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Google to shut down smartphone AR platform 'Tango'

San Francisco, Dec 16 (IANS) Google will shut down its ambitious Augmented Reality (AR) platform Tango built specifically for smartphones from March 1, 2018, the company said on Saturday. The announcement is seen as a bid to focus on a new software development kit (SDK) called ARCore that brings the AR experience closer to Android users. We're turning down support for Tango on Ma...

2 days ago
'Ferdinand': Bulldozes into your heart

Film: Ferdinand; Director: Carlos Saldanha; Cast: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, David Tennant, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Peyton Manning, Bobby Cannavale, Anthony Anderson and Raul Esparza; Rating: ***1/2 Director Carlos Saldanha's latest animated film Ferdinand, adapted from Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson's children's book The Story of Ferdinand, is culturally less engaging than Pixar's Co...

2 days ago
Microsoft India to enable partners to work closely with government customers

Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Microsoft will soon enable partners to work effectively with its rich network of government customers, helping them work around the countrys mega digital initiative, a top company executive said here on Thursday. With a rich ecosystem of over 9,000 partners and nearly 102 million developers, Microsoft works with over 200,000 large, medium and small enterprises, 2...

2 days ago
Microsoft India to enable partners to work closely with government customers

Hyderabad, Dec 14 (IANS) Microsoft will soon enable partners to work effectively with its rich network of government customers, helping them work around the count'''s mega digital initiative, a top company executive said here on Thursday. With a rich ecosystem of over 9,000 partners and nearly 102 million developers, Microsoft works with over 200,000 large, medium and small enterprises, ...

4 days ago
Smartphone sensors to top 10bn unit shipments in 2020

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The sensors in smartphones, which provide an array of features and functionalities to improve the overall user experience, are estimated to cross the 10 billion unit shipment mark in 2020, new research said on Thuesday. According to Counterpoint's Components Tracker research, all sensors combined, more than six billion sensors were shipped within smartphones in 2...

4 days ago
'LIKE' awarded best entertainment app on Google Play Store

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The 'LIKE' app, developed by Singapore-based BIGO Technology Pvt Ltd, has been awarded the best entertainment app, best social app and also featured in the most popular app category on Google Play Store, the company has said. LIKE was awarded as the best entertainment app in India and Indonesia and best social app in Mexico, Brazil and Latin America. It w...

8 days ago
HP Inc to sell 3D printers in India from early next year

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) After sensing tremendous opportunities in both commercial and industrial 3D printing in India, global PC and printer major HP Inc on Friday announced it would start selling its Next-Gen 3D printers in the country by early next year. According to Sumeer Chandra, Managing Director, HP Inc India, the company is in discussions with various industry stakeholders to hel...

8 days ago
Microsoft unveils 'Simplygon Cloud' for 3D Mixed Reality

San Francisco, Dec 8 (IANS) Microsoft has announced a new platform Simplygon Cloud that will support all major 3D Mixed Reality (MR) platforms, including Windows Mixed Reality, iOS and Android. Microsoft acquired Simplygon, a leader in 3D model optimisation based in southern Sweden, earlier this year. As we continue our journey to bring the benefits of MR to everyone, Simplygon i...

8 days ago
HP Inc to sell 3D printers in India from early next year

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) After sensing tremendous opportunities in both commercial and industrial 3D printing in India, global PC and printer major HP Inc on Friday announced to start selling its Next-Gen 3D printers in the country by early next year. According to Sumeer Chandra, Managing Director, HP Inc India, the company is in discussions with various industry stakeholders to help them...

8 days ago
This smartphone case monitors blood sugar levels on the go

New York, Dec 8 (IANS) People with diabetes may soon be able to go on a vacation without their glucose monitoring kits with them. Researchers have developed a smartphone case and app that can record and track their blood glucose readings, whether they are. Integrating blood glucose sensing into a smartphone would eliminate the need for patients to carry a separate device, said Patrick Me...

