Yanny or Laurel? It’s your brain not you...

Yanny or Laurel? It’s your brain not your ears tha...

As a speech scientist, I never thought I’d see so much excitement on social media about one tiny little word. What do you hear?! Yanny or Laurel pic.twitter.com/jvHhCbMc8I — Cloe Feldman (@CloeCouture) May 15, 2018 As a speech scientist, I never thought I’d see so much excitement o...

20 May 2018

Smart wristbands, rings allow users to t...

Smart wristbands, rings allow users to type with g...

Scientists have developed smart rings and wristbands that can allow users to type on mobile devices using hand gestures. Using acoustic chirps emitted from a ring and received by a wristband the system is able to recognize 22 different micro finger gestures that could be programmed to various comman...

18 May 2018

Samsung Galaxy J6 with Infinity Display ...

Samsung Galaxy J6 with Infinity Display to launch ...

South Korean giant Samsung is hosting an event to launch a couple of new phones for the Indian market on May 22. This information has been revealed by official sources and the phones can be purchased from the very next day. These new devices are likely to be theSamsung Galaxy J6and possibly one more...

18 May 2018
Apple is bringing accessible coding to s...

Apple is bringing accessible coding to schools for...

With an aim to offer students with disabilities an opportunity to learn the language of technology, Apple is bringing an accessible coding programme to schools serving the blind and deaf communities, first to the US and then to more schools around the world. Beginning this autumn, US schools support...

18 May 2018

Instagram to soon tell users how much ti...

Instagram to soon tell users how much time they sp...

Facebook-owned Instagram could become the latest app to let the users know how much time they spent on its site if one goes by the report from one of the researchers. This user found the function within Instagram’s Android app and interestingly, Instagram officially responded by confirming thi...

18 May 2018

Facebook rolls out several India-first f...

Facebook rolls out several India-first features fo...

This could come as a surprise to many. Multinational companies, particularly the American ones, would normally introduce new concepts and features in the US market and then duplicate them in other markets, particularly in India. But Facebook, which boasts of a membership of 217 million in India, is ...

18 May 2018
Facebook allows advertisers to target se...

Facebook allows advertisers to target sensitive us...

Just a few days ahead of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect, a Guardian investigation has found that Facebook lets advertisers to target users it thinks are interested in sensitive subjects such as homosexuality, Islam or liberalism. Religion, sexuality...

17 May 2018

Government’s electric vehicle push: Prop...

Government’s electric vehicle push: Proposes setti...

This might sound like music to the ears of electric car makers. The government wants to have one electric vehicle charging station every 3km in major cities, where the population is more than a million and every 50kms on the highways, according to areportquoting a government official. If the plan to...

17 May 2018

Facebook suspends 200 apps in first stag...

Facebook suspends 200 apps in first stage of revie...

The crisis that gripped social media platform Facebook is still not completely over. The technical team in the company is still scrutinizing the thousands of apps that had access to data inside Facebook and as a first measure, 200 such apps have beensuspendedfrom Facebook. The investigation being co...

17 May 2018
Facebook India to help smartphone brands...

Facebook India to help smartphone brands connect b...

With mobile and Internet penetration on the rise in India, Facebook India is set to prepare companies -- beginning with the smartphone industry -- hit the right chord with consumers and eliminate the massive revenue loss owing to "friction", a top company executive stressed here on Wednesday. The so...

16 May 2018

Why India needs AI to work for agricultu...

Why India needs AI to work for agriculture, health...

Nishant Arora While the Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is making its presence felt across the spectrum globally, India needs to prioritise AI-based predictive analysis to improve outcomes in three core areas -- agriculture, healthcare and education, a top Microsoft executive has emphasised....

16 May 2018