Australia watchdog calls for controls on Facebook, Google

Australia’s competition watchdog today recommended tighter controls on the use of personal data and measures to ease Facebook and Google’s dominance of online advertising among a slew of measures to better police the internet giants. Continue Reading

Controversial age changing app’s privacy policy is a cause for concern

FaceApp is an app available for iOS and Android developed by Russian company Wireless Lab. The company claims to use artificial intelligence to ‘generate highly realistic transformations of faces in photographs’. All you need to do is just upload your photo. The app then starts working its visual magic and voila, you look old. Continue Reading

Puresight Systems showcases iRobot range in Chennai store

Puresight Systems Private Limited., the authorised distributor of robo-vacuum brand iRobot, showcased the Roomba and Braava range of robots at their store in city. Continue Reading

Australian scientists built super-fast quantum computer

Prof Michelle Simmons and her team at the University of New South Wales have built the first two-qubit gate between atom qubits in silicon, a technology which is capable of completing an operation at a 200 times faster rate than previously achieved at 0.8 nanoseconds. A two-qubit gate is the central building block of any quantum computer. Continue Reading

FB event ‘Storm Area 51’ is a fodder for conspiracy theorists

On a Facebook event titled, ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us’, the creators explained: ‘We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry. If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them aliens.’ Over 1.4 million people signed up, planning to assemble at the coveted utopia on 20 September. But what the heck is Area 51? Continue Reading

Reasons behind the Internet’s obsession with ASMR videos

ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is ‘an experience characterised by a tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine’. To explain in more simpler words (with example), you get this feeling when someone scratches on a chalk board. You shudder, cringe-inward and feel like running away. Continue Reading