NEW DELHI: Concerned over China outpacing India in the science and technology sector, Niti Aayog has recommended constituting a national Science, Technology and Innovation foundation headed by a distinguished scientist to coordinate efforts on national scale and come out with a roadmap.  The suggestion has been made in the three-year (2017-2020) draft action plan which was put online for public consultation.   The draft plan observed that India has been greatly outpaced by China...
LAS VEGAS — If you want to know how much IBM has changed from the big iron-centric company of yore, a few hours at the IBM Interconnect conference would have done the trick. While there were still some boxes and blinky lights around — software needs something to run on, after all — the focus was on all things cloud. There were cloud partnerships announced, cloud-based tools displayed, Watson in the cloud recommending your ideal beer and lots of blockchain. Even the Science Slam, a series o...
FROM the 62nd floor of Salesforce Tower, 920 feet above the ground, San Francisco’s monuments look piddling. The Bay Bridge, Coit Tower and Palace of Fine Arts are dwarfed by the steel-and-glass headquarters that will house the software company when it is completed later this year. Subtle it is not. Salesforce plans to put on a light show every night; its new building will be visible from up to 30 miles away.It is not the only technology company erecting a shrine to itself. Apple’s employees...
There's rich material to be mined from the premise of The Circle, a new thriller set in the offices of a tech giant that's like Google, Facebook, and Apple all rolled into one.  Unfortunately, the film has neither the patience nor the insight to dig very deeply at all. Instead, it blows the whole concept to rubble and pats itself on the back for having the insight to drop such truth bombs. SEE ALSO: Watch 'The Circle' cast awkwardly roast Twitter's CEO on his own site Directed by James Po...
Nomiku is now expanding into the prepared meal space. With this announcement comes a new sous vide device that scans packaged meals and properly prepares them -- automatically. The post Nomiku Sous Chef adds RIFD technology for easy sous vide cooking appeared first on Digital Trends.
Michael Bloomberg, an outspoken environmentalist and former New York City mayor, had some harsh words for carbon capture and storage, the unproven technology that proponents say will turn fossil fuels into "clean" energy sources. "Carbon capture is total bullshit" and "a figment of the imagination," Bloomberg said on Monday, addressing a crowd at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance summit in New York. SEE ALSO: The Kentucky coal mining museum switches to solar power Carbon capture involves taking...
The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is equipped with technology to improve driving habits for owners of all ages. The post Chevrolet Teen Driver and Safe Driver Technology: Our first take appeared first on Digital Trends.
NEW DELHI: Noted agricultural scientist M.S. Swaminathan, a pivotal figure in the Green Revolution that saw India achieve self-sufficiency in foodgrain, says GM technology, which has generated much heat in the country, will soon become "obsolete" with the advent of nano-technology and other solutions. He also felt that it was "very important" that the loans of farmers across the country be waived -- as the new Uttar Pradesh government has done -- due to the prolonged drought...
Enlarge / Intel Optane Memory. Engineering sample, but we hope it's the same as retail hardware. 3D XPoint (pronounced "crosspoint", not "ex-point") is a promising form of non-volatile memory jointly developed by Intel and Micron. Intel claims that the memory, which it's branding Optane for commercial products, provides a compelling mix of properties putting it somewhere between DRAM and NAND flash. The first Optane products are almost here. For certain enterprise workloads, there's the Int...
Take a moment to imagine the childhood lives of Bill Gates' three kids. You're picturing joyful children leaping and lounging upon heaps of all the coolest and newest tech, right? Shockingly, you're wrong. Bill Gates, technology giant and co-founder of Microsoft, had pretty surprising technology restrictions for his kids. Gates and his wife Melinda banned their three children from owning cell phones until they were age 14 - even though they argued all their friends had them. (Classic.) SEE ALS...
Arctic Cool launcheed its Instant Cool apparel line for men and women utilizing Hydrofreeze Technology, which actually cools you down while you work out and disperses moisture to keep all areas equally dry. The post Arctic Cool’s HydroFreeze technology literally chills you out while you work out appeared first on Digital Trends.
 Amazon Lex, the technology powering Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa, has exited preview, according to a report from Reuters this morning. The system, which involves natural language understanding technology combined with automatic speech recognition, was first introduced in November, at Amazon’s AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. At the time, Amazon explained how Lex can be… Read More
A French presidential candidate is trying to squeeze in all the rallies he can before the first round of voting begins in a matter of days — and the best way to do that is to be in multiple places at once.  Jean-Luc Mélenchon spoke simultaneously at seven rallies on Tuesday. He was physically present at one, while his image (almost but not technically a hologram) was projected to crowds in six other locations.  SEE ALSO: Stephen Hawking gave a speech via hologram. Again. T...
Today concludes F8, our annual two-day event where developers come together to explore the future of technology. In the opening keynote, Facebook Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer talked about our goal to develop technology that will help everyone build global community. To do that, we’re investing in a number of foundational technologies over the next 10 years, including connectivity, artificial intelligence, and virtual and augmented reality. Schroepfer and other keynote speakers...
SMART driving technologies, covering advanced navigation, wireless connection, artificial intelligence and cloud computing, shined in the Auto Shanghai Show’s media day today, representing the digitization trend and lifestyle of Chinese young consumers. The show will be opened to the general public on Friday at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).
Seattle-based M3 Biotechnology announced it has received a $1.4 million investment from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, allowing it to begin preparing for clinical trials of its leading drug candidate. The drug is a novel therapy for Alzheimer’s that actually stops the deterioration of neurons, possibly halting the disease in its tracks. If successful, it would be a huge step forward in Alzheimer’s treatment as most therapies for the disease treat symptoms rather than t...
N.HOOLYWOOD unveiled a new case for the iPhone 7. Based on the model of the LINKASE CLEAR series by Absolute Technology, the sleek and minimal design features the N.HOOLYWOOD tag on the right side on the back of the case. The LINKASE CLEAR technology allows for a faster Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz) that claims it's ten times faster depending on your network. Available at the N.HOOLYWOOD shop for $55 USD. Click here to view full gallery at Hypebeast.com
Four out of five Australian executives agree that technology development is no longer a linear process, but is happening exponentially. In the Accenture Technology Vision 2017, the overriding message is that as technology becomes more sophisticated, it’s not the technology itself that’s driving change – it’s us.  The Technology Vision 2017 contains five key trends, which underpin the overarching theme of a "people first" approach to business and technology.  A...
Twenty-two year old Stanford dropout Austin Russell started working on self driving car technology before he was old enough to drive. Nearly seven years later, Russell believes that his creation, a small little black box the size of a car battery, may make self-driving cars a lot safer. Russell’s startup, Luminar, pulled back the curtain on its work Thursday after years of working in near secrecy. The company claims to have made a big advancement in LiDAR, one of the standard guidance syst...
Colours can have a powerful effect on your senses, your mood, and your overall sense of wellbeing. While vibrant reds and oranges are full of energy, colours like blue and green can have a more soothing effect.   But what if you could encounter pigments with a little more, shall we say, pizzazz?    An innovative event by Samsung this autumn will help colours come alive. By immersing attendees in a visually stunning experience that highlights the power of perfect colour volume, t...