9 days ago
Be a perfect bridesmaid while attending winter wedding

New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The big fat Indian wedding season is here. So, this winter, opt for comfortable dresses for all the ceremonies like mehendi, haldi, sangeet, pre-wedding cocktails, post-wedding parties, and show-off your desi avatar with some fun and flirty styles. Nidhi Yadav, fashion designer and Founder of the brand AKS and Pritesh Goyal, jewellery designer and Founder of the...

11 days ago
India's largest makerspace to come up in Hyderabad next year

Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) India's largest makerspace, a prototyping and design centre, will come up here next year and will have equipment worth over $20 million, Telangana's Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao announced here on Tuesday. To be known as T-Works, the facility will come up over 250,00 square feet with many partners offering their software tools and equipment. Modelled on ...

11 days ago
India's largest markerspace to come up in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Dec 5 (IANS) India's largest makerspace, a prototyping and design centre, will come up here next year and will have equipment worth over $20 million, Telangana's Industry Minister K.T. Rama Rao announced here on Tuesday. To be known as T-Works, the facility will come up over 250,00 square feet with many partners offering their software tools and equipment. Modelled on ...

12 days ago
NASA, Bradley varsity creating 3D-printed habitats for Mars

Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Aiming to send astronauts to Mars by 2030, NASA is working with Illinois-based Bradley University to create 3D-printed habitats to be deployed on the Red Planet. The US space agency has organised a series of competitions for students in partnership with Bradley that aims to find the habitat technology that best utilises the materials on Mars to support life, Chic...

16 days ago
NITI Aayog to create cell for women entrepreneurs

Hyderabad, Nov 30 (IANS) Buoyed by the success of Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) which concluded here Thursday, NITI Aayog announced setting up of women's cell to help women entrepreneurs. The Telangana government also announced three initiatives including setting up of an incubator to encourage women start-ups. NITI Ayog, a policy think-tank of the Central government, will...

17 days ago
Time and space inspire stage, production processes for Goa's TimeOut72

Panaji, Nov 29 (IANS) TimeOut72, billed as Asia's largest multi-genre music festival with celebrities like Wiz Khalifa, Jason Derulo, Martin Garrix, Don Diablo, Timmy Trumpet, Lucky Ali and Papon scheduled for attendance, will also feature a huge stage with 3D effects for music lovers attending the event here. Set to be held at the beach village of Vagator, 35 km north of Panaji, from De...

18 days ago
Intex launches dual-selfie camera smartphone at Rs 6,999

Neemrana (Rajasthan), Nov 28 (IANS) Domestic smartphone maker Intex Technologies on Tuesday launched a selfie-centric dual camera smartphone ELYT Dual at Rs 6,999. The device with a 5-inch HD IPS display is supported with a 2.5D curved glass, sports dual-front cameras (8MP+2MP) and 8MP rear camera with flash. The device is available on both online and offline channels. We promise...

18 days ago
Sandisk most favoured flash memory vendor in India

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) As India's consumer storage flash memory market recorded 33 per cent growth in the third quarter this year, SanDisk with 51 per cent market share held the top slot as the most favoured vendor followed by Strontium and Sony in terms of unit shipments. SanDisk shipments witnessed 67 per cent growth as compared to the last quarter and was the major growth driver for...

19 days ago
Microsoft extends AI research to self-driving vehicles

San Francisco, Nov 27 (IANS) Microsoft has extended its AirSim artificial intelligence(AI) research project to include car simulation which will help advance the research and development of self-driving vehicles. Earlier this year, Microsoft open-sourced AirSim, a high-fidelity system, for testing the safety of artificial intelligence systems. AirSim provides realistic environme...

22 days ago
'Coco': Engaging and captivating

Film: Coco; Directors: Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina; Cast: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Noel Ubach, Renee Victor, Jaime Camil, Gabriel Iglesias, Ana Ofelia Murguia and Edward James Olmos; Rating: ***1/2 Coco is a 3D animated, fantasy fiction that is thoroughly enthralling. Filled with fun songs and a rich atmosphere, the film is a visual and emotional deligh...

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