Tuesday, June 18, 2019

G20 plans digital tax on tech giants

Last year Amazon made a profit of US$11.2 billion, it had to pay $0 as federal corporation tax. Similarly, the other tech giant Google...

An AI-assistant for nurses and doctors

Google last week announced that it is absorbing DeepMind Health, a part of its London-based AI lab DeepMind, as part of ongoing reorganization of...

Video game revenue crosses $40 billion in 2018

Video game revenue in 2018 reached a new peak of $43.8 billion, up 18 percent from a year earlier, and surpassing the projected total...

Intel to exit 5G phone business as Apple, Qualcomm settle

Intel announced last week that it had decided to leave the 5G mobile modem market to focus its efforts more on 4G and 5G...

Social media tops newspapers as a news source

In this age of ‘fake news’, spread predominantly through social media platforms, it is quite alarming that more people are now getting their daily...

New Android Apps to help hearing-impaired

  About one in three people between the ages of 65 and 74 has hearing loss, and half of folks over 75 have difficult hearing....

Project Euphonia to aid speech, hearing impaired

Voice interfaces are more common than ever, but they are not equally accessible. For example, if you have a speech disorder cause by a...

New Samsung TVs to support keyboards, mice

Last week, Samsung announced a new feature for its 2019 TVs, which will allow users to control various devices like their PCs, tablets and...

Set up two-factor authentication on online accounts

Frequent news of security breaches of account details from popular websites reveal how vulnerable our online accounts are to hacking.  After numerous high-profile security...

Google Maps to launch safety feature for taxi passengers

Most of us have heard of the taxi scam and some of us may have been victim of one. You land in a new...

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