NRI Investors can use Indian Housing investments as hedge during troubled times: Shajai Jacob

NRI Investors can use Indian Housing investments as hedge during troubled times:

The Indian real estate market right now stands in equilibrium as prices are stable across most cities in India. However, this is slated to change in the medium to long term as demand should outweigh supply over the next few years, primarily due to decline in residential launches. Sales have, in fact, overshadowed new launches in the past 4-5 quarters - signalling the revival of the sector.

 

Dubai’s Al Maktoum airport delayed due to economic issues: Bloomberg

Dubai’s Al Maktoum airport delayed due to economic issues: Bloomberg

Dubai’s Al Maktoum airport has been put on hold due to economic issues, as per the latest report published by Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter. The numbers related to tourism activity aren’t encouraging either and the authorities have delayed the construction plans. Dubai’s Al Maktoum airport has been planned as the largest airport in the world with capacity of handling more than 250 million passengers every year.

 

Amazon reportedly developing voice-recognition for Alexa

Amazon reportedly developing voice-recognition for Alexa

Seattle-based tech giant Amazon is reportedly developing a new feature to allow the voice assistant that powers its Echo line of speakers to distinguish between individual users based on their voices.

The Alexa voice assistant, just like Apple Inc.'s Siri, is capable of interpreting and responding to voice commands such as "What movies are playing tonight?" or "How's the weather?" However, voice-enabled smart speakers lack voice-recognition and thus can't distinguish who is asking for something.

Google engineer detects big bug leaking info from websites

Google engineer detects big bug leaking info from websites

A bug in a code from content distribution firm Cloudflare potentially leaked information from thousands of websites across the globe, a Google engineer recently announced.

The bug in Cloudflare's code, which has already been fixed, meant that whenever it encountered a website based on poorly-constructed HTML with specific errors in it, it allowed data from other sites using Cloudflare programs to leak onto those sites.

Google’s autonomous car unit accuses Uber of using stolen technology

Google’s autonomous car unit accuses Uber of using stolen technology

Tech giant Google Inc.'s self-driving car unit Waymo has accused Uber Technologies Inc. of using its stolen intellectual property for its own self-driving vehicles.

Waymo, which spun out of the internet giant's parent company, filed a lawsuit in a federal court in San Francisco on Thursday, claiming that the technology being used by UBER was stolen by one of its former project leaders.

T-Mobile obtains FCC’s approval for deploying LTE-U technology

T-Mobile obtains FCC’s approval for deploying LTE-U technology

Telecommunications giant T-Mobile USA has gained regulatory approval to deploy a new LTE technology over the same 5GHz frequencies that are used by Wi-Fi.

The U. S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized the company's plan for launching the first LTE-U devices after the company assured the regulator that cellular network use of the 5GHz frequencies will not interfere with existing Wi-Fi networks.

Snap’s Spectacles available online

Snap’s Spectacles available online

Days after releasing a "Roadshow" video to attract potential investors for its IPO, Snap Inc. has announced the online availability of its video-recording sunglasses, called Spectacles.

The social media company, which is best known for its short-lived image and video service Snapchat, has also closed its pop-up store in New York and activated a buy button on its Spectacles. com website.

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