technology

Drones are Mapping Indian Cities – Where They’re Allowed

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Nov 29 – Officials in one of India’s fastest growing cities are using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to update land records in a pilot project that could be rolled out across the country if rules governing the use of drones were simpler, authorities said. Haryana state’s Project Udaan, or flight, is

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Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: Mankind’s Latest Evolution

Robots are taking over your job…and there’s nothing you can do. By Amro Zakaria Abdu Human advancement throughout history can largely be credited to our ability to invent machines that increase our productivity and efficiency. Those tools allowed us to overcome the physical limitations of the human body and that of the animals we used, and

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Tech Worker Visas Face Uncertain Future Under Trump, Sessions

By Stephen Nellis SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 21 – The main U.S. visa program for technology workers could face renewed scrutiny under President-elect Donald Trump and his proposed Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions, a long-time critic of the skilled-worker program. H-1B visas admit 65,000 workers and another 20,000 graduate student workers each year. The tech industry,

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Google, an Obama Ally, May Face Policy Setbacks Under Trump

By David Shepardson, Malathi Nayak and Julia Love WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 18 – Alphabet Inc’s Google faces a tougher regulatory landscape as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s incoming administration looks poised to reverse Obama administration policies that often favored the internet giant in the company’s battles with telecoms and cable heavyweights, analysts say. Google had close

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Investors See Artificial Intelligence Destroying Millions of Jobs: Poll

LISBON, Nov 10 – Investors believe it is “inevitable” that artificial intelligence will destroy millions of jobs and that governments are unprepared for such an impact, according to a survey published on Thursday. Artificial intelligence (AI), or the process by which computers or robots take on tasks that need human intelligence, is one of the

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Minority Report: The Tech Life

Advanced wearable devices make exchanging information easier By Leila Hatoum  Walking around Dubai’s GITEX exhibition this year, nothing from the wide array of “tech” products on display caught my attention, or enticed me enough to stop and ask questions. The event itself is the largest technology exchange and marketplace for Middle East and Africa, with

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Technology in Education

Don’t underestimate technology’s role in personalized learning By Andy Turner It seems that for every generation, schooling can be defined in its own unique way. Where the chalkboard and abacus once ruled, the whiteboard and calculator came along to replace them—a prime example of just how transformational technology can be. Today, change is taking place once

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U.S. Drone Case Tests Rights to Air Space

By Paola Totaro and Konstantin Kakaes LONDON/WASHINGTON, Sept 21  – When a small town American roofer took legal action against a neighbour for shooting down his drone, the local dispute sparked a case that could help shape the newest frontier of property rights law – who owns the air. Drone owner David Boggs filed a

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Securing the Hybrid Cloud

What skills do you need? BY Brian Dye  Hybrid cloud models offer many well-documented benefits, but they also introduce more complexity for securing data and applications across the enterprise. This added complexity requires an increasingly diverse skill set for security teams. That’s a challenge, considering the growing shortage in cybersecurity skills. In a recent study,

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