Author Archives: Loknath Das

Crisil Ups Outlook On 18 PSU Banks After Capital Infusion Plan

The government would pump Rs. 88,139 crore into 20 PSU banks before end-March (Representational image) Mumbai: Rating agency Crisil on Friday revised upwards the outlook on 18 state-run banks to ‘stable’ from ‘negative’ and also reaffirmed their ratings following the announcement of capital infusion worth Rs. 88,139 crore by the government. The agency said move will strengthen the balance sheets ... Read More »

Small Finance, Payments Banks To Offer Atal Pension Yojana To Subscribers

There are 11 Payments Banks and 10 Small Finance Banks that have received license from RBI. New Delhi: The Central government on Friday said “Payments Banks and Small Finance Banks” will offer social security scheme Atal Pension Yojana (APY) to their subscribers. “To strengthen the existing channels of APY distribution, it is felt that these new Payments Banks and Small Finance ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Project Brainwave Platform for Real-Time AI Launched

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft’s Project Brainwave is designed for real-time AI processes ‘Project Brainwave’ uses the massive field-programmable gate array The system has been architected to yield high actual performance Software giant Microsoft has announced its Project Brainwave deep learning acceleration platform for real-time artificial intelligence (AI). With the help of ultra-low latency, the system processes requests as fast as it receives them. “Real-time ... Read More »

Sweat Can Power Wearable Devices, Claims New Study

HIGHLIGHTS These cells extract energy from sweat & could power a range of wearables The epidermal biofuel cells are a major breakthrough in the field The cells oxidises lactic acid present in human sweat to produce current Scientists, including one of Indian origin, have developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat, and could power a range of wearable ... Read More »

Elon Musk Offers Sneak Peek of SpaceX Spacesuit on Instagram

HIGHLIGHTS SpaceX suit resembles with those worn by NASA astronauts SpaceX founder Elon Musk shared a glimpse of it on Instagram “Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup),” he added further Astronauts travelling aboard Elon Musk’s Dragon Capsule will wear form-fitting white-and-black spacesuits that bear little resemblance to their NASA forebears, the SpaceX founder revealed Wednesday, a pivotal development in his quest ... Read More »

LG V30 to Get an AI-Focused Variant at MWC 2018: Report

In a move to take on Apple, Huawei, and Samsung, LG is now rumoured with a new variant of its V30 smartphone that will feature enhanced artificial intelligence (AI) features. The new LG V30 variant, which is said to be codenamed V30+ alpha or V30+a, is expected to debut at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 in Barcelona next month. The South Korean company launched the original V30 model back in August ... Read More »

Moto Folio Is the Cheapest Moto Mod for the Moto Z Range

Moto has listed a new inexpensive Moto Mod on its US website, the new Moto Folio. The Moto Folio is a case that is compatible with all smartphones in the Moto Z range. It is currently the cheapest Moto mod in the company’s lineup. The Moto Folio is available in Super Black, Fine Gold, and Grape Juice colour variants. It has been priced at $14.99 ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ to Feature AI Chips: Report

While the tech world is all set to see some of the major rumours getting transformed into reality at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, Samsung is reportedly preparing a surprise, too. This is the building of the company’s native neural processing units aka artificial intelligence (AI) chips that are expected to be a part of the upcoming Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ models. The AI chips by Samsung are claimed to ... Read More »

Nokia to Have a Major Showing at MWC 2018, HMD Global Teases

After grabbing eyeballs at its last outing in Barcelona, HMD Global is now all set to make another splash this year at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, a senior executive teased. The company launched the nostalgic Nokia 3310 and showcased the first troopers from its army of Android smartphones at MWC 2017. And for the forthcoming convention, it is already rumoured to have a bunch of developments, ... Read More »

Motorola to Open 50 Moto Hub Stores in Delhi

To firm up its retail footprint in the country, Lenovo-owned Motorola on Thursday announced it would open 50 Moto Hubs stores in the capital this month. “We had earlier said that we will be moving into retail. This is the first big step in that direction,” Sudhin Mathur, Managing Director, Motorola Mobility India, told IANS. In the second phase, the company plans to ... Read More »