Ryanair pilots may have to delay holidays

Ryanair pilots may have to delay holidays

Ryanair is planning to make its pilots delay a week’s holiday as it is struggling to cope with massive flight cancellations, CEO Michael O’Leary announced.

O’Leary made the announcement at Ryanair’s annual general meeting that took place recently in Dublin.

The Ireland-based airline is cancelling 40-50 flights daily, and the situation will like remain as it is for the next six weeks. The airline also admitted it “messed up” pilot holidays’ planning.

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Wal-Mart testing new grocery delivery technology

Wal-Mart testing new grocery delivery technology

Wal-Mart is planning an innovative delivery system in order to compete with Amazon and other retailers. Marking no limits in the field of grocery delivery services, Walmart has announced that it is testing a new service that will deliver the ordered items all the way to the customer’s kitchen and even unload the products into the refrigerator.

To offer the new service in a bid to get a new advantage in grocery delivery over rivals like Amazon, Walmart has partnered with the tech firm August Home.

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Hewlett Packard reportedly planning to cut 5,000 jobs

Hewlett Packard reportedly planning to cut 5,000 jobs

Tech giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HP) is mulling a plan to slash its workforce to pare expenses and improve its profitability, people familiar with the matter revealed.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, people familiar with the matter said that HP is working on a plan to slash its workforce by 10 per cent. As the company has nearly 50,000 workers, the potential job cuts mean that the company would likely throw nearly 5,000 people out of work.

The job cuts would most probably affect workers in the United States and abroad, field workers and managers.

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Samsung to build long-range car batteries

Samsung to build long-range car batteries

Korean electronics giant Samsung has revealed its plans to start producing long-range car batteries, a move that will place the company in direct competition with the likes of Tesla. Samsung SDI, the Korean company’s battery division, did not reveal details about its battery packs, but some reports suggested that its battery packs will be similar to Tesla’s small, cylindrical batteries that are coming fitted in its Model 3 e-cars.

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Armis exposes 8 new Bluetooth vulnerabilities

Armis exposes 8 new Bluetooth vulnerabilities

Cybersecurity firm Armis has spotted eight Bluetooth vulnerabilities, collectively called BlueBorne, which can allow hackers to remotely access to your phone data. Experts with the cybersecurity company also warned that the attack could provide hackers with access to computers as well as IoT devices.

They warned that the vulnerabilities are totally operational, and could be used to carry out a large series of transgressions, including remote code execution and Man-in-The-Middle attacks.

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Traditional automakers planning to mass produce e-cars

Traditional automakers planning to mass produce e-cars

Competition in the electric car market is all set to build up as a number of auto giants including Jaguar Land Rover, Ford and BMW are planning to mass produce e-cars to challenge the pioneer Tesla Inc.

Traditional automakers are more rapidly shifting to the zero-emissions electric cars as they are trying to gain market share in a lucrative space that is currently dominated by Tesla.

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Gigabyte announces miniature GTX 1080 graphics card

Gigabyte announces miniature GTX 1080 graphics card

Continuing with its mission to minimize the size of its desktop graphics cards, Gigabyte has announced a notably small GTX 1080, dubbed GeForce GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G. Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 1080 Mini ITX 8G is merely 6.7 inches in length. Its length marks a decrease of nearly 5 inches than a regular GTX 1080 graphics card.

The new card has been designed to fit inside a mini-ITX case in order to provide a more portable desktop gaming manipulation.

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Jaguar unveils AI-based self-driving steering wheel

Jaguar unveils AI-based self-driving steering wheel

Luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover has unveiled its new artificial-intelligence (AI)-based steering wheel that can be featured in the company’s self-driving cars in the future. The AI-based steering wheel dubbed Sayer would not be used to steer the car; rather it would serve as a system capable of hooking up with the autonomous/self-driving car a person is travelling in.

Unlike other self driving concepts that are removing the steering wheel as well as pedals, Jaguar decided to retain the steering wheel, albeit as a portable device that can be carried from one vehicle to another.

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Nintendo ordered to pay $10M to iLife in patent infringement suit

Nintendo ordered to pay $10M to iLife in patent infringement suit

The American arm of mobile video game giant Nintendo suffered a tough legal blow on Thursday when a jury in Dallas, Texas, ruled that Nintendo of America infringed on iLife’s patented technology.

The jury also awarded $10 million to iLife. The patent in question is iLife’s motion-sensing accelerometer technology that Nintendo used in its Wii Remote controllers.

The patented technology was designed by iLife to detect when an elderly individual fell as well as to monitor babies for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

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Moles not the only way to spot deadly melanoma: Study

Moles not the only way to spot deadly melanoma: Study

A review of more than three dozen previously published medical studies involving thousands of patients has suggested that moles aren’t the most likely place for a deadly melanoma to develop.

The review of 38 formerly published medical studies showed that merely 29 per cent of the skin cancers started in moles that patients already had; while 71 per cent of the cancers started as new lesions on their skin.

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