Category: Tech Updates

Mitra the Robot Helps COVID Patients in India Speak to Loved Ones

  A hospital in India has deployed a customer-service robot to patrol its wards, connecting coronavirus patients to friends and relatives. Mitra, meaning ‘friend’ in Hindi, is best known for interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event in 2017. Its piercing eyes are equipped with facial recognition technology to help it recall people it has previously interacted with. […]

Japanese Startup Creates ‘Connected’ Face Mask for Coronavirus New Normal

As face coverings become the norm amid the coronavirus pandemic, Japanese startup Donut Robotics has developed an internet-connected ‘smart mask’ that can transmit messages and translate from Japanese into eight other languages. The white plastic ‘c-mask’ fits over standard face masks and connects via Bluetooth to a smartphone and tablet application that can transcribe speech into text […]

China Launches Final Satellite to Complete Beidou Network, Rival to GPS

  China on Tuesday launched the final satellite in its homegrown geolocation system designed to rival the US GPS network, marking a major step in its race for market share in the lucrative sector. Footage from state broadcaster CCTV of the launch in southwestern Sichuan province showed the rocket blast off against a backdrop of […]

Apple Unveils An Exciting Trio of iPhones And A Smart Watch

The much anticipated #AppleEvent unveiled an exhilarating range of three iPhones- iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and a smart watch- Apple Watch Series 4 in California today. The most anticipated gadgets from the tech giant turned out to be the Big Daddy of all smart phones and smart watches with hair-raising features. We […]

Government Said to Explore Use of AI to Tackle Social Media Misuse

The introduction of AI to remove objectionable content needs to be explored, a source told IANS HIGHLIGHTS Government is said to be exploring the use of artificial intelligence Aim is to stop the spread of disinformation Government will also take up the issue with social media platforms To stop spread of disinformation leading to widespread […]