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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 »

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 »

Samsung forms unit to house and fund self-driving car technology

A man tours a showroom of Samsung Electronics in Seoul. Picture REUTERS New York — Samsung Electronics is upping its $8bn bet on automotive technology, forming a separate business unit within Harman International to house autonomous driving products and ploughing $300m into a new fund investing in start-ups in this space. The autonomous driving unit will compete on everything from ... Read More »

Technology, social media of huge help at Haj

Saudi security officers monitor live feed screens of Makkah, along with highways and high density areas, during Haj. New Delhi: This year, as around 2.35 million Muslims from across the world gathered in Makkah “to renew their sense of purpose in life, erase past sins and beg God for forgiveness and guidance” at the annual Haj pilgrimage, technology and the ... Read More »

How Technology is Affecting our Lives

Technology has changed our lives, increasing the speed of time. We, as humans, have invented and developed technologies to make the best of our lives. Now technology is changing our lives every second. Robots are our new models, and at the end robots can control this world. Technology is now trying to enter our body. Innovation and technological development have ... Read More »

How Technology is Now Empowering Educators

CREDIT: Getty Images Digital transformation is disrupting every industry, and education is no exception. Global investment in edtech companies is increasing rapidly, with some reports predicting a total of $252 billion in investments by 2020. Investors aren’t the only people recognizing the importance of technology for education. Educators and students are flocking to solutions that enhance their experience while reducing the high price associated with ... Read More »

Battery-Free Cellphone Technology Inches Closer to Mass Market

HIGHLIGHTS Researchers in the US unveiled a prototype of a battery-free mobile phone The phone works by harvesting tiny amounts of power from radio signals Researchers say there are plans to develop further prototypes Researchers in the United States have unveiled a prototype of a battery-free mobile phone, using technology they hope will eventually come to be integrated into mass-market ... Read More »

Amazon Said to Be Looking at New Food Technology for Home Delivery

Amazon.com is exploring a technology first developed for the US military to produce tasty prepared meals that do not need refrigeration, as it looks for new ways to muscle into the $700 billion US grocery business. The world’s biggest online retailer has discussed selling ready-to-eat dishes such as beef stew and a vegetable frittata as soon as next year, officials ... Read More »

How Technology Is Shortening the Road to Fame

It wasn’t that long ago that Justin Bieber was discovered on YouTube by Usher. Katy Perry, Macklemore, Psy and Lana Del Rey are others who used this online video platform to get noticed when music industry executives wouldn’t pay attention to them. Thanks to this social media platform and mobile technologies, the road to fame has changed and helped many artists, including ... Read More »

The Quiet Rise of Killer Technology

The tech visionaries have redoubled their warnings about how we could destroy ourselves with technology. But they’re not talking about deliberately pushing buttons to trigger annihilation—Kennedy and Khrushchev could have done that back in ’62. They mean accidentally killing ourselves with something that we invent for our own benefit, that later acquires a mind of its own and a shirty attitude. But there’s ... Read More »