Your daily tech news digest – 10 biggest stories (July 18, 2018)
This is our daily digest series, wherein we bring to you a curated list of top 10 technology news from around the world.
In today’s edition, you’ll read about taking water slides in Virtual Reality, how Cancer diagnosis may become very easy, how volcanoes are powering cars, Instagram’s new and upcoming features, and many more interesting and impactful news stories.
So without any further ado, here’s the list:
Instagram tightening security, to allow public accounts to remove followers
In the wake of an in-depth SIM-hacking investigation done by publication MotherBoard, Instagram has confirmed it’s working on tightening security. The company will likely add token-based, two-factor authentication security mechanism.
Instagram is finally working on token-based two-factor authentication!! 🎉
Thank you Instagram! I have been waiting for this since 2016! We finally won't have to rely our account's security on SMS! 😍 pic.twitter.com/u0iIPTaZO2
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) July 17, 2018
In addition, Instagram has also started rolling out the ability to remove followers to public accounts. This means celebrities and other people who run a public Instagram account will now be able to remove annoying followers, which will effectively cut off removed accounts’ access to content on the public account.
Instagram now lets you manually remove followers!?!
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) July 17, 2018
Now experience water slide in VR
You can now experience a water slide in Virtual Reality. Yes, that’s true. It’s known as VRSlide, and has been launched in Germany.
All crypto currencies are up, Bitcoin hits $7k mark
It has been a good last few hours for crypto currencies, as the top 100 names in the market have seen a jump in their prices. Most popular of them all, Bitcoin, saw its price breaching the $7k mark, yet again.
More info here.
Take a look at upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note9
S Pen? pic.twitter.com/xizmWw9J2W
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 17, 2018
Did you like it? Learn more about it here.
Samsung takes potshots at Apple iPhone X over download speeds
Their ad war will never stop!!
Power of volcanoes in your car
No, this is not something futuristic – this is actually happening. Icelandic methanol – made from waste Carbon dioxide (CO2) – is being mixed with gasoline in the UK.
Image Credit: BERNARD MERIC/AFP/Getty Images
Read detailed report here.
Cancer diagnosis may become very easy
Researchers in New Zealand have developed a new tool (scanner) that they say may help in making easy diagnosis of serious diseases like Cancer. The scanner functions like a camera and has its roots in a tool which helped scientists in their research on universe’s fundamental particles.
For details, read this report.
A YouTube channel for those interested in futuristic science
Highly reputed publication The Verge has come up with a new YouTube channel dubbed Verge Science.
Verge Science is the home base for our experiments and explorations into the future of science. That means energy, space, nature, the human mind and body, AI, and wherever else our stories take us
Here’s a video that explains what they are trying to achieve with this new channel:
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