Intel’s Strategy for the Post-PC World Begins to Take Real Shape

Intel's Strategy for the Post-PC World Begins to Take Real Shape

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intel made a number of strategy and product announcements at IDF 2016
  • The amount of data each person creates each day is expected to explode
  • PCs aren’t dead, but many other devices will become intertwined with our lives

After a less-than-stellar year in which it announced 12,000 layoffs, a major deviation from its CPU roadmap, and a complete withdrawal from the smartphone SoC race, Intel’s vision for a connected, compute-intensive post-PC future is finally beginning to take shape. At the company’annual developer conference in San Francisco this week, attention was diverted away from conventional devices such as PCs and laptops, and lavished on other perceived areas of growth.

Intel will spend the next year trying to build strong foundations for emerging categories such as virtual reality, drones, autonomous vehicles, and domestic robots as well as custom “smart” devices for increasingly specific niches, which it hopes will become part of the fabric of our everyday lives. Simultaneously, it wants to cement its position in the data centre where it expects to see the massive growth as sensor-laden devices generating massive amounts of data, to be interpreted and made use of. That involves not only processing all that data, but moving it from endpoint devices to the cloud and back to the user quickly enough to be useful.

One of the biggest things to come into focus for Intel this year was its RealSense 3D camera initiative. First promoted as a “perceptual computing” enhancement for PCs, tablets and laptops, RealSense seemed like a gimmick without many useful real-world applications. It was compared to Microsoft’s Kinect – amusing in specific scenarios, but largely unnecessary. Intel suggested that it could replace traditional input devices, making computers more human, but there weren’t a lot of device manufacturers who tried to make that happen. Over the past year, this initiative has pivoted away from the paradigm of manipulating a UI and has really come into its own, powering security enhancements such as Windows Hello, enabling drones to understand their environments and avoid collisions, and powering all kinds of interactive robots.

Of course there was the big news about Project Alloy, an ecosystem designed to enable “mixed reality” experiences, which Intel defines as similar to virtual reality but incorporating elements of the real world rather than trying to replace them. Motion tracking is handled by RealSense – the headset is opaque and all real-world objects are captured and fed into the virtual environment, unlike augmented reality which is overlaid against what you see through your own eyes. Then there was Joule, a tiny new development platform designed specifically for RealSense applications; Euclid, a ready-made PC of sorts with RealSense integrated into its candybar-sized body.

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In the near future, a new, thinner RealSense module with increased range and sensitivity will become available. It will be easier to integrate into consumer products, and has a real chance of going mainstream. Demos on the show floor included a robotic companion for diabetic children, safety goggles which can detect if engineers use the wrong parts when working on sensitive equipment, a projector that can turn any tabletop into an interactive game, a heads-up display that bikers can wear with their helmets, and an educational modular robot-building kit.

While some of these projects are frivolous and some might never make it out of the proof-of-concept stage, the common thread was that no matter how small the niche, if there’s a need, Intel wants to fill it. A small number of these projects might wind up resonating with people, or at least planting the seed of an idea in the minds of other attendees.

No matter what, we are going to have more devices in our lives, or at least devices that do more things. That’s in addition to the appliances and environmental controls around us, our clothes, our cars, the tools we use at work, smart city infrastructure that we walk past, and more. All of them will be generating data, and a lot of that data will be parsed using artificial intelligence of some sort. Intel wants to be in that space as well, not just processing it all with a new generation of Xeon Phis but slinging it across the world using incredibly high-speed, low-latency silicon photonics between servers and 5G to the endpoints where it’s needed.

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We seem to finally be at a point where IoT ceases to be a buzzword and becomes tangible and relatable. It all comes together – RealSense can be used for object and pattern recognition, but that only works when there are massive data sets to learn from. Data is generated by the cameras, sent to a huge data centre, processed by artificial intelligence, and sent back in a useful form. Some applications don’t need that to happen quickly, but when we get to things like autonomous vehicles, medical robots or even public utilities, even milliseconds matter. Intel wants us to know that it’s working on the entire chain.

Whereas last year’s IDF was flashy but somewhat lacking in direction, attendees of this year’s show were able to come away with a sense of the company’s direction – and it isn’t about PCs. While not quite in the rear-view mirror, we can expect PC hardware to decline in overall importance as a much, much bigger picture of connected devices and services emerges around us.

