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Time to talk about living with technology on our terms

Time to talk about living with technology on our terms

For many years, the TV and film industry has been determined to scare us with fictional horror ­stories that show the unforgiving aftermath of technology taking over. The Terminator franchise with its Skynet nemesis probably resonates the most with people, and more recent examples include sci-fi flick Ex Machina and cult TV show Black Mirror, [...]

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Technology companies across Silicon Valley resist Donald Trump’s immigration ban

Technology companies across Silicon Valley resist Donald Trump’s immigration ban

Silicon Valley took the lead over the weekend in corporate resistance to President Donald Trump’s clampdown on immigration, financing legal opposition, criticizing the plan, as well as helping employees ensnared by his executive order. In an industry that has long depended on immigrants and celebrated their contributions – as well as championing liberal causes such [...]

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Technology CEOs worried by Trump immigration crackdown

Technology CEOs worried by Trump immigration crackdown

The leaders of some the biggest technology firms in the U.S. have expressed dismay over President Donald Trump’s executive order curtailing immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, even as some of those companies are in hot water for previously supporting the administration. The immigration issue is especially problematic for Silicon Valley, the southern San Francisco Bay area [...]

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Ford updates technology on older vehicles

Ford updates technology on older vehicles

Ford Motor Co. will offer an aftermarket plug-in device to add new technology to older vehicles. The device, Ford SmartLink, will plug in to a vehicle’s OBD-II port below the steering wheel, and enable 2010-16 model Ford and Lincoln vehicles to download the latest Ford Motor technology, the automaker said in a statement Friday. Ford [...]

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4 Ways Personal Technology Outperforms Enterprise Software

4 Ways Personal Technology Outperforms Enterprise Software

The freelance economy rapidly is growing in the United States. More than 15 million people are self-employed, and numerous experts predict we’ll soon see a steep increase in the number of individuals who leave corporate America to work for themselves. One study put the number at 60 million people by 2020 — nearly 40 percent of the workforce. Why [...]

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Apple Sues Qualcomm in China Over Technology Fees

Apple Sues Qualcomm in China Over Technology Fees

Apple Inc. has filed suit in China challenging Qualcomm Inc.’s fees for technology used in smartphones two years after Chinese regulators fined the chipmaker for its licensing practices. Two lawsuits filed by the iPhone maker accuse Qualcomm of abusing its control over essential technology to charge excessive licensing fees, a Beijing court said on its [...]

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Apple Sues Qualcomm in China Over Technology Fees

Apple Sues Qualcomm in China Over Technology Fees

Apple Inc. has filed suit in China challenging Qualcomm Inc.’s fees for technology used in smartphones two years after Chinese regulators fined the chipmaker for its licensing practices. Two lawsuits filed by the iPhone maker accuse Qualcomm of abusing its control over essential technology to charge excessive licensing fees, a Beijing court said on its [...]

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What 2017 holds for technology?

What 2017 holds for technology?

Every CXO in this world would ideally like to own a crystal ball in which s/he can gaze and see how, and which, technologies will disrupt or shape the future of his or her business. Unfortunately, this will not happen in a hurry. It is heartening, though, that one can get a fair idea of [...]

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Technology vs. the Middle Class

Technology vs. the Middle Class

There is a reason we live in a golden age of dystopian science fiction: Increasingly, it feels like it is coming true. From “The Hunger Games” to “Elysium,” stories depict a world in which the trend of growing wealth and income inequality continues to its logical conclusion. This narrative seems inevitable because it has occurred [...]

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Five technology trends to watch out for in 2017

Five technology trends to watch out for in 2017

Imagine this: you are travelling for work to London and staying in an apartment rented through Airbnb. As you hail the Uber cab for your business meeting, your phone beeps an urgent message and you swipe your finger on the fingerprint scanner to read the notification. You learn that a critical machine on your shop [...]

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Irish technology company begins working with Microsoft’s Augmented Reality headset

Irish technology company begins working with Microsoft’s Augmented Reality headset

There is a scene in the iconic Tom Cruise film Minority Report where his character navigates a holographic interface using special three-fingered gloves with light sensors. Fifteen years ago, this was an impressive sci-fi vision of the future of computing but suddenly it’s looking a bit dated: “We’re now more advanced than Minority Report because [...]

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Photographer: Atlantide Phototravel/Getty Images How Technology Is Besting My Blindness

Photographer: Atlantide Phototravel/Getty Images How Technology Is Besting My Blindness

I was hurtling through Shanghai in a cigarette-scented taxi, not quite sure where I was headed. Cab jaunts through unfamiliar places can be a bit stressful for anybody. You feel vulnerable and too dependent on a driver you don’t know and can’t necessarily trust. But for me, such trips in rickety taxis rattle my nerves [...]

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