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THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: TIME TO PROBLEM-SOLVE

SELF-DRIVING VEHICLES ARE well on the way to replacing human drivers. There are just a few problems. No one has a good idea of how to properly test or validate the tech. The hardware’s too expensive. The ethics of how the robots should behave in emergency situations remain unclear. No single company is in a position to upend the way people ... Read More »

SanDisk Dual Drive Pen Drives for Android Smartphones Launched in India Starting at Rs. 700

HIGHLIGHTS The SanDisk Dual Drive ranges from 16GB to 128GB Features Micro-USB and USB connectors The pen drive starts at Rs. 700 for 16GB capacity Western Digital on Thursday launched a new storage drive for Android users in India. The SanDisk Dual Drive is a mobile storage pen drive designed for Android smartphone users who find themselves needing some extra ... Read More »

We need to focus on the ‘why’ of technology in a ‘why not?’ world

Technology has become a part of every aspect of our lives, even in the places we least expect. The grocery store has a mobile app. The local bank has a chatbot. Strollers in the mall have touchscreens. The checkout counter is DIY. The parking lot has a security robot. Are any of these things bad? No. But how many of them are necessary? ... Read More »

5G Phones to Go Mainstream in Key Markets in 2019: Qualcomm CEO

The first 5G phones ready to meet next-generation mobile standards will be available for the mass market in 2019 – a year ahead of most predictions – in several Asian countries and the United States, Qualcomm’s CEO said on Thursday. Steven Mollenkopf, chief executive of the world’s top maker of smartphone chips, said in an interview that rising consumer and business demands ... Read More »

World Bank: Reforming Education in Arab World Must Be Priority

Saudi students sit for their final high school exams in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah on June 19, 2010. (AFP) London – The quality of education in the Arab world has dropped in comparison to other regions in the world, which demands immediate reform to tackle development needs and employment in the future, said a recent World Bank ... Read More »

Sony Xperia with 3D capture technology launched in Malaysia

The Xperia XZ1 comes in four colour options – Moonlit Blue, Black, Warm Silver and Venus Pink. — Sony Sony Mobile today launched two new smartphones – its flagship Xperia XZ1 and a mid-range offering, the Xperia XA1 Plus. Boasting what Sony says is an industry first real-time 3D capture technology, the XZ1 took less than a month to enter ... Read More »

Xiaomi Mi A1 to Go on Sale in India for the First Time Today via Online and Offline Channels

The Xiaomi Mi A1 will go on sale in India for the first time at 12pm IST via online and offline channels. The first Android One phone by Xiaomi, the Mi A1 will be available to purchase via Flipkart and Mi.comonline, as well as the company’s Mi Home offline stores. Other large-format stores where the Mi A1 (Review) will be available include Sangeetha, Poorvika, Big C, LOT, UniverCell, ... Read More »

Nokia 6 to Go on Sale Today in India via Amazon

HIGHLIGHTS Nokia 6 price in India is Rs. 14,999 Nokia 6 flash sale begins at 12pm IST Amazon is running sale offers alongside Nokia 6 (Review) will go on sale in India on Wednesday via Amazon India, with the flash sale beginning at 12pm IST. Launched by HMD Global back in January alongside the Nokia 3 and Nokia 5, the Nokia 6 was brought to India in June. The Nokia ... Read More »

China is considering major investments in European finance as part of its global spending push

After ports and industrial parks, the deal makers leading China’strillion-dollar push to build a modern Silk Road are turning to the financial sector, targeting Europe’s banks, insurers and asset managers to tap funds and expertise. Jason Lee | Pool | Getty Images China President Xi Jinping attends a news conference at the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation on May 15, 2017 in Beijing, ... Read More »

Even in the brave new world of education, you can’t beat discipline and rigour

Moral education can help bring the nation together. Reem Mohammed / The National These are exciting times for the UAE education sector. As this newspaper reported last week, the country’s schools will follow a new common education system in a major shakeup. The changes are the result of directives from President Sheikh Khalifa, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai and ... Read More »