Thursday, December 14, 2017
This image shows a soon to be rare sight of Whatsapp open on a Blackberry. (Photo Illustration by Adam Gerry)
Oh, don’t we all remember when early in this year Whatsapp decided to end its support for platforms on the verge of being outdated, namely, iPhone 3GS, Windows Phone 7 devices, and phones running Android 2.1 or Android 2.2 and surprisingly BlackBerry OS 10 services too. In addition to the Facebook-owned company, Facebook itself also decided to end its...
Google Deepmind AI
Google's DeepMind self-learning AI program has acquired another medal to keep in its hall of fame by showing its mastery even when it comes to lip reading.Lip reading, or the ability to understand speech by the visual cues provided, is a challenging task for even the best in the field, let alone a novice. A recent collaboration between Google’s...
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Teach a robot to fish, does the whole world eat or starve?" This question raised by a user on Reddit seems to bring to light the job displacement crisis that we have looming over our heads...
The Light Phone aims to serve as portal to the past with modern technology by providing a seamless extension of our phone in the form of a credit card sized phone. Mobile technology has interwoven itself into our lives in such an intricate manner that one can say for sure that almost carries a smartphone that costs more than any...
Oh, don’t we all remember the Hello Moto ringtone which echoed in our ears all too frequently when the Google-owned Motorola basked in all its glory?It seems as though the parent company of the present Moto has decided to preserve its heritage now. The first television advertisement of Moto since 2011 can truly be considered the smartest marketing move...
The vast magnetic field encompassing our planet serves as the first layer of defence against the harmful solar winds and cosmic rays. However, the auroras lighting up the polar skies with thousands of watts of power are proof for it not being entirely impenetrable. Earth’s magnetic field has played an integral role in facilitating radio communication, supporting life forms...
  Gone are the days when we could say rather cheesy dialogues such as, "love is in the air" while breathing in relatively clean, fresh air. Now, the only that we seem to care about being in the air are harmful pollutants: SPM, Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide and dust.When it comes to catering the needs of people at large Xiaomi...
Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi has booked the tables for January 2017 with the scheduled launch of their new phone, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. The Note 4 has come out with a real new technology, their 2.1 GHz deca-core processor, which provides a higher clock speed and hence, a faster user-tech interface than its precedents, the Note 3 ,which...
These tattoos may be temporary but the impact they've had on the future of wearable technology surely is not.MIT Media Lab in collaboration with Microsoft Research has successfully fused traditional skin art practices with digital orientation in the form of their new project, DuoSkin. DuoSkin is a fabrication process producing a new generation of wearable technology which basically serves...
In a widely connected world, diversity in languages is our separating point. Translation is what came to our rescue. However, much information is lost in the translation process. Obviously, we get the gist of the important bits but what about that banter which might have seemed useless to your translator but is of value to you? Imagining a world...