eukaryotes'... more
Prime members ordered 2 billion products for one-day or faster delivery this year  TechCrunch · 1 week
In Amazon’s year-end wrap-up released on Monday, the retailer offered details about its best-selling products of 2018, as well as a few... more
Why a curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists studying gribble -- a curious wood-eating crustacean -- have discovered how they are able to digest wood despite being the only... more
10 new science fiction and fantasy books to check out this December  THE VERGE · 1 week
My background is in military history, and one of the things that I’ve been trying to do more of in recent months is to... more
A new light on significantly faster computer memory devices  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A team of scientists now has an explanation of how a particular phase-change memory (PCM) material can work one thousand times faster than current flash computer memory, while being significantly... more
The future of fighting cancer: Zapping tumors in less than a second  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New accelerator-based technology aims to reduce the side effects of cancer radiation therapy by shrinking its duration from minutes to under a second. Built... more
A new light on significantly faster computer memory devices  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of scientists from Arizona State University's School of Molecular Sciences and Germany have published in Science Advances online today an explanation of how a particular phase-change memory (PCM)... more
Chronic kidney disease rates are increasing faster than other noninfectious diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Advances in treating cancer, heart disease and other major health conditions in recent decades have extended life spans for millions of people. more
ESA's 25 years of telecom: Today's challenges and opportunities  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As ESA's umbrella programme for telecom, ARTES, celebrates its 25th year, we will be examining why it was set up, how it and the European satcom environment have evolved, the... more
Researcher discusses tackling global climate change at the regional scale  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Global climate change is a serious concern for the future of our entire planet. However, the regional impacts of climate change are often overlooked. Catherine Nikiel, a Ph.D.... more
On the cusp of valleytronics  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Emerging valleytronics technology using 2D materials promises smaller devices that chew up less energy and transmit data faster and more securely. more
Quirky glacial behavior explained  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In August 2012, the Jakobshavn Glacier was flowing and breaking off into the sea at record speeds, three times faster than in previous years. As the glacier flowed faster, it became thinner and more unstable and in a twist, a... more
Quirky glacial behavior explained  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In August 2012, in the frigid wilderness of West Greenland, the Jakobshavn Glacier was flowing and breaking off into the sea at record speeds, three times faster than in previous years. An underwater calving event had caused the massive glacier... more
New dye is a step towards personalized neuromedical prophylaxis of the future  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Signs of neurodegenerative diseases, visible years before the emergence of clinical manifestations, can be detected during the examination of medical samples by means of... more
Climate change is more extensive and worse than once thought  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Scientists say climate change is faster, more extensive and worse than they thought a quarter century ago more
Grimes’ latest song insists that simulation is the future  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Look, I don’t care how many famous people who make more money than me insist that our lives... more
Surface Studio 2 is ridiculously pricey — and even more droolworthy  Windows Central · 2 weeks
The Surface Studio 2 finally lives up to its promise with a powerful new GPU and faster storage. Let's get one thing straight about the new... more
Anchor wants a future where everyone reads Squarespace ads  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
In the future, everyone will get Blue Apron ad copy. Meantime, Anchor’s helping users monetize their shows with Sponsorships, a new program designed to match podcasters with advertisers. The feature is... more
Could 'Iron Man' style suit be the answer to the world's biggest nuclear challenge?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If wearable technologies are the future, a radioactive-busting robotic suit could represent yet one more dramatic step into the beyond. more
Climate change affects flood risks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
UPM researchers have identified the changes that are expected to occur in maximum precipitations in the Iberian Peninsula and Balearics due to climate change. A statistical analysis of simulations of a possible future climate has resulted in a... more
TEDxCERN: events worth experiencing this week  CERN · 2 weeks
TEDxCERN: events worth experiencing this week Antonella Del Rosso cagrigor Mon, 11/19/2018 - 09:34 TEDxCERN 2018 is a whole series of events and initiatives... more
Asana, a work management platform, nabs $50M growth round at a $1.5B valuation  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Asana, a service that teams and individuals use to plan and track the progress of work projects, is doubling down on its... more
