NEW YORK - Breast ultrasound elastography is an emerging imaging technique that provides information about a potential breast lesion and researchers have identified the critical role AI can play in making this technique more efficient and accurate. Using more precise information about the characteristics of a cancerous versus non-cancerous breast lesion,
WASHINGTON - The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved a settlement involving about $5 billion with Facebook over its probe into the tech giant's privacy violations, a media report said on Friday. FTC commissioners voted by 3-2 with Republicans in support and Democrats in opposition to the penalty, the Xinhua news agency reported.
SAN FRANCISCO - Ahead of Amazon Prime Day (July 15-16), McAfee Labs researchers have warned that bad actors could use a phishing kit dubbed "16Shop" to target customers of the retail giant. The same kit was earlier found to be used to target Apple users. "The author of the kit goes by the alias DevilScreaM. We gathered lots of information on this actor and found...
NEW YORK - Engineers have developed a new wearable, ultra-thin electronic device - e-tattoo - that could make heart monitoring easier and more accurate than existing electrocardiograph machines. Developed by engineers from the University of Texas at Austin, the graphene-based 'e-tattoo' can be placed on the skin to measure a variety of body responses,
SAN FRANCISCO - Amid rising tensions over workers rights, global ride-hailing major Uber has incorporated several changes to its app for drivers to improve the experience for both newer as well as seasoned drivers. Uber is testing out several new features for drivers, including a scrolling feed of promotions and gamified 'quests' that would be viewable before drivers...
SAN FRANCISCO - To offer more assurance in recovering hacked accounts, Facebook-owned messaging app Instagram is testing a new in-app account recovery process. To control cases where the hackers alter username and contact data linked to the accounts, Instagram is offering a safeguard which would prevent any username from being claimed for a "period of time"
NEW DELHI - In a bid to further allow users personalise their Windows 10 experience, software giant Microsoft on Monday launched smart phonetic keyboards for 10 Indian languages as part of its May 2019 update. The updated phonetic keyboards have been made available in languages including Hindi, Bangla, Tamil and Marathi amongst others, the company said in a statement.
NEW DELHI - YouTube on Wednesday introduced a new plan for students for YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium in India that will allow eligible college students to get discounted access to music, global originals and movies -- ad-free for Rs 59 and Rs 79, respectively. "The 'Student Plans' are currently available to full-time students from accredited colleges or universities in India," the company said in a statement.
TAIPEI - Working to ensure that the 5G wave touches low-cost handsets, Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company MediaTek on Wednesday introduced its 7nm 5G system-on-chip (SoC) designed to power the first wave of 5G smartphones at Computex 2019 here. The integrated 5G chipset, with the MediaTek Helio M70 5G modem built in, includes ARM's Cortex-A77 CPU, Mali-G77 GPU and the company's most advanced...
SAN FRANCISCO - Tesla CEO Elon Musk's tunnelling company -Boring - has bagged a $48.6 million worth contract to build an underground transportation system around the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), Engadget reported on Thursday. Authorities conjured up the project to go with the LVCC's expansion -- the whole facility will span 200 acres after all construction is done, and people would have to walk two miles to...