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8.0 Oreo si Türkiye'de yayınlandı!
Adapt and survive
MHA plans to launch software to boost Hindi content on web
Oppo F7 with iPhone X-like notch teased ahead of March 26 launch
Data Cleansing Tools In Azure Machine Learning
OnePlus announces exciting offers on OnePlus 5T
Korea unveils ledger-free blockchain
Phone makers concerned about increasing lifespan of smartphones
2018-04-19 05:20:13 Hyun, a 36-year-old office worker living in Seoul, had long been one to buy the latest smart devices. But since he changed his smartphone to Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge two years ago he stopped purchasing new phones because he feels that it is still sufficiently convenient. "With Galaxy S7, I can use its mobile payment service. Its design is still attractive and the phone has a long battery life   Read More ...
Gov't urged to support blockchain technology
2018-04-19 05:14:29 A head of the nation's top engineering and technology university called on the government, Wednesday, to nurture and support blockchain technology as part of efforts to find growth engines for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) President Shin Sung-chul said government support is more necessary than regulation at this time when global competition to take the leadership in blockchain technology-related industries has become fiercer   Read More ...
SKT compensates for network outage
2018-04-12 15:18:38 SK Telecom (SKT) customers are demanding Korea's largest mobile carrier do more to compensate them for a network outage last Friday. Following the network meltdown, the company issued a compensation package for all its mobile KT users had problems sending text messages and making phone calls from 3:17 p.m. until 5:48 p.m. on Friday. The company explained its Long Term Evolution (LTE) system experienced a systematic error   Read More ...
We won!: Malaysian schools triumph at Russian innovation technology competition
2018-04-09 07:47:12 PETALING JAYA: Five of the six schools representing Malaysia emerged victorious at an international innovation technology competition in Moscow. The six teams were the first Malaysians to compete in the 21st Moscow International Salon of Inventions and Innovation Technologies (Archimedes), which was held from April 5 to 8. Teams from SJKT Ladang Sungai Ular, SJKT Ladang Wellesley, SJKT Arumugam Pillai, SMK Convent Father Barre, SMK Sultan Badlishah, and SMK Kulim bore the flag for Malaysia   Read More ...
SKT eyes new business through acquisition of ADT Caps
2018-04-09 05:15:09 SK Telecom (SKT) is seeking to expand its business to security through its acquisition of security platform provider ADT Caps amid deepening saturation in the telecom market. SKT is currently in the process of taking over ADT Caps after forming a consortium with Macquarie Infrastructure and Assets, hoping it can find a new cash cow by creating new services and business models through connecting its advanced technologies to the security business   Read More ...
Mitsubishi Estate testing AI robots to patrol, clean, guide in downtown Tokyo buildings
2018-04-06 00:46:21 TOKYO -- Mitsubishi Estate Co. has recently been conducting experiments using robots equipped with artificial intelligence to patrol and clean buildings in Tokyo's downtown Marunouchi district and guide visitors. The company, based in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward, displayed some of the experiments to the press on April 3. "We'd like to show what next-generation buildings look like from the center of Tokyo," said an official of the company's public relations department   Read More ...
Apple plans to replace Intel chips in Macs with its own in 2020
2018-04-06 00:22:22 Apple is planning to replace Intel processors in Mac computers with chips it designs itself beginning as early as 2020, Bloomberg News reported on Monday. The move is part of a larger strategy to make all of Apple's devices, including Macs, iPhones, and iPads, more compatible, Bloomberg reported, quoting unidentified people familiar with the matter. It would mean Apple could bring new features to all of its products more quickly and differentiate them from the competition   Read More ...
'Driverless cars race in doubtful path to profit for telecom'
2018-04-02 15:14:31 It's not just the growing use of "connected devices" that is pushing the telecom industry to speed up investment in the fifth-generation (5G) of wireless technology. 5G is rapidly being developed by global tech leaders in the consumer electronics and auto industries as well as telecoms which are investing in the relevant infrastructure. This, in part, stems from their belief that 5G wireless technology will support a wide range of machine-to-machine and Internet of Things applications   Read More ...
Kakao to tap into global market with IP, blockchain tech
2018-03-30 05:21:03 Kakao, operator of the nation's top mobile messenger KakaoTalk, is now targeting the global market through investment in the intellectual property (IP) sector and development of blockchain technologies, the firm's co-CEOs said Tuesday. Joh Su-yong and Yeo Min-soo, who were appointed as co-CEOs of the IT firm on March 16, made the remarks during their first press conference held at the Westin Chosun Hotel in central Seoul   Read More ...
