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Tencent Turns to WeChat, Games, and Deals for Global Strategy

China’s biggest social network and gaming firm Tencent Holdings, which last week reported forecast-beating quarterly results, is close to making Malaysia the first foreign country to roll out its WeChat ecosystem, an executive told Reuters. Tencent has made a “breakthrough” in gaining an e-payment license in Malaysia for local transactions, and plans a launch early next year, senior vice president S.Y. Lau said ... Read More »

Technology That Turns Obama’s Words Into Lip-Synced Videos to Be Featured at SIGGRAPH

A paper set to be delivered at next week’s SIGGRAPH 2017 conference has garnered a lot of pre-confab attention because the technology could possibly be used to produce fake news videos. But the technology described in the paper, “Synthesizing Obama: Learning Lip Sync From Audio,” could have many more beneficial uses, especially in the entertainment and gaming industries. Researchers from the University ... Read More »

$99 Superbook Turns Android Phone Into Laptop — Sort Of

If you’re looking to converge your laptop and smartphone experience, at a fair price, you might only have to wait for the release of the Andromium Superbook in early 2017. The Superbook is basically a laptop shell that uses your smartphone’s brains to operate. It looks more or less like a laptop, but instead of having the usual software that ... Read More »

Photoscan by Google Turns Your Phone Into a Photo Scanner

Photoscan by Google Turns Your Phone Into a Photo Scanner HIGHLIGHTS Google’s Photoscan app is free and available now The app is fast and easy to use The resulting image is largely dependent on your phone’s camera On Tuesday, Google launched Photoscan, an app that helps you quickly digitise your old, printed photos you may have lying around. The idea ... Read More »

To Woo the Chinese, Samsung Turns to Product Placement in Online Videos

Advertising technology company Mirriad says it is working with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and China’s video site Youku to market Samsung products to Chinese viewers who are gravitating toward streaming video content. Mirriad’s technology inserts products or signage, from things like a branded beverage bottle on a table to a billboard with brand imagery in the background, into streaming video content. ... Read More »

Govt turns down proposals for setting up 83 medical colleges

However, the health ministry has approved the establishment of 11 medical colleges for 2016-17. Photo: Rajendra Gawankar/HT New Delhi: The Union health ministry has turned down proposals for setting up of around 83 medical colleges based on the recommendations of Medical Council of India (MCI). The ministry has also denied permissions to 47 medical colleges in various states to expand ... Read More »

SkinTrack Turns Your Arm right into a Smartwatch Touchpad

A group of scientists from Carnegie Mellon college has advanced a new wearable generation which couldflip your decrease arm into a smartwatch touchpad. referred to as “SkinTrack” and evolved through the Human-laptop interplay Institute’s future Interfacesgroup, the brand new system permits for continuous contact tracking at the hands and palms. It can also hit upon touches at discrete locations on ... Read More »