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With self-driving cars a distant dream, here’s how technology is already hitting Indian roads

With self-driving cars a distant dream, here’s how technology is already hitting Indian roads

Autonomous cars, or self-driving cars as they are popularly called, are no longer a subject of fiction. Global companies such as Uber, Tesla and Google have made giant strides towards developing efficient self-driving vehicles. The general notion is that self-driving cars are first-world technology. For India, these cars may be a few years away, but [...]

November 25, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on With self-driving cars a distant dream, here’s how technology is already hitting Indian roads

Alberta group helps companies develop technology to drive autonomous vehicles

Alberta group helps companies develop technology to drive autonomous vehicles

The 2013 e6 from Chinese manufacturer BYD has been modified to help develop navigation systems and other equipment created in the province that would be crucial components in the potentially massive world of self-driving vehicles. “In the next few years, the types of products that go into autonomous systems, the market looks like about $100 [...]

November 25, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Alberta group helps companies develop technology to drive autonomous vehicles

Technology will bring ‘revolutionary changes’ in education sector: Ram Madhav

Technology will bring ‘revolutionary changes’ in education sector: Ram Madhav

NEW DELHI: There would be “revolutionary changes” in education sector with the use of technology and the Internet in the future, BJP general secretary Ram Madhavsaid today, and asked whether teachers were ready to face the challenge. “Ten years from now, you will be seeing a totally different education in the world. There won’t be classrooms any more. You need [...]

November 25, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Technology will bring ‘revolutionary changes’ in education sector: Ram Madhav

Commentary: The New Digital Pill Is Another Example of the Limits of Technology in Health Care

Commentary: The New Digital Pill Is Another Example of the Limits of Technology in Health Care

Last week, the FDA approved a first-of-its-kind medical device to track whether patients are actually taking their medications. The device is a triumph of technology—it may represent an important tool to support team-based care for complex patients—but it forces us to consider a host of new questions about the limits of technology in health care [...]

November 22, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Commentary: The New Digital Pill Is Another Example of the Limits of Technology in Health Care

Kids and Technology Part Two

Kids and Technology Part Two

Many times the tech can help children learn.    Our special series on kids and technology continues with ways parents can help their children succeed. “One of the reason we push technology so hard is because it’s so important in today’s world,” says Bekah Coleman, a Curator of Education at San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. [...]

November 22, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Kids and Technology Part Two

The Study of Technology

The Study of Technology

To the Editor: Re “The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech,” by Cathy O’Neil (Op-Ed, nytimes.com, Nov. 14): Ms. O’Neil is right to argue that the study of the effect and ethics of digital technology is urgent, important and deserving of more attention. But we disagree when she suggests that academics have been ignoring these [...]

November 22, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on The Study of Technology

How technology is helping Assam’s rural children learn better

How technology is helping Assam’s rural children learn better

Arifa, Afreen, and Shabana, class VIII students of Milan HS School in Banekutchi of Nalbari district, tied a plastic cover over a leaf of a small plant. The next day, observing the water droplets that had formed inside the cover, they learnt about the process of photosynthesis. Back in their classrooms, they found out from [...]

October 29, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How technology is helping Assam’s rural children learn better

Future Brisbane: New technology will ensure city’s dominance

Future Brisbane: New technology will ensure city’s dominance

IMAGINE, if you will, that it’s 2037 in Greater Brisbane. As we reflect on the past 20 years, it’s hard at times to imagine how we managed to dodge some bullets and capitalise on the wave of change that has swept the globe. Brisbane’s positioning as a world city with its enviable climate and lifestyle [...]

August 27, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Future Brisbane: New technology will ensure city’s dominance

WomensDay: SA’s top 5 women in technology

WomensDay: SA’s top 5 women in technology

As we celebrate Women’s Day, we would like to shed light on the contributions from South African women in the field of Technology. Let’s take a look at how South African women are currently changing and paving way for future generations of the fast-evolving sector 1. Naledi Pandor Naledi Pandor currently serves as our Minister [...]

August 9, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on WomensDay: SA’s top 5 women in technology

Technology that aims to prevent the car text crash

Technology that aims to prevent the car text crash

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July 21, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Technology that aims to prevent the car text crash

Amazon’s first New York bookstore blends tradition with technology

Amazon’s first New York bookstore blends tradition with technology

Customers shop at the newly opened Amazon Books store in Columbus Circle in New York. Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA Drop in for a book. Walk out with a smart watch. Shopping in one of Amazon’s brand-new, three-dimensional bookstores affords visitors the opportunity to buy many things that aren’t books. A hands-free sous vide, for example. Or [...]

May 26, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Amazon’s first New York bookstore blends tradition with technology

20,000-YEAR-OLD ARTIFACTS, 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY

20,000-YEAR-OLD ARTIFACTS, 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY

I’m standing in the admissions line at a museum in New York when I overhear a surprising claim: “It’s like going to the dentist,” a man declares. “I’d rather go the dentist than go to a museum.” “We can go somewhere else if you want,” his partner offers. “No, it’s fine.” He pauses. “I strongly [...]

May 6, 2017 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on 20,000-YEAR-OLD ARTIFACTS, 21ST CENTURY TECHNOLOGY