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Now, a mobile phone-mounted device for quick malaria detection (21:06)
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) A mobile phone mounted with a super-cheap paper microscope can detect presence of malarial parasites in the blood in 10 seconds, says an Indian researchers' team, which has developed a system that archives data and maps real-time distribution of the disease in a particular locality.

Intel to soon introduce AI-enabled Nervana Neural Network chips (18:28)
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Catching up with the emerging Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) technologies, Intel will soon introduce the world's first family of purpose-built Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled "Nervana Neural Network Processor" (NNP).

Apple, GE to bring 'Predix' industrial IoT apps to iPhones, iPads (18:22)
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Apple and GE on Wednesday joined hands to deliver industrial Internet of Things (IoT) apps designed to bring predictive data and analytics on iPhones and iPads.

This sensor 'skin' can help robots perform everyday tasks (17:50)
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Researchers have developed a flexible sensor "skin" that can be wrapped around a finger or any other part of a robot or prosthetic device to help convey a sense of touch, enabling them to perform everything from surgical and industrial procedures to cleaning a kitchen.

Facebook 'Building 8' head to quit just after 18 months (15:44) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) Regina Dugan, head of Facebook's secretive research lab "Building 8", is leaving the company, just after 18 months at the helm.

Amazon executive quits over sexual harassment claim (13:50) IANS Photo Service
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) In yet another high-profile exit over sexual harrasment at work, Amazon Studios head Roy Price has quit following allegations that he sexually harassed Isa Hackett, a producer in Amazon series "Man in the High Castle," in 2015.

Apple Watch app notification saves US man's life (13:30) IANS Photo Service
London, Oct 18 (IANS) A man in US has claimed an Apple Watch app notification saved his life after it detected signs of a life-threatening blood clot in his lungs and alerted him to get medical attention.

Widespread use of unapproved GM cotton shows official tolerance of illegality (Comment: Special to IANS) (13:28)
By Vivian Fernandes
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Andhra governments flip-flop on extensive cultivation of unapproved genetically-modified (GM) herbicide-tolerant (HT) cotton seems to be symptomatic of the complacency which has infected even regulatory bodies and research institutions.

Rannvijay launches his personal app (13:12) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Actor Rannvijay Singha of "Roadies" fame has launched his personal app to be able to interact with his fans with ease.

Researchers turn to crowdfunding to save endangered parrot (13:10)
Canberra, Oct 18 (IANS) Australian researchers have turned to crowdfunding to help bankroll a new technology to save the critically endangered swift parrot from extinction in the island state of Tasmania.

Microsoft releases Fall Creators Update for over 500mn devices (12:12) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) After testing the latest Windows 10 "Fall Creators Update" over the past six months, Microsoft has released the latest edition to secure over 500 million Windows 10 devices globally, starting with new machines first.

Kaspersky Lab names Bhayani new General Manager for South Asia (12:10)
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Global cyber security company Kaspersky Lab on Wednesday announced the appointment of Shrenik Bhayani as its new General Manager for the South Asia region, covering India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives.

Google introduces physical security key (11:18) IANS Photo Service
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) In order to protect journalists, business leaders and member of political campaign teams at higher risk of being targetted by hackers, Google has rolled out an Advanced Protection Programme.

Twitter plans new rules to curb violence, abuse (10:12)
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) After Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced plans to act more aggressively on violence and sexual abuse, the micro-blogging website has now detailed new rules it will implement soon.

WhatsApp empowers women, kids with 'Live Location' feature (09:50)
San Francisco, Oct 18 (IANS) In a move that will help women and kids connect with their families and friends as they travel, Facebook-owned WhatsApp has introduced 'Live Location' feature.

ZTE launches innovative dual-screen foldable smartphone in US (07:06)
New York, Oct 18 (IANS) Leading Chinese mobile devices provider ZTE has launched a dual-screen foldable smartphone in the US, marking another milestone for the company.

Nigeria to open Africa's first Petroleum University (01:04) IANS Photo Service
Abuja, Oct 18 (IANS) Nigeria has cleared the path for the opening of Africa's first Petroleum University with President Muhammadu Buhari signing a bill for its establishment.

EC unveils app for efficient poll management (21:44)
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday launched a new application to be used by electoral officers for efficient management of the poll process.

Wipro net up 6%, revenue dips 2.5% in Q2 (Lead) (20:54) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Tuesday reported a Rs 2,190 crore net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of fiscal 2017-18, posting 6 per cent annual growth from Rs 2,074 crore in the like period a year ago and 5.3 per cent sequential growth from Rs 2,080 crore a quarter ago.

Bahrain bank picks TCS software for treasury operations (20:26)
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Tuesday said BMB Investment Bank of Bahrain in the Gulf had selected its financial software product 'Bancs' for customer-driven treasury operations.

Botanical Garden as junction station ready for operations: DMRC (20:14) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) The Botanical Garden metro station, transformed as the first interchange station of the National Capital Region, is ready for operations and awaiting clearance from the Metro Rail Safety Commissioner, the Delhi Metro said on Tuesday.

Nasscom to train girls in using technology (20:12)
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) The Nasscom Foundation on Tuesday said it would train girls to use technology to address gender equality issues like violence, health and education.

Anne Frank Halloween costume sparks controversy (19:40)
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Online retailers are removing a children's Halloween costume from their websites after facing a backlash over the attire designed to make kids look like teenage Holocaust victim Anne Frank.

This tool can better identify breast cancer risk (19:04)
New York, Oct 17 (IANS) A machine learning tool can help identify which high-risk breast lesions are likely to become cancerous with 97 per cent accuracy, an advance that may help reduce unnecessary surgeries, a study has revealed.

Wipro net up 6% in Q2 (18:38) IANS Photo Service
Bengaluru, Oct 17 (IANS) Software major Wipro on Tuesday reported Rs 2,190 crore net profit for the second quarter (Q2) of fiscal 2017-18, registering 6 per cent yearly and 5.5 per cent quarterly growth.

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