Tech making it easier to see inside babies’ brains

Scientists in the UK have demonstrated technology that could allow us to better understand a baby’s brain during moments of natural activity. The brain imaging technology has been developed by teams from UCL, Cambridge University, the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge and Gowerlabs. It uses high-density diffuse optical tomography (HD-DOT) and has been tested on six-month … Read more

Massive tween gaming platform Roblox files for IPO

The company reported revenue of $589 million and an operating cash flow of $345 million for the nine months ending in September. It is not yet profitable, reporting a net loss of $203.2 million in the nine months ending in September, according to the IPO filing. If you’ve never heard of Roblox, that may be … Read more

Model Y reliability woes put Tesla near bottom of Consumer Reports rating

The Model Y, the carmaker’s newest model which began production at the start of this year, is expected to become Tesla’s best-selling vehicle. It got good ratings overall from Consumer Reports’ staff during test drives earlier this year. But the reliability rankings are based on a survey of actual owners — who reported significant problems. … Read more

Yes, people are still using ‘123456’ and ‘password’ as their password

But it’s 2020 and it may be time to beef up your security game because, according to new research, people are still using easy-to-hack passwords like “123456789,” the word “password,” and “iloveyou.” Of the 200 worst passwords, “123456” is the most commonly used of 2020, with 2,543,285 people choosing it. It takes less than a … Read more

New Microsoft programme to nurture health tech startups in India – ET HealthWorld

New Delhi: Microsoft on Thursday launched a dedicated programme to help healthtech startups flourish in India, as the pandemic impacts every aspect of the healthcare system in the country. Microsoft informed that it has collaborated with startup incubator Social Alpha to accelerate the growth of participating startups. “Technology innovation with advanced data and analytics capabilities … Read more

Apple’s newest and tiniest iPhone feels like a throwback. You’ll either love it or hate it

The iPhone 12 mini (starting at $699) and the iPhone 12 Pro Max ($1099) go on sale Friday. They join a lineup that includes the iPhone 12 ($799) and iPhone 12 Pro ($999), both of which went on sale last month. (Read our review of the 12 and Pro here.) I spent several days trying … Read more

Robots are joining the fight against coronavirus in India

Bangalore-based Invento Robotics has designed three robots to carry out tasks ranging from disinfecting surfaces to answering patient questions and enabling video consultations with doctors. Of the eight the company has so far deployed, the most popular model is Mitra, which means friend in Hindi and costs around $10,000. Using facial-recognition technology, the robot can … Read more

Robots are joining the fight against coronavirus in India

Bangalore-based Invento Robotics has designed three robots to carry out tasks ranging from disinfecting surfaces to answering patient questions and enabling video consultations with doctors. Of the eight the company has so far deployed, the most popular model is Mitra, which means friend in Hindi and costs around $10,000. Using facial-recognition technology, the robot can … Read more

TikTok exec says she ‘misspoke’ in hearing about the app censoring Xinjiang content

The statement came during a hearing held Thursday by the United Kingdom’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, which grilled Elizabeth Kanter, the company’s director of government relations and public policy for UK, Ireland and Israel, over TikTok’s links to China. TikTok is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, and has faced accusations from Western lawmakers that … Read more

Uber has lost $5.8 billion in the first three quarters of this year

The company’s reported revenue of $3.1 billion for the quarter, down 18% compared to the same period last year and falling just short of analyst estimates compiled by Refinitiv. The company’s Rides revenue declined 53% and its Eats revenue grew 125% compared to one year ago. Uber’s stock was hovering around even in after-hours trading. … Read more