Google not to offer controversial face recognition technology (14:24)
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) At a time when pressure is mounting on tech companies to utilise facial recognition technology with care to avoid its misuse, Google has said it will not offer the controversial technology for now.
Musk hints at Boring Company's first tunnel launch in US (14:24)
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) Billionaire Elon Musk on Saturday tweeted a photograph with "The Boring Company" and "December 18" on it, indicating that his infrastructure and tunnel construction firm is set to launch its first tunnel under Los Angeles in the US.
Rocket Lab to launch 10 NASA CubeSats on Sunday (13:12)
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) In its first mission for NASA, the American aerospace manufacturer Rocket Lab is set to launch 10 small research satellites, or CubeSats, from New Zealand, the US space agency said.
Hyperloop start-up Arrivo to shut down: Report (12:46)
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) A start-up named Arrivo formed by ex-Hyperloop One executives is winding up operations after laying off all employees in November as it sought new funding, The Verge has reported.
Nokia 7.1: HMD Global nearly perfects this one (Tech Review) (11:48)
By Krishna SinhaChaudhury
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) HMD Global, the Finnish company that manufactures and markets the iconic Nokia-branded phones, has launched devices in India at a steady pace this year.
Irish watchdog opens inquiry into latest Facebook privacy breach (Lead) (10:32)
London, Dec 15 (IANS) Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) has announced a fresh investigation into Facebook, a day after the social networking giant admitted another security breach where nearly 6.8 million users risked their private photos being exposed to third-party apps.
Apple to update iPhones in China to avoid ban (10:12)
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) Apple has decided to update iPhones in China to avoid a ban after a court ruling banned the sale and import of most iPhone models after granting Qualcomm an injunction against Apple.
Pre-order Microsoft Surface Go now on Flipkart in India (10:02)
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) With an aim to take on the Apple iPad Pro and Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, Microsoft on Saturday brought its smallest and affordable Surface Go device to India, starting at a price of Rs 38,599.
6.8 million users possibly affected by latest photo bug: Facebook (07:58)
San Francisco, Dec 15 (IANS) US top social media network Facebook admitted that about 6.8 million users may risk their private photos being exposed to third-party apps.
'Revamped legal framework needed to take on children's online exploitation' (23:32)
Kolkata, Dec 14 (IANS) Expressing concern over rising online sexual exploitation of children in India, a panel of experts said here on Friday that to tackle the challenges, a revamped legal framework needs to be created for cyber crime investigation.
National Electronics Policy 2018 to be in Cabinet soon: Prasad (21:02)
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Union IT and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday said the new draft National Policy on Electronics would soon be finalised and taken up in the Cabinet.
India Post launches e-commerce portal (19:34)
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Communications Minister Manoj Sinha on Friday launched the e-commerce portal of the Department of Posts providing an online market place to rural artisans and public sector units to sell their products.
ZenFone series here to stay, to expand gaming phone market too: ASUS (18:46)
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Rubbishing reports of shifting its focus on premium gaming phones and power users, Taiwanese tech major ASUS on Friday said it would continue to develop its ZenFone series of smartphones.
Neanderthal genes behind shape of human skulls: Study (17:52)
London, Dec 14 (IANS) A team of scientists have identified two genes that affect the shape of the modern human's skull and they originate from Neanderthals.
India's software market to grow 14% in 2018: IDC (16:48)
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Riding on Digital Transformation (DX) initiatives, India's software market is expected to register an year-on-year (YoY) growth of 14.1 per cent by the end of 2018, a new report by International Data Corporation (IDC) said on Friday.
India to create innovative AI models for the world in 2019: IBM executive (Lead) (15:44)
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) India is at the forefront of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) surge and next year will see more local innovations from the country with broader adoptions across various sectors globally, a top IBM executive said on Friday.
YouTube removes 7.8 mn violative videos in July-Sept (15:40)
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) Video-sharing giant YouTube has removed as many as 7.8 million videos between July and September, in its attempt to address violative content on the video platform.
Google's new AI model to help detect diabetic retinopathy (15:30)
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) Google has developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model that can detect diabetic retinopathy with a level of accuracy on par with human retinal specialists, the technology giant said.
India to create innovative AI models for the world in 2019: IBM (14:28)
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) India is at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI) surge and the next year will see more local innovations from the country with broader adoptions across various sectors globally, a top IBM executive said on Friday.
India's first private UAV factory comes up in Hyderabad (14:24)
Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) India' first private sector unit for manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) opened at Adani Aerospace Park here on Friday.
NASA photographs Mars InSight lander from space (13:10)
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) NASA has pinpointed the exact landing location of its newly launched InSight lander, using a powerful camera onboard another of the agency's spacecraft, hovering around the Red Planet.
Tech allowed me new ways of thinking: Top Malaysian artist (13:08)
Hong Kong, Dec 14 (IANS) Leading Malaysian architect-turned-artist Red Hong Yi, who paints with unconventional everyday objects and not the regular paintbrush, believes that without technology, she wouldn't be able to produce and experiment fast enough as technology allowed her "new ways of thinking".
Apple Music's 'Connect' feature being removed (13:08)
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) Apple has informed artists that they can no longer post content to the Connect section of Apple Music -- its a music and video streaming service.
NASA seeks US partners to develop reusable systems for Moon mission (12:44)
Washington, Dec 14 (IANS) NASA is set to work with American companies to design and develop new reusable systems, in a major step to land astronauts on the surface of the Moon.
Account removal, information requests up from India: Twitter (12:30)
New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Indian government made information requests for 355 Twitter accounts in the January-June 2018 period while law enforcement agencies in the country asked the micro-blogging platform to remove 237 accounts for violating the law of the land.