Disclosure: The correspondent’s flights and hotel for IDF were sponsored by Intel.

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World Drone Market to Near $127 Billion in 2020: PwC

World Drone Market to Near $127 Billion in 2020: PwC

Drones will soon be boosting crop yields, verifying insurance claims, and assisting in future Hollywood blockbusters in a business that’s due to boom by more than 6,000 percent by the end of the decade.

The global market for commercial applications of drone technology, currently estimated at about $2 billion (roughly Rs. 13,325 crores), will balloon to as much as $127 billion (roughly Rs. 8,46,149 crores) by 2020, consulting group PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP said in a report published on Monday.

With Poland leading the way in drafting laws for the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles, non-military applications are already being designed that may revolutionize thousands of industries. One project envisions drones flying over wheat fields to detect areas where crops are failing and then calling in reinforcements to tackle affected zones by spraying pesticide or nutrients.

“The cost of drone technology is falling so quickly that a number of everyday applications are becoming cost-efficient,” Piotr Romanowski, a PwC partner and Business Advisory Leader for central and eastern Europe, told reporters.

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The new technology is allowing drones to accurately create three-dimensional maps and observe how they change over time, which could prove useful for infrastructure projects, verifying insurance claims and also for security applications, PwC said.

The transport industry may also be revolutionized by drones starting to provide “last mile services,” as already seen in tests in Switzerland, where flying vehicles have replaced postal carriers in tough-to-reach mountain regions. Drone-based applications are also helping the movie industry generate special effects and they can be used for marketing and photography and movies, the report said.

“The key barrier is actually the lack of legislation regarding the use of drones,” said Michal Mazur, head of Drone Powered Solutions at PwC in the region.

Poland was the world’s first country to draft legislation regarding the commercial use of drones, including required training for pilots, rules for BVLOS (beyond visible line of sight) flights and insurance regulations, followed by South Africa and Singapore, PwC said. The consultancy is setting up a team of as many as 40 people in Warsaw focused on the use of drone technology and data analytics in business.

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Rohit Khandelwal is Mr World 2016, First Indian Winner of the Pageant

Rohit Khandelwal after his win. Image courtesy: Mr World

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rohit Khandelwal won the pageant in Southport, UK
  • He also won the sub-title of Mr Multimedia
  • The first and second runner-up were Mr Puerto Rico and Mr Mexico
Model and actor Rohit Khandelwal, 26, has become the first Indian – in fact, the first Asian – to have won the Mr World beauty pageant.

Rohit competed with 46 contestants and was awarded the title at the grand finale held in Southport, UK on July 19.

“I feel so privileged and humbled to be Mr World 2016. I would like to thank all my fans and all the people who have been giving me all their blessings. It is only your love and support that has been my inspiration to win Mr World 2016. It has been an amazing journey to this point, and I cannot wait to see what happens next,” Rohit was quoted as saying on Mr World’s official website.

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He Instagrammed a picture of himself with Mr World 2014 Nicklas Pedersen after winning the title.

Mr World’s Facebook page posted pictures from the ceremony. Mr Puerto Rico, Fernando Alvarez, 21, was the first runner-up while Mr Mexico, Aldo Esparza Ramirez, 26, was awarded the second-runner up trophy.

Nivedita Saboo, the designer who dressed Rohit at the pageant, also Instagrammmed a collage of pictures.

The 12-day pageant comprised of 5 challenge events, of which Rohit Khandelwal also won the sub-title of ‘Mr Multimedia.’ Have a look at what he was upto:
     

Love for dogs This cutie on the streets of beautiful southport With @amilomoxie

A photo posted by Rohit Khandelwal (@rohit_khandelwal77) on Jul 15, 2016 at 11:49am PDT

Rohit Khandelwal has worked in TV shows like Pyar Tune Kya Kiya , MTV Big F, Yeh Hai Aashiqui and .

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Ducati Gives a Glimpse of the SuperSport at World Ducati Week

Ducati SuperSportSTORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • It was a motorcycle previewed to a select few at the World Ducati Week
  • It draws inspiration from both the Panigale and the Monster
  • It will make its official debut at EICMA later this year

The World Ducati Week had close to 81,000 visitors this year and as is the practice, Ducati was to unveil two new models this year. The first one was the Ducati Panigale 1299 S Anniversario Edition. And the other model that only a few select enthusiasts were shown was the Ducati SuperSport.

