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Tech Ethics Issues We Should All Be Thinking About In 2019

Getty Technology doesn’t police itself. New technologies require us to pay attention, voice our concerns constructively, and demand accountability when people are harmed. For the seventh year in a row, I’ve released a list of ten technologies that people should be aware of in the hopes of giving non-experts a window into what’s going on in labs around the world. The ... Read More »

Amazon, Google and Samsung top list of tech R&D spending

According to data gathered by PwC, covering the fiscal year ending on June 30 2018, Amazon, Alphabet, Samsung and Intel are all in the top five in terms of research and development spending. Amazon topped the list for the second year in a row with $22.6B spent on R&D and Google’s Alphabet parent company was second with $16.2B. Samsung retained ... Read More »

Big Tech made the social media mess. It has to fix it

After virtually every mass shooting, every high-profile hate crime over the past decade, the story played out much the same: All the warning signs were on full display on social media. As if on cue, reports circulated of social media abuse moments after the world learned the names of alleged mail bomber Cesar Sayoc and Pittsburgh synagogue shooting suspect Robert ... Read More »

Kia Sportage To Get Mild-Hybrid Tech In 2018

South Korean automaker Kia Motors is set to introduce a 48-volt diesel mild-hybrid in the Kia Sportagein 2018. This mild-hybrid tech marks the beginning of Kia’s 2025 electrification strategy, as part of which it plans to introduce 16 advanced powertrain vehicles – five hybrids, five plug-in hybrids, five battery-electric vehicles and a new fuel-cell electric vehicle, which is due in 2020. The diesel ... Read More »

Tech firm Smartron collaborates with University of Southern California for research on education through technology

A partnership has been established between the Indian tech firm Smartron and University of Southern California for research on education by using wearables and machine learning technologies. The partnership with USC’s Centre for Human Applied Reasoning and the Internet of Things (CHARIOT) will focus on understanding the influence on learning when smartphones and sensors are used. About tBand Smartron’s ‘tBand’ ... Read More »

Meet the Twitter ‘mafia’ in health and fitness tech

Twitter alums are taking over the health-technology sector. A LinkedIn search revealed that more than 20 former Twitter employees are now at health, fitness and bio-tech start-ups. The vast majority of them joined or founded these companies in the past two years, in the midst of Twitter’s well-documented executive shakeup. This list includes but is not limited to: Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, ... Read More »

Huawei’s SuperCharge tech will be certified by TÜV Rheinland

Fast charging has become an increasingly popular feature on smartphones and makers love to one-up each other. To make sure consumers receive a safe product, Huawei has partnered with TÜV Rheinland to certify Huawei’s SuperCharge technology. TÜV dates back to the 1800s and has been inspecting and certifying everything from steam boilers to elevators ever since. And now, one of ... Read More »

Amazon Prime Day 2017: The best tech, electronics, PC, and mobile deals

Amazon Prime Day is an official yearly event now—and Amazon’s pushing harder than ever for its summer sale to rival the likes of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. For 2017, the retailer has promised more deals, better discounts, and higher inventories. Amazon seems to be focusing solely on brand-new items this year: no more old, open-box items that suggest more ... Read More »

Vivo Unveils ‘Under Display Fingerprint Scanning Solution’ Based on Qualcomm Tech

HIGHLIGHTS The scanner works under 1.2mm of OLED display stacks Vivo also showed off new DSP Photography Solution Also unveiled was a new Hi-Fi audio solution Vivo on Wednesday at the start of MWC Shanghai 2017 showcased its new Under Display Fingerprint Scanning Solution based on Qualcomm’s tech. Alongside, Vivo also unveiled its Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Photography Solution targeted ... Read More »

Chipmakers at Taiwan’s Biggest Tech Fair Look Beyond Crowded Smartphone Market

Chipmakers switched focus at Taiwan’s top tech fair this week with bets on new areas such as driverless cars, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, shifting away from smartphones where intense competition has pushed down components prices. The Computex Taipei event, now in its 36th year, has historically been a central venue for electronic parts manufacturers to show off their processors ... Read More »