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Four carmakers to recall over 50,000 vehicles for faulty parts

SEOUL — Mercedes-Benz Korea, Stellantis Korea and two other carmakers will recall more than 50,000 vehicles due to faulty components, the Transport Ministry here said on Thursday. The four companies, including Honda Motor and Jaguar Land-Rover Kore...

04 Apr 2024

HCLTech, Google Cloud launch initiative to scale ‘Gemini’ to global firms

NEW DELHI — HCLTech on Wednesday announced an expanded partnership with Google Cloud to create industry solutions and drive business value with the tech giant’s multimodal large language Artificial Intelligence (AI) model ‘Gemini’...

03 Apr 2024

boAt launches 1st ‘India-made’ headphones with head-tracking 3D audio, spatial sound

NEW DELHI — Homegrown audio and wearable company boAt on Monday launched India’s first headphones with head-tracking 3D audio and spatial sound features. By harnessing spatial audio technology and integrating state-of-the-art 3D accelerometers an...

01 Apr 2024

World Backup Day: Safeguarding personal & company data becomes paramount

NEW DELHI — In an era where cyber-attacks and data breaches are rampant, safeguarding personal and organisation’s data has become paramount, industry leaders said on Saturday, ahead of the World Backup Day that falls on March 31. A staggering 92 ...

30 Mar 2024

This is how OpenAI aims to fight deepfakes with ‘Voice Engine’ in election year

NEW DELHI — As world leaders scramble to tackle the menace of deepfakes in a global election year, Sam Altman-run OpenAI is trying to develop beneficial AI, with a text-to-speech model called ‘Voice Engine’. The AI model uses text input...

30 Mar 2024

X users with 2,500 verified subscriber followers to get Premium service for free

NEW DELHI — Billionaire Elon Musk on Thursday said that X users who have 2,500 verified subscriber followers will get Premium features for free. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO also mentioned that those with over 5,000 verified subscriber followers will g...

28 Mar 2024

Only 4 pc of Indian firms are ‘mature’ to tackle modern cyber attacks — Report

NEW DELHI — Only 4 per cent of organisations in India have the “mature” level of readiness needed to be resilient against modern cybersecurity risks, a new report showed on Thursday. Readiness is critical as 82 per cent of respondents s...

28 Mar 2024

AI chatbot Grok will be available for all premium subscribers this week — Musk

NEW DELHI — In a bid to take on OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Elon Musk on Wednesday said that X platform will soon allow its ‘Grok’ AI chatbot to more paying subscribers. In a post on X (formerly Twitter), the Tesla and SpaceX CEO announced that Grok wi...

27 Mar 2024

Blue Planet acquires Vac-Tech Engineering to boost hazardous waste management

NEW DELHI — Sustainable waste management solutions provider Blue Planet on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Vac-Tech Engineering for an undisclosed sum. Blue Planet said in a statement that this acquisition will strengthen its technology in h...

27 Mar 2024

7 in 10 Indian B2B sellers using AI to surpass their targets — Report

NEW DELHI — More than seven in 10 (73 per cent) of business-to-business (B2B) sellers in India who exceed their targets are using artificial intelligence (AI), a new report said on Wednesday. The B2B sellers in the country are increasingly relying ...

27 Mar 2024

63 pc of Indian enterprises believe Gen AI is important for sustainability efforts — Study

BENGALURU — About 63 per cent of Indian enterprises believe that generative AI will be important for their efforts towards sustainability, according to a new study on Tuesday. The global study conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV)...

26 Mar 2024

Apple shelves plans to develop displays for smartwatch — Report

SAN FRANCISCO — Tech giant Apple has reportedly shelved plans to develop display screens for its smartwatch. According to a Bloomberg report, the tech giant has pulled the plug on an in-house project to build screens with microLED technology. The i...