The preview was a properly exclusive and a secretive affair with but someone managed to get off a couple of shots with a phone and thanks to motorcyclenews.com, we now have a computer-rendered image of the Ducati SuperSport. A little history here, the SuperSport series of Ducati motorcycles were there in the scene in the 60s and 70s and there hasn’t been a single Ducati which has had ‘SuperSport’ attached to its name.

(Ducati SuperSport spied at the World Ducati Week)

The first glimpse might lead you to believe that it is just a spin-off of the Panigale 1299. It definitely draws some inspiration from there but is based on a Ducati Monster frame. Notice the trellis frame that peeks out of the fairing and the off-set monoshock, which belong to the Monster. As far as the engine is concerned, it will be a 937cc, twin-cylinder engine that produces 110bhp and is based on theHyperMotard’s 939cc Testatretta engine.

Ducati will take the wraps off on this new motorcycle at the EICMA Motorcycle Show to be held later this year and from what we have gathered, there will be two models of the SuperSport on display, which will be the normal SuperSport and the SuperSport S that might be fitted with the engine of the Monster 1200. All of this is speculation at best, but come EICMA, and be ready to be surprised by Ducati for sure. We will update you with more information as and when we get it ourselves.

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Rohit Khandelwal is Mr World 2016, First Indian Winner of the Pageant

Rohit Khandelwal

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rohit Khandelwal won the pageant in Southport, UK
  • He also won the sub-title of Mr Multimedia
  • The first and second runner-up were Mr Puerto Rico and Mr Mexico
Model and actor Rohit Khandelwal, 26, has become the first Indian – in fact, the first Asian – to have won the Mr World beauty pageant.

Rohit competed with 46 contestants and was awarded the title at the grand finale held in Southport, UK on July 19.

“I feel so privileged and humbled to be Mr World 2016. I would like to thank all my fans and all the people who have been giving me all their blessings. It is only your love and support that has been my inspiration to win Mr World 2016. It has been an amazing journey to this point, and I cannot wait to see what happens next,” Rohit was quoted as saying on Mr World’s official website.

He Instagrammed a picture of himself with Mr World 2014 Nicklas Pedersen after winning the title.

Mr World’s Facebook page posted pictures from the ceremony. Mr Puerto Rico, Fernando Alvarez, 21, was the first runner-up while Mr Mexico, Aldo Esparza Ramirez, 26, was awarded the second-runner up trophy.

Nivedita Saboo, the designer who dressed Rohit at the pageant, also Instagrammmed a collage of pictures.

The 12-day pageant comprised of 5 challenge events, of which Rohit Khandelwal also won the sub-title of ‘Mr Multimedia.’ Have a look at what he was upto:
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Ducati Gives a Glimpse of the SuperSport at World Ducati Week

Ducati SuperSportSTORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • It was a motorcycle previewed to a select few at the World Ducati Week
  • It draws inspiration from both the Panigale and the Monster
  • It will make its official debut at EICMA later this year

The World Ducati Week had close to 81,000 visitors this year and as is the practice, Ducati was to unveil two new models this year. The first one was the Ducati Panigale 1299 S Anniversario Edition. And the other model that only a few select enthusiasts were shown was the Ducati SuperSport.

The preview was a properly exclusive and a secretive affair with but someone managed to get off a couple of shots with a phone and thanks to motorcyclenews.com, we now have a computer-rendered image of the Ducati SuperSport. A little history here, the SuperSport series of Ducati motorcycles were there in the scene in the 60s and 70s and there hasn’t been a single Ducati which has had ‘SuperSport’ attached to its name.

(Ducati SuperSport spied at the World Ducati Week)

The first glimpse might lead you to believe that it is just a spin-off of the Panigale 1299. It definitely draws some inspiration from there but is based on a Ducati Monster frame. Notice the trellis frame that peeks out of the fairing and the off-set monoshock, which belong to the Monster. As far as the engine is concerned, it will be a 937cc, twin-cylinder engine that produces 110bhp and is based on theHyperMotard’s 939cc Testatretta engine.

