• Internet
    Amazon Posts Record Profit, but Disappoints on Revenue and Outlook

    Amazon reported another record quarterly profit Thursday, fueled by the growth of online shopping and its cloud-computing service. But its revenue grew less than Wall Street analysts expected, and Amazon’s shares fell after the results were released. The company, based in Seattle, has boosted its profitability as it expanded far beyond online shopping. For years, the […]

  • Science Updates
    NASA’s Chandra Observatory Back in Action

    NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory, observing the universe in high-energy light since 1999, is back in action after suffering a glitch due to the failure of the gyroscope and going into safe mode last week. The cause of Chandra’s safe mode on October 10 has now been understood and the Operations team has successfully returned the spacecraft to its normal pointing […]

  • Gadgets
    MediaTek Helio P70 SoC With Enhanced AI Engine, Improved Performance Launched

    MediaTek on Wednesday announced the launch of the Helio P70 system-on-chip (SoC). The Chinese fabless semiconductor firm said the new SoC features an enhanced AI engine, as well as upgraded imaging and camera support, boosted gaming performance, as well as improved connectivity when compared with previous generations. It is meant to power “full-featured smartphones at affordable […]

  • Internet
    Israeli Computer Vision Company EyeSight Raises $15 Million

    Israeli computer vision firm EyeSight said on Tuesday it raised $15 million (roughly Rs. 110 crores) in a funding round led by Hong Kong-based Jebsen Capital, Arie Capital and Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank, bringing its total raised to date to $50 million (roughly Rs. 365 crores). EyeSight said its artificial intelligence computer vision system monitors a driver’s […]

  • Science Updates
    NASA’s Chandra Telescope in Safe Mode Due to Glitch

    Barely a week after NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope entered safe mode, its Chandra mission has also suffered a glitch possibly due to the failure of the gyroscope, the US space agency said. The Chandra X-Ray Observatory, observing the universe in high-energy light since 1999, has entered a protective “safe mode”, which interrupts scientific observations and puts the spacecraft […]

  • Internet
    Amazon Alexa Whisper Mode Begins Rolling Out, Is Disabled by Default

    At its Amazon Alexa event last month, Amazon announced a new feature called whisper mode. The feature essentially enables Alexa to whisper when you whisper to it. It was announced to arrive in a couple of weeks, and now the company has reportedly confirmed that the Whisper Mode is now being rolled out to users in the US. This […]

  • Science Updates
    Scientists Grow Tiny Human Retinas in a Dish

    Kiara Eldred sometimes compares her nine-month-long scientific experiments, growing tiny human retinas in a laboratory dish, to raising children. Eldred, a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University, starts by growing thousands of stem cells and feeding them nutrients and chemicals that will steer them to develop into the retina, the part of the eye that […]