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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 »

How Education Can Solve The Global Youth Unemployment Crisis

For much of the last decade, global leaders in business, government and the non-profit world have been sounding a loud alarm about a mounting youth employment crisis. With good reason. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there are about 71 million unemployed 15-to-24-year-olds around the globe, many of them facing long-term unemployment. This is close to an historic peak of ... Read More »

Jio Phone: Airtel Plans to Beat the ‘Free’ Reliance Phone With Bundled Offers

HIGHLIGHTS Airtel plans to launch bundled plans for 4G feature phones in the future For this, it will have to partner with feature phone manufacturers The Jio phone hits the market in August The Jio Phone launch saw the company bring a 4G VoLTE-enabled feature phone to the market, one that everyone expects to change the landscape of the low-end segment soon after ... Read More »

Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region 2017

Times Higher Education has launched its first Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2017 to reflect the region’s growing strength in the higher education sector. THE’s Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2017 analysed universities across 38 nations in East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania. The overall ranking features just over 200 universities from 13 different nations. The ranking uses the same performance indicators as the THE World University ... Read More »

Jio Phone: Idea 4G Phone in the Works, Priced Around Rs. 2,500

With Jio phone as the new threat from Reliance Jio, Idea Cellular has come forward as the first telco to announce it will launch its own 4G mobile phone. The telecom operator also raised net neutrality concerns around the Jio Phone. One big difference between the Reliance handset and the Idea 4G phone will be the price: while the Jio handset ... Read More »

HOW NETFLIX DDOS’D ITSELF TO HELP PROTECT THE ENTIRE INTERNET

Netflix security engineer Scott Behrens ran a massive infrastructure test on the streaming system in front of dozens of coworkers. In the process, he brought the site down. But instead of panic or embarrassment, it was a moment of celebration. Behrens, working with cloud security engineer Jeremy Heffner and others, had successfully shown that Netflix was in fact vulnerable to ... Read More »

Technology Could Make or Break the Food Workforce of the Future

The way we engage with food is changing fast. Apps like UberEats, Instacart, and DoorDash enable consumers to order grocery items or take-out meals delivered directly to their doorsteps. Meal kit delivery services like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and Home Chef send subscribers a box of prep-ready ingredients each week, along with the recipes to prepare them. And automated purchasing processes enable eaters to order fast food by ... Read More »

When You’re Facebook, You’re Never Late to the Game

HIGHLIGHTS Zuckerberg talked about Facebook’s AR vision at F8 2017 It’s rolling out the AR camera platform in beta to developers Facebook’s sheer scale will prove a real challenge to Snap In 2013, Facebook approached Snapchat with a buyout offer of $3 billion (about Rs. 16,500 crores), which then had just 5 million daily active users. Evan Spiegel, co-founder and CEO of the company now ... Read More »

Aqua Lions 3 is the latest sub 10k smartphone from Intex

Intex Aqua Lions 3 has a 5-inch IPS HD display along with a sleek body. It weighs 162 grams and comes in two premium shades of Champagne and Black color. The device has MT6737 quad-core processor from MediaTek which performs at 1.25GHz. Well, it looks like MT6737 is out on a spree to find a place in as many smartphones ... Read More »

The top 5 tech gadgets college students really want

As summer winds down and college students ponder the return to classes, it’s time to consider what to bring to school this fall. No surprise, trendy tech gadgets often tops the list. CNBC has assembled a brief guide to the hottest choices. However, buyer (that’s you, parents) beware: If you snatch up everything on this list, it could set you ... Read More »