International

Smartphone generation big growth opportunity for us: Canon


Tokyo, Sep 13: More and more people, especially the millennials, are clicking photos via smartphones and for the Japanese camera giant Canon, this has created a huge market to tap as these people now want to experience something bigger and better which the camera and imaging pioneer can easily provide.In 2017, nearly...

Google’s ‘Neighbourly’ app now in 5 more Indian cities


San Francisco, Sep 12: Google's Neighbourly app, which helps users with local information like nearby shopping arcades, parks, fitness, food and tuition centres is now rolling out to Indian cities such as Ahmedabad, Coimbatore, Mysore, Vizag, and Kota.The beta version of Neighbourly is available on the Google Play Store for all Android...

Immense possibilities in smartphone camera but quality paramount: Canon


Tokyo, Sep 12: At a time when smartphone makers are looking at camera giants to help them add top-of-the-line functionalities to enhance user experiences, Japanese major Canon on Wednesday said possibilities are there in the growing smartphone segment but the company cannot compromise with quality and standards.According to senior Canon executives, discussions...

Facebook new AI-tool to identify offensive memes


San Francisco, Sep 12: In a bid to curtail offensive memes that promote hate speech, Facebook is building a novel artificial intelligence (AI) system that uses machine learning to identify text in images and videos as well as transcribe it.While tools to transcribe text are nothing new, the company faces different challenges...

Vivo trials 5G-enabled NEX S smartphone: Report


Beijing, Sep 11: Chinese handset maker Vivo has announced it has successfully trialed a 5G-ready smartphone by modifying its NEX S smartphone by putting in a Qualcomm X50 modem, which was introduced in February.The device set-up included a non-standalone architecture model that combined both LTE and NR (New Radio) antennas, based on...

Sarah Personette is new head of Twitter Client Solutions


San Francisco, Sep 11: Micro-blogging site Twitter has appointed Sarah Personette, the former Chief Operating Officer of Refinery29, as its new Head of Global Twitter Client Solutions (TCS).Refinery29 is a US-based digital media and entertainment company focused on young women. As part of her responsibilities, Personette would be based in New York and...

HP unveils game-changing 3D metal printing technology


Palo Alto (California), Sep 10: Keeping its promise to infuse life into 3D metal printing and transform the $12 trillion manufacturing industry, tech giant HP Inc on Monday launched the worlds most advanced 3D printing technology for the mass manufacturing of production-grade metal parts.Called HP Metal Jet, the technology is up to...

Twitter India partners White Swan Foundation, unveils special emoji


New Delhi, Sep 10: In a bid to raise awareness on suicide prevention in India, Twitter India on Monday announced a partnership with non-profit organisation White Swan Foundation in which, the company will provide them with #adsforgood grants to help them reach more people.Twitter, in partnership with the International Association for Suicide...

Apple acquires global rights of 2 feature films


San Francisco, Sep 10: In a push to enter the film and TV market, Apple has acquired global rights to two feature films -- Victoria Stone and Mark Deebles documentary The Elephant Queen and an animated film The Wolfwakers.According to a report in Deadline.com on Sunday, Apple's worldwide video division led by...