Technology

Car loan timebomb fuels fears of new financial crisis as motors worth £20k are offered without any deposit

THE risks of a new financial crisis are increasing along with the size of car finance deals handed out by garages, experts warned last night. Though the number of motors bought on cheap credit is finally going down, the total lent remains the same. ALAMY Fewer cars are being bought on cheap credit This indicates customers are taking on higher ... Read More »

Deliveroo launches new technology to make takeaways arrive faster

Deliveroo is launching new technology that it says will help bring takeaways to customers’ doors even more quickly and double the number of meals restaurants are able to produce. The new platform, developed by Manhattan-based food company Maple, provides chefs with item-level information to optimise food preparation time and helps to identify the kitchen bottlenecks that can keep people waiting ... Read More »

Samsung, Foxconn, Intel Back New ‘Kiss’ Wireless Data Transfer Technology

A startup backed by Tony Fadell, one of the fathers of the Apple iPod, plans to announce Wednesday it is working with Samsung Electronics, Foxconn parent Hon Hai Precision Industry and others on a new way for mobile phones to transfer large amounts of data without using wires or Wi-Fi connections. Chief Executive Eric Almgren said his Campbell, California-based company called Keyssa has raised ... Read More »

Sal Khan: Can Technology Help Create A Global Classroom?

About Sal Khan’s TED Talk Sal Khan turned tutoring lessons with his cousins into a series of free educational videos called Khan Academy. His goal: To make learning accessible for everyone, everywhere. About Sal Khan Salman “Sal” Khan is the founder and CEO of Khan Academy. Millions of students use Khan Academy worldwide and thousands of schools use Khan Academy videos to “flip ... Read More »

The Quiet Rise of Killer Technology

The tech visionaries have redoubled their warnings about how we could destroy ourselves with technology. But they’re not talking about deliberately pushing buttons to trigger annihilation—Kennedy and Khrushchev could have done that back in ’62. They mean accidentally killing ourselves with something that we invent for our own benefit, that later acquires a mind of its own and a shirty attitude. But there’s ... Read More »

Lenovo K8 Note Review

HIGHLIGHTS Lenovo’s K8 Note is an Amazon India exclusive The phone fares well in terms of overall performance Gadgets 360 rates the phone 8 out of 10 There has been a sudden increase in the number of powerfully-specced smartphones in the sub-Rs. 20,000 market, and the new Lenovo K8 Note is the latest to join them. The new Lenovo device ... Read More »

Intel’s First AI Day in India Sees a Commitment to AI Research Here

HIGHLIGHTS Intel held its first AI Day event in India on Tuesday It has pledged to educate 15,000 people in AI technologies It is rolling out specialised hardware for machine learning At its first AI Day conference in India on Tuesday, Intel outlined its vision on artificial intelligence (AI) in India, and announced a developer education program targeted at educating ... Read More »

Baidu Competitor Says to Focus on AI as It Plans US IPO

China’s second-largest mobile search engine Sogou, controlled by Sohu.com and 45 percent owned by Tencent Holdings, said it will focus on artificial intelligence (AI) as it aims to build a next-generation search engine. Chinese internet and gaming company Sohu on Monday announced the plan to float Sogou in the United States “as early as market conditions permit”, saying the search unit would make ... Read More »

The Threat From Artificial Intelligence May Already Be Here

You know the scenario from 19th- century fiction and Hollywood movies: Mankind has invented a computer, or a robot or another artificial thing that has taken on a life of its own. In Frankenstein, the monster is built from corpses; in 2001: A Space Odyssey, it’s an all-seeing computer with a human voice; in Westworld, the robots are lifelike androids that ... Read More »

eBay to Introduce Image Search on Android and iOS This Fall

eBay, the host of a large and varied database of products, is introducing Image Search in its Android and iOS apps. As the name suggests, users will be able to snap photos of products around them, and eBay will find similar looking objects in its large database, and throw up results accordingly. With Image Search, you will be able to ... Read More »