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Defensive Driving

27 Aug 2016 by Kavitha Srinivasa

Don't honk unnecessarily, as cars don't own the streets. Accidents don't happen accidentally (usually). Such statements brought an approving nod on people's faces. The reactions were spontaneous, though admittedly many of us love to horn sporadically either due to traffic snarls or to draw attention (Eh?). Well, all this and much more came up for discussion at the Buses, Depots & Station Transformation Summit (BDSTS-2016) held in Bangalore. The power packed agenda took the audience through various upcoming amenities, accentuated towards passenger comfort, apart from ensuring smart mobility. But this journey has steep turns that need to be overcome, beginning with appalling vehicular statistics.

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Electronic connections

Big Blue no longer knows best

26 Aug 2016 by Chris Edwards

In ye olden days, no-one told IBM what to put in its mainframe computers. Even the terminology used to describe how they worked was manipulated to suit Big Blue's view of a world it owned. Software didn't grab data from a disk on a bus, it initiated commands on the I/O channel to the direct access storage device (DASD). As the company gears up to launch the Power 9, IBM's approach shows how much things have changed.

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View from Washington

Will Rio success warm the public to technology in sport?

22 Aug 2016 by Paul Dempsey

Following Team GB's tremendous success at the Rio Olympics, the results have largely - and, after the Brexit vote, perhaps inevitably - been read politically. But what about the technology?

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View from Brussels

Losers or winners from EU membership?

22 Aug 2016 by Pelle Neroth

This is a bit politically incorrect. But, in these post mortem times, I think one of the reasons for British weariness of the EU was due to a relative political disempowerment compared to the new EU entrants from Eastern Europe.

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After All

In Defence of "Driver-ful" Taxis

19 Aug 2016 by Vitali Vitaliev

I've just heard that some Uber users in the States will be able to hail self-driving cabs before month's end

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Jack's Blog: August

12 Aug 2016 by Jack Devine

"Did you know," said Dad, "you can get a tick off a dog's coat by using the little key you get with an iPhone - the one that gets the SIM card out? It's much more useful for parasites than for iPhones; you can just use a paper clip to get an iPhone open. Whereas with a paper clip you risk leaving the tick's head in the dog."

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Editor's letter

The Brexit Fallout

14 Jul 2016 by Dickon Ross

Industry is still reeling from the UK's referendum vote to leave the European Union, now known worldwide as the Brexit. It's hard to recall a more eventful few weeks in British or European politics and the financial markets have been all over the place, but the most important legacy will be what long-term effects it has on the economy and business in the UK and beyond.

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26 Aug 2016

Friday 26 August 2016  Dominic Lenton, managing editor Facial recognition tech to combat terrorism in Germany Instagram users analysed by algorithm for signs of depression Some of E&T’s social media followers were uncompromising in their reaction to the news that Germany is even considering using facial-recognition technology to try and prevent terrorist attacks at airports […]

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