NEW DELHI - The Indian e-commerce market would become worth over $100 billion by the year 2022, with a growth of around 25 per cent from the current level, a report said on Friday. There is a need to harmonise the e-commerce policy framework in the country to enable growth in the sector, stated a joint report by PwC and Nasscom -- Propelling India towards global leadership in e-commerce.
NEW DELHI - Digital payments platform Paytm on Friday said it has tied up with global payment service provider Visa to enable credit card payments through its mobile app. Paytm has also integrated BHIM UPI on the app for the customer to source funds to make credit card bill payments, a statement from One97 Communications Limited, which owns the Paytm brand, said.
NEW YORK - Researchers have, for the first time, produced fibres with embedded electronics that are so flexible they can be woven into soft washable fabrics and made into wearable clothing. Embedding high speed optoelectronic semiconductor devices, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and diode photodetectors, into washable fabrics also makes it possible to produce clothing that communicates optically with other devices.
SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon has decided to stop its experiment of putting the first episodes of developing content referred to as the "pilot episodes", the media reported. Up until now, the company released the pilot episodes to get customers' feedback on what episodes should become a series. "I'd never say 'never' but that version is not something we're doing. We'll use our own testing barometers and some user data but the public voting process...
NEW DELHI - The government on Monday finally approved the implementation of guidelines for the defence Strategic Partnership model that incentivises domestic private as well as foreign firms in military manufacturing in the country. And the first project to kick off the long-delayed Strategic Partnership policy will be 111 utility twin-engine helicopters worth an estimated Rs 21,000 crore for the Indian Navy.
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,