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California to Soon Allow Self-Driving Vehicles to Operate Freely without Human Drivers

13 Mar google-self-driving-car-tp-new-1320x990

By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

With today’s update, it seems California is steadily accepting the advent of self-driving vehicles as the future of transportation. Though the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) had previously taken a hard stance against self-driving cars without drivers. But they’ve now surprisingly decided to give such vehicles a green signal to operate on public roads in the coming months. (more…)

Baidu’s Deep Voice System Is Capable of Synthesizing Human Speech in Real Time

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By Anmol Sachdeva, The Tech Portal

Baidu, often referred as the Google of China, recently opened its research center focused on building AI and self-driving technologies in Silicon Valley. There’s a chance that you might’ve already heard about the company’s autonomous efforts but it has today shared an update on another project. The said project revolves around its new text-to-speech speech synthesis technology. (more…)

Survey: Tech Professionals Cite Privacy and Security as Biggest Concerns About the Business Use of Drones

7 Mar drones-tp-featured

From package delivery to props in major sporting events, drones continue to play major roles in everyday life. (more…)

Oculus Reduces the Price of Rift Headset and Touch Controller by $100 Apiece

3 Mar facebook-oculus-mark-zuckerberg-1320x947

By Mudit Mohilay, The Tech Portal

It seems like Oculus and Facebook are finally gearing up to get into the VR market in earnest. I mean sure, they already had their product out and it is one of the best out there, but together, the Rift Headset and the Touch Controllers were enough to leave a huge hole in one’s pocket. Now though, Oculus appears to have decided to make a smaller hole. (more…)

TrendForce Projects Huge Market Growth for Optical Sensors Used in Iris/Facial Recognition with 2017~2025 CAGR at 24%

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The respective additions of 3D Sensing and iris recognition into the next-generation iPhone devices and Samsung Galaxy S8 will generate a new wave of demand for IR (infrared) LEDs used in optical sensors. (more…)

China’s Bike-Sharing Startup Ofo Rakes in $450Mn at a Billion Dollar Valuation

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By Kajal Joshi, The Tech Portal

China has been constantly witnessing money-burning battle among the firms of different industries. The latest battleground is set in the bike-sharing space. (more…)

Smart City Acquires AppBurst

2 Mar smart_city_networks_logo

Smart City Holdings, the nation’s leading telecommunications and technology services provider for the convention industry, has announced the acquisition of AppBurst (www.appburst.com), a mobile app company headquartered in Palm Beach County, Florida that specializes in developing mobile applications for the event and conference industry. (more…)

Google Plans to Bring More Content to Daydream This Year

2 Mar google-daydream-vr-990x495

By Aditya Srivastava, The Tech Portal

Google is investing a lot of effort into its Cardboard and Daydream VR frameworks. Google’s Vice President of VR Amit Singh provided some updates regarding its past and currently ongoing effort in the field. He said that Google has shipped 10 million Cardboard VR sets to date, and has witnessed 160 million downloads of Cardboard apps, of which 30 individual  apps were downloaded at least 1 million times apiece (more…)

Spirent and Nokia Partner to Accelerate 5G Lifecycle Testing

2 Mar nokia-default-tp-suri2-600x400

Spirent Communications, a leading provider of lifecycle service assurance solutions, and Nokia have announced successful deployment of a first of a kind 5G Lab as a Service for Nokia’s Oulu-based network infrastructure testing labs. The 5G Lab as a Service (LaaS) enables unprecedented automation of 5G testing with a primary goal of significantly accelerating Nokia’s releases of virtual network functions and physical infrastructure. The 5G LaaS also streamlines the use of shared lab resources across teams and geographies, delivering dramatically improved efficiency and cost savings. (more…)

HTC’s Viveport Arcade to Enhance VR Arcades Soon

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By Aditya Srivastava, The Tech Portal

The virtual reality universe has experienced another improvement with HTC’s latest launch of Viveport Arcade, which has been engineered specifically to ease your control over VR arcades and the content available in them. (more…)