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Day: December 17, 2018

Parrot Uses Alexa

An intelligent parrot used Alexa to play music and order food from Amazon

December 17th, 2018

An African grey parrot has made headlines recently for inadvertently making orders via his owner’s Amazon Echo. Originally reported via The Times of London, the parrot — whose name is Rocco — would mindlessly activate Alexa and have the virtual assistant tell jokes and play music. Rocco even tried to order a few items from …

saturn rings disappearing

NASA says Saturn’s rings are disappearing right before our eyes

December 17th, 2018

Of all the planets in our Solar System, you’d have to agree that Saturn is the most immediately recognizable. With its iconic rings, you can pick Saturn out in an instant, but if NASA scientists are right, we might actually be watching the planet’s most eye-catching feature disappearing right in front of us. In a …

iPhone Face ID vs. Touch ID

Apple has considered using both Touch ID and Face ID on the iPhone

December 17th, 2018

If I were to choose between Touch ID and Face ID, I’d go for Apple’s 3D facial recognition system without thinking twice. It turns out that I don’t miss Touch ID at all, and that was one of my initial worries last year when Apple revealed that the iPhone X would not have fingerprint-sensing capabilities. …

Apple Vs Tesla

Apple hires top Tesla designer as rumors surrounding Apple Car intensify

December 17th, 2018

Apple recently hired former Tesla designer Andrew Kim, thus reigniting speculation that Apple has some interesting plans ahead in the automotive space. Originally spotted by The Verge, Kim’s LinkedIn profile reveals that he began working at Apple just this month. Previously, Kim spent a tad under two years at Tesla where he worked on every …

mit shrink technique

MIT invented a way to build nano-scale versions of larger objects

December 17th, 2018

In science fiction, “shrink rays” are the easiest way to turn a large object into something much, much smaller, but here in reality things aren’t that simple. Creating so-called “nano-scale” versions of objects is a difficult task that researchers at MIT aimed to make a bit easier, and the result is a new system that …

App Store Netflix

The list of the highest grossing iOS apps in 2018 might surprise you

December 17th, 2018

If you had to guess 5 out of 10 of the highest grossing iOS apps on the App Store in 2018, there’s a good chance you would fail miserably. While-widely known apps like Candy Crush certainly rake in money hand over fist, the most lucrative iOS apps aren’t necessarily well-known outside of certain countries. To …

moon dust cancer

Breathing in Moon dust could kill you

December 17th, 2018

Dreams of a lunar colony where people walk around on the dusty surface inside of big domes will remain a dream for a while longer. We might eventually reach a point where humans could feasibly create comfortable living conditions on Earth’s Moon, but new research suggests that the material covering our nearest neighbor is actually …

Facebook Photos Bug

How to check if your private photos were exposed due to Facebook’s latest bug

December 17th, 2018

Facebook had to acknowledge another security issue late last week which impacted up to 6.8 million users. The bug exposed private photos, Facebook explained, allowing apps to access content that users hadn’t shared. Facebook has fixed the issue and said it planned to issue a tool for app developers to determine which of their customers might have …