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Microsoft to disable older versions of Skype for Mac, Windows

Microsoft to disable older versions of Skype for Mac, Windows

Technology February 4, 2017 at 7:22 pm 0 comments

New York: From March 1, people will no longer be able to log in to version 7.16 of Skype for Windows desktop and older versions, and version 7.18 of Skype for Mac. According to a report in Venture Beat, both the versions came out in December 2015. “If you’re oneRead More

Why chewing, clicking pens annoy us decoded

Technology February 4, 2017 at 7:22 pm 0 comments

London,  Irritated by the sound of chewing or repeated pen clicking? Your brain may be wired to go into overdrive on hearing such trigger noises, researchers including one of Indian-origin have found. Researchers from Newcastle University in the UK found the physical basis for people suffering from a condition calledRead More

Panasonic says its avionics business being probed by US authorities

Panasonic says its avionics business being probed by US authorities

Technology February 3, 2017 at 6:10 am 0 comments

Panasonic Corp said on Thursday its avionics unit is being investigated by US authorities under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and that it had replaced the long-time head of the business. In a stock exchange filing, the Japanese electronics maker said Panasonic Avionics Corp, a major supplier of inflightRead More

Xiaomi to launch new Redmi with 6GB RAM, 4500mAh battery

Technology February 3, 2017 at 6:09 am 0 comments

iaomi is preparing to launch a new Redmi phone, purported to be the Redmi Pro 2, featuring up to 6GB of RAM, and 4500mAh of battery. The Redmi Pro 2 smartphone is rumoured to be launched in two models—4GBRAM/64GB ROM and 6GB RAM/128GB ROM, at a price of $230 (approx.Read More

AI programme beats humans in poker game

AI programme beats humans in poker game

Technology February 1, 2017 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

London In a significant milestone for artificial intelligence, a computer system has successfully beaten four human players in a poker marathon match lasting 20 days, winning more than $1.5 millions worth of chips. Libratus, an AI programme developed at Carnegie Mellon University in the US, was trained to play aRead More

Keep rape videos off the Internet, SC tells search engines, social media platforms

Technology February 1, 2017 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

New Delhi, February 1 The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked global search engines Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and social media platforms Facebook and Whatsapp to stop rape videos from being uploaded. A Bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur asked the companies to use “firewalls” such as the one China usedRead More

How to make your tweet credible

How to make your tweet credible

Technology January 31, 2017 at 7:58 pm 0 comments

New York: An India-origin researcher has put together a system that would help analyse whether your tweet is credible or not, a report said. A team led by Georgia Tech Ph.D. candidate Tanushree Mitra scanned 66 million tweets linked to nearly 1,400 real-world events to build a language model thatRead More

Soon track your friends in real-time on WhatsApp: Report

Technology January 31, 2017 at 7:57 pm 0 comments

New York: Instant messaging app WhatsApp is working on a feature that will track the live location of members, allowing users to track the whereabouts of their friends in real time. According to the WABetaInfo account on Twitter which is known for leaking information related to WhatsApp updates, the featureRead More

New tech lets you control smartwatches with just your breath

New tech lets you control smartwatches with just your breath

Technology January 30, 2017 at 6:04 pm 0 comments

Washington You may now take calls by simply blowing at your smartwatch, thanks to scientists who have created a number of new ways to interact with small screen devices that are hard to control with fingers. Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology in the US created Whoosh, a technique thatRead More

S tech leaders sound alarm over Trump immigration order

Technology January 30, 2017 at 6:02 pm 0 comments

The US technology industry, a major employer of foreign workers, hit back on Saturday at President Donald Trump’s sudden executive order on immigration, with some leaders calling it immoral and un-American. Trump’s order temporarily bars citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States even if they hold validRead More