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Will consumer tech companies rule the enterprise world?

I often get asked whether consumer technology companies take over the enterprise world. The argument usually is very simple and goes like this — the consumer tech giants have more cash, can attract the best engineers, know how to build great products and were built in the cloud, so why would they not win in the enterprise. I am probably ... Read More »

10 Breakthrough New-Car Features Coming For 2018

If you’ve finally decided to trade in your current ride after five or more years of faithful use, you’ll find a brave new world of advanced technology that either didn’t exist or was available only in limited higher-end models the last time you set foot in a new-car dealer’s showroom. Sophisticated safety systems that can take control of a vehicle ... Read More »

HC seeks govt’s reply on private schools’ plea on National Education Policy

Independent Schools Federation of India has alleged in a plea to the Delhi High Court alleging ‘complete avoidance of private schools imparting elementary education in the newly constituted Committee’.(Sneha Srivastava/Mint/For representation only) New Delhi The Delhi High Court has sought the reply of the Centre on a plea alleging non-representation of thousands of educational and charitable societies running unaided schools in ... Read More »

Sony India eyes 25 per cent sales growth in festive season

Kenichiro Hibi also said the company would be making a Rs 500 crore investment in marketing for the current fiscal. KOLKATA: Electronics giant Sony India is looking at a 25 per cent growth in sales across all categories in this year’s festive season and is expecting over 20 per cent growth in the current fiscal, company officials said on Thursday. “This year, ... Read More »

Sony a6500 Firmware Update V1.04 Improves Image Stabilisation

The entry-level Sony a6500 is quite a popular camera among film shooters due to its small form-factor and exceptional 4K movie shooting quality. One of the small improvements from its predecessor, the a6300, is the In-Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS) technology, a feature that this camera shares with other current-generation small mirrorless cameras such as the Panasonic GH5 or Olympus E-M1 Mark II. Other than that, it ... Read More »

Amazon Offering $101 Off Sony’s MDR-1000X Noise-Canceling Bluetooth Headphones

Amazon is currently offering $101 off the price of Sony’s highly rated MDR-1000X noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones, which came out last October and usually retail at $399. The headphones boast the same drivers as the company’s well-regarded MDR-1A headset made for listening to Hi-Res Audio, as supported by the company’s Walkman range and its line of wireless home speakers and in-car audio systems. ... Read More »

Why AI Visionary Andrew Ng Teaches Humans to Teach Computers

Andrew Ng has led teams at Google and Baidu that have gone on to create self-learning computer programs used by hundreds of millions of people, including email spam filters and touch-screen keyboards that make typing easier by predicting what you might want to say next. As a way to get machines to learn without supervision, he has trained them to recognise cats in YouTube videos without ... Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A Launched, OnePlus 5 in a New Avatar, Nokia 6 Registrations Close, and More: Your 360 Daily

HIGHLIGHTS The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A has three RAM and storage options Nokia 6 registrations close of Amazon India ahead of this week’s sale OnePlus 5’s new variant is now available in India The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A was finally unveiled in China and it will go on sale via Mi.com and JD.com from Tuesday. The first smartphone to launch in the Note 5 ... Read More »

Skype for iOS Gets Mood Messages, Improved Sign-In Process, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Latest update brings mood messages, improved sign-in Update also brings general performance and stability improvements Microsoft last week also updated Skype’s desktop interface Microsoft rolled out a new update for Skype for iOS which brings some new features along with general performance and stability improvements. Most notably, the update brings mood messages and improvements to the sign-in process to make it ... Read More »

Apple’s Search for a Talented Engineer Revealed in Secret Job Posting

HIGHLIGHTS Apple’s secretive job posting revealed It clears that the company looking for “talented engineer” The job posting has been pulled now A secret job posting from Apple has been discovered that confirms that the company is looking for a “talented engineer.” The job posting, located on a hidden Applepage, was first reported by ZDNet’s Zach Whittaker. Finding the page appears to ... Read More »