• Tue, Nov 21, 2017
  • Chennai warms up to Virtual, Augmented Reality

    Updated: Nov, 20, 201707:00 AM

    What is virtual reality? Strapping on a headset that transforms the user into an imaginary environment, designed to thrill, engage or calm them was hot property among video-gamers in the city when the...
    Chennai warms up to Virtual, Augmented Reality
    Several vibrant new companies in the city, helmed by young minds are ensuring that the technology is made optimum use of – and more importantly, awareness is spread on its applications.Sabarish Chandrasekar, co-founder of The Social mind, a future tech start-up in Chennai that works actively with businesses to improve their client experience, says, “Many large corporate companies have already embraced the phenomenon, and the smaller firms are slowly coming on board. We had the age of laptops and mobile phones, and we strongly believe that next is the age of VR. When the likes of Facebook and Sony invested heavily in VR a few years ago, we knew this was an untapped market.”The applications in daytoday life are aplenty. From doctors using VR during physiotherapy sessions to lessen pain levels of patients, and immersive learning experiences...
  • Microsoft unveils Azure Databricks, new AI tools for developers Microsoft unveils Azure Databricks, new AI tools for developers
    Updated: Nov, 17, 201711:37 AM

    To help increase developers' productivity and simplify app development, Microsoft has announced new data platform technologies and cross-platform developer tools.

  • Twitter to remove verification badge if users flout rules Twitter to remove verification badge if users flout rules
    Updated: Nov, 16, 201712:15 PM

    Twitter has announced to remove verification badges from users who violate its rules, adding that the micro-blogging platform is reworking on its entire verification system.

  • Apple to help India develop anti-spam app after face-off with regulator Apple to help India develop anti-spam app after face-off with regulator
    Updated: Nov, 16, 201710:01 AM

    Apple Inc has agreed to give limited help to the Indian government to develop an anti-spam mobile application for its iOS platform, after refusing to do so based on privacy concerns.

  • Google honours India's 1st woman lawyer with doodle Google honours India's 1st woman lawyer with doodle
    Updated: Nov, 15, 201707:36 PM

    Google on Wednesday honoured Cornelia Sorabji, India's first woman lawyer, on her 151st birth anniversary with a doodle.

  • Google Pixel 2 XL now available in India Google Pixel 2 XL now available in India
    Updated: Nov, 15, 201707:31 PM

    Google made its flagship smartphone Pixel 2 XL available in India on Wednesday in two variants -- 64GB model for Rs 73,000 and 128GB variant for Rs 82,000.

  • Will Flipkart's own smartphone capture a billion hearts? Will Flipkart's own smartphone capture a billion hearts?
    Updated: Nov, 15, 201707:26 PM

    In India's fertile mobile landscape, dominated by Chinese manufacturers (along with South Korean giant Samsung at the top) an urge to obtain signature handsets has charmed buyers from diverse fields...

  • 3D mask fools Apple iPhone X's Face ID 3D mask fools Apple iPhone X's Face ID
    Updated: Nov, 14, 201712:55 PM

    Using a composite 3D-printed mask, a team of Vietnamese researchers claims to have fooled Apple's Face ID authentication system in the super-premium iPhone X, stressing that face recognition is not...

  • WhatsApp may introduce app for iPad users WhatsApp may introduce app for iPad users
    Updated: Nov, 12, 201702:27 PM

    Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp may be working on an app for iPad users as references of WhatsApp for iPad are spotted on latest WhatsApp desktop app.

  • Samsung quietly launches 'Exynos 9810' chipset Samsung quietly launches 'Exynos 9810' chipset
    Updated: Nov, 12, 201708:00 AM

    Samsung's 'Exynos 9810' chip is the successor to its first Exynos 9 series chip -- the 8895 which powers flagsip devices like Galaxy S8 and Note 8.