Wednesday , 13 December 2017
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Google Hires Truecar’s Krafcik to Head Its Driverless Car Unit

Google Inc said it named auto industry veteran John Krafcik as chief executive of its self-driving car project from late September. With the hiring of Krafcik, currently the president of automotive pricing terminal Truecar Inc and a former CEO of Hyundai Motors America, Google is starting to look at the project as a potential and relevant business in the near ... Read More »

Toshiba Swings to Q1 Loss on Weak PC, TV Sales

Toshiba Corp swung to a first-quarter loss on weak PC and TV sales, raising pressure on its new chief executive, who is already tasked with improving governance after a $1.3 billion (roughly Rs. 8,623 crores) accounting scandal. Toshiba on Monday reported an April-June operating loss of JPY 10.96 billion (roughly Rs. 603 crores) compared with a JPY 47.7 billion profit ... Read More »

Steve Jobs’ Biopic Release Date Shifted

Production banner Universal Pictures has tweaked its release pattern for upcoming biopic “Steve Jobs,” opting to release the film only in New York and Los Angeles on October 9 and and then go nationwide on October 23. Previously, the studio had planned on a nationwide release on October 9. But the officials have decided that they will expand “Steve Jobs” ... Read More »

Russian Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka Back After Record 879 Days in Space

Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka returned safely to Earth with two other astronauts from the International Space Station Saturday with the record for having spent the most time in space. Padalka who has spent a total of 879 days in space over five separate trips touched ground on the barren Kazakh steppe on schedule at 0051 GMT along with Kazakh cosmonaut ... Read More »

Antivirus Pioneer John McAfee Unveils US Presidential Run

John McAfee, a software pioneer who later became a fugitive from justice in Central America, unveiled plans Wednesday to run for the US presidency. His campaign filed papers with the Federal Election Commission and created a website, Facebook page and Twitter handle for the effort. “I am founding a new party yet to be announced,” the filing stated. A spokesman ... Read More »

Trai Proposes Telecom Operators Should Compensate Users for Call Drops

Plagued by the vexed problem of call drops, telecom regulator Trai today proposed that service providers should compensate mobile subscribers for call drops and poor quality of services. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) today floated a consultation paper seeking public view on the proposal. “It appears that a consumer relief measure against call drops would be effective only ... Read More »

Toyota to Invest $50 Million in Car-Tech Research at Stanford, MIT

Toyota is investing $50 million (roughly Rs. 333 crores) with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in hopes of gaining an edge in an accelerating race to phase out human drivers. The financial commitment announced Friday by the Japanese automaker will be made over the next five years at joint research centers located in Silicon Valley and another ... Read More »

Three-Man Crew Safely Reaches International Space Station

A Russian Soyuz spaceship safely delivered a three-man international crew, including Denmark’s first astronaut, to the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, a day after having had to manoeuvre to avoid colliding with space debris. The Soyuz TMA-18M blasted off to the $100 billion space laboratory from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday to take Russian Commander Sergei Volkov, ... Read More »

New US Federal Requirements on Cellphone Surveillance

Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-trackingtechnology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday. The policy represents the first effort to create a uniform legal standard for federal authorities using equipment known as cell-site simulators, which tracks cellphones used by suspects. It comes amid concerns from privacy ... Read More »