Posted by Ravikiran Taire (View Profile | View All Posts) at 11:37 AM
There is a cultural struggle going on in the heart and soul of the global marketplace. Not since the years after World War II, when veterans began having children who later embraced rock-n-roll music (and annoyed their Big Band-loving parents), has such a distinct line been drawn between generations.
On one side are the older consumers who would never think of discussing very personal health matters via Skype with their physicians. They make appointments to go in and see their doctors face to face. On the other side: 'millennial' consumers who feel at ease being classified as 'self-directed patients.' We have boundless innovation in the field of mobile health technology (or 'mHealth') to thank for allowing healthcare providers to offer outpatient services for more people around the world. No longer do you have to go to the doctor's office and sit in a waiting room. The doctor will come to you via digital technology.
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Posted by Richard Lobo (View Profile | View All Posts) at 7:49 AM
Inside the movement to let workers rule themselves [ Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kRzNLZ6plQ ]
It's almost a right-of-passage among the start-ups of Silicon Valley and Bangalore. The very innovative engineers who start tech firms with their friends vow that they will never sell out to a larger company to keep the feeling of a start-up alive in the workplace.
The problem here, of course, is that some of these companies become incredibly successful overnight. Not only are they (sometimes) offered big money and stock options to 'sell out' to a large enterprise; they find that having a flat organizational structure is impossible when they grow past a certain point.
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Posted by Mohan Babu (View Profile | View All Posts) at 8:33 AM
Using drones to survey damage after a disaster [ Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCkMf-hFOZo ]
Who knew a day in the park could become so complicated? Ever since man took to flying - first in large balloons, later in planes, and then even in helicopters - there have been miniature versions of these vehicles that have delighted hobbyists and flight enthusiasts for more than a century.
But hook a remote camera onto one of these devices, and you have a completely different device in your hands. At least that's what several countries and a bevy of recent laws have determined. A remote-controlled, unmanned flying device with a camera attached to it is, in many jurisdictions, considered by law to be a 'drone'. Drones are unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with a wide range of commercial uses such as sports photography, atmospheric research or even goods delivery. Since drones do not have human pilots, they are remotely operated by using data link transmissions. They can be installed with powerful cameras, sensors or facial recognition technology. Operating a drone is a completely different ballgame, as far as the authorities are concerned. Instead of a day in the park flying a model airplane, drones might constitute trespassing or even invasion of privacy on the part of its owner.
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