Ducati will take the wraps off on this new motorcycle at the EICMA Motorcycle Show to be held later this year and from what we have gathered, there will be two models of the SuperSport on display, which will be the normal SuperSport and the SuperSport S that might be fitted with the engine of the Monster 1200. All of this is speculation at best, but come EICMA, and be ready to be surprised by Ducati for sure. We will update you with more information as and when we get it ourselves.

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Oracle and Google Set to Replay ‘World Series’ of Copyright Trials

Oracle and Google Set to Replay 'World Series' of Copyright Trials

Oracle and Google Set to Replay ‘Global Series‘ of Copyright TrialsOracle Corp. And Google step before a jury a 2d time with doubtlessly $9.3 billion on the road, and the chance of profoundly converting howsoftware is protected and certified.

The “Global Series” of highbrow property, as the decide who presided over the sooner trial dubbed it,became left at a stalemate four years ago with Google’s Android trophy untarnished.

as the judge said then, there may besimplest one winner” ultimately. If that turns out to be Oracle, Google will need to pay charges for the running machine utilized in eighty percentage of the sector‘smobile gadgets.

The crucial query of the trial beginning Monday in San Francisco federal courtroom will be the same as in the last one: Did Google cheat by using a part of Oracle’s Java programming language to develop Androidwith out a license? Oracle, announcing monetary damages alone might not compensate for its loss, alsoseeks a court order “fairly tailored” to the case that it says could positioned an stop to Google’s infringement.

(also see: ‘Little Danger for Google in Retrial As opposed to Oracle Over Android’)

Several ability witnesses are repeats from the 2012 trial, such as Oracle founder Larry Ellison and Safra Catz, who have become the enterprise‘s co-chief govt officer all through the interlude. On Google’s side, CEO Larry Page can be there with Chairman Eric Schmidt for the company now known as Alphabet Inc.

This example has revived the opportunity of using software program copyright tons greater widely than it had been used for the preceding two many years,”said Tyler Ochoa, a professor at Santa Clara CollegeCollege of Law who has followed the case closely because it become filed in 2010.

If Google wins, not anything much will change, Ochoa said, due to the fact software copyrights arerestrained in scope.

“If Oracle wins, software copyrights turn out to be an awful lot extra powerful and lots more crucial than they had been since the 1990s,” he said. An Oracle victory might make it more likely other softwareagencies will try and use copyright to sue competitors, he said.

Even though Google came near an outright win 4 years ago, it is a “idiot‘s errand” to try to predict thefinal results of the case with a new jury, Ochoa stated.

Ochoa become certainly one of 41 academics who agreed with Google that the code at issue failed toadvantage copyright safety and advised the usa Perfect court docket to take the case.

The high court declined remaining yr to intervene, leaving in area a federal appeals court ruling that the Java coding at difficulty is copyrightable and putting the level for the brand new trial.

The case hinges on whether Google made “fair use” of 37 Java software programming interfaces, or APIs,whilst it evolved Android. Java’s APIs are important shortcuts that allow developers to put in writingprograms that paintings across software structures.

The 2012 jury concluded Google infringed Oracle’s copyrights, but was deadlocked on whether or not the use turned into justified below the prison doctrine of honest use. Jurors will once more be asked todetermine whether or not Google’s use become authorised with out Oracle’s consent. Google argues thatbecame allowed, in part as it converted using the code through adding something new in preference tosimply copying it.

Oracle didn’t obtain the rights to Java till January 2010, while it acquired Solar Microsystems for $7.fourbillion, nearly 3 years after Android became introduced.

Google has stated it wasn’t till Can also 2010, after a meeting with Ellison failed to produce a “commercial enterprise courting” over Android, that Oracle commencedrattling its litigation saber.”

The hunt engine large will argue that it wrote authentic code to construct Android. In a submitting, Googlestated it used Sun‘s “loose and open” Java programming language, and copied most effective the “labelsconnected to the 37 APIs.

Oracle will argue to the jury that Google made a enterprise selection to duplicatethousands of lines of Oracle’s pc code,” in addition to the agency of Java’s APIs.

when licensing negotiations broke down, Google confronted a desire: It may forgo use of Java or It mayreplica Java with out permission,” an Oracle spokeswoman, Deborah Hellinger, said in a assertion. “It did the latter.”

by using Oracle’s reckoning, Android has generated sales of $31 billion and $22 billion in earnings, which alegal professional for the corporation said indicates the “first-rate value of commerciality” in Google’s infringement.

