Is Artificial Intelligence Intelligent? How Machine Learning Has Developed

What makes artificial intelligence intelligent? Is it able to learn from errors or recognize, say, the letters of the alphabet in a set of random shapes like a human can? These are some of the questions developers of AI ask. What began as sluggish programs on hulking machines has taken the form of code that anyone in Read More

Dream of Ubiquitous Social Robots Still Aren’t Coming True

Hopes that the tech industry was on the cusp of rolling personal robots into homes are dimming now that several once-promising consumer robotics companies have shut down. The latest casualty was San Francisco startup Anki, maker of the playful toy robot Cozmo, which upon its release in 2016 seemed like the start of a new Read More

Chinese Researchers Try Brain Implants to Treat Drug Addicts

Patient Number One is a thin man, with a scabby face and bouncy knees. His head, shaved in preparation for surgery, is wrapped in a clean, white cloth. Years of drug use cost him his wife, his money and his self-respect, before landing him in this drab yellow room at a Shanghai hospital, facing the Read More

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Unveils Lunar Lander Project ‘Blue Moon’

  Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world and head of space company Blue Origin, announced Thursday his intent to participate in the new race to the Moon with a high-tech lander to carry vehicles and equipment. “This is Blue Moon,” the 55-year-old said at a carefully choreographed presentation in Washington, as curtains lifted Read More

Mi LED Smart Bulb Launched in India, Will Go Up for Crowdfunding on Friday

Mi LED Smart Bulb price in India has not yet been revealed by Xiaomi HIGHLIGHTS Mi LED Smart Bulb was launched alongside Redmi 7, Redmi Y3 For now, Xiaomi has not detailed a price for the smart bulb The Mi LED Smart Bulb will go up for crowdfunding on Friday Mi LED Smart Bulb has Read More

Redmi Y2 to Get Android 9 Pie Update, Xiaomi Clarifies

Redmi Y2 currently runs on Android 8.1 Oreo HIGHLIGHTS Redmi Y2 was launched in India in July 2018 Xiaomi had earlier suspended Pie development of Redmi S2 (Redmi Y2) The Xiaomi phone is powered by Snapdragon 625 SoC Redmi Y2 will be getting the Android 9 Pie update, Xiaomi has stated. The company came out Read More

WhatsApp Animated Stickers Coming to Android, iPhone, Web: Report

WhatsApp’s latest animated stickers feature working on Web version Highlights Animated stickers feature is coming soon to WhatsApp WABetaInfo notes iOS, Android, and WhatsApp Web to get support Tipster says that the feature is still under development WhatsApp is working on bringing animated stickers support to iOS, Android, and even the Web. Tipster WABetaInfo has Read More

Apple Accused of Securities Fraud Over Hiding iPhone Sales Drop in US Lawsuit

Apple Inc was accused in a new lawsuit of securities fraud for concealing a slump in demand for iPhones, particularly in China, leading to a $74 billion (roughly Rs. 5,10,000 crores) one-day slide in its market value once the truth became known. The complaint filed on Tuesday seeks damages for investors who bought Apple stock Read More

Xiaomi Guard Provider Pre-Installed Security App Reported to Have a Serious Vulnerability

Photo Credit: Check Point Research The vulnerability was associated with the use of multiple SDKs in the Guard Provider app. Highlights The vulnerability could pave the way for MiTM attacks It could allow malicious parties to seed a harmful APK Xiaomi has now fixed the flaw after its discovery Xiaomi smartphones may have security vulnerabilities. Read More

Tesla’s Musk, US SEC Ordered by Judge to Meet for an Hour on New Settlement

A federal judge in Manhattan on Friday ordered Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk and the US Securities and Exchange Commission to meet for at least an hour to try to settle the agency’s concerns over the billionaire entrepreneur’s use of Twitter. The SEC had asked US District Judge Alison Nathan to hold Musk in contempt Read More

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