Technology

METRO looks at driverless technology for city buses

  HOUSTON – You’ve probably seen videos of cars maneuvering the roads with no assistance from drivers. Now, METRO wants to apply that very same technology to mass transit as part of the Texas Mobility Summit that kicked off Sunday. KPRC Channel 2’s Leigh Frillici had a chance to take a ride in the driverless vehicle. She described it as surreal. ... Read More »

All iPhone 2018 Models to Abandon Touch ID Fingerprint Scanner: Ming-Chi Kuo

HIGHLIGHTS Apple may never launch another iPhone with Touch ID again The prediction comes from KGI Securities’ analyst Ming-Chi Kuo Rest of the industry is sticking with fingerprint scanner for now If you were planning to ditch Apple’s iPhone X model in hopes that perhaps next year its successor will have a fingerprint scanner embedded into the display, you’re up for some ... Read More »

Technology: The backbone of financial markets

In today’s dynamic financial markets, one needs to make intelligent, sound, and quick decisions, the key enabler of which, is technology. While it is true that the structure of financial markets is complex, with many pillars such as regulations, taxes, and legal compliance, technology is playing an extremely critical role, having the capacity to completely ruin the mechanism of a ... Read More »

NO INFLATION? TECHNOLOGY MAY HAVE LEFT IT BACK IN THE 20TH CENTURY

During her speech to the National Association of Business Economics on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen made a rather startling admission: The Fed may have “misspecified” its models for inflation and “misjudged” the strength of wages and the job market. Leaving aside the odd choice of words, Yellen—true to her training and temperament—proved herself more interested in understanding the world as ... Read More »

Microsoft to Host Windows Mixed Reality Event on October 3: Report

HIGHLIGHTS The event will be held on October 3 in San Francisco Microsoft will introduce new Mixed Reality headsets These headsets have been made by Acer, HP, Dell, and Lenovo Microsoft appears to be hosting a Windows Mixed Reality event. The tech giant is reported to have sent out press invites for an event on October 3 in San Francisco, giving ... Read More »

How to Keep on Top of Technology When You Write About It

Nick Wingfield at home in Seattle with his Macbook and Apple watch. CreditKyle Johnson for The New York Times How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Nick Wingfield, a technology reporter based in Seattle, discussed the tech he is using. You cover Amazon and Microsoft. Do you use their technology? The one ... Read More »

Zeiss VR One Connect Brings PC-Powered SteamVR Games to Mobile Headsets

HIGHLIGHTS Zeiss VR One Connect streams SteamVR games to mobile VR headsets The VR games can be played using motion controllers Zeiss VR One Connect will retail for EUR 129 later this year Ahead of IFA 2017, Zeiss and SteamVR have together announced a new VR streaming solution called Zeiss VR One Connect that brings PC-powered VR gaming to smartphones inside mobile VR headsets. Alongside, ... Read More »

A few things that may surprise you about seniors and technology

Marci Vandersluis writes the Embrace Your Aging column. TY GREENLEES/STAFF A few years ago when I wrote about technology of benefit to elders, there was limited interest and adoption by much of the older adult population. How times have changed. Take, for example, the smartphone. According to the Pew Research Center, four in 10 seniors own smartphones, which is more ... Read More »

Lenovo Posts First Quarterly Loss Since 2015 on Higher Costs, Slowing PC Market

HIGHLIGHTS Revenue was flat at $10.01 billion (roughly Rs. 64,205 crores) Lenovo has suffered from a global decline in PC demand Lenovo’s PC shipments declined 6 percent, after two quarters of growth Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group posted a first-quarter loss on Friday citing higher costs and slower growth in the personal computer market, and said the outlook was challenging due ... Read More »

Emerging trends: data, technology and wellness now the focus of healthtech

One of the biggest sectors in the startup ecosystem, healthtech is evolving significantly. Amid a government-backed push, the spotlight is now on innovations, including artificial intelligence (AI) and other technology. Just off the first half of the year, India’s startup ecosystem has seen a whole lot of action on several levels. According to YourStory Research, the first half saw close to ... Read More »