Technology

Facial recognition technology facing backlash

On Tuesday, San Francisco leaders could vote to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies. Such a ban would be the first to be adopted by a U.S. city, but many said they believe it will send a message to other cities that are considering using the technology. The Denver Police Department is currently looking into facial ... Read More »

Expecting a baby? Here are some technology options to consider

Q: We’re expecting our first child this year and wondered what technology I should consider during my pregnancy? A: The world of prenatal health technology is exploding with options that have the potential to better inform expectant parents throughout the pregnancy. Smartphone apps connected to Bluetooth devices can be found for introducing your child to soothing music, measuring contractions and even attempting ... Read More »

Technology problems are not going to be sorted out by more Kool-Aid

An Australian election is on again. The triennial ritual where the electorate makes a choice of which parliamentarian to elect — who will then decide what sort of greying, white male party apparatchik becomes the Prime Minister. With the dumping of racist and homophobic candidates being a daily occurrence, the campaign is plumbing the depths expected upon its announcement. However, ... Read More »

Precarious pivot point looms for connected-car technology

Toyota has supported the University of Michigan’s work to test dedicated short-range communications technology illustrated in this rendering. BRYAN, Texas — Federal, state and local transportation agencies have spent decades preparing for the arrival of a connected-vehicle communications technology that could potentially thwart crashes and save lives. But when transportation leaders met last week at the Texas A&M Transportation Technology ... Read More »

4 trends that will impact technology leadership hiring

Last year saw a lot of movement in the technology sector. CTOs were jumping ships, only to get on better and exciting avenues. But all is not the same in the hiring landscape. Much like technologies themselves, the demand and landscape for its leadership has undergone significant shifts. Roopa Kumar, COO of Purple Quarter, a CTO recruitment firm helps us list the trends impacting ... Read More »

‘The Next Backlash Is Going to Be Against Technology’

GM workers hold a rally outside the plant in Lordstown, Ohio, which after producing cars for 50 years is now closed, on March 6. JEFF SWENSEN/GETTY IMAGES Since the financial crisis a decade ago, the economic recipes that seemed to work for decades have come under fire. Globalization and the international trading order seem to be under siege, while economic populism ... Read More »

Do We Really Need It? On The Excess Of Technology

One of the banes of listicle journalism is the outright promotion of goods that we are told that we “must have.” Are you sick of being told about the ten or twenty “must-have gadgets” that you just “can’t live without”? Thankfully, due to limited time and finances, most of us are doing just fine, breathing and walking about planet earth ... Read More »

7 Ways Technology can Help you Grow Business Effectively

Latest technological innovations are the edge that really needs to grow and to boost the revenues ultimately. Using the latest business technology and innovations, small business owners and companies can leverage limited financial resources and capital in smart and most effective ways to get more sales. From resources management to business marketing, there are countless ways, technology can help you ... Read More »

Humans Produced Complex Technology Without Understanding It

Scientists have shown that the evolution of technology over time may have less to do with our understanding of that technology than we originally thought. The Evolution of Technology Human beings are one of the most adaptive species on the planet, able to exist in habitats as diverse as the Arctic to the Arabian desert. No other species is known ... Read More »

Why Parallelism Matters To Technology And Business

Parallel worlds, duality is part of life (and business) on so many levels. ADRIAN BRIDGWATER Science fiction writers like to talk about parallel worlds. The idea that there may some replicate planet out there with a carbon copy version of everything down here on Earth, including a copy of you and me. Software engineers also like to talk about parallelism. ... Read More »