Privacy, WhatsApp, Signal — an Oxymoron?

2021 seems to have gotten off to a bad start for our friends at Facebook but then again 2020 wasn’t a great year for them either. With a controversial shift in WhatsApp’s privacy policy, it is taking one of its few “clean” properties with it. The popular instant messaging app involves the exchange of data with the parent company, contrary to its pledge when it was purchased by Facebook.

When the news broke about this change in policy, nothing happened immediately. However, when Elon Musk, known critic of Facebook, tweeted about signal, WhatsApp, and privacy. The internet erupted and suddenly…


Digital Twins in 2021: 15 Amazing Examples

The concept of digital twin is not new. The technology has been around since the 1960s. NASA has been physically creating duplicate systems for its various space missions at ground level, to test its equipment in a virtual environment. An example of this is Apollo 13, for which a digital twin was developed by NASA to assess and simulate conditions on board.

In the recent past, digital twin has become one of the most promising technological trends. It is estimated that the global Digital Twin technology will reach $48.2 billion by 2026, from $3.1 …


Parenting the Parents of 2021

They are rightfully called as Digital Generation. Born and raised in digital environments that offer an incredible opportunity to learn, create, build, and network. Social media provides useful tools to learn and create a responsible digital presence for children that also helps them study and consider various viewpoints that makes them better aware.

A digital parent in 2021 must be very aware of all the negative and positive information a child can learn by simply hopping on to their favorite video game or social channel. …


Rocketing for a Crowded Orbit

The family, donned in an intra-vehicular activity space suits, strapped in a capsule, are ready for 384,400 km. Within minutes their own weight doubles and in just eight and half minutes, they are completely weightless.

Inflatable orbiting habitat rented for their holiday in space! Welcome to the future!

It is not new to travel into space using a private space jet. Ever since 2010, when the crew size of the International Space Station was increased, several ordinary people have travelled into space. The idea was novel then but not today. …


Device Management & Dedicated Experiences on Android Devices

Mobile phones have entered our lives in a way only the most visionary minds could have imagined, making themselves indispensable for our daily lives. The number of smartphone users in the world today is 3.5 Billion, which translates to 44.69% of the world’s population. There are more mobile phones and wireless subscriptions than people in the world. In fact, there will be 6.83 billion smartphone subscriptions by 2022. The mobile industry will contribute $4.8 Trillion to the world’s GDP.

The need for high computational power and growing usage of connected devices has stimulated the convergence of mobile and cloud technology…


Becoming Successful in Business — A Strong Technology Strategy

Technology has become integrated in every industry in almost every possible, which leads to almost nothing that can be classified as low-tech. In fact, technological forces are re-defining the way a business functions in many different aspects. Management teams are accelerating the speed of innovation in new products and processes are translated into profitable commercial ventures.

It is necessary to plan, take time, and design a strong business technology strategy. Not all businesses get it right immediately, but a right strategy presents clear direction and makes it easy to achieve goals. …


Disruption in Software: Top Dozen Trends for 2020

As the software industry is booming and contributing billions to the economy, software engineers play the pivotal role of delivering quality software. There will be an estimated 27.7 million software developers worldwide in 2023, with the USA leading with 4.2 million. As software engineering is becoming the most desired skill, here are some statistics that will blow your mind.

The world is relying on the prowess of software engineers for innovation. Here are the most exciting 12 software development trends of 2020.

1 Trend 1 — Cloud & Cloudification will Boom

The global Cloud Market size will be $488.5 billion


Top 7 COOLEST Technology Innovations Inspired by Nature

Whenever we hear the words ‘’innovation’’ or ‘’creativity’’, we tend to typically think of technology, R&D labs, cutting-edge corporations, and prestigious academic institutions. Despite the ingenuity and engineering ability humans have demonstrated over the past millennia, time and again, we fall short of ‘’creativity’’ when compared to mother nature.

The examples of how insights from nature can improve, inspire and innovate technology are endless. One of the ambitious project Artificial Photosynthesis happened in 2016, when an artificial leaf split water into hydrogen and oxygen, combined with a modified bacteria, converted hydrogen into liquid fuel ten times as efficiently as plants.


The Unsung Hero for Mental Health — Technology

In any given year, 1 in 5 employed US adults experience a mental health issue like depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

COVID19 has pushed the world into an uncharted territory as it has proved to be a perfect storm of stressors — Right from job loss, economic instability, home schooling, food & health insecurity to the uncertainty of when (or even if) life will return to normal. A simple example — 33 million jobs lost as of May 7, 2020 – huge financial stress, lock down multiplied domestic violence etc. …


COVID19 Diaries: Cloud & Cloudification Everywhere

Cloud Computing has certainly been the buzzword of the 21st century, and nearly 90% of enterprises were already on the way to adopting the cloud. But no one saw the pandemic coming or a huge surge in cloudification becoming the most important aspect of life.

The onset of Covid19 has sent billions of people worldwide to be on the Shelter at Home mode, which has helped cloud adoption surge more than 200%. Grounded by an extended lock down, people are seeking newer solutions to routine life and existence tasks. …

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