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Organelle M is a portable and endlessly hackable music ‘computer’

Critter & Guitari has been pumping out interesting musical devices since at least 2008. But a few years ago the company streamlined its selection of instruments to focus on two products: the ETC video synthesizer and the Organelle music computer. What makes the latter unique is that it isn’t a synthesizer or a sampler; it’s both or neither or… Read More »

How Artificial Intelligence is solving different business problems

Various businesses and companies are employing AI to handle business problems differently As soon as the words “AI” and “music” are used in the same sentence, one comes across skepticism. If robots are making call centre jobs useless, one is scared to think of what would happen to all the musicans who are anyway underpaid. “In the world… Read More »

Microsoft is using Android’s share and ‘open with’ menus to advertise its other apps

Microsoft has done a lot on Android in recent years, and last week many were excited when the company launched its Your Phone Companion app for mirroring notifications on a Windows 10 PC. However, that’s had an unfortunate side effect that sees Microsoft inserting ads in Android’s share menus for its various other apps. Through some sneaky methods on… Read More »

Huawei is just the latest in a long line of setbacks for Google’s Android

It has been a tumultuous week for Huawei, to put it mildly. Last Thursday, the U.S. added the Chinese tech titan to a trade blacklist as part of a growing effort to “secure the information and communications technology and services supply chain,” as President Trump’s Executive Order put it. While this naturally prevents any U.S. hardware company from selling components —… Read More »

Is Karbonn Mobiles out or not out?

Karbonn is shutting down after years of inactivity in the mobile phone business. The Mobile Indian can confirm that Karbonn is quitting the mobile phone space by verifying the documents that have been submitted with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) by Karbonn Mobile India Private Limited. Advertisement Having been one of the leading Indian handset players in… Read More »

‘Customer-centricity is real measure of business’

At a CII event 150 HR professionals discussed analytics in industry When organisations create processes for their business operations, they tend to measure it on the efficiency they achieve internally, and miss out on customer needs, felt R Varadarajan, Chairman, CII, Coimbatore. Delivering the special address, at the 12th edition of HR Conclave under the theme “ERA 4.0:… Read More »

Windows 7’s Windows Media Player app is about to get worse

As Windows 7 hurtles towards its end of life date (January 14 2020), it looks like Microsoft is beginning to strip features from the ageing operating system, and it has now removed a key feature from Windows 7’s Windows Media Player. According to a support document that Microsoft quietly updated a few days ago, “you may be unable to view… Read More »

PAI College is back with the annual Arts Festival ‘Kalotsav’

MCE Society’s PAI College of Visual Effects, Design & Art (VEDA) is a premier college of higher education in the field of animation and design, which provides university-approved courses in digital media and arts like graphics design, web design, classical animation & visual effects. The college seeks to make an Artistic India through Digital The college has grown… Read More »

Google Pixel 3 is the top-ranked single-lens Android on DxOMark

DxOMark has finally published its review of the Google Pixel 3, giving it an overall score of 101, which breaks down into a 103 for photo and 98 for video. This puts the Pixel 3 at a shared fifth spot in the rankings alongside the Apple iPhone XR. The review praises the Pixel 3’s dynamic range, its detail… Read More »

US Justice Department Probes Whether Social Media Is ‘Stifling’ Speech

The US Department of Justice and state attorneys general will meet this month to discuss concerns that social media platforms are “intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas,” the department said on Wednesday. Its statement did not name Facebook and Twitter, whose executives testified in Congress on Wednesday, but the firms have been harshly criticised by President Donald Trump and some of… Read More »