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Google Open Sources ‘Portrait Mode’ Image Software for Developers, Similar to Pixel 2

HIGHLIGHTS The image segmentation model is named DeepLab-v3+ This is not the same technology as seen on the Pixel 2 DeepLab-v3+ aims at pinpointing object outlines for better images Google on Monday announced the open source release of the company’s latest AI-powered image segmentation model – DeepLab-v3+. Essentially, this model has been put in place to create a “synthetic shallow depth-of-field ... Read More »

PNB’s LoU story spoils plot for import finance

A majority of Indian lenders are entangled in the Rs 11,300-crore fraud through issuances of unauthorised LoUs by PNB officials in connivance with firms owned by diamond merchant Nirav Modi. KOLKATA | MUMBAI: Import finance, crucial for ensuring critical supplies for India’s industrial and consumer needs, faces serious restrictions as banks clamp down on issue of letters of undertaking (LoUs) after ... Read More »

Bitcoin Set for Worst Week Since 2013 as Crypto Sell-Off Intensifies

Cryptocurrencies plunged on Friday, with several of the largest falling by more than 20 percent and Bitcoin sliding below $8,000 (roughly Rs. 5.12 lakhs) and headed for its worst week since 2013, as worries about a regulatory clampdown globally sent investors scrambling to sell. The slump in prices this week means the total market value of cryptocurrencies is down to $385 ... Read More »

Taming the beast: how to build a gaming PC for 2018

Buying a new games machine is a major investment in these financially tricky times. A capable PC that will cope with the latest releases for at least 18 months will start at £600, but, whatever you pay, your quest will involve a series of challenging decisions and compromises. So, if you’re thinking about splashing out this year, we’ve pulled together tips and ... 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 »

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 On7 Prime India Launch Set for Today

Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime India launch is set for Monday, at an event in New Delhi. The launch event is set to kick off at 12pm IST, and we can expect details like the Samsung Galaxy On7 Prime price in India, its release date, as well as launch offers to be revealed on the occasion. The budget smartphone was first listed on Amazon India last week, ... Read More »

GeForce Now Finally Available for Windows PCs

HIGHLIGHTS GeForce Now is Nvidia’s game streaming service It was earlier exclusive to Nvidia Shield devices Now it’s on Windows PC via public beta Nvidia’s streaming service, GeForce Now has long been exclusive to the company’s Shield line up of devices. Not any more. The company announced at CES 2018 that GeForce Now is finally available for Windows PCs via free public beta. What ... Read More »

JEE Advanced 2018: IIT Kanpur Releases Mock Test For Computer Based Exam; Check Now

JEE Advanced 2018: IIT Kanpur Releases Mock Test For Computer Based Exam NEW DELHI:  IIT Kanpur, which is the organizing committee for JEE Advanced 2018, in a latest update on the JEE Advanced website has released the mock test for the exam to be held on May 20, 2018. The mock test can be accessed by anyone. This is the first ... Read More »

Government mum on money for free higher education

Cape Town – Where the money will be found for the free higher education, which President Jacob Zuma announced last month, remains a mystery. Higher Education and Training Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize addressed the media on Thursday morning to provide further detail on Zuma’s “historic announcement for free higher education and training for poor and working-class families”, as she termed it. ... Read More »