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    Google Cloud Vision Helps Computers To ‘See’ Pictures

    It’s a lady and she is joyful about being open for business in Spanish – Google knows that much just from the picture. Image: Google The Google GOOGL -1.66% Cloud Vision venture is developing. The project is designed to help computers ‘see’ images and understand what they depict and represent. Heavily aligned towards the needs of […]

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    YouTube Ban Lifted in Pakistan After Google Launches Local Version

    Pakistan Monday lifted a years-long ban on video-sharing site YouTube after Google launched a country-specific version ensuring the filtering out of content deemed blasphemous. The Supreme Court in 2012 had ordered a ban on the site after the “Innocence of Muslims” was uploaded. The American-made film depicted the Prophet Mohammed as a thuggish deviant and […]

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    HP Sprout Pro With Projector, Touch-Capable Second-Monitor Launched

    HP has announced a new model of its Sprout computer. Called the Sprout Pro, the new variant offers a specifications upgrade over the original Sprout, coupled with a range of suites. It starts at a price point of $2,199 (roughly Rs. 150,000) and will begin shipping in select regions starting next month. HP surprised everyone […]

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    Google Chrome to Soon Get Faster and Less Resource Intensive With Brotli

    If you think Google Chrome doesn’t load webpages fast enough for you, that could change soon. Google’s flagship Web browser will soon implement Brotli, a new algorithm that offers better compression, leading to lighter webpages and faster loading. You can test the feature on a Chrome beta build available via the Canary channel. Ilya Grigorik, […]

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    India Funding Roundup: Silvan, SnapBizz, ShabdaNagari, LocalCircles, Little, Housing, Fisdom, Just Buy Live, Easypolicy

    The week following the Startup India event has seen the largest investments going to startups specialised in online insurance, B2B distribution, and e-commerce enablement solutions. Silvan Silvan Innovation Labs, a Bengaluru-based company providing home security and automation products, has reportedly raised Rs 3.5 crores from Chennai Angels. The company will focus on offering its services […]

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    Skype’s Latest Update Hides IP Addresses by Default

    Skype is rolling out an update for all of its apps on desktops and mobiles, adding the ability to hide a user’s IP address. The company says that from now on all Skype users’ IP address will be hidden as a default status in the latest versions of Skype. “Starting with this update to Skype […]

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    Google Chrome 48 With Multiple Security Fixes Released for Desktop

    Google has released the version 48.0.2564.82 of its Chrome browser for Linux, Windows, and OS X. The updated version brings several fixes and improvements on both desktop and mobile devices. The Chrome v48 brings a number of bug fixes most of which were detected using AddressSanitizer, Controle Flow Integrity, and MemorySanitizer codes, says the blog […]

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    BitTorrent Sync Update Brings Encrypted Folders and More

    BitTorrent has released an update for its file synchronisation app called BitTorrent Sync to bump the version up to 2.3 and add a number of features for its users. One of the major additions is the ability to add encryption to a folder. BitTorrent Sync allows users to move files from one device to another […]

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    Ex machina: are computers to blame for market jitters?

    Photo Credit: pixabay 7.2K Total Views Recent turbulence in the share markets has caused some experts to point the finger of culpability at computerised High-Frequency Trading. There are few complaints about HFT when computers push share markets up, but in the ebbing tide of today’s markets, it’s blamed both for exaggerating the share market dive […]

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    Dell launches products in Chandigarh

    Dell India has launched new products in Chandigarh. Built to optimise Windows 8, the XPS 12 convertible (Laptop), Latitude 10 tablet, Latitude 6430u Ultrabook, and the OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One with touch controls were launched on Wednesday. According to the computer major, the product range has been specially designed to provide the next wave of computing […]