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Microchipping humans Analyses & Assessments

Microchipping humans

A US company has become the first in the country to microchip its employees. Three Square Market, a Wisconsin-based company..

FTC probe into Amazon Analyses & Assessments

FTC probe into Amazon

The Federal Trade Commission in United States is reportedly investigating Amazon’s pricing practices. A Reuters report has revealed that the probe...

Audi recalls diesel cars Analyses & Assessments

Audi recalls diesel cars

German automaker Audi, will voluntarily retrofit 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emission performance. According to recent...

AlphaBay, Hansa shut down Analyses & Assessments

AlphaBay, Hansa shut down

Two of the largest marketplaces in the “dark web”, Alphabay and Hansa, have been shut down. The shutdown was a joint effort by the US Department of...

Lithium, the new gold Analyses & Assessments

Lithium, the new gold

In a world to be largely powered by lithium, the Alkali metal is likely to become one of the most valuable commodities on the planet. Lithium is the...

The flying car Analyses & Assessments

The flying car

Cartivator, a Japanese company is developing a flying car with the objective of launching it in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Skydrive is fitted...

The electric gamechanger Analyses & Assessments

The electric gamechanger

On Saturday, Mr. Elon Musk, Tesla’s co-founder and chief executive shared the first images of the electric car company's Model 3 after it came off...

India = "lynchocracy”? Analyses & Assessments

India = "lynchocracy”?

Last month, about 2000 people were protesting in Delhi and several across India against rising attacks on Muslims and Dalits by vigilante cow...

Rise of robots Analyses & Assessments

Rise of robots

Scientists at the University of California Berkeley have created a robot that has learnt to pick up virtually any object. The way the robot...

Reorganization in Microsoft Analyses & Assessments

Reorganization in Microsoft

The giant tech company is slashing thousands of jobs, mostly in sales positions. Microsoft (MSFT, Tech30) confirmed the move in a statement, taking...

ISIS surrounded in Raqqa Analyses & Assessments

ISIS surrounded in Raqqa

The Islamic State (ISIL or ISIS) may be very close to completely losing its stronghold in Raqqa, Syria. US-based forces in Syria have said that the...

Future may not be what it used to be Analyses & Assessments

Future may not be what it used to be

Ocado has sent a self-driving truck trundling through the backstreets of Woolwich, south-east London, as part of the UK’s first trial of autonomous...

Tech for good Analyses & Assessments

Tech for good

Two of the biggest tech giants in the world – Microsoft and Accenture – have teamed up to develop a system particularly for the United Nations that...

E-Estonia Analyses & Assessments

E-Estonia

Estonia has set up the first ‘data embassy’ at Luxembourg using online infrastructure. In the country’s efforts to keep data safe, it becomes the...

Apple’s Latest Innovation, Not as Innovative? Analyses & Assessments

Apple’s Latest Innovation, Not as Innovative?

Apple has introduced its latest edition – the ‘HomePod’ with dual services. The device is said to be a speaker as well as ‘siri-enabled’ serving as...

Parker Solar Probe Analyses & Assessments

Parker Solar Probe

NASA will fly a spacecraft directly into the Sun in a bid to unlock the secrets of solar storms that plays havoc with satellites and power supplies,...

The game changer Analyses & Assessments

The game changer

An extremely powerful commercial broadband satellite has just gone into orbit on an Ariane rocket. ViaSat-2, which is to be stationed above the...

Technology’s mutiny over jobs Analyses & Assessments

Technology’s mutiny over jobs

The inherent economic problem of any country is unemployment. Furthermore, the rise of machines has made the existing jobs even more vulnerable. The...

Russia: First Floating Power Plant Analyses & Assessments

Russia: First Floating Power Plant

Russiahas reached its advanced stages of building the world's first floating nuclear power plant. The FNPP is a site with one or more nuclear...

All-electric cars fleet by 2030 Analyses & Assessments

All-electric cars fleet by 2030

The Power Minister, Piyush Goyal has suggested that India has targeted only electric cars to operate in the country by 2030. It was also reported...