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Workforce technology gap needs to be addressed now

State leaders, from the education community to the Legislature and governor, recognize that our workforce faces a significant skill and preparedness gap when it comes to proficiency in the fields of information technology. While there are multiple public and private organizations working to address these needs, I think most would agree that solutions aren’t being implemented quickly enough or in ... Read More »

Humanizing Technology – Art Meets Science

Like a slow brewing revolt against the establishment (a trend we are seeing socially and politically around the world), the exponential advances in technology development are beginning to evoke a contra stance. A push-back. Not because we want less of them. In fact, our appetite for better, faster, cheaper technology – software and hardware – can only be described as ... Read More »

Want A Modern School System? Technology Is Not Enough

Technology in education offers the promise of individualized learning and improved outcomes for every student in America. It’s not a new idea. America’s first K-12 ed tech trials took place in 1966. Yet here we are — over 50 years later and still no consistency of success or failure when it comes to educational outcomes. When people first started talking about education technology in the ’70s, ... 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 »

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 »