Tag Archives: Technology

Technology in the classroom can improve primary mathematics

There’s much more to mathematics than computation, and that’s where more contemporary technologies can improve primary mathematics. Many parents are beginning to demand less technology use in the primary classroom due to the amount of screen time children have at home. This raises questions about whether technology in the classroom helps or hinders learning, and whether it should be used ... Read More »

Deutsche Bank snags senior technology hire from Tesco

Tesco’s chief digital officer has defected to Deutsche Bank. Thomas Nielsen is joining Deutsche as chief digital officer for its global transaction business, the bread and butter business that keeps cash flowing around the world for the bank’s multinational clients. “Data and technology are key to innovation, in particular for financial services. The consumer sector has been driving this for ... Read More »

Augmented reality: Is Pokemon Go-style technology the future of football?

Matchday programmes used to be the place to find out the two teams, discover what your left-back’s favourite film was, or see which local companies were offering a 10% discount when you visited with your copy. Nowadays you can use your paper programme to watch videos… straight from the page. It might sound like magic, but a forward thinking semi-professional ... Read More »

Sony’s new wireless earbuds include noise-cancellation technology

Sony has headphones for everyone. Seriously, they have neckbuds, earbuds, and over-the-ear headphones. The company is debuting three new models in the 1000X family at IFA in Berlin today to follow up on the success and positive reception of its noise-canceling 1000X headphones. It’s introducing the similarly named wireless WF-1000X, the behind-the-neck WI-1000X, and the WH-1000XM2 headphones. All of these models feature ... Read More »

Culture: The Hazy Glue Between Music & Technology

Kendrick Lamar poses with his awards at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Aug. 27, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif. Music industry people claim to know tech, and people who work at technology companies say they understand music. Regardless of how true that is in either case, it’s clear that music and technology are continuing to converge in entirely new ways in ... Read More »

alling interest in technology courses should worry our politicians

University lecturers are teaching basic computing concepts which could and should be taught in primary school, says software engineer Stephanie Sheehan. Photo: iStock aoiseach, we have a problem. That’s something Leo Varadkar is probably hearing more and more these days, but he would do well to take a very close look at a worrying statistic in today’s CAO results. We know how ... Read More »

AfricaCom launched new technology arena

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, AfricaCom, a media and telecoms (TMT) event is launching a brand-new technology arena. Located in the recently expanded and soon to be opened, CTICC wing, this entire exhibition hall will be dedicated to tech innovation and Africa’s journey towards the fourth industrial revolution. The arena will be an innovation Stage featuring visionary insights on future tech ... Read More »

Deliveroo launches new technology to make takeaways arrive faster

Deliveroo is launching new technology that it says will help bring takeaways to customers’ doors even more quickly and double the number of meals restaurants are able to produce. The new platform, developed by Manhattan-based food company Maple, provides chefs with item-level information to optimise food preparation time and helps to identify the kitchen bottlenecks that can keep people waiting ... Read More »

Samsung, Foxconn, Intel Back New ‘Kiss’ Wireless Data Transfer Technology

A startup backed by Tony Fadell, one of the fathers of the Apple iPod, plans to announce Wednesday it is working with Samsung Electronics, Foxconn parent Hon Hai Precision Industry and others on a new way for mobile phones to transfer large amounts of data without using wires or Wi-Fi connections. Chief Executive Eric Almgren said his Campbell, California-based company called Keyssa has raised ... Read More »

Sal Khan: Can Technology Help Create A Global Classroom?

About Sal Khan’s TED Talk Sal Khan turned tutoring lessons with his cousins into a series of free educational videos called Khan Academy. His goal: To make learning accessible for everyone, everywhere. About Sal Khan Salman “Sal” Khan is the founder and CEO of Khan Academy. Millions of students use Khan Academy worldwide and thousands of schools use Khan Academy videos to “flip ... Read More »