Both facets face risks within the new trial, according to Michael Risch, a Regulation professor at VillanovaCollege Faculty of Law in Pennsylvania.

He stated it is going to bedifficult” for Google to set up that it made honest use of Oracle’s copyrights.however he voiced skepticism approximately Oracle’s try to hyperlink its damages declare to Androidearnings.

“The cash is simplest massive in case you follow Oracle’s view of the sector,” Risch stated. “it’s by no means clear that the profits fall the manner Oracle claims.”

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World of Tanks Shows Belarus Potential Beyond Soviet-Era Farms

World of Tanks Shows Belarus Potential Beyond Soviet-Era Farms

World of Tanks, one of the five most popular PC video games in Europe and the United States with 100 million players joining virtual battles in World War II-era tanks, started in a kitchen in the capital of Belarus.

In a country better known for its Soviet-era collectivized farming and run by President Alexander Lukashenko, seen by some as “Europe’s last dictator”, the software industry is thriving thanks to highly-educated and low-cost engineers.

Despite its international success, World of Tanks developer Wargaming has kept a major operation at the high-tech park in Minsk, along with a dozens other companies including US-based EPAM Systems, founded by two Belarusians in 1993. Belarusian software engineers are also behind Japanese-controlled Viber messenger and the MSQRD selfie app bought by Facebook earlier this month.

The sector has flourished despite a wider economic slump, raising hopes that it could set an example for an overhaul of the mostly state-run economy, and attracting foreign workers, expatriate Belarusians and locals to jobs that pay about five times the average wage.

World of Tanks software developer Andrei Safronov’s hobby is drawing 3D models of tanks.

“I was noticed, invited, and now I work here,” the Russian said, showing off tank models on his computer screen in a shining 16-storey building in the industrial park where workers relax playing table football or video games on big screens.

World of Tanks, owned by Cyprus-based Wargaming, is the fifth most popular PC gaming title behind League of Legends, Counter-Strike, World of Warcraft, all produced by US publishers, plus Minecraft, the Swedish game now owned by Microsoft Corp.

Companies at capital’s high-tech zone contribute 1.5 percent of Belarus’s GDP, employ 24,000 people and last year had exports worth $700 million (roughly Rs. 4,640 crores). By contrast, the state-run Gomselmash, employing 14,000, sold just one combine-harvester in the month of December, contributing to 2015 exports of just $90 million (roughly Rs. 596 crores).

The economy shrank 4 percent last year, hit by a recession and international sanctions in neighbour Russia but the software park grew 20 percent and is expected to do the same in 2016.

Proud president
Such growth has been helped by the low levels of government interference, raising hopes that it could be used as a model for transforming the state-run economy.

Lukashenko came to power in 1994 after the collapse of the Soviet Union and his country until February was under EU sanctions for his human rights record that included concerns about freedom of speech.

Some opposition media outlets broadcast from nearby countries to evade censorship and the state telecom monopoly is the exclusive provider of Internet connections to the outside world. Reporters Without Borders ranked Belarus 157th out of 180 countries in the 2015 press freedom Index.

But Lukashenko, who once called the internet “garbage”, has left the technology sector alone and now seems proud of his country’s IT prowess.

Commenting on an episode when Belarusian hackers stole hundreds of thousands of dollars, he told parliament: “Of course it is a disgrace. But sometimes you look and you are proud that our people know how to do this.”

Aleksander Klaskovskii, a Belarusian political analyst said Lukashenko is not scared that access to sophisticated technology and the Internet will bring political ideas that could undermine his rule.

“The Belarusian authorities are not so primitive. They are not Internet-phobic. Lukashenko is a rational person,” he said.

“Revolutions do not occur due to the fact that someone writes something on the Internet.”

The industry has succeeded because it has been independent, he said, showing the government what could be done in other moribund sectors if it makes structural reforms to allow more freedom.

Cheap and educated
Initially, Belarusian software specialists won business from Western companies by offering cut-price programming services for businesses and websites. Now they are making headway developing name-brand products known around the world.

