Baidu announces $1.5B fund for self-driving car startups

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Chinese search engine giant Baidu has announced a $1.5 billion fund, named the Apollo Fund, to back autonomous driving tech startups. The plan is to invest in over 100 projects as Baidu seeks to enhance the self-driving car tech it started working on in

Hyperloop One raises $85M at a $700M valuation

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Hyperloop One has raised an additional $85 million in funding, bringing its total haul to $245 million, which reportedly takes the company’s valuation to more than $700 million. Investors in this round include DP World, Caspian VC Partners, WTI and, according to the

Microsoft integrates Hexadite’s AI-based threat investigation tech to Windows Defender ATP

BANGALORE, INDIA: Following the recent acquisition of Israeli startup, Hexadite, Microsoft has now integrated Hexadite’s security automation technology into Windows Defender Advance Threat Protection (WDATP). This will enable Windows Defender ATP users to leverage state of the art AI technology to

Tesla said to be working on its own AI chip for self-driving cars

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In a bid to reduce its dependence on Nvidia, Tesla is developing its own AI processor to power self-driving cars, reports CNBC. Presently, Nvidia supplies graphic processing units (GPUs) which power Tesla’s Autopilot and future self-driving system. According to the report,

Waymo seeks $2.6B from Uber for trade secret theft

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Alphabet-owned Waymo is seeking $2.6 billion from Uber for allegedly stealing a single trade secret from the self-driving car company. Uber’s attorney Bill Carmody revealed the figure in a hearing in federal court in San Francisco, where both companies are discussing

Jio slashes JioFi hotspot device price from Rs 1,999 to Rs 999

MUMBAI, INDIA: Reliance Retail announced a festive offer for JioFi today. The personal voice and data hotspot device will be available at a limited period special price of Rs 999 between September 20-30. The JioFi device was launched in September

Mahindra & Mahindra unveils India’s first driverless tractor

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India’s largest tractor company Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), on Tuesday, showcased its first-ever indigenously developed driverless tractor. We have heard enough about self-driving cars and trucks that have already hit roads in many parts of the world. Now, it’s time

Amazon said to be working on Alexa-powered smart glasses

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Amazon is working on a pair of smart glasses with an in-built Alexa voice assistant, according to a report in the Financial Times. The smartphone-tethered device would look like a regular pair of glasses and won’t have a screen or camera.

What to expect from Google’s upcoming Pixel event?

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Google’s October 4 Pixel event is being eagerly awaited now that Samsung and Apple are done releasing their new smartphones. While some upgrades are surely on cards for the next Pixel smartphones, users will also likely see a new version of

The BBC micro:bit coding device for students now comes to India

MUMBAI, INDIA: The micro:bit coding device is now available in India. Measuring 4x5cm, the micro:bit is a hands-on, easy-to-use introduction to the world of technology and is packed with features that provide endless possibilities for creativity. The device is supported

Intel invests $1B to boost AI adoption

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Artificial intelligence or AI is the buzzword in the technology world today with every tech major investing heavily in the domain and trying to integrate it into their products. Following the trend, the US chipmaker, Intel too has made a massive

Microsoft might sneak preview the mixed reality offerings ahead of official release

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Microsoft is likely to showcase the company’s new line of mixed reality offerings in a media event on October 3 in San Francisco. The Redmond giant has started inviting media to the event with a promise that it’ll be an opportunity

Google launches UPI-enabled digital payment app Tez in India

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Falling in line with all the recent rumors, Google has unveiled a new mobile wallet in India- Tez to tap into the country’s booming digital payments industry. “Send money home to your family, split a dinner bill with friends, or pay

HP unveils pocket-sized printer ‘Sprocket’ priced at Rs 8,999

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HP has unveiled a pocket-sized printer named Sprocket that allows users to take prints of the photos from their mobile phones instantly. The device will be available in India through Amazon and HP India’s website for Rs 8,999 from September 14. “While

These are top 5 VR-ready laptops to buy this festive season

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Dell recently launched VR-ready Precision 5720 All-in-One in India equipped with AMD Radeon Pro graphics, rendering a seamless touch to graphic-intensive tasks, reliability with ISV certifications, ECC memory and Dell Precision Optimizer. The key features of the device include 27-inch UltraSharp 4K

Google Translate now supports offline translation in 7 Indian languages

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Google has announced its Translate app will now support offline translation and instant visual translation in seven more Inlanguagesguage. The app which earlier used to support Hindi will now also support Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu languages. To activate

Cellular-enabled Apple watch is fabulous but wait, it is not launching in India

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Apple Watch is the ‘no. 1 watch in the world’ with an industry leading customer satisfaction of 97 percent, said Tim Cook, as he unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 3 on Tuesday at the Steve Job Theater. The biggest

Can AI detect sexual and political orientation from facial images?

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Jane Austen often wrote about prejudices arising from first impressions. Switch to 21st century: she might just be right. Looks like humans might get it wrong, but, AI can be accurate with scanning faces and deducing qualities like IQ or

Google Chrome 63 will reportedly help prevent MitM attacks

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As per Sasha Perigo’s tweet, the Google Chrome 63 update might include a new security feature that will help prevent Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks. Sasha Perigo is a Stanford University student who interned at Google and has developed this feature with

Google Dashboard now offers simpler privacy controls and better support for touchscreens

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Google announced that its Dashboard is getting an update in terms of its design with a focus on simpler controls. The company said on its blog that the new Google Dashboard layout is designed mainly for smartphones and tablets allowing seamless