'GreenWeb' to create energy-efficient web

​New York, June 17 (IANS) Researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist from the University of Texas at Austin, have developed a new, open-source computer programming framework "GreenWeb" that allows people to save more battery power while browsing on mobile devices. ...

How human learning can foster smarter artificial intelligence

​New York, June 15 (IANS) Researchers including one of Indian-origin have provided a fresh insight into how human learning can foster smarter artificial intelligence (AI). Recent breakthroughs in creating artificial systems that outplay humans in a diverse array of challenging games have their roots in neural networks inspired by infor...

Facebook details how it uses your personal information

​New York, June 15 (IANS) In an effort to allay concerns over collection of human data for corporate research, social networking giant Facebook has published details about how the website uses personal information of its subscribers for research purpose, a media report said. ...

Novel method to fight virtual reality sickness

​New York, June 15 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new method to fight virtual reality (VR) sickness that can be experienced by those who use head-worn VR displays like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Sony PlayStation VR, and Google Cardboard. ...

Facebook can help raise awareness about inflammatory back pain

​London, June 11 (IANS) Social networking site Facebook can effectively be used to raise awareness about the symptoms of inflammatory back pain (IBP) and play a key role in early diagnosis of the chronic affliction, a study involving an Indian-origin researcher says. ...

Pichai unveils 'Google Assistant' to help with daily tasks

​San Francisco, May 19 (IANS) Taking on intelligent virtual friends like Apple's Siri and Microsoft's Cortana, Indian-born Sundar Pichai has announced "Google Assistant" which will help you with daily tasks like booking movie tickets. ...

Location data can reveal Twitter users' homes, workplaces

New York, May 18 (IANS) Have you activated Twitter's location-reporting feature as you post, tag or comment on the micro-blogging site? These location stamps on just eight Twitter posts a day can reveal your home or workplace address to even low-tech snoopers. ...

Intel, Dell join to strengthen cloud, e-commerce in India

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) The chip-making giant Intel on Tuesday unveiled new processors with "Intel Resource Director Technology", allowing customers to move to fully automated Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)-based modern clouds with greater visibility, control capability and enhanced security features. ...

Apple experimenting with wireless charging via Wi-Fi router

​San Francisco, April 28 (IANS) US tech giant Apple is experimenting with wireless charging technologies that could see users charge their iPhones with a Wi-Fi router. ...

Facebook launches Messenger Lite in 132 more countries

​New York, April 28 (IANS) Facebook Messenger Lite, a stand-alone version of Messenger for Android for markets with slower than average internet speeds is now available in over 132 countries including Vietnam, Nigeria, Peru, Turkey, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands. Messenger Lite was rolled out in Kenya, Tunisia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka...

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