Technology

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 »

Lipizzan Spyware Detected by Google Had the Potential to Control Your Android Device

Back in April, researchers at Google discovered an Android malware, called Chrysaor, that could give an attacker remote control of the infected device. Android Security was able to find and block potentially harmful apps (PHAs) with that family of spyware, but in the process of doing so discovered a new spyware family called Lipizzan. Researchers believe that the new spyware is unrelated ... Read More »

Google Photos Looks Set to Ditch the 2,000-Photos Limit for Albums

Google has been introducing new features to Photos to make it the ultimate cloud storage app. It already allows users to store unlimited High Quality photos so users will never have to worry about storage woes. But Google feels ‘unlimited’ can only be true when it removes all restrictions, one of them being the 2,000 photos limit for albums. According to user reports, Google ... Read More »