International Technology

Tech giants partner with U.S. government to provide resources for COVID-19 research

U.S.-based global tech giants, including IBM, Amazon, Google and Microsoft, have partnered with the White House to “unleash the power of American supercomputing resources” for combating the novel coronavirus, President Donald Trump has said. From volunteering to manufacturing masks and ventilators to ramping up production of essential medical supplies and general items, the country’s private […]

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How the entertainment industry, education models and taboos around crypto could change, post-SC ruling

Akshay Aggarwal had been waiting with bated breath to hear the verdict of the Supreme Court regarding crypto-currency, an encrypted, decentralised and digital medium of exchange. As the founder of Blockchained India, a pan-India community for crypto enthusiasts, this ruling means the most to him in terms of freedom of investment and of movement. Finally, […]

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Google wins $179m against ex engineer who stole trade secrets

Google has won $179 million in a case against Anthony Levandowski, former star engineer who is charged with stealing Google’s self-driving car secrets and moving on to join Uber Technologies. After the judge ordered Levandowski to pay $179 million to Google, the founder of autonomous vehicle startup Otto which Uber acquired later, filed for bankruptcy […]

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Facebook cancels in-person F8 event on COVID-19 concerns

Social networking giant Facebook cancelled its in-person annual developer conference on Thursday on growing concerns over COVID-19 outbreak. F8, Facebook’s annual developer event, brings together creators and innovators from around the world who build products surrounding the social media firm’s ecosystem. The event was scheduled on May 5th and 6th in San Jose, California. “This […]

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Swarm robots can help control self driving cars

To help make self-driving vehicles safer and more flawless, the researchers have developed a decentralised algorithm with a collision-free, deadlock-free guarantee. The researchers at Northwestern University in the US, tested the algorithm in a simulation of 1,024 robots and on a swarm of 100 real robots in the laboratory. The robots reliably, safely and efficiently […]

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Facebook to allow paid political messages that are not ads

Facebook decided on February 14 to allow a type of paid political message that had sidestepped many of the social network’s rules governing political ads. Its policy change comes days after U.S. presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg exploited a loophole to run such humorous messages promoting his campaign on the accounts of popular Instagram personalities followed […]