• Education
    €5m funding boost for higher education

    Up to €5m is being made available for investment in higher education. The funding boost aims to highlight the importance of innovation for the education system. The Education Minister Richard Bruton and Junior Minister for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor have launched the new Higher Education and Innovation Fund. This means that €5m will be […]

  • Internet
    Amazon Earnings Skyrocket on Cloud Computing, Advertising

    Amazon.com forecast strong fall sales and posted a profit that was double Wall Street targets on Thursday thanks to the retailer’s younger, higher-earning businesses, including cloud computing and advertising. Shares rose more than 3 percent in after-hours trade. The report was a relief to investors in the US technology sector, still reeling from a profit warning by […]

  • Science Updates
    Boston Dynamics Says Its Robot Dogs Will Hit the Market in 2019

    They can unload the dishwasher, deliver packages to your home and open door. And they use their thin metallic legs to traverse stairs – or crawl straight into your worst nightmares. Now Boston Dynamics’s awkward, four-legged, dog-like robot, SpotMini, is evolving from a viral YouTube sensation to a purchasable pet of sorts, according to the company’s founder, […]

  • Internet
    Singapore Disconnects Healthcare Computers From the Internet After Cyber-Attack

    Singapore has disconnected computers from the Internet at public healthcare centres to prevent cyber-attacks of the kind that caused its worst breach of personal data, a government official said on Tuesday. Singapore started to cut web access for civil servants in 2016 to guard against cyber-attacks, but stopped short of including public healthcare institutions. Officials […]

  • Science Updates
    Boeing Faces Setback With the Spacecraft It Is Designing to Fly NASA Astronauts

    The spacecraft Boeing plans to use to fly NASAastronauts to the International Space Station suffered a significant setback when, during a test of its emergency abort system in June, officials discovered a propellant leak, the company confirmed. In a statement to The Washington Post, Boeing said it has “been conducting a thorough investigation with assistance from our NASA […]

  • Internet
    Google Translate Glitch Creeps Out Users by Translating Gibberish Into Religious Statements

    Google, in 2016, had introduced ‘Neural Machine Translation’ to make its translation tool better than ever before. Last month, Google rolled out an update to the NMT on its Google Translate app that enables translations even when you are offline. But, the algorithm that powers Google Translate has now been found to be rendering gibberish text in some languages into creepy […]

  • Internet
    Apple Watch, Fitbit Could Feel Cost of US-China Tariffs

    The latest round of US tariffs on $200 billion (roughly Rs. 13.8 lakh crores) of Chinese goods could hit the Apple Watch, health trackers, streaming music speakers and other accessories assembled in China, government rulings on tariffs show. The rulings name Apple’s watch, several Fitbit activity trackers and connected speakers from Sonos. While consumer technology’s biggest sellers such as mobile phones and […]