Acute urban-rural divide in Internet penetration in India: Report

New Delhi, Feb 20 : Despite so much noise around the “Digital India” initiative, the urban-rural divide is actually more acute than it appears when it comes to Internet penetration across the country, a new report said on Tuesday. While Internet penetration in urban India was at 64.84 per cent in December 2017 compared to […]

This 3D-printed ‘clip-on’ turns smartphone into microscope

Sydney, Feb 20 : Australian researchers have developed a 3D-printed “clip-on” that can turn a smartphone into a fully-functional microscope to visualise specimens as tiny as 1/200th of a millimetre. The “clip-on” microscope, developed by researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics at the University of Adelaid requires no external power or […]

IT exports growth likely to be 7-9% in 2018-19: Nasscom

Hyderabad, Feb 20 : India’s IT exports are expected to grow at 7-9 per cent to be at $135-$137 billion in 2018-19, the industry outlook by the National Association of Software & Services Companies (Nasscom) said on Tuesday. The IT exports during the current financial year are projected to be $126 billion, a growth of […]

Acute urban-rural divide in Internet penetration in India: Report

New Delhi, Feb 20 : Despite so much noise around the “Digital India” initiative, the urban-rural divide is actually more acute that it appears when it comes to Internet penetration across the country, a new report said on Tuesday. While Internet penetration in urban India is at 64.84 per cent in December 2017 compared to […]

Accenture launches AI-testing services

New Delhi, Feb 20 : Accenture on Tuesday announced the launch of new services for testing Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems globally that are powered by a “Teach and Test” methodology designed to help companies build, monitor and measure reliable AI systems within their own infrastructure or in the Cloud. “As organisations embrace AI, it is […]

Wikipedia kills free mobile programme for developing countries

San Francisco, Feb 20 : Citing low awareness of Wikipedia outside the US and Europe, the Wikimedia Foundation (WMF) has announced it will be stopping its “Wikipedia Zero” programme that provides the service free of charge on mobile phones, in developing countries. According to the Foundation, since 2016, it has seen a significant drop-off in […]