Category Archives: Technology

Future Of Immersive Technology

Technology is immersed in our lives and our businesses more than ever: it is increasingly pervasive in the way we work and lead our organisations. At the heart of this is data, which organisations have been stockpiling for years. By 2020, this data volume will reach 44 trillion gigabytes or 44 zettabytes, and organisations are already working hard to extract Read More

San Francisco moves toward ban on use of facial recognition technology

SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco officials on Tuesday voted 8 to 1 to ban the purchase and use of facial recognition technology by city personnel, in a move to regulate tools that local Silicon Valley companies helped develop. The ordinance, which also would require city departments to submit surveillance technology policies for public vetting, can become final after a second Read More

National Technology Day 2019: Here’s What You Need To Know

Image Source Niti Aayog. On the eve of National Technology Day, Dr. Arabinda Mitra, Scientific Secretary Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India discussed how the collaborative effort of industry experts and students is helping build sustainable solutions for India. It’s National Technology Day, observed on May 11 across India and the day also marks India’s progress Read More

Hong Kong start-up developing 3D technology to weave perfect pair of customised jeans with zero waste

A start-up is combining 3D scanning and weaving technology to make the perfect pair of jeans, as consumers’ preferences shift from big-name brands to tech-inspired and sustainable fashion. San Francisco-based Unspun, which joined Hong Kong’s The Mills Fabrica “techstyle” incubator in February, touts itself as a zero-inventory store; jeans are only made when an order is placed. The incubator says Read More

PayPal receives patent for ransomware detection technology

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted this week a patent to online payments company PayPal for a technique for detecting and stopping ransomware attacks. According to US patent number 10262138, issued on April 16, PayPal believes it can detect the early stages of a ransomware infection, and take one of two actions –to stop the encryption process, or Read More

How digital technology has redefined MSME sector

As the steady rising day temperatures call out the ending of the winter season, Pradeep Kumar is on his way to start another busy day. As a retailer of consumer camera equipment, he has established a good presence both on ecommerce platforms (that is responsible for about 30% of his sales) in addition to his small store in Delhi’s Lajpat Rai market. Read More

The Culture Behind Technology

London, UK – 04 12 2014: Red double-decker bus taxi cab in London city center street traffic. The red double-decker buses in London have become a national symbol of England and United Kingdom. GETTY Most every bit of technology throughout history is informed by cultural norms and social conventions. We are currently seeing how culture and technology can conflict where driverless Read More

Cars are regulated for safety – why not information technology?

As the computing industry grapples with its role in society, many people, both in the fieldand outside it, are talking about a crisis of ethics. There is a massive rush to hire chief ethics officers, retool codes of professional ethics and teach ethics to students. But as a scholar of computing – and a teacher of a course on computing, ethics and society at Rice University – I am skeptical of the assumptions Read More

LAIKA Manufactures Movie Magic: The Technology Of ‘Missing Link’

Making magic is no simple proposition. While a good magician never shares her secrets, sometimes a curtain is lifted just enough for a glimpse behind the scenes. LAIKA is among those studios charged with manufacturing magic – literally manufacturing, as the team is dedicated to the intricate art of stop-motion animation. In Portland, Oregon, a city that thrives on the Read More

How Technology Is Transforming Emergency Response Communications

Seamless communications. The term conjures up images of smartphones “talking” with one another. Its availability is as expected as a morning cup of coffee. In our increasingly connected world, it’s shocking to read after-action reports from mass casualty events that cite communications failures as a significant contributor to the loss of lives. They point to the lack of correct tools for Read More