iPhone 8 Launch on Track, Signals Apple; Reports Strong iPhone Sales

  Apple on Tuesday delivered surprisingly strong fiscal third-quarter earnings and signalled that its upcoming 10th-anniversary phone lineup is on schedule, driving the stock up 6 percent to an all-time high in after-hours trading. The stock climbed above its intraday record high to $159.10 after the company reported better-than-expected iPhone sales, revenue and earnings per share. The […]

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Advanced Vision Algorithm Helps Robots Learn to See in 3D

Robots are reliable in industrial settings, where recognizable objects appear at predictable times in familiar circumstances. But life at home is messy. Put a robot in a house, where it must navigate unfamiliar territory cluttered with foreign objects, and it’s useless. Now researchers have developed a new computer vision algorithm that gives a robot the […]

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Robot Mechanic Could Prevent Satellites from Becoming Space Junk

DARPA plans to send a robotic service technician to repair broken satellites in geosynchronous orbit.  Let’s say you are the program manager of a very large, complex system. Perhaps it’s an aircraft, or a building, or a communications network. Your system is valued at over US $500 million. Could you imagine being told that you […]

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Google Pixel Phones Target Apple, but May Hurt Samsung

Google’s product launch on Tuesday was as much a jab at Apple’s iPhone as a sales pitch for its new Pixel phones, with executives from the Mountain View internet search company taking shots at their competitor at every turn. But any gains Google makes with the $649 (roughly Rs. 43,000) Pixel, billed as completely designed in-house, […]

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HTC Desire 10 Lifestyle, Desire 10 Pro With 5.5-Inch Displays, Premium Designs Launched

As expected, HTC on Tuesday unveiled the Desire 10 Lifestyle and Desire 10 Pro smartphones. The company has not provided pricing details of the new mid-range smartphones in its lineup, though it says the Desire 10 Lifestyle will become available in select markets from September itself, while the Desire 10 Pro will become available in […]

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Google Pixel Smartphones Expected at October 4 Event

Google late Monday sent out invitations to an October 4 event, hinting that the Internet titan will show off a new smartphone powered by its Android mobile software. Emailed invitations revealed only the time and place for the gathering in San Francisco, the message topped by blue, red, yellow, and green dots of color. Google […]

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