Twitter Lite: Company Testing Android App That Uses Less Data - 3時間前  IBTimes Tech

Twitter is testing out a new way to make its service easier to use — and less resource intensive — for its users. The service is testing out a Twitter Lite version of its Android app on a limited basis, according to TechCrunch.
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Sony CEO Wants More Virtual Reality Competition Amid PlayStation VR Success - 8時間前  IBTimes Tech

The PlayStation VR leads the home virtual reality market, but an unlikely source isn’t entirely comfortable about its lead: Sony. In an interview with Reuters, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Andrew House said he thinks the virtual reality market needs to be more competitive.
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New Drug Test 'Paper' Uses Fingerprints To Detect Cocaine In Seconds - 19時間前  IBTimes Tech

Police officers will now be able to tell if a person has used cocaine almost instantaneously with just a piece of paper and a fingerprint. The paper which was developed by a team of researchers from the U.K. and The Netherlands can tell if someone has used the narcotic with 99 percent accuracy. This procedure can be developed for other chemical materials too, and the team says it can be used as a highly accurate and safe method of running drug tests.
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iOS 11 Tips: Helpful Settings And Features For Users To Enable - 1日前  IBTimes Tech

IOS 11’s release this week brings new features to iPhones and iPads, including a "Do Not Disturb" while driving setting, the Files app and other helpful settings that were not mentioned.
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Uber New CEO On London Decision: Company Is Paying For 'Bad Reputation' - 1日前  IBTimes Tech

Uber’s new CEO, former Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, said the company is paying for its “bad reputation,” according to an internal email shared by New York Times reporter Mike Isaac on Twitter. The comments come after Transport for London (TFL) announced Friday it would not renew Uber’s license to operate in the city.
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This Hacker Wants To Create A Bitcoin Economy In Syria - 1日前  IBTimes Tech

British-Iranian hacker Amir Taaki is one of Middle East’s most infamous bitcoin enthusiasts. He created one of the first bitcoin-powered dark net markets while squatting in abandoned London apartments. After the self-taught engineer got listed on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in 2014 for his entrepreneurship in the nascent cryptocurrency industry, Taaki traveled to Iraq to join the fight against the Islamic State.
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How Fintech Plays Into The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - 1日前  IBTimes Tech

Legend has it the ancient philosopher Socrates decreed "all wars are fought for money." That isn’t always the case in the Middle East. But money sure does sit at the crux of wars like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Finance is itself an invisible battlefield in the Holy Land.  
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NASA Asteroid Mission Uses Earth’s Gravity As A Slingshot - 1日前  IBTimes Tech

In its quest to find out how young Earth evolved and life on this planet began, NASA has used Earth’s gravity like a slingshot to propel a spacecraft into an orbit that will help it land on an asteroid and bring a sample back home.
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NASA Scientists Explain Challenges Of Space Radiation To Future Mars Mission - 1日前  IBTimes Tech

A human mission to Mars has been a long-cherished objective of space scientists, and several proposals for manned mission to the red planet have been made since 2010, but none have taken off successfully.
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How To Make A Group On Snapchat - 2日前  IBTimes Tech

Group chats are key for making weekend plans and staying connected when you live in different areas. Snapchat introduced them to the app back in December so that friends could share photos and have their disappearing chats in a group setting. Most things on Snapchat are fairly easy to figure out how to do. You can get more than a few friends in the chat, up to 32 users can all be in the same chat in the app. A constellation of sparkling stars will appear next to the chat indicating that it’s a group chat.
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Amazon Partners With Olo: Chipotle, Shake Shack Begin Fast Casual Delivery - 5時間前  IBTimes Tech

