Category archives for: Science And Technology

Tesla’s next model is pickup truck: Elon Musk

San Francisco,  Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that his company will make a pickup truck right after “Model Y” — a crossover SUV vehicle that is reportedly in advanced stages of development. Musk had asked his 17.1 million Twitter followers for feedback on how the auto and power company “can improve further” […]

LG, HERE Technologies tie-up for self-driving cars

Seoul,  LG Electronics Inc on Wednesday said it has inked an agreement with mapping solution provider HERE Technologies to tap deeper into self-driving automobile solutions. The South Korean company said HERE, which provides navigation solutions to nearly 100 million automobiles around the globe, is a suitable partner for LG, which recently set its eyes on […]

Assange’s Twitter account suddenly goes out of action

San Francisco,  The disappearance of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s Twitter account has created confusion among his fans and followers, the media reported. Assange’s account, @JulianAssange, is no more and the reason still remains unknown. A search on Twitter with his username says, ‘Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!’ According to Gizmodo, Assange had not tweeted since […]

Check if WhatsApp will work on your phone from Dec 31

San Francisco,  Facebook-owned mobile messaging app WhatsApp will stop working on a number of platforms from December 31, the company has confirmed. The messaging app will drop support for ‘BlackBerry OS’, ‘BlackBerry 10’, ‘Windows Phone 8.0’ and older platforms, from December 31, 2017, according to an express.co.uk report published on Monday. “We will no longer […]

New malware spreading fast via Facebook Messenger

San Francisco,  A new cryptocurrency-mining bot, named “Digmine”, that was first observed in South Korea, is spreading fast through Facebook Messenger across the world, Tokyo-headquartered cybersecurity major Trend Micro has warned. After South Korea, it has since spread in Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, the Philippines, Thailand and Venezuela. It is likely to reach other countries soon, […]

Karbonn ‘K9 Music 4G’ in India for Rs 4,990

New Delhi, Domestic handset maker Karbonn Mobiles on Friday launched “K9 Music 4G” for Rs 4,990 in the country. Built for music lovers, “K9 Music” is equipped with dual speakers and comes with an offer of unlimited music download on Saavn app for three months, the company said in a statement. The device packs a […]

AI chatbot ‘Ruuh’ changing handloom weavers’ lives in India: Nadella

San Francisco, Microsoft’s Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based chatbot ‘Ruuh’ that has begun changing the lives of handloom weavers in India is something that will shape the future of technology, the company’s Indian-born CEO Satya Nadella has emphasised. ‘Ruuh’ has been built entirely by the research team in India. “What’s incredible is that the team discovered how […]

Dell expands Inspiron notebook line-up in India

New Delhi,  Refreshing its Inspiron series in India, Dell on Thursday launched three ultra-slim notebooks — “Inspiron 13 7000” 2-in-1 (7373), “Inspiron 15 7000” (7570) and “Inspiron 13 5000” (5370). “Inspiron 13 7000” 2-in-1 (7373) has been launched for Rs 76,290 for core i5 chipset and Rs 96,190 for core i7 processor variant. “Inspiron 15 […]

Twitter bots can be injurious to your health

New York,  Already notorious for swaying political discourse, fake social media accounts may be even more dangerous. Researchers have found that the bots on social media platforms like Twitter often engage in offering health advice which are not backed by science. Social bots are automated accounts that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to influence discussions and […]

Meet Mortimer, a robot drummer who posts pictures on Facebook

London,  Scientists have developed a drumming robot, called Mortimer, who can compose music responsively to human pianists in real-time, and also post pictures of the sessions on Facebook. The research, published in IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, looked at how humans interact with robots over time and in particular how social media can […]

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