Khan Academy launches new programme to motivate students

New Delhi, Aug 14 : Khan Academy, an educational mobile app developer, on Tuesday launched LearnStorm India — a free, six-week online learning challenge — that will help students to master core academic subjects, motivate classrooms and build confidence. Driven by teachers, the programme for students from 3 to 12 grades will run from September […]

Now teach Alexa how to speak in Indian languages

Bengaluru, Aug 14 : Amazon on Tuesday launched a new category of Alexa skills that would enable customers in India help Alexa learn Hindi and other Indian languages. Using the new “Cleo” skill, Amazon allows users to teach Alexa more about Indian languages and culture by interacting with the voice assistant. “During each round, Alexa […]

Indian banks inadequately prepared for cyber attacks: Experts

New Delhi/Pune, Aug 14 : Cyber security experts on Tuesday questioned the preparedness of the Indian banks in case of a massive security breach involving funds, stressing that state-of-the-art security systems are the need of the hour. Hackers siphoned off a whopping Rs 94.42 crore from the Pune-headquartered Cosmos Cooperative Bank Ltd — the second […]

Google storing location data has strong potential for abuse: Experts

New Delhi, Aug 14 : A day after reports surfaced that certain Google apps track your whereabouts even when you turn off location data, experts on Tuesday expressed concerns about the practice, stressing that location and identity data can be used for both good and bad. The Associated Press on Monday ran a story saying […]

Samsung Galaxy S10 won’t be company’s first 5G device

Seoul, Aug 14 : Putting rumours to rest, Samsung Electronics has confirmed its upcoming Galaxy S10 smartphone will not be the company’s first 5G device. According to D.J. Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Samsung Electronics, the smartphone maker was “focussing on developing innovations that will be genuinely accepted and liked by users” […]

VR technology helps amputees feel prosthetics as part of body

London, Aug 14 : In a breakthrough approach that combined virtual reality and artificial tactile sensations, amputees felt as though their prosthetic hand was part of their own body. In the study, scientists from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, used an astute combination of two senses — sight and touch, to […]