23 Mar 2024

realme’s Number Series: A game changer in mid-segment smartphone market

NEW DELHI, MARCH 22 (IANS) — In today’s rapidly evolving digital environment, 5G technology has shifted from a luxury to a standard expectation. It’s predicted that by December 2025, the number of 5G smartphones in India will increase f...

22 Mar 2024

NASA’s shoebox-sized satellite en route to ISS to decode cosmic blasts

WASHINGTON — NASA on Friday launched a shoebox-sized satellite, which aims to unravel the mysteries of cosmic blasts, to the International Space Station (ISS). The satellite, BurstCube, is enroute to the orbiting lab aboard SpaceX’s 30th Commerci...

22 Mar 2024

Struggling to reduce the ‘hidden’ belly fat? Quit smoking, says study

NEW DELHI — Quit smoking if you are looking to reduce the ‘hidden’ abdominal fat, known as visceral fat, suggests a study. While smokers tend to have lower body weights than non-smokers, they tend to have visceral fat, which can be explained as...

21 Mar 2024

80 pc Indian workers feel drained when they have a lot of meetings — Report

NEW DELHI — About 80 per cent of Indian employees have said that they feel drained on days when they have a lot of meetings to attend, a new report revealed on Thursday. According to the Australia-based software firm Atlassian Corporation, 90 per c...

21 Mar 2024

Down Syndrome: Why prenatal screening should be universal, not age-limited

KOCHI — Screening all pregnancies, irrespective of age, may help in early identification of Down syndrome cases, said doctors on World Down Syndrome Day on Thursday. Children born with the genetic condition have an extra full or partial copy of chr...

21 Mar 2024

5G data consumption 4 times faster than 4G in India — Report

NEW DELHI — 5G users in India are using approximately 3.6 times as much mobile data traffic compared to 4G since its launch in October 2022 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a report showed on Wednesday. The average monthly data traffic per user als...

20 Mar 2024

Netflix, Wavve face probe over alleged unfair biz practices

SEOUL — South Korea’s antitrust regulator has launched an on-site inspection into over-the-top streaming platforms Netflix and Wavve on suspicion of their failure to properly notify users of terms of an early subscription cancellation, offici...

18 Mar 2024

India vs AI risks: Breather for big digital platforms, albeit with a rider

NEW DELHI — In a breather for big social media subsidiaries and internet platforms, the government has said that they no longer require approval before launching or deploying their AI models in the country. Let us find out what it means for Big Tec...

16 Mar 2024

India backs effort at UN to ensure AI is ‘secure, trustworthy’ and open

UNITED NATIONS — India is behind an effort at the United Nations (UN) to ensure that artificial intelligence (AI) systems are “secure and trustworthy” and to keep them open and accessible to the Global South. India is cosponsoring with the US a...

15 Mar 2024

It was India that first banned Chinese app TikTok over security concerns

NEW DELHI — As the US House of Representatives passed legislation that could lead to a ban on TikTok that is being used by over 170 million Americans, it was the Indian government which first took the decision to block the Chinese short-video makin...

14 Mar 2024

A new era in photography: How low-light tech is redefining smartphone cameras

NEW DELHI — The landscape of smartphone technology is ever-evolving, with continuous innovations reshaping every facet of these omnipresent devices. Amid this evolution, numerous smartphones tout their camera capabilities as superior. However, the ...

13 Mar 2024

AI will be smarter than any single human by next year — Musk

NEW DELHI — Elon Musk who is currently locked in a battle with ChatGPT maker OpenAI said on Wednesday that artificial intelligence (AI) will probably be smarter than any single human by next year. Musk has sued Sam-Altman-run company, alleging that...

13 Mar 2024

59 pc Indians believe AI will make work easier, lead to better outcomes — Report

NEW DELHI — About 59 per cent of Indians believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will make work easier and lead to better outcomes, a new report said on Tuesday. According to the automotive and consumer products maker Bosch, around 80 per cent of...

12 Mar 2024
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