Along with the house mouse’s spiritual debt to Doug Engelbart’s rodent-like pointing device, it’s a radical rethinking of the remote control—a gizmo that, in its conventional form, has barely matured since the days when we didn’t use one for much other than switching on a TV, surfing through channels, and adjusting the volume. Spearheading the project is technical project lead Rick Marks, who joined ATAP in 2018, after 19 years as part of Sony’s PlayStation team, where his handiwork included forward-thinking efforts such as the PlayStation VR virtual-reality platform.“When you first got a VCR back in the day, you could program it, but nobody did,” he says. “It’s the same thing with smart stuff. A lot of things you can do right now, but it’s just a little bit of a pain.” His research is devoted to new experiences that might help consumers take better advantage of the devices they own. … [Read more...] about Google’s secretive ATAP lab is imagining the future of smart devices
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The stellar performance of the scrip can be attributed to its digital arm Jio Platforms, which has raised Rs 1.18 lakh crore from April 22 by selling more than 25 percent stake to global investors including Facebook, General Atlantic, Intel Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, KKR, Saudi sovereign wealth fund etc. … [Read more...] about RIL now 51st most-valued firm in the world, among top 10 in Asia
An analysis of the 2014 vote shares show that the BJP has an advantage if AAP and Congress contest separately. In 2014, AAP polled in 33.1 percent of the votes while the Congress got 15.2 percent. Together, this was more than the 46.6 percent polled in by the BJP, which was then riding high on a Modi wave. … [Read more...] about Politics | Has BJP taken the winds out of AAP’s and Congress’ sails?