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(Photo by Pool DEMANGE/DI SILVESTRO/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images Here are five things in technology that happened this past week and how they affect your business. Did you miss them? 1 — Amazon is reportedly developing hand-scanning technology. The Wall Street Journal reported this past week that Amazon.com Inc. is developing point …

ISRO’s NavIC (an acronym for NAVigation with Indian Constellation) is coming soon to millions of Android phones in India. Touted as the alternative to GPS (Global Positioning System), the NavIC satellite technology is designed to deliver accurate position information service to Indian users and even in neighboring countries. The technology is now set for a …

Amy Webb, a quantitative futurist and professor of strategic foresight at NYU, expects tech giants like Amazon and Apple to “completely dismantle the healthcare industry as we know it.” “I would argue they’re already in the process of doing that,” Webb told Business Insider on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in …

Billionaire 2020 presidential contender Mike Bloomberg doesn’t think Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) “know what they’re talking about” when it comes to breaking up big tech companies, Mercury News reported on Friday. “Breaking things up just to be nasty is not an answer,” Bloomberg, former New York City mayor, told the Bay …

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Alphabet Inc. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert/Bloomberg News) Ctrl + N The hottest trend among Silicon Valley executives is embracing regulation. As long as the rules are written on their terms.  Sundar Pichai, the new chief executive of Google’s parent company Alphabet, was the latest tech titan to jump on board: He wrote …

For all the criticisms directed at the largest tech companies in the last couple of years, few smaller rivals have been willing to speak up publicly. That changed for a couple of hours on Friday, as executives at four businesses pleaded with federal lawmakers to rein in Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon. At a congressional …

Ping An Technology and Intel are building an innovation lab in Shenzhen to experiment in areas such as cloud, AI, security and storage. Part of the giant Ping An Insurance empire, Ping An Technology develops tech for a range of industries, including financial services. Ericson Chan, CEO, Ping An Technology, says: “Partnering with Intel …

ClubIntel‘s fifth annual International Fitness Industry Trend Report, released in December 2019, surveyed more than 90 industry trends across four categories: equipment, facilities, programming and technology. The report is based on the responses of almost 1,000 club operators from 11,500 facilities worldwide. This gallery highlights 2019’s most popular technology-related fitness trends at American health clubs and studios. …

Sun, Jan 12, 2020 – 4:48 PM CREATIVE Technology has snagged six awards from various tech review sites after launching new additions to its suite of Super X-Fi products at the annual CES consumer technology show in Las Vegas last week. On display for the first time was the SXFI Carrier, a home theatre soundbar …

My dark-yet-immediate reaction was to wonder whether the newly-announced “artificial humans” from startup Neon a few booths over would be able to do the same. If no one else was around, could I lean on a somewhat realistic-looking avatar — one I’d built a relationship, even a friendship, with — to know when I’m in …