Technology

Book Review: How Technology Transformed Indian Media and Politics

The media is pervasively present in our lives as we watch TV, read newspapers and share posts on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. Most of us, however, know little about how the media industry is structured, how that effects its content, affects our sensibilities and impacts India’s democracy. For media consumers in an era of a hyper-visible media and a mediatized ... Read More »

Technology and learning in the classroom: six tips to get the balance right

Australia was one of the first countries in the world to have more computers than studentsin schools. But as the numbers of computers and other technological devices increased, student performance did not. The days of cramming computers into classrooms and expecting improvements in learning are numbered. Some argue there’s little evidence to justify investment in technology in the classroom. In fact, some studies ... Read More »

Dismissing Amazon Go and Scan-&-Go Technology Does A Disservice To The Retail Industry

Over the past week, there were a number of articles written in criticism of Amazon Go and the use of scan-and-go technology. A former Walmart executive, Joel Larson, even went so far as to say that Amazon Go is “a fairy tale for retailers that actually want to make money” and that scan-and-go technology pilots will eventually give way to employee-based mobile checkout ... Read More »

Can ‘Big Brother’ technology clean up palm oil’s image?

LONDON: Some of the world’s major palm oil users, including Nestle, Unilever, and Mondelez, are trying out new satellite technology to track deforestation, as pressure grows on them to source the ingredient responsibly. They say the monitoring systems allow them to target people felling trees in producing countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, where forests are shrinking, more efficiently than policing ... Read More »

A farmer’s life: working the land with modern technology

My grandfather learned to use the Keurig coffee maker in the shop office — and that’s about as much technology as he needs to know. Growing up as a millennial, however, I have been surrounded by technology all my life, in every day life. One thing we do have in common is our passion for farming. A passion that’s lasted ... Read More »

Five technology trends to embrace in 2019: Cyber security and beyond

Technology has never moved faster. As it evolves, and new ideas come to fruition, technological change will continue to have an impact on our everyday lives whether it’s at work or at home. 2018 demonstrated that businesses and their customers won’t get the most out of technology unless they feel it’s safe, secure and efficient.  We saw the introduction of ... Read More »

Technology cuts two ways

The explosion of an experimental nuclear bomb in New Mexico in 1945 made it blindingly clear that the Industrial Age was over. This event showed with terrifying clarity that scientific knowledge, mathematical skill, and engineering prowess can be used for unthinkable levels of destruction. The combined wonder and terror of this culmination of the Manhattan Project prompted its leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer, to remark: ... Read More »

BNSF technology safety

BISMARCK, N.D. – Burlington Northern Santa Fe is reaching out to the Bismarck-Mandan communities to share important information about railway safety. Because BNSF has consumer goods transported throughout North Dakota on a daily basis, they held a showcase at the Capitol in Bismarck to expand on their technology advancements in safety transportation. Amy McBeth from BNSF Community Affairs says they want ... Read More »

How smart technology gets you to continue paying long after point of sale

The Honda Dream Drive, a voice-activated, in-car system is shown during the annual technology tradeshow CES in Las Vegas earlier this month. Car makers are increasingly trying to make money from data collected from smart, connected features in users’ vehicles. (Steve Marcus/Reuters) A common criticism of virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant is that they are always on, always ... Read More »

Automotive technology: Past vs present

Modern vehicle technology is so advanced that many people can’t recall a time before our cars were fitted with any extra additions. No matter what type of car you drive, you probably rely on several tech features every day. But how were our favourite automotive technology features invented and how did they become firm favourites with drivers in 2019? Grange ... Read More »