Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), the biggest contract chipmaker, said it plans to build a $12 billion (roughly Rs. 90,660 crores) factory in Arizona in an apparent win for the Trump administration’s efforts to wrestle global tech supply chains back from China. The plan, which will be one of the biggest inbound US investments on
Sony on Thursday said it would make its cash-cow image sensors smarter to broaden their application, as the Japanese electronics maker seeks to reduce reliance on a saturated smartphone market. The company said it has developed the world’s first image sensor with an integrated artificial intelligence (AI) processor, which can perform tasks such as determining
Amazon’s video game live-streaming platform Twitch is forming an advisory council of experienced users, online safety experts and anti-bullying advocates to help improve safety on the site, Twitch said in a blog post on Thursday. The council’s eight members will advise on product and policy changes, focusing on areas such as harassment and protection of
Intelsat has announced it will restructure its finances as it files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Although it sounds very pessimistic, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy is not the end of the world. It is very expensive, thanks to hefty legal and administrative fees, but it allows
The Paytm Payments Bank Limited (PPBL) on Friday announced the launch of ‘Cash at Home’ facility for senior and differently-abled citizens in the national capital region so that they do not need to step out during this COVID-19 pandemic. This new service will enable them to raise cash withdrawal requests on their Paytm Payments Bank
WhatsApp has a tonne of good features but one thing that’s still missing is the ability to schedule WhatsApp messages. If you want to remember to wish someone on their birthday or just want to send a message during working hours instead of pinging someone in the middle of the night, scheduling messages helps a
Xiaomi entered the television segment in India in early 2018 with the Mi TV 4 55, and has made a big impact on the industry since then. Its online-focused sales model and competitive pricing have made it among the top television brands in India, and the range now has options starting at under Rs. 15,000.
France will tax big digital businesses this year whether there is progress or not towards an international deal on a levy, its finance minister said on Thursday, adding such a tax had never been more legitimate or more necessary. Nearly 140 countries from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are negotiating the first
The European Commission urged EU governments on Wednesday to use COVID-19 contact tracing apps on a voluntary basis as part of efforts to lift border restrictions and revive the European Union’s tourism and travel industries. Countries are rushing to develop mobile tracing apps, hoping that the smartphone technology could help bring about a reopening of
Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn said Friday its first-quarter profit slumped by nearly 90 percent on year as the global pandemic disrupted operations and hammered demand, especially for smartphones. The results lay bare how the coronavirus is battering global supply chains and driven up costs for electronics makers. Also known by its official name Hon Hai
Airtel has doubled the data benefits on its Rs. 98 prepaid recharge plan. The plan now comes with 12GB of high-speed data for the customers with a validity of 28 days. Previously, the telecom service provider used to offer 6GB of high-speed data with the plan. This plan only comes with data benefits and doesn’t
We asked 24 of our favorite minds—including Robert Pattinson, Dua Lipa, Offset, Desus + Mero, and more—what they’re discovering about art, and about themselves, in this age of isolation. See how they’re all staying creative in the time of quarantine here. Catherine Cohen: How is quar going for you, baby girl? Megan Stalter: I’m very
Nick Simonite Today’s new reality of travel bans and social distancing has had a crushing impact on the hospitality industry. And while many hotels remain shuttered, a handful of properties across the US and around the world are staying open for essential travelers and those displaced on the road in addition to anyone looking to
You might think it foolish to jump into the fifth game in a series cold. Wouldn’t you be missing out on context? As someone who has seen the context, I can tell you: not really! Metal Gear Solid V is deliberately confounding, a story with opening hours completely different from the many that follow it.
Columbia Hillen Camel riding across shimmering Sahara sand, dinner under the stars and an overnight in the desert, Bedouin-style – such an exhilarating experience should rate highly on everyone’s ‘must-do’ list. And perhaps no better company to make this dream come true than award-winning Sahara Atlas Tours. With over 15 years of experience combining luxury
GQ: So, uh, how can I get into wine? What’s a good entry point? Grant Reynolds: The best way to get into wine is to make sure you don’t get too intense about the “getting into it” part. Unlike with food or cocktails, people can get pretty turbo about their wine learning. Treat it more