Anmol Tukrel, a 16-year-old Indian-origin Canadian citizen, has designed a personalised search engine which he claims is 47 percent more accurate than Google.
The young student designed the search engine as part of a high school project and also to submit to the Google Science Fair, pressexaminer.com reported.
Tukrel came across the idea of a personalised search engine during an internship stint in India at Bengaluru-based adtech firm IceCream Labs. He planned to take it Google's personalised search engine idea to the next level.
The surprise guest at LinuxCon in Seattle this morning was none other than Linus Torvalds, the driving force behind the Linux kernel and a central figure in the open-source movement. Torvalds wasn’t on stage for long, speaking for less than 15 minutes in a Q&A with Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin, but he touched on several key topics, including the Internet of Things, security issues, and his ongoing role in overseeing the Linux kernel.
Samy Kamkar is in a dark room in Bally’s Casino in Las Vegas; the room is lit by blue lights and the glow of laptop screens. A DJ is spinning lyric-less music while hackers sit at round tables intermittently coding and chatting. This is the designated “chill-out room” at DEFCON, the annual hacking convention, but Kamkar is not feeling chill at the moment. He’s preparing to give a presentation to thousands of fellow hackers on how to “wirelessly steal cars,” and he’s still putting the finishing touches on his PowerPoint.
Music service Baboom has begun to offer a music streaming service that rewards artists and doesn't just grind them down and turn them out like sausage meat.
Baboom believes in a "world of creative and financial independence", according to its online hellos, and presents itself as a caring, sharing place for artists. We first met Baboom when it bounced out of the Kim Dotcom camp last year.
Mozilla has announced a number of secure browsing add-ons that have entered pre-beta and are ready for testing by the brave.
Users of the Firefox Developer Edition, and Firefox Aurora for Android, can now try an extension of the Private Browsing (aka 'shopping for presents for your wife') mode.