Google Gets Serious About Cloud Services

Google, which lags far behind Amazon and Microsoft in the cloud infrastructure services space, last week released a slew of machine learning and analytics products and services. The Cloud Machine Learning platform provides access through REST APIs to the technologies powering Google Now, Google Photos and voice recognition in Google Search. The tools are designed […]

FCC Privacy Proposal Troubles Broadband Internet Providers

Broadband Internet service providers are wary of a government plan to impose consumer privacy protection regulations on the sector. The Federal Communications Commission likely will issue the proposed regulations by Friday. It will accept public comment on the proposal before taking final action. The program would require ISPs to meet consumer privacy protection standards similar […]

FCC Commissioner Sounds Alarm Over Netflix Throttling

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly on Tuesday suggested the government should investigate Netflix’s practice of throttling video content delivery to customers using mobile devices. “Netflix has attempted to paint a picture of altruism whereby it virtuously sought to save these consumers from bumping up against or exceeding their data caps,” he told an audience at the […]

For Many Users, Instagram Algorithm Is Not a Pretty Picture

Instagram on Monday moved to calm concerns among some users about a proposed change in the way content appears in their feeds. Celebrities such as Kylie Jenner and Cindy Crawford fueled the anxiety by urging their followers to enable a feature on their mobile devices that would notify them whenever those celebrities post to Instagram. […]

MIT unlocks the secret to safer, tighter, stronger Wi-Fi

MIT researchers are working on a new wireless system that allows Wi-Fi signals to pinpoint a user’s location, which could unlock Wi-Fi geo-fencing capabilities and even lead to safer drones. Under the new wireless project, dubbed Chronos, a team of researchers from the university’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have presented a new system […]

How education startups are making learning more fun

Let’s say after a game on his mobile phone a 12-year-old boy has been able to master a little more of Calculus, or an impatient girl in fourth standard plugs into a tablet to know more about the ‘bite marks’ on Pluto, they wouldn’t necessarily be representative of a distant future. Education-technology startups over the […]

Now, watch Street View imagery of Sri Lanka on Google Maps

Internet giant Google on Tuesday announced that its popular street view feature for Sri Lanka is active and available on Google Maps. The launch brings the total number of countries where street view is available to 76. “We are delighted to bring imagery of Sri Lanka to Street View on Google Maps” said Helena Lersch, manager (Public […]