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.
HYDERABAD - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that India with one of the most tech-friendly populations, was best placed to leverage power of technology and leapfrog into future. He said the country is the hot-spot of digital innovation across all sectors. It not only has a growing number of innovative entrepreneurs but also a growing market for tech innovations He was inaugurating the World Congress on Information...
WASHINGTON - The Donald Trump administration plans to unveil revised self-driving car guidelines this summer to give carmakers more freedom to develop self-driving car technologies, the US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has said. Speaking during the Detroit Auto Show, she said the government is set to issue third set of voluntary guidelines for self-driving cars this summer, the Detroit News reported late on Sunday.
MUMBAI - Lending major ICICI Bank on Friday said that it foresee mobile banking to overtake internet banking. according to the lending major's Group Executive and Chief Technology and Digital Officer B. Madhivanan, around half of the digital transactions of savings account are taking place on mobile banking. "I believe that in the near future, growth in mobile banking will be led by voice based services and technology,
NEW DELHI - In its biggest deal to date, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS) on Friday signed a multi-year agreement worth more than $2 billion with the US-based insurance company Transamerica to digitally transform its life and annuities business. The partnership enables Transamerica -- a leading provider of life insurance, retirement and investment solutions -- to enhance its digital capabilities, simplify the service of more than 10 million policies...