Monday , 20 May 2019

Technology

Get 16% off Adobe’s Creative Cloud Photography Plan, for a limited time

Adobe has slashed 16% off its Creative Cloud Photography Plan, which includes unlimited access to Photoshop and Lightoom, plus 20GB cloud storage for your pictures and projects.The Photography Plan was already the most affordable way to become part of Creative Cloud, and now it’s an even better deal at just £8.32 per month on an annual subscription. The offer ends ... Read More »

Vizio soundbars have arrived in the UK with budget-friendly model

US TV and audio technology brand Vizio has announced the launch of its audio range in the UK, starting with its SB362An 2.1 All-In-One Soundbar. With dual integrated three-inch subwoofers, the new soundbar promises a deep and bassy sound performance, while two 2.25-inch full range drivers should render the full frequency range of your movies, TV shows, and music with “extraordinary ... Read More »

Alibaba invests about $635M in Red Star Macalline, one of China’s largest furniture sellers

Alibaba Group has acquired about RMB 4.36 billion ($635 million) worth of convertible bonds in Red Star Macalline, one of China’s biggest furniture retailers. If converted, this would give Alibaba about a 10 percent stake in the company. It also purchased 3.7 percent of Red Star Macalline’s publicly traded shares on the Hong Kong stock exchange, according to a disclosure. ... Read More »

Nikon Z series’ promised eye-detection feature has arrived with new 2.0 firmware

Nikon’s promise of improving the performance of its Z7 and Z6 full-frame mirrorless cameras has been kept. We knew what to expect from the latest firmware update and the camera manufacturer has not disappointed.Firmware version 2.0 for the Z7 and Z6 is now available, and focuses on improving, well, autofocus (AF) functionality in both cameras.The most anticipated upgrade is the ... Read More »

Premium smartphone sales in UAE to grow by 12% in 2019

The premium smartphone market, priced above $500, is expected to grow by around 12% in the UAE this year despite an overall flat market.Tarun Pathak, associate director at research firm Counterpoint Research, told TechRadar Middle East that consumers who are sitting on a two or three-year flagship are expected to upgrade this year.Two years back, he said the average replacement ... Read More »

Xnor’s AI2GO serves up custom edge AI models with a few clicks

AI would be useful for tons of everyday tasks for small businesses and other operations — if people just knew how to build and deploy their own machine learning agent. Unfortunately, few do. Edge-based AI startup Xnor.ai aims to let non-experts put state of the art AI to work as easily as they might update their website. The company just ... Read More »

Xiaomi to launch Redmi Note 7S with 48MP camera on May 20 in India

After selling over 2 million units of the Redmi Note 7 series in India since its launch in March, the company is gearing up to add another phone to the popular series. The Redmi Note 7S has just been teased for India and will be unveiled on May 20. Interestingly, Redmi Note 7S will come with a 48MP camera on ... Read More »

Tech stocks slide on US decision to blacklist Huawei and 70 affiliates

The United States has been lobbying for months to prevent its western allies from using Huawei equipment in their 5G deployment, and on Wednesday, Washington made it more difficult for the Chinese telecom titan to churn out those next-gen products. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it will add Huawei and its 70 affiliates to the so-called ‘Entity List,’ ... Read More »

7 accessibility-focused startups snag grants from Microsoft

Microsoft has selected seven lucky startups to receive grants from its AI for Accessibility program. The growing companies aim to empower people with disabilities to take part in tech and the internet economy, from improving job searches to predicting seizures. Each of the seven companies receives professional-level Azure AI resources and support, cash to cover the cost of data collection ... Read More »

Lilium unveils five-seater air taxi prototype after a successful maiden flight for its latest jet

Lilium, the Munich-based startup developing an on-demand “air taxi” service, has unveiled a new five-seater prototype and is announcing to the world that a maiden flight for the new device was successfully completed earlier this month. It’s not the first time a Lilium Jet — the company’s all-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) device — has taken to the sky ... Read More »