The internet of things has never quite found its footing, and some proclaim the once-hyped concept is dead. Even as tech companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google pour money into smart speakers, there’s no real, tangible use for them. Other companies have tried–to little avail–to sell us dumb smart products like smart refrigerators and smart water bottles. And smart homes? They spy on users–and they’re just plain annoying. advertisement advertisement For Matt Webb, a technologist at R/GA London, the potential of the internet of things isn’t inside your home. It’s outside of it. “It’s where we can finally start assembling parts to make products or services or companies with a smaller number of people or with greater ambition than before,” he says. “IoT is solving problems in the business space really clearly.” Webb is the managing director of R/GA London’s IoT Venture … [Read more...] about Is The Internet Of Things Dead, Or Is It Growing Up?
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The world has changed a lot since 2010, when the smart home company Nest hit the scene. The same year, Apple unveiled the iPad. The internet of things was the hot new buzzword. Nest launched its first smart thermostat the next year, featuring a brilliantly luminous screen that set the temperature in bold type. It was a conspicuous set piece for your wall. advertisement advertisement Fast-forward to 2017. Many consumers are questioning whether bringing more screens into the home is a good thing. Companies like Amazon, Google, and Apple are releasing products that let you access information without a screen at all. Even Nest founder Tony Fadell, who worked on the first iPhone, has questioned the culture he helped to create. “How can we get rid of the screens between us?” asked Fadell, who left the company in 2016, at a talk earlier this year. “How can we make it more of an informational assistant that will help us, … [Read more...] about Silicon Valley Is Rethinking Screen Culture–And So Is Nest
When I was 13, I was convinced that Jews controlled global financial networks and that black Americans committed homicide at a higher rate than whites. I believed that the wage gap was a fallacy fabricated by feminists, and I was an avid supporter of the men’s rights movement. I accepted all of the alt-right maxims I saw as a Reddit moderator, despite my Jewish upbringing in a liberal household with a tight-knit family that taught me compassion, empathy, and respect for others. advertisement advertisement Now, I’m 16, and I’ve been able to reflect on how I got sucked into that void—and how others do, too. My brief infatuation with the alt-right has helped me understand the ways big tech companies and their algorithms are contributing to the problem of radicalization—and why it’s so important to be skeptical of what you read online. My own transformation started when I switched into a new school in the middle of eighth grade. Like anyone … [Read more...] about I became part of the alt-right at age 13, thanks to Reddit and Google
The country's drug regulator on Friday sought public comments on a proposal to start an electronic platform for tracking the supply chain to weed out substandard drugs, monitor adverse reactions and curb overuse of antibiotics.Unlike the US and Europe, India does not currently have a tracking system in place for these purposes."The objective of such regulation would be to ensure availability of right drugs that meet the standards of quality to every person, in need of medicines, curbing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and also regulating supply of medicines through online/internet to persons or other entities in outside India,” Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) said in its notification.Close More than 10 percent of drugs in the government supply chain were found to be Not of Standard Quality (NSQ), according to the largest-ever survey by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, while the estimated percentage of NSQ drugs from samples taken … [Read more...] about New e-platform to help India weed out substandard drugs
Midcaps can turn out to be big wealth spinners for those looking to remain invested in the market for more than a year.Return-hungry investors are always in search of stocks trading at cheaper valuations compared to peers or historical averages and have the potential to deliver growth in the near future.Close The reason to buy mid or smallcaps is the high return potential if one can pick a multibagger, Citigroup says in a November 25 research report. related news Expect FY20 GDP growth below 5%, RBI likely to cut repo rate by 25 bps in Dec policy: Experts Hedge you portfolio by deploying 'Long Put Butterfly' in December India Gold fell over 1% in November; Re, trade deal to dictate trend in December “We have looked at the last 10 years' performance to see what the odds are and no surprises. It remains tough to call those multibaggers, as only 2 percent of smallcaps become largecaps, while 20 percent no longer exist (or are no longer listed),” the report says.The … [Read more...] about Time to revisit midcaps? Citigroup picks top 11 stocks that are worth a look