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New OpenStack cloud release embraces bare metal

OpenStack is getting bigger than ever. It now powers more than 75 public cloud data centers and thousands of private clouds at a scale of more than 10 million compute cores. But it’s always been hard to upgrade from one version of OpenStack to another, and it’s been hard to deploy on bare metals. With OpenStack 18, Rocky, both problems… Read more →

India OKs drone flights, but restrictions abound

Close to four years after banning the use of drones and two years after ordering the arrests of individuals for utilising drones in activities such as shooting film sequences, the Indian government — in a radical about-turn — green lit the use of commercial drones after Dec. 1 of this year, albeit with many riders. It turns out that Indians,… Read more →

Sales of 2-in-1 devices to carry a sinking PC market in 2018: IDC

The market for personal computing devices remains in flux and global shipments are shrinking, but sales of detachable tablets and convertible notebooks — commonly known as 2-in-1s — are so far bucking the trend. 2-in-1 devices can function as laptops or tablets and have become a growing segment of the PC market over the last few years, while legacy form… Read more →

​Infosys opens Raleigh hub, brings total American hires in a year to 4,700

Infosys continued to execute its new business strategy by hiring 500 Americans for its technology hub in Raleigh, N.C., bringing its total in just about a year to 4,700 people. US President Donald Trump’s onslaught against the H1-B visa, which Indian IT firms procured en masse to execute projects in the US, has certainly been a powerful factor that has… Read more →

Sony unveils the OLED-equipped Xperia XZ3 at IFA

The Sony Xperia XZ3. Image: Sony Mobile Sony’s Xperia XZ range of high-end smartphones was redesigned earlier this year in the shape of the XZ2, XZ2 Premium and XZ2 Compact, with the 5.7-inch XZ2 receiving a muted welcome in ZDNet’s review. Today, at the IFA show in Berlin, Sony announced the similar-looking 6.0-inch XZ3 which, among other improvements, features the… Read more →

Apple glasses? Apple buys Akonia Holographics, AR headset rumors return

Apple has confirmed the acquisition of Akonia Holographics in a move which has prompted discussion of the firm’s potential plans to launch its own augmented reality headset. must read Augmented and virtual reality mean business: Everything you need to know An executive guide to the technology and market drivers behind the hype in AR, VR, and MR. Read More On… Read more →

Waze Carpool gets rebuilt for Brazil launch

Traffic and navigation app Waze has rebuilt its ride-sharing product Carpool to offer it in Brazil, a process that delayed the launch by nearly a year. The app went live in Brazil last week. The original plan was to make the app available to local users in September last year. Read this Google and Waze: What made the Israeli startup… Read more →

Metal handshake: Shifting alliances highlight a new phase in maturing collaborative robot market

Soft Robotics, which makes soft end effectors for robots that need a gentler touch, has developed a product line specifically for Universal Robots, the biggest player in collaborative robotics. It’s the first plug-and-play Soft Robotics customizable gripper system designed specifically for Universal Robots, and the alliance suggests a new phase for the broader collaborative robotics (cobot) market, which has seen… Read more →

Metal handshake: Shifting alliances highlight a new phase in maturing collaborative robot market

Soft Robotics, which makes soft end effectors for robots that need a gentler touch, has developed a product line specifically for Universal Robots, the biggest player in collaborative robotics. It’s the first plug-and-play Soft Robotics customizable gripper system designed specifically for Universal Robots, and the alliance suggests a new phase for the broader collaborative robotics (cobot) market, which has seen… Read more →