Day: February 15, 2019

New 3D Printing Process Creates Solid Objects Using Rays of Light

On the Starship Enterprise, replicators were devices that were used “to dematerialise matter and then reconstitute it in another form,” according to Startrek.com. For Captain Picard’s hungry crew, in particular, that usually meant nostalgically reconstituting meals on demand to appease a sudden craving. Though we remain a long way away from being able to transmogrify Read More

Microsoft Build Developer Conference to Be Held From May 6

Microsoft is set to host its annual three-day Build developer conference at the Washington State Convention Centre in Seattle from May 6 to 8. The Build conference is Microsoft’s main annual developer event where the company unveils its latest Windows versions alongside additions to other software and service tools like Office and Azure. The software giant is planning to post Read More

Microsoft Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2 Availability Expands to 20 More Markets

Microsoft has announced that it is expanding the availability of its Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2 devices to 20 more markets. The company hasn’t shared the full list of countries getting these Surface devices, but it did note that Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Studio 2 went Read More

Google Extends Chipmaking Efforts to Design Hub Bengaluru

Alphabet’s Google has hired more than a dozen microchip engineers in Bengaluru, India, in recent months and plans to rapidly add more, according to LinkedIn profiles, job postings and two industry executives, as the search firm expands its program to design the guts of its devices internally. The Bengaluru site, which has not been previously Read More

Chrome OS 72 Released With Optimisations for Touchscreen Devices, Newer Features

Google is rolling out the new update for its operating system – Chrome OS 72, with bug fixes, security updates and newer features like external storage access for Android apps including microSD cards and USB drives along with Picture in Picture (PiP) mode for Chrome sites. With Chrome OS 72, Google has optimised the Chrome Read More

IBM Opens Watson AI Services to Third-Party Cloud Platforms

IBM announced on Tuesday that some of its Watson artificial intelligence services will now work on rival cloud computing providers as it seeks to win over customers that want greater flexibility in how they store and analyse data. The announcement builds on IBM’s moves to position its services as compatible with nearly any form of computer infrastructure a Read More

Walmart, Google-Backed Deliv End Online Grocery Partnership

Walmart and logistics firm Deliv pulled the plug on a key same-day grocery delivery partnership, dealing a setback in the retailer’s race against rival Amazon.com to deliver groceries to customers’ homes. The world’s largest retailer began bolstering its partnerships with third-party courier firms to reach consumers in 100 US cities last year, after failing to use Uber and Lyft to deliver groceries, Read More

Amazon’s New Streamlined Packaging Is Jamming Up Recycling Centers

Over the past year, Amazon has reduced the portion of shipments it packs in its cardboard boxes in favor of lightweight plastic mailers, which enable the retailing giant to squeeze more packages in delivery trucks and planes. But environmental activists and waste experts say the new plastic sacks, which aren’t recyclable in curbside recycling bins, Read More

Google Venture Firm Taps David Schenkein to Lead Life-Sciences Investments

GV, the venture-capital arm of Google parent Alphabet, has hired biotechnology industry veteran David Schenkein to co-lead its investments in life sciences, a signal of its increasing ambitions in health care. Schenkein was previously chief executive officer of Agios Pharmaceuticals, which he grew from a small closely held startup to a $3.1 billion (roughly Rs. Read More

Amazon HQ2 Jobs Are ‘Mission Critical’, Says New York City Mayor

Defending the incentive package to attract Amazon.com’s HQ2 to New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the prospect of the tech giant bringing tens of thousands of jobs to the area was “mission critical.” “We had a real live choice to make – 25,000 to 40,000 jobs, many of them good paying, that New Yorkers Read More