• COUPONS
    Amazon may buy a stake in Future Coupons to bag Future Retail prize

    Amazon is in talks to buy a stake in Future Coupons, a firm owned by Future Group promoter Kishore Biyani, to ensure that the global web retailer is in compliance with the amended foreign ownership rules that bar e-commerce companies from holding shares in entities selling on their platforms. The US-based online giant was earlier in talks to acquire […]

  • ALL DEALS
    Exclusive: All 10 of Michael Cohen’s Secret Book Deals

    On Wednesday, Donald Trump’s former lawyer provided Congress with sworn testimony (and corroborating documents) implicating the president in multiple crimes. But the Republican members of the House Oversight Committee refused to waste the American people’s precious time on the trivial question of whether the commander-in-chief is a criminal. Rather, they chose to focus on what […]

  • ELECTRONICS
    National Electronic Policy 2019 to boost manufacturing, drive exports

    Industry experts believe that the National Electronic Policy 2019, passed last week by the Union Cabinet, can provide an impetus to Make in India (MII) and its efforts to become a global hub for Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM), apart from making electronics sector more competitive. “The policy offers significant support for the electronics […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Raspberry Pi: No longer the fastest $35 computer but still the best

    The past year has produced a steady stream of single-board computers that surpass the specs of the flagship Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, some of which have also matched its rock-bottom $35 price tag. But getting hands-on with these boards reveals the specs sheet only tells half the story. Boot up one of these theoretically […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Why Quantum Computing’s Time Is Now

    DEPOSITPHOTOS ENHANCED BY COGWORLD Most technologists have some basic understanding of quantum computing.  Quantum bits are represented by qubits, and information isn’t simply a zero or one, it can be both at the same time, representing much more information.  A quantum effect known as entanglement linking two particles allows instantaneous communication. Ultimately, quantum computing promises to be a disruptive technology […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Calculating Quantum Computing’s Future

    In 1982, Nobel Prize–winning physicist Richard Feynman conceived of an ultrapowerful calculator that relies on microscopic particles to operate. He called his idea a “quantum” computer, referring to the laws that govern nature at a subatomic level. Today, some of the technology industry’s biggest companies, such as IBM, Google, Intel, Microsoft, and China’s Alibaba, have latched onto the idea. They, […]

  • NEWS
    Honda workers ‘betrayed’ by Swindon plant closure

    Workers at Honda’s factory in Swindon have been left feeling “betrayed” by the closure announcement, a union official has said. The firm confirmed it will shut the car plant in 2021, with the loss of about 3,500 jobs. Factory worker Martin Huggins called the news “a sad day for Swindon”, while a Unite leader said […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Chinese Embassy hands over 44 computers to Mveso

    Chief Mandla Mandela and Chinese Ambassador to South Africa Lin Songtian Johannesburg – Schools around former President Nelson Mandela’s birthplace are set to have a major boost. On Monday, the Chinese Embassy in South Africa will hand over 44 computers to the community of Mveso in the Eastern Cape. Up to 22 of the computers […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Are computers finally able to understand the subtleties of language?

    We are more comfortable with the idea of talking to machines than ever before. That is due mainly to the growing popularity of smart speakers and virtual ­assistants, such as Google Home, ­Amazon Echo and Apple’s Siri. Indeed, as they have proven capable of carrying out tasks such as ­playing music and setting alarms, we have been happy to ask them to do so. But […]

  • COMPUTERS
    Computers could write full, and wrong, news stories

    A research group backed by Silicon Valley heavyweights has released a paper showing that technology that can generate realistic news stories from little more than a headline suggestion is poised to advance rapidly in the coming years. OpenAI, the group backed by LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, among others, was founded to research how to make […]

  • Alleged hacker who avoided extradition to US seeks return of computers

     Lauri Love was arrested in 2013. He continues to protest his innocence and has not been charged. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images A computer activist who successfully resisted attempts to extradite him to the US over alleged hacking has applied for the return of his confiscated computers, after the National Crime Agency confirmed he is still […]