Tech

Google and WalMart are partnering on voice based shopping

By : CIOL Writers

WalMart and Google announced that they are partnering up that will enable voice based shopping. The companies explained that consumers will now be able to order WalMart products just by speaking. WalMart customers can link their store accounts to Google’s Express

HP’s Omen X is going to be a high-end gaming laptop

By : CIOL Writers

HP has announced the OMEN X laptop at an event in Germany on 22nd August. The device is a high-end gaming laptop comprising of the fastest hardware components present. The OMEN X laptop comes in 15-inch and 17-inch versions, both

Fynd aims to boost entrepreneurship with open sharing platform, Gofynd.io

MUMBAI, INDIA: In an attempt to share its internal tools and data streams to improve software development and drive entrepreneurship ecosystem, the fashion e-commerce portal, Fynd has launched an open sharing platform, Gofynd.io. Several Silicon Valley based star-ups and other

Samsung launches Relumino VR app to help visually impaired see better

By : CIOL Writers

Samsung has launched Relumino VR app- a product of C-Lab, Samsung’s in-house incubator to help people with visual impairments see better. This application, available for download in the Oculus Store targets people who have problems seeing things, including those who have tunnel vision and

HTC Vive VR headset gets a $200 price cut to take on Oculus Rift

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HTC has slashed the price of its Vive VR headset from $799 to $599 as the Taiwanese tech giant seeks to compete with aggressive price cuts from Facebook-owned Oculus and their Rift headset. “Our goal at Vive has always been to

FakeToken: Mobile banking trojan stealing user data from ride-hailing apps

By : CIOL Writers

FakeToken mobile trojan that had hit Android users back in March 2012 as a banking OTP/MSTN stealer disguised as a fake banking token generator and then reappeared as a mobile ransomware in March 2016 is back again and this time

Facebook AR glasses patent reveal transparent display design

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Thanks to a patent application filed by the members of Oculus advanced research division, it is revealed that Facebook is working on developing augmented reality (AR) glasses that could blend digital objects with the real world. The application obtained by

What it takes for Google to be the default search engine on iOS?

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USA: $3 billion. Yes, This is the amount of money that Google could be paying Apple this year to remain as the default search engine on iOS devices, according to the US-based research and brokerage firm, Bernstein. As first reported by CNBC,

Apple’s iOS 11 has an emergency setting that disables Touch ID

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Apple is adding a new setting in its iOS 11 beta software that contains a quick way to disable the Touch ID on the phone. The new setting is designed to automate emergency services. When any user taps the power

AI powered light that learns your night time habits and lights up your path

By : CIOL Writers

If midnight washroom trips are something you have dreaded all your life, well, it’s time to just sit and ‘Zing.’ Zing is an intelligent night light with smart motion sensing and path prediction that illuminates your path automatically. This means that if

Skype’s new design to arrive on desktop with a preview app

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Microsoft is launching a preview version Skype with a new desktop design available for users to try. Skype says that the new changes are made with the larger screen of the desktop in mind. Microsoft has tweaked group chats in

IBM creates AI models to detect Schizophrenia

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In today’s advanced world, any big disease or mental health problem can be treated very easily. Similarly, schizophrenia, a mental health disorder which affects around 3.2 million people around the world can be a very dangerous. However, IBM and the

ShadowPad: Attackers hid powerful backdoor in a popular server management software

USA: Kaspersky Lab researchers have discovered a backdoor planted in a server management software, NetSarang. When activated, the backdoor allows attackers to download further malicious modules or steal data. The backdoor called ShadowPad is one of the largest known supply-chain attacks.

Russian hackers targeting Indian hospitality industry for user data

By : CIOL Writers

A Russian hacking group “APT28” also known as Fancy Bear is targeting Indian hospitality industry to steal user data through unsecured Wi-Fi at the hotels, according to a report from cyber-security company, FireEye. APT28 has already attacked travelers in hotels throughout Europe

Qualcomm unveils depth sensing camera for Android

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Qualcomm has announced an expansion to the Qualcomm Spectra Module Program, which is capable of capturing three-dimensional images and movements in real time and convert that data into digital form. This module program is built on the same technology that’s

Microsoft unveils new Windows 10 Pro for Workstations

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Microsoft is officially unveiling a new operating system for workstations. Dubbed the “Windows 10 Pro for Workstations“, the new version is intended to use with desktops and laptops featuring up to four physical Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron server-class processors. Windows

Indian developers more keen to work on microservices, chatbots and APIs, finds Oracle  

BANGALORE, INDIA: Oracle sees a very vibrant and active software development scenario in India, with developers working on all spectrums of technology. In particular, Oracle finds there’s more developer appetite for cutting edge technologies such as Containers, Chatbots etc. for building

General Motors expands car-sharing service Maven to six more US cities

By : CIOL Writers

General Motors is expanding its weekly car rental service- Maven Gig from its current San Diego and San Francisco locations to other cities across the US. This means that drivers for ride-hailing services such as Uber, Lyft and delivery drivers for companies such as

eScan flags security concerns sparked by Xiaomi’s MIUI system apps

BANGALORE, INDIA: Security solutions company, eScan has recently come up with a study that highlights some security loopholes in Xiaomi smartphone’s OS. eScan has alerted Xiaomi users of multiple flaws in MIUI system apps which are capable of introducing unintentional

Microsoft launches Outlook.com beta with design overhaul and faster search

By : CIOL Writers

Microsoft has announced Outlook.com beta program that will bring a faster Outlook.com with new ways to personalize emails, a smarter inbox, and calendar, and a “more connected” people experience. Users who are interested in trying out some potential new Outlook.com features before