NEW DELHI - The deployment of 5G networks, which could be as much as 10 times more efficient than 4G networks, has the potential to significantly improve the safety of self-driving cars, according to market research firm Gartner. The reliability and low latency that 5G networks promise could lead to safe execution of human-led remote control of autonomous vehicles, said Jonathan Davenport, Senior Research Analyst at Gartner.
NEW DELHI - Expanding its audio line-up, Denmark-based Jabra, a subsidiary of GN Netcom that makes in-ear and on-ear audio wearables, on Thursday launched two devices in India. Priced at Rs 16,999, the Jabra "Elite 65e" is essentially a neckband wireless earbuds. The device is engineered for "best-in-class" wireless calls and music and provides two levels of noise cancellation including the company's own "Active Noise Cancellation"
NEW YORK - In an era of Machine Learning (ML)-enabled hacking, in which Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology is trained to "learn" and model inputs and outputs, a new chip-based technology termed as a "black box" can thwart hackers' plans, say researchers. According to Computer Science Professor Dmitri Strukov from the University of California-Santa Barbara, he and his team were looking to put an extra layer of security on devices.
NEW DELHI - Uber on Monday announced that its food delivery app Uber Eats, launched in May last year, is experiencing a nearly 50 per cent month-on-month (MoM) growth in its first year of operations in India. It has more than doubled in terms of the number of orders in the last three months, the company said in a statement. "Uber Eats has gained great momentum in India and is one of its fastest growing markets in the Asia Pacific region.
SYDNEY - Australian researchers have developed a drone capable of measuring a person's breathing and heart rate from 60 metres away, an advance that may help during humanitarian crises. The researchers led by Javaan Chahl from the University of South Australia (UniSA), showed that the drone was able to measure a subject's heart beat by using a camera to sense the top a person's head pulsing by approximately one millimeter with each beat,
NEW DELHI - Indian Railways will now digitise the submission of bills by vendors for payment and issue of inspection certificates by inspecting agencies with the aim of achieving complete digitisation of its contract management. Besides, the state-run transporter has introduced the letter of credit (LC) mode of payment as an option in supply/works contracts to improve transparency and the ease of doing business.
LONDON - Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) has accused Facebook and Google of raking in profits from "pop-up" brothels on their platforms. According to a report in The Sunday Times, "Pop-up" sex clubs were discovered in Cornwall, Cambridge, Swindon and holiday cottages in the Peak district. The NCA accused Google and Facebook of "making profits" from the trafficking of vulnerable women. According to the agency,
NEW DELHI - To help advertisers and content creators reach out to Internet users in Tamil, Google India on Wednesday introduced Tamil language support for its advertising products Google "AdWords" and Google "AdSense". With this, Google has now scaled support for three languages -- Hindi, Bengali and Tamil. "Majority of India's Internet users are not fluent in English and we have been very focussed on enabling Indian language...
NEW DELHI - Microsoft on Wednesday announced support for e-mail addresses in 15 Indian languages across its apps and services, including Office 365, Outlook 2016, Outlook.com, Exchange Online and Exchange Online Protection (EOP). Indian users would be able to use local language e-mail addresses for Outlook accounts on their personal computers, the company said on the occasion of the International Mother Language Day.
SAN FRANCISCO - Following Google's removal of the "view image" button from its image search results last week, several users will move to other browsers like Microsoft's Bing and Startpage that allow download of high-resolution images with a right click, media reported. Google, after signing a multi-year global licensing deal with Getty Images, removed the "view image" button -- a move set to curb the lifting of copyrighted images from its platform.