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Samsung forms unit to house and fund self-driving car technology

A man tours a showroom of Samsung Electronics in Seoul. Picture REUTERS New York — Samsung Electronics is upping its $8bn bet on automotive technology, forming a separate business unit within Harman International to house autonomous driving products and ploughing $300m into a new fund investing in start-ups in this space. The autonomous driving unit will compete on everything from ... Read More »

Huawei Surpasses Apple in Global Smartphone Sales, Takes Second Spot: Counterpoint

HIGHLIGHTS Huawei has surpassed Apple for the first time in global smartphone sales This could be temporary as Apple will launch new iPhones this month Apple continues to drive its flagship momentum with iPhone 7 and 7 Plus As Apple prepares to launch its next flagship device – probably iPhone 8 – on September 12, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has surpassed Apple for the first time ... Read More »

iPhone 8 Production Glitches Could Lead to Supply Shortfalls After Launch: Report

HIGHLIGHTS Production glitches pushed the manufacturing process back by a month Fans and investors are eagerly looking forward to the iPhone 8 The company is widely tipped to adopt OLED displays for the latest iPhone Apple’s new iPhone had hit production glitches early in its manufacturing process and could lead to supply shortfalls and shipping delays following its launch next week, ... Read More »

Technology, social media of huge help at Haj

Saudi security officers monitor live feed screens of Makkah, along with highways and high density areas, during Haj. New Delhi: This year, as around 2.35 million Muslims from across the world gathered in Makkah “to renew their sense of purpose in life, erase past sins and beg God for forgiveness and guidance” at the annual Haj pilgrimage, technology and the ... Read More »

Google’s Nearby Connections 2.0 Brings Fully Offline Peer-to-Peer Communication to Android

HIGHLIGHTS Nearby Connections API v2.0 is now available to download It brings lower latency and encrypted connection support Nearby feature allows devices to communicate in proximity At Google I/O 2017, the California-based Internet colossus talked about the expansion of Contextual Apps Experiences, and this now seems to be coming to fruition. Google has now announced the version 2.0 for Nearby Connections API, with ... Read More »

Apple, Huawei, Amazon Gain in Sluggish Tablet Market: IDC, Strategy Analytics

HIGHLIGHTS Overall tablet sales dropped to 37.9 million Apple saw nearly 15 percent boost in iPad sales from a year ago Samsung remained the number two vendor with a 15.8 percent market share Apple, Huawei and Amazon boosted tablet sales over the past quarter, despite the ongoing slump in the overall market for the devices, surveys showed Thursday. Overall tablet ... Read More »

Intex Aqua Style III With 4G VoLTE Support Launched: Price, Specifications, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Intex Aqua Style III comes with a 5-inch FWVGA display It has 5-megapixel cameras on both rear and front sides The Intex Aqua Style III costs Rs. 4,299 on Amazon.in Intex Technologies on Tuesday launched a new smartphone – Aqua Style III – to its Aqua lineup of smartphones. The biggest highlight of the Aqua Style III is that it ships with ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 With 6.3-Inch AMOLED Display Launched: Price, Specifications, Release Date, and More

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung is ready to put Galaxy Note 7 fiasco behind it The company has launched Galaxy Note 8 featuring 6.3-inch display The Galaxy Note 8 comes in four colours Is Samsung ready to put behind the disastrous Galaxy Note 7? It sure thinks so. To much fanfare, enthusiastic executives from the Suwon-headquartered company bolted on stage at a media event in New ... 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 »

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 »