Tuesday, February 27, 2024


Zerodha CEO Nithin Kamath suffers mild stroke, on path to recovery

NEW DELHI: Zerodha Co-founder and CEO Nithin Kamath on Monday revealed he suffered a mild stroke around six week ago, which left him wondering why a fit person like him could be affected.

Google to showcase 6 Android experiences at MWC 2024

NEW DELHI: Google on Monday said that it will be showcasing six Android experiences at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024 in Barcelona, Spain.

IIT Delhi, R Systems International to launch AI centre for sustainable systems

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) and R Systems International on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a Center of Excellence (CoE) on applied AI for sustainable systems at the varsity.

Homegrown healthtech platform Cult.fit raises $10.2 mn

NEW DELHI: Tata Digital-bached healthtech platform Cult.fit (formerly Cure.fit) has raised $10.2 million in its Series F round led by Valecha Investments.

Meta to form 'Operations Centre' to combat spread of deceptive AI in EU polls

NEW DELHI: Meta (formerly Facebook) on Monday said that it will be activating an Elections Operations Centre to combat the spread of misleading artificial intelligence (AI) content in the European Union's (EU) 2024 Parliament elections.

Gemini AI at heart of every Google product is extremely alarming: Musk

NEW DELHI: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who recently accused Google of running "racist, anti-civilisational programming" with its artificial intelligence (AI) models, has now said, "given that the Gemini AI will be at the heart of every Google product and YouTube, this is extremely alarming".

realme's 12 Pro+ takes the lead as top camera smartphone on Flipkart in its segment

NEW DELHI: The success of realme's 12 Pro series 5G, unveiled earlier this year, is undisputed and has significantly boosted the brand's reputation as its top-tier release for the year. The smartphones have been met with an exceptional reception, selling a remarkable 150,000 units during its first sale period. Adding to the accolades, just last week, the realme 12 Pro+ was crowned as the 'No. 1 Camera Smartphone' in its category on Flipkart.

This is how the world reacts to Musk's robot Optimus

NEW DELHI: Tech billionaire Elon Musk has shared a new video of Tesla's humanoid robot, Optimus, showing the robot confidently walking on the bustling factory floor.

AI phones to smart rings: What to expect from MWC 2024

NEW DELHI: The Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2024, which is going to take place in Barcelona, Spain, from February 26 to 29, is expected to be one of the most crowded events yet, with tens of thousands of tech and telecom leaders from all over the world gathering to showcase the latest in connectivity innovation.

From Google Maps to Snapchat: Top AR apps for Android

NEW DELHI: In the ever-changing world of technology, augmented reality (AR) has become a game changer by seamlessly integrating the digital and physical worlds. AR apps have taken centre stage in the Android ecosystem, spanning gaming, education, productivity, and navigation.

GenAI emerges as top cybersecurity threat for this year

NEW DELHI: As hackers devise new methods to infiltrate into your devices, Generative AI (GenAI) has become the top threat this year, as cybercriminals use ChatGPT and Gemini AI models to up their game.

6 NASA instruments working fine on Moon, gear up to study lunar surface

WASHINGTON: As the world celebrates the return of the US on the Moon after more than 50 years, space agency NASA is elated that its science instruments and technology demonstrations are working fine on the lunar surface.

Google explains what went wrong with Gemini AI image generation

NEW DELHI: As world leaders and industry stalwarts slammed Google over inaccuracies in its AI-generated historical images, the tech giant has tried to explain what exactly went wrong with its AI.

Global 5G smartphone shipments crosses 2 bn units in Q4 2023: Report

NEW DELHI: Global cumulative shipments of 5G smartphones surpassed 2 billion units in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2023, with Apple and Samsung topping the list, a new report said on Friday.

IIT Bombay’s new low-cost, thin coating material can reduce record heat

NEW DELHI: In a breakthrough in passive cooling, a team of engineers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay has developed a new type of coating material that is low-cost, thin and can effectively reflect the sun's heat and reduce the amount of heat absorbed by the material, thus providing thermal insulation.

Elon Musk says Gmail’s alternative Xmail is coming soon

NEW DELHI: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Friday threatened Satya Nadella-run Google, saying his X (formerly Twitter) platform will soon have an alternative to the Gmail service.

Scientists develop tech that can recognise human emotion real time

SEOUL: South Korean scientists have developed a groundbreaking technology that can recognise human emotions in real time, an advance poised to revolutionise various industries, including next-generation wearable systems.

Indian solar energy tech firms see $1 bn funding in Jan, despite 9% dip in 2023: Report

NEW DELHI: Within the first month of 2024, the Indian solar energy tech companies have witnessed $1 billion in funding, despite a 9 per cent dip in 2023, a new report showed on Friday.

Musk congratulates Intuitive Machines on moon rover landing

SAN FRANCISCO: Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Friday congratulated the US company Intuitive Machines on the moon rover landing.

