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Technology, Fears of Cultural Submergence, and Video Regulation in India

Technology, Fears of Cultural Submergence, and Video Regulation in India

The practice of determining the legality of a publication based on its ownership and on the nature of its contents has existed for almost as long as recordable communication has existed. We are, of course, no longer confined to the basic forms of communication such as the written word, and content laws, once unabashedly censorship [...]

May 8, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Technology, Fears of Cultural Submergence, and Video Regulation in India

COMMUNITY CAN OFFER A CURE TO OUR TECHNOLOGY ADDICTIONS

COMMUNITY CAN OFFER A CURE TO OUR TECHNOLOGY ADDICTIONS

A couple lies in bed, facing away from each other, staring at empty hands cradling invisible phones. It’s a striking image from the artist Eric Pickersgill’s project “Removed,” a series of photographs altered to remove the subjects’ devices. I discovered Pickersgill’s work while scrolling on my own phone, as disconnected from the world around me [...]

May 6, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on COMMUNITY CAN OFFER A CURE TO OUR TECHNOLOGY ADDICTIONS

Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Google could have avoided this huge embarrassment if they had only googled to find out what lay ahead. (Illustration by C Sasikumar) Consider this: An external advisory council, the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC) — essentially an ethics council to guide new technologies — set up by Google in the last week of March, being disbanded [...]

April 27, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Google employees’ personal politics helped dissolve their own ethics committee. Can India expect a similar scenario?

Top performing advice firms have a distinctive focus on technology

Top performing advice firms have a distinctive focus on technology

It’s traditionally thought that smaller advisory firms are able to embrace new technology quicker than larger firms. With fewer advisers to train or accounts to migrate, the small boat can turn quicker than the large ship. But large firms appear to have finally turned the corner with technology, and it may be boosting their bottom [...]

March 23, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Top performing advice firms have a distinctive focus on technology

3 Interesting Ways Technology Is Shaping The Entertainment Industry

3 Interesting Ways Technology Is Shaping The Entertainment Industry

Television. It came on the scene for most U.S. households in the 1950’s and it completely disrupted the entertainment industry. Big boxes with small screens brought family entertainment to a new level. Kids could watch cowboy shows and Mickey Mouse Club. Adults could watch soap operas and the nightly news. People could stay at home [...]

March 22, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on 3 Interesting Ways Technology Is Shaping The Entertainment Industry

5 ways to properly secure new technology

5 ways to properly secure new technology

Data breaches are not unique to the University of Washington Medicine (UW). In 2018, US companies experienced 12,449 data breaches, a 424% increase over 2017. In UW Medicine’s case, the breach was due to an internal human error that occurred when data was moved from one server to another. “We have seen a large number of [...]

March 19, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on 5 ways to properly secure new technology

Have We Mastered Technology, or Has It Mastered Us?

Have We Mastered Technology, or Has It Mastered Us?

Anchorage, Alaska is home to a health care organization that qualifies as something of a medical miracle. The Southcentral Foundation (SCF) is tiny compared to giant hospitals in the Lower 48. But the scale of its challenges is truly vast. It serves a geographical area larger than the state of Texas, including both Alaska’s biggest city and [...]

March 18, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Have We Mastered Technology, or Has It Mastered Us?

How to live more with less technology

How to live more with less technology

For a computer scientist and best-selling author, Cal Newport keeps a low profile on the internet. “You won’t find him on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram,” says the bio on the flap of his recent book, Digital Minimalism: On Living Better With Less Technology. This “outsider status”, as Newport calls it, hasn’t stopped him from giving [...]

March 17, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How to live more with less technology

Bill Gates: These breakthrough technologies are going to profoundly change the world

Bill Gates: These breakthrough technologies are going to profoundly change the world

Personalized cancer vaccines. Lab-grown meat. Toilets that save lives. Wearable electrocardiograms. Microsoft co-founder and billionaire Bill Gates says these are among the technologies that are going to change the world we live in. Gates curated the 18th edition of the MIT Technology Review’s annual roundup of “recent technology breakthroughs that are poised to deeply impact our lives” released Wednesday, [...]

March 2, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Bill Gates: These breakthrough technologies are going to profoundly change the world

AirAsia announces launch of new technology centre in Bengaluru

AirAsia announces launch of new technology centre in Bengaluru

MUMBAI: Malaysian budget airlines groupAirAsia Thursday announced the launch of a new technology centre in Bengaluru to help it design and create custom-built solutions for the group’s airline and digital businesses. The move is a part of the global initiatives that the company is exploring to drive its digital transformation, a release said. India is a [...]

March 1, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on AirAsia announces launch of new technology centre in Bengaluru

How Will Technology Change the Government by 2030? Federal Leaders Predict 5 Trends and Threats to Expect

How Will Technology Change the Government by 2030? Federal Leaders Predict 5 Trends and Threats to Expect

If I asked you to predict how technology would change your industry 5-10 years from now, what would you say? When it comes to predicting trends, there are a few ways to go about it — and whether you’re surveying thousands of thought-leaders or simply asking a colleague based on their domain expertise — there’s no wrong way [...]

February 26, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How Will Technology Change the Government by 2030? Federal Leaders Predict 5 Trends and Threats to Expect

New technology shows promise reducing skyrocketing pedestrian fatalities

New technology shows promise reducing skyrocketing pedestrian fatalities

Source: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim had only a moment to swerve to avoid hitting a car that had stalled out in the middle of I-690 earlier this week, but he couldn’t avoid the other car’s driver, who had exited his vehicle and was trying to cross the freeway. The [...]

February 25, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on New technology shows promise reducing skyrocketing pedestrian fatalities