11 technology startups based in and around Dharamshala

    The mountains have always beckoned yogis, or, maybe, it’s the other way around. But with the Internet, many techies now wield this strong inclination towards becoming yogis. The Internet acts as a very strong bridge that allows such fusion to happen. For some people, this is great news, for others, terribly sad. Having lived in Sidhbari (the valley ... Read More »

UAE Unveils Strategic Framework for Space Agency

      The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday launched a strategic framework for its newly-established space agency that aims to launch satellite missions and the “first Arab unmanned probe” to Mars by 2021. Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, witnessed the launch of the Strategic Plan ... Read More »

Ride Along On A Four-Mile-Long Roller Coaster For Library Books

        A few weeks ago we showed you images of incredible robotic library logistics, including the Telelift system of the National Széchényi Library in Budapest, Hungary. Last week I had a special opportunity to visit that library and take a look at its automated book transportation system-basically a roller coaster for books. The Telelift conveyor system has ... Read More »

How Amputees And Engineers Are Rethinking The Human Form

          Welcome to Reading List, a weekly collection of great tech reads from around the web. This week we explore re-engineering the human body, how New York was transformed into “Fear City,” seven myths about Silicon Valley, and more! Enjoy. More and more amputees, engineers, and would-be cyborgs are rejecting the notion that the average human ... Read More »

Drone Captures Incredible Footage Of Ancient Nubian Pyramids

      Another great thing you can do with drones-take stunning footage of ancient royal burial chambers. This National Geographic video offers an entirely new perspective on the Nubian pyramids that have stood the test of time in the Sudanese desert for over 3,000 years.     [“”] Read More »

This Robot Learns Things Like A Child

    Heard of a robot that can learn things on its own, through trial and error? Well, here is one. Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error — much like humans learn things. They demonstrated their technique, a type of reinforcement learning, by having a robot ... Read More »

NASA Preparing ISS For Commercial Spacecraft Landing

      NASA engineers are set to prepare the International Space Station (ISS) for the future arrival of US commercial crew and cargo vehicles. On May 27, robotics flight controllers at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Houston will detach the large Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM), used as a supply depot on the orbital laboratory, from the Earth-facing port of ... Read More »

Stratos Card Review: This Smart Credit Card Is Still Too Dumb

        Technology is a conquerer. The evidence can be seen in mounds of dead pagers, flip phones, and CDs. When companies and startups agree to kill something off, it’s usually not long for this world. But one piece of tech has become an unkillable cockroach-the credit card. Apple has Apple Pay. Samsung has Samsung Pay. Google’s working ... Read More »

Intel to consider paying for egg-freezing, says Irish vice-president

    One of the company’s newest vice-presidents, Margaret Burgraff, from Cork, confirmed the subject is under discussion. “The head of HR has already had the conversation with me about the philosophy of it. I personally find it too intrusive. I don’t want my workplace involved in my fertility,” she said. Ms Burgraff added that any employee benefit programmes has ... Read More »

Today’s Growth Consultant Reviews Shows Increase In Technology Business Investments

    All investors are struggling at the moment because of the current state of the economy. It is quite hard to find really good investment opportunities, mainly because the buying power that people have is still low. While there are clear signs that the economy is getting back on track, it is still important to be careful when an ... Read More »