International Science & Technology News

  • Bezos throws cash, engineers at rocket program as space race accelerates

    Bezos throws cash, engineers at rocket program as space race accelerates

    Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is racing to pull his private space company out of start-up mode and move into production amid signals that his firm's heavy rocket set for lift-off in 2020 may slip behind schedule, according to people familiar with the…
    - 15 days ago 3 Aug 18, 6:18pm -
  • Rare blue diamonds may be Earth's deepest secret

    Rare blue diamonds may be Earth's deepest secret

    The Hope Diamond, a rare blue diamond that is one of the world's most famous jewels, has had a complicated history, passing through the hands of monarchs and bankers and heiresses and thieves before landing for all to see at a Washington museum.
    - 17 days ago 1 Aug 18, 5:43pm -
  • Spiky Utah dinosaur had more than 'a face only a mother could love'

    Spiky Utah dinosaur had more than 'a face only a mother could love'

    With its head and snout covered in bony armor shaped like cones and pyramids, a spiky tank-like dinosaur unearthed in southern Utah was not just another pretty face.
    - 17 days ago 1 Aug 18, 3:03pm -
  • Robot hand learns real world moves in virtual training

    Robot hand learns real world moves in virtual training

    Researchers backed by Tesla Inc founder Elon Musk and Silicon Valley financier Sam Altman have found a novel way to use software to teach a human-like robotic hand new tasks, a discovery that could eventually make it more economical to train robots…
    - 18 days ago 31 Jul 18, 3:55pm -
  • Blood Moon dazzles star gazers in longest lunar eclipse of 21st century

    Blood Moon dazzles star gazers in longest lunar eclipse of 21st century

    A blood-red moon dazzled star gazers across much of the world on Friday when it moved into Earth's shadow for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century.
    - 21 days ago 28 Jul 18, 5:44pm -
  • Scientists confirm Einstein's supermassive black hole theory

    Scientists confirm Einstein's supermassive black hole theory

    A team of international scientists observing a star in the Milky Way have for the first time confirmed Einstein's predictions of what happens to the motion of a star passing close to a supermassive black hole.
    - 23 days ago 26 Jul 18, 3:20pm -
  • Underground lake found on Mars, raising possibility of life

    Underground lake found on Mars, raising possibility of life

    Using a radar instrument on an orbiting spacecraft, scientists have spotted what they said on Wednesday appears to be a sizable salt-laden lake under ice on the southern polar plain of Mars, a body of water they called a possible habitat for microbia…
    - 24 days ago 25 Jul 18, 8:18pm -
  • 'Blood moon' to appear for 21st Century's longest lunar eclipse

    'Blood moon' to appear for 21st Century's longest lunar eclipse

    A blood moon will appear in the night sky around much of the world on Friday night as the moon moves into the shadow of the earth for the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st Century.
    - 24 days ago 25 Jul 18, 4:32pm -
  • Centauro the robot hopes to play role in disaster relief work

    Centauro the robot hopes to play role in disaster relief work

    Centauro the robot, with four legs, a short torso and two upper arms, edges forward with Tai chi-like grace before lowering its arms, lifting up a six kg block and effortlessly moving it out of the way.
    - 24 days ago 25 Jul 18, 2:36pm -
  • Europe launches Galileo navigation satellites amid Brexit row

    Europe launches Galileo navigation satellites amid Brexit row

    Europe launched four more Galileo satellites on Wednesday, taking the number in orbit to 26 and moving a step closer to having its own navigation system, just as the program has become the latest flashpoint in Brexit negotiations.
    - 25 days ago 25 Jul 18, 11:59am -
  • newIndia's Infosys says CFO Ranganath has tendered resignation

    India's Infosys says CFO Ranganath has tendered resignation

    The Chief Financial Officer of Infosys Ltd has tendered his resignation just seven months after India's second-biggest software services exporter appointed a new Chief Executive Officer.
    - 19 hours ago 18 Aug 18, 6:52am -
  • newIndonesia's Go-Jek close to profits in all segments, except transport: CEO

    Indonesia's Go-Jek close to profits in all segments, except transport: CEO

    Go-Jek, Indonesia's first billion-dollar startup, is "extremely close" to achieving profitability in all its segments, except transportation, its founder and CEO Nadiem Makarim told Reuters.
    - 21 hours ago 18 Aug 18, 4:41am -
  • Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger - sources

    Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger - sources

    The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement may listen to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal probe, three people briefed on the case said, resurrecting the is…
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 18, 11:42pm -
  • Tencent-backed Qutoutiao files for U.S. IPO

