Miscellany

Miscellany

Tech faithful gather to worship at Mecca of innovation

A s tech industry players converge in Las Vegas for the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, an overriding theme is that gizmos, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and superfast internet connections hold answers to many if not all ills — the new religion.s tech industry players converge in Las Vegas for the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, an overriding theme is that gizmos, artificial intelligence, cloud computing and superfast internet connections hold answers to many if not all ills — the new religion.

Fusion with Odissi bol warms up hearts

It has tune, it has rhythm, it has got a fusion of the East and the West and it reflects various moods that appeal to connoisseurs of music across the world. “Rhythm Express Music for Dance” brought out by Raga Music, is an innovative and experimental music album from famed Odissi exponent Dona Ganguly and GIMA Award winning tabla maestro Prodyut Mukherjee with melody composed by GRAMMY Award winning musician Padma Bhushan Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

Fusion with Odissi bol warms up hearts

It has tune, it has rhythm, it has got a fusion of the East and the West and it reflects various moods that appeal to connoisseurs of music across the world. “Rhythm Express Music for Dance” brought out by Raga Music, is an innovative and experimental music album from famed Odissi exponent Dona Ganguly and GIMA Award winning tabla maestro Prodyut Mukherjee with melody composed by GRAMMY Award winning musician Padma Bhushan Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt.

CES kicks off with no lead women speakers or code of conduct

The technology industry’s premier annual gathering kicks off next week with no women leading the keynote sessions and no code of conduct that might prevent incidents of sexual harassment, despite efforts by organisers to cast the show as a more inclusive event.

CES, the showcase for the latest consumer electronics from televisions to self-driving cars, is known for mostly male attendees and female models known as ‘booth babes’ showing off the new technology.

Pain In Bones Check Zinc Deficiency

The medical condition – ‘osteoporosis’ occurs when the bones become fragile from loss of tissue. It is typically known to occur as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D. More than 10 million cases per year in India, osteoporosis may affect a person of any age, but people over the age of 40 are more prone to it.

The dawn of robot driving beckons

The wait for the self-driving future is coming to an end. The earliest real-world applications of autonomous vehicles will arrive in 2018.

Starting in Phoenix this year, a small number of commuters will be riding in driverless Chrysler Pacifica minivans as part of a trial conducted by Waymo, the self-driving car unit owned by Google’s parent company. For the first time, ordinary people just trying to get to work will be interacting with autonomous vehicles. Waymo has promised to broaden the test to a wider market soon.

2018 may be as jobless as 2017 for Indian IT

Calendar 2018 will be a year of jobless growth for Indian IT, as the industry is unlikely to show any penchant for hiring this year. On the contrary, energies will be invested in training, re-skilling and retrenching the rest.

The above message came as an unpleasant take-away for a bunch of independent tech employers, who just finished their annual hiring outlook meeting with their respective IT clients in Bangalore, Gurgaon, Noida, Pune, Chennai, Hydeabad and Thiruvanthapuram.

Pilot couple fights mid air, he slaps her

A Jet Airways flight with 324 passengers on board found itself in a bizarre situation on New Year. The captain and his co-pilot had a violent argument and at one point, he hit her and she left the cockpit, sources in the top regulatory body, Director General of Civil Aviation, said. The two have been grounded by the airline, and the pilot’s license has been cancelled, the sources said.

Las Vegas set for The tech show

The last time CES mattered to the masses may have been as far back as 2001, when Bill Gates appeared at the consumer electronics show to promote Microsoft Corp’s first Xbox. Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson, then best known as a wrestler for what was still called the WWF, exchanged catchphrases with Gates for a few minutes onstage in Las Vegas before they demoed the video game console’s top-of-the-line visuals. A year later, the first entry in the Xbox Halo franchise would become the fastest-­selling console game released to that point.

Mysuru turning mountain of trash into cash

It’s 6:30 a.m. in the Indian city of Mysuru and the streets are full of the sound of whistles blowing as workers in olive green aprons and rubber gloves begin a door-to-door search. They have come to collect one of India’s biggest untapped resources: garbage. 

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