Technology

Twitter promotes Rishi Jaitly, to drive growth in Asia and Middle East

SINGAPORE: Twitter has said that it plans to accelerate its push for content partnerships in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. It has appointed a Singapore-based executive, Rishi Jaitly, to boost teams in major markets such as Australia, India, and Japan as well as to expand into Greater China and Southeast Asia, the company said in a statement. Jaitly was ... Read More »

Wipro COO: There are opportunities for us to do better in terms of growth and operating margins

BENGALURU: In March, India’s third largest software exporter Wipro plucked out TCS veteran Abid Ali Neemuchwala to lead operations at the company, as part of a broader organization-wide overhaul aimed at scripting a turnaround in fortunes. COO and group president Neemuchwala is widely seen as the successor to current CEO TK Kurien once the latter’s term ends. In an interview ... Read More »

Cheating website Ashley Madison’s user data leaked online

Hackers dumped online personal details of more than a million users of infidelity website AshleyMadison.com, tech websites reported, the latest high-profile cyberattack that threatens to wreak strife in relationships across the globe. After threatening to release salacious details on as many as 37 million customers of the website, which uses the slogan “Life is short. Have an affair,” hackers claimed ... Read More »

Deep Learning Machine Beats Humans in IQ Test

In a first, a deep learning machine developed by Chinese researchers has outperformed humans in verbal reasoning questions of an IQ test.Computers perform much worse than average humans at verbal reasoning questions, which are based around analogies, classifications, as well as synonyms and antonyms. Huazheng Wang and colleagues at the University of Science and Technology of China and Bin Gao’s ... Read More »

Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Mozilla Partner to Build Faster Web Browsers

Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Mozilla have partnered to develop a new binary format code called WebAssembly (wasm) that is aimed at increasing the speed and efficiency with which browsers compile, parse, and render Web applications and webpages as compared to text-based JavaScript and asm.js. Engineers from the companies have formed the informal W3C community group, WebAssembly CG, to further development. ... Read More »

Breaking down the combat in the latest Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer

On Tuesday, Square Enix released a new trailer for its Disney mashup fantasy sequelKingdom Hearts 3. And following that reveal, Polygon had a chance to sit down with the game’s director, Tetsuya Nomura, to explain what’s happening in the trailer. Specifically, we asked him to pick apart what’s happening with the game’s combat. “We’ve revamped it a lot,” Nomura said. ... Read More »

Nintendo’s Fils-Aime: Current state of VR isn’t fun

Without a doubt, the most talked about things at E3 this year is virtual and augmented reality. Every company seems to be either looking into reality-altering technology, creating games for it or even making their own hardware. But there is one major exception: Nintendo. And given the 126-year-old company’s history, it’s an odd exception. After all, Nintendo was one of ... Read More »

Microsoft releases latest Windows 10 Mobile build

Personal digital assistant Cortana is close to its ‘final design,’ says Aul Microsoft released on Tuesday the latest version of its Windows 10 Mobile build (10136) for Windows Insiders. Redmond is only offering the build to phones running Windows Phone 8.1 and users who have opted into the Windows Insider Fast ring. “If you are running the previous build offered ... Read More »

The 3 Best Stocks to Invest in Hardware

Apple, Hewlett-Packard, and Best Buy offer investors ways to profit from digital gadgets. Hardware is a large and diverse category, encompassing many different things, including PCs, tablets, smartphones, and smart gadgets of all kinds. There are quite a few different ways for investors to play hardware. Below are three stocks that offer exposure to the actual physical side of the ... Read More »

Nortech Systems buys device design firm Devicix

Contract electronics manufacturer Nortech Systems Inc. in Wayzata is hoping to capitalize on high demand for health care gadgets by acquiring an Eden Prairie company that does outsourced design work for large and small medical-device makers. Nortech has agreed to pay $5.3 million plus sales milestones to acquire Devicix, which has 30 employees who will remain in their Eden Prairie ... Read More »