    Tencent-backed Qutoutiao files for U.S. IPO

    Chinese content aggregator Qutoutiao Inc, which is backed by technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, filed for an initial public offering of up to $300 million with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 18, 10:18pm -
  • Tesla stock sinks after Musk gives tearful NYT interview

    Tesla stock sinks after Musk gives tearful NYT interview

    Tesla Inc's shares slumped 9 percent on Friday after Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk told the New York Times he was under major emotional stress and was preparing for "extreme torture" from short sellers.
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 18, 8:00pm -
  • Nvidia forecast lags Wall Street as crypto demand evaporates

    Nvidia forecast lags Wall Street as crypto demand evaporates

    Nvidia Corp shares fell as much as 5 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday after the chip maker said cryptocurrency-fueled demand had dried up and it forecast sales below Wall Street targets, overshadowing quarterly results that otherwise beat…
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 18, 6:37pm -
  • Investors query funding costs at a private Tesla

    Investors query funding costs at a private Tesla

    Several Tesla Inc shareholders have told Reuters they are concerned that the electric car maker will have to pay more to fund its growth if it becomes a private company and loses the ability to sell new shares to stock market investors.
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 18, 6:27pm -
  • Angry Birds maker Rovio's games get sales boost

    Angry Birds maker Rovio's games get sales boost

    Rovio Entertainment , the maker of the "Angry Birds" mobile game series and movie, on Friday reported an increase in second-quarter sales at its games business, providing a positive sign for investors after a profit warning in February.
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 18, 4:34pm -
  • U.S. value stocks capitalize on 'FANG' stumbles, with room to run

    U.S. value stocks capitalize on 'FANG' stumbles, with room to run

    The summer roller-coaster in two of the four big-cap 'FANG' names - Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Netflix Inc and Google-parent Alphabet Inc - has led to a shift, albeit slight, into value stocks.
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 18, 4:29pm -
  • Uber to push further into East Africa with services like Chap Chap

