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Colleges are turning students’ phones into surveillance machines, tracking the locations of hundreds of thousands

December 30th, 2019 at 12:14 pm » Comments Off

Syracuse University is among the dozens of schools in the United States that use tracking systems to monitor students’ academic performance, analyze their conduct or assess their mental health. When Syracuse University freshmen walk into professor Jeff Rubin’s Introduction to Information Technologies class, seven small Bluetooth beacons hidden around the Grant Auditorium lecture hall connect […]



Smart intersections could cut autonomous car congestion

December 26th, 2019 at 12:50 pm » Comments Off

Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind model to control traffic and intersections in order to increase autonomous car capacity on urban streets of the future, reduce congestion and minimize accidents. In the not-so-distant future, city streets could be flooded with autonomous vehicles. Self-driving cars can move faster and travel closer together, allowing more of them to […]



These are the technologies that will transform the 2020s – From 5G to vertical farming

December 17th, 2019 at 12:56 pm » Comments Off

Renault autonomous car concept Shared mobility, advanced plastic recycling and protein production are also going to be key to future prosperity. 2020 is set to be the year of 5G, shared mobility and new ways of recycling plastic, says research group Lux, along with new battery technology and artificial meat also set to make a […]



China introduces mandatory face scans for people buying mobile phones

December 6th, 2019 at 2:02 pm » Comments Off

The rule came into effect on December 1st, to “protect” Chinese citizens’ rights and security in cyberspace. Now people buying new mobile phones and phone contracts in China will have to provide a scan of their faces. The rule came into effect on Sunday, 1 December and is meant to “protect the legitimate rights and […]



The future of Wi-Fi : Trends that could shape the future of India

November 26th, 2019 at 1:50 pm » Comments Off

  With the introduction of 5G and Wi-Fi 6, the advancement of Internet connectivity will elevate further In today’s age and time, the Internet plays a major role in one’s everyday life. Our country is moving towards digitization and has proven to be a front-runner when it comes to Internet users and its usability. We […]



Smart glasses, smart designer babies and the future of work

November 24th, 2019 at 12:23 pm » Comments Off

John B. Goodenough, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry last month, struggled to learn to read. “Back then,” he says, “You were just a backwards student.” His experience is still all too common, yet he and many like him demonstrate clearly that dyslexia is not a definitive barrier to career achievement. We must […]



50 years ago today, the internet was born in Room 3420

November 9th, 2019 at 3:28 am » Comments Off

50 years ago today, the internet was born in Room 3420  Here’s the story of the creation of ARPANET, the groundbreaking precursor to the internet—as told by the people who were there. When I visited UCLA’s Boelter Hall last Wednesday, I took the stairs to the third floor, looking for Room 3420. And then I […]



‘Whoa, it worked’: Elon Musk tweets via SpaceX’s Starlink Satellites

November 1st, 2019 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

  A view of SpaceX’s first 60 Starlink satellites in orbit, still in stacked configuration, with the Earth as a brilliant blue backdrop on May 23, 2019.  But Starlink won’t be truly operational until several hundred more satellites go up. SpaceX’s nascent internet-satellite constellation is already providing some boutique service, according to Elon Musk. Late […]



USPS eyeing drones for mail, package delivery

October 28th, 2019 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

The United States Postal Service is considering drones as a new way to deliver mail. This was disclosed in a request for information (RFI) from September, describing why it is examining this concept and how it might potentially work to help people and companies with their mail-related needs, according to Nextgov. “The Postal Service recognizes […]



Gen Z women are less likely than millennial women to want to be reachable at all times, and it might be a sign of ‘tech fatigue’

October 25th, 2019 at 11:11 am » Comments Off

Only one-third of women in Gen Z report feeling optimistic about the effects of technology on society. Olivia Harris/Getty A new study from GfK Consumer Life asked over 37,000 people in 31 different markets and 25 countries about their feelings on technology. More than 60% of Gen Z women reported that they have difficulty taking […]



In-flight seatback screens may be going extinct

October 21st, 2019 at 11:59 am » Comments Off

U.S. carriers are split on whether single-aisle fleets need seatback screens. Consumer tastes are changing as in-flight Wi-Fi quality improves. In the quest to command higher fares and traveler loyalty, airlines are constantly scrambling to market their onboard services as better than Brand X. These days, one highly visible battleground is directly in front of […]



Voice AI systems will be ‘everywhere’ and ‘phones will disappear in 10 years’

October 15th, 2019 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk claims the AI system will connect us to the internet from anywhere and will enable humans to down their phones and merely speak to access any information or make any purchases WCIT 2019: Voice driven devices will grow claims Vaynerchuk Gary Vaynerchuk claims that voice driven AI devices will continue to grow […]



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