The sixth annual Oculus Connect Conference was conducted by Facebook at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in California on September 25 & 26. This two-day event highlighted the latest developments in the virtual reality segment. The announcements included both the software and the hardware changes, some of which may be rolled out in the coming few months while others may be released next year.

Here is a summary of the key announcements made at the event:

Hand Tracking on Oculus Quest

Facebook announced hand-tracking for its VR gaming device, Quest. These hand-tracking capabilities will be launched as an experimental feature in early 2020 for…


“The Internet of Things will be the biggest, most sophisticated piece of equipment that we’ve deployed across the planet — ever,” says Kerry Hinton, former director of the Centre for Energy-Efficient Telecommunications at the University of Melbourne. And there is a lot that IoT can do to make this planet better. If used in the right manner, IoT can help us to solve some of the major environmental problems and reduce the damages mankind has caused over the years.


The amount of duplicate & subsidized medicines being consumed is unprecedented and growing. Counterfeit medicines can be found anywhere, they could be in a street pharmacy, online shop or within a legitimate supply chain. There is a risk of dangerous health consequences using these counterfeit medicines and there is no way to trace the quality of these drugs.

“According to WHO — 1 in 10 drugs, pills, vaccines, diagnostic kits or other medical products consumed in countries of low and middle income is either falsified, fake or of poor quality.”

Another report from WHO specified alarming numbers that around 79,000…


Do you know that tanners, coopers, cobblers and millers in the 17th century would know that by the time they reach 40–50 years of age, they would be either crippled or dead? They used to be under constant risk through exposure to harmful gases and radiation at their workplace. Moreover, the lack of any suitable solution led them to be dependent on their sense of smell to detect toxic gases.

The Bhopal gas disaster that released at least 30 tons of a highly toxic gas called methyl isocyanate affected thousands of human lives and the Aliso Canyon gas leak in…


With Industry 4.0, companies are rapidly shifting from traditional supply chains to digital supply networks. They are using software and technologies like ERP, CRM, RFID, GSM, AI and machine learning to start their digital journey. However, to take this digital transformation forward, organizations need to focus on automation as well.

A study by Information Services Group (ISG) shows that automation technologies can allow up to a 43% reduction in resources for order-to-cash processes, 34% for invoicing, and 32% for vendor and talent management.

Automation technologies like RPA can turn out to be a game changer in supply chain management. It…


Intense competition and fast-paced financial innovation have spurred banks and other financial institutions to perform better than ever. They need to constantly look for innovative ways to deliver the best possible user experience, keep costs as low as possible and provide cutting-edge security.

So how can banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) companies outrun their competition in this increasingly saturated market? Well, the adoption of robotic process automation (RPA) seems to be the perfect choice. This technology is already helping BFSI companies like Axis Bank, Deutsche Bank and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial to step up their game. RPA enables them to…


Intense competition and fast-paced financial innovation have spurred banks and other financial institutions to perform better than ever. They need to constantly look for innovative ways to deliver the best possible user experience, keep costs as low as possible and provide cutting-edge security.
So how can banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) companies outrun their competition in this increasingly saturated market? Well, the adoption of robotic process automation (RPA) seems to be the perfect choice. This technology is already helping BFSI companies like Axis Bank, Deutsche Bank and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial to step up their game. RPA enables them to…


Today CRM systems like Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics and Oracle are becoming a mandatory part of organizations to run their business successfully. However, for managing any CRM software, companies have to allocate a large amount of resources. This increase in the overall expenditure due to resource allocation stops many small businesses from taking advantage of CRMs.

Even for businesses that are using this piece of software, productivity rates have been quite low for the past many years. Therefore, it has become important for organizations to identify major bottlenecks related to CRM and increase their overall productivity.

One of the most compelling…


This is a continuation of our first blog post on Google I/O 2019. You can read the first part here.

Google made some interesting announcements in I/O 2019 related to AR integration in Maps and Search, making technology accessible for everyone and providing faster updates. Let’s have a look at these announcements in detail:

AR navigation in Google Maps and the incognito mode

At the I/O event, Google also launched the Google Map AR walking directions for all their pixel smartphones. The feature helps you to get real-time navigation through the phone’s camera. The AR navigation is quite useful for unfamiliar surroundings and gives clues of where to head…


Google conducted the much-anticipated I/O developer conference-2019 from May 7 to May 9 at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. Like every year, the company shared details about their upcoming services and products.

The key takeaway from the event is that Google is moving rapidly to provide new, immersive experiences to its users while keeping privacy in mind.

Let’s have a look at some of the major announcements, debuts and updates:

Android Q Beta 3

Google released the Beta 3 version of Android Q at the event. The version is now available on 23 different devices, including all modern Pixel devices. …

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