Facebook removes fake news about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly from Trending Topics

Facebook removes fake news about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly from Trending Topics

By about 6 hours ago.

Social media giant Facebook’s Trending Topics feature has been surrounded by a wide range of controversies. The company has been accused of being biased while displaying the topics. In order to get rid of the unpleasant criticism, Facebook recently decided to stop showing descriptions for the topics, and rely on its algorithm for the trends. But pure algorithm reliance hasn’t solved Facebook’s problems. The Trending Topics is once again facing heat for showing a fake news story about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. While admitting it was a mistake, Fox News asked Facebook to take down the story from the Trending Topics.

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Qualcomm executive chairman meets IT, Telecom ministers to discuss satellite connectivity, chips production

By about 7 hours ago.

Qualcomm executive chairman meets IT, Telecom ministers to discuss satellite connectivity, chips production

Qualcomm executive chairman Paul Jacobs held meetings with IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and telecom minister Manoj Sinha to discuss the company’s satellite connectivity project and production of chips used in mobile devices. They also discussed issues around the company’s expansion in India, venture fund and its new global satellite-based communications network, called OneWeb, which the company expects to launch in 2019-20. The network is aimed at providing connectivity to most remote areas, similar to what Facebook and Google are aiming with their solar-powered drones and internet-beaming balloons respectively. Microsoft is also working on a similar project, using White Space technology. Qualcomm aims to build over 700 satellites under its Oneweb initiative. More →
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5 things we learnt (wishful thinking) from the Apple iPhone 7 launch invite

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5 things we learnt (wishful thinking) from the Apple iPhone 7 launch invite

So it's official, Apple last night sent out invites for its event on September 7, where it is widely expected to take the wraps off the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. The invite has had the desired effect with social media buzzing about the launch date, and many also trying to find hidden clues in the invite. We thought of joining in on the fun and here are five things we are sure Apple is trying to say through its iPhone 7 launch invite. More →
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India’s biggest spectrum auction postponed to October 1

By about 8 hours ago.

India’s biggest spectrum auction postponed to October 1

In what is considered to be India's biggest-ever telecom spectrum auction has been delayed by two days, and will now be conducted on October 1. Previously the auction was scheduled to take place on September 29, said the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in a revised Notice Inviting Application (NIA) for the auction. While the NIA gave no reasons for the change, it is learnt that two reasons prompted the change in the date. First the telecom operators have requested the government that the auction should start from an auspicious date (and not from the inauspicious Shradhh period) and secondly they also said there should be a gap of at least three working days between mock auction and actual auction. The revised timetable of the auction has put the mock auction dates on September 26 and 27 and the start of actual auction from October 1. More →
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Reliance Jio Preview offer: Here are 185 smartphone models eligible for 90 days of unlimited 4G, voice, SMS usage

By about 9 hours ago.

Reliance Jio Preview offer: Here are 185 smartphone models eligible for 90 days of unlimited 4G, voice, SMS usage

Reliance Jio may not have yet announced when it plans to commercially launch its 4G services, but its unlimited preview offer has already caused quite a bit of buzz. The company has already managed to amass over two million users, and its imminent entry is already causing a ripple effect in the industry. What started out as an exclusive deal for Reliance Digital’s LYF smartphone buyers, has now expanded to over 10 smartphone companies. People are also seen standing outside Reliance Digital and Reliance Digital Xpress Mini stores in long queues akin to a new Apple iPhone launch. More →
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Baidu’s Deep Speech 2 recognition software can write text messages faster than humans: Study

By about 11 hours ago.

Baidu’s Deep Speech 2 recognition software can write text messages faster than humans: Study

A speech recognition software for smartphones can write text messages three times faster than humans, say computer scientists from Stanford University, Chinese company Baidu and University of Washington. The researchers say that the discovery can spur the development of innovative speech recognition apps. An experiment was devised that pitted Baidu's Deep Speech 2 cloud-based speech recognition software against 32 texters, ages 19 to 32, working the built-in keyboard on an Apple iPhone. "They grew up texting, so we're putting speech recognition up against people who are really good at this task," said James Landay, professor of computer science at Stanford. More →
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Cognitive Business Intelligence is the next big thing for analyzing data: Experts

By on August 30, 2016 at 6:00 AM.

Cognitive Business Intelligence is the next big thing for analyzing data: Experts

While artificial intelligence is making waves globally, Cognitive Business Intelligence (BI) is the next stage of machine learning to design and analyze unstructured data, video, images and human language, say experts. According to them, we are generating data but is this data being analyzed to create insights which could help in running businesses more effectively is the real concern for businesses. "This potential can be leveraged using Business Intelligence. Using BI, we can understand what really the data means," said Nikhilesh Tiwari, Co-Founder, Helical Insight, the world's first open source Business Intelligence (BI) framework. At the moment, less than 0.5 percent of all data is ever analyzed and used globally. More →
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MobiKwik aims to make profits by April 2018, increases offline presence

By on August 30, 2016 at 3:00 AM.

MobiKwik aims to make profits by April 2018, increases offline presence

Gurgaon-based mobile payments network MobiKwik aims to become profitable by April 2018, as it pivots its business strategy to increase presence in the offline space, a senior company official said. "We expect to become profitable by 2018 and continue to expand financial offerings to help meet this goal," MobiKwik co-founder Upasana Taku told. "Currently, 25% of our business comes from offline businesses, while 75% is online. In the next few years, we aim to reverse this, with 75% of our business coming from offline," she added. More →
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Researchers develop new app that can detect heart stroke

By on August 30, 2016 at 12:00 AM.

Researchers develop new app that can detect heart stroke

According to a recent research, common type of abnormal heart rhythm which leads to a stroke, called Atrial fibrillation, can now be easily detected with a smartphone using a low-cost application. The study, which was published in the journal European Society of Cardiology, a team of researchers from University of Turku, Finland, has developed a low-cost app that uses the smartphone's accelerometer and gyroscope to detect atrial fibrillation with existing hardware. "Atrial fibrillation is a dangerous medical condition present in two per cent of the global population and accounting for up to seven million strokes per year," said lead author Tero Koivisto, a vice-director of the Technology Research Centre (TRC), University of Turku, Finland. More →
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Apple sends out media invites for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus launch event on September 7

By on August 29, 2016 at 9:57 PM.

Apple sends out media invites for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus launch event on September 7

Apple has started sending out media invites for a September 7 event, where it is widely expected to take the wraps off the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus along with Apple Watch 2 and a refreshed first-gen Apple Watch. Both the iPhones have been in the rumor mill for quite some time now, and details about their speculated specifications and features already been revealed.  The new iPhones are likely to bring in the long overdue hardware upgrades in tow. Here’s everything we know about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus so far. More →
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