YouTube’s big makeover continues with redesigned mobile app, new logo and more

YouTube’s big makeover continues with redesigned mobile app, new logo and more

00 Earlier this year, YouTube introduced a major redesign of its desktop website which delivered a cleaner look and new features like a “dark mode” for nighttime watching. Today, YouTube is taking this update out of beta, and making it available to all users. In addition, the company is extending the design and select new features to its mobile app, and is unveiling an updated logo and icon. This is the biggest change the YouTube logo has…

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Google pulls 300 Android apps used for DDoS attacks

Google pulls 300 Android apps used for DDoS attacks

00 If a random storage manager or video player you downloaded recently has disappeared from your Android device, don’t worry: it might have been for your own good. Google has removed 300 apps from the Play store, which were apparently merely masquerading as legitimate applications. In truth, they were made to hi-jack your phone so it can be used as part of a botnet’s distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. WireX, as the botnet is called, pummeled several content…

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SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod speed competition winner tops 200 MPH

SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod speed competition winner tops 200 MPH

00 SpaceX held its second Hyperloop Pod design competition for student teams at the test track built near its headquarters today. The mile-long track saw three finalist teams battle it out for speed supremacy, including WARR Hyperloop from Germany, Switzerland’s Swissloop and Paradigm, a North American team with members from Northeastern and Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada. The winner was WARR, which was built by students at the Technical University of Munich, ran at a…

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Athelas launches a new type of blood testing device for the home

Athelas launches a new type of blood testing device for the home

00 Athelas is launching a low-cost, blood diagnostics device today made for testing certain diseases like the flu, bacterial infections and cancer in the comfort of your home. Tanay Tandon founded the startup in 2014 at the tender age of 17 to develop a smartphone device that could detect malaria through blood samples. That idea proved difficult but the idea of ease and mobility stuck with him. Athelas’ new device, which looks like a larger version…

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Hands on: Nikon D850 review

Hands on: Nikon D850 review

00 The Nikon D850 is finally here! After months of speculation, and Nikon itself teasing us last month that the camera actually existed and was in development, the D850 has been officially announced – and boy, has it been worth the wait. Replacing the brilliant 36.3MP D810, the D850 certainly has big shoes to fill, but with a specification as impressive as this we’re sure there’s plenty here to get photographers excited. We were lucky enough…

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Britain Will Oppose a Pre-Emptive Ban on ‘Killer Robots’

Britain Will Oppose a Pre-Emptive Ban on ‘Killer Robots’

00 Concerns about the potential of turning autonomous robots into deadly weapons is a case of too little too late according to experts in the field. Leading figures in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics industry have joined forces to demand an outright ban on ‘killer robots’.  The open letter to the UN is signed by Tesla and Open AI CEO Elon Musk as well as 115 other ‘experts’ including Alphabet’s Mustafa Suleyman. The group writes, “Once developed, lethal autonomous weapons…

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NASA Shows Off Incredible Footage of World’s Fastest Aircraft — SR-71 Blackbird

NASA Shows Off Incredible Footage of World’s Fastest Aircraft — SR-71 Blackbird

00 Earlier last month, Lockheed Martin strongly hinted that they’re developing the world’s first hypersonic plane, the SR-72. NASA recently made videos of the SR-72’s predecessor public on YouTube. Developed in the 1960s, the SR-71 remains the fastest manned aircraft ever flown. Lockheed Martin initially developed designs for the SR-71 in the 1950s but kept the project under wraps. The planes could reach speeds of up to 2,200 mph or Mach 3. Not only would…

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This Impressive Seagoing Vessel Is Both a Speed Boat and a Submarine

This Impressive Seagoing Vessel Is Both a Speed Boat and a Submarine

00 A dual seagoing vessel doesn’t often come readily available especially with the advanced technology required to achieve certain functionalities. But there is a bespoke and advanced vessel that fulfills the duty of both a speedboat and a submarine. The Hyper-Sub vessel offers next-generation technologies that allow it to perform underwater as well as on the surface. With all its advanced features, the seagoing vessel is ideal for use within the patrolling, oil and gas, military and defense…

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This AI Lets You Create Custom Anime Characters in Seconds

This AI Lets You Create Custom Anime Characters in Seconds

00 Anime characters are just cool. They are good looking, sassy and always have great hair. But they are really hard to draw, the proportions need to be just right, the coloring and that hair! But now, thanks to this artificial intelligence, you can create your own anime characters really fast. A collaborative team from Fudan University, Carnegie Mellon University, Tongji University and Stony Brook University have created a generative adversarial network (GAN) that can…

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These New Flexible Batteries Can Be Printed Directly on to Textiles

These New Flexible Batteries Can Be Printed Directly on to Textiles

00 Researchers are working on flexible batteries that can be printed directly on to fabric. Their research was motivated by the problem of how to power wearable devices. The small gadgets often need significant power sources, but cumbersome battery packs are not an option. The new technique allows the person to literally wear flexible batteries that will power their device. Nazmul Karim, Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the University of Manchester, who co-authored the research paper on the…

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