Day: July 15, 2019

Mobile Operator to Help Restore Schools in Flood-Hit Areas

July 15, 2019

I ran’s second largest mobile operator, MTN-Irancell, has signed a multilateral agreement to help restore and equip schools in underdeveloped areas of the country. Signed by Irancell, Organization for Development, Renovation and Equipping of Schools and Charity Schools Association of Iran on Saturday, the agreement amounts to 120 billion rials ($952,000), 50 billion rials ($396,000) […]

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Mi A3 Launch Set for July 25, Alleged Live Images of the Phone Leaked

July 15, 2019

Mi A3 is tipped to launch alongside the Mi A3 Lite in India as well. Highlights Mi A3 is reportedly a tweaked version of the Mi CC9e The phone is tipped to pack a 48-megapixel rear camera Xiaomi Mi A3 is based on Android One programme Xiaomi recently started teasing the launch of the Mi […]

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Google Defends Employing Humans to Listen to Some Voice-Assistant Recordings

July 15, 2019

Contractors employed by Google listen to recordings of conversations customers have with their Google voice-activated devices, the search giant said Thursday, adding to a string of privacy concerns about technology companies’ data collection practices. Google said contractors review a small percentage of the recordings made by customers through Google Assistant devices, such as Google Home […]

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Huawei Files to Trademark ‘Harmony’ Branding for an Operating System: Report

July 15, 2019

Chinese tech giant Huawei has reportedly filed a trademark application with the EU Intellectual Property Office for a new operating system (OS) called Harmony, even as issues with the US government after the trade blacklist seem to be easing now. The smartphone and telecommunications player is attempting to register the name for an OS for […]

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US Tech Firms Cozy Up to China Despite Trade Turmoil

July 15, 2019

In a packed ballroom in Beijing’s national convention centre, the executive from a major technology company laid out ambitious plans for the future of artificial intelligence in China. He explained how customised semiconductors would help power everything from autonomous cars to voice-activated industrial machines. Only this wasn’t a state-backed enterprise. This was Intel, the largest […]

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Aam Aadmi Party’s Free Wi-Fi Promise for Delhi Still a Dream

July 15, 2019

With the Arvind Kejriwal government about to complete its tenure, the people of Delhi continue to wait for free Wi-Fi internet access across the national capital with the AAP’s promised project still in the pipeline. The Aam Aadmi Party’s flagship project, after missing a number of deadlines, is expected to start later this year, around […]

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‘My son spent £3,160 in one game’

July 15, 2019

This week we told the story of the family whose children emptied their parents’ bank account buying players in the video game Fifa. It generated a big debate about whether parental controls are sufficient, how much responsibility lies with mum and dad – and the ethics of encouraging young players to spend money within games […]

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Xiaomi Opens Camera R&D Centre in Tampere, Finland, Home of Camera Experts: Report

July 15, 2019

Xiaomi Redmi K20 with triple rear camera setup seen above Highlights Tampere is home to camera experts thanks to Nokia Huawei also set up its own R&D centre in Tampere Xiaomi has established two companies in the city Aiming to work better on camera technology, Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has registered a research and development […]

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink Set to Reveal ‘Computer-Brain Interface’ on Tuesday

July 15, 2019

Highlights Musk owns a startup named Neuralink The idea of a brain-computer interface is not new It is however, still quite futuristic Not many people know that Tesla Founder and CEO Elon Musk owns a startup called Neuralink that is developing ultra-high bandwidth brain-machine interfaces, existing only in sci-fi movies at the moment, to connect […]

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Apple Reportedly Halts Development of Its AR/ VR Headsets

July 15, 2019

In what could be bad news for the tech industry, Apple has reportedly shelved plans to develop its Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) headsets. According to Taiwan-based portal DigiTimes that cited people familiar with the situation, the Apple team working on the AR/VR project has been temporarily disbanded and “reassigned to other product […]

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