Category Archives: Technology

Jio Phone Pre-Booking: Jio Server Crashes, MyJio App Doesn’t Allow Users to Order the Mobile

HIGHLIGHTS Jio Phone bookings can be made using MyJio app However, consumers are unable to login to the app, or open the Jio site The bookings officially started at 5:30pm IST Jio Phone pre-bookings have finally started but it seems not many people are able to book the handset right now. This would come as a disappointment to the millions of Read More


The Extra Space Moat: Technology Advantage

In the September issue of Forbes Magazine, I wrote a “How To Play It” column on the Self-Storage REITs. I wrote that “self-storage has been a growth business for decades” and “if you consider the urbanization going on here and in emerging economies, the sector’s long-term prospects are excellent.” I went on to explain that “the internet and technology have also played Read More


IARI soil-testing technology tweaked, private firm has monopoly

Since December, Hyderabad-based Nagarjuna Agro Chemicals Private Limited has sold over 5,000 kits and refills worth Rs 83 crore through NAFED alone, without any tender. (Representational Image) Despite objections raised by senior officers, a low-cost digital soil-testing technology developed by the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), has been tweaked by a sister Read More


Samsung Galaxy On Max Review

HIGHLIGHTS The Samsung Galaxy On Max is priced at Rs. 16,900 Performance of both rear and front cameras stands out in this price band Overall, Gadgets 360 rates the phone 8 out of 10 A good camera is a prerequisite for anyone buying a smartphone today. We keep getting asked by our readers to recommend smartphones at every price point that Read More


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Video Teases ‘Bigger Things’, Specifications and Benchmarks Leak

HIGHLIGHTS Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has been tipped to pack 6GB of RAM The smartphone is expected to feature larger display than Galaxy S8+ Galaxy Note 8 will be launched on August 23 Samsung has now released an official teaser video for its upcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone that is scheduled to be launched on August 23. Separately, the specifications of the handset have Read More


Modernizing Government Technology Act to get second path to passage in Senate NDAA

Nearly every major technology reform bill has followed a similar path over the last 30 years. After being introduced as standalone legislation, lawmakers eventually attach it as an amendment to the defense authorization bill. It seems the Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act is heading down the same well-traveled trail. Sens. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) have filed an amendment to the NDAA Read More


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Amazon eyes refrigeration-free food technology for home delivery

Amazon 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 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 at the start-up firm marketing Read More


North Korea missile re-entry technology not perfected yet, says South Korea

KCNA | Reuters A ballistic rocket is test-fired through a precision control guidance system in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) May 30, 2017. North Korea still does not appear to have mastered missile re-entry technology and will take at least one or two more years to do so, although its ability to miniaturize a Read More


Apple’s App Store Has a Big Problem That No One Is Talking About

HIGHLIGHTS Some users complain that app sizes are getting out of hand On average, Android apps seem to be smaller than their iOS counterparts We spoke to developers to find out the truth Khamosh Pathak, a Vadodara-based technology writer, spends more than 10GB of Internet data per month on his iPhone for simply downloading new apps and updates. He says Read More


Technology is failing to create transparent supply chains

During the early days of globalization, it was relatively easy for corporations to either hide, or be ignorant of, human rights and environmental atrocities committed along their supply chain. Factories and producers were shifting manufacturing or sourcing of raw materials to an increasingly complex network of suppliers, but there was no incentive to look into how a supplier produced, for Read More