Uber Launches Trucking Dispatch Service

Uber launched its newest app last Thursday — a trucking dispatch service called Uber Freight. According to Recode, the app works in much the same way as the ridesharing services for everyday riders and drivers. But in this case, it matches commercial shippers with truck drivers looking for a job, with freight rides booked several […]

Google I/O 2017 – What’s New?

Google I/O (simply I/O) is an annual developer conference held by Google in San Francisco, California. I/O showcases technical in-depth sessions focused on building the web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open sources such as Android, Chrome and Chrome OS, APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more. Google I/O was inaugurated in […]

Emma Watch Changes The Life of People With Parkinson’s

This Microsoft worker was given the challenge of changing Emma Lawton’s life – and she did that by building a vibrating watch. 33-year-old Emma has Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that causes her hands to shake. Being a lifelong lover of sketching and writing, the diagnosis was heartbreaking for her. Then Microsoft Research Innovation Director […]

A Rechargeable Battery That Could Last Up To 400 Years

There’s an old saying that luck happens when preparation meets opportunity. There’s no better example of that than a 2016 discovery at the University of California, Irvine, by doctoral student Mya Le Thai. After playing around in the lab, she made a discovery that could lead to a rechargeable battery that could last up to […]

Facebook Created Faster and More Accurate Translation System

Facebook’s billion-plus users speak a plethora of languages, and right now, the social network supports translation of over 45 different tongues. That means that if you’re an English speaker confronted with German, or a French speaker seeing Spanish, you’ll see a link that says “See Translation.” But Tuesday, Facebook announced that its machine learning experts […]

WeChat Pay Is Going to the US

WeChat Pay is growing at an exponential speed even though is a relative latecomer in the mobile payment market. With the backing of China’s largest social networking app WeChat, which now claims more than 889 million monthly active users globally, it comes in a close second to China’s first-mover. Now, its operator Tencent is going […]

First Chinese-made Passenger Jet Makes Its Maiden Flight

China’s first homegrown passenger plane made its maiden flight on last Friday afternoon. The world manufacturing superpower has hitched much of its hopes on the 168-seat C919 jet, as its toe into a world dominated by America’s Boeing and Europe’s Airbus. Made by state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (Comac), the C919 faced a three-year […]

Lenovo To Invest In AI, IoT and Big Data

Chinese PC maker Lenovo plans to pour over US$ 1.2 billion into artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and big data in the next four years, as part of its efforts to diversify their operations amid the stalled growth of its PC and smartphone business. Lenovo CEO Yang Yuanqing said the annual investment in […]

Alipay Supports “Scan-and-Ride” Function for Six Bike-rental Apps

Alipay, the online and mobile payment platform operated by Ant Financial, has teamed up with six bike-rental apps to allow users to rent 6 million bikes in 50 cities across China directly through the app’s new “scan and ride” function. Users can unlock any ofo, YouonBike, Bluebike, hellobike, Ubike or funbike vehicle simply by scanning […]

Token Uses AI to Recommend Gift Ideas

Picking out the perfect gift for a friend or family member can be a daunting task. More often than not, the safest route to go is giving a gift card, which can sometimes be seen as a cop out. One company that’s looking to revolutionise the gift-giving process is start-up company Token. The company just […]