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How technology is changing the face of retail

How technology is changing the face of retail

The concept of “retail tech” might bring to mind a Jetsons-like shopping experience of glowing screens, biometric scanners, and robotic personal assistants. But the reality is more along the lines of traffic-tracking sensors, radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, handheld scanners, and heat maps, all designed to provide a real-time snapshot of how the modern consumer is shopping. [...]

August 9, 2019 Loknath Das Uncategorized Comments Off on How technology is changing the face of retail

Space Spinoffs: The Technology To Reach The Moon Was Put To Use Back On Earth

Space Spinoffs: The Technology To Reach The Moon Was Put To Use Back On Earth

The Apollo program was gigantic. The U.S. government spent roughly $26 billion (about $260 billion in today’s dollars, according to one estimate) between 1960 and 1972 to hire contractors and subcontractors who employed hundreds of thousands of people to create and improve on technology that led us to the moon and back. While some of that [...]

July 22, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Space Spinoffs: The Technology To Reach The Moon Was Put To Use Back On Earth

The influx of technology and its impact on education in Indian society

The influx of technology and its impact on education in Indian society

The Influx of technology and Its impact on education in Indian Society If we need an appointment, we use an app on our mobile phones. If we need any house repairs, we book an electrician, a carpenter, a plumber, online. If we are hungry, we call for food using an app-based food delivery service. Technology [...]

July 12, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on The influx of technology and its impact on education in Indian society

How Mobile Technology Is Changing The Airport Boarding Process

How Mobile Technology Is Changing The Airport Boarding Process

One of the best places to witness the the breakdown of social norms is an airport boarding line, where all sorts of misbehavior can be observed, even with an on-time flight (toss in delays and the pitchforks come out). There’s the sidlers, who stand nonchalantly on the side of the line waiting for the moment [...]

July 1, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How Mobile Technology Is Changing The Airport Boarding Process

The Problem Behind the Problem: Why Technology Perpetuates Bias

The Problem Behind the Problem: Why Technology Perpetuates Bias

There used to be a dream that technology would be the great equalizer. From social media democratizing national and global discourse to new technology simplifying elections to computer algorithms cutting through prejudice. But that hasn’t panned out: social media is ripping our social fabric to shreds, elections are under constant siege, and our technology is perpetuating rather [...]

June 21, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on The Problem Behind the Problem: Why Technology Perpetuates Bias

Storing Energy in Salt—Vattenfall Testing Technology at Berlin Plant

Storing Energy in Salt—Vattenfall Testing Technology at Berlin Plant

Swedish power company Vattenfall is testing a technology that stores energy in salt, with a goal of proving whether the process would be useful for storage of renewable energy such as from wind and solar farms. The pilot project, commissioned April 11 at the Reuter thermal power plant in Berlin (Figure 1), is being conducted [...]

June 3, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Storing Energy in Salt—Vattenfall Testing Technology at Berlin Plant

US Universities And Retirees Are Funding The Technology Behind China’s Surveillance State

US Universities And Retirees Are Funding The Technology Behind China’s Surveillance State

HONG KONG — Princeton University and the US’s largest public pension plan are among a number of stateside organizations funding technology behind the Chinese government’s unprecedented surveillance of some 11 million people of Muslim ethnic minorities. Since 2017, Chinese authorities have detained more than a million Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in political reeducation [...]

June 1, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on US Universities And Retirees Are Funding The Technology Behind China’s Surveillance State

How technology is part of the greenhouse gas problem

How technology is part of the greenhouse gas problem

Paris — Technology is often touted as a solution to the world’s environmental challenges, but it is part of the problem: industry executives are facing rising pressure to clean up their energy and resource-intensive business. How much energy, for example, does it take to send a 1MB e-mail? About 25W/hr, representing 20g of carbon dioxide emissions, [...]

May 20, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on How technology is part of the greenhouse gas problem

America still leads in technology, but China is catching up fast

America still leads in technology, but China is catching up fast

Arare thing happened in an industrial park near Washington, dc,last November. Construction began on a $3bn extension to a semiconductor foundry owned by Micron Technologies, a maker of advanced memory chips, based in Idaho. “A few years ago, opening that sort of extension would have people saying, well, that is going to be moving to China soon, [...]

May 18, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on America still leads in technology, but China is catching up fast

Eight Ways To Stay On Top Of Real Estate Technology Changes

Eight Ways To Stay On Top Of Real Estate Technology Changes

Technological disruptions are happening more frequently, and to every industry. When you are focusing on managing the relationships you have with your clients while also staying up to date on trends in the market, it may seem like there isn’t enough time to keep up with what’s new in technology as well. However, it’s important [...]

May 10, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Eight Ways To Stay On Top Of Real Estate Technology Changes

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