    Uber to push further into East Africa with services like Chap Chap

    Uber [UBER.UL] the global ride-hailing company, is considering expanding into two other East African countries before the end of 2018, focusing on low cost services like Chap Chap in Kenya, the company said on Friday.
    - 1 day ago 17 Aug 18, 3:30pm -
  • Plastic-Eating Bacteria Could Solve World’s Pollution Problem
    Pollution caused by plastics has become a very serious environmental crisis in the recent years. The problem lies on the fact that plastic takes centuries to break down, so it can damage its surroundings and lead to serious ramifications to man and…
    - 48 days ago 2 Jul 18, 3:56am -
  • Mars Will Be Visible To The Naked Eye This Month
    Mars will be in its closest position to Earth in 15 years later this month of July.On July 31, the Red Planet will reach its closest approach to our planet due to opposition, or the phenomenon in which both Mars and Earth pass on the same side of th…
    - 48 days ago 2 Jul 18, 2:10am -
  • Why Is Google Funding Feature Phone Operating System KaiOS?
    It appears Google has a big plan to penetrate the feature phone market despite already dominating the smartphone market with its Android operating system. The search engine giant recently invested $22 million in KaiOS, the web-based mobile operating…
    - 48 days ago 2 Jul 18, 1:38am -
  • Apple’s 2018 iPhones Could Come With Dual-SIM Trays
    The rumors of Apple launching dual-SIM iPhones are back once again. A report fresh from China claims the iPhone X successor and the other 2018 models launching this coming September could feature dual-SIM, dual-standby (DSDS) technology. 
    - 50 days ago 30 Jun 18, 3:01am -
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 To Sport Bigger Display Than Note 9 Phablet
    Reports fresh from South Korean media say Samsung Electronics’ upcoming Galaxy S10 flagship phone will sport a larger display than the Galaxy Note 9 phablet. The Investor reported Friday, citing local news outlet The Bell, that Samsung has recent…
    - 50 days ago 30 Jun 18, 2:26am -
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Specs, Features: Unpacked Event Data Revealed
    The rumors about Samsung Electronics launching the successor to last year’s Galaxy Note 8 earlier than expected were right all along. The South Korean giant has already sent out invitations for a big launch event that’s scheduled to happen weeks…
    - 50 days ago 30 Jun 18, 2:22am -
  • Amy Hennig Departs EA, Her Untitled 'Star Wars' Game Is Now On Hold
    Electronic Arts shut down Visceral Games last October and the secret “Star Wars” game it was developing was reportedly being changed. Now the game’s creative director, Amy Hennig, has confirmed that she has parted ways with EA to start her own…
    - 50 days ago 29 Jun 18, 5:33pm -
  • Yet Another Quiz App Harvested Facebook User Data After Cambridge Analytica
    Months after the Cambridge Analytica scandal rocked Facebook’s public image and led to CEO Mark Zuckerberg directly addressing government bodies, it sounds like the root of the problem has not been entirely solved. A hacker found out that a popula…
    - 50 days ago 29 Jun 18, 2:54pm -
  • Most Expensive Cars: 25 Costliest Automobiles Ever Sold At Auction
    If you are an automobile lover, you probably know that some of the famous vintage cars designed by brands like Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Aston-Martin and so on, have changed hands over the years only to be bought by the new owner at a greater p…
    - 51 days ago 29 Jun 18, 11:08am -
  • Niantic Opens AR Platform To Third-Party Developers, Shows Off Experimental Capabilities
    Niantic Labs, the developer behind “Pokémon Go,” has announced that it is planning to open its augmented reality platform to third-party developers. The company also shared it’s vision for the future of its AR platform, which includes advancem…
    - 51 days ago 29 Jun 18, 9:46am -
  • Motorola One Power Android Smartphone Might Have A Smaller Variant
    In May, the Motorola One Power was leaked and the device was said to be an Android One smartphone. Now a new leak claims that the One Power might be released alongside a smaller variant that’s simply called the Motorola One.
    - 51 days ago 29 Jun 18, 9:38am -
  • The Rock Launches Rugged Wireless Headphones Built By JBL, Under Armour
    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has launched his very own pair of wireless headphones. Called Project Rock Edition, the new headphones are built by JBL and Under Armour, and they are designed to survive extreme workouts.The Project Rock Edition headp…
    - 51 days ago 29 Jun 18, 12:23am -
  • Amazon Announces New Fire HD 10 Tablet For Kids, Show Mode Charging Dock
    Amazon has announced a couple of new devices: a new Fire HD tablets for kids and a charging dock that turns Amazon’s tablets into Echo Show speakers.
    - 51 days ago 29 Jun 18, 12:17am -
  • Amazon To Help Launch Small Business Delivery Services
    Anyone who has ever wanted to personally ensure Amazon packages get to their customers quickly and has $10,000 lying around just got great news from the e-commerce corporation. Amazon just announced its Delivery Service Partners program, which will h…
    - 51 days ago 28 Jun 18, 4:34pm -
  • Boeing’s Hypersonic Jet Could Cover New York To London In 2 Hours
    As NASA continues to work on its supersonic jet or the famous X-Planet, aircraft manufacturer Boeing has unveiled a concept design showcasing what could be its first hypersonic jet — an aircraft capable of achieving speeds up to Mach 5 (five times…
    - 52 days ago 28 Jun 18, 1:14pm -
  • Snapchat Might Launch Its Own In-App Gaming Platform This Fall
    Snap Inc. is exploring new ways to gain the upper hand on Instagram. A new report claims that the company will launch its own gaming platform right inside the Snapchat app sometime later this fall.
    - 52 days ago 28 Jun 18, 10:22am -
  • Nokia 9 Rumored To Arrive With An In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
    HMD Global is said to be preparing a new flagship Android smartphone that will have an in-display fingerprint scanner. The device is being referred to internally as the Nokia A1 Plus (or A1P/AOP), but it may actually be the long rumored Nokia 9.
    - 52 days ago 28 Jun 18, 10:15am -
  • Alcatel 1 Is The Cheapest Android Smartphone With An 18:9 Display
    TCL Communication has officially announced the Alcatel 1, a new entry-level smartphone. The Alcatel 1 is also the cheapest smartphone in the world that comes with an 18:9 display.
    - 52 days ago 28 Jun 18, 10:09am -
  • Sony To Enable Console Cross-Play On The PlayStation 4?
    When “Fortnite” finally arrived on the Nintendo Switch, a lot of fans were disappointed that Sony was locking away their existing accounts on the PlayStation 4 and not allowing cross-play with other consoles. Now, Sony is saying that it might be…
    - 52 days ago 27 Jun 18, 11:01pm -
  • Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Renders Show Off Notch, Dual Front-Facing Cameras
    Previous leaks claimed that the Google Pixel 3 won’t have a notch, while the larger Pixel 3 XL will have one. Now, new renders for Google’s upcoming flagship Android phones have surfaced online, and they seemingly confirm the devices’ final…
    - 52 days ago 27 Jun 18, 10:56pm -