Tracking progresses far beyond facial recognition

Hitachi this week announced it developed detection and tracking technology using artificial intelligence (AI) which can recognise an individual in real time using features from more than 100 categories of external characteristics including age, hair style, skin colour and type of clothes. The Japan-based company said the technology can “immediately detect and track the sought […]

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Huawei bucks declining tablet shipment trend

A Strategy Analytics report found most top tablet vendors were in negative territory during the quarter, with Huawei alone generating annual growth with shipments of 2.8 million (up 37 per cent year-on-year). The shipments gave the Chinese company a 6.7 per cent market share in Q1 2017. Amazon’s shipments were flat at 2.4 million units, […]

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Apple sees fall in iPhone sales, bullish on Watch

  Apple CEO Tim Cook (pictured) reported a small decline in smartphone sales, but reaffirmed his view wearables were now a “big business” after almost doubling year-on-year sales of its Watch in its fiscal second quarter. The company reported a 1 per cent year-on-year decline in iPhone sales for the three months to end-March, with […]

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Apple takes top spot in wearables battle

Apple overtook Fitbit to become the world’s largest wearables vendor in Q1 2017, in the latest indication the sector is bearing fruit for the technology giant. According to research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple captured a 16 per cent market share during the quarter on shipments of 3.5 million wearables worldwide, a 59 per cent rise […]

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Facebook seeks to connect India with Express Wi-Fi

Facebook announced the commercial launch of its Express Wi-Fi service in India, and plans to deploy an additional 20,000 hotspots across the country in partnership with Bharti Airtel. In a statement, the social media giant said it was working with internet service providers and more than 500 entrepreneur retailers, with the service now commercially available […]

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App Annie says Snapchat-centric marketing essential

Marketing personnel should develop specific campaigns for Snapchat, which stands out from rival messaging services in terms of usage, research company App Annie announced. Analysis of social and messaging app usage by smartphone owners in the US and UK during Q4 2016 revealed Snapchat “has a truly unique and exclusive audience” among the coveted 18 […]

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WhatsApp apologises for outage

WhatsApp, the popular Facebook-owned messaging app with 1.2 billion monthly users, experienced an outage in many countries on 3 May spanning several hours. “Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours. We have now fixed the issue and apologise for the inconvenience,” the app […]

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WhatsApp apologises for outage

WhatsApp, the popular Facebook-owned messaging app with 1.2 billion monthly users, experienced an outage in many countries on 3 May spanning several hours. “Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours. We have now fixed the issue and apologise for the inconvenience,” the app […]

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Facebook seeks to connect India with Express Wi-Fi

Facebook announced the commercial launch of its Express Wi-Fi service in India, and plans to deploy an additional 20,000 hotspots across the country in partnership with Bharti Airtel. In a statement, the social media giant said it was working with internet service providers and more than 500 entrepreneur retailers, with the service now commercially available […]

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Nokia Mobile Networks CTO urges operators to think bigger

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Hossein Moiin said it is now “critical” for operators to find new use cases beyond mobile broadband and cash in on their network investments, as he reiterated Nokia’s desire to evolve into a software company. The CTO of Nokia’s Mobile Networks business put the focus on emerging network technologies including what the vendor […]

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