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Why do we love bees but hate wasps?

A lack of understanding of the important role of wasps in the ecosystem and economy is a fundamental reason why they are universally despised whereas bees are much loved, according to UCL-led research. Both bees and wasps are two of humanity’s most ecologically and economically important organisms. They both pollinate ... Read More »

OnePlus TV: what we want to see

You'll likely know OnePlus as the fast-growing smartphone brand from China, which found a huge following for making high-spec handsets that still manage to sharply undercut the increasingly astronomical price of the competition (we're looking at you, iPhone XS Max). OnePlus is now looking to repeat the trick with a ... Read More »

Sony’s robot puppy Aibo is looking for a US forever home

Whether you’re a golden retriever fanatic, a pug admirer, or a chihuahua enthusiast, you have to admit that being a dog lover can be a little frustrating at times. As much as we adore our canine companions, they wreak havoc on our homes, shedding fur, chewing slippers, and having ‘accidents’ ... Read More »

VPN industry: both boosted and threatened by politics

Nowadays, we live in a permanent state of connectedness, which has brought a massive shift in the perception of privacy. “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place,” said Eric Schmidt, Google CEO, and many governments around ... Read More »

Certification for AI technology could soon be a reality

Can AI survive without public trust? The Foundation for Responsible Robotics thinks that without official quality control, the technology will never truly succeed – which is why it has teamed up with professional services network Deloitte to create a certified mark of quality for machine intelligence technology.  Co-directed by Professor ... Read More »

Nikon launches their flagship Z-series mirrorless camera lineup in India

Nikon has launched their fully mirrorless professional cameras-Z7 and Z6 in the Indian market. These cameras are company’s first such offering that competes against the likes of Sony and Panasonic.  The two cameras come with several new features and new-generation hardware specifications for professional grade photography. You can dive into ... Read More »

Google adds Linux app support to Chrome OS

Google has rolled out the latest version of its Chrome operating system, which brings a flurry of new features and Linux app support.  The tech giant announced it would bring Linux compatibility to the platform at its I/O developer conference in May, but has now taken the feature out of ... Read More »

Leak shows AMD’s 64-core Epyc processor blowing away Intel’s Xeon CPUs

AMD’s incoming monster 64-core Epyc (server-targeted) processor built on its new 7nm process boasts some quite astonishing performance levels, if a leaked benchmark which has just emerged is real. The benchmark was highlighted by Chiphell (as spotted by Techquila) and shows how the 64-core CPU performs in Cinebench R15’s multi-threaded ... Read More »

US senators want ZTE sanctions re-imposed if it misbehaves again

US senators from both sides of the political divide have proposed a bill that would re-impose sanctions on ZTE should it breach the agreement reached with Washington that allowed it to return to business – or any other breach of American law. The Chinese telecommunications equipment and smartphone manufacturer had ... Read More »

Medical News Today: Key molecule explains why bones weaken with age

A first-of-its-kind study reveals that, as we age, levels of a certain molecule increase, which silences another molecule that creates healthy bone. It also suggests that correcting this imbalance may improve bone health, possibly offering new avenues for treating osteoporosis. Senior women are at a particularly high risk of osteoporosis. ... Read More »

Amazon makes it easier to put Alexa in pretty much anything

In case there weren’t too many Alexa devices in your life already, Amazon has released an Alexa Gadgets Toolkit to help even more developers make Alexa-compatible products. The Alexa Gadgets Toolkit is currently in beta, but looks to build on the ever-growing network of appliances now able to interact with ... Read More »

Samsung could be about to launch a quad-lens camera phone

It’s widely rumored that Samsung will stick three rear cameras on at least one version of the Samsung Galaxy S10, but before that we could see a Samsung phone with four rear cameras. There’s a lot of evidence for that, starting with an October 11 event that Samsung Mobile teased ... Read More »

Safari 12 is now available for macOS Sierra and High Sierra

Safari 12, the latest version of Apple’s web browser, is now available to download for people running macOS Sierra (10.12.6) and macOS High Sierra (10.13.6). This new version of the browser, which is the default browser in the upcoming macOS Mojave (10.14) update, comes with a range of new features, ... Read More »

IBM is opening up the secrets of AI

IBM is hoping to make AI more accountable with a new bias detecting service. The computing giant is launching a new platform aimed at shining a light on exactly how AI tools such as its iconic Watson platform make the decisions they do. The cloud-based Fairness 360 Kit looks to ... Read More »

PM Modi and Afghan President hold talks in New Delhi

 The two leaders discussed the issues related to bilateral ties and matters concerning regional security. President Ghani arrived this morning on a day-long visit to India. Minister for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri received Mr Ghani at the airport.  India Foundation will host the civic reception for the ... Read More »