Tag Archives: people

Crytpocurrencies: Will Bitcoin’s meteoric rise change the way people invest?

Whenever I talked about investing in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin with friends, most of them would not take me seriously. Their immediate defence: “these are too risky”. Warren Buffett, the most successful investor of all time has the following words of wisdom on risk. “Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing.” Today, fixed deposits give you a return of 6-7 per cent/annum. ... Read More »

What’s the Internet ‘game’ killing young people worldwide?

Blue Whale: A reported suicide game (Source: Twitter) Over the past few months, an Internet “game” called the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ has been blamed for the deaths of well over 100 young people in countries around the world — including at least five teens in India. The government has now asked Internet majors like Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo to “immediately remove” links of ... Read More »

Credo Of Successful Digital Enterprises: People First, Technology Second

There’s been no end to the talk of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robots squeezing people out of the enterprise. Let me add a different perspective. The human is, and all always will be, at the center of the enterprise. It takes humans to organize technology – no matter how “intelligent” – in a way that it best serves customers. ... Read More »

New technology that can help the 360 million people with hearing loss

For the 360 million people worldwide who lack some or all of their ability to hear, technological interventions have already come a long way. But still, they’re not perfect. Hearing aids don’t translate certain frequencies as well as regular hearing, and some users find hearing interventions uncomfortable or are ideologically opposed to them. Soon that might all change. Scientists are ... Read More »

People in Singapore spend over 12 hours on gadgets daily: Survey

  Singaporeans spend an average of 12hr 42 a day on digital devices. PHOTO: ST FILE Like it or not, gadgets have become a key part of people’s lives in Singapore, as consumers spend most of their waking hours on digital devices – 12hr 42 min a day on average. And spending so much time has had both a positive ... Read More »

Meet Raghuram Rajan’s teacher who now works for tribal people of Madhya Pradesh

Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan was once the student of ex-IIT Delhi professor Alok Sagar, who left his prestigious IIT job in 1982 to serve the tribal people of Madhya Pradesh. In brief: Know about this noble person The Professor did his Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and also pursued Master’s from IIT Delhi. After completing PhD from Houston University, Texas, ... Read More »

The List: 10 apps for ridiculously lazy people

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Connecting people once more: Nokia phones, tablets are coming back

Nokia is back! the former cellphone king formally announced its plan to return to the sector of telephones, smartphones and pills. And to reply your burning question – yes, it will be Android smartphones and tablets! This move will encompass the formation of a brand new corporation – HMD worldwide Oy, a newly foundedorganization based totally in Finland so that ... Read More »

New Facebook tool lets blind people ‘see’ photos

Social media platforms may be a great way of telling the world about your life, but not everyone can appreciate these moments in full. Facebook is launching “automatic alternative text”; a tool that uses object recognition technology to identify and describe an image, so that visually impaired and blind people using screen readers will be able to hear—and therefore visualize—what’s ... Read More »