Apple Fitness+ now offers nearly 300 workouts

Cupertino (California), Jan 20 (IANS) Apple has added another two dozen workouts to Apple Fitness+, its on-demand workout subscription service. The iPhone maker has introduced 26 new Fitness+ workouts covering all video categories, which include cycling, strength, yoga, HIIT, core, dance, treadmill, mindful cooldown and rowing. This takes the total number of workouts in the […]

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Facebook AI now better describe photos for visually impaired

New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Facebook has announced new improvements in its artificial intelligence (AI) technology to generate descriptions of photos posted on its platforms including Instagram for the visually-impaired users. Way back in 2016, Facebook introduced a new technology called automatic alternative text (AAT) that utilises object recognition to generate descriptions of photos on […]

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Amazon ties up with Startup India to boost e-commerce exports

Bengaluru, Jan 19 (IANS) E-commerce major Amazon has partnered with Startup India to launch an accelerator programme to help early-stage startups in the consumer products space to launch in international markets and create global brands from India through Amazon’s Global Selling programme. Amazon has launched Amazon Global Selling Propel (AGSP) to provide dedicated support to […]

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Microsoft joins GM to build self-driving cars, invests in $2bn fund

San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Before Apple begins its electric car journey, Microsoft on Tuesday teamed up with Cruise, the self-driving subsidiary of General Motors (GM), to accelerate the commercialisation of self-driving vehicles. Microsoft will join GM, Honda and institutional investors in a combined new equity investment of more than $2 billion in Cruise, bringing […]

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Cognizant to acquire US-based software firm Magenic

San Francisco, Jan 19 (IANS) Information technology company Cognizant on Tuesday announced to acquire Magenic Technologies, a custom software development services company, for an undisclosed sum. This is Cognizant’s third acquisition in January this year, as the company continues to expand in key strategic focus areas. The new acquisition will expand Cognizant’s software product engineering […]

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ISRO to board merchandise market with its assets

Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) India’s space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has boarded the merchandise market with its logos and other assets. According to ISRO, it has been approached for themes by several agencies interested in creating customised articles and handicrafts. “Customized ISRO-theme based articles, models can play a game-changing role in creating awareness […]

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Private LTE-5G infrastructure market to reach $5.7 bn in 2024

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The private LTE/5G infrastructure market will grow from $945 million to reach $5.7 billion in 2024 as demand from mission-critical organisations are driving early investment, according to a new IDC report. Private LTE/5G infrastructure is any LTE and/or 5G network deployed for a specific enterprise/industrial customer that provides dedicated access. […]

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Electric car maker Tesla setting up R&D centre in Bengaluru: CM

Bengaluru, Jan 12 (IANS) World’s leading electric car maker Tesla is setting up its research and development (R&D) centre in Bengaluru to commence its India operations soon, said Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Tuesday. “Karnataka will lead India’s journey towards Green Mobility. Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Tesla will soon start its operations in India with […]

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Electric car maker Tesla setting up R&D centre in Bengaluru: CM

Bengaluru, Jan 12 (IANS) World’s leading electric car maker Tesla is setting up its research and development (R&D) centre in Bengaluru to commence its India operations soon, said Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Tuesday. “Karnataka will lead India’s journey towards Green Mobility. Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Tesla will soon start its operations in India with […]

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Samsung introduces new Exynos mobile AP for premium devices

Seoul, Jan 12 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Tuesday unveiled its new mobile application processor (AP) for premium smartphones that boasts upgraded performance and energy-efficiency. The Exynos 2100 is Samsung’s first high-end mobile AP with a 5G modem manufactured on an advanced 5-nanometer extreme ultraviolet (EUV) process technology to provide better solutions to gaming and multitasking […]

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Samsung introduces first-ever water purifier

Seoul, Jan 12 (IANS) Samsung Electronics on Tuesday introduced its first-ever water purifier as the tech giant enters the fast-growing home water purifier market amid the pandemic-induced stay-at-home trend. Samsung unveiled the BESPOKE water purifier that is highlighted by space-efficient design and easy care features at its media event for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) […]

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Baidu, Geely join hands to establish intelligent EV company

Beijing, Jan 11 (IANS) China-based search engine giant Baidu Inc on Monday announced its partnership with multinational auto manufacturer Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely) to establish a company to produce intelligent electric vehicles (EV). Through this partnership, Baidu will provide intelligent driving capabilities to power the passenger vehicles for the new venture, and Geely, which […]

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Cognizant acquires data analytics consulting firm Servian

Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Information technology company Cognizant on Monday announced to acquire Servian, an Australia-based, enterprise transformation consultancy firm specialising in data analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), digital services, and Cloud, for an undisclosed sum. Servian is Cognizant’s 10th digital-focused acquisition announced since January last year. According to the company, the acquisition of Servian will […]

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Acer launches AMD-powered Chromebook

Taipei, Jan 8 (IANS) Taiwanese brand Acer on Friday launched its first Chromebook Spin 514, powered by AMD’s Ryzen 3000 mobile processor. The models Acer Chromebook Spin 514 and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 starts at $479.99 and $749.99, respectively. Based on the powerful “Zen” architecture, the AMD Ryzen mobile processors ensure consistent responsiveness, fast […]

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F5 acquires multi-cloud management startup Volterra for $500 mn

San Francisco, Jan 8 (IANS) Applications networking company F5 has acquired Volterra, a multi-cloud management startup, for $500 million. F5 said that with the addition of Volterra’s technology platform, it is creating an edge platform built for enterprises and service providers that will be security-first and app-driven with unlimited scale. “With Volterra, we advance our […]

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Chingari join hands with Dekko to introduce infotainment

New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Homegrown short-video sharing platform Chingari on Wednesday announced its collaboration with short-video news app Dekko to introduce infotainment to its users. With this partnership, the short video-sharing platform is introducing a more accessible, shareable, and trusted news and information video content. “Our aim is to provide a seamless experience to […]

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Genpact acquires data analytics Firm Enquero

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Global professional services company Genpact on Tuesday said it has acquired Enquero, a firm that offers data engineering and data-led digital transformation services, for an undisclosed sum. Genpact said that acquisition will accelerate its ability to leverage data and cloud technologies to drive digital transformation services through advanced analytics. “I […]

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Lenovo launches enterprise-grade workstation computer in India

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Lenovo on Tuesday launched ‘ThinkStation P620’, its new generation workstation computer at a starting price of Rs 3,99,000 in the Indian market. Potential customers could configure to order this device from ‘Lenovo.com’ and avail a three-year standard after-sales warranty and an upgradable warranty up to five years. “With the ‘ThinkStation […]

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Microsoft Azure helps IRCTC chatbot boost user experience by 70%

New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) Microsoft said on Tuesday that its Azure Cloud platform has helped Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporations (IRCTC) AI-powered chatbot AskDISHA improve satisfaction of customer interactions by 70 per cent. Developed by conversational AI platform CoRover, the virtual assistant uses technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and natural […]

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