Can AI and Machine Learning Help Amazon Make Shopping Simpler and More Natural?

“Machine learning is ubiquitous at Amazon today,” said Rajeev Rastogi, Vice President, Machine Learning at Amazon India, in an interview with Gadgets 360. “Within the retail business, we are using machine learning extensively to recommend products to customers, forecast future demand for products, and improve the quality of a product catalogue, both classifying products, and … Read more

University switches off social media to help student well-being

A university is switching off all its social media channels for a few days as an example to encourage its students to try their own “digital detox”. De Montfort University, in Leicester, wants to highlight how “unrestrained social media use” can be harmful to the mental health of young people. The university operates nine different … Read more

Facebook Bookmarks Menu Revamped to Help Find Privacy Settings More Easily

Facebook has refreshed its Bookmarks menu to let users navigate, access and make changes to their privacy settings easily. The updates will be rolled out globally over the next two weeks. Users can now access various Facebook settings, including Account Settings, Privacy Shortcuts, News Feed Preferences, Activity Log, Payments Settings and access to Help & Support, … Read more

Intel introduces IoT provisioning solution to help install devices automatically

Chipmaker Intel wants a piece of the growing Internet of Things market and they have developed the Intel Secure Device solution to help companies provision IoT devices in a secure and automated way. Dipti Vachani, vice president and general manager for the Internet of Things Group at Intel, says we hear that 50 billion IoT devices will … Read more

Indian community bands together to help Hurricane Harvey rescue operations

Jiten Agarwal, a Houston IT entrepreneur of Indian descent, plunged himself headlong into relief and rescue work from the first opportunity he got. Starting just hours after Hurricane Harvey made landfall last Friday, he hasn’t stopped, joining any group, and any cause, headed out into flooded areas. Hurricane Harvey tore through southeastern Texas, causing catastrophic … Read more

Rising to the occasion: Trapped at work, bakers help feed Harvey victims bread

A group of bakers at a Houston bakery rose marvellously to keep victims of Hurricane Harvey well fed, much like the bread they make. The workers were stuck inside the El Bolilo Bakery for two days, but instead of sitting around they baked dozens of sheets of pan dulce (a Mexican pastry that means ‘sweet … Read more

Facebook, Instagram Posts Will Soon Help Sniff Out Tax Fraud in India

A photo of your shiny new car on Instagram or the Facebook post about your chic holiday cottage may lead India’s taxman to your door. Starting next month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government will begin amassing a warehouse of virtual information collected not just from traditional sources like banks but also from social media sites, as it looks to match residents’ … Read more

GST software and GST apps: All the softwares which can help you calculate GST

GST software and GST apps: The countdown has begun and the launch of Goods and Services Tax (GST) is just a few hours away now. The historic GST roll out will take place tonight at a special joint midnight session of Parliament at the iconic Central Hall. In attendance at the mega event will be President … Read more

Twitter to Help UP Government Towards Effective Governance Goal

In line with the Centre’s aim to bring transparency in governance, the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has become the first state to ride on the microblogging website Twitter for reaching out to the people, a company executive said on Friday. “The UP government has recognised the potential of Twitter as a platform … Read more