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LG announces Google Assistant powered ‘ThinQ’ speaker

Seoul, Dec 29, South Korean tech major LG Electronics has announced that it is adding a new smart speaker named “ThinQ” to its 2018 line-up, which will be powered by Google Assistant. Amazon and Apple also have voice-controlled devices that have become popular of late. “The LG ‘ThinQ’ looks to be a more high-end competitor

Walmart developing smart cameras that can spot unhappy customers

Walmart is developing a facial recognition system to monitor customers at its checkouts for signs of anger and dissatisfation.The technology uses video cameras at store checkout lines that monitor customers’ facial expressions and movements to try and identify varying levels of dissatisfaction, according to a patent filing.If the system detects an unhappy customer, it will

11-Year-Old Indian Origin Boy Has An IQ Score Of 162, Higher Than Albert Einstein And Stephen Hawking

Arnav Sharma, an 11-year-old resident of Reading town in southern England has scored a whopping 162 points on a Mensa IQ test, the highest score possible. What is more impressive about Arnav’s score is that he has outscored two of the most brilliant people who have ever lived, Albert Einstein And Stephen Hawking.The 11-year-old born

Jennifer Lopez is giving Casper Smart another chance

Los Angeles: Singer Jennifer Lopez and actor Casper Smart are reportedly not ready to let go of each other. Months after they broke up again, it has emerged that the two are still in touch with each other and may rekindle their romance, reports aceshowbiz.com. “They’re texting, calling and even sending each other private, sexy

UT all set to allocate work under smart city project

Chandigarh: The Smart City project gets rolling as UT is all set to allocate the developmental project within the fortnight. The process of selecting the team leader company to operate the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) constituted to undertake the various developmental projects was completed on Monday. Six companies, Indian and foreign submitted their bids for

How to keep smart cars safe from hacking

New York: A team of student researchers in the US created a security protocol to protect from cyber attacks smart cars with GPS, Bluetooth and internet connections. In 2015, two researchers remotely hacked a Jeep Cherokee and controlled everything — from the car’s radio and media console to its brakes and steering. “These cars have

Smart’ tattoo that can remotely control smartphone

New York:A group of Ph.D. students from the MIT Media Lab and researchers from Microsoft Research have come up with a temporary tattoo with which you can control your smatphone. The wearable can turn into a touchpad to remotely control your smartphone, or share data using NFC (Near Field Communication). The technology is called DuoSkin

Smart Ganga City programme launched in 10 cities

New Delhi: Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Uma Bharti today jointly launched ‘Smart Ganga City’ programme in 10 cities located along Ganga to set up Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and improve drainage network there on hybrid annuity mode on public private partnership basis. Union Urban Development Minister Naidu and Water Resources Minister Bharti launched

MCL receives proposal of smart poles as pilot project in Punjab

Ludhiana: Like energy efficient street lights the Municipal Corporation Ludhiana has now received a proposal to get smart poles for these LED lights installed in the city. A private company has come forward for this project as a pilot project in the state. However the MC authorities are still examining the proposal and final decision


Smartphone apps not smart at avoiding or achieving pregnancy

New York: Depending solely upon your smartphone app to help avoid or achieve pregnancy may not be a very good idea, warn researchers. “Smartphone apps are increasing in popularity because more and more women are interested in using natural or fertility awareness-based methods (FABMs) of family planning because they want to feel empowered with greater

`25-cr project approved for Climate Smart Villages

Chandigarh: The state government on Monday approved a Rs 25 crore project for implementation of Scaling-up Climate Resilient Agriculture Practices towards Climate Smart Villages in the state. The State Level Steering Committee, which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary, D S Dhesi here on Monday, approved the Detailed Project Report of this ambitious project.

Urban schemes: Centre to review progress in Punjab, Haryana

New Delhi: The Urban Development Ministrywill review the progress in implementation of its various schemes, including Smart City Mission, in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh tomorrow. Urban Development Secretary Rajiv Gauba will take stock of implementation of new urban missions — Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT), Smart City Mission and Swachh Bharat Mission

A smart ‘political’ move by CM, eyeing polls

Shimla: The talk in Himachal Pradesh is that the retiree IAS officers have grabbed the Chief Minister’s office. The recent appointment of retired IAS officer, T G Negi as Principal Advisor (to function as Principal Secretary) to the CM, after elevation of V C Pharka as CS, has not gone down well with bureaucracy in