03 Feb 2020

1. Two-year-old Indian ed-tech startup Doubtnut raises $15M Doubtnut, a Gurgaon-based startup that operates an app to help students learn and master concepts from math and science using short videos, has raised $15 million in a new financing round as it looks to serve more people in small cities…

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07 Jan 2020
Sony just announced a car

1. Meet Ballie, Samsung’s rolling personal assistant that does…stuff This time last year, we asked the question: is Samsung getting serious about robotics. I’m not sure we’re that much closer to an answer, but tonight’s CES keynote pointed to a company that clearly wants to convince us of as…

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17 Dec 2019

1. Chinese electronics makers dent Apple & Samsung’s business in India Among the Japanese brands, Panasonic’s net loss widened to ₹459 crores the last fiscal from ₹131 crores in FY18, while Sony India’s net profit dropped 6% to ₹101 crores. Among domestic brands, Intex posted a loss of ₹281…

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10 Dec 2019

1. Intel hails new cryogenic control chip as a milestone toward ‘quantum practicality’ While Alphabet Inc.’s researchers were working on achieving quantum supremacy, the staff at an Intel Corp. lab in Ronler Acres, Oregon, have spent the past five years pursuing a different, no less important goal: “quantum practicality.”…

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26 Nov 2019

1. With Custom Labels, AWS lets customers train Rekognition for specific projects Amazon Web Services Inc. today released a new feature for Amazon Rekognition that will enable the computer vision service to identify specific objects in images — such as products on a shelf or manufacturing components — even…

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18 Nov 2019

1. Army photogrammetry technique makes 3D aerial maps in minutes Aerial imagery is a common asset in military matters, but 3D maps can be difficult to collect on short notice without specialized equipment. This new photogrammetry technique from the Army Corps of Engineers, however, can make accurate 3D maps…

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09 Nov 2019

1. Microsoft starts shipping enterprise-focused Hololens 2 mixed-reality headset Microsoft Corp.’s mixed-reality HoloLens 2 headset is now generally available to the public, with preorders shipped to customers in select markets. The new headset announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February includes a complete redesign that not…

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09 Oct 2019

1. Artificial Compound Lens inspires by mosquito eye could lead to New Vision Systems Anyone who’s tried to swat a pesky mosquito knows how quickly the insects can evade a hand or fly swatter. The pests’ compound eyes, which provide a wide field of view, are largely responsible for…

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08 Oct 2019

1. Apple macOS Catalina is now available For years now, Apple’s been judicious with its macOS updates. Understandably so. Given the massive online outcry every time Facebook changes the placement of a button, it’s in UX designers’ best interest to keep changes gradual and subtle. These days, the overarching…

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04 Oct 2019

1. Uber launches labor hire app that matches temporary workers with employers Uber Technologies Inc. today launched a new on-demand labor hiring app that matches people looking for shift work with companies that need temporary employees. First reported a year ago, Uber Works debuts in Chicago Friday and has…

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