Mixtape Podcast: Oracle’s alleged $400M issue with underrepresented groups

Screen time for kids, corporations allegedly not paying people from underrepresented groups and IBM  offers some hope for the future of facial recognition technology: These are the topics that Megan Rose Dickey and I dive into on this week’s episode of Mixtape. According to research by psychologists from the University of Calgary, spending too much time in front of…

IESA Opens Bengaluru Lab to Incubate Chip-Designing Startups in India

The Indian Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) on Monday opened a fabless laboratory in Bengaluru to incubate early-stage startups for chip designing and make small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to access funds and enter the market. “The lab is aimed at incubating 20 early stage fabless startups in three years and 50 in the next…

Seagate Launches Fast SSD in India With Up to 540MBps Transfer Rates

Seagate on Thursday launched its Fast SSD portfolio in India. The new lineup, which includes the 250GB and 500GB variants, was unveiled at CES 2018 in January. The Fast SSD models come with USB Type-C and offer transfer rates of 540MBps. They also come in a shock-resistant build. There is also a folder syncing software that helps you…

Lenovo Unveils Low Temperature Solder Process, a ‘Breakthrough’ in PC Manufacturing

PC and mobile giant Lenovo on Thursday announced it has developed a new PC manufacturing process making printed circuit boards (PCBs) that conserves energy and increases reliability, apart from reducing carbon emissions. Lenovo says the patent-pending Low Temperature Solder (LTS) process will effectively replace the current tin-based process that requires high temperatures, causing component stress….

Microsoft’s Skype WiFi Service to Be Discontinued on March 31

Days after it announced an exclusive “Made for India” Skype Lite app, Microsoft said it will soon discontinue its Skype WiFi service. The Skype WiFi app would be delisted and it would no longer function after March 31, the company noted on the Skype WiFi page. This app gave users an option to connect to…

This brain-computer interface lets paralysed people type faster than ever before

For several decades, medical researchers have been working on a way to turn brainwaves into instructions for an external device. These brain-computer interfaces, first developed in the 1970s, hold enormous promise – they could let paralysed people move again, and augment or even replace the way we interact with the world. Unfortunately, existing brain-computer interfaces…