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Germany to introduce driverless trains by 2023

Germany to introduce driverless trains by 2023

Germany is set to begin introducing driverless trains within the next 5 years. The Chairman of Deutsche Bahn, Rudiger Grube, reportedly told German newspapers that by 2021, 2022 or 2023 the company would be equipped with infrastructure that would facilitate autonomous trains. The first pilot project for the self-driving trains has already begun in a test field built in the ... Read More »

Iran develops app that predicts damage to trees

Using the Leafsnap UK app to identify a tree from its leaf

Derakhtban’ (‘Tree Protector’) can predict the time of uprooting and damage to trees TEHRAN (Iran) — Iran has developed a special mobile phone application that can determine if a tree is in danger of falling because of certain damages caused by severe climate or diseases. The app called ‘Derakhtban’(Tree Protector) can predict the time of uprooting and damage to trees as well ... Read More »

Rise of the Robots: 60,000 Chinese workers replaced by robots

Rise of the Robots: 60,000 Chinese workers replaced by robots

Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn has replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots. Foxconn Technology Group confirmed that it was automating “many of the manufacturing tasks associated with our operations” but denied that it meant long-term job losses. Foxconn is headquartered in Taiwan, but has 12 factories in China, where it produces popular devices like the iPhone and iPad, along with a ... Read More »

Fitbit tops Wearables Market, Xiaomi passes Apple for second spot

Fitbit tops Wearables Market, Xiaomi passes Apple for second spot

Fitbit tops global wearables market, while Chinese group Xiaomi raced past Apple to second place Fitbit fitness tracker maker is world’s leading wearable device vendor, while Chinese group Xiaomi raced past Apple to second place, a recent survey showed. Fitbit, Xiaomi, Apple, Garmin and Samsung make up the top five companies, according to the latest figures from research firm IDC. Global ... Read More »

Noria redefines Air Conditioners as we know it

Noria smart AC will fit any window

The new, ultra-efficient, portable air-conditioner is easy to install and can be controlled from your mobile too Air conditioners are a necessity in sweltering summers, however, the bulky size of AC and complex installation can be a real pain. But with the Noria, those painful are over now. Noria claims to be the “first window air conditioner designed entirely with you in mind.” ... Read More »

Google and FAO ushering into new era of environmental literacy

Google and FAO ushering into new era of environmental literacy

Geospatial forestry information is a first step in almost real-time natural resources management revolution ROME (Italy) — FAO and Google are working together to make high-resolution satellite data an everyday tool in managing the world’s natural resources in a joint effort that is changing the way the world goes about pursuing sustainable development. Director-General José Graziano da Silva and Rebecca Moore, Engineering Manager ... Read More »

Amsterdam named 2016 European capital of innovation

Amsterdam named 2016 European capital of innovation

Amsterdam was recognized for its good start-up climate and its sharing economy, as well as the way city officials approach innovation issues. Amsterdam has been chosen as European capital of innovation in the annual iCapital competition organised by the European Commission. Dutch News reported on Friday that the city won the E.C.’s annual iCapital competition, whose prize is €950,000 ($1.082 ... Read More »

PTA launches Mobile App Awards Pakistan 2016

Mobile Awards

Pakistan’s 2016 Mobile App Awards focus on to harness the power of technology to promote inclusion and accessibility as well as equal participation of persons with disabilities in the society ISLAMABAD – The 2016 edition of the Pakistan Mobile App Awards has been launched with the focus on mobile phone accessibility for persons with disabilities. The theme for this year’s awards ... Read More »

Top 10 Travel Apps for 2016

Travel Apps

Whether you’re travelling abroad or just visiting new towns in your country, there are a lot of free apps to help you get the most from your next trip. Check out this list of amazing travel app By Salma Khalid Khan Traveling to new places can be both fun and exciting but it can also be frustrating at times. But ... Read More »

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