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Facebook’s secretive Building 8 is working on brain-computer interface

By : CIOL Writers

Following in the footsteps of Tesla’s Elon Musk, who aims to connect your brain with a computer, Mark Zuckerberg revealed that Facebook’s Building 8 – a secretive research lab which was launched last year – is building a brain-computer interface that

SpaceVR & SpaceX to send VR camera into space to give you ‘astronaut experience’ on earth

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Virtual reality experience is about to get more real. SpaceVR, a California-based startup is planning to send a virtual reality camera into space to bring “some immersive space video” for earth dwellers. The firm plans to share the space footage with

Nitin Kunkolienker to succeed Debjani Ghosh as new MAIT president

NEW DELHI, INDIA: MAIT, the apex body representing India’s IT hardware, training and R&D service sectors today announced the name of Nitin Kunkolienker, Director – (Member on Board) at Synegra EMS will succeed Debjani Ghosh as the new president. Harish Krishnan, Managing Director, Public Affairs & Strategic

This could be a major breakthrough for tech tycoon Sean Parker’s $250M bet to fight cancer

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The Parker’s Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy backed by the tech billionaire Sean Parker may have achieved a major breakthrough in its fight against the fatal disease. According to a paper in the scientific journal Nature, scientists may have found a way

‘Make in India’ hasn’t been able to uphold the domestic mobile handset brands much

Soma Tah There’s no denying of the fact that ‘Make in India’ efforts by the government has started paying off already by making India one of the top destinations for investments in the manufacturing sector. India, in fact, has also improved its ranking

Unisys announces the winners of Cloud 20/20

BANGALORE, INDIA: Unisys has nnounced the winners of the eighth annual technical project contest, Unisys Cloud 20/20. The contest is designed to foster innovation among students and create a talent pipeline for Unisys and the IT industry at large. This year’s topics included

BSA launches Software.org to connect the dots between software and society

NEW DELHI, INDIA: BSA, The Software Alliance launched Software.org to help policymakers and the public better understand software’s impact on our lives, our economy, and our society. “Software is everywhere, and it’s indispensable to a thriving economy and essential to our modern

Asia’s biggest HR Tech conference SHRM Tech 2017 to take place in Hyderabad this month

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has announced its 3rd HR Technology Conference & Exposition SHRM Tech 2017 is taking place on 20-21 April, 2017 at Hotel Novotel, Hyderabad. Being the most powerful confluence of people, business and technology, it is

Jeff Bezos’ new venture Blue Origin is costing him $1bn Amazon stock a year

By : CIOL Writers

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Amazon, is selling about $1 billion in Amazon stocks per year to finance his venture Blue Origin, a rocket company which aims to launch paying passengers on 11-minute space rides starting next year. At the

E-commerce witnesses highest salary increment & logistics the lowest: KPMG report

By : CIOL Writers

The appraisal season is here, the most crucial time of the year for any employee. According to KPMG report, the evaluation season was extra gracious to e-commerce sector, whereas cruel to logistics department. While the e-commerce sector witnessed a salary increment of

Smart India Hackathon kicks off in Coimbatore with 10k developers

By : CIOL Writers

With more than 10,000 developers from various cities of the country, India is hosting the largest hackathon of the world. ‘Smart India Hackathon’, a competition to build an innovative digital business model solving a social problem existing in India, was kicked

Micromax draws new battle line with premium handset Dual 5

Faisal Kawoosa After a long time, I could today see Micromax is synonymous to what it was, in the Indian context – the disruptor. The company has come up with its first premium smartphone, Micromax Dual 5 at Rs 24,999.

Would you mind connecting your brain with computer for Elon Musk?

By : CIOL Writers

After excelling in autonomous vehicles, launching rockets, digging tunnels and creating Hyperloop, starting the Boring Company and colonising Mars, now Elon Musk wants to merge computers and human brains. You might think we are near the end of the human

Android creator Andy Rubin teases first look of his new phone

By : CIOL Writers

The excitement around Android co-founder Andy Rubin’s new project- a high-end Android device is refusing to settle down. When Rubin tweeted out a teaser photo of the yet-to-be-named smartphone, tech enthusiasts went in for a frenzy.   I’m really excited about

Will Nokia pass the litmus test of ‘connecting with the connected’ in India?

Faisal Kawoosa Nokia is making a comeback in Indian smartphone market this year.  This will be emergence of Nokia as a smartphone for the second time, as the first one to account was an ‘affair with Microsoft’ that resulted in

Indian Railways to have an integrated software for faster data collection and analysis

By : CIOL Writers

In a major IT initiative, Indian Railways is planning for an integrated software, a first-of-its-kind for the national carrier, for faster data collection and analysis. Various functions of the railways such as passenger reservation, movement of goods trains and asset management

Your denims finally get the much needed sixth pocket for smartphones

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Sonal Vats Necessity is the mother of all invention. But sometimes necessity takes time to be realised as one and then worked upon. Scratching your head, Huh! We have been using smartphones for over a decade and if we take

Sony’s latest patent makes a case for phone-to-phone charging

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Sony’s new wireless charging technology could be a test of your friend’s loyalty as it’ll demand your friend to share the precious mobile battery with you. The Japanese company has filed a patent christened, ‘Configuration of Data and Power Transfer in Near

When a man earns $167, a woman earns $100

INDIA: Globally, a woman earns an average $100 for every $140 a man earns. Adding to

Udacity announces two new nano degrees & a plethora of new hiring partners

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Online education platform, Udacity has announced two new nano degree programs, which include programs for robotics