Technology

iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, watchOS 3.2.3, and tvOS 10.2.2 Updates Released: What’s New

HIGHLIGHTS New versions are minor updates Available worldwide for supported devices iOS 10.3.3 brings security fixes and other improvements Apple rolled out minor software updates for all its major platforms – iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS – on Wednesday evening, most of which have to do with bug fixes, performance improvements, and security updates. iOS 10.3.3 fixes a number of security issues that could affect core services ... Read More »

Credo Of Successful Digital Enterprises: People First, Technology Second

There’s been no end to the talk of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robots squeezing people out of the enterprise. Let me add a different perspective. The human is, and all always will be, at the center of the enterprise. It takes humans to organize technology – no matter how “intelligent” – in a way that it best serves customers. ... Read More »

Technology and the Decline of Morality

“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit,” saysa character in Noel Coward’s play, Blithe Spirit. The decline of morality is on public display more than ever. Technology lets the world see people everywhere behaving badly: Videos of fights in public quickly go viral, folks bicker and bully on social media, and many ... Read More »

Reliance Jio Launches Asia-Africa-Europe Submarine Cable System to Cater to Video Demand

HIGHLIGHTS Jio launched the Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) submarine cable system It’s capable of bringing up to 40 terabits of new capacity to the region The cable system will stretch over 25,000km from France to Hong Kong Reliance Jio on Thursday launched the Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) submarine cable system, which will deliver up to 40 Terabits of new capacity in the region. The AAE-1 ... Read More »

Apple Acquires SensoMotoric, a German Firm Specialising in Eye-Tracking Tech

HIGHLIGHTS Apple CEO Tim Cook has previously talked about potential of AR The company announced ARKit at WWDC 2017 Apple has not officially confirmed the acquisition If Apple’s announcement of ARKit at WWDC 2017 was not proof enough for company’s dedication towards augmented reality, it has now acquired a computer vision company that specialises in augmented reality. As per the ... Read More »

Virgin Mobile has a $120 discount on an instantly unlockable 32GB and 128GB iPhone SE

Credit: Adam Patrick Murray Ads by Amazon Virgin Mobile is becoming America’s first iPhone-only carrier, and to celebrate its collaboration with Apple, it’s launched heavy deals on a year’s worth of cell service and the purchase price of a new iPhone SE. For existing customers and new customers who port-in a number, Virgin Mobile will give them a year’s worth of ... Read More »

Poker-Winning Machine Is No Threat to Humans

I didn’t worry too much when computers beat humans at checkers, chess, or Go. It was, after all, only a matter of time before someone built a powerful computer with a vast database of known game situations. But now that machines are beating professionals at poker – a game of imperfect information – a question must be asked: Is artificial ... Read More »

China Has Now Eclipsed US in AI Research

Humanity may still be years if not decades away from producing sentient artificial intelligence. But with the rise of machine-learning services in our smartphones and other devices, one type of narrow, specialized AI has become all the rage. And the research on this branch of AI is only accelerating. In fact, as more industries and policymakers awaken to the benefits ... Read More »

Everything You Think You Know About AI Is Wrong

Robots are coming for our jobs. Terminators will soon murder us all. There is no escape. Resistance is futile. These doom-laden predictions probably sound familiar to anyone who’s read or seen any movies lately involving artificial intelligence. Sometimes they’re invoked with genuine alarm, as in the case of Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warning against the danger of killer automatons. ... Read More »

New CERN Particle Accelerator May Help Both Doctors and Art Sleuths

A new particle accelerator unveiled at CERN, the European physics research centre, is expected to spawn portable accelerators that could help doctors treat cancer patients and experts analyse artwork. CERN is gradually upgrading its hardware to get more data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), its 27-km (17-mile) circular accelerator that smashes protons together at almost the speed of light ... Read More »