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Microsoft opens centre focused on societal impact via SCAI

BENGALURU:  Microsoft Research India or MSR India on Wednesday launched its new centre focused on societal impact through Cloud and Artificial Intelligence (SCAI).

Intel unveils its first AI-driven neural network chip

SAN FRANCISCO:  Intel has unveiled its first high-performance Artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven neural network chip "Nervana" to meet the growing high-speed computing and robotics demand.

Apple's digital credit card now available to US customers

SAN FRANCISCO:  The iPhone maker has launched its first-ever virtual credit card for users in the US with no fees, no card number, CVV security code, expiration date or signature on the card -- thus providing more security than any other physical credit card.

TikTok launches consumer awareness initiative in India

NEW DELHI:  Emphasising on the safe use of social media platforms, the wildly popular short video-sharing app TikTok on Tuesday launched an awareness campaign to sensitise Indias growing digital population about the responsible use of such platforms.

Samsung launches 'made in India' Galaxy Note10 smartphones

BENGALURU:  Samsung on Tuesday brought much-awaited "made in India" Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+ with enhanced S Pen and pro-grade camera to the country that would take the productivity and creativity to a new level.

Microsoft hires former Siri boss for AI leadership role

SAN FRANCISCO:  The former head of Apples Siri division Bill Stasior, is leaving the company after nearly a decade to join Microsofts artificial intelligence (AI) division.

India's Chandrayaan-2 on course to Moon

CHENNAI:  The Indian space agency on Tuesday completed successfully the crucial orbit manoeuvre and put the Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft into the lunar orbit.

Insomnia linked to increased risk of heart failure: Study

LONDON: People suffering from insomnia might have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke, says a study.

Solicitor General's wife's phone snatched in Delhi

NEW DELHI:  Two bike-borne miscreants snatched the mobile phone of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta's wife near Mandi House in the heart of the national capital, police said on Monday.

Elon Musk relaunches Tesla solar panel business

SAN FRANCISCO:  Multi-billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk has relaunched Tesla's solar panel services, claiming that it could save a user about $500 a year.

Twitter slammed for China-backed ads against HK protesters

HONG KONG:  Users on the social bookmarking website Pinboard have slammed China-backed advertisements being run on Twitter, attacking Hong Kong protesters.

Google's Android: Undisputed leader of smartphone OS

NEW DELHI: If you just look at the number of people using Android phones in the world, it would appear that Apple's iOS has only a few takers, but a look at the amount of money people spend on Apple's App Store paints a different picture.

Google Assistant to send reminders to family, friends

SAN FRANCISCO: Google is adding a new feature to its Assistant that lets people send reminders to their friends and family on phones or Google Home devices.

Ola acquires Bengaluru-based AI start-up Pikup.ai

BENGALURU:  Ride-hailing service Ola on Tuesday announced the acquisition of 'pikup.ai', an artificial intelligence (AI) start-up based out of Bangalore, for an undisclosed sum.

Bugs found in backend systems of top 5,000 free Android apps

NEW YORK: Cybersecurity researchers have identified more than 1,600 vulnerabilities in the support ecosystem behind the top 5,000 free apps available in the Google Play Store.

Check our transparency report: Twitter on Pak-operated handles

NEW DELHI:  A day after four Twitter handles run by the ISI or the Pakistan Army were removed for circulating fake news on the Kashmir situation, the micro-blogging platform on Tuesday said it does not comment on the deletion of individual accounts.

Mob lynching: MP police to monitor social media to stop child abduction rumours

BHOPAL: With a motive to prevent mob lynching incidents over child abduction rumours, Madhya Pradesh police is monitoring the social media, especially WhatsApp and Facebook.

NASA mission picks 4 sites for asteroid Bennu sample return

WASHINGTON:  After grappling with the rugged reality of asteroid Bennu's surface, NASA, the US space agency, has finally selected four potential sites for its spacecraft to "tag" its cosmic dance partner.

Meesho raises $125 mn in funding round led by Naspers

BENGALURU: E-commerce platfrom Meesho on Monday said that it has received an investment of $125 million in its latest funding round led by South Africa-based global consumer internet group Naspers.

Amazon launches Marketplace Appstore in India

BENGALURU: Amazon on Monday launched its Marketplace Appstore in India, which is a platform created for sellers to discover trusted third-party applications that can help them automate, grow and manage their business.

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