Technology

This wearable sensor can detect tension level from dampness

August 17, 2018

Scientists have developed a waterproof wearable patch, which when used directly to the skin, absorbs dampness and within seconds assesses how much cortisol — tension hormone — a person is producing. scientific tests that measure cortisol, which rises and falls logically throughout the day, give an objective gauge of exciting or physical tension and can help doctors […]

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Netflix costs Rs 800 per month in India but you can get it for Rs 200, this is how

August 7, 2018

Sacred Games, a Netflix Originals directed by Anurag Kashyap, has been apparently a “great success”, says Ted Sarandos, the Chief Content Officer of the video streaming service. And now with this success, Netflix is looking to expand business in India. The company currently has 125 million users worldwide but hopes to add another 100 million […]

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Mio launch the Cyclo 210 GPS

August 4, 2018

Mio’s new computer promises ease of use and a no-nonsense operating system, with turn-by-turn instructions and full European mapping included, for £189.99 Mio’s new computer promises ease of use and a no-nonsense operating system, with turn-by-turn instructions and full European mapping included, for £189.99 Mio Cyclo 210 Mio has launched the Cyclo 210 GPS bike computer, offering simplicity […]

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It’s harder to turn off robot begging for its life–study

August 4, 2018

German researchers found that turning off a robot became harder when it begged human subjects not to. With the fast rise of artificial intelligence and its increasing adoption into everyday products, it somehow makes sense to ask just how interactive technology will be in the future, and how humans will behave in the face of a […]

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The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 instantly becomes the best Android tablet

August 4, 2018

With Google now turning to Chrome OS tablets, and Amazon hoovering up the budget end of the market, top-end Android tablets capable of taking on the iPad Pro directly are thin on the ground. The new Galaxy Tab S4 from Samsung, therefore, has immediately become the best of the bunch. We only have Samsung’s promotional materials to go off so […]

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Scientists are using solar-powered MP3 players to fight diarrhea in the rainforest

August 2, 2018

URIDU, a German non-profit social enterprise, is using educational and inspirational music in the fight against the spread of diarrhea in remote regions of the Central African Republic and Congo. The songs, which are played using the solar-powered MP3 players URIDU developed, are used to sensitize the Aka communities found the CAR and Congo’s rainforests […]

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20th Century Researchers Create AI Model to Forecast Audience For a Movie

August 1, 2018

The researchers used NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPUs on the Google Cloud, with the cuDNN-accelerated Tensor Flow deep learning framework to train neural network on hundreds of movie trailers released over the last years. In a first, researchers from 20th Century Fox film studios have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered model to forecast what target audience […]

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Here’s how Amazon’s Alexa AI is helping NASA become smarter at work

July 24, 2018

While you are busy giving Alexa commands to play your favourite song or book an Uber, the cloud-based voice service from Amazon is helping the US space agency organise daily tasks while making sense of intrinsic data-sets. According to Tom Soderstrom, IT Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), voice as […]

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UNISOC (Spreadtrum) plans to power Android smartphones with two new chipsets coming first to Micromax and Lava

June 20, 2018

UNISOC’s new chipsets bring support for dual cameras, AR/VR, face ID, face beautification and more. The new chips will power phones by Indian OEMs like Micromax and Lava and are expected to arrive in markets by August. UNISOC, formerly known as Spreadtrum Communications had kept their focus set on 4G feature phones for the past […]

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JPEG XL could let you pack twice as many photos into your phone

June 19, 2018

But there’s a war brewing, and JPEG XL isn’t alone. Apple and Google have their own ideas. JPEG turns 25 this year, a remarkable achievement when you think about how the latest smartphone becomes ho-hum in a matter of months. But to celebrate JPEG’s birthday, we might finally be seeing something better. That’s because the Joint Photographic Experts […]

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