Students encouraged to become producers of technology

Female students at the the Programming and Animation workshop, Youth Tech 2019, at the Cove Eco-Industrial and Business Park on January 4. Forty students between the ages of 12-18 students, were exposed to the world of Artificial Intelligence at a Programming and Animation workshop, Youth Tech 2019, held earlier this month at the Cove Eco-Industrial and Business Park. The two-day workshop hosted by the Eco-Industrial Development Company of Tobago (E-IDCOT) Ltd and Nerds International Young Innovators, whose director Joseph Frederick, co-ordinated the project. Joseph said the aim of the workshop was to…

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2019: Where technology goes from here

2018 was a year of significant milestones brought about by technology. We saw the manufacturing industry start to evolve through 3D printing, the world’s workforce mobilises thanks to increasingly flexible devices, and the continued growth of connected devices. The development of these technologies in 2019 is certain and will without doubt continue to shift the way we conduct our business and personal lives. A return to the golden age of manufacturing Where will technology have the most impact? From an industrial point of view, the world is embarking on the…

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Smart vehicle technology new star of CES

car giant Mercedes showcased its Vision Urbanetic, a concept autonomous vehicle designed for urban areas, at CES 2019 The technology on display at CES increasingly involves cars and other vehicles, with the gadget show becoming ever more diverse in the products showcased as a result. Some vehicle manufacturers now make as many major announcements at the Las Vegas convention as they do at key motor industry events such as the Detroit Motor Show. This year, Nissan, Ford, Mercedes, Audi and Hyundai are among the firms with a large presence in…

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How Technology Can Save Your Small Business Big Money

If you own a small business, you know how important it is to keep costs down and profits up. In fact, experts say that over 80% of small businesses that fail do so because they suffer from problems with their cash flow. No matter how great your business idea is, if you can’t fund it, it won’t succeed in the market. Luckily, there are ways that you can use technology to increase your chances of success and protect yourself from some of the common problems that small business owners have….

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Opinion: Amazing gene-editing technology needs a pass on patent minefields

A breakthrough gene editing technology known as CRISPR is poised to deliver new medical therapies and agricultural and industrial advancements. Although recent reports of its success in the laboratory are promising, the larger challenge confronting CRISPR may be access to the underlying patent rights. To develop CRISPR technologies, commercial developers must fight or license their way through an intellectual property labyrinth that is the definition of inefficiency. The situation looks like an invitation to litigation or government intervention, either of which would put the technology’s vast potential at risk. There…

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Technology will spell end of traditional systems’Technology will spell end of traditional systems’

Evolving technology will result in failure of conventional organisations said veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur at a panel discussion on Digital Space — The Future Ahead at the International Film Festival of India on Saturday. He said, “Organisations won’t be able to sustain [themselves] because by the time they are established, the technology will change. The future lies with individuality and democracy. If anyone of you believes you can tell a story and you can give it to the world, you have the means, you have the technology, you can upload the video.”…

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Best Buy Center Gives Wisconsin Teens Access to Technology

 Best Buy’s Teen Tech Center at Minneapolis Central Library is serving underprivileged youth by providing them with hands-on access to technology. About 300 teens are active members in the free program, Minnesota Public Radio reported . The program provides teens with computer software and equipment that they can use to learn new skills and make things. Available technology includes virtual reality headsets, a green screen and a soundproofing recording studio. Kiara Raquel launched her natural skin care line last year. The 18-year-old uses the center’s resources to help grow her business, Venus…

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How Technology Is Leading Us Into the Imagination Age

In many ways, the future is unpredictable. A report by the World Economic Forum reveals that almost 65 percent of the jobs elementary school students will be doing in the future do not even exist yet. Combined with technological automation and the disappearance of traditional jobs, this leaves us with a critical question: how can we survive such a world? The answer may be imagination. Initially coined by Rita J. King, the imagination age is a theoretical period beyond the information age where creativity and imagination will become the primary creators of economic value….

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How to grow cannabis? With modern science and technology

Cannabis plant strains in jars in MediJean’s Health Canada-licensed tissue culture development lab are kept for research as manager Abdul Ahad works in the Richmond, B.C., facility, in this 2014 file photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck) In Canada and around the world, legal cannabis producers face many challenges: Varying government regulations, high security requirements and a lack of reliable information on how to grow their crops. Growing cannabis has been illegal for so many years that scientific research on how to best produce this crop is limited. Much of the knowledge on how…

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Can paperless finance technology increase household income in India?

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) committee looking into household finance has several fascinating takeaways into what impedes Indian families from saving, insuring, and investing better. Headed by Tarun Ramadorai, professor of Financial Economics at Imperial College London, the committee report says households can significantly augment their annual income if they had access to formal financial institutions and products, and that technology has a key role to play in ensuring this access. A good money management plan can help augment a household’s income. The household finance report determines this augmentation…

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