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Amazon, Google and Samsung top list of tech R&D spending

According to data gathered by PwC, covering the fiscal year ending on June 30 2018, Amazon, Alphabet, Samsung and Intel are all in the top five in terms of research and development spending. Amazon topped the list for the second year in a row with $22.6B spent on R&D and Google’s Alphabet parent company was second with $16.2B. Samsung retained ... Read More »

Xiaomi IPO: Xiaomi’s Weak Hong Kong Debut Casts Shadow on Tech Listings

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Corp’s shares fell as much as 6 percent on debut Xiaomi priced its Hong Kong IPO at HKD 17 per share The Sino-US trade dispute has roiled financial markets Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Corp’s shares fell as much as 6 percent on debut in Hong Kong due to valuation concerns, delivering a blow to investor sentiment in the tech sector ... Read More »

Facebook Patents Tech That Records Ambient Audio From Client Devices to Measure Ad Impressions

HIGHLIGHTS The patent shows tech that turns your mic on to record how you watch ads Facebook can embed high-pitched audio signals emerging from your TV The social media giant has denied the claims It is not surprising when Facebook users think that the social media giant is spying on their conversations. While a large number of people believe that Facebook secretly ... Read More »

Computer specialists get more work in home networking tech

Not long ago, “smart” was only used to describe new cellphone technology. But this holiday season consumers will be clamoring for a wide range of products billed as “home automation devices,” from the Amazon Echo to the Google Home and more. The latest and greatest gadgets communicate with everything from your fridge to your thermostat, connections made possible thanks to ... Read More »

Apple Acquires SensoMotoric, a German Firm Specialising in Eye-Tracking Tech

HIGHLIGHTS Apple CEO Tim Cook has previously talked about potential of AR The company announced ARKit at WWDC 2017 Apple has not officially confirmed the acquisition If Apple’s announcement of ARKit at WWDC 2017 was not proof enough for company’s dedication towards augmented reality, it has now acquired a computer vision company that specialises in augmented reality. As per the ... Read More »

Shopping goes high tech and hassle-free with new Intel technology

Mid-day meal to be provided in madrasas imparting mainstream education Students studying in madrasas imparting mainstream education, will be provided mid-day meals by the Centre. The Midday Meal Scheme is a school meal programme of the Government of India designed to improve the nutritional status of school-age children nationwide. Mid-day meal to be provided in madrasas RELATED STORIES Visa issue ... Read More »

Pico Tech brings untethered, movement-sensitive VR to Android with Pico Neo CV

Samsung’s Gear VR and Google’s Daydream have made untethered VR the norm for Android devices. Mobile VR devices like the Pico Neo CV that track users as they roam around a room, however, are something a bit more special. Pico’s Neo CV is similar to devices like the HTC Vive in that it offers true untethered VR with six degrees of ... Read More »

Nissan to use Mitsubishi tech to develop a hybrid model

Thanks to the Renault-Nissan alliance’s 34 per cent acquisition of Mitsubishi, we can get to see the development of more affordable hybrid and electric vehicles in Europe. Nissan told reporters that a plug-in hybrid vehicle that’s based on tech from the Outlander PHEV could make its way to Europe. Nissan, just like everybody, is pushing to gain a hold of ... Read More »

The year in tech: 2016’s biggest flops, fails, and faux pas

1 of 12 Thumbnails MORE See larger image Credit: Wikipedia The worst of times Let’s be honest. Everybody loves a good fail, and wow did we see some doozies from the tech community in 2016. From scary fails like exploding phones and record-breaking hacks to shocking mistakes by Nazi-loving chatbots and mic-dropping Minions, here’s a look back at our fun-failed ... Read More »

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1 of 12 Thumbnails MORE hindenberg See larger image Credit: Wikipedia The worst of times Let’s be honest. Everybody loves a good fail, and wow did we see some doozies from the tech community in 2016. From scary fails like exploding phones and record-breaking hacks to shocking mistakes by Nazi-loving chatbots and mic-dropping Minions, here’s a look back at our ... Read More »