How data can boost your ecommerce business

The Southeast Asia region is now witnessing a massive penetration of internet services. With over 648 million of citizens, 35% of increase in smartphone usage and up to 1.5% of e-commerce annual growth, online retailers, business start-ups and investors can start tapping into new market opportunities and finding ways to fulfilling the demand of the ever-increasing Asian online shoppers. On ... Read More »

Hacking Linked to China Exposes Millions of U.S. Workers

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday announced what appeared to be one of the largest breaches of federal employees’ data, involving at least four million current and former government workers in an intrusion that officials said apparently originated in China. The compromised data was held by the Office of Personnel Management, which handles government security clearances and federal employee ... Read More »

Next build of Windows 10 for phones coming Tuesday

Windows Phone users waiting for the next preview build of Windows 10 don’t have to wait much longer. Starting Tuesday, members of the Windows Insider Program can upgrade their phones to Windows 10 Mobile build 10036, though doing so will take some work. That’s because the new build includes a bug that prevents a direct upgrade from the most recent ... Read More »

How Facebook is teaching computers to see

Facebook’s Moments feature uses facial recognition, but there’s a lot more Facebook can offer with better computer vision and AI. Facebook today launched its Moments product, which uses Facebook’s image recognition abilities to scan your photos for your friends and then lets people create private photo albums with a particular group, such as the people in the photo. The idea ... Read More »

From Data to Tomato

California is in the grip of the most serious drought in recorded history, and dwindling water supplies are a threat for everyone in the heavily populated state, from the hugely important agricultural industry to residential and commercial users. Uncertainties about availability of this precious resource have led to tension, uneven water rate-setting and general worries for the future. At the ... Read More »

I’m happy to consider the world an algorithm: Microsoft’s Madhu Sudan

Madhu Sudan, principal researcher at the Microsoft Research lab in New England—one of Microsoft Corp.’s 12 global research facilities—and adjunct professor at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), hopes his current research on reliable human communication will eventually help computers talk to each other in different environments and with fewer errors. In ... Read More »

Taiwan’s HTC Corp says won’t consider merger with Asustek

TAIPEI: Taiwan’s HTC Corp will not consider a merger with larger rival Asustek Computer Inc, HTC said on Monday, responding to comments made by Asustek’s head during its annual general meeting. “HTC has not made any contact with Asus regarding this matter, and it will not consider a merger with Asus,” the company said in a posting on the website ... Read More »

Competition Commission Rejects Complaint Against Dell India

Fair trade watchdog CCI has rejected allegations that computer maker Dell India Pvt Ltd indulged in anti-competitive practices with respect to the business of a particular server. It was alleged that the company engaged in unfair business ways by creating entry barriers in the market for x86 server. After finding that there was no prima facie evidence of competition norms’ ... Read More »

Military plane crash in Spain ‘was caused by computer data accidentally being wiped from three of its engines’

A fatal military plane crash in Spain was caused when data was accidentally wiped from computers controlling three of the aircraft’s four engines, it is claimed. Four of six crew members on board an Airbus A400M military transport plane died after the aircraft plunged into a field near Seville last month during a routine delivery flight. Now sources familiar with ... Read More »

Everything You Need to Know About Microsoft’s Massive 84-Inch Computer

      Last week, during a press preview at Manhattan’s Westin Hotel, Mike Angiulo, corporate vice president of Microsoft devices, switched on the Surface Hub, a new 84-inch Windows touchscreen that he hopes will kickstart any work meeting. “If you blink, you’ll miss it,” said Anguilo as he tapped the touchscreen. With that single gesture, he flipped on the ... Read More »