Magnetic materials for motors of the future  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
According to a statistic from the University of Chicago, 50 percent of U.S. power goes through a motor. Vehicles like cars and planes rely on motors to transform power, as do household appliances like... more
Researchers develop process to measure nanorods quickly and accurately  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Process engineers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have developed a method to determine the size and shape of nanoparticles in dispersions considerably faster than ever before. Based on gold nanorods, they... more
“Placental organoids” could be the future of pregnancy and conception research say researchers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers have successfully managed to develop “mini placentas” or placenta organoids in the laboratories that could transform research of pregnancy, conception, stillbirth,... more
The secret to better berries? Wild bees  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New research shows wild bees are essential for producing larger and better blueberry yields - with plumper, faster-ripening berries. The study is the first to show that wild bees improve not only blueberry quantities,... more
Abner’s 9to5Google Gift Guide: Best futuristic tech gifts  9to5Google · 2 weeks
The theme for my annual guide is futuristic tech gifts and how to live a life filled with pleasurable, little... more
How to stop climate catastrophe | What the Future video - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
We run down technological advancements and policy proposals aimed at mitigating catastrophic climate change. Plus, an ion-thruster engine straight out of a sci-fi movie.... more
The future of fighting cancer: Zapping tumors in less than a second  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New accelerator-based technology being developed by the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University aims to reduce the side effects of... more
The secret to better berries? Wild bees  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Want bigger, faster-growing blueberries? New research shows wild bees are an essential secret ingredient in larger and better blueberry yields—producing plumper, faster-ripening berries. more
Medical News Today: Hair loss: Clues found in the palm of your hand  MNT · 2 weeks
A new study finds out why the soles of our feet do not grow hair. The mechanisms involved may help design the... more
New Porsche 911 is wider and safer and sultrier, too - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
It's time for a new generation of 911, the 992. The 2020 Carrera S has a refined look and revised tech to create a... more
A bright side to those dire climate change reports?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A dire new climate report compiled by 13 U.S. federal agencies begins with an unequivocal pronouncement: "Earth's climate is now changing faster than at any point in modern history, primarily... more
Over one third of Indonesia's coral reefs in bad state, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
More than a third of Indonesia's coral reefs are in bad condition, scientists said Tuesday, raising concerns about the future of the archipelago's vast... more
Food webs essential for nature conservation efforts in the future  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Lake ecosystems make annual environmental changes more predictable. Nature conservation should not focus on individual species but on whole food webs, because the protection of their functioning is... more
2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S gets wider, faster and safer - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
It's time for a new generation of 911, the 992. The 2020 Carrera S has a refined look and revised tech to create a... more
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iPhone XS Max beats Mate 20 Pro in speed test after Huawei was ‘confident’ it would outpace Apple’s flagship
9to5Mac
Researchers devise 3-D printer that can make energetic materials safer, more environmentally friendly
PHYS.ORG
Google Assistant launching personalized audio news feed w/ shorter stories & updates
9to5Google
Sails make a comeback as shipping tries to go green
CBC
LinkDesk’s Devices app for HomeKit lets you control smart accessories using ARKit
9to5Mac
Could 'Iron Man' style suit be the answer to the world's biggest nuclear challenge?
PHYS.ORG
Grimes’ latest song insists that simulation is the future
THE VERGE
The future of fighting cancer: Zapping tumors in less than a second
PHYS.ORG
AT&T predicted the Apple Watch in 1993; here’s what it predicts for the next 25 years
9to5Mac
TEDxCERN: A remarkable elephant in the room
CERN
Google is being vague with disclosure in early real-world Duplex calls
THE VERGE
Is the future of dog health in a DNA test?
PHYS.ORG
The power of the wobble: Finding exoplanets in the shifting of starlight
PHYS.ORG
More than H2O: Technology simultaneously measures 71 elements in water, other liquids
PHYS.ORG
Making classic games more approachable should be the norm
THE VERGE
Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
ESA
Toilets of the future must be designed with people in mind, not technology
PHYS.ORG
Commercial EO innovation challenges snail-pace government timescales
SPACE NEWS
How humans are transforming the hurricanes of the future
THE VERGE
Harnessing artificial intelligence for sustainability goals
ESA
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