Amazon’s latest partnership will expand its offerings in yet another field: direct food delivery. The online retailer will work with restaurant delivery service group Olo to bolster its Amazon Restaurants delivery program. As part of the partnership, Amazon will integrate its Restaurants delivery service into Olo’s existing systems for "fast casual" restaurants. Olo, which provides the technical resources for online ordering and pickup at restaurants, counts Chipotle, Shake Shack and Applebee’s among its existing partners.
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ESA's 'Moon Village' Plan Aims For Huge Colony On Moon By 2050 - 17時間前  IBTimes Tech

A human colony on the Moon has held the fascination of millions of people across the globe, with the idea usually bringing to mind people in spacesuits floating upside down in futuristic settings. Bernard Foing, ambassador of the European Space Agency-driven "Moon Village" scheme, has given all sci-fi nerds out there a major boost by realistically proposing a plan whereby humans would colonize Moon by 2050.
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WATCH: iPhone 8 Scratched And Burned In Durability Test - 1日前  IBTimes Tech

Apple officially released its iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus this week — and reviews appeared to be primarily positive among tech critics for functionality. But in order to assess the devices for durability, some reviewers and vloggers have taken to dropping, submerging and even burning the new phones.
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T-Mobile And Sprint Could Merge Next Month, Report Says - 1日前  IBTimes Tech

Major carriers Sprint and T-Mobile are close to agreeing on terms and could have a deal set by next month, sources told Reuters.
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iPhone 8 Durable? You Might Not Want To Drop Your Glass Device - 1日前  IBTimes Tech

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are now in stores, and recent durability tests show users might want to be careful with the devices.  The smartphones were revealed alongside the iPhone X last week by Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller, who announced all three iPhones will include a glass back and front. Schiller said the glass on the devices is the “most durable glass on a smartphone ever.”
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These Wild Sea Creatures Were Found By NOAA During Years Of Exploration - 1日前  IBTimes Tech

The Okeanos Explorer ship used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to conduct research on the Pacific Ocean and its creatures is finishing up a three-year mission. Since it set out exploring the depths of the Pacific it has found some pretty wild creatures that are rarely seen by humans. The mission called “Campaign to Address Pacific monument Science, Technology, and Ocean NEeds” or CAPSTONE, is a multi-year mission meant to provide new information about the depths of the ocean. The current part of the mission will consist of dives conducted until Sept. 29.
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Robots That Can Create, Arrange Molecules Could Be Future Of Manufacturing - 1日前  IBTimes Tech

In a breakthrough in the field of artificial intelligence-supported nanotechnology, scientists at the University of Manchester have created the world’s first “molecular robot,” which can carry out a set of building commands at the molecular level. The robot, capable of manipulating as little as one molecule of a particle, is made of 150 atoms mostly of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen, and is so small that several millions of them could easily fit atop a pin head.
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Swipe Left On Sadness: Researchers Say Smart Phones Can Help Cure Depression - 1日前  IBTimes Tech

When smart phones first hit the market, no one fathomed the extent of their success. Once considered a luxury device, it has morphed into a universal device with an omnipresent status. The new generation is entering a world already glued to its smart phone. Entire conversations without looking at another human being have become de rigueur. It is a widely perceived notion that such an "addictive" device which triggers such "anti-social" behavior cannot be good for the psychological health.
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'Plastic-Eating' Fungus Found In Pakistan Garbage Dump - 1日前  IBTimes Tech

Several tons of waste plastics are generated every day, and according to a study published in ScienceMag, there has been a mind-numbing 6.3 billion tons of it since humans began producing plastics. We know that plastic is a major pollutant, tough to break down organically, producing toxic fumes when burnt and often entering the food chain because of its longevity.
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Walmart Wants To Beat Amazon By Having Drivers Deliver Groceries Into Refrigerator - 2日前  IBTimes Tech

In an effort to keep up with Amazon’s Prime shipping service, Walmart wants to deliver groceries all the way into a customer’s refrigerator. The company announced Friday it will start testing a new service in which items and groceries are delivered and stacked into a person’s refrigerator by the delivery driver. The service is in partnership with other companies, including August Home, a smart lock startup.
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