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Google Project Tango Support Ends Next Year, Succeeded by ARCore

HIGHLIGHTS Google’s ARCore to replace Project Tango on mobile phones Support will be turned down by March 1, 2018 ARCore already available for Pixel phones and Samsung Galaxy S8 Alphabet-owned Google is shutting down its Project Tango computer vision platform (which graduatedto just Tango in June last year). Project Tango was Google’s initial effort to bring augmented reality to smartphones before it unveiled ARCore. A tweet from ... Read More »

Comio to Start India R&D Operations Next Quarter

Chinese handset maker Comio Monday said it will start a research and development centre in the country that will work on bringing in features for the Indian market in the January-March 2017 quarter. The company has also commenced local assembly of smartphones in the country with partners V-Sun and Hipad Technology. “We are in the process of setting up our R&D centre, ... Read More »

Will The The Next Generation Of Computers Celebrate Humanity Or Strip It Away?

The original CTO Design Challenge team before volunteers joined, plus at far left judges Ty Carlson, Larry Smarr, and Mark Anderson (l to r). I went into this week’s Future in Review (FiRe) conference worried that today’s bias towards big data and data-driven decisions would ultimately make the world a less humane place. The good news is, I may be wrong. FiRe has a recent ... Read More »

Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale Will Be Held Again Next Week: Dates, Deal Previews

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon recently ended its 4-day sale on September 24 There will be offers on products across all major brands There will be additional cashback for Citibank card users Amazon recently shared that the four-day Great Indian Festival Sale, which was organised earlier this month, was its biggest shopping event since it entered the Indian market four years ago. Taking inspiration from this success, ... Read More »

Elon Musk’s Next Frontier? Education

These days, there is no shortage of billionaire education evangelists aiming to improve the way children learn. From Bill and Melinda Gates to Eli and Edythe Broad, moneyed activists have been feverishly investing in schools, scholarships, and political campaigns in the hopes of finding the antidote to the education system’s ills. Now the industry has another player: Elon Musk. The Tesla ... Read More »

KGI: Apple to use FaceID on all iPhones next year

Ming-Chi Kuo from KGI Securities correctly predicted that Apple will drop the fingerprint reader, though he wasn’t right about the gesture area. Now he’s back with another forecast for the future – in 2018 Apple will drop the fingerprint reader altogether. This means that the company will fully rely on the new Kinect-like TrueDepth camera and FaceID system. But the camera does more than ... Read More »

Snapdragon 836 delayed until next year, Pixel 2 will use 835

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will likely be powered by a Snapdragon 835, instead of a Snapdragon 836. Apparently Qualcomm has been forced to delay the upgraded chipset until the beginning of next year. Snapdragon 836 is still likely coming, despite some other rumors. Re: SD836, I haven’t heard anything further since my initial tweet, and since the source has proven accurate ... Read More »

Pixel 2: Everything we know about Google’s next flagship phone

Google flipped the script last year when it retired the Nexus line in favor of its own branded handsets. Now all eyes are on the Pixel 2. With improved specs and even better cameras, the new phones are poised to propel Google back to the head of the class with a pure Android O experience. Since the Pixel and Pixel XL landed, the LG G6 and Galaxy ... Read More »

Redmi Note 5A to be made official next week, Xiaomi confirms

In line with recent rumors, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5A will be made official next week. The confirmation came in the form of official press invites that reveal August 21 unveiling for the device. The CEO even posted images of the device! The Note 5A has already been certified by China’s TENAA. The listing revealed two major versions for the handset, having a ... Read More »

Women to get extra seats in NITs from next year

The HRD Ministry is planning to introduce supernumerary (extra) seats for female students from next year in order to increase their number. National Institute of Technology, Uttrakhand With a sharp decline in the number of female students wishing to apply for admission in National Institute of Technology (NIT), the HRD Ministry is planning a solution for the same. The ministry ... Read More »