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August Android Security Update Rolling Out to Google Nexus, Pixel Devices

HIGHLIGHTS Update now available for Pixel and Nexus devices It’ll roll out over the next few days You can also side-load it manually Google has released the August 2017 security update for supported Android devices, and it is now available for three Pixel devices – the Pixel, Pixel XL, and Pixel C – and five Nexus ones, in Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Nexus Player. Of those eight, ... Read More »

GST cess hike: Buyers rush to buy luxury cars, SUVs to beat price rise

Premium cars and SUVs are likely to see a sharper jump in prices after the new rates comes into effect and are consequently seeing stronger sales ahead of the hike. Photo: Bloomberg Mumbai: An impending hike in the cess under the goods and services tax (GST) regime on luxury cars has prompted Saurabh Deshmukh, a 43-year-old doctor in Mumbai, to book ... Read More »

Intel Unveils Movidius Myriad X VPU With Neural Compute Engine to Give Devices AI Capabilities

Intel on Monday introduced its new Movidius Myriad X vision processing unit (VPU), advancing Intel’s end-to-end portfolio of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to deliver more autonomous capabilities across a wide range of product categories, including drones, robotics, smart cameras and virtual reality. Intel says Myriad X is the world’s first system-on-chip (SoC) shipping with a dedicated Neural Compute Engine for accelerating deep learning ... Read More »

IITs, Central universities will soon tune in to ‘patriotic’ music

New Delhi: Campuses of Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and other Central universities will soon have “patriotic” music performances. The HRD ministry has asked these institutions to host music bands that will perform patriotic songs. As part of the programme named Yeh India ka time hai, the government has identified certain bands which will be visiting campuses across the country ... Read More »

Impressed by judge’s lifestyle, CS topper from Jaipur wants to study law

Jaipur Aayushi Pareek, who secured all-India rank 24 in the Company Secretary (CS) exams, wants to become a judge. The results of the CS professional and executive programme were declared by The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) on Friday. The Jaipur topper said that her family had a judge for a neighbour and she was fascinated with the prestige ... Read More »

HP TET 2017 admit card: When and where to download

The Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE) is expected to release the admit card for the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) 2017 in a few days. According to the prospectus, the admit card will be released five days before the exam is scheduled to be held. The exam will be held from September 3 to September 17. The Junior Basic ... 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 »

Replacement Screens With Malicious Chips Can Be Used to Control Your Phone

HIGHLIGHTS Researchers hacked into several phones by embedding a malicious chip The chip could be used to log keyboard input, install apps, and more These chips are cheap and can be mass produced There seems to be no end to the ways hackers can get inside your smartphone. It is increasingly getting easy for hackers to infiltrate smartphones through malicious ... Read More »

Google adds six-second video previews to mobile search

In a major update, search engine giant Google has added a six second video previews to its mobile search results, the media reported on Saturday. Google would use some of its machine learning capabilities to actually analyse the entire video and then decide what six-second portion to pick for preview. The new update would now let searches in Android’s Google app or Chrome ... Read More »

Mercedes offer diesel drivers THOUSANDS to ditch their old car, but there’s a catch

Mercedes launch diesel scrappage scheme to offer drivers cash off a new car Mercedes has launched a diesel scrappage scheme in the UK offering motorists a chance to cash in on their old car. UK car drivers can receive a cash incentive of up to £2,000 off a new Euro 6 diesel, pure electric or plug-in hybrid Mercedes when they trade in ... Read More »