Gadgets

Now, an Algorithm to Teach Robots How to Behave Like a Human in Certain Situations

Scientists have developed a new machine-learning algorithm to help robots display appropriate social behaviour in interactions with humans. Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are making virtual and robotic assistants increasingly capable in performing complex tasks, researchers said. For these “smart” machines to be considered safe and trustworthy collaborators with human partners, however, robots must be able to quickly assess a ... Read More »

Foodpanda Will Now Deliver All Orders For Partner Restaurants, Regardless of the Source

Online food ordering and delivery firm Foodpanda on Thursday said it will provide third-party logistics services to its restaurant base across major cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, and Gurgaon. Foodpanda has already been delivering its orders from some partner restaurants for two years now – accounting for nearly half the orders it receives. As part of the new development, restaurants can ... Read More »

Moto G5 Plus India Launch, Airtel Free Roaming, Paytm’s 200 Million Users, and More: Your 360 Daily

HIGHLIGHTS Moto G5 Plus to be launched in India on March 15 Airtel ends roaming charges on incoming and outgoing calls Paytm user base hits 200 million, new Paytm Mall app launched Just a day after the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus global launch, Lenovo has sent out invites announcing the India launch date of the latter. The invite ... Read More »

Facebook’s Virtual Reality Ambitions Could Be Threatened by Court Order

Facebook Inc’s big ambitions in the nascent virtual reality industry could be threatened by a court order that would prevent it from using critical software code another company claims to own, according to legal and industry experts. Last Thursday, video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc asked a Dallas federal judge to issue an order barring Facebook unit Oculus from using ... Read More »

IRCTC Offers Rs. 50 Cashback on Tickets Bought Using New mVisa Payment Method

Rail travellers using IRCTC can now book train tickets by mVisa payment method that allows them to scan a QR code and pay through smartphones. Users can securely link their visa debit, credit, or prepaid account to the mVisa application on their smartphones and make their travel bookings by simply scanning their mVisa QR code on the Indian Railway Catering ... Read More »

10 basic iOS tricks every iPhone owner should know

  From message stickers and 3D Touch to Live Photos and Apple Pay, iOS is stuffed with attention-getting features that grab headlines and demand rounds of applause at Apple keynotes. But some of iOS’s most useful features are, in fact, the oldest ones. They’re easily overlooked, particularly by new iPhone and iPad users. Read on for 10 basic iOS features ... Read More »

Microsoft, Experts Push for Global NGO to Expose Hackers

As cyber-attacks sow ever greater chaos worldwide, IT titan Microsoft and independent experts are pushing for a new global NGO tasked with the tricky job of unmasking the hackers behind them. Dubbed the “Global Cyber Attribution Consortium”, according to a recent report by the Rand Corporation think-tank, the NGO would probe major cyber-attacks and publish, when possible, the identities of ... Read More »

At This Office in London, Pole Dancers and Half-Naked Mermaids

More than 60 million people use Badoo Trading Ltd.’s dating app in places like Latin America and Russia, but back home in London, all anybody knows about it are the parties. Half-naked women dressed as mermaids. Almost-naked models used as sushi platters. Others coated in body paint. Notice a theme? At this spring’s Too Funky Friday party, a George Michael ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi Router 3G Launched With Dual-Band Support, ‘Broadband Acceleration’

Xiaomi has launched a new wireless broadband router, Mi Router 3G in China. The Xiaomi Mi Router 3G is dual-gigabit band router along with some additional bumps in specifications as compared to its predecessor, Mi Router 3. The Wi-Fi router is available in White colour at a price of CNY 249 (roughly Rs. 2,360) only in the Chinese market. The ... Read More »

Steam Direct to Cost $100; Greater Emphasis on Steam Curators: Valve

Steam Direct is Steam’s successor to Steam Greenlight — which was used by many developers to bring their games to Steam. First announced in February, Valve had not, at the time zeroed in on how much Steam Direct would cost for developers to use the platform. After much consideration, Steam Direct will cost $100 (around Rs. 6,428). “We’ve decided we’re ... Read More »