Set up ten years ago, the park was the brainchild of former Belarusian ambassador to Washington and Lukashenko supporter Valery Tsepkalo who met successful Belarusian engineers in the United States and wanted them to be able to work at home.

The park does not get money from the state but benefits from tax breaks and the ability to tap an educated workforce.

Belarus has a strong tradition of science and engineering education, as do many other former Soviet states – Tetris, the popular cube game was invented by a Soviet programmer working at Moscow’s Academy of Sciences in 1984. Belarus’s 54 universities produce 4,000 software engineers every year.

“The most important factor (for being in Belarus) are strong schools of training for professional engineers,” said Jaroslav Tomilchik, EPAM’s human resources director in Minsk.

The low cost of living and the country’s position outside the European Union also helps keeps wage costs down compared to nearby EU members.

But success may bring pay rises, particularly as engineers move away from contracts and develop their own companies.

EPAM, one of the first residents of the park, has enjoyed years of consistent 20 percent plus growth and seen its stock jump fivefold since floating on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012. Nearly one-third of its global technical staff remain based in Belarus.

EPAM has benefited from technology outsourcing by European companies, outpacing Indian and US rivals based on its proximity to Western Europe and its focus on new product development for customers including investment bank UBS, Liberty Media and cosmetics brand Sephora.

Now, a second generation of technologists is taking shape, many of whom started with EPAM, but now are looking to build their own products and apps for start-ups.

“Look at these people…They can’t remember the Soviet Union,” said Tsepkalo. “This is new technology, created from scratch.”

Some Belarusians like Elena Shkarubo, who studied in London and worked in Moscow, are coming home. She returned to start the online platform MeetnGreetMe in March which allows people travelling to another country to find a local host.

“I wanted to do business in Belarus…I’m not going to change my nationality,” she said.

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India vs Bangladesh Live Cricket Video Streaming T20 World Cup 2016 Match

India vs Bangladesh Live Cricket Video Streaming T20 World Cup 2016 Match

Hosts India are taking on Bangladesh in the Super 10 stage at the T20 World Cup 2016 at Bengaluru. Both teams will want to win the game to keep their hopes of qualifying for the semi finals of the marquee tournament.

India were comprehensively beaten by New Zealand in the their first game of the T20 World Cup 2016 but bounced back to beat arch rivals Pakistan in Kolkatta. Bangladesh, on the other hand, have lost both their opening games, to Pakistan and Australia respectively.

Millions are expected to be glued to their TV sets for watch the India vs. Bangladesh clash, but in case you won’t be one of them, here’s a guide to live streaming the cricket match anywhere across the world. Needless to say, this guide is good for other games of the ICC World T20 2016 cricket tournament as well.

How to live stream video India vs. Bangladesh cricket match in India
All the T20 World Cup 2016 matches will be broadcast live on Star Sports’ TV channels. You can also watch all the India matches, and all the matches from the knockout stage onwards, on the state broadcaster, Doordarshan. If you don’t have a TV you can catch the games online via Star Sports or the Star Sports apps for Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile. The games might be on a 5-minute delay, but it’s free to watch, and the stream is of very high quality, so there’s not much to complain about.

How to live stream video India vs. Bangladesh cricket match outside India
If you don’t live in India, you can still watch the ICC World T20 2016 cricket tournament live online.

USA
Willow TV is the official broadcaster of the ICC World T20 2016 in the USA, Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa. You can watch the world cup online via its apps for Android, iOS, or Windows Mobile.

UK
If you live in the England, Wales, Scotland, or Republic of Ireland, Sky Sports is the channel you want for ICC World T20 2016. The full TV schedule is listed here and if you want to catch the games online, you can go to the Sky Go website or download its Android or iOS apps. If you don’t have a Sky subscription, you can get a contract-free day, week or month pass via Sky’s Now TV.

Australia
Fox Sports network and Network 9 have the broadcast rights for live coverage of the ICC World T20 in Australia. To watch it live online you need a Foxtel Play subscription; more details available on the Fox website. You can also catch it via Channel 9.

New Zealand
Sky Sports will air the ICC World T20 2016 in New Zealand and you can watch them online via Sky Sports 1, and Sky Sports 3 channels. You need a Sky Go subscription for this, which you can purchasehere.

Bangladesh
If you are in Bangladesh you can watch ICC World T20 2016 via Ten Sports or PTV Sports. The latter airs all matches for free (only for Bangladesh residents) online here.

