By Sreeraman Thiagarajan We are just a day away from Google’s annual developer festival named Google I/O that happens at Mountain View, California; a literal backyard of Google’s global headquarters. Google I/O, for the uninitiated, is an annual developer conference that began in 2008, and is organized by the executive team. "I/O" stands for input/output, as well as the slogan "Innovation in the Open".So here are some expectations from the big Google gig that are likely to make headlines: From Android to Assistant: Some avatar of Android used to dominate I/O year after year. We saw it grow from a smartphone OS in 2008 competing with iOS to evolve into Wear (watch), Auto, Things (IOT), TV, Pay and so on. But starting 2016 since the announcement of Google Assistant, the smart assistant which aims to get things done in real life to people, it has been getting the lion’s share of attention and action. So, a lot more can be expected from the Assistant stable: … [Read more...] about New Android, Assistant, and hardware: What to expect from Google I/O 2019
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How much water can Darwin actually spare?Despite the high volume of rain that pummels the Top End during monsoon season — about 1.7 metres worth hits Darwin each year — the region has an extremely high evaporation rate, with Darwin's dam losing about 2 metres' worth of water annually. … [Read more...] about Why can’t the Top End pipe some of its abundant water south to assist drought-stricken states?
MUMBAI: The Maharashtra police asserted before the state government that a fresh probe should not be ordered into the Elgaar Parishad-CPI (Maoist) case, by insisting that the evidence they have collected was credible, and denying allegations of ‘planting of evidence’ to window dress their findings, sources in the know told ET. Letters, travel details, a secure communication tool for people working on “liberatory social change”, log sheets which enlisted funds received from the “party” and call detail records (CDRs) were among the evidence the police presented before deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and state home minister Anil Deshmukh. A review meeting was held at the state secretariat after NCP chief Sharad Pawar demanded the setting up of a Special Investigation Team (SIT), led by a retired judge, to probe the action taken by the Pune police. Pawar had said that the evidence against those arrested like activists and lawyers was not enough for … [Read more...] about No need for fresh Elgaar case probe: Cops to Maharashtra government
Mitsubishi made undisclosed donations and responded to government calls for extended paid leave for emergency service volunteers by giving staff up to four weeks of paid leave to assist in the bushfire crisis. … [Read more...] about Car makers are taking the lead on helping victims of the bushfires
“Watching him on the court, this just in, he’s got to get in better shape,” Jackson said. “He’s got to lose some weight and get better in shape. In all fairness to him, I didn’t expect to see him in his best shape because he’s been off so long but that’s what he needs, especially to get to what people expect him to get to.” … [Read more...] about Zion Williamson blows up social media with scoring spree in debut