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Amazon Web Services has partnered with Microsoft to debut a new open source deep learning interface called Gluon. The company said this will allow developers to “prototype, build, train and deploy sophisticated machine learning models for the cloud, devices at the edge and mobile apps”. The Gluon interface currently works …

The Shenzhen based Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus allegedly has been collecting sensitive information on users without their consent from their devices. This was brought to light in a blog post by security researcher Christopher Moore. Earlier, there have been reports on OnePlus manipulating benchmarks and incorrect mounting displays but this …

Ford has begun to develop new transportation service applications using a software platform developed by Autonomic, a small Silicon Valley startup. One of the first such businesses is a “microtransit” service called Non-Emergency Medical Transport, launched this summer by Ford and Michigan-based Beaumont Hospital. Patients can schedule pickups and appointments …

A Seattle-area startup backed by the venture arms of Boeing Co and JetBlue Airways Corp plans to bring a small hybrid-electric airliner to market by 2022 that can dramatically reduce the travel time and cost of trips under 1,000 miles (1,600 km), it said. The first of several aircraft planned …

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc’s application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons. In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico has struggled to regain communications services. The FCC said on Friday that 83 percent of cell sites …

On Friday nights, Zybitskaya street -or simply Zyba, as locals call it -turns into a vast party scene, filled with hipsters in bright shirts, tight dark jeans and black-rimmed glasses, showing how they can be carefree in a country that has been labeled the last dictatorship of Europe. Over the …

The IIT campus was not ready when Saroj Nayak moved to Bhubaneswar from the US in 2012. The condensed matter physicist had been a professor at Renssealer Polytechnic when IIT Bhubaneswar made him a job offer. Nayak worked for some time from an old government building without any power backup, …

DeepMind, the Google sibling focusing on artificial intelligence, has announced the launch of an “ethics and society” unit to study the impact of new technologies on society. The announcement by the London-based group acquired by Google parent Alphabet is the latest effort in the tech sector to ease concerns that …

By Raj Rao, Ford Smart Mobility The way the world gets from A to B is undergoing a profound transformation, driven by advancements in big-data analysis, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT). While self-driving cars have captured imaginations worldwide with the promise of safer roads, smoother commutes …

By Aekta Kapoor, eShe magazine Amitabha Das is obsessed with dust. One of the biggest challenges in his role as director of operations at International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR) in Surat is keeping the state-of-the-art facility dust-free. “Every diamond that enters this lab is weighed up to …