Lina Khan-led FTC fines cybersecurity firm Avast $16.5 mn for selling browser data

SAN FRANCISCO: The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a fine of $16.5 million on the cybersecurity company Avast over the charges that the firm sold browsing data to third parties after claiming its products would block online tracking.

Vice Media to cut hundreds of jobs, stop publishing content on its site

SAN FRANCISCO: Vice Media chief executive officer (CEO) Bruce Dixon has said that the company will be laying off hundreds of employees and will cease publishing content to its website as it plans a shift toward social platforms.

Salem-based college students power ISRO’s new INSAT-3DS with precision equipment

SALEM: After successfully developing stepper motor for Chandrayaan-3 moon mission, students at the Sona College of Technology here have now powered Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) latest weather satellite with precision equipment.

Meta expands Instagram's creator marketplace to new markets, including India

NEW DELHI: Meta (formerly Facebook) on Thursday said that it is expanding Instagram's creator marketplace to eight new markets, including India, to help more brands and creators work together on partnerships.

Robotic surgery devices market to hit $10 bn in 2024: Report

NEW DELHI: Robotic surgery and devices is expected to experience unprecedented growth in 2024, driven by a surge in demand for minimally invasive procedures and advancements in robotic technologies, according to a report on Thursday.

Flipkart Group's Ayyappan Rajagopal moves on after 11 years

NEW DELHI: Cleartrip Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ayyappan Rajagopal on Thursday announced his decision to move on from the Walmart-backed Flipkart Group after working for 11 years in multiple roles.

Google set to ramp up Pixel phone production in India from Q2: Report

NEW DELHI: Google is set to start manufacturing its Pixel smartphones in India and to do that it has asked suppliers to begin production by the next quarter, or Q2, at the earliest, a media report said on Thursday.

Meta testing cross-posting feature from FB to Threads

SAN FRANCISCO: Meta has started testing a cross-posting feature that would allow users to post from Facebook to Threads.

Samsung brings Galaxy AI to more devices with new update

NEW DELHI: Samsung Electronics on Thursday announced the availability of Galaxy AI features on more devices through a new ‘One UI 6.1’ software update.

Apple grabs top 7 spots in 10 best-selling smartphones globally

NEW DELHI: Apple has captured top seven positions in the global list of 10 best-selling smartphones in 2023 for the first time, a report showed on Wednesday, as India became the fifth smartphone market to exceed 10 million iPhone unit sales in a single year.

Airtel with Ericsson demonstrates mmWave 5G functionality on its network

NEW DELHI: Bharti Airtel in partnership with Ericsson on Wednesday said they have successfully demonstrated mmWave (millimetre wave) 5G functionality on the Airtel network.

Cryogenic engine of LVM3 rocket completes ground qualification tests: ISRO

CHENNAI: The Indian space agency, ISRO, on Wednesday said it has achieved a major milestone in the human rating of its CE20 cryogenic engine that will power the LVM3 rocket to carry Indian astronauts.

After success of realme’s 12 Pro Series, brand announces realme 12+ 5G

upGrad uses AI to translate Certs & Bootcamps into local languages

NEW DELHI: Ronnie Screwvala-founded edtech platform upGrad on Wednesday said that it plans to enhance its product diaspora by translating popular Certs & Bootcamps into local languages using artificial intelligence (AI) for freshers and working professionals.

Signal launches usernames to keep your phone number private

NEW DELHI: Encrypted messaging platform Signal is launching usernames for chats to keep your phone number private.

1st human implanted with Neuralink brain chip able to control mouse via thoughts: Musk

NEW DELHI: Elon Musk has said that the first human implanted with a brain chip from his brain-computer interface company Neuralink seems to have fully recovered and is able to control a computer mouse using thoughts.

LockBit key actor in today's cyber threat scene with 17 per cent of engagements: Report

NEW DELHI: LockBit ransomware group remains a key player in today's threat landscape, with 17 per cent of ransomware engagements in 2023, a new report said on Tuesday.

Dell launches 2 new Alienware gaming monitors in India

NEW DELHI: Dell Technologies on Tuesday launched two new Alienware QD-OLED gaming monitors in India, which were first unveiled at CES 2024.

Previous govts involved in some of the biggest scams: Union Minister

MUMBAI: Previous governments inadequately regulated critical sectors such as telecom, amid massive scams, but our approach in creating a framework of regulation has been open and transparent, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT Rajeev Chandrasekhar has said.

Microsoft to expand AI, cloud infrastructure in Spain, invest $2.1 bn in next 2 yrs

NEW DELHI: Microsoft's Vice Chair and President Brad Smith has announced that the company will expand its artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud infrastructure in Spain via an investment of $2.1 billion in the next two years.

GenAI to boost Indian financial services, add $80 bn by 2030: Report

NEW DELHI: Generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) is set to boost Indian financial services and is expected to potentially add $66-$80 billion to the GVA (Gross Value Added) by the year 2030, a new report said on Monday.