Tech Updates

In India, Google races to parry the rise of Facebook

September 4, 2018

Google retains only a slight lead over Facebook in the competition for digital ad dollars in the crucial India market, sources familiar with the figures say, even though the search giant has been in the country far longer and has avoided the controversies that have dogged its rival. Facebook’s success has shaken Alphabet Inc’s Google, […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 to take on Apple A12, Huawei Kirin 980 processors

August 23, 2018

Global chipset-maker Qualcomm’s next flagship processor, which is likely to be Snapdragon 855, will be built on the same 7nm process technology like its rival Apple’s powerful A12 and Huawei’s in-house Kirin 980 processors. “The 7nm SoC can be paired with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem, which is expected to be the first 5G-capable […]

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Microsoft rolls out fix for Surface Pen inaccuracy

August 12, 2018

Microsoft has reportedly curated a software fix for the inaccuracy of its stylus called “Surface Pen” for Surface Pro. Surface Pen users have been facing issues on using the digital pen, while resting the hand on the screen. “Microsoft has been investigating a fix, and the latest Surface Pro firmware update, available on Windows Update […]

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Artificial Intelligence Hub Opened at Cambridge University by Stephen Hawking

October 20, 2016

Professor Stephen Hawking on Wednesday opened a new artificial intelligence research centre at Britain’s Cambridge University. The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (CFI) will delve into AI applications ranging from increasingly “smart” smartphones to robot surgeons and “Terminator” style military droids. Funded by a £10 million ($12.3 million or roughly Rs. 82 crores) […]

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HP Plans Up to 4,000 Job Cuts Over Three Years Amid PC Slump

October 14, 2016

The company will eliminate positions across the board HP has about 50,000 employees now Newest job cuts will generate cost savings of up to $300 million HP Inc. plans to cut 3,000 to 4,000 jobs over the next three years to help bring costs in line with slumping demand in the market for personal computers […]

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Nod to Arianespace for Launch of Isro Satellite

November 8, 2015

European space agency Arianespace has got the nod to go ahead with the November 10 launch of Indian communication satellite GSAT-15 and Arabsat-6B, the agency said. In a statement early Saturday, Arianespace said the November 10 dual-passenger mission with Ariane 5 rocket the spaceport in French Guiana got the authorisation after the Launch Readiness Review […]

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Nasa Completes Heat Shield Testing for Future Mars Vehicles

October 7, 2015

Nasa has successfully completed key heat shield tests for the future exploration spacecrafts that will scout the Red Planet for signs of life. Nasa’s Adaptive Deployable Entry and Placement Technology (ADEPT) is a mechanically-deployable heat shield concept using carbon fabric – a flexible heat shield that expands to “open” like an umbrella. Recently, engineers at […]

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Uber’s storm in Europe

October 7, 2015

It’s set to be a pretty tough week for Uber in Europe. The ride-hailing app’s offices in Amsterdam were raided by the Dutch authorities, two of its top executives appeared in court in Paris on Tuesday and proposals that Uber is unhappy about were published on Wednesday by London’s transport rule-setting body. Here’s a roundup […]

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Reliance Jio may push Airtel to buy Aircel spectrum

October 7, 2015

 • Bharti Airtel has held initial talks to buy Aircel’s 4G airwaves in 2300Mhz band • Sources familiar with the matter said the talks involved Airtel buying Aircel’s 4G bandwidth • Airtel currently holds a mix of 1800Mhz and 2300Mhz airwaves and deploys 4G technology across 15 circles Airtel deploys 4G technology acroos 15 of […]

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Apple ‘own worst enemy,’ US antitrust monitor says

October 7, 2015

 • Apple Inc’s antitrust compliance programme has improved, but the company continues to impede a court-appointed monitor overseeing the programme, the monitor told a federal judge • Apple was liable in a civil antitrust case brought by US Justice Department • Apple is considering whether to appeal that decision to the US Supreme Court Apple […]

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