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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 »

US bans gadgets on flights from 10 nations

WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has banned laptops, iPads, cameras and other electronic goods larger than a cell phone in carry-on (cabin) baggage for flights to the US originating from 10 Gulf/West Asia/North Africa airports. The ban is temporary, and all said items can be checked in the baggage that goes into the cargo hold. The ban will not apply to return flights ... Read More »

Alphabet Sees Boost in Mobile Ads as It Takes Hit From Record EU Fine on Google

Google parent Alphabet on Monday saw shares slide as the market reacted to a massive fine by the European Commission and word that success in mobile, cloud and YouTube is coming with higher costs. Alphabet reported a quarterly profit of $3.5 billion (roughly Rs. 22,532 crores), in a sharp decline from a year ago, with a $2.74 billion antitrust fine in Europe biting into earnings. The technology giant reported ... Read More »

Moto G5S Plus Leak Shows Silver Colour Variant From All Sides, Tips Dual Camera Setup

HIGHLIGHTS Moto G5S Plus leaked again, clearing showing dual camera setup The Moto G5S Plus is anticipated to launch on July 25 Another recently tipped feature is LED flash up front The Moto G5S Plus, a much rumoured model that’s expected to expand the Moto G-Series of smartphones, has been leaked once again. This time, a new render image has found ... Read More »

Aqua Lions 3 is the latest sub 10k smartphone from Intex

Intex Aqua Lions 3 has a 5-inch IPS HD display along with a sleek body. It weighs 162 grams and comes in two premium shades of Champagne and Black color. The device has MT6737 quad-core processor from MediaTek which performs at 1.25GHz. Well, it looks like MT6737 is out on a spree to find a place in as many smartphones ... Read More »

Android Wear Gets New Smartwatch Models, Ranging From $99 to $2,450

HIGHLIGHTS Mobvoi’s Ticwatch E starts at $99 on Kickstarter Louis Vuitton’s Tambour Horizon is priced at $2,450 These smartwatches run the latest Android Wear 2.0 The smartwatch segment may not have seen the same craze as other technological innovations like the smartphone or the tablet, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t companies investing in them. In fact, smartwatch sales ... Read More »

SpyDealer Android Malware Can Steal Data From Over 40 Apps; Affects Millions of Devices: Researchers

Following last week’s report on the CopyCat Android malware that affected 14 million devices in 2016, a fresh report this week has discovered a new Android malware, called SpyDealer, that can steal data from over 40 popular apps including Facebook, WhatsApp, Skype, Telegram and more, potentially exposing personal data of millions of Android users. The SpyDealer malware is reportedly effective only on devices that ... Read More »

What’s behind the big market swing from tech to banks

The tech sector can’t lead the market forever: Strategist  Friday, 9 Jun 2017 | 2:08 PM ET | 01:44 Technology stocks are getting beaten up and banks have surged as part of a broader trend that has hit the market this year, where yesterday’s hot hands are today’s also-rans. The two sides have exchanged market leadership over the past week or ... Read More »

Sex Offenders Cannot Be Barred From Social Media, Top US Court Says

HIGHLIGHTS Packingham had been convicted of having sex with a 13-year-old girl He was barred for 30 years from using Facebook and other social media Packingham went to his Facebook page and wrote how relieved he was The US Supreme Court unanimously struck down Monday a North Carolina law that barred registered sex offenders from using social media. The suit ... Read More »

SoftBank to Buy Robotics Firms Boston Dynamics, Schaft From Alphabet

HIGHLIGHTS SoftBank will buy Boston Dynamics and Schaft from Alphabet It did not disclose the terms of the transactions Boston Dynamics was acquired by Google in 2013 Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday that a unit of the company will buy two firms that build walking robots from Alphabet Inc, which would add to the group’s growing artificial intelligence ... Read More »