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Engineering colleges with less than 30 per cent admissions to be shut down: AICTE

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) said on Friday that it will close down technical colleges which have, over the past five years, not managed to fill more than 30 per cent of the seats available. There are currently over 27 lakh vacant seats at engineer colleges across India, the Council said. “In the past few years, the ... Read More »

Facebook Shuts Down AI System After Bots Create Language Humans Can’t Understand

HIGHLIGHTS Chatbots started speaking in their own language defying codes provided Initially the AI agents used English to converse with each other This comes after Elon Musk said that AI was the biggest risk Days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg’s understanding of artificial intelligence (AI) was limited, the social media company has reportedly shut down one ... Read More »

Sony’s music recognition app TrackID shutting down in mid-September

TrackID has been a staple of Sony phones – well, Sony Ericsson at the time – since 2005 but it will not carry on into 2018. In a surprise move, the company has decided to shut down the music recognition service on September 15. With the app, your TrackID history will be lost too. And it sounds like the Backup ... Read More »

The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole

TODAY, WHILE YOU’RE not watching, the Senate could gut rules protecting your internet privacy. Last year the Federal Communications Commission passed a set of strict privacy regulations that ban broadband internet providers from selling your browsing data without your consent. Now, while most Americans are watching Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination hearing and Obamacare repeal intrigue, senators could vote as ... Read More »

New AMD Radeon website counts down to Vega graphics card architecture preview

The wait for more details about Vega, AMD’s forthcoming enthusiast-class Radeon graphics card architecture, will soon be over. This morning, AMD’s social media channels teased a new Ve.ga website featuring a countdown to a “Vega architecture preview.” The clock runs out at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time on January 5, the opening day of CES 2017. The graphics cards based on ... Read More »

Sony revises Xperia shipment forecasts for 2016 down to 17 million

Sony’s mobile division started off well – it was making more per phone than any other Android maker. But the company will not reach its 20 million phones shipped forecast – it already cut it once by a million and now by two more. In total, Sony’s forecast is that it will ship 17 million Xperia phones. The blame has ... Read More »

Counterpoint: Samsung’s share of India’s premium smartphone market may come down drastically

According to a new report from market research firm Counterpoint Research, Samsung’s share of India’s premium smartphone market – which currently stands at 58% – may come down drastically to 35% in the fourth quarter of 2016. Not only this would be the lowest share for the South Korean company in many years, it would also result in the firm ... Read More »

India made Mercedes-Benz GLC now down on features

Rs 47.90 lakh. The car is now available in three variants and is the ninth model to be assembled at the German automaker’s factory near Pune. To bring down the price of the locally assembled model as compared to the CBU derived units that have been on sale since June, Mercedes-Benz has omitted some of the features from the crossover. ... Read More »

BCI to shut down evening law classes in DU: ABVP seeks HRD intervention

Looking for the upcoming student union elections, ABVP led DUSU submitted a memorandum to the HRD ministry on Thursday asking for intervention in closing down the DU’s evening law classes by the Bar Council of India. What does the DUSU president have to say in this context? “This is a critical issue and has been there for many years now. ... Read More »

users giving BlackBerry Priv a strong thumbs down, says AT&T exec

  BlackBerry’s debut Android-powered cellphone Priv has were given a massive thumbs down from clients, at-least in step with AT&T. An unnamed, high–degree govt with the carrier bluntly told Cnet that thedevice “is truly struggling.” The executive referred to that the handset frequently stuck the flamboyant of BlackBerry loyalistshandiest, and over-and-above that, majority of individuals who simply went beforehand and ... Read More »