Category: Gadgets

Google Hires Chris Lattner, Apple’s Former Star Engineer, to ‘Democratise AI’

Former star Apple employee Chris Lattner has now joined Google to further its AI efforts. Lattner has worked with Apple for over a decade, and is largely accoladed for his contributions in creating the popular programming language Swift. After working at Tesla for a few months, Lattner has decided to join the Google Brain research team, he revealed. Lattner announced this […]

Disney’s Streaming Push Seen Paying Off in the Long Run

Walt Disney Company’s plan to plunge into a crowded streaming services market, dominated by pioneer Netflix, could bring some initial pain, but the strength of the company’s content is expected to help it pull through in the long run. Shares of the world’s biggest entertainment company were down 6 percent in premarket trading on Wednesday, a […]

Japan Display to Cut 30 Percent of Its Workforce

Japan Display said Wednesday it would slash 3,700 jobs, or about 30 percent of its workforce, as the struggling smartphone screen maker’s chief executive warned it was the “last chance” for a turnaround. Citing intense competition, the Tokyo-based company said it would cut 3,500 positions at overseas assembly plants and another 240 jobs from its […]

Samsung Galaxy S9 Said to Use Next-Gen Substrate Like PCB Technology: Report

While we are still approaching the launch of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Note 8 smartphone, the leaks regarding next year’s Galaxy S series model have already started coming in. A recent report suggested that Samsung will not be including under-the-display fingerprint sensor on Galaxy S9 and now another report has claimed that the company will be […]

Jio Phone a ‘Short Term Hiccup’, Say Handset Makers Itel and Hitech

JioPhone, the feature phone that’s effectively ‘free’ with a refundable Rs. 1,500 deposit, will create only a ‘short term’ hiccup when it hits the market, feel at least two mobile handset makers – Itel Mobile and Hitech Mobiles. “So far there is no impact on our sales. We think it will affect our market as a […]

Samsung Launches Portable Speakers and Headsets in India, Expands Audio Portfolio

Samsung on Friday launched a range of audio products in India to expand its product portfolio in the country. The South Korean company launched three portable speakers, Level Box Slim, the Bottle and the Scoop, along with Level Active and the Rectangle headsets. The Samsung Level Box Slim has been priced by the company at Rs. […]

Apple Faces Antitrust Complaint by Developers in China

A Chinese law firm has filed a complaint against Apple on behalf of 28 local developers alleging the firm breached antitrust regulations. The complaint, lodged by Beijing-based Dare & Sure Law Firm, accuses Apple of charging excessive fees and removing apps from its local store without proper explanation, Lin Wei, an attorney at the firm told Reuters […]

NissanConnect Car Platform Launched in India, Lets You Find Your Car and More on App

Carmaker Nissan launched its integrated car platform, called NissanConnect, in India on Thursday to provide users with information as well as communication features while on the go. NissanConnect has been developed specifically for the Indian market by the company and is available on mobile platforms Android, iOS, and Windowsfor Nissan’s existing and new customers. The launch comes after the launch […]

Paytm Now Allows Users to Scan Third-Party QR Codes Within App

Paytm recently added the ability to send customised postcards through its platform and the company has now added support for scanning third-party QR codes within the app. This essentially means that you can now scan all kind of cards within the app instead of just scanning those cards that were meant specifically for use within Paytm. In a tweet […]

PayPal to Expand Lending Offering With Acquisition

Payments firm PayPal has agreed to acquire online lending company Swift Financial in a bid to expand its business that provides working capital to merchants. The acquisition will allow PayPal to offer loans to the larger businesses that process payments through its platform and better provide credit to firms that are not yet users of its services, […]