SKT to set up LTE-based communication network for Seoul subway
2018-03-27 00:17:14 SK Telecom has signed a contract with the Seoul Metropolitan Government to set up a long-term evolution (LTE)-based mobile telecommunication system for railways on an extended section of Seoul Metro Line 5 currently under construction, the firm said Monday. The nation's top mobile carrier said the next-generation railway communication network, called LTE-R, is designed to ensure underground safety and connectivity in case of accidents and other emergency situations as the system enables mobile video calling on a train running at more than 350 kilometers per hour   Read More ...
Sony incubator seeks to boost in-house innovation
2018-03-26 20:54:08 New products and services from the program have been garnering a lot of attention among various industries. For instance, the “wena wrist” project proposed that analogue watches could be turned into smartwatches. The employee who proposed this was new to the company, but even they could collect about ¥100 million using a crowd-funding framework established by Sony and seek for it to become a full-fledged business   Read More ...
KT to commercialize 5G network in March 2019
2018-03-23 15:18:37 KT's preparations are in full swing to commercialize the fifth-generation (5G) wireless network by next March, before any other telecommunications companies in the world, a head of the firm's network sector said Thursday. Oh Seong-mok, president of KT's network business, said during a press conference in Seoul the firm had successfully provided the world-first 5G network trial service during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics last month   Read More ...
8.0 Oreo si Türkiye'de yayınlandı!
2018-03-23 13:45:09 Daha önce Samsung Türkiye tarafından yapılan duyuruda 'in planlanan Android Oreo güncelleme tarihi 30 Mart olarak görünüyordu. Ancak güncelleme planlanandan daha erken bir vakitte geldi. Galaxy için beklenen Android 8.0 Oreo güncellemesi ülkemizde çıktı. Eğer Note 8 kullanıyorsanız, ekranınızda güncelleme uyarısı alabilirsiniz. GÜNCELLEME YAPMADAN ÖNCE BUNLARA DİKKAT EDİN! Güncellemeyi yüklemeden önce WiFi ağına bağlı olduğunuzdan emin olun. Mobil bağlantı üstünden Oreo güncellemesini indirmeniz kotanızın boşa harcanmasına veya ekstra ücret ödemenize neden olur   Read More ...
Game developers expand workforces in AI
2018-03-20 05:16:28 Game developers are concentrating on enhancing their manpower and divisions dealing with artificial intelligence (AI) in a bid to cope with the rapidly changing times of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Their moves are focusing on studying how to apply AI-related technologies, such as natural language processing (NLP), to the development of intelligent games and improvement of existing ones to increase their lifespan   Read More ...
Kanagawa computer programmer, 82, recognized worldwide for efforts to keep seniors digitally engaged
2018-03-13 09:06:43 People say it is never too late to start new things. No one would object to that. But in reality, not many people have the guts to tackle things that are totally unfamiliar to them as they get older. This can’t be said, however, of Masako Wakamiya, an 82-year-old computer programmer and one of the world’s oldest iPhone app developers. “For a long time I’ve been involved in projects to support those who have problems dealing with digital equipment,” Wakamiya said in an interview with The Japan Times   Read More ...
Singapore best performing 'smart city' globally: Study
2018-03-13 05:30:26 SINGAPORE: Singapore was ranked the top performer in a global smart city ranking by Juniper Research. The Global Smart City Performance Index 2017 released on Monday (Mar 12) modelled scenarios across four areas - mobility, health, safety and productivity - to examine the benefits of smart city initiatives for residents in 20 cities. Specifically, it aimed to measure how technology saved time for people and improved their quality of life   Read More ...
KT, Hanwha to join forces in IoT
2018-03-12 15:08:50 KT and Hanwha Systems are set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) next week to cooperate in applying internet of things (IoT) capabilities in the defense industry in a bid to keep up with the times of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. KT is the nation's biggest fixed-line internet operator and its second-largest mobile carrier, while Hanwha Systems is a defense company specializing in the area of defense electronics   Read More ...
Adapt and survive
2018-03-12 11:14:38 As the devices in our pockets have become capable of doing more, larger portable devices have been struggling to stay relevant. The tablet was easily cannibalised by the smaller smartphone, and even powerful laptops are now finding it hard to justify their existence. Like ageing movie stars, they need to up their game, or perish. Manufacturers are trying different approaches to keep larger portable workstations in the limelight   Read More ...
Samsung Galaxy S9+ review blog: Living with the new Android flagship
2018-03-12 09:35:59 If there is a calendar year for smartphone flagships, then it is clearly divided between into post-Apple iPhone launch and post-Samsung Galaxy S series launch periods. These two giants of the tech world have been pushing the envelope when it comes to smartphone specs and experience and setting the path for everyone else to follow. This year, Apple threw a bit of a curveball with the iPhone X which did not really fit to its product cycles   Read More ...