South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa
SuperSport 2 and SuperSport 6 are the channels you want if you’d like to catch ICC World T20 2016 in South Africa. You can catch the games live online here. The same network will also broadcast the matches live in the following regions: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, St Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaire, and Zimbabwe.

Sri Lanka
SLRC’s Channel Eye will broadcast all ICC World T20 2016 matches live in Sri Lanka.

Bangladesh
Three channels will broadcast ICC World T20 2016 cricket matches live in Bangladesh – Maasranga TV, Bangladesh TV and Gazi TV. Maasranga TV lets you watch the game live online.

Canada
If you are in Canada, ATN is the channel you want to catch for live coverage of ICC World T20 2016.

Middle East and North Africa
OSN has the rights for broadcasting ICC World T20 2016 in Middle East and North Africa. You can catch the games live here if you live in any of these regions: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, West Bank and Gaza, Western Sahara, and Yemen.

Rest of the world
According to an FAQ section in the apps, Star Sports’s apps will also be live steaming ICC World T20 2016 cricket matches in the following regions: Albania, American Samoa, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Congo, Cook Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, East Timor, Estonia, Europe (generic), Faroe Islands, Finland, France, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Guernsey, Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Japan, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mayotte, Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, Niue, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Palau, Philippines, Pitcairn, Poland, Portugal, Reunion, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Helena, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Georgia/South Sandwich Isl., South Korea, Spain, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Province of China, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, USA Minor Outlying Islands, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City State, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna.

ESPN and ESPN 2 are listed as the ICC World T20 2016 broadcasters for a long list of regions too. These include Antarctica, Argentina, Aruba, Ascension Island, Belize, Bolivia, Bonaire, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Saint Barthélemy, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Anguilla, Tortola, Montserrat, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turks & Caicos Islands.

If you don’t live in any of the regions above, you might want to check if the live stream is available on Star Sports’ Hotstar website as it is marked as the official broadcaster for “rest of the world” in ICC’s listof official World Cup broadcasters. If your broadcaster isn’t listed here, feel free to check the ICC list to find out how to watch ICC World T20 2016 live online.

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India can be a world leader in cognitive computing: IBM CEO

India can be a world leader in cognitive computing: IBM CEO

India should bet on cognitive computing to differentiate itself from the rest of the world and to achieve a prominent position in the technology sector, IBM’s president and chief executive officer Ginni Rometty (pictured) said on Tuesday.

“The 21st century will be the Indian century and India can leapfrog over others in many areas. We believe that the cognitive era will help you differentiate yourself,” Rometty said at the IBM India Watson Summit in Bengaluru on Tuesday.

The IBM CEO is in India on a three-day trip to showcase technologies including IBM Watson, its cognitive computing platform, to customers. She will meet Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan in Mumbai later this week.

Haryana-based talent development service InspireOne Technologies and marketing insights firm TEXTIENT from Chennai have become the first Indian companies to adopt the Watson platform to develop smart solutions for their customers.

The two firms will leverage Watson’s application program interface, or API, to analyse natural language and gauge sentiment to turn dark data into valuable insights. They are looking to leverage Watson’s human-like cognitive abilities to extract intelligence — something not possible with traditional analytics.

InspireOne Technologies has built Supernova, a product that assesses employees’ eligibility to take up leadership positions by gathering intelligence through emails they send and analysed by Watson. “Over the course of 6-12 months, even if a fraction of emails can be analysed, we can build a leadership profile of a person,” said Kartik Mohla, founder and CEO of InspireOne.

IBM Watson made its debut in India in collaboration with Manipal Hospitals to improve individualised care for cancer patients back in December 2015. Oncology has been one of the key focuses for Watson in the healthcare space.

In two years, IBM Watson has gone from having three partners to 500 partners now. While several firms partnering with the company are oriented towards carrying out research and aren’t financially viable, it claims one-third of its partners are on the market.

“Today, when we look at what’s happening in the world, much of the data is being left untapped. A third of all data today is video. There’s a tremendous amount of knowledge, but it goes virtually untapped. Data is much like oil in the ground. By itself, it’s not very valuable but if you extract it and refine it you start to get new insights,” said Stephen Gold, chief marketing officer, IBM Watson.

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