Mobile phones and tablets are basically mini computers – and to a computer, everything is a number.
Technology companies are pushing to lead the AI drive in Africa.
The emerging relationship between new technologies and Africa may be some of the most promising news for the continent but caution is important.
In Asia, umbrellas are commonly used as a form of sun protection.
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In Asian countries, many people wield umbrellas to protect them from the sun. American women used to as well – but then stopped.
In India, air conditioning system vendors waiting for customers during an episode of high heat.
As our planet warms, the number of air-conditioning units worldwide is expected to triple by 2050 – yet their use drives climate change. So how can we break the cycle?
Overall, participation in STEM careers activities is low, with less than 30% of UK 11- to 14-year-olds reporting having taken part in 2017.
It took Thomas Edison countless failures before he succeeded in developing a marketable lightbulb.
Canadian technology start-ups that incorporate an approach that learns from failure tend to perform and innovate with greater success than start-ups that seek to assign blame.
Supporters of Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, at a rally earlier this year.
In the recent Nigerian election WhatsApp was used to mislead voters in increasingly sophisticated ways. But it also strengthened democracy in other areas.
Amazon plans to retrain 100,000 employees in new technologies.
Amazon's plan to invest $700 million retraining its workforce signals very soon all jobs will be STEM jobs – and higher education needs to play a bigger role.
If all of these devices really work together, they can be a bigger help than any one of them alone.
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Each device is complex in its own right, and trying to use them together in many different settings makes things even more complicated.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission.
The technologies behind weather forecasting, GPS and even smartphones can trace their origins to the race to the Moon.
Uber's expansion has become a global epic with regional episodes, but the legal conflict in Argentina has even higher stakes.
South Korea has grown into a rich country with a per capita GDP of nearly US$30,000 in 2017.
Why do some countries grow faster than others? Innovative local companies play a key role.
With so much research, data and evidence in the world, it’s tough to pull it together in a useful way.
With accessible software tools and workflows, machines can be left to do the laborious work so that people can focus on planning, thinking and doing.
Google’s size isn’t the only reason way it exerts market power.
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US lawmakers and regulators are beginning to investigate big tech's growing power, but they need to look beyond size and into their very natures.
BeefLedger and QUT work with Mount Gambier High School students on food provenance, IoT and data science.
A project to protect producers from food fraud by verifying and promoting the provenance of the region's beef exports to China turned out to be a source of creative work in the region as well.
The dominant reading of George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984” has been that it was a dire prediction of what could be.
Denis Hamel Côté
In the year 1984, there was self-congratulatory coverage that the dystopia of the novel had not been realized. However, an expert argues that the technologies described in the novel are here and watching us.
Season 5 of
Black Mirror begins on June 5, 2019.
If "Black Mirror" is one of the most fascinating and disturbing series of the last ten years, it is because of its main character: technology.
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Despite efforts to encourage a shift to sustainable transportation, traffic congestion is often the focus of debates over mobility. Motorists endlessly demand more roads, but is this really a solution?
Out for a stroll in Fallout 76.
Video games were once thought to offer an escape from everyday life – but they often hold a mirror to what we do in reality.
Nanoparticles occur naturally in some foods, and others have them added.
Nanoparticles are extremely tiny particles, with external dimensions smaller than 100 nanometres (0.0001 of a millimetre). Here's what we know about nanotechnology in food.