City meet moots visual novelty sans gadgets

Sanjana Srinath BENGALURU: “One of the visions of my research group is to deliver visual novelty and tactile experiences to users without burden them with wearable or head-mounted displays,” said Sriram Subramanian, a Chair in Emerging Technologies at the University of Sussex on Tuesday, December 18. Subramanian was one of the keynote speakers at the... Continue Reading →

Reduce GST in films, celebs tell Modi

Aishwarya Francis  A group of delegates from the film industry on Tuesday, December 18, met Prime MinisterNarendra Modi with a list of demands, the primary of them being reduction ofGoods and Services Tax (GST) in the industry and to also make it uniform bydoing away with slabs. GST was a reform initiated by the Central... Continue Reading →

Ola invests $100m in bike-sharing service

Reean Micheal BENGALURU: Bike-hailing app Rapido may be in for some competition soon, with Bengaluru-based cab-hailing app Ola reportedly looking to invest $100 million — around Rs 700 crore — in dockless scooter-sharing startup Vogo. “As part of this partnership, Ola will boost Vogo’s supply by investing in 1 lakh scooters on the Vogo platform,... Continue Reading →

IAF to go green, flies aircraft on blended bio-fuel

Vani Vinod A team from theAircraft Systems and Testing Establishment (ASTE) of the Indian Air Force (IAF)flew the country’s first military flight using blended bio-jet fuel on an AN-32transport aircraft from the Chandigarh airbase on Monday, December 17. The project is reportedly a combined effort of the IAF, Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Directorate... Continue Reading →

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