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‘The Year of AI’: Top trends and innovations in science and technology in the year 2017

2017 was an eventful year for innovations in science and technology as the world started embracing Artificial Intelligence , more countries announced ambitious projects for interstellar exploration and block-chain hit banks and business. On the flip side, a growing threat to cyber security and exposure to harmful apps kept scaring users and the sensitive sections of the society with some dubbing this year as the "Year of Blue Whale" after a suicide game in which a secret admin allegedly targeted disturbed  individuals…

Face scans, robot baggage handlers – airports of the future

SINGAPORE: Passengers' baggage is collected by robots, they relax in a luxurious waiting area complete with an indoor garden before getting a face scan and swiftly passing through security and immigration -- this could be one of the airports of the future.  It's a vision that planners hope will become reality as new technology is rolled out, transforming the exhausting experience of getting stuck in lengthy queues in ageing, overcrowded terminals into something far more pleasant. The Asia-Pacific has been leading the…

WATCH: You can now convert any helmet into a smart helmet

Want a Smart Helmet?   Meet Cosmo Connected It is the first helmet accessory,  a backlight that can save your life.  The detachable rear brake light helmet accessory with emergency responder alerts to improve the physical safety of riders. Chairman and Co-Founder Cosmo Connected Romain said, “Our objective is to allow the motorcyclists to feel more pleasure and freedom on the road by increasing their level of safety.” The device detects that the driver fell and alerts the emergency services and the…

Indian techies, IT firms fret as Trump orders US visa review

MUMBAI: For Grishma, an Indian software designer, President Donald Trump's review of the visa programme for bringing highly skilled workers into the United States comes at a bad time. Fresh from gaining a master's degree in Europe, and with an offer of employment from a well-known U.S. design firm, she was well on her way to fulfilling the ambition of many young Indian IT workers - a dream job in America. But as she waits in the H-1B visa queue for the green light, she is caught in a bind. "It's a weird time to be…

IBM to integrate MedyMatch technology to help spot brain bleeding

Israel's MedyMatch Technology said on Thursday IBM Watson Health would integrate MedyMatch's technology into its offerings to imaging experts in hospitals to help doctors identify intracranial bleeding from head trauma and stroke. Initially, IBM Watson Health will distribute the MedyMatch brain bleed detection application globally through its sales channels. Later, IBM Watson Health and MedyMatch will develop interoperability between MedyMatch's application and IBM Watson Health Imaging's offerings. Read More: IBM…

Society cannot progress without education, says minister

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said that the society cannot progress without education, ARY News reported. He was addressing a business education conference in Islamabad on Tuesday. Iqbal said that the globalization has changed the whole world. A society could not attain its goals without education, he said. He added that the country have to pay attention towards its education sector if it wants to gain economic stability. The planning minister stated that that Prime…

Tech addiction is ‘digital heroin’ for kids: experts

Children are becoming tech-savvy in the face of rapid technological evolution, but doctors believe this is eroding children’s mind and could lead to disastrous consequences. Kids who have been given iPads, Chromebooks or other personal devices at an early age are developing an unhealthy attachment to tech. In a lot of cases, it makes them a lot less interested in things they used to enjoy – like sports and reading – and can make them stay up into the early hours of the morning, leading to sleep deprivation and…

VIDEOS: CES 2017 showcases incredible gadgets

Consumer Technology Association (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas has on display some of the world’s most weird and fantastic gadgets like the hairbrush that monitors the quality of your hair, the TV that rolls up like a newspaper and the scarf that senses air pollution many more. The technology event attracts over 150,000 people every year and draws companies and products from across the globe to exhibit their latest products. The event kicked off on January 03 and will run till January 08. Let’s have a look at some of…

Faraday Future takes on Tesla with this new ‘intelligent’ electric car

Faraday Future (FF) has revealed FF 91 (“nine one”), its first production vehicle, at an exclusive event prior to the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2017). SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO Built upon the company’s Variable Platform Architecture (VPA), FF 91 represents a bold new breed of electric mobility that combines supercar performance, precise handling, the comfort of an ultra-luxury passenger vehicle, and a unique collection of intelligent internet features. FF 91 will be the first production vehicle to feature…

Top tech innovations and trends of 2016

2016 was no doubt a revolutionary and eventful year for technology; robots said they would destroy humanity, Pokemon Go and Prisma broke download records, self-driving cars finally became reality and some newly introduced phones quickly challenged established brands. Overall, this year was amazing for technology and it became more and more relevant to people's lives even in third world countries. Who in Pakistan would have thought that they would be using smartphones for booking rides or youth in this country would be…