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LG G7’s extra button on the side is apparently for Google Assistant

The LG G7 ThinQ will become official on May 2. A steady flow of leaks has recently emerged about it, and one detail was pretty worrying: the G7 was said to have an extra button on the side for some AI features. Naturally, many people assumed it would develop its own virtual assistant like Samsung did with Bixby, and then force it upon ... Read More »

Cleartrip on Alexa Integration, Building Apps for Voice, and the Smart Speakers Scene in India

Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo smart speakers launched in India in October last year, and its main rival, the Google Home, only launched in India last week. Developers can integrate the Echo speakers with their applications to enable voice-based use cases and since their launch, Amazon has been trying to get more and more Indian services on board, and the latest to do so is Cleartrip. ... Read More »

Fortnite Down for Maintenance on All Platforms, Epic Working on Fix

HIGHLIGHTS Fortnite is unplayable on any platform right now Epic Games is upgrading its database as a fix Fortnite has been down for over 12 hours Popular battle royale shooter Fortnite has been down for over 12 hours on all platforms – PS4, Xbox One, PC, and iOS. Developer Epic Games has taken the Fortnite servers offline for maintenance. According ... Read More »

Redmi Note 5 Up for Grabs Today as Xiaomi Announces Surprise Flash Sale

Redmi Note 5 will become available for purchase in India second time this week as Xiaomi announced a surprise flash sale on Twitter. In its tweet early on Friday, Xiaomi said the new Redmi 5 is being made available “on public demand” via Flipkart and Mi.com websites at 12pm IST. The tweets also mentions that the cash on delivery option will only be ... Read More »

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 »