Google Assistant beats Amazon Alexa, even for online shopping

Google Assistant beats Amazon Alexa, even for online shopping

San Francisco, Despite Amazon Alexa being more popular globally, Google Assistant has outperformed her — and other voice assistants like Apple Siri — in a test meant to understand the effectiveness of smart speakers. In the 2018 edition of “Smart Speaker IQ Test” by research-driven venture capital firm Loup Ventures,[Read More…]

Apple removes app claiming homosexuality is 'sin'

Apple removes app claiming homosexuality is ‘sin’

San Francisco,  Apple has removed a religious app from App Store after a petition by an LGBTQ rights organisation called for its removal as the app portrayed homosexuality as “sickness” and “sin”. According to a report in Fortune on Sunday, the app was created by Living Hope Ministries, a Texas-based[Read More…]

Indian mobile websites score low on speed: Study

Indian mobile websites score low on speed: Study

New Delhi,  Compared to other Asia-Pacific mobile sites, those from India fall behind on speed and therefore run the risk of poor conversions, a new study has warned. Indian mobile websites, however, score high on product and mobile page design and ‘findability’, according to the Google-commissioned study from Accenture Interactive.[Read More…]

Aiming to capture 10% laptop share in India in 2019: ASUS

Aiming to capture 10% laptop share in India in 2019: ASUS

By Vivek Singh Chauhan New Delhi: With PC and laptop gaming gaining momentum in India, Taiwanese electronics major ASUS aims to garner 10 per cent market share next year with launching innovative products in the thin and light segment, a top company executive said on Saturday. “In 2019, we are[Read More…]

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Twitter dubbed ‘Harvey Weinstein of social media’, stock falls

San Francisco, The Twitter stock nosedived over 12 per cent after a famed Wall Street analyst dubbed the micro-blogging platform the “Harvey Weinstein of social media”, days after an Amnesty International study found Twitter a “toxic” place for women. In a note to investors, online investment newsletter Citron Research’s founder[Read More…]

Snowy Google Doodle marks winter solstice

New Delhi,  A snowy Google Doodle on Friday marked the 2018 winter solstice, the shortest day of the year when the Earth is farthest from the Sun. This year it is particularly special as the upcoming December full moon, named the Cold Moon, will be visible in the night sky[Read More…]

Microsoft search engine Bing blocked in China

Microsoft ‘Intelligent Cloud Hub’ to build AI-ready workforce in India

New Delhi: Microsoft on Thursday announced a three-year “Intelligent Cloud Hub” collaborative programme in India to empower institutes to skill students in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Cloud technologies. The dedicated AI infrastructure and Internet of Things (IOT) hub programme will equip selected research and higher education institutions with AI infrastructure,[Read More…]

Apple lowers Q1 revenue guidance on slow iPhone sales

Apple makes software changes to avoid iPhone ban in China

San Francisco: Apple has made small changes to its software for iPhones to avoid a ban on their sales in China. A Chinese court had earlier banned the sale and import of most iPhone models after granting Qualcomm an injunction against Apple. Qualcomm claimed that Apple violated two of its[Read More…]

Farout, most distant object in solar system

Farout, most distant object in solar system

Washington: Astronomers have discovered the most distant object in the solar system, a dwarf planet about 120 astronomical units from the sun. Its distance is 120 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun — so far away that its discoverers called it “Farout” though its official name is[Read More…]

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