Chipmaker Qualcomm starts to cut jobs at its facilities in California

The US Chipmaker Qualcomm started to cut jobs at its facilities in California in order to meet the company's promise to investors to cut costs by $1 billion. The San Diego-based wireless giant had planned to trim 1,231 jobs in San Diego and 269 at its offices in San Jose and Santa Clara in mid-June, Xinhua reported. …

Jim Bridenstine: The new NASA chief elected by the US Senate

The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump-nominated Representative Jim Bridenstine to lead the US space agency. The Senate narrowly on 19 April voted 50-49 on partisan lines to confirm Bridenstine to serve as NASA's 13th administrator. Bridenstine, a pilot in the US Navy Reserve and former executive director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum …

Google is making huge effort to fix the Android messaging problem

Google’s effort to get to grips with Android’s messaging problem has arrived via “Chat,” its brand name for the Rich Communication Services (RCS) messaging standard. RCS is an evolution of SMS. It introduces many features that have previously been unavailable through texting: Better group messaging, read receipts, typing indicators, animated stickers, and more — things …

Daisy: Apple designed a robot to help the company meet its recycling target

Give an iPhone to Daisy and she’ll tear it apart in minutes, reducing it to a pile of bits quicker than you can say, “Hey, Siri, what the heck is she doing to my phone?” No, Dasiy isn’t some psychopathic, Apple-hating maniac. She’s actually a robot designed by Apple to help the company meet its …

Don’t be optimistic about Apple merging macOS and iOS anytime soon

At the end of 2017, Bloomberg reported that Apple will merge its Mac and iOS software codebases. This would enable designers to create a single version that works on both platforms -- and it was rumored to come as early as this year. But the tech giant's CEO Tim Cook denied this, stating that a merger would inevitably require diluting …

In 20 Minutes, Robot Got Together An IKEA Chair

© Francisco Suárez-Ruiz and Quang-Cuong Pham, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore A pair of stationary robotic arms executed the roughly 50 steps required to put together an IKEA STEFAN chair. Anyone who’s ever assembled furniture from IKEA understands the daunting task at hand. The pile of loose parts, wonky shapes, and pages of instructions that are …

The 2018 Tata Nexon AMT

An AMT in an SUV sounds a lot like the masala dosa burger from McDonald's to me. It's an unconventional combination. But the Tata Nexon will soon be offered with the option of an AMT, apparently because given its positioning as a smartly styled urban SUV, Tata Motors wants to make the Nexon more convenient to drive …