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BMW, Intel and Mobileye team up to bring self-driving cars by 2021

BMW, Intel and Mobileye have teamed up for the development of self-driving car technology that will be used for BMW's iNext autonomous electric vehicle. Photo: Intel Newsroom

BMW, Intel, and Mobileye are joining forces to produce self-driving cars which will possibly hit the streets by 2021  BMW AG, Intel Corp. and Mobileye NV are working to develop self-driving vehicles as future mobility concepts become a reality, the companies announced in Munich on Friday. The three leaders from the automotive, technology and computer vision and machine learning industries are ... Read More »

Pakistani startup for kids with special needs wins big at US contest

Pakistani startup for kids with special needs wins big at US contest

Team of startup WonderTree made Pakistanis proud by winning third prize at the GIST TECH-I startup competition held at Stanford University WonderTree which develops interactive, augmented reality-based games for children with special needs using Microsoft Kinect technology, with a focus on home-based physical therapy, biofeedback and tracking won the third prize at the Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) Tech-I ... Read More »

China overtakes U.S. by developing world’s fastest supercomputer

China Sunway

China dominates ranking of the world’s 500 fastest supercomputers for the seventh consecutive time. China also surpassed the US for the first time as the country with the most supercomputers in the top 500 China’s Sunway TaihuLight has been declared the world’s fastest supercomputer. The world’s fastest supercomputer uses Chinese-made microprocessor chips instead of chips from Silicon Valley’s Intel. The supercomputer uses ... Read More »

Germany to introduce driverless trains by 2023

Germany to introduce driverless trains by 2023

Germany is set to begin introducing driverless trains within the next 5 years. The Chairman of Deutsche Bahn, Rudiger Grube, reportedly told German newspapers that by 2021, 2022 or 2023 the company would be equipped with infrastructure that would facilitate autonomous trains. The first pilot project for the self-driving trains has already begun in a test field built in the ... Read More »

Iran develops app that predicts damage to trees

Using the Leafsnap UK app to identify a tree from its leaf

Derakhtban’ (‘Tree Protector’) can predict the time of uprooting and damage to trees TEHRAN (Iran) — Iran has developed a special mobile phone application that can determine if a tree is in danger of falling because of certain damages caused by severe climate or diseases. The app called ‘Derakhtban’(Tree Protector) can predict the time of uprooting and damage to trees as well ... Read More »

Rise of the Robots: 60,000 Chinese workers replaced by robots

Rise of the Robots: 60,000 Chinese workers replaced by robots

Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn has replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots. Foxconn Technology Group confirmed that it was automating “many of the manufacturing tasks associated with our operations” but denied that it meant long-term job losses. Foxconn is headquartered in Taiwan, but has 12 factories in China, where it produces popular devices like the iPhone and iPad, along with a ... Read More »

Fitbit tops Wearables Market, Xiaomi passes Apple for second spot

Fitbit tops Wearables Market, Xiaomi passes Apple for second spot

Fitbit tops global wearables market, while Chinese group Xiaomi raced past Apple to second place Fitbit fitness tracker maker is world’s leading wearable device vendor, while Chinese group Xiaomi raced past Apple to second place, a recent survey showed. Fitbit, Xiaomi, Apple, Garmin and Samsung make up the top five companies, according to the latest figures from research firm IDC. Global ... Read More »

Noria redefines Air Conditioners as we know it

Noria smart AC will fit any window

The new, ultra-efficient, portable air-conditioner is easy to install and can be controlled from your mobile too Air conditioners are a necessity in sweltering summers, however, the bulky size of AC and complex installation can be a real pain. But with the Noria, those painful are over now. Noria claims to be the “first window air conditioner designed entirely with you in mind.” ... Read More »

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