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 »

Mazda to put autonomous-driving technology in all models by 2025

Mazda Motor Corporation logo Mazda Motor Corp. said it would launch a new engine in 2019 that it says would be the world’s first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition, unveiling a plan that places traditional engines at the center of its longer-term strategy. As many automakers scramble to get into the electric car segment, the Japanese automaker said it ... Read More »

Banks leverage voice technology

This story was delivered to BI Intelligence “Payments Briefing” subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Voice banking is coming to the forefront as the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and USAA both try the relatively new technology, according to Finextra. RBC is adding payments functionality to its app. The new feature will give customers the ability to pay bills on their iPhone or iPad ... Read More »

5 Ways In Which Technology Is Changing Driving Training In India

B MATHUR / REUTERS CEAT tyres hit the nail on the head with their funny, witty, and thought-provoking “Be Idiot Safe” ad – if you haven’t watched it already, watch it here. As life moves from being 24 hours to 140-characters, our attention spans have shrunk to the duration of that commercial—30 seconds, and no more. And so, like most of ... Read More »

iOS 10.3.3, macOS 10.12.6, watchOS 3.2.3, and tvOS 10.2.2 Updates Released: What’s New

HIGHLIGHTS New versions are minor updates Available worldwide for supported devices iOS 10.3.3 brings security fixes and other improvements Apple rolled out minor software updates for all its major platforms – iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS – on Wednesday evening, most of which have to do with bug fixes, performance improvements, and security updates. iOS 10.3.3 fixes a number of security issues that could affect core services ... 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 »

Technology and the Decline of Morality

“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit,” saysa character in Noel Coward’s play, Blithe Spirit. The decline of morality is on public display more than ever. Technology lets the world see people everywhere behaving badly: Videos of fights in public quickly go viral, folks bicker and bully on social media, and many ... Read More »

Reliance Jio Launches Asia-Africa-Europe Submarine Cable System to Cater to Video Demand

HIGHLIGHTS Jio launched the Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) submarine cable system It’s capable of bringing up to 40 terabits of new capacity to the region The cable system will stretch over 25,000km from France to Hong Kong Reliance Jio on Thursday launched the Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) submarine cable system, which will deliver up to 40 Terabits of new capacity in the region. The AAE-1 ... Read More »