8 books on technology you should read in 2020

This past year was the cap to an exhausting decade and 2020’s list of must-read books reflects that. Yes, there are the usual chronicles of tech companies, but there are also books that attempt to understand the world we live in as a result of the innovations of behemoth corporations. The 2010s have been characterized by a reckoning over Silicon ... Read More »

Technology of the future: The big bets on how the world will be in the 2020s

The exponential rate of technological progress and innovation continues to be, perhaps, the defining factor in the radical way our lifestyles have changed, from the way we interact socially, to the way we consume information about the world around us. Technological advancements have resulted in enormous rises in productivity, and with a host of emerging technologies being developed in what ... Read More »

Technology And Society: Can Marketing Save The World?

In 1991, Stuart Haber and Scott Stornetta worked to develop uncrackable encrypted stacks of blocks, creating a database nobody could tamper with. At that time, they likely could not have imagined this technology would become the foundation of blockchain. Blockchain was born after Satoshi Nakamoto’s paper in 2008 about cryptocurrency that unraveled the many more applications this technology could have. The foremost practical ... Read More »

Science and Technology 2019: Inventions and Discoveries

  “Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.” –  Oscar Wilde “The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.” – Edward Teller Discoveries and Inventions in Science and Technology play an important role in the preparation of various competitive examinations including UPSC, PSC, SSC, etc.   List of Inventions and Discoveries in Science ... Read More »

Xpeng In-House Autonomous Vehicle Technology Keeps Prices Down

I recently met with Dr. Xinzhou Wu, Vice President of Autonomous Driving at Xpeng Motors, to learn more about the company’s autonomous vehicle (AV) bottom-up approach, part of its long-term strategic plan. Dr. Wu is in charge of overall strategy and technical planning of the business and team management for Xpeng’s global autonomous driving R&D center in Silicon Valley, California.   ... Read More »

Keysight Technologies Develops Technology for 5G and IOT

Keysight Technologies has contributed 5G and IoT device research to the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) that it believes will help accelerate adoption of the recently released USB4 specification. The research covered a wide range of products, including smartphones, laptops, desktop computers, tablets, and digital cameras, that could rely on the next-generation high-speed digital standard.  Keysight is also offering a portfolio of high-speed digital instrumentation ... Read More »

China bans all government departments from using US-made technology

It was only a matter of time before China started offering trade bans to US companies in return for the ban on Huawei’s gear. The Financial Times is reporting that Beijing has ordered all government institutions and public bodies to get rid of their foreign (i.e. western) computer gear. According to the report, China will spend between now and 2022 transitioning off American hardware and ... Read More »

The Role Of Technology In Recruitment

The advent of technology and the world wide web in the new millennia has opened up myriad job opportunities. New skills have been added to job descriptions. Today, technology and social media are playing an ever crucial role to facilitate the process. Over time, the role of technology has evolved from supporting backend processes such as data management to front-ending ... Read More »

Why India’s fintech community needs to use technology to bridge the skills gap

Startup India has not quite been the success story that we had all hoped it would be. Many entrants in the first boom of entrepreneurship that started five years ago have fallen by the wayside either because of inadequate capital availability or poorly researched opportunity analysis. However, the second wave of startups has shown reasonable traction and there is reason to ... Read More »

TechEd – A premier technology event to learn, innovate and network

SAP TechEd, the premier technology event, has been a big draw for enterprise architects, developers, engineers and other IT professionals from across the globe. The event is an annual staple from SAP’s stable organised in the US, Europe and India and it received a similar response in Bengaluru this year. By definition, TechEd is the essential technical training and networking ... Read More »