BEIJING - In an apparent move to rebuild its presence in China, Google on Wednesday said it will open a research lab focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Beijing -- its first such centre in Asia. Google's search engine and many of its services -- including YouTube -- remain blocked in mainland China. The "Google AI China Centre" will join the other AI research groups that the company has in other parts of the world, including in New York, Toronto,
SAN FRANCISCO - Google will soon launch a useful update to Google Maps that will give users live guidance and interactive real-time notifications during their journey. The real-time updates will be given while a user is are on his/her transit journey and the updates will appear in the Google Maps app. An unconfirmed information said that the updates will also be displayed on Android lock screen, Tech Crunch reported. The report said that Google Maps...
SAN FRANCISCO - In a warning for those who wish to invest in Bitcoins to make some big bucks, the cryptocurrency mining market NiceHash has revealed hackers wiped out its entire Bitcoin wallet, resulting in over $60 million loss. "Unfortunately, there has been a security breach involving NiceHash website. We are currently investigating the nature of the incident and, as a result, we are stopping all operations for the next 24 hours,"
SAN FRANCISCO - In a bid to help families connect better, Facebook on Monday introduced Messenger Kids that will make it easier for children to safely video chat and message with family and friends when they can't be together in person. Rolled out in the US for the moment, Messenger Kids is a stand-alone app that will be available on kids' tablets or smartphones but can be controlled from a parent's Facebook account.
BEIJING - Microsoft Corporation co-founder Bill Gates has been elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the organisation announced on Monday. The government-backed academy has named a total of 67 experts from the country and 18 foreigners, including Gates, who besides his well-known engagement in the technological sector also owns the firm TerraPower, which is involved in designing nuclear reactors,
SAN FRANCISCO - WhatsApp is working on a new feature that will allow users to quickly switch from voice to video call while the voice call is in progress. According to @WABetaInfo, a popular fab website that checks Beta versions in development, in the new Android update, WhatsApp is developing a new button that will allow to users to quickly switch from voice to video call without stopping the voice call in progress.
MANILA - Underlining the importance of building physical connectivity with the Asean region to further strengthen its economic ties with India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced that the largest so far Asean-India business and investment summit is slated to be held in New Delhi in January next year. Addressing the Asean Business and Investment Summit here, Modi also said that a conference to discuss increasing connectivity...
NEW DELHI - Social networking major Facebook on Monday said that it will encourage its users in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh to participate in this years state elections. The social networking major said that it will collaborate with the offices of the Chief Electoral Officer of Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat respectively. As part of this collaboration, Facebook will "promote a reminder" in people's "News Feed"
NEW YORK - The stock market value of technology giant Apple topped $900 billion for the first time in its history following the latest upbeat results coinciding with the arrival of the iPhone X. In the first minutes after the opening of the stock market on Wall Street, Apple shares spiked more than 3 per cent, taking the California company above $900 billion in stock market value for the very first time. Almost two hours after the opening bell,
NEW YORK - The uptick Amazon shares registered on Wall Street this Friday has directly affected the fortune of its founder, Jeff Bezos, who immediately replaced Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates as the richest person in the world. Two hours after the stock market opened on Friday, Amazon shares were up 11.9 per cent, on the first day since it announced its third quarter results at the close of trading on Thursday.