Technology

Infosys plans to hire 1,000 locals for its Arizona Technology Innovation Center

Bengaluru: Infosys Ltd today inaugurated its Technology and Innovation Center in Arizona for which it plans to hire 1,000 locals by 2023, the company said. The IT services company also announced that it has surpassed its Spring 2017 commitment to hire 10,000 American workers as part of its ongoing efforts to accelerate the pace of innovation for US enterprises. The Arizona Technology and ... Read More »

How To Keep New Technology From Crippling The U.S. Navy

  The Littoral Combat Ships have been emblematic of the U.S. Navy’s struggles in integrating new technology into the American battle fleet.  AFP/GETTY IMAGES The U.S. Navy is in a tough spot. Sailors need cutting-edge technology, but full-scale vessel, propulsion and large system-level prototypes needed to test new technological approaches are often considered too costly for Congress to fund. Instead, ... Read More »

How technology is changing sports

Gabriel Jesus’s disallowed goal in the English Premier League, between his club Manchester City and Spurs, when a controversial handball decision was given by the video assistant referee (VAR) system, has fuelled the already fierce debate about the use of technology. The handball law was changed in March 2019 due, in part, to the use of VAR. The new rule said a handball ... Read More »

Technology is making us more impatient, says study

Have you changed over the last few years? Beyond, that is, the obvious of now having your nose and eyes buried in a screen for at least 12 hours a day. I’m thinking more about your innards, your soul, your very being. Specifically, have you become a little more irritable? Impatient, even? I only ask because a new study intimates that technology’s ... Read More »

6 Technology Trends to Watch in 2020

As we enter into a new decade, technology will continue to accelerate. We’ll likely see massive developments in space travel, quantum computing, and a significant increase in the proliferation of software into our daily lives.  In the modern era though, it seems like everything around us is constantly changing and getting better; so it can be hard to know which ... Read More »

How Engineers of New Energy Technology Are Taking Cues From Nature

  When we think about renewable energy, we think of rolling fields with windmills or industrial rooftops covered in silicon solar panels designed by human engineers in high-tech labs. As engineers work to make energy systems more efficient and affordable, some are finding inspiration in nature.   Organisms and natural systems have had some 3.8 billion years to evolve. Because energy is ... Read More »

Modernization is about people and processes, not just technology

Government agencies looking to modernize their information technology systems need to keep in mind that the process involves a lot more than technology. It requires a cultural shift away from outdated, slow-moving development processes and toward an open philosophy that focuses on transparency, collaboration, and an iterative but continuous delivery of improvements. If modernization begins and ends with technology, it ... Read More »

Getting the technology we need

Why we need supermarket chains To an economist, technology is just a way of doing something. We all think of it slightly differently — the steam engine is a technology, the coal-fired power plant is a technology.  Both the latter are methods of producing energy or perhaps liberating it to the physicists, but what matters is how they are used ... Read More »

9 subtle ways technology is making humanity worse

  Technology has become so ingrained in society – and our daily lives – that it’s hard to remember what the world was like before it. Can you imagine doing your job without the help of technology of any kind? What about communicating? Or traveling? Or entertaining yourself?   While we owe a debt of gratitude to the brilliant minds who ... Read More »

How the big banks are betting on technology to boost profits

There are few business buzzwords that get more airtime than “disruption,” and few industries as exposed to this trend as financial services. KPMG last month predicted there would be more changes in banking over the next 10 years than we have seen in the past century, amid huge technological shifts that are transforming how we deal with money. The big ... Read More »