The BBC is developing a voice-activated electronic assistant in an attempt to rival Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri. It will similarly be styled as a character – currently dubbed ‘Auntie’ by insiders in a nod to the BBC’s longstanding nickname – but will be renamed before launch to make it more ‘modern-sounding’. The assistant would be available

Spotify is jumping into the voice technology game. The streaming platform is testing voice-controlled advertisements for some users in the U.S., it revealed on a call with investors this week, according to TechCrunch. Currently, the promotions are only for services inside its own app, but that could change over time. Here’s how the technology works: When

Robots are increasingly picking up the slack in package distribution centers. Honeywell and Siemens have unveiled new machines that are capable of autonomously ferrying packages from the tractor trailer to the fulfillment center with surprising accuracy, according to Bloomberg. It comes as consumers increasingly expect two-day or even same-day delivery, causing shipping companies to embrace automation

This Tata Nexon has been modified to look like a PUBG car and the beauty is in the details, like a pan inside the SUV! The Tata Nexon is one of the most popular cars in the sub-4 meter SUV segment, which justifies how common it has become on the streets. Ticking all the right

Stunning images reveal how a laser was used to convert carbon into graphene and form works of art in the process. Chemists from Rice University have teamed up with a Houston-based artist to create the striking images. Because graphene conducts electricity, the technique could be eventually used to create interactive electronic artworks, the team claim.

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei admits the importance of IP ratings to some extent. OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 will have some level of water resistance — but without any IP ratings, OnePlus has confirmed through a teaser video posted on social media. The new video comes just days ahead of the formal OnePlus 7

Footage shows what a self-driving car ‘sees’ as it navigates past cyclists, pedestrians and how it anticipates the unpredictable behaviour of children. Using a test vehicle, the technology can predict the path of a cyclist and slow down while overtaking to overtake a parked van to allow them to pass. The car perceives the cyclist’s

Google is giving users back some control over their data. The internet giant is introducing a new feature in account settings that will allow users to delete location, web and app activity data automatically. The tools will become available in the coming weeks, according to Google. Now, instead of requiring users to delete the data manually, Google is

Instagram may be about to make the biggest change ever to your experience with the app soon, in the hope that you’ll stop obsessing so much over how many likes your Coachella posts and #foodpix get. During Facebook’s annual F8 software developer conference in San Jose, California, today, Instagram’s top executive Adam Mosseri explained that

Xiaomi Redmi X launching on May 14 to take on Realme X, will come to India as Poco F2? The fight between Xiaomi and Realme is warming up every passing day. Xiaomi and Realme just launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro and the Realme 3 Pro, respectively, in India. Now the two phone brands are