This Robot Can Solve A Rubik's Cube In Just 0.38 Seconds. Watch
2018-03-12 08:09:15 A robot built by a robotics student and a software developer has (unofficially) broken the world record by solving a Rubik's Cube in an astounding 0.38 seconds. Yes, you read that right, that's less than half a second! Ben Katz, a student at MIT's Biomimetic Robotics Lab uploaded a video of the robot completing the puzzle in 0.38 seconds on YouTube, where it has been viewed over 2,997,000 times already   Read More ...
Artificial Intelligence apps risk entrenching India’s socio-economic inequities
2018-03-12 08:08:54 Artificial intelligence (AI) is high on the government agenda. Some days ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence, reportedly India’s first research institute focused on AI solutions for social good. In the same week, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant argued that AI could potentially add $957 billion to the economy and outlined ways in which AI could be a ‘game changer’   Read More ...
MHA plans to launch software to boost Hindi content on web
2018-03-12 05:11:18 The ministry of home affairs (MHA) was preparing to launch a memory-based software that can translate “world knowledge and literature” into Hindi in a bid to increase web content in the language, officials familiar with the development said. The software is currently being developed by MHA’s department of official language and is likely to be launched in August, two ministry officials said   Read More ...
The web can be weaponised: Tim Berners-Lee calls for big social media firms to be regulated
2018-03-12 05:00:13 On the World Wide Web's 29th anniversary on Monday (March 12), world wide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee posted an open letter on the World Wide Web Foundation which he founded, noting the importance of ensuring everyone has access to a Web that is worth having and works for people. Having invented the Web in 1989 while working at CERN and subsequently working to ensure it was made freely available to all, Berners-Lee, a scientist and academic, is now dedicated to protecting the web's future and closing the digital divide   Read More ...
App helps monitor blood pressure using smartphone
2018-03-11 18:21:08 Scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a new smartphone app and hardware that could help measure blood pressure more accurately than existing cuff devices. The team, from Michigan State University in the U.S., also discovered a more convenient measurement point. “We targeted a different artery, the transverse palmer arch artery at the fingertip, to give us better control of the measurement,” said Anand Chandrasekhar, doctoral student at MSU   Read More ...
Two-factor authentication gathering steam, shows survey
2018-03-11 18:20:04 A majority IT professionals in India expect their organisations to start using two-factor authentication to protect enterprise applications in the future, with almost half expecting this to happen within the next year, according to a private survey. “[as much as] 78% believe the use of two-factor authentication to protect applications in the future will increase within the next year,” said the survey conducted by digital security firm Gemalto   Read More ...
VR market to quadruple by 2020
2018-03-11 15:07:40 Korea's virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) market is expected to grow fourfold to 5.7 trillion won ($5.3 billion) by 2020, according to the Korea VR Industry Association. The gaming industry, in particular, has led the rapid growth of the VR market, with over 200 VR arcades opening in the country since 2016. PyeongChang Olympic Plaza showcased the "Live Holo Concerts," a 3D holographic projection of K-pop stars such as Psy and G-Dragon, along with various other VR attractions   Read More ...
Samsung Galaxy S9 first day sales slower than S8's
2018-03-11 15:07:31 Industry sources revealed Saturday that Galaxy S9 sold only 70 percent of the S8's first day sales in South Korea and that market reaction was weaker than expected. 180,000 units of Galaxy S9 were distributed to the country's three mobile carriers _ SKT, KT and LGUplus _ on Friday, considerably fewer than the number of Galaxy S8's on its first day of sales, 260,000 units   Read More ...
Demand for cyber security staff up three times in 1 year, to escalate further: Report
2018-03-11 13:34:21 With increasing incidents of large scale cyber-attacks and governmental cyber espionage, the demand for professionals in the segment has gone up three time in past 12 months, according to a report. “As companies seek to bolster their defence against data security breaches, the demand for cyber security experts in India has outstripped supply of these professionals by three times over the past 12 months,” according to a report by an outbound recruitment solution Belong   Read More ...
Oppo F7 with iPhone X-like notch teased ahead of March 26 launch
2018-03-11 12:10:11 Oppo is all set to launch a new smartphone, dubbed the Oppo F7 in India. Oppo India’s Twitter handle has teased an image of the smartphone, which shows of an iPhone X-like notch design along with a full screen display. Make way for the all-new now with an awesome notch screen. Can you guess who the Indian cricketer is behind the phone? pic   Read More ...
Oppo A83 review: A budget smartphone aimed at selfie enthusiasts
2018-03-11 11:12:37 Oppo recently launched a new budget smartphone called A83 in India. Priced at Rs 13,990, Oppo A83 comes with a fullscreen display and ‘Face Unlock’ which have become increasingly popular among the Android smartphones of late. Just like other Oppo smartphones, A83 comes with a special feature aimed at selfie enthusiasts. , however, steps up the game with the inclusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to deliver better selfies, which the company touts as “Smart Selfies”   Read More ...
DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis admits 'risks' of artificial intelligence
2018-03-11 08:40:44 Artificial intelligence offers huge scientific benefits but also brings risks depending on how it is used, Demis Hassabis, the head of leading British AI firm DeepMind, said Friday. "There's a whole bunch of interesting and difficult philosophical questions... that we're going to have to answer about how to control these systems, what values we want in them, how do we want to deploy them, what do we want to use them for," he said   Read More ...
Mystery devotee drops iPhone 6 in donation box at Andhra Pradesh's Subrahmanya Swamy temple
2018-03-11 06:39:47 Offerings made to God are sometimes baffling. Take the case of this devotee in Andhra Pradesh, who dropped an iPhone 6 in the donation box at Subrahmanya Swamy temple in Mopidevi in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, Mumbai Mirror reported. “Usually, devotees put gold and silver apart from money in the Hundi. But, today, we found iPhone in a sealed pack with warranty and guidelines books," said a temple executive officer while speaking to the daily   Read More ...
Blockchain can prevent delays in payment for products delivered by SMEs: report
2018-03-11 06:02:32 Smart contracts based on blockchain technology can effectively prevent delays in payments for delivered goods and make it impossible to unilaterally alter original contracts, a local think tank said Sunday.The report by Korea Small Business Institute said blockchains can open new horizons for how small and medium enterprises conduct business with their larger contractors.Blockchain, often associated with cryptography and virtual currency, is considered an incorruptible digital ledger that can document all kinds of transactions and data   Read More ...
Blockchain can prevent delays in payment for products delivered by SMEs: report
2018-03-11 04:05:01 SEOUL, March 11 (Yonhap) -- Smart contracts based on blockchain technology can effectively prevent delays in payments for delivered goods and make it impossible to unilaterally alter original contracts, a local think tank said Sunday. The report by Korea Small Business Institute (KOSBI) said blockchains can open new horizons for how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) conduct business with their larger contractors   Read More ...
Data Cleansing Tools In Azure Machine Learning
2018-03-10 18:01:16 Data cleansing is an important part of the Data Science Process which will help in having higher and better accuracy on predictive models. In this article, the process and techniques of doing so shall be discussed using Azure Machine Learning. A video recording describing this process is recorded during the C# Corner Chennai webinar. That can be viewed here. In this example, the credit scoring dataset with the following columns shall be used   Read More ...
Cloud computing — fly high
2018-03-10 12:57:00 Cloud computing, in layman’s language, refers to remotely running workloads in a commercial provider’s data centre over the Internet. It is becoming increasingly popular today. Big businesses wanting to curtail their expenditure, and small-budget enterprises, looking for more computing capacity, no longer have to spend on servers and expensive hardware. Cloud companies, with their network of data centres, deliver these services over the Internet   Read More ...
Smart City, AMRUT projects get ₹312 cr
2018-03-10 12:37:15 Allocation for smart city, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation, beach front development and prevention of beach erosion and improvement of the water supply in northwest part of the city are among the allocations made for GVMC in the State Budget. For the smart city development, another ₹200 crore has been earmarked in 2018-19 budget proposals. In 2015-16 and 2016-17, ₹400 crore had already been allocated   Read More ...
First-day sales of Galaxy S9 only 70 pct of predecessor
2018-03-10 04:04:29 SEOUL, March 10 (Yonhap) -- The first-day sales performance of Samsung Electronics Co.'s new flagship Galaxy S9 smartphones were around 70 percent of the previous series in South Korea, industry sources showed Saturday, reflecting the market's weaker-than-expected reaction. According to the sources, 180,000 units of Galaxy S9 smartphones were distributed through the country's three mobile carriers on Friday, lower than the 260,000 units posted by the Galaxy S8 series   Read More ...
OnePlus announces exciting offers on OnePlus 5T
2018-03-09 10:37:44 NEW DELHI: The OnePlus has announced 'exciting offers' on the purchase of its flagship smartphone OnePlus 5T. The OnePlus 5T device with "Face Lock" feature, 18:9 display and an enhanced low-light camera technology is currently available in 64 GB and 128 GB (midnight black) variants for Rs 32,999 and Rs 37,999, respectively. With the latest offers, users can avail Rs   Read More ...
Korea unveils ledger-free blockchain
2018-03-08 18:08:21 South Korea‘s research team unveiled Thursday it has developed a ledger-free blockchain system that runs on inter-device communication system featuring enhanced security, designed to tackle consumer inconvenience on existing blockchain platforms that stems from consensus delay and slow transaction speed. (Son Ji-hyoung/The Korea Herald) The homegrown system, dubbed “PureChain,” will have an inter-node transaction go through both external confirmation between nodes, or those engaging in the transaction, as well as internal confirmation within a node, divided into two areas -- secure area